Holiday home Pear Tree Cottage is a lovely, detached cottage set down a quiet lane in Caste Acre near Swaffham. The cottage offers a double room and a twin room, and a family bathroom. There is a kitchen with a dining area in an adjoining sun room, with patio doors leading outside, and a sitting room with a multi-fuel stove. Outside, there is a lawned garden with a patio and furniture, and roadside parking. Pear Tree Cottage is a wonderful base for friends and families exploring Norfolk, all year round.
Area A large west Norfolk conservation village with pretty red brick and flint faced cottages, Castle Acre is set within rural landscape and boasts an historical past. The village retains the ruins of a Norman castle with earthworks, the beautiful church of St James and the ruins of a Cluniac Priory. The main entrance into this attractive village is through Bailey Gate, a 13th Century flint gateway, under which pilgrims have passed for hundreds of years on their way to the shrine at Little Walsingham, a pilgrimage which still takes place today. There is a large village green surrounded by lime trees, cottages, traditional tea rooms, two public houses serving meals and further along the road, a village store. A wonderful base for exploring Norfolk.
Region Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways - East Anglia is a dream holiday destination. Norfolk offers beaches, saltmarshes and quaint villages whilst equally as charming are the coast and countryside of Suffolk.
Amenities Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Two well-behaved pets welcome.Sorry, no smoking. Roadside parking. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: Steep cottage stairs, may not be suitable for less mobile.
Peartree cottage is a really cosy, comfortable cottage, set in the beautiful village of Castle Acre.. We were lucky in so much that the weather was perfect whilst we were there and we enjoyed a lot of meals outside in the pretty garden and made the most of the numerous walks in the area. The Ostrich, which is the local pub is a really friendly establishment, the beer is good as is the food, well worth a visit. Very dog friendly. Overall a great holiday.
Great location! Easy to get to places and a beautiful village which was quiet, friendly and had great anenities. The castle and priory were a real bonus for morning dog walks.
Cottage was lovely, plenty of room for the two of us and our dog and it had everything we needed for a base to explore Norfolk.
Quiet and relaxing cottage in a very historic and beautiful village.. Really good for dog owners with scenic dog friendly walks on the doorstep.It is also a very good central location for trips further afield.
Cosy comfortable cottage in a brilliant quiet location within the village and well placed for exploring Norfolk..
Lovely cosy cottage in very quiet narrow lane in centre of village
Fantastic shop in village
It was the tranquil haven I needed for a few days of rest away from it all.. I stayed at the cottage a few years ago and it is just perfect for me and my dogs loved it - particularly the castle and the priory walls we went on.
a lovely last minute break. The cottage has recently had a new bathroom and heating system. This is my second stay, great welcome pack too!!
Housekeeping terrible.. The owner forgot to tell her to clean the cottage. The toilet hadn’t been cleaned for weeks if not longer. Needed a good clean and bleach. Fridge grubby, kettle needed descaling as heavy in scale. The oven was dirty with a dirty pan left inside. Bed not changed but luckily we brought our own duvet, cover and sheets, pillows. Also our own towels and tea towels. The cottage needed a good hoover and dust.
This was not what we expected at all. We did ring the housekeeper but she said she didn’t work for the owner anymore.
We let the owner know and he apologised for his error in not telling her to clean the cottage. He thanked us for a tip top clean (his words).what was unexpected the owner left a welcome pack which we thanked him for. Kind gesture shame about the rest.had it been cleaned we would have enjoyed it more. Norfolk great. To publish not sure that would do you any favours.
Lovely little cottage in a beautiful location.. Lots of things to do round and about and very homely and comfortable. Highly recommended.
Absolutely loved the cottage, the garden, the village, the location! Cosy and comfortable and had just about everything for a perfect get away with the dogs. Very secure garden which is always a bonus and lovely walks by the river. Castle, Priory and good shop within walking distance and friendly locals - what’s not to like! Stairs are very steep and narrow and one or two things needed a bit of attention but whose home is perfect? Just go and enjoy the peace. Lots to see and do in the area from coast to country. We don’t usually return to a cottage as lots of other places to explore but would definitely like to go back to this one. Sad to leave!
Pear Tree Cottage is a very comfortable, welcoming cottage.. a great place to stay to enjoy Norfolk.
Lovely cottage and well-equipped (though a potato peeler would be a good addition).. Arriving in the dark we were unable to locate the key safe initially as instructions said it was through the garden gate which was locked. Searching with torch we did find it next to the garden gate. After that everything was fine. Cottage was toasty warm in very cold weather. Beds very comfy.
A lovely quaint cottage but with my husband being quite tall it made showering difficult as the shower is in the bath & the ceilings are low.. We arrived late on a cold evening to find the heating was not on & the cottage very cold.
Overall we had a lovely time & will book again, Thankyou.
Lovely cosy cottage, and really well equipped, however we have found that we have never before had to take our own hairdryer on holiday.. Similarly when the cottage was advertised as all linen supplied, we assumed this included tea towels. Consequently, we had to purchase both of these. Perhaps this could be mentioned in the description of what is included?
That said, Castle Acre is a lovely village, and the castle and priory are well worth a visit. Also good walks for the dog.
Wells next the Sea is fabulous and our Irish terrier Declan absolutely loved it! Miles and miles of beach, and a pine wood to explore. The Ostrich pub in Castle Acre is warm and welcoming with great food, but a touch on the expensive side. However, we found that everywhere we went we were treated in a very friendly way, and dogs are most welcome practically everywhere. We will go back ...
My boyfriend and I had a lovely weekend staying at this cottage! It was the perfect base from which to explore the local village and the nearby priory, and was surprisingly large for our needs.
The location is amazing - There was a cute cafe and a welcoming pub within walking distance, and it was fun to explore on foot. The village itself is charming and completely unspoiled, and the residents were very friendly and made us feel completely relaxed. It was a short walk from the village to the priory, and there were a number of countryside walks to choose from which we'd love to come back and explore more of in the future!
The cottage itself was very clean and well looked after, and we really appreciated the welcome basket which was a thoughtful touch and made us feel at home!
While we spent most of our time exploring the countryside, we loved the coziness of the front room which had a real log fire and comfy sofas. The rest of the cottage was also surprisingly large and spacious, especially the kitchen/dining area, and the twin bedroom upstairs. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and look forwards to coming back in the future!
Shirley & Ben
Lovely cottage in an ideal location.. The village was very attractive and there were many interesting places within easy reach. The parking arrangements are not ideal, but overall a great base for touring the area.
We booked to stay at Pear Tree Cottage as a last minute get away and we were extremely glad we did!
The cottage is in a wonderful peaceful, little village with plenty of countryside walks right on the doorstep. The village itself boasts not only a Castle but also an impressive Priory as well as welcoming pubs and a well-stocked shop - all within a short walk of the cottage!
The cottage itself was very clean and well-equipped; everything we needed was provided. There was even a dishwasher and washing machine. The guide put together by the owners was extremely helpful and even included tips on the places to eat nearby.
We were surprised that there was quite so much space upstairs in the cottage, as quite often with older buildings the roof is so low! However, the sensible layout meant we had plenty of space and were very comfortable.
The bed was honestly one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in, and the sheets were of an outstanding quality. It made such a noticeable difference.
The cottage was lovingly decorated and very homely. Perfect for night in by the fire with a movie and takeaway from the local chip shop.
The bathroom was clean and toilet paper was provided. The shower was decent and the water was a good temperature.
Even though the cottage looked quaint from the outside, the rooms were all a good size so we had plenty of space for both us and our dog. The garden space was lovely and well-established, with a secure fence so we knew the dog was safe.
For a great day out with the dog (s), we'd recommend heading to Wells-next-the-sea, there's a fantastic dog friendly cafe right next to a beach with plenty of space for your four legged friend to have a really good run. Norfolk is extremely doggy friendly!
We had a truly wonderful time staying at Pear Tree Cottage and would wholely recommend it.
Lazily decorated - awful bathroom - very small bath which would be fine if the shower was ok but it wasn't - rusty blinds and soap from the 1970's. Very uncomfortable beds. Damp smell masked by overpowering scent diffuser that was so strong we had to put it outside. Rotten skirting boards. No loo paper on arrival. Old fashioned welcome basket with condensed milk and other bits we would never use (would have preferred loo roll)
Good points - lovely location and comfy sofa.
A lovely relaxing country cottage in a lovely village. It was very cosy homely with very comfy beds. Loved the fact we could sit in the extended kitchen area watch the morning birds in the very cottagey
country garden. Loved every minute of it. We need 2 weeks next year, will definitely book!
A lovely cottage, which was very dog friendly and very well equipped. The cottage it self was very warm and cosy, with lots of lovely walks from the door step. The dish washer was a nice surprise and an added bonus. We would recommend Pear Tree Cottage to any one looking for a dog friendly holiday.
Really nice place for a holiday!
We loved our stay at Pear Tree cottage, the facilities were excellent especially for our two small dogs. We will definitely recommend the cottage to our many family and friends.
A beautiful cottage in an excellent village. The cottage is warm and very spacious, the welcome basket was a lovely touch. It is located in an ideal place for visiting everything Norfolk has too offer and Castle Acre has lots of lovely walks and a couple of good coffee shops. The castle and the priory are wonderful and we really enjoyed exploring round them with our daughter. We will definitely be booking this cottage again.
Rented this property through Sykes Cottages, chosen because of its location in Castle Acre (walking Peddars Way) and because of its broadband facility. However, the latter is extremely slow and just about adequate for email but not web browsing. The village of Castle Acre is regarded by estate agents as 'highly desirable' and one can see why with its church, priory and castle. However on day three of our week, the fighter jets started roaring overhead completely disturbing the tranquility of the place. I understand this is an issue for most of Norfolk!
Upon arrival we immediately filled the kettle but found the switch to be 'faulty'. Rang the owner's landline to find he was on holiday. There was no information pack with alternative contact information so rang Sykes after which the housekeeper who resides in the village called us and dealt with the issue plus other matters which I brought to her attention.
I am pleased to report the beds are comfortable, not something to be taken for granted on holiday rentals. There is plenty of hot water and please note there is also a dishwasher in the kitchen, but this is omitted from the property details. The lounge furniture is also very comfortable.
There is clearly a parking issue with this property. I drive a Ford S-Max. There is no way it would fit in the parking space next to the side door - small cars only and even then its a tight fit because of the narrow lane in which the house is located. I was asked on day one to move my car because a neighbour thought another neighbour would be offended as it was 'her' space so had to move it up the lane next to a building site for the weekend. Its now parked outside the front door with inches to spare, just as well I have front/rear reversing sensors!
Overall I would rate this property as 3 start- I am sure it could be made 4 star which a little more TLC.
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