Self-Catering Norwich

The Dairy Norwich, Norfolk

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From: €531 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
The Dairy is a semi-detached cottage in the village of Saham Hills close to Watton and Swaffham in the Norfolk countryside. The cottage sleeps two people and has one double bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. Also in the cottage is a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and a woodburner. Outside is off road parking, shared use of a lawned garden and paddock with outdoor furniture, a private, enclosed patio with furniture and barbecue and shared use of a hot tub. Set in superb countryside. The Dairy is a lovely cottage, all year round.

Accomodation Details
One super king-size double bedroom with en-suite free-standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and flame effect log burner. Shared external utility.

Saham Hills is a small village near to Watton in Norfolk. Just eight miles away is Swaffham and Thetford Forest is nearby.

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.

Gas central heating with electric flame effect log burner. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher. Large screen Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private, enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ. Shared use of lawned garden and large paddock with fun dog agility tests. Shared use of hot tub (private use can be booked). Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: This cottage is attached to the owners' home at ground floor level. Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers for 7 night stays.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi

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Self-Catering Reviews

Sarah C
July 2021
Stayed at this property in May after a long wait due to coronavirus restrictions. Upon arrival the place is extremely tricky to find unless you know your way around. Rang the owners to be greeted with sarcasm and unfriendly tone - after an already stressful journey this was disheartening. Upon arrival the other owner showed us to the property. In the description the hot tub is described to believe to be your own however this was shared which we thought was absolutely preposterous seeing as we are in the middle of a global pandemic. You have to book a time slot to use it - yes we know hot tubs are self cleaning however this did not make us feel comfortable as you had to trust the previous user to wipe it down. Once inside the property itself it had all of the utensils you need for a self catering stay. Upon first look it looked clean. Areas of the property could do with decoration. However wherever we looked there was dust everywhere. Dust was found in the carpet, in the tiles, under the sofa, the sofas did not look clean enough to relax on - we used our own towels to cover them to sit on. Tables were marked by scratches left by I assume animals that had been in the property. The garden is not dog friendly especially for dogs that struggle to toilet on gravel and concrete - if you have a dog that struggles with this be prepared to have them on a lead and walk them to the paddock. Upstairs the bedroom looks impressive, again on first look. However, when looking and living in this there is more dust where it has not been cleaned thoroughly. The bathroom has no roof so be prepared to hear whoever you are staying with do their business with no privacy! No cleaning products were left in the bathroom to clean it which is just appalling. During the day owners would go out and leave their dogs for hours barking - not great in the first instance but especially not great as the property is attached to their house! Again, something that is not made clear in this description. Be prepared to drive everywhere because there is nothing to do around the area - you are literally in the middle of nowhere. The beaches are lovely and there is lots to do with your dogs if you are prepared to drive! As far as the facilities for pets goes it is very dog friendly. With the bath taps outside and cleaning products/anti-allergy sprays within reach, this was definitely something that was well thought-out. Also the paddock area to walk dogs was okay for a short evening stroll. As you can probably tell from the previous points mentioned we are highly disappointed with our stay but wanted to show a true reflection of how this property is wrongly presented. Didn't feel like we had a relaxing break at all.
Mrs Lenehan
August 2020
Gorgeous cottage, very homely in wonderful surroundings.. The owners Karen and Stuart make you feel very welcome.
Mrs Lenehan, August 2020
August 2020
Really and truly dog friendly.. We were lucky that there was only one other dog staying so we practically had the grounds to ourselves. The hot tub was a lovely addition and even with Covid we were able to explore and visit many lovely places. Would go again and would recommend.
Mrs Ferrie, August 2020
August 2020
We are just back from a wonderful and relaxing week in The Dairy, and it was exactly what we needed! Karen was so welcoming and hospitable, and the house was just perfect for the two of us. Even with the other two accommodations occupied adjacent, we barely noticed anyone else was around. The house was adorable, especially the upstairs suite, and was clean, and the owners fully mindful of the covid advice, which was great. And the garden, surrounding field, and the ducks we’re a total pleasure. So many lovely places to visit in the vicinity and beyond and super cycle routes. Thank you very much, it was truly peaceful and a perfect week’s staycation!
Mr Collinge, August 2020
July 2020
We had a wonderful stay at the Dairy.. The property is lovely and decorated to a high standard, making you feel very much at home. Karen is a friendly and welcoming host and ensured we settled in. The hot tub is a fab addition, also being under cover means it can be enjoyed in all weathers. The shared gardens are beautifully kept and there is so much room that privacy is never an issue. Couple of very minor points; we had a couple of issues with intermittent wifi and the kitchen could do with some additional cooking utensils; serving dishes etc. We found plenty to do in the area and short drives away. We are already planning a return visit and may look at coming with other family members if we can book more than one property at once.
Ms Lindon, July 2020
July 2020
We had a lovely week in the dairy .. .The cottage was lovely and clean and had everything you needed we took our push bikes and did the peddars way and was lovely to get back and enjoy the hot tub .it was a shared hot tub but it was nt a problem just need to put your name on the board and what time you wanted to go in . It's a really good dog friendly place loads of room for them to run around and even have a tub with taps and shower head to hose the dogs down .I would recommend this cottage to my friends and family and even go back myself sometime
Mrs Mcaloon, July 2020
February 2020
We stayed in the dairy.. .Bed could do with a deep clean as large amount of human and pet hair in the slats, bed and pillows too soft for me personally. There is lots of dust and cob webs, shower tray wasn't cleaned or bathroom floor needs good wash..however beautiful cottage, hot tub was great addition and the owner was very helpful and friendly! Enjoy our stay regualess, thank you!
Mrs Costello, February 2020
October 2019
Warm welcome from Karen.. Very comfy cottage in a lovely location. Heating system was excellent. The grounds were well maintained and the use of the paddock was great for our dogs. If you are looking for a totally dog friendly cottage then this is it. There is even a bath for the dogs with hot/cold water and towels provided. Would recommend this cottage .
August 2019
Had such a great time at the Dairy, we were concerned about location but it was perfect. So much to do in the very local area and not too far from our Favourite Beach Brancaster. The cottage was perfect felt at home straight away and our hosts were very friendly, helpful and able to offer good advice on place to go. Have recommended to all our friends and family, have been coming to Norfolk for a few years and this was the best yet. Very dog friendly and the hot tub is a must after a day walking the dogs.
Mrs Taylor
June 2019
This was a stunning little cottage.. Perfect for a break away and it was great to be able to bring our dogs. Karen was really lovely and welcoming. She could not do enough to help us and had some really good ideas of where to go. The grounds we beautiful and perfect to take the dogs for a short walk before getting in the car to explore Norfolk. We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was comfortable and homely and we felt really relaxed.
Miss Raybone
April 2019
We had a lovely weekend at the 'Dairy' cottage and will definitely be revisiting.. Dogs loved it and facilities great, especially the hot tub. Local pub was also really accomodating - highly recommend.
Mr Last
March 2019
We had a lovely relaxing holiday in this cottage.. It had more than enough utensils to use, plus there was even a bottle of milk in the fridge on arrival. Would highly recommend this to anyone.
Miss Burch
March 2019
Gorgeous cottage.. Lovely location. Friendly host. Hot tub spot on. Really enjoyed. Thank you.
Mr Farley
February 2019
Excellent clean warm cosy cottage with friendly helpful owner.. Hot tub excellent and would recommend.
Miss Porter
January 2019
Firstly the owners were lovely, Karen is an excellent host and both friendly and helpful.. The cottage is very dog friendly and our dog loved the enclosed paddock which was reassuring for us. The cottage itself was perfect for our needs, we spent 3 nights there and would definitely stay again. It was warm and cosy with a comfortable bed. We visited the local pub in Saham Toney one night, good pub grub and our dog Monty was made a great fuss of. We didn't make use of the hot tub due to time restrictions but it looked fantastic, maybe next time!
Mrs Lewington
September 2018
Loved the area as close to local pub for reasonable meals and Watton for supermarket.. Close to Swaffham which is a lovely market town with a wide choice of shops and cafes. Spent 2 days walking at the Forestry Commission site at Lynford Hall which was beautiful and a dogs paradise. Will definitely revisit this area and stay at this cottage.
Mrs Wardale
September 2018
Brilliant place for dogs - the field was wonderful for them to go off lead.. The cottage was very comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Everything you need in a kitchen was there. Karen who is the owner was lovely and very helpful and couldn’t do enough. Good pub 10 mins in the car which served an excellent carvery on a Sunday. Well recommended
Mr Reavley
August 2018
That all dogs were welcome to stay in property while we were out..
Mr Mason
July 2018
Wonderful place to stay, very peaceful, would go back again.. The owners are a lovely couple so welcoming, nothing was too much trouble
Mrs Nicholson
June 2018
Enjoyed our few days at the dairy the owners Karen and Stuart made us feel very welcome wil be going back at sometime and Radley our little dog loved it too ..
Mrs Simpson
May 2018
Everything about our holiday at The Dairy was brilliant, from the welcome to us and most importantly our dog, our hosts, the property, the gardens.. I cannot rate this high enough. We had a little "hiccup" with the electrics while we were there but this was dealt with in a very professional and timely manner. There is just nothing we could complain about and would most certainly stay there again.
Mrs Worrall
May 2018
We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay.. It was so comfortable and in a super location. The owners were most welcoming and ensured we had everything we wanted.
Mr Dickinson
April 2018
Lovely well appointed cottage, friendly, helpful owners on site, peaceful surroundings, great for my dogs.. Sykes booking procedure easy and simple. All together an enjoyable experience.
Mr Guy
September 2017
Lovely cottage.. Owner very helpful and knowledgeable. Very dog friendly would highly recommend this cottage
Mrs Miles
July 2017
The hosts were lovely and Accommodating
Jackie S
March 2017
Had a fantastic time at the dairy, rooms was lovely and clean, the hot tub was so relaxing, is dog friendly l have not got one but there was some there but did not hear them. Karen thanks again well be back again
December 2016
WOW what a gem! I have absolutely no problem recommending The Dairy. Our week here was perfect in every way possible. Karen made us feel at home from the moment we met her and a very big thank you Karen for making our break just perfect. The Dairy is so cosy and comfortable. The lovely log fire. The amazing bedroom. It's four piece bathroom suite. The photos do not do it justice. I hope you will allow us to share your beautiful home again in the near future. Very best wishes, Andrew, Paul and Jack. X
Mrs Heather
June 2016
The owner was a very welcoming host. The Dairy was a cosy comfy cottage with everything you could possibly need. The bedroom was very spacious and the bed and pillows were sooo comfortable. The garden and surroundings were delightful and the whole place was very relaxing. It was very pet friendly with a paddock to let your dogs off the lead.
Mr Coad
May 2016
This is a beautiful property in quiet location with added bonus of hot tub. It is reasonably accessible to most places of interest. A place to relax with a warm helpful host.
April 2016
We have had the most relaxing week ever. The cottage is so warm and welcoming in a way it was great that it was such a freak cold week. We explored the north Norfolk area which was new to us had pub lunches, returned mid afternoon and lit the log stove which was so cosy! The bed must be the most comfortable, large bed ever, I have never slept so well! Totally dog friendly, you can even leave them and go out. All in all do not want to leave, can't recommend highly enough.
Mrs Sanderson
January 2016
The Dairy has very accommodating owners who understand pet owners and made sure the dogs were considered. The property was lovely and the surrounding area had nearby attractions to suit.
Miss Groves
October 2015
Absolutely amazing place for a rest, fantastic helpful owners loved every minute of our stay.
Mrs Penistone
September 2015
Fantastic property, fab friendly owner and can't wait to return. Perfect for couples with or without dogs. Our two dogs didn't want to leave either. It was wonderful, what more can I add.
Mrs Holding
September 2015
An absolutely beautiful property, which was very tastefully furnished. It was very dog friendly but quality was maintained. Loved the paddock for dogs and the owners were very accommodating.
Mrs Sartori
July 2015
The Dairy cottage was great and comfortable. The owners made us feel very welcome and very relaxed.
Mr Clements
July 2015
Lovely cottage with very friendly, welcoming and helpful owners
Miss Cheesebrough
July 2015
Fantastic property, location and setting brilliant. Extremely dog friendly! We will return.
Ms Endacott
June 2015
Fabulous accommodation, more than I could of expected. The host was amazing, couldn't have been more helpful and, it was one of the best cottages we've stayed in. The hot tub was brilliant. Would definitely recommend.
Mrs Wakefield
May 2015
The hot tub was really a bonus. Had a really lovely break, we were made very welcome and everything was done to make our time at The Dairy relaxing and comfortable.
Mrs Morgan
April 2015
We loved all aspects of our week in The Dairy, the owner made us very welcome. It was very homely and the bed was to die for. We would recommend this holiday home to everyone. We loved it and would return, it is especially great for dog owners as they are made very welcome and there is a lovely paddock that is safe and secure for the dogs to be free, it's ideal.
Mrs Howard
December 2014
We felt so relaxed with our two dogs. We were made to feel very welcome and the hot tub was to die for. Even down to the plastic glasses and wine in the fridge and candles to light in the hot tub. We will be back.
Mr Hobson
November 2014
Quality of everything in the The Dairy was superb, as are the owners. A real book and come again experience.
Ms Riches
October 2014
I loved the cottage, it was beautiful. The grounds were lovely and it was so peaceful. The owner was one of the nicest people I have ever met, I didn't want to come home.
Mrs Lyden
October 2014
Our holiday in The Dairy was fantastic, a real home from home experience. The welcome was very warm and nothing was too much trouble. So very dog friendly, our two loved it. In a beautiful location, everyone was so friendly. We have already booked again, can't wait to return.
Mrs Smith
September 2014
The friendly welcome we received when we got there, all about were to go and good places to eat. Best dog friendly cottage we have ever stayed in.
Mrs White
July 2014
The friendliness of the owners and the outstanding quality of the furnishings and fittings made this home from home. We would recommend these cottages to all our friends and relatives and would return whenever we can. The area is beautiful and the settings of the cottages are great for dog owners who take their pets on holiday. We would commend the owners for their helpfulness and friendliness.
Mrs Knighton
June 2014
Interesting location, excellent for dog owners as there are two adjacent fields belonging to the property. Very comfortable and peaceful.
Mr Hegley
May 2014
The Dairy was a cottage on the outskirts of a small village so had a real country atmosphere about it. The couple running this cottage were extremely pleasant and very welcoming while the cottage itself was wanting for nothing in comforts or amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay and would definitely recommend The Dairy to others.
Mrs Scott
March 2014
We enjoyed everything, the owners were a super couple, the house was stunning and so relaxing.
March 2014
If you want a relaxing place that feels like home then the diary is the place for you. Gorgeous and spacious bedroom and bathroom, warm cosy sitting room, well equipped kitchen. We took our dogs, plenty of room for them to securely be left of the lead.
Mr Lyons
February 2014
The cottage was so comfortable, it quickly felt like home. The bed was so comfortable and everything was to a very high standard.
Mrs Stoffell
February 2014
The location was quiet and relaxing, ample grounds for the dog who was allowed to be free and enjoy it all too. The hot tub was one of the main reasons we booked this cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mrs Henderson
February 2014
The size of the gardens and the paddock is perfect to give your dogs a lovely walk - all fenced in so no escaping. Bedroom is stunning, so light and airy. A beautiful, peaceful, relaxing environment. The hosts were so accommodating, lovely bottle of wine and treats for the dogs left as a welcome gift.
Mr Parsons
January 2014
Lovely décor and beautiful rooms. Very friendly and helpful owner.
Mrs Third
December 2013
The overall quality of the property was brilliant! We really liked the cottage, and we felt right at home. A lovely stay!
September 2013
Fantastic property and setting, I would highly recommend and we would have no hesitation in re-booking again.
Miss White
September 2013
We really liked the cottage and its setting.
Mr Horton
September 2013
Peaceful, rural location, owner very friendly and helpful at all times without being intrusive. Dog made very welcome and lovely paddock to run in. Welcoming bottle of wine and a packet of dog treats were a really nice touch.
Mrs Maw
August 2013
Very relaxing.comfortable and the hot tub made it extra special. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We will certainly go back again.
Mr Birt
August 2013
We had a excellent break, and will certainly go back there again, and recommend The Dairy to our friends. The cottage was tastefully decorated to a very high standard.
Mr Batten
August 2013
The Dairy is everything one could want from a holiday. Outside the lounge is an enclosed patio which is an absolute sun trap, we ate all our meal here. The gardens and the paddock are super. There is a hot tub which although enclosed you are able to sit in, and watch the stars it is a great experience not to be missed. The owners are fantastic, and very caring about there guests.
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