Cosy lounge
Kitchen area
Original WW2 mural on the wall
Spacious hallway
Fascintaing history behind this property
Stunning antique french bed
Bedroom detail
Bedroom detail
En-suite shower room
Single bedroom
Single bedroom detail
Twin bedroom
Shower room
View towards the property
Enjoy the evening sun
Supper time
Ideal for the whole family to come together
Sit and enjoy the peace and quiet
Views over open fields
Such alovely place to relax
Flowers in bloom
Outside space and surrounding countryside
A stunning sunset
1 / 24  Cosy lounge
2 / 24  Kitchen area
3 / 24  Original WW2 mural on the wall
4 / 24  Spacious hallway
5 / 24  Fascintaing history behind this property
6 / 24  Stunning antique french bed
7 / 24  Bedroom detail
8 / 24  Bedroom detail
9 / 24  En-suite shower room
10 / 24  Single bedroom
11 / 24  Single bedroom detail
12 / 24  Bathroom
13 / 24  Twin bedroom
14 / 24  Shower room
15 / 24  View towards the property
16 / 24  Enjoy the evening sun
17 / 24  Supper time
18 / 24  Ideal for the whole family to come together
19 / 24  Sit and enjoy the peace and quiet
20 / 24  Views over open fields
21 / 24  Such alovely place to relax
22 / 24  Flowers in bloom
23 / 24  Outside space and surrounding countryside
24 / 24  A stunning sunset

Eight Ball House

Dereham (5mls S), Norfolk
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Unique location and history as the cottage is located on a former USA Air force combat wing
  • Part of a complex of three other properties in the owners countryside grounds
  • Nestled in Norfolk country but with easy access to the coast
  • Miles of footpaths to explore right from the doorstep
  • A great family property with four bedrooms and enclosed garden
  • The character is emphasised with beautiful furniture featured throughout
Property code: 51308

One of four properties, it offers four bedrooms and is generously decorated with beautiful furniture which provides a unique retreat with fascinating history dating back to World War II.

Set on a former US Air Force base, this cottage is one of a complex of four lovely holiday cottages with a fascinating history set in a unique location. Tucked away just outside of Cranworth, the buildings were used as officers’ quarters during World War II. Generously decorated with antique furniture, the property offers a cosy and welcoming lounge, four comfy bedrooms, a bathroom, shower room, an en-suite shower room and a stylish and spacious kitchen/diner with original World War II wall art showing the flying eight ball emblem. Outside there is an enclosed patio with garden furniture and BBQ which overlooks the surrounding countryside.

The cottage is set in the owner’s grounds, in a secluded position in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, with footpaths and quiet lanes to explore from the doorstep. There’s a pub and shop within 3 miles, and the popular village of Dereham is about 5 miles away.

Thetford Forest is 25 miles away or you could head to the stunning northern coast of Norfolk, with the popular seaside town of Cromer 38 miles away. The historic city of Norwich is just 20 miles away and the beautiful Norfolk Broads are 30 miles away.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single with additional single pull-out
  • 1 Bathroom and 1 Shower room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wine cooler
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop 3 miles
  • Complex of properties
  • Bike storage
  • TV
  • Sleeps 7+1
  • Beauty treatments are available on site by prior arrangement  with  the owner (10% discount for guests staying on the complex )
  • This property can be booked with Wingate, Leon and Lemon Drop cottage to sleep a maximum of 17 people.

This property is personally managed by Liz.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 23rd April 2019

Our family traveled from the USA to attend a family reunion in a nearby village. These accommodations were perfect for us. The home is clean, modern, spacious, well equipped, and centrally located in East Anglia for an easy drive to the Seaside or to London. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Amazing WWII USAAF history. Perfect.

Cosy lounge
Kitchen area
Original WW2 mural on the wall
Spacious hallway
Fascintaing history behind this property
Stunning antique french bed
Bedroom detail
Bedroom detail
En-suite shower room
Single bedroom
Single bedroom detail
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The most northerly county in the East of England, Norfolk is a land of beautiful contrasts. From the swooning reed beds and endless maze of waterways in the Norfolk Broads; the unspoilt stretches of fens and shingle spits where bird and wildlife thrive; a famous royal palace and the historic cathedral city of Norwich, this enticing area of England is just waiting to be discovered. Visit Sandringham Palace and see where the Queen lives or find out where lavender grows; you could journey to one of the largest seal haul outs in Europe at Blakeney Point or have a traditional day at the seaside at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The cathedral gilded city of Norwich is a wonderful place to lose yourself either walking the ramparts of Norwich Castle or the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The city has an exceptional array of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Well connected to the national rail and road network, Norfolk is easily accessible from London, the M25 and from major city terminals.

Norfolk is characterised by its horizons and big skies, straight highways and rural trappings. Also, when it comes to attractions, visitors to the county will be spoilt for choice. If you love animals and birds, head to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, or the Cley-Next-The-Sea. With such a long coastline Norfolk boasts some magnificent stretches of beach – favourites include Cromer, Old Hunstanton, Wells-Next-The Sea, the dunes of Winterton-on-Sea, and Brancaster (a favourite for dog owners).

There are so many places to visit and activities to get involved in on a Norfolk holiday. We have some lovely properties including country cottages, farm conversions, large family houses, apartments and surburban home from homes in our collection. Why not find your perfect holiday home today?

3 more properties at this location

Wingate Cottage

Wingate Cottage

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 3

£456 - £1069

Leon Cottage

Leon Cottage

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£338 - £714

Lemon Drop Cottage

Lemon Drop Cottage

Sleeps: 3 | Bedrooms: 2

£349 - £821

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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