View of cottage with extensive garden
A cosy lounge area
Comfortable sofas perfect for relaxing
Cosy by  the woodburiner for those chilly evenings
Country farmhouse style kitchen
Well equipped with everything you could need
Dining area
King size bedroom
Bright and airy bedroom
Lots of storage space
Single bedroom
Twin bedroom the kids will love this room
Comfortable beds
Sit and enjoy the view
An idyllic setting by the river
Family bathroom with free standing roll top bath
Family bathroom
and relax.........
Ideal for alfresco dining
View towards the property
1 / 23  View of cottage with extensive garden
2 / 23  A cosy lounge area
3 / 23  Comfortable sofas perfect for relaxing
4 / 23  Cosy by the woodburiner for those chilly evenings
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6 / 23  Country farmhouse style kitchen
7 / 23  Well equipped with everything you could need
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10 / 23  Dining area
11 / 23  King size bedroom
12 / 23  Bright and airy bedroom
13 / 23  Lots of storage space
14 / 23  Single bedroom
15 / 23  Twin bedroom the kids will love this room
16 / 23  Comfortable beds
17 / 23  Sit and enjoy the view
18 / 23  An idyllic setting by the river
19 / 23  Family bathroom with free standing roll top bath
20 / 23  Family bathroom
21 / 23  and relax.........
22 / 23  Ideal for alfresco dining
23 / 23  View towards the property

River Cottage - Norfolk

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A quaint rustic country cottage in secluded, picturesque surroundings, set within an extensive garden backing onto a river
  • A  perfect base for exploring the Norfolk countryside and Norfolk's beautiful sandy beaches
  • An ideal location for nature lovers and bird watchers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life
Property code: KT143

Set on the banks of the tranquil River Wensum, this delightful and peaceful country cottage nestles in the heart of the picturesque Norfolk countryside and is perfect for enjoying a fishing break.

This is a delightful, true ‘country cottage' on the banks of the river Wensum in the rural village of Great Ryburgh. The cottage has steep steps and is set in half an acre of enclosed garden which runs down to the river. Sit on the decking area and take in views across the fields and river. The cottage has been updated to provide stylish and comfortable living whilst retaining some original features.

The village has a pub, small shop and post office while the gorgeous Pensthorpe Natural Park is only 4 miles from the property. There is a raptor watch point on the edge of the village where you can regularly spot Buzzards, Hobbies and Sparrowhawks.

It's 5 miles into the market town of Fakenham where you can stock up on fresh produce and sweet pastries, 14 miles to Well-next-the-Sea on the coast for a beach day and 12 miles to Dereham. Investigate the intriguing village of Thursford (8 miles) or take a tour of the delightful Hindringham Hall and manicured gardens (9 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size bed, 1 single room with 4ft bed and a twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower room cubicle and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob with extractor, dishwasher, microwave and fridge
  • TV/DVD and inglenook fireplace with flame effect gas fire
  • Washing machine and freezer in the laundry room
  • Large enclosed garden which backs onto the river
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Gas central heating included
  • Please note the cottage has very steep cottage style stairs which may be unsuitable for the elderly and the very young
  • Please note there are some low ceilings
  • Fakenham 4.5 miles, Holt 14 miles, Burnham Market 14 miles

This property is personally managed by Liz.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 14th March 2020

Very peaceful location. Comfortable and warm cottage and beautiful gardens. Pub and chip shop nearby. Shower great, although the novelty of not being able to stand up straight in the bathroom due to the slope of the ceiling wore off after a while. This property does not have WiFi. We should have checked more carefully but its a utility these days dRead moreo we didnt. So dont expect to watch Netflix here or Skype or FaceTime family. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 24th December 2019

Wonderful. Well equiped. Fire fantastic. Yuo won't be let down. Love the kitchen too.

Reviewed by Candice 12th October 2019

A lovely cottage with a beautiful garden which the kids loved! A great location for exploring Norfolk and lovely local area.

Reviewed by Marion 7th September 2019

Lovely cottage and very comfortable, garden was lovely and cottage in a good location for exploring this area. Would definitely recommend a visit. Wifi would improve as telephone signals not very good.

Reviewed by Mike 31st August 2019

Well positioned in an attractive village with pub, fish and chip shop, village shop and about 4 miles from Fakenham the cottage is set off well by its marvellous garden, a most attractive feature for anyone with dogs. However, take towels if your mutts like water, the river being easily accessed. We enjoyed it.

Reviewed by Diane 13th July 2019

We booked this cottage because of the fishing but were very disappointed as there is not as much as a stickleback in the river. Cottage itself disappointing. Mill Farm fishery saved the day. Lovely area.

Reviewed by Robert 5th June 2019

Lovely garden but so overgrown not like the pictures on the site. The table and chairs by the river very rundown cant sit on them as garden overgrown. Inside very tired and a permanent musty smell. Stairs very steep.

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View of cottage with extensive garden
A cosy lounge area
Comfortable sofas perfect for relaxing
Cosy by  the woodburiner for those chilly evenings
Country farmhouse style kitchen
Well equipped with everything you could need
Dining area
King size bedroom
Show 11 moreBright and airy bedroom


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?

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