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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
Fishing onsite / 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 – ideal for fishing
  • Visit Houghton Hall, Pensthorpe Natural Park or RSPB Titchwell
  • Close to the popular market towns of Fakenham, Holt and Burnham Market
  • This is a lovely base for exploring the Norfolk countryside
  • Within easy driving distance of Norfolk's beautiful beaches
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 8 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Claire 25th May 2019

A lovely quirky cottage in a quiet location, only 20 mins from the coast. We felt comfortable straight away and it had everything we could possibly need, the welcome tea, coffee & biscuits were really appreciated. The garden was great, loved by the dog and our 10 year old son who couldnt stay away from the swing we would definitely go back but a liRead morettle tlc would turn this lovely cottage into a really great place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 9th April 2019

The cottage was amazing, spacious, comfortable and so well equipped - you wanted for nothing. We loved the quirkiness and felt at home the moment we arrived. The garden was beautiful, we loved relaxing outside and having the river at the bottom of the garden was a bonus. Perfect location to relax and unwind!

Reviewed by Janet 30th March 2019

This is a charming old cottage set at end of small terrace of six and has a large wild garden and access to the river. It is extremely well equipped and close to pub, butcher, church and post office/ store. Handy location for many beaches and country estates.

Reviewed by Bill 22nd July 2018

Had everything you needed in a lovely environment

Reviewed by Mr Adams 7th April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at River Cottage and the service provided by Kett.

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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?

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