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Lakeside lodge with private hot tub
Relax in the tub
The private and enclosed decking with hot tub
Lakeside views
Evening image
Open plan living
The light and airy reception area and kitchen
Enjoying a bite to eat
The view to the front is over a one acre lake
The contemporoary kitchen is well equipped
Handy breakfast bar with stool seating
The lounge area opens up onto the private decking
Sink into the comfortable sofa seating
Stylishing furnishing throughout
Hang your hat for a week, whatever time of year
The main bedroom with comfy double bed
A splended dual aspect view to wake up to
No shortage of bird life locally
The second bedroom with twin beds
which on request can be joined into a double bed
Refesh in the contemporary shower room
Great attention to detail to make any stay memorable
The private and enclosed decking with hot tub
The lake in Summer
The thatched gazebo overlooking the river
The river Thet runs through the estate
1 / 32  Lakeside lodge with private hot tub
2 / 32  Relax in the tub
3 / 32  The private and enclosed decking with hot tub
4 / 32  Lakeside views
5 / 32  Evening image
6 / 32  Open plan living
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8 / 32  The light and airy reception area and kitchen
9 / 32  Enjoying a bite to eat
10 / 32  The view to the front is over a one acre lake
11 / 32  The contemporoary kitchen is well equipped
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13 / 32  Handy breakfast bar with stool seating
14 / 32  The lounge area opens up onto the private decking
15 / 32  Sink into the comfortable sofa seating
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17 / 32  Stylishing furnishing throughout
18 / 32  Hang your hat for a week, whatever time of year
19 / 32  The main bedroom with comfy double bed
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21 / 32  A splended dual aspect view to wake up to
22 / 32  No shortage of bird life locally
23 / 32  The second bedroom with twin beds
24 / 32  which on request can be joined into a double bed
25 / 32  Refesh in the contemporary shower room
26 / 32  Great attention to detail to make any stay memorable
27 / 32  The private and enclosed decking with hot tub
28 / 32  The lake in Summer
29 / 32  The thatched gazebo overlooking the river
30 / 32  The river Thet runs through the estate
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Willows Retreat

Thetford (8mls E), Norfolk
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Relax in your own private hot tub while gazing up at the night sky in this splendid purpose-built holiday cabin on the bank of a one-acre lake
  • Nearby Thetford Forest offers a range of active pursuits and ideal for walking and cycling
  • Close to the Norfolk / Suffolk border ensuring both counties can be visited and enjoy the local attractions and coastlines with lovely beaches 
Property code: 73624

While staying at the cabin guests can enjoy a range of relaxing activities such as walking the footpaths or indulging in the hot tub, venturing slightly further afield, a range of attractions to suit all ages and tastes can be found. Sports fans will enjoy trips to both Thetford forest with high wire experiences and stunning cycling tracks, while Snetterton Race Circuit is just a short drive away and has a year-round calendar of events. Day trips to the coastline will find charming Norfolk and Suffolk towns and villages such as Southwold, Sheringham and Cromer while inland attractions include National Trust and English Heritage properties with Banham Zoo close by and a sure favourite for younger ones.

Walking up the pathway to the cabin guests will initially enter the lodge into an open-plan lounge/kitchen which with duel aspect over the lake to the front and woodland to the rear creates a bright and airy space in which to relax and enjoy time together. Space for coats and shoes can be found at the entrance and moving through to the lounge area, guests can catch up on any must see programmes or box sets on the TV/DVD from the comfort of the large sofa. Opening the double doors to the rear decking area creates a larger entertaining space while the breakfast bar in the kitchen area allows guests to enjoy any prepared meals. The contemporary kitchen area is well-equipped with everything required for holiday dining including an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. Moving through to the first of two bedrooms the king-size bedroom affords fantastic views over the lake with full height floor to ceiling windows on two sides. The comfortable bed offers a good night’s rest while the calming neutral décor is mirrored throughout the cabin. The second bedroom has the flexibility of a zip and link bed which is two single beds which can be made into a king size on request (must be stated at the time of the booking)  Completing the interior is a shower room with shower and WC.

With such an idyllic setting, guests are likely to spend much of the time outside, especially when the rear garden features a raised decking on which guests can relax on the garden furniture or soak in their own private hot tub, the ultimate in relaxation. Dine alfresco or enjoy a drink on the front veranda enjoying views over the lake and watching the sun set. The lake itself has been stocked with a variety of coarse fish including roach, tench,  and carp up to 30lbs should guests wish to spend some time angling. There is no closed fishing season however, the owner has the right to close when carp is spawning and there is no charge for fishing, a short walk away takes guests to the banks of the River Thet where a thatched gazebo has been located to provide a romantic spot to watch ducks glide by and kingfishers to zip past. Please note the farm offers Boarding kennels on site and dogs must be kept on a lead when walking the estate.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin zip and link (which can be made into a king size on request, must be stated at the time of booking)
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Decking area enclosed, surroundings gardens are not
  • Private hot tub
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Fishing on one-acre lake - Fishing on site, no closed fishing season however, the owner has the right to close when carp is spawning. no charge for fishing
  • Please note the farm offers boarding kennels on site and dogs must be kept on a lead when walking the estate
  • Snetterton Race track is located close to the property and there maybe some noise disturbance at certain times throughout the year.
  • Complex of 4 properties which share the fishing lake on site.
     

  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Lawrence Kenny

This property is personally managed by Lawrence.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emmy 12th May 2024

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Absolutely loved our stay here. The lodge itself is exactly what we were hoping for, quiet, clean and perfect for our first holiday with our dog. Its just down the road to 2 local pubs which offer a good range of drinks and delicious food, and are dog friendly. I would note that if you are bringing a dog they are not allowed on any furniture or in Read morethe bedrooms. Just something to keep in mind, as it can be a little difficult if they are used to that at home. Great stay however, we will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Angela 15th April 2024

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The cabin is lovely in a lovely location with fishing just outside your door. The beds are super comfy. Good communication from the owner before our stay around our arrival time. Cabin is advertised as pet friendly, dogs may be allowed but its definitely not pet friendly. It was quite stressful to keep our dog off the sofa and out bedrooms when he Read moreis used to be being with us. Appreciate it's a rural location but it wasn't inherently clear before booking that there is no Wi-Fi. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 29th March 2024

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We had a lovely few days in Norfolk. Nice location, but the place needs a bit of a spruce up to warrant the price. Bed was super comfortable though.

Reviewed by Summer 8th March 2024

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Really lovely property, our dog enjoyed it very much ! There was a lovely woods just a 5 minute drive away called Breckland woods which was amazing !

Reviewed by Crina 1st March 2024

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Reviewed by Tom 23rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Steven 26th January 2024

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Perfect stay and amazing location, highly recommend

Reviewed by Julie 18th January 2024

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This is our 2nd visit to willows retreat, and we will be back again. It is in a beautiful peaceful location with stunning views across the lake. We had everything we needed, cosy and comfortable. 5/10 min walk to the village where there is a fish n chip shop, Chinese and 2 pubs., along with a co- op. We ate in the nags head and the food was lovely.Read more There is lots of places to visit within easy reach or is great to just stay in and enjoy the hot tub which we made good use of. see you next year! Hide

Reviewed by Billy 12th January 2024

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Stayed here with my partner and we loved it Very clean lodge The jacuzzi was a nice bonus

Reviewed by Michelle 30th December 2023

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Reviewed by Harley 17th November 2023

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We stayed at willows retreat and loved every minute of it, the walks surrounding the cabin were safe and great for our dog and us! Definitely coming back next year and cannot recommend enough!

Reviewed by Crina 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Neil 29th September 2023

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A gate to the fence at the rear to access the picnic area, would be great when walking the dog or visiting the river. WIFI would have been nice.

Reviewed by T 18th August 2023

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A lovely area, lodge in a lovely position. Very relaxing . Were made aware of the kennels and not a problem to where we were situated. Lovely walks , plus great to walk into the village where everything there for general use, supermarket, butcher, baker, takeaway, pubs .

Reviewed by Edward 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 10th July 2023

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Lovely modern interior with fully functional kitchen, comfortable beds, peaceful location for either fishing or just exploring the local area, the hot tub adds a bit of luxury. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay along with our Labrador. Many thanks Rich, Vanessa & Brutus

Reviewed by Mihail 7th July 2023

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Good location and friendly!

Reviewed by Sarah 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Adam 2nd June 2023

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Lovely peaceful location. We are not into fishing so did not make use of the lake, but it is stunning to look at. Hot tub was great and easy to operate. Short walk to the pubs (we used the Nags Head which is open all week) and serves great food also Kowloon Chinese takeaway is very good. Lovely walks from the lodge and our dog had a great time.

Reviewed by Marcus 21st April 2023

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As mentioned above, Some items should be replaced and the shower, although it worked ok, was broken.

Reviewed by Carole 14th April 2023

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Lovely place to stay- we enjoyed the fishing. Lovely village with lots of amenities.

Reviewed by Glen 24th March 2023

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A beautiful well equipped lodge in the most amazing and peaceful surroundings. Highly recommended and will definitely book to go back again.

Reviewed by Kirstie 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Frankie 20th February 2023

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Reviewed by Rebecca 17th February 2023

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Lovely peaceful location for a relaxing break, lovely walks, recommend The Nags Head for a meal and definitely the Sunday roast, The English Whiskey Distillery for a tour Willows was just perfect for us and the hot tub was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Julie 20th January 2023

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This was a beautiful location and cottage was just perfect for us. Myself,daughter, sis-in-law and her mum had a fab 2 night stay. Hot tub was such an added bonus and well used by us. The cottage is clean and well equipped with everything we needed. There is local pubs and a fish and chip shop 5/10 mins walk away if needed. We cooked and enjoyed thRead moree beautiful surroundings. This was a gem of a find and we will be returning for sure. A massive thumbs up from us. Julie, Ellie,Caz and Peg Hide

Reviewed by Tommy 7th December 2022

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Great lodge very cosy and comfy. Quiet area and out of the way from the main road. Highly recommend for a nice quiet weekend away

Reviewed by Fred 2nd October 2022

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Well equiped chalet,very clean and well presented. Contributed in a massive way to a very happy break.

Reviewed by Paul 16th September 2022

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The property was nice and clean, in a quiet location only 10 minutes walk from the village centre with pubs and supermarket.

Reviewed by TINA 29th July 2022

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Had a lovely week staying in Willows retreat. The lodge is situated in a lovely area which makes it easy to stay and relax or visit the surrounding areas such as the Norfolk Broads. The lodge itself is beautiful on the outside and inside. It has everything you need for a relaxing and very comfortable stay with the added bonus of a private hot tub. Read moreI mustnt forget plethora of wildlife - we missed the kingfishers but were lucky to catch a glimpse of the deer. Would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Cara 28th June 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 17th June 2022

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We had a great week in Willows Retreat a real gem and the hot tub was a lifesaver for us as we had a great week of sunshine.

Reviewed by Raymond 20th May 2022

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The settees were ridiculously low so anyone whos older,like us,will find it difficult to get up.Outside chairs ,no cushions so sitting outside a no go too. This lodge needs a complete overall.Not worth the money!

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Lakeside lodge with private hot tub
Relax in the tub
The private and enclosed decking with hot tub
Lakeside views
Evening image
Open plan living
The light and airy reception area and kitchen
Enjoying a bite to eat
The view to the front is over a one acre lake
The contemporoary kitchen is well equipped
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