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Keeper's Cottage

Hemblington - Norfolk Broads

A beautiful thatched cottage in a stunning location - watch the seasons as they change by the tranquil lake - this is a true get away from it all holiday
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£895 - £1650 per week *

Special Offers: 15% off all holidays on available dates until 1st February 2019


A picture perfect and newly restored thatched cottage overlooking a private lake and woodlands.  Formerly gamekeeper’s lodgings, the cottage has been beautifully renovated with a modern, contemporary edge and is equipped to a high standard.  There are views over the lake from the sitting room, dining room and two of the bedrooms, so you can laze in bed in the mornings and watch nature unfold in front of you.  The owners have also set aside some marked trails in the woods to explore and there is access to an indoor swimming pool too, making this a fabulous holiday retreat.  If you can bear to tear yourselves away, the cottage is close to The Broads network, the cultural city of Norwich and a short drive to the wide, open sandy beaches of the east coast. Shop: 1 mile Pub: 2 miles 

Ground Floor:
Entrance Hall with cloaks cupboard, wireless speaker
Sitting Room with comfortable seating and lake views, Smart TV, Blueray DVD player, DAB Radio, WiFi and woodburner.  Bi-fold doors to patio, garden and lake. Doorway through to 
Dining Room with wood burner, bi-fold doors to the garden and lake, dining table and chairs. Archway through to 
Kitchen with eye level built-in electric double oven, eye-level combination microwave oven, electric induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, walk-in larder cupboard, central island unit with barstools. Doorway through to 
Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer 
Walk-in Wet Room with shower with rainfall head and hand-held shower attachment, heated towel rail, washbasin and wc

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with a king-size bed, Smart TV and steps down to En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, heated towel rail, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 2 with a king-size bed and Smart TV
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Family Bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and wc

enclosed garden with lawned area leading down to the lake (not stocked for fishing) patio with table and chairs and gas barbeque. The garden area sits directly next to the lake and is unfenced.
Woodland: There is a working woodland next to the property, which guests are welcome to visit using the marked trails only. As the woods are a haven for wildlife, dogs must be kept on a lead in the woods at all times.  Wellingtons are advised for walking in the woods.  
Swimming Pool: Guests enjoy use of the owner's indoor heated pool, for a 6 hour slot each day between 10am and 4pm by mutual arrangement.  You are requested to bring your own swimming towels.  There is no lifeguard, so an adult must supervise children of any age at all times and nobody can use the pool area on their own. 
Parking: Designated parking for 3 medium cars. 
Heating: Underfloor heating via air source heat pump on the ground floor. Radiators on the first floor.  Woodburners with starter pack, further on-site supply available,payable locally.
Pets: Two small/medium dogs welcome, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also provided:  Towels. Books and games. Hairdryer. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.  Lockable bike storage. Welcome pack. 
Notes:  This is a non smoking property.  There is game shooting in the locality in season from October - February annually.  Children should be supervised near water at all times. Mobile reception – variable.  

The lush countryside in and around Hemblington is a joy to discover, with walks from the doorstep and in nearby Burlingham Woods. The area is also good cycling country and the RSPB nature reserve at Strumpshaw Fen is close at hand for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike.  The Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden Trust at South Walsham makes for a lovely day out and The Broads network is on the doorstep for river trips, canoeing, kayaking and nature trails. Whilst here jump on the Bure Valley railway for a steam train journey that will take you from Wroxham to the lovely Georgian market town of Aylsham.  On your way to discover the cultural delights of Norwich, just 8.5 miles away, why not drop in to sample some award winning wine at the Winbirri Vineyards at Surlingham.  Norwich itself is a great city to explore with a castle, two cathedrals, the Norfolk Regimental Museum, historic riverside pubs, great restaurants and café culture and a little retail therapy is always on the cards here too! The east coast beaches are within easy reach and Winterton-on-Sea allows dogs on the beach year round if you are holidaying with your four-legged friends.  There is plenty to do in the area and one visit will probably turn in to the first of many more. 



  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Enclosed garden
  • 5 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Travel cot
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Swimming pool
  • 15 miles from the coast
  • 2 miles from nearest pub
  • 1 mile from nearest shop



An absolutely fantastic cottage. Everything we wanted and more! Immaculate and in a beautiful setting.Mrs Jennifer Benson - 3rd January 2019
Wonderful! An amazing location and a truly beautiful cottage. I would absolutely recommend it.Mr Simon Clare - 3rd December 2018
Loved it. Would return.Mrs Roslyn Powell - 23rd November 2018
Beautiful Cottage in an idyllic location. We enjoyed our stay immensely and hope to return. Mrs Jessica De Cleene - 29th October 2018
Perfect, could not fault... Will be returning! Mrs Belinda Clayton - 22nd September 2018
Wonderful property and lovely owners :)Mr bob Bawden - 8th July 2018
Stunning property in a stunning location Mr Heath Linacre - 8th April 2018