Keeper's Cottage

Hemblington, Norfolk Broads

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • 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

You can book this property from:

  • £1,004 per week
  • £143 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Swimming pool
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


A picture-perfect, 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.  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. 


Just to let you know what a fabulous time we had staying at Keepers Cottage, Hemblington last weekend. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped, stylish, comfortable and was everything we could have hoped for and the owners hospitality was perfect. We will be back !!

David B,

This is a superb property along with its surroundings and location. The perfect (for us) place for a REAL holiday away from the stresses of life. The peace, quite, quality and hospitality are the things we dream of and rarely find - but now we have! Considered being less enthusiastic so that others don't find this gem, but could not deny others the opportunity to such a beautiful experience.

Mr Colin P,

Loved it!

Mrs Gillian S,

The place is really fantastic and so much care and attention to detail has been put into it.

Ms Fiona M,

This cottage was quite outstanding, beautiful location, tranquil, excellent standard in all respects.

Mrs Jenny K,