The Old Cart Lodge

Rockland-St-Mary, Norfolk Broads

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)

You can book this property from:

  • £553 per week
  • £79 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Shop 0.4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room


Newly refurbished to an exceptionally high standard this gorgeous one level barn conversion with a hot tub and underfloor heating, offers a super relaxing stay with plenty of creature comforts to hand.  The delightful building, has charm and is full of character.  With exposed beams, comfy corner seating and two bedrooms this lovely barn will not disappoint.  Close to Norwich - there is a bus service directly outside the property that runs regularly into the City - The Broads network and the fabulous sandy east coast beaches, a holiday based in The Old Cart Lodge will bring back many happy memories for years to come.  Shop/Pub: within walking distance.

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen with comfortable seating, TV, DVD player
Kitchen/Dining area with electric built-in oven, electric induction hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Delonghi coffee machine, dining table and chairs
Bedroom 1 with a king-size bed, TV and En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and wc

Garden: fully enclosed with lawned area, patio with table and chairs, charcoal barbeque and hot tub.
Parking: Driveway parking for two cars.
Heating: Underfloor heating.
Pets: One well behaved dog welcome - please be aware of our booking information regarding pets. 
Also provided:  Towels. Books and games. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Welcome tray.
Notes:  This is a non-smoking property. Tumble dryer available for use if required. Mobile reception - variable. 

At the time of the Norman Conquests the village of Rockland St Mary was split in ownership with half being under the guidance of the Earl of Norfolk and the other half the Abbot of Langley Abbey.  The two townships were eventually joined to become the attractive Broadland village as we know it today with its own small Broad to the east of the village and a good village pub and shop.  The area is set in an attractive low lying valley with the River Yare running through it, ideal for bird watchers and cyclists, whilst the Wherryman's Way accessed from the village, makes a great walking day out.   A holiday based here offers many attractions; the fine City of Norwich is full of cultural attractions, cinema complexes, great shopping and a wide choice of cafes restaurants and pubs.  The RSPB Strumpshaw Fen and the Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum are just across the River Yare and a day trip to The Broads to explore the inlets and waterways, is easily done from here.  The traditional seaside resort of Great Yarmouth is directly to the east as are the less populated beaches of Caister-on-Sea and Winterton-on-Sea - the east coast beaches are large, sandy and there is space for the whole family to enjoy a day out.  A little further north discover Horsey with its famous wind pump now looked after by the National Trust and from here take a walk to the beach where you will discover the resident seal colony - so who's watching who?


Such a fantastic week will recommend to everyone! We loved the Teles Patisserie down the road and I had so much fun at Bewilderwood and various beaches, also loved hiring a boat at Wroxham. Thank you so much, beautiful house, week and holiday.

Lizzie S,

Action packed great week! Base camp was spot on, very comfortable and the kids loved it. Liked the New Inn for a casual visit. The Waters Edge at Bramerton was lovely. Roar, Bewilderwood, Fritton all attended. The Riverside complex beside the Norwich City Stadium and station is easy to get to and good for bowling, cinema food etc.

Kevin T,

Lived up to our expectations. Have had a lovely week, weather so hot but cooled off in the hot tub. Lemon drizzle cake was good! Beccles and Southwold well worth visiting and all in all a lovely week from start to finish. Jenny and Lloyd most welcoming.

Jean M,

A truly delightful little cottage that is superbly equipped for an enjoyable holiday

Mr Barry C,

Jenny, thank you so much for the warm welcome, the cake was delicious. The cottage was very comfortable and the area is good for walking. The Ted Ellis Reserve is nice and also the other reserves in the area. Best regards.

Chris J,

Lovely place had the best time just the two of us. Host is lovely and accommodating, would definitely return.

Ellie S,

A pleasure to be in - I would love this as a permanent house as such a great layout.

Mr John D,

Had a great time in a beautiful cottage, even better than the pictures! What a great lemon drizzle cake!Very helpful hosts and we will come back if we have the chance to,

Carol D,

Lovely, excellently equipped cottage. Really comfortable beds and sofa. Village is nice and local pub was hospitable with lovely food and thank you for the voucher. Enjoyed the lemon cake and Maisie loved her treats.

Lynne B,

The property was absolutely beautiful and had all the equipment you could need. The sofa and the beds were extremely comfortable and the hot tub was the cherry on the cake.

Ms L B,

Our first rental and it will be very difficult to beat the Old Cart Lodge which was way above our expectations. Had an excellent week.

Daile L,

Marvellous time had again. Lemon drizzle was delicious and the hot tub was a hit with everyone. Thank you so much again. Hope we return soon.

Richard G,

Beautiful cottage! Very high end finishes! We will be returning!!!!

Miss L B,

The Old Cart Loge has been beautifully restored and is both stylish and functional with a well-planted, small courtyard garden. Inside the decor is neutral and sophisticated with absolutely everything you could need. Bright and airy, cosy and the real feeling of luxury. AND a hot tub :) Location wise it's a great spot for exploring Norfolk with close access to Norwich and the A47. It's only a short drive - or good walk - to the river with a good selection of pubs and eateries. Thoroughly recommended.

mr P B,

We had a fab stay in this beautiful, well equipped lodge. Thanks for the cake & the thoughtful touches (like the doggie towel !)

Previous Customer,

Another lovely stay. Always enjoyable.

Previous Customer,

Fabulous well equipped and extremely comfortable cottage. Hot tub was amazing. Can't wait to be back here again.

Previous Customer,

Another great weekend in the cottage. We love our time here. Thanks again for everything.

Previous Customer,

Wonderful property. Deserves its 5 stars Beautifully equipped and tastefully furnished. Bedding of good quality and comfortable beds. Convenient location - close to Norwich and coast but set in village with pub and shop. We enjoyed the hot tub.

Mrs Gillian B,

Wonderful cottage. Very comfy and well equipped. Welcome pack excellent. We enjoyed lots of local walks and don't miss the Farm Shop and wonderful Portugese cafe at Grange Farm.

Mr &Mrs B,

We had such a lovely stay here and it was a perfect place to come bacn and relax after a busy day. The owners are lovely and the lemon cake delicious. We had a warm day so we had a BBQ and sat outside and it was just so nice. Chris had an amazing 30th birthday here.

The Hibben Family,

Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage - we have loved staying here. The lemon cake was delicious. We will be coming back hopefully to stay a bit longer and will definitely be recommending it here.

The Sinclair Party,

Such a beautiful place to spend my birthday. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We will be back!

Grand-Scruton Party,

Beautiful, well appointed, immaculate accommodation finished to a high standard. Lovely hosts who are. very welcoming and accommodating. We have really enjoyed our stay and plan to return. Happy New Year.

The Stonebridge Party,

Lovely little place had an amazing time here. Had everything we needed to make it feel like home. Loved the decor and the hot tub was a nice touch. Thank you and we will be back.

The Brown Party,

Lovely few days, fabulous cottage and lovely weather too! Thank you. Cake was scrumptious.

Previous Customer,

Well located cottage, village has shop+cafe=Post office, and friendly pub serving range of food. Also 4 other pubs in area for food etc. Good walks from cottage and approximately hourly bus to Norwich - which avoids having to park & the queues, and Norwich itself has good train connections in all directions.

Mr Chris L,

Thank you so much! We have had a wonderful honeymoon Part 1 here. The place is stunning and thank you so much for the fizz on arrival, the lemon drizzle, the truffles and dog biscuits of course. We will definitely be coming back.

The Edwards Party,

Thank you for such a wonderful stay. We have had a fantastic week relaxing in your lovely lodge and could not have asked for more.

The Wright Family,

Thank you for your welcome to your tastefully decorated cottage. We enjoyed the area with its beautiful towns and churches, the broads and the coast. We were also quite greedy with the lemon drizzle!

Lowe Party,

A beautifully restored and furnished to a very high standard barn. The welcome pack of milk, biscuits, home made cake and voucher for the New Inn was very well received. The owners were very welcoming, a lovely couple. Truly the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in, would willingly pick up The Old Cart Lodge and pretty garden and take home with us. Will be back next year as we fell in love with it. Thank you both

The Brown Party,

Lovely accommodation finished to a very high standard. Great stay ideally positioned for Norwich/ broads area. Nice owners who were very helpful. Would not hesitate to return.

The Gull Party,

Really enjoyed the cake left for us on arrival. The owners were lovely

Mr Colin J,

Lovely little break here. Owners were helpful, their own dog was very cute and loved our dog. (well it was a mutual thing!) Thank you for a nice stay. We'll miss the hot-tub!

The Nichols Family,

Really enjoyed our stay! Perfect for a girls weekend away. Such a beautiful barn which had everything we needed. Cutlery draw well hidden - ha! Had a lovely walk from Walberswick to Southwold Pier, recommend the boardwalk cafe, Franks in Norwich is an excellent and quirky spot for coffee and a bite to eat and of course we loved the hot tub.

The Barney Party,

Cottage is the best we've stayed in, really comfortable and stylish with lots of thoughtful touches. Jenny and Lloyd are really friendly and helpful. We'd love to come back!

The V,

I am really enjoying our stay at The Old Cart Lodge. The beds are really comfortable and we love some of the movies you left us. The hot tub is lovely, thank you for the voucher.

The Hutchinson family,

It was amazing staying in your lovely cottage the hot tub was amazing. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we loved every minute.

The Rand family,

We have spent a delightful week in Norfolk This is my first visit and we will be returning without doubt. The cottage has been equally delightful and it is very hard to go home. Thank you Jenny and Lloyd for your hospitality.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage we have loved it. We would recommend The Waters Edge Restaurant at Bramerton Woods End, the food is amazing and the scenery is too. Norwich is also lovely, the cathedral and castle are beautiful as well as the market etc. Southwold beach also is not far and it is wonderful there. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house. Very relaxing with lots of lovely walks. We enjoyed the hot tub.

Duncan and A,

The property was beautifully appointed and I could not fault it. The owners were on hand if needed. They were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. I would definitely recommend this property.

Mrs Eunice P,

Wonderful cottage and very well appointed. Great hot tub.

Mr Richard G,

Absolutely loved the property - cannot fault it at all....thank you for a lovely stay. Will certainly use you again if this is the standard of your properties - even the whole booking process was so simple.

Mrs Unnati R,

I stayed at The Old Cart Lodge for an extended stay when my baby was just 15 days old. Being on my own whilst my husband was at work at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital I was apprehensive about being so far away. Jenny and Lloyd were so kind to us that they completely turned things around for me. They were very knowledgeable about the area and gave me some beautiful places to visit e.g. Southwold beach, Horsey to see the seals, Burnham Market for a lovely lunch, Wells-next-to-sea for crabbing, train ride and beautiful beach, Holkham, Dinosaur Park and Cambridge. We have never had a dull moment at The Old Cart Lodge, it is very central for all the attractions. From the minute we arrived the place felt like home to us with family next door. It is beautifully decorated, tasteful and well equipped, cosy, comfortable and with a lovely outdoor secret garden for barbecues and hot tubs. We loved our stay here and will always have brilliant memories of this time. We would love to come back and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you both so much for making our time so happy.

Previous Customer,