The Old Cart Lodge

Rockland-St-Mary, Norfolk Broads

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Open plan, super comfortable and stylish, this lovely barn conversion is a treat not to be missed.

You can book this property from:

  • £698 per week
  • £100 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 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • 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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • 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.


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?


A lovely week away in a stunning property. Spotlessly clean, well-equipped and beautifully presented. Hot tub, lemon drizzle and a bottle or 2 of wine - what more could you want for a holiday! Thank you for being so hospitable. We hope to return one day.

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much ! We have had such a lovely rest in your beautiful cart lodge while our house is being renovated - everyone is sad to go, especially to leave the hot tub. Best lemon drizzle ever too.

Keith G,

What a lovely cottage I chose for my 50th birthday. Despite the storm on arrival and departure the weather was mostly nice and sunny. For exceptional vegetarian dining try Benedict's and Roger Hickmann's in Norwich. We loved seal watching at Horsey Gap, bird watching at Holkham National Nature Reserve and the cream tea at the orangery at Ketteringham Hall. We take so many lovely memories with us ! Hope to be back soon.

Barbara O,

We really enjoyed our retreat from the Christmas madness ! Lovely comfortable cottage and friendly hosts - what could be better ? !!

Lisa A,

We love coming to Norfolk and were excited to share it with two of our friends who unfortunately one of them was ill. Michael and I however had a fantastic time in The Old Cart Lodge - Jenny was so helpful and flexible. The lemon drizzle was delicious and the house is gorgeous. We went for a walk around Ludham and visited the Blickling Estate which is highly recommended. Thanks so much Jenny.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a lovely long weekend and we realy enjoyed the walks around the cottage. Had a nice meal at The New Inn but had an amazing meal at Coldham Hall. The cottage is beautiful and very well kept and we really enjoyed the hot tub. The lemon drizzle cake, OMG amazing.

Previous Customer,

Lovely staying in very well thought out and comfortable home. Loved the hot tub each night. Most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Great personal touches. Visited Southwold and loved the quality shops on pier and high street. Coffee shop on the corner of Victoria Street that you can take your dog in and also Adnams has one too. Had a huge meal at The Surlingham Ferry which is only two miles away on the river and dogs welcome. Wroxham is also great for a visit. Norwich Cathedral was beautiful there were so many great places and thank you for making this possible.

Deborah H,

We have had the most lovely break staying in your beautiful lodge and exploring he equally beautiful Norfolk. Welcoming hosts with such a lovely place to stay. We have really enjoyed `Norfolk and especially the seal spotting, nature and countryside - hot tub and cake were lovely additions.

Wayne B,

What a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon - we couldn't have asked for any more. The hot tub made our time here and the lemon cake was delicious (my favourite). We have made some very special memories thank you.

Sam D,

Really loved the Hot Tub and the quiet garden. The location was ideal for exploring the southern area of the broads and down to the coast at Southwold

Mr Paul E,

A fantastic place to stay. Exceptionally well appointed. The owner, Jenny had thought of everything, even a delicious homemade cake!

Mrs Pamela B,

We have gained a week of special memories here at The Old Cart Lodge. Thank you for a wonderful base for our week, everything has been absolutely perfect, especially the hot tub. The facilities have lacked nothing and we felt very much at home.

Paul E,

We loved The Old Cart Lodge and you had thought of everything to make us feel at home. We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Norfolk and hope to return one day.

Pamela B,

We had a lovely weekend here everything was wonderful , we hope to return thanks so much.

Mr Richard B,

Thank you for a lovely stay in your cottage, we have had a lovely week with good weather. We have enjoyed great days out and great meals at The Waters Edge Pub. The homemade cake was delicious. Thanks

Tom C,

What a lovely place to stay we had a wonderful weekend just wish that we could stay longer. Lovely meal at The Waters Edge Pub in Bramerton and sat by the water. Thanks for the tasty cake.

Richard. B,

Thanks for a lovely stay in great accommodation. The cake was very nice too ! Thanks

Vicky. D,

Thank you for a lovely week. The Old Cart Lodge is beautiful, we have really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you Jenny for our fun and helpful chats. The property has been well done and has a lovely feel. Thank you also for accepting our two dogs, they have had a great time. We always like to try to find lovely properties to stay in and this one did not disappoint.

Mandy C,

Superb accommodation hosted by friendly and supportive owners. Many thanks, Jenny & Lloyd.

Sheree P,

A beautiful barn full of everything you need and more. A gorgeous lemon drizzle cake on arrival and a lovely treat for Teddy. Beautiful touches to start the holiday and the hot tub was a bonus too. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back.

Charlie D,

This cottage is absolutely beautiful, even better than the photos. We had a fantastic week!

Lizzie S,

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,