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The Old Cart Lodge

Rockland-St-Mary - Norfolk Broads

Open plan, super comfortable and stylish, this lovely barn conversion is a treat not to be missed.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£553 - £892 per week *


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, Smart TV with FreeSat, 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.  A security deposit of £150 is payable to Norfolk Cottages two weeks before the start of your holiday. 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?


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Enclosed garden
  • 5 Stars
  • All on one level
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • No smoking
  • Hot tub
  • 20 miles from the coast
  • 0.4 mile from nearest pub
  • 0.4 mile from nearest shop



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 - 4th January 2019
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 - 10th December 2018
Lovely few days, fabulous cottage and lovely weather too! Thank you. Cake was scrumptious.Mr & Mrs Moore - 18th November 2018
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 Lowe - 5th November 2018
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 - 4th November 2018
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 - 26th October 2018
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 - 19th October 2018
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 bothThe Brown Party - 5th October 2018
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 - 28th September 2018
Really enjoyed the cake left for us on arrival. The owners were lovely Mr Colin Jermy - 23rd September 2018
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 - 14th September 2018
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 - 10th September 2018
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 Vimpany-Prestons - 31st August 2018
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 - 24th August 2018
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 - 17th August 2018
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. Moira and Philip Mort, and Angus - 20th July 2018
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. Annette, Nigel, Eli and Anna - 6th July 2018
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house. Very relaxing with lots of lovely walks. We enjoyed the hot tub. Duncan and Agnes - 29th June 2018
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 Page - 17th June 2018
Wonderful cottage and very well appointed. Great hot tub.Mr Richard Gilbert - 16th June 2018
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 Rennie - 14th June 2018
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. Kate Nathan and Freddie xx - 19th May 2018
Very relaxing stay in a gorgeous high spec lodge - cake was a lovely touch. Great local pub and friendly locals thank you. Sue Steve and Julie - 8th January 2018
It was very cold weather but the property stayed nice and warm. The owners seem to be proactive in responding to advice, left by guests in a book provided, for improvements such as more storage in the kitchen etc which is more than ample with the changes. The hot tub was ready and available but we didn't make use of it as there was such a cold wind blowing. I would think it needs some sort of screening to give some protection. Over all it was a lovely, bright but cosy property and the owners have done a great job presenting it.Mr Simon Joyce - 12th December 2017
Very warm and comfy place. Finished to a high standard. Lovely pubs nearby The Joyce Party - 8th December 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Homemade cake was extra special touch. Really nice to find somewhere dog friendly The Ibrahim Party - 4th December 2017
Very comfortable place and just right for our short break. Thank you.Gabriel, Hilary & Trevor - 31st October 2017
Really comfortable stay and cottage was finished to a high standard. Thank you very much! Cake was lush! Kevin & Lisa - 12th October 2017
Had a great two weeks here. It felt like being in a hotel, with all the lovely bedding, towels etc. The barn conversion has been finished to a very high standard. Cake and milk in the fridge was a nice touch. All the lovely countryside and rivers around the property are stunning. Would happily recommend the barn as a great place to stay. James Nicki & daughter Sophia - 28th September 2017
Lovely holiday home, so well done. Had a great time exploring. Many thanks for the cake and milk, ready for a much needed cup of tea on arrival. Dave & aAlison - 10th September 2017
The owner (Jenny) was extremely helpful and always on hand if there were any issues. It was a delight to stay at this lodge.Mr Jason Nagle - 5th September 2017
Hotel standard accommodation with all the flexibility of self catering. It was perfect for us. Lovely touch of homemade cake and everything so comfortable. We loved the hot-tub and the fantastic shower. We ate dinner here and everything we needed was here and super clean. We chose this cottage as it was pet free as 2 of us have allergies so it was brilliant for us. Thank you. Robert, Nicola, Olivia & Holly - 24th August 2017
Lovely cottage, hot tub and garden. Really enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much.Ami, Jamie, Amelia & Evie - 23rd July 2017
Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful and well appointed base from which to explore the Broads from.The Mace Party - 22nd July 2017
Such a lovely cottage, so nicely done and the hot tub was an added bonus. Would definitely come back, we've had a wonderful time. Thank you.Dawn, Andy & Emily - 15th July 2017
Lovely stay in a lovely luxury cottage.The Salvi Party - 3rd June 2017