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Swift Cottage

Aylsham - Norfolk Countryside & Villages

Oh so pretty - a lovely cottage for two in the historic market town of Aylsham situated on the River Bure in the heart of the Norfolk countryside.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • No private parking
  • No WiFi - a true escape!
  • Garden/courtyard
£292 - £524 per week *


Swift Cottage is a pretty, grade II listed, brick and flint cottage with a charming garden in the conservation area of Millgate in Aylsham. The shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs in the town centre are an easy stroll away. The cottage is next door to Parke Cottage, ref 1339 enabling two couples to holiday together while enjoying their own space.  Shop/Pub: within easy walking distance

Ground Floor:
Sitting /Dining Room with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, Freesat, DVD player, CD player, dining table and chairs
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, combination microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with a double bed
Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

Garden: Lawned area, with patio, barbecue and table with chairs.
Parking: Roadside parking.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Also Provided: Books and games. Radio, hairdryer. Welcome tray.
Extras: Towels are available for hire at £5 per person per week, payable on booking.
Notes: This is a non smoking property. Mobile signal - variable. Local BT WiFi hotspot.


Aylsham is an attractive, thriving and historic market town situated on the River Bure in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, yet only a few miles from the coast at Cromer. Home to the Bure Valley Steam Railway and just a couple of miles from Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall, two of the county's well known National Trust properties. Weekly auctions are held in the sale rooms, in Aylsham, and are definitely worth a visit. Marriott's Way is a super off-road cycle and walking path, which follows the old railway line on the edge of the town.


  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • No private parking
  • No WiFi - a true escape!
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Towel hire
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • No smoking
  • 9 miles from the coast
  • 0.25 mile from nearest pub
  • 0.25 mile from nearest shop



Swift Cottage was a lovely place to stay and Aylsham proved to be the perfect base from which to explore the Norfolk countryside, coast and visitor attractions. We will be back.Mr Paul Bellamy - 21st June 2018
The cottage was ideal for us 2. It was a pity that the weather wasn't good enough to enjoy the lovely garden.Mr David Northey - 11th May 2018
Swift cottage is beautifully presented and very comfortable even in winter. Comfortable sofa to sit on and a comfortable mattress. A good hot shower and everything you need as far as kitchen equipment. I'm sure the pretty garden would be lovely in Spring/Summer. Overall one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in.Mr Stephen Clinch - 14th February 2018
We had a really lovely stay. The attention to detail in the cottage was first rate.It is probably one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in.Mrs Nancy Warnes - 2nd January 2018
Delightful, superbly equipped cottage with a lovely garden. Ideally situated for easy walking access to the lovely town of Aylsham . Close proximity to bus stop meant that we could use local buses instead of the car for a visit to Norwich. Lots to see and do within easy travelling distance. Highly recommended.Mrs Janet Carver - 23rd October 2017
We've had a wonderful time in this cottage. The attention to detail is amazing. We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this has surpassed them all. The close proximity to the bus stop was another bonus as it made our journey to Norwich so easy. We loved Aylsham - such friendly people, enjoyed the delights of the North Norfolk Coast and had a delightful boat trip. It's 40 years since we were last here - we are so glad we eventually came back. Thank you! Janet & Neil - 21st October 2017
Lovely cottage made special with all the artistic touches. Everything you need and more. We had a great week and the weather was very kind. Have been coming to North Norfolk on and off for 50 years. Thank you to everyone who looks after this glorious cottage. Tony & Jenny - 6th October 2017
What a gem of a cottage! We have had a lovely week here and the weather has been mostly good. Have visited Blickling Hall & Felbrigg as N.T members and really enjoyed our time there. Thank you so much. The Hill Party - 23rd September 2017
The owners had taken great care to supply absolutely everything you could possibly need.Mrs J Smewing - 18th September 2017
Enjoyed our stay in a delightful cottage.The Williams Party - 9th September 2017
Had a lovely and enjoyable stay. Hope to be back again soon. The Griffiths Party - 2nd September 2017
Thank you for a lovely stay - We have had a great week! The cottage and garden beautiful . Have enjoyed peaceful afternoons in the garden and enjoyed days out locally. Perfect for a relaxing break. Mark & Hayley - 12th August 2017
Thank you for a lovely stay at Swift Cottage. The garden is a credit to you. The Buck's Arms food is fabulous, Black Boy portions huge and the Indian great for a take out. Would highly recommend all. A lovely detailed cottage with superb decorative touches. Wendy & Chris - 5th August 2017
Yet again, a lovely week in Norfolk - a favourite area of England, despite the wet weather! The cottage is cosy and beautifully located for exploring this part of Norfolk. Aylsham is a charming town and has kept its rural character while having plenty in the way of interest such as historic buildings and shops. Holkham was wonderful both for house and gardens and the beach is also spectacular. Felbrigg is also another great day out and can be combined with a visit to Cromer. Ann & Alex - 29th July 2017
Had a lovely week break in such a beautiful part of England and had fun exploring and visiting lots of little places. Our favourite was Wells-next-the-Sea - heaven. The cottage itself is so cosy and welcoming it felt like a proper home. Thank you for all your care and attention to detail that makes all the difference. Paul & Eileen - 22nd July 2017
We have had a thoroughly enjoyable relaxing visit and the facilities here have really enhanced that. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the garden in the early evening sunshine. Many thanks. The Charters Party - 15th July 2017
Thanks for a lovely week in your lovely cottage. Glorious weather mostly this week apart from a 2 hour deluge on Thursday in Norwich - People were building arks when we left. Made good use of our freedom passes, on the buses to Norwich and Cromer. The Allen Party - 8th July 2017
We have had a wonderful time in Swift Cottage. Despite the weather being poor, we have managed to visit many places of interest. Luckily Monday was nice and we got a boat trip in. We also got to East Runton gardens, which is a must for garden lovers. There is a variety of places to visit. The cottage is beautiful and decorated in a tasteful manner. We could only enjoy the garden a few times, but it is very pretty and there is plenty of equipment to use outside. The cottage is also very well equipped. Shops are close by and plenty of eating places and country pubs to choose from. Thank you for providing a lovely place to stay. Sue & Martin - 1st July 2017
We have spent the first heatwave of the year, in Swift Cottage and so loved eating out, in the garden for our breakfast and evening meal. Paul & Sherrice - 24th June 2017
The cottage was perfect in an area with so many places of interest to visit.Mrs Carol Humphrey - 16th June 2017
Would definitely recommend this cottage.Mrs C Canham - 3rd June 2017
This rates as the best stay in Norfolk ever. The cottage was spot on and the weather just superb. Hot & sunny every day. The Black Boys Inn is highly recommended for food and service - also if you like your seafood then the Wells Crab House is very good. David & Caroline - 27th May 2017
A lovely cottage that was warm, comfortable and conveniently located within walking distance of the town centre.Mr K Todman - 4th April 2017
Lovely cute cottage - had everything we needed and very comfortable thank you. Arrived late after a storm but made up for it with a full day and good weather on Friday exploring all along the coast. Great break - thank you. Mark & Holly - 25th February 2017
We have had a wonderful week in your cottage. The weather couldn't have been better for the time of year. We even managed to sit out in the garden. Our bus passes have been well used to visit various places, and also done quite a bit of walking. All good things come to an end. Thank you. Dorothy & Fred - 5th November 2016
Enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage, every detail has been thought about, we noticed something different everyday about the cottage, it was delightful. We will definitely be recommending it to our friends. Thank you so much.Ian & Donna - 15th October 2016
We have had a wonderful holiday in Swift Cottage. Everything here we needed, the weather has been fabulous. Many many thanks for a lovely stay.George & Vivienne - 17th September 2016
I've had a lovely week here in Swift Cottage. It's perfectly situated for biking to my favourite places and even though there's been some cold weather I've had several very enjoyable bike rides and always been warm and cosy in the cottage. This is my 8th cottage holiday in Aylsham and I would put Swift Cottage at the top of my list. Thank you. Brenda - 3rd September 2016
We have had a lovely stay in Swift Cottage. This was our first family holiday with our little boy. It was a good base for days out. We spent many afternoons in the garden enjoying the sunshine. We love Norfolk and look forward to coming back. Thank you.Sarah, Rob & Sebastian - 3rd September 2016
Lovely time in sweet little Sift Cottage, perfect romantic hideaway to celebrate 20 years of marriage. Enjoyed Blickling Hall, cycling the estate, liked the little railway too at Bure Valley. Sheringham for good cycling and walking too. Really enjoyed our time in this picture perfect place. Thank you!Kerry & David - 18th August 2016
Lovely cottage, lovely weather and a relaxing time.Mr & Mrs Higgins - 13th August 2016
Thank you for a perfect holiday. Swift Cottage is lovely...... Have enjoyed sitting in the garden for breakfast! Hope to return next year.Mark & Joanne - 16th July 2016
We have had a lovely holiday staying in Swift Cottage for our 3rd wedding anniversary. The cottage has been perfect for us and has been great to sit in the garden and enjoy a pot of tea! The food at the Black Boy is amazing and the portions can be generous! Bishops Boats at Blakeney is a great seal trip and definitely worth booking. Hope to be back next year.Mr & Mrs Fox - 2nd July 2016
Thank you for a lovely week in your comfortable cosy cottage. Beautiful decoration, with a relaxed atmosphere and attention to detail meant that we had all we needed for our first ever stay in Norfolk. Thank you once again.Richard & Gill - 3rd June 2016
Thank you for a wonderful stay. You have clearly put so much love and care into every aspect of the cottage. The interior design is beautiful and really full of character. We also love the garden and would like to come back when its warmer to make the most of it.The Miller Party - 2nd May 2016
Thank you for fitting me into your welcoming cottage at such short notice.Milly - 28th April 2016
Thank you for a gorgeous stay in this beautiful cottage! We had a better than lovely time and we cant wait to come and stay again.Courtney & Drew - 24th April 2016
Thank you for a lovely week in this delightful cottage - perfectly situated and so warm and comfortable. Thank you for the hints about walks - we did the Overstrand - Cromer circle on a glorious day. Thanks again.Clare & David - 9th April 2016
Fantastic little cottage; furnished stylishly and everything well thought through. Good local amenities offering great places to eat.Mr B Ward - 26th March 2016
Lovely cottage, everything you need is here. Home from home. Also town and surrounding area is great for a chilling break.Kelley & Dave - 26th March 2016
Thank you for all the personal touches that make your guests not only comfortable but feel more than welcome.Julie & Robert - 19th March 2016
Came here for an early Spring break, couldn't be happier! The cottage has been turned into an inviting, stylish and decorative place. We can't think of anything that has been missed out, a true home from home...Very well presented with easy access to all tourist parts of Norfolk. Overall a very relaxing break with a perfect setting.Ben and Suzanne - 5th March 2016
Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could need, also spotlessly clean. Hope to come back soon.Tony and Kate - 29th February 2016
The cotttage was a perfect base for exploring Norfolk. Very pretty, clean and well equipped. Cosy in the winter and I am sure the garden is perfect for warmer days. I would easily recommend it to anyone wanting a cosy get away.Mrs J Dickinson - 29th February 2016
The cottage exceeded all expectations and hope to return for another perfect holiday.Mrs Carol Humphrey - 29th September 2015
A lovely week for our baby's first holiday. Swift Cottage is great, compact but had space for everything we needed. Cottage was clean, tidy & full of carefully thought out touches. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.Katie, Martin & Morgan - 13th September 2015
Swift Cottage is a beautiful home from home. We really enjoyed our stay. We've certainly taken inspiration for our own home. (which we're currently doing up) Everything we needed had been thought of and it was a good location for the places we wanted to visit. We would highly recommend to friends & family.Annabelle & Ryan - 13th September 2015
We have enjoyed a lovely, relaxing week in the cottage. Everything you could need is provided. Aylsham is a lovely base from which to explore this picturesque county. We would definitely recommend the Black Boys Inn - delicious food, large portions. Biddy's is a really cute cafe which deserves a visit. All in all, a fabulous week!Neil & Jackie - 15th August 2015
We found Swift Cottage by chance on the internet. It has exceeded all our expectations. It is such a lovely and cosy cottage finished with love. We were delighted.The Jurgen Party - 8th August 2015
I understand the hard work that went into creating this gem of a cottage. So comfortable and well located for getting out and about in North Norfolk. In spite of this weeks weather lots of gardens have been visited, and finished on a real high at East Ruston Old Vicarage - Wow! - and the sun finally came out! It stayed dry for a party on the paddle boat at Horning, so all in all, a lovely week.Mrs French - 31st July 2015
A beautiful & well equipped cottage in a lovely village. Feeling very relaxed & chilled. Would recommend Bucks Arms at Blickling for dinner and The Rocket Cafe at Cromer for lunch and great views. We will return.Sharon & Vince - 11th July 2015
We have had a very enjoyable week in your lovely cottage, all our needs were met, we even had fantastic weather!Sue & Dave - 3rd July 2015
We have had a pleasant and relaxing stay in Swift Cottage. Many thanks for all your efforts inside the cottage and in the garden - all our needs were catered for and we are delighted to have found such a comfortable and stylish base from which to explore this beautiful county.The Griffin Party - 18th June 2015
We are really reluctant to be going home after a very memorable week in a beautiful, well equipped cottage in a very nice location. The greeting we received on arrival was excellent, along with her assistance and friendliness. We would certainly recommend Swift Cottage to our friends and would hope to return some day.Linda & David - 13th June 2015
A lovely peaceful break in your pretty cottage. Black Boys Inn was the best food around. Service was very quick and food was delicious with generous portions. Loved Aylsham - best town in Norfolk.Gill & Steve - 12th May 2015
Thank you very much, we have loved your cottage. It could not have been more perfect. Thank you for all your attention to detail.Jem & Helen - 11th April 2015


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