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Church Cottage

Castle Acre - Norfolk Countryside & Villages

A cosy cottage, village pub, tea rooms, shop, historical ruins and lovely scenic walks along the River Nar what more could you want from a Norfolk holiday?
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • No WiFi - a true escape!
  • Garden/courtyard
£340 - £621 per week *


Church Cottage is a traditional Norfolk flint and pantile semi-detached cottage built around 1750, whose front door opens straight onto the village church yard. Overlooking the magnificent 14th century St James church, the cottage has been updated to offer very comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. Original beams, lime rendered walls and an inglenook fireplace retain its character and charm. With a village pub, tea rooms, shop, historical ruins and lovely scenic walks on hand, you might not feel the need to venture too far.  Shops/Pub: 100 yards

Sitting Room with comfortable seating, wide screen TV, DVD player
Kitchen with electric range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and Dining Area with table and chairs

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with double bed, TV and En-Suite Bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 2 with double bed, TV and En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

Garden: Fully enclosed patio area with garden furniture.
Parking: Designated car parking for one car, with further parking available roadside. Outside storage for cycles available.
Heating: O.F.C.H.
Pets: One well-behaved small or medium dog welcome - please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also Provided: Towels. Books, games.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Church Cottage is next door to Cockleshells (1641), ideal for parties that like to holiday together but enjoy their own space. Mobile signal - good.

Castle Acre is a pretty North-West Norfolk conservation village which is steeped in history and has a timeless quality to it. The Norman Castle earthworks and the beautiful ruins of the magnificent Cluniac Priory are the best preserved in the country. The village is sited on the ancient Peddars' Way, and the area offers ample opportunities for good walking and cycling. The beautiful North Norfolk coast and the cities of Norwich and Cambridge are within easy travelling distance.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • No WiFi - a true escape!
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Enclosed garden
  • 4 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • 20 miles from the coast
  • 0.25 mile from nearest pub
  • 0.25 mile from nearest shop



Second time around in this cottage, still love it here. Have had a lovely time. Weather windy, raining, but not affected our stay. Spent lots of time with the family - fantastic.Steve, Anne-Marie, Sophie, Madge, Edna - 5th January 2018
We had a lovely Christmas here in Church Cottage. Love Castle Acre and will be back.Joe, Kim, Noah - 29th December 2017
Beautiful cottage. Enjoyed lovely frosty walks especially early morning by the Abbey. Mel & Paul - 9th December 2017
Lovely stay in a beautiful well equipped cottage. Excellent location for visiting family. Enjoyed exploring local area and the Christmas Light Switch on in Swaffham.The Rowe Party - 2nd December 2017
Enjoyed our 2nd stay here in the village of our ancestors. Ostrich pub very good for meals and chatting to locals. Hope to return in 2018The Rutterford Party - 26th November 2017
Lovely, comfortable cottage, Very peaceful and enjoyed amazing sunsets at the front of the house. Recommend the Black Lion in Walsingham and The Crown in Wells - very good food and dog friendly. The Talbot Party - 11th November 2017
Pleasant cottage. Lovely village, lots to see/do in the neighbourhood. If you like gardens visit East Ruston Vicarage. The Marshall Party - 7th October 2017
Delightful cottage, pretty village. Local shop very helpful and friendly.The Butcher Party - 12th August 2017
Lovely, peaceful area with great opportunities for walking. Less than one hour to Cromer and sheringham. Enjoyed the fighter planes and history of the castle.The Mottram Party - 5th August 2017
Charming village, beautiful home from home cottage. In great setting with enough steps to keep in shape!The Meacher Party - 15th July 2017
We've loved staying in this sweet cottage - and what a great location! Plenty of local facilities and lovely walks from the doorstep. Plenty to do without even getting in the car! The Partridge Party - 7th July 2017
Very well appointed cottage. We have had good weather and have been exploring Norfolk churches. Good position for setting out, very sorry to leave.Gill & Yvonne - 14th June 2017
Fully equipped cottage and very clean - thank you.The Miles Family - 3rd June 2017
Lovely, comfy cottage in a unique position - river walks by Priory and Castle. Recommend Cley RSPB. Would stay here definitely if we visit Norfolk again.The Graham Party - 20th May 2017
Enjoyed our stay at Church Cottage. Great area for birding.Ray, Sheila, Rog & Pat - 6th May 2017
Our second visit. Another great holiday in a beautiful, cosy cottage. Everything we needed for a perfect holiday.Dave & Joan - 24th March 2017
The cottage was homely, well equipped and very comfortable. We had a lovely stay and will most certainly book it again in the future. Thank you.The Macpherson Party - 26th February 2017
A comfortable, homely property in a stunning location within easy reach of all the attractions of North Norfolk and beyond. Booked by professional, friendly staff. We have booked again with one of your sister companies. Thank you.Mrs J Pennington - 19th February 2017
Fab Christmas 2016 - Happy 2017!Karen, Martin, Lorna & Buster - 23rd December 2016
Lovely homely cottage, ideal for us to visit our daughter who lives in Swaffham. Lots of walking. Lovely location. We will visit again and hopefully stay here.Madge & Edna - 31st October 2016
Nice cottage, had everything needed for a nice stay.Mike & Jill - 22nd October 2016
Lovely cottage, very homely set in an unspoilt village with lots of history. Ideally placed for bird-watching areas, the coast and not far from Norwich. The cottage is clean and well equipped. We had a very enjoyable stay here and would come again.Pat & Roger - 15th October 2016
Lovely quaint cottage, very tastefully done! Had a much needed break, so clean and comfortable. Thank you.Dawn & Andrew - 11th October 2016
Castle Acre is a most interesting village and well worth exploring especially the Priory and Castle. There are good walks too.Miss C Mingay - 4th October 2016
Lovely comfy cottage, very well equipped and a bath to die for, good for a long soak after all the walks with Scruffy. We'll be back.Terry, Paul & Scruffy - 3rd September 2016
Location ideal, very peaceful.Mrs Vivienne Silverwood - 30th August 2016
Absolutely fabby cottage! We had a lovely week here and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area. The local pub is lovely as are the walks. Looking forward to coming back.Donald, Susie, James, Katie & Sophie - 20th August 2016
Had a great time here at Church Cottage. Enjoyed both the cottage and the many walks in the area. Hope to be able to return.Richard, Sue, Helen & Jessica - 13th August 2016
Beautiful & very relaxingMrs L Kear - 18th July 2016
Excellent, charming cottage in a lovely location. Proved a good centre for exploring and particularly enjoyed watching the little owls in the churchyard every night. Look forward to coming back.Joan & Dave - 17th June 2016
Lovely break - the weather was lovely. Cottage very comfortable.The Snells & The Mitchells - 3rd April 2016