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Castle Acre - Norfolk Countryside & Villages

Explore West Norfolk from this lovely 18th century cottage with striking views of the church, village pub and a tea room close by so you can treat yourselves on lazy days
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£420 - £744 per week *


Built in 1755 this truly delightful Grade II listed, flint and pantile cottage is full of charm and character. Set at the end of Stocks Green and with uninterrupted views of St James the Great Church built in the 14th Century, its central village position could not be bettered. A warm welcome awaits as you enter into the beamed kitchen/dining room with a lovely range cooker in the inglenook that leads onto a cosy living room with wood burner and double aspect views. The first floor's double bedroom also has views of the Green and there is a further twin bedroom with Church views and a family bathroom on this floor. The final flight takes you in to the eaves and the second twin bedroom. Cockleshells is a pleasing house for families or friends wanting to explore this part of West Norfolk and is a great home from home to come back to at the end of a busy day's wanderings. Shops/Pub: within walking distance

Sitting Room with comfortable seating, Smart TV, Blu-ray player, PlayStation, WiFi and woodburner
Kitchen/Dining Room with electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, dining table and chairs, CD player


First Floor:
Bedroom 1
with a double bed and flat screen TV
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with roll-top bath, over-bath and hand-held shower attachments, washbasin and wc


Second Floor:
Bedroom 3 with twin beds


Garden: Fully enclosed courtyard garden with sofa and coffee table, barbecue, table and chairs. Shed for cycle storage.

Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets
Parking: Designated parking for one car and roadside.
Heating: O.F.C.H, woodburner.
Also Provided: Towels. Books, games and radio.

Special Offer:  Reduced occupancy rate for parties of 4 or less, using 2 bedrooms only.

Notes: This is a non-smoking property. The stairs are relatively steep but not narrow. Cockleshells is next door to Church Cottage (1632) ideal for parties that like to holiday together but enjoy their own space. A security deposit of £150 is payable to Norfolk Cottages two weeks prior to the start of your holiday.  Mobile signal - good.


Castle Acre is a hidden gem in the lea of 'royal' West Norfolk and the coast. Famed for its 13th Century Cluniac Priory ruins managed by English Heritage, the 12th Century Norman castle ruins and Bailey's Gate, this ancient village, with a traditional pub, is a joy to wander through. From the village it is easy to access both Peddars Way and the Nar Valley Way, both of which offer beautiful countryside on the doorstep. Great houses are nearby with Houghton Hall and the Sandringham Estate just a short drive away and if you fancy a flutter, Fakenham Racecourse has year round meetings.The delights of the Norfolk coast, with the family friendly beaches of Heacham and Hunstanton to the west and the RSPB reserve at Titchwell to the north, intermingle with lovely coastal spots such as Brancaster and Thornham, whilst those keen to shop need look no further than sophisticated  Burnham Market.  A stay at Castle Acre gives you the best of both worlds in its accessibility and tranquility and will be somewhere to return to time and again.


  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Enclosed garden
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • 20 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 mile from nearest pub
  • 0.1 mile from nearest shop



Cockleshells is a warm, comfortable and well equipped cottage and Castle Acre is a very friendly village. The food at the the village pub and cafe is excellent and there is also a very well stocked shop. Norfolk Country Cottages made the whole experience, from booking to leaving, very easy - would definitely recommend.Ms Janet Williamson - 8th May 2018
Excellent accommodation, fully equipped, we didn't want for anything. Castle Acre is a beautiful village, close to Swaffham & many other places of interest.Mrs Anne Brodie-Simpson - 19th September 2017
A fabulous property best holiday for a long time service from Norfolk cottages was excellent thankyou One word. Brilliant! Mrs Chris Porter - 25th April 2017
Fantastic property in a picture postcard setting. Great local pub with friendly staff and good food. Will definitely stay again. Mr M Bowker - 15th April 2017