Castle Acre, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • 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

You can book this property from:

  • £475 per week
  • £68 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • 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.


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 into 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 during low season. Please contact us for further information.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. The stairs are relatively steep but not narrow. Please be aware that the roll top bath is on feet and therefore stands higher than the average bath. Cockleshells is next door to Church Cottage (1632) ideal for parties that like to holiday together but enjoy their own space. 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.


Loved the house and area and are planning to revisit the property

Mrs Amy K,

“Castle Acre is one of the loveliest villages in England - we highly recommend it. It's so picturesque, has a great & friendly convenience store and pub, and the ruins, wow! Cockleshells is the most perfect place to stay for groups up to 6. We were blown away by both the cosiness and spaciousness. The lounge room is enormous and well stocked with dvd's. The kitchen has everything you could need. The cutlery, plates, pots & pans etc are plentiful. The three bedrooms were comfy and warm. Gorgeous bath and shower (with good power). The cottage is a delightful step back in time, with low ceilings, exposed beams, windy staircase all the way up to the twin bedroom attic. There are games, books etc. It all overlooks a very romantic graveyard (spot the cat) and church - all right in the middle of the village. We just loved everything about this stay. Thanks so much.”

Previous Customer,

Lovely cottage in a great area. Highly recommended and hope to return.

Mr Stephen C,

We had a couple of queries that we wanted clearing up before we arrived, these queries were dealt with very quickly, professionally and efficiently by the staff at Norfolk Cottages. Castle Acre is a lovely place and the location of Cockleshells could not be bettered, It is an extremely quiet and relaxing place, in fact Cockleshells and the immediate area around the property is a lot nicer than it looks on the website (and it looks lovely on the website). All in all a great place to relax and unwind .

Mrs Helen O,