Robin's Nest

Castle Acre, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

  • 3 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 27th August 2022 in our Last Minute Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £470 per week
  • £67 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds


  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 22.5 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles
  • Shop 0.6 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Robin’s Nest is perfectly placed on a quiet lane close to the heart of this pretty village. This popular destination is steeped in history and visitors to the area who flock to visit the ancient priory and castle ruins. This beautifully presented cottage is light and airy and is finished to an excellent standard offering two double bedrooms, the second having a small 4ft double bed, most suited to children who are happy to share. Relax in the stylish sitting room by the cosy wood burner with your four-legged friends, with the warmth from the glowing embers; favourite novel in hand. Summer evenings can be spent in the idyllic and peaceful garden, light up the barbecue and savour the evening with family and friends or simply relax in this quiet setting with the aroma of fragrant honeysuckle and climbing roses.  Shop/Pub: all within walking distance.

Ground Floor:
Open-plan Sitting room/Dining room with comfortable seating, wood burner, TV with built-in DVD player, dining table and chairs
Kitchen with built-in electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, integrated fridge with icebox

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with a small double (4ft’ bed)
Bathroom bath with hand held shower attachment over, wash basin and wc

Garden: Fully enclosed garden, shingled seating area with table and chairs and charcoal barbecue
Parking: Private parking is available for two small-medium cars - please note this is through a covered archway
Pets: Two dogs welcome. Please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Heating: Oil fired central heating, woodburner
Also provided: Towels. WiFi Books and Games. Hairdryer. Welcome tray
Notes: This is a non smoking property. Mobile reception – variable. Please be aware: Bedroom 2 has a small double bed only (4ft') width

Castle Acre is a pretty village steeped in history and takes it’s name from the walled castle built by the Normans in the 12th Century. There is plenty to occupy visitors of all ages with the Castle ruins and Priory to explore, all within walking distance of the cottage. Located in the heart of the village is the 16th Century tavern, the Ostrich Inn, an excellent menu awaits that will delight all taste buds or enjoy a beverage in the pubs garden, ideal for lazy summer days after a mornings explorations. For those who appreciate the sweeter things in life visit one of the popular tea rooms with home-made cakes to indulge or peruse the antiquities in the nearby shops. Also popular with walkers, Castle Acre lies four miles north of Swaffham where the river Nar is crossed by an ancient route known as the Peddars Way. Popular year round with walkers the 46 mile long path begins at Thetford and heads northwards to the coast near Holme-next-the-Sea. The neighbouring village of Great Massingham is just a short drive away, visit the Dabbling Duck for a spot of lunch; set amongst the picturesque village green and duck ponds followed by an afternoon exploring the Queen’s Norfolk retreat. Sandringham House is just 14 miles from the village; take a tour of the majestic house or visit the royal gardens with woodlands walks; adventure playground set within a woodland setting.


This was a convenient cottage location for Castleacre, the Castleacre priory and castle. It was comfortable and the garden sweet with early morning sun on the back patio. Short drives for Gt Massingham and the coast. The pub, the Ostrich was welcoming. The village shop was amazing and full of lovely cheese, wine, veg and fruit. It has an adjoining fish and chip outlet and fish and chips were great.

Ms D,

A fantastic cottage in a quiet location. Really well equipped for everything we needed and perfect for our week long getaway. We would happily stay there again.

Miss H,