The Willows

Castle Acre, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

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

You can book this property from:

  • £756 per week
  • £108 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 22 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

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


The Willows is a character Victorian end of terrace cottage with private gardens and off road parking located in the heart of this desirable village. With local pub, shops, children’s play area and the castle ruins all a short walk this makes a superb location for families and friends to enjoy. There is a spacious sitting and dining room for gathering together in the warm glow of the open fire. The pretty garden is fully enclosed and provides a pleasant space for dining, drinks or a family barbeque and the swing beneath the weeping willow will entertain the children for hours. Please be aware that during extended wet weather periods a natural pond can form therefore children must be supervised at all times when close to water. Shop/Pub: all within walking distance

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room/Dining Room with comfortable seating, Smart TV, DVD player, dining table and chairs and open fire
Kitchen with built-in electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, small table with 2 chairs
Bedroom 1 with king size bed

First Floor:
Bedroom 2 with king size bed
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bedroom 4 with single bed
Bathroom with vanity washbasin and wc, bath and separate corner shower

Garden: Fully enclosed garden with lawn, patio, charcoal barbecue, table and chairs, weeping willow tree with swing. (Please note that during extended wet weather a natural pond can sometimes form under the tree therefore please be aware that children must be supervised at all times when close to water)
Parking: Driveway for three cars plus roadway parking.
Heating: Electric central heating and open fire.
Also provided: Towels. WiFi. Books and games. DVD Player. DAB Radio. Fire Starter pack.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception – variable. Children should be supervised at all times when close to water. The staircase is a traditional narrow and steep Norfolk winder and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Castle Acre takes its name from the 12th century walled Castle built by the Normans. This pretty village is steeped in history and attracts visitors who enjoy the notable Castle and Priory ruins. Located in the heart of the village is the 16th Century tavern, the Ostrich Inn, pop in for lunch or supper or enjoy a drink in the pub garden. Castle Acre lies four miles north of Swaffham market town with its range of shops and supermarkets to pick up anything you might need. The River Nar is designated a site of special scientific interest being a rare chalk stream which flows through the fields at the south end of the village and crossing the Peddars Way. It makes for a beautiful walk to spot herons, swans and wildlife and includes a fabulous view of the Priory. The Priory is a well preserved monastic order dating back to 1090 and offers guided audio tours. Pick up an ice cream from the village shop or pack a picnic to enjoy at the castle where children clamber up and down some of the most impressive earthworks in England. Stately homes such as the Queen’s Norfolk retreat Sandringham House, National Trust’s Oxburgh Hall (with a moat and priest hole) and Houghton Hall with its fabulous art collection are all on offer. The stunning Norfolk coastline is close-by and approximately 30 minutes drive from Castle Acre. This includes the RSPB Nature reserve at Snettisham and the seal boat safaris at Hunstanton.