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Porters Lodge

Lenwade - Norfolk Countryside & Villages

Lakeside lodge is in a secluded fully enclosed setting with a two acre lake, three acres of tree-lined pathways/drive and a picnic area in the beautiful Wensum Valley.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • No WiFi - a true escape!
  • Sorry, no garden
£422 - £638 per week *


Porters Lodge is a detached lakeside lodge in a secluded fully enclosed setting comprising of a two acre lake surrounded by around three acres of tree-lined pathways/drive and picnic area. It has been finished to a high standard and has its own private decking with railings to the front and side which overlook the water - a perfect place to relax and watch the abundant wildlife that visits the lake including kingfishers, woodpeckers, moorhen and geese. There is also a private entrance to the Marriotts Way, ideal for quiet strolls or cycling  Shop/Pub: within walking distance

Open Plan Room with Sitting/Dining Area with comfortable seating wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player, table and four chairs Kitchen Area with electric cooker, fridge with ice box, freezer, microwave and washing machine
Bedroom 1 with a king-size bed
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

Garden: Private enclosed decking patio with seating and shared access to lake and grounds.
Parking: Ample next to property within private site.
Heating: Night storage heaters.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also Provided: Towels. Books and games. Lockable shed for storage of bikes and fishing equipment.
Notes:  This is a non-smoking property. Mobile signal - variable.  Due to deep water and steep banks children less than 5 years of age are not accepted. Care should be taken at all times close to the water .

Set in the beautiful Wensum Valley, Lenwade is situated ten miles northwest of Norwich, there are a good variety of village shops, including a general store, hairdressers and a riverside pub which serves meals throughout the day . Lenwade's most famous residents are dinosaurs but these are safely contained in the well known Dinosaur Park. The area is ideal for walking or cycling, the Marriotts Way passes along the edge of the village, why not leave the car at home and cycle to Norwich or explore unspoilt countryside, villages and small market towns such as Reepham and Aylsham. The area is also a favourite with birdwatchers, Pensthorpe, a former  BBC Springwatch location, is only fifteen minutes drive from the village and RSPB Titchwell and Snettisham are also within easy reach.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • No WiFi - a true escape!
  • Sorry, no garden
  • 4 Stars
  • All on one level
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • 25 miles from the coast
  • 0.5 mile from nearest pub
  • 0.5 mile from nearest shop



Locate in the centre of Norfolk, Porter's Lodge is ideally situated to explore both Norfolk and Suffolk. The lake and grounds surrounding the lodge are really tranquil. The grounds are totally enclosed by fencing - ideal for dogs. Porter's Lodge is excellently equipped and furnished. It was a true pleasure to stay there.Mr Jonathan Riley - 26th June 2018
This was the best self catering property we have ever stayed in. The greeting, location, information pack, furnishings and equipment were well above standard. The property was beautifully presented, clean and tidy. The location is fantastic, with the secure site allowing the dogs to run free, the lake and the site just made you relax, the whole point of the exercise. I couldn't fault a thing. We would certainly come back.Mr Tony Ferdinando - 1st March 2018
Property was beyond our expectations. Everything inside the property was of the best quality and a lot of thought had been put into people's needs. It was like home from home.Mr Michael Lewsey - 18th September 2017
It was really clean and well looked after, one of the best we've stayed in and since we've been coming to Norfolk for over 20 years we've stayed in a few.Mrs Susan Brown - 4th September 2017
Perfect hospitality and property! Very clean and homely too.Mrs Debbie Sutton - 20th July 2017
Very welcoming,clean,comfortable. Access to shops, pubs within walking distance. A very relaxing peaceful environmentMrs C Gray - 4th July 2017
This was our 3rd visit to this location & would be very happy to return againMr Kevin Powell - 2nd June 2017
Great property, well furnished and equipped.Mr Jason Anthony - 8th December 2016
We loved the property & its surroundings. We would definitely look to come again.Mr Kevin Powell - 6th October 2016
Loved it and will definitely go again.Mr Stephen Griggs - 20th September 2016
This property is beautifully maintained and very welcoming.Mrs Gail Russell - 1st April 2016
A beautiful location, immaculate lodge. Very enjoyable stay. Would like to return one summer to appreciate the weather to its full.The Smith Party - 30th October 2015
Thank you for this place. The lodge is beautiful, well equipped and a perfect retreat. We will be back soon.Heather & Bob - 22nd October 2015
Lovely lodge, pleasant stay. The lodge is well equipped, would consider further visits with our dogs.The Mandsley Party - 10th October 2015
Had a great time, saw the Kingfisher. Misty has enjoyed the walks. See you soon.Pauline, Charlie & Misty - 3rd October 2015
Fantastic stay, perfect. We could be anywhere in the world Four chilled people leaving - we will be back.Jerry, Faith, Terry & Bryony - 26th September 2015
We've had a great time here, but failed to see any Kingfishers. Picked wild plums & blackberries. Recommend The Parson Woodforde and The Kings Arms (good value & food) Thanks.John & Janet - 12th September 2015
Thank you once again for a lovely stay, we've had some lovely bike rides. Blickling is a nice place to visit, was nice to just relax. Thank you once again.Karen & Mark - 6th September 2015
Received a nice friendly greeting on arrival. Lovely lodge and well equipped. Enjoyed all the wildlife, had a nice pub lunch at the Kings Arms in Reepham. Would highly recommend this beautiful location and comfortable lodge.Andrew & Lynn - 29th August 2015
This is our third visit. Fabulous week. The rest of the family came so we hired all three lodges. Thanks.Lynn, Jo, Jack, & Bella - 15th August 2015
A lovely peaceful week in your beautiful comfy lodge. Great days out - Blickling, Sandringham & Felbrigg. Thank you.The Hopkinson Party - 18th July 2015
We really enjoyed our week in the lodge. When we got here it was a very friendly welcome. Loads of things to do with the dogs. The place was well equipped and homely.Jade & Matt - 11th July 2015
Fantastic. Will be definately booking again as a weekend was not enoughMrs S Tenwick - 19th June 2015
Thank you for a truly wonderful stay. The lodge was spotless, so comfortable in a such fabulous location. Perfect for fishing and walking. What more could you ask for! Hope to be back.The Ford Party - 6th June 2015
A really beautiful lodge, fully equipped and exceptionally clean. A remarkable setting where it enables you to have no concept of time. A truly peaceful and tranquil experience. Absolutely loved it - Thank you.The Ward Party - 30th May 2015
Accommodation was absolutely lovely, clean and well presented. The surrounding areas are very peaceful and we enjoyed a bbq one evening. All in all a lovely experience - we would come back.The Doris Family - 23rd May 2015
Lovely & Peaceful.The Caldwell Family - 15th May 2015
Had a lovely stay, so clean and well equipped. Fabulous bike rides plus lunch at The Bridge. Thank you so much.Kate, Paul, Dan, Tom - 20th April 2015
Another great stay in Porters Lodge. Lovely as ever. Most clean lodge we've ever stayed in. Can't wait to return. Thank you.Karen & Mark - 6th April 2015
We had such a relaxing time here at Porters Lodge. Time stands still here! We'd love to come back here one day. Thanks so much for making our stay so comfortable.Alex & Dorothy - 20th February 2015
The lodge itself was beyond what we thought it could be. The setting is amazing and perfect for dogs. Thank you for having us and we hope to return in the summer.The Gillott Party - 31st December 2014
What an amazing place and a lucky find for us. It's the perfect location and a real home from home.Sheryle, Jason & Ruth - 28th September 2013
A very relaxing holiday and a lovely place to stay. The lodge is beautiful.Lee-Anne and Sam - 13th September 2013
A very relaxing holiday. The lodge is very well equipped and has stunning surroundings.Lynn, Tim, Jo, Jack & Bella the dog - 10th September 2013
What a fantastic retreat. We have had a wonderful holiday in this lovely location.Pam, Ken & Sasha - 13th July 2013
Lovely cosy place to stay, peaceful and perfect for walks.Debbie, Irene & Ozzy - 27th June 2013
This is the most comfortable, well equipped and relaxing lodge we have ever stayed in. The setting was perfect for walking our dog.Mr Pendleton - 8th June 2013
We have had a wonderful week in this home from home. Very well equipped and comfortable and a great place to take a dog.Mr & Mrs Anslow - 25th May 2013
A lovely restful week, the lodage was cosy and comfortable and the best equipped property we have ever stayed in.Mr & Mrs Corbett - 18th May 2013
We have really enjoyed staying in this lovely clean and comfortable lodge.Mrs Wilden - 6th April 2013
We had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. It is comfortable well equipped and the setting is very peaceful.Ms Roberts - 30th March 2013
Had a very enjoyable week. Good area for bird and animal lovers.The Buchanan Family - 29th September 2012
Lovely lodge, a home from home.Mr & Mrs Leonard - 19th September 2012
Lovely relaxing week in a paeceful enviroment. Very comfortable lodge.The Ash Family - 11th September 2012
Had a lovely stay in this lodge, the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed at and in such a beautiful setting.The Mackenzie Family - 25th August 2012
Enjoyable relaxing week spent in a lovely lodge equipped with everything you could need. Many hours spent watching the kingfishers and fish in the lake.The Edwards Family - 11th August 2012
Lovely well equipped lodge. An enjoyable place to stay.The Marshall Family - 4th August 2012
A superb retreat in every way. To wake up to the trill of the kingfisher was a real treat.Mr Bailey - 14th July 2012