Old Post Office Cottage

Shotesham All Saints, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Full of warmth and character throughout, enjoy a tranquil stay in the delightful cottage. 

You can book this property from:

  • £550 per week
  • £79 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 26 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 2.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Set in the unspoilt village of Shotesham, is this delightful 3 bedroom detached property, Old Post Office Cottage. The property has a number of character features, with some dating back over 300 years as well as a wonderful open fire to enjoy on those cooler days. Well equipped throughout, you can also enjoy the warmer summer evenings with a glass of wine and some al-fresco dining in the property’s private walled garden. With a number of walks and footpaths for you to enjoy within the village, you also have the city of Norwich just a short drive away. Old Post Office Cottage offers everything you could need for a relaxing break. Shop: 3 miles away Pub: within walking distance

Ground Floor:

Sitting Room with comfortable seating, open fire, TV with DVD and DAB Radio and CD player
Bathroom with bath and hand held shower, washbasin and wc
Kitchen/Dining Room with built in electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, dining table and chairs
Garden Room/Study with desk and additional chairs leading out to the garden

First Floor:

Bedroom 1 with a double bed En-Suite with shower, wash basin and wc
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bedroom 3 with a single bed

Garden: Steps lead up to the fully enclosed lawned area with garden furniture and charcoal barbecue.
Garage: with additional fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 mountain bikes
Parking: Off-road unrestricted free parking is available at the church car park opposite the property.
Heating: Oil fired central heating, open fire with starter pack.
Also provided: Towels. WiFi. Books and games. Radio/CD Player.
Notes: This is a non smoking property. Mobile reception – variable. Low ceiling in part of the garage. Pets not welcome at this property.

The cottage homeowner, subject to his availability is always happy to take paying guests staying at the families holiday home for a days skippered sailing and posh picnic plus a sensible amount of wine or beer or both!! Max Carding keeps his classic Broads sailing yacht 'Jessica' moored at South Walsham (about 20 minutes drive from the cottage) and can accommodate up to four people.

Sailing aboard Max's beautifully restored yacht, even if you are not a sailor is the perfect way to enjoy and explore the enchanting beauty of The Broads. You will also see many examples of Norfolk's bird life and perhaps even the occasional Otter. If you sail why not take the helm (if you are brave enough) and experience the challenges and foibles of river sailing!? 

Shotesham is a delightful sought-after village in South Norfolk, offering both peace and tranquility whilst being just a few minutes away from the cultural centre of Norfolk, Norwich which offers a vast variety of local eateries, a great selection of shops as well as a number of historical points of interest. A superb spot for losing yourself in the natural beauty of the Norfolk countryside with a number of wonderful footpath walks through glorious woodland and open fields as well as enjoying a drink in the local traditional pub along the way. It is an ideal location for taking advantage of activities and days out close by, enjoy a day on the Norfolk Broads with boat hire available less than a half hour drive away.


Lovely warm cosy cottage with everything you need .

Mrs B,

A really comfortable querky cottage in a lovely area. Extremely well supplied with equipment and spares of household items.

Mrs B,

Lovely cottage with lots of character. The kids loved Bewilderwood and seeing the seals at Blakeney. We went to an animal park and did a 3D maze (Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens). Mark, Jess, Isabel & Benjamin.

Mr Mark G,

The Old Post Office is in an idyllic location. Just 20mins from Norwich, yet a quiet country village feel. Quirky, oldy worldy, but all in a good way. The garden is a delight, being very secluded and beautiful. Beds were comfy and very clean. Downsides ? The freezer in the garage, and we were harassed by flies, but these are very small things. Very lovely place for a peaceful break.

Mr K,

Cottage exceeded expectations. Good size, lovely garden, pretty location. Loved some of the artwork - much better than normally found in holiday cottages. Also appreciated the thought and generosity given to equipment and supplies. Warm atmosphere - felt very welcome. Thank you!

Ms Sarah K,

Half Term in Norfolk - Enjoyed boating on the broads, bike rides on Marriotts Way and Bewilderwood! Thanks for a great time. Saw a few dosy wasps in the house, may be a nest somewhere coming onto 1st floor landing.

Mrs Katrina T,

We booked three nights here at the last minute. After 17 weeks in lockdown, seeing nothing more than the local duck pond, we decided a break would do us all good. We really pitched the right place! The cottage is so homely and comfortable. Our three young boys have loved it as much as we have, especially the little room - they've dubbed 'The Snug'. The cottage is wonderfully well equipped. We really appreciated the bag of Norfolk gifts - thank you. The cottage was also immaculately clean. We are already looking at returning. Thank you for brightening up 2020!

Mr Tarriq K,

We've had a wonderful holiday, the cottage is beautiful and ideally located for exploring Norfolk. Thanks for the gifts - all very delicious. We look forward to booking some time in the Dorset Cottage for our next trip. Many Thanks

Mr Kevin W,

Lovely house and was amazed by the beautiful old staircase. Surrounding area also very lovely and peaceful. Highlight of the trip was seeing the seals at Horsey Beach! Thank you for the Norfolk gifts!

Mr Richard C,

Stayed for a week - enjoyed some September sunshine! Pleasant accommodation, late sun in the garden! Would have been benefited from some non-allergenic bedding. Visited Norwich, Horsey bay with the seals and Great Yarmouth. Enjoyed our first stay in Norfolk. Great gifts, thank you.

Mrs Adele M,