The Stable Cottage

Watlington, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Spacious and well-appointed cottage set in the walled garden of a unique private estate within walking distance of local amenities.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,685 per week
  • £241 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 6 single beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 5 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 19 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV
  • Tennis court
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


A truly unique holiday experience awaits where ‘the deer and the buffalo roam’. Set in the grounds of this unique estate is The Stable Cottage, newly renovated and located in a stunning walled garden of the beautiful Watlington Estate. Approached through the old stable archway and overlooking a unique deer and antelope conservation project, guests can view rare breeds such as scimitar-horned oryx, barasingha and experience the samba deer roaming wild from across the garden wall. The owners are passionate about conservation and can offer a unique wildlife safari for guests during their stay, exploring the estate while encountering species of deer and antelope, water buffalo and the extremely rare ‘Great Bustard’ that had become nationally extinct in 1832.

Offering year round comfort this cosy get-away features a spacious and relaxed home with open fire, a stunning triple aspect garden room, perfect for dining with friends, four double bedrooms with a ground floor bedroom suite, each with bathroom facilities and luxury four poster to the master suite. The village itself is easily reached from London with a direct line accessible in 1hr 40mins with the option of guests being collected from the village railway station. If you’re too busy to cook whilst exploring the tranquil countryside and diverse bird-life or taking advantage of the fishing facilities on the estate’s private lake, delicious home-made suppers can be provided with home-grown produce also available for purchase. Tennis court facilities are also available with a hard court located within the grounds of this unique abode. Shop/Pub: all within walking distance

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall
Kitchen with oil fired Aga and built in electric double oven with electric hob, fridge with icebox, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility room with fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloakroom with wash basin and wc.
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, open fire, Smart TV with Sky basic package, CD player and DVD player. DAB radio.
Garden/Dining Room with comfortable seating, large dining table with chairs.
Bedroom 1 with zip and link super king-size bed which can be made up as full size twin beds (please request at time of booking how you would like the beds to be made up)
Shower room with wash basin, shower cubicle and wc

First Floor:
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom bath with overbath shower, wash basin and wc
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and wc
Master bedroom/family suite with king size four-poster bed and two single beds
En-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and wc

Garden: Fully enclosed gardens with walled garden, patio and orchard, all set within a unique deer and antelope conservation area. Barbecue. Table and chairs.
Tennis Court: Tennis facilities are available with a hard court within the grounds of the cottage.
Parking: Driveway for 5 or more cars.
Heating: Oil fired central heating. Open fire
Also provided: Towels. WiFi. Books and games. Radio. Tennis court. Wildlife safari exploring the deer, rare species or bird and water buffalo herd. Fishing lake with carp and trout.
Notes: This is a non smoking property. Mobile reception – variable

Watlington is located 7 miles south of King’s Lynn and 8 miles north of Downham Market and is also served by its railway station on the King’s Lynn to Cambridge and London line. It is also on the national cycling route which passes through the village. At the centre of the village is the village green, there is a local Pub serving food as well as boasting a Sunday carvery, fish and chip shop and village store, perfect for those last-minute essentials.
The historic town of King’s Lynn is a short drive or train ride away; once one of the most important ports dating back to the 12th Century. Meander through the cobbled streets with fine old merchant houses or visit the elegant Custom House that overlooks the town’s medieval harbour. There are plenty of fine eateries to enjoy, perfect for a spot of lunch or supper by the riverside at The Bank House and award winning Market Bistro.

Travel south by car, or train, to the Cathedral city of Ely where the Cathedral dominates the skyline, one of England’s largest and most beautiful Cathedrals. The town itself offers weekly markets and boasts a beautiful waterside area with many cafés, restaurants and art galleries to explore. The stunning North Norfolk coastline is just 30 minutes’ drive, the vast coastline is popular with cyclists and walkers with many country lanes and tracks to follow. Visit the RSPB Nature Reserve at Snettisham beach, spectacular for bird watching with bird filled lagoons and shingle beaches to explore. Well worth a visit if the majestic Sandringham House, set in stunning grounds with pretty gardens and woodland trails to discover, the adventure playground is popular with the youngsters too.


This property was magical - a fairytale place for my 9 and 7 year old boys. The gardens were stunning, safe and amazing to explore. The cottage was luxurious and having 4 bathrooms really helped make life easy. Lovely deep baths. The huge table in the garden room was brilliant for all getting together. Thoroughly recommend. The best holiday home rental we have ever done.

Mr S,

Fabulous property and stunning garden. This house was absolutely perfect for a family get together, plenty of space inside and out for family fun! The layout worked very well for two families sharing, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

Mrs C,

The Stables is a very spacious house in beautiful surroundings and has a very calming ambience. Myself and three friends stayed so each had our own bedroom and bathroom. The house was lovely and warm (as our week was unexpectedly cold for the time of year) and there was always plenty of hot water. Very good showers and large baths too to relax in after a days walking. The Reserve Tour was fascinating and Dee the guide was charming and a mine of information. The house is well equipped and we would definitely stay again.

Mrs M,