Near Holt • Sleeps 12 • Dogs welcome
Set within five acres of mixed woodland, formal garden and pasture, Swanton Cottage offers its guests an authentic and unique taste of Norfolk countryside living. This spacious cottage has been lovingly restored and now combines modern luxury with the tranquillity of its grounds and the ancient woodland that lines its borders. Perfect for gathering with groups of friends or family, the house also features a large glasshouse that has been purposefully set up for entertaining guests. Many a long evening has (and shall) be spent there! Should you decide to leave its beautiful grounds, the ever popular town of Holt and coastal village of Blakeney are only a short drive away.
Combining rural location with luxury, Swanton Cottage will wow you with its setting and design. Set within five acres of mixed woodland, formal garden and pasture, Swanton Cottage offers its guests an authentic and unique taste of Norfolk countryside living. This spacious cottage has been lovingly restored and now combines modern luxury with the tranquillity of its grounds and the ancient woodland that lines its borders. Perfect for gathering with groups of friends or family, the house also features a large glasshouse that has been purposefully set up for entertaining guests. Many a long evening has (and shall) be spent there! Should you decide to leave its beautiful grounds, the ever popular towns of Holt and Blakeney are only a short drive away.
Kitchen and Facilities
A well-appointed country-style kitchen sits centrally on the ground floor and it is around this room (and the adjacent conservatory) that most parties will gather. If the Aga does not provide enough cooking facility, the additional electric oven certainly will.
Included within the kitchen, you’ll find a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a full inventory of utensils and cooking equipment. You also have windows on three sides of the room, great for keeping an eye on what’s going on outside.
The utility room has a Belfast sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. On the ground floor you also have a WC.
Swanton Cottage is also blessed with an abundance of reception spaces, catering perfectly for the varying needs of a large group.
The main lounge is a quiet and comfortable place to relax, flooded in the daytime by the natural light that streams through the large sash window. As you would expect, the room has a flat-screen TV, Xbox One and a free Sky service. The stunning addition is that of the feature fireplace that provides a more interesting focal point to gather around, especially during the cooler months, after a day of adventuring through the wilds of Norfolk.
Down the hall, you next come to the playroom that has been set up for children. A super space for the kids to enjoy, with TV and assorted toys. Being within earshot of the kitchen, main lounge and dining room, this is a real plus for the parents!
The formal dining room has seating for 6 people to comfortably sit and socialise. Once your group has finished eating, there is the additional surprise option of lifting back the table top for a game of pool.
The second dining area is found in the conservatory that forms an extension to the kitchen. This is a larger dining space than the formal room and it is more than capable of hosting a sit down meal for 12 guests. Great for the whole group to gather in, a favourite time to be here is in the morning with a coffee. Come rain or shine, the underfloor heating allows you to enjoy the countryside panorama while still keeping you warm and comfortable.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Swanton Cottage offers five spacious bedrooms, all uniquely designed with fascinating details and many with wonderful views of the garden that surrounds it. With a good range of bedrooms and bathrooms, accommodating the different needs within your group should be easily managed.
The 1st floor master bedroom features a super king bed and looks toward the wooded border. The room comfortably allows for a travel cot, should it be required. The room is serviced by the family bathroom that is directly next door. Here you’ll find a large roll-top bath to enjoy.
Bedroom two features a king size bed with chez-lounge and views of the wooded border.
Bedroom three is at the rear of the property and, upon entering, your eye is immediately draw to the views over the garden and its adjacent pasture, to the ancient woodland that lies beyond. The room offers a king size bed and comes with a large en suite shower and WC.
Moving up to the 2nd floor, bedroom four has a king size bed and an en suite that comes complete with an enticing roll-top bath.
Bedroom five has been set up as a great space for children and has a twin single beds and a separate bunk bed. The room also comes with an en suite bath with shower over.
If the interior of the house fails to entice, the outside will surely convince! The mixture of formal and informal garden allows you to go on a wander throughout, enjoying the local wildlife and the tranquillity of the setting. If sport is more your calling, head down to the bottom of the pasture and here you will find the all-weather tennis court.
With mature planting consisting of Yew, Rhododendron, Hazel, Oak and Pine, the gardens are a real treat to explore. Springtime sees an abundance of bluebells and daffodils carpet certain parts of the garden, while the high-summer brings the floral planting to life.
For outside catering, guests have the use of the charcoal BBQ and the outdoor seating. The French doors to the kitchen/conservatory can also be opened, giving direct access to the formal garden.
Please be aware that there is a fenced off pond between the house and the tennis court, it is strongly recommended that children are accompanied while around this area.
While being enclosed, the garden cannot be said to be completely secure. While it does have brick walls that form a good barrier to the small village high street, further into the garden you’ll find a combination of mature hedging and wire fence that will not keep the most persistent dog from escaping.
The property offers generous off-road parking for up to six cars, ideal for large groups.
At a glance
Sleeps up to 12 guests
Friends & family groups, ideal for celebrations
Stunning extensive grounds with tennis court
Three bedrooms on 1st floor; 1 Super King & 2 King
Two bedrooms on 2nd floor: 1 King & Twin with bunk beds
Quiet village location
Close to popular towns of Holt & Sheringham
Charcoal BBQ (Fuel not provided)
XBox One & Sky TV
£500 Security deposit required
Ample Off-road parking
Complimentary Welcome Hamper
Bath robes and slippers
Luxury white towels and linens
Arrival day: Friday
Arrival time: 4pm
Departure time: 10am
7/14 night stays and 3 night short breaks start on a Friday 4 night short breaks start on a Monday
Short breaks are priced at 80% of full-week price. Alternative start days may be possible outside peak weeks.
|Dates||7 night price||Short breaks*|
|3rd January 2020 → 13th February 2020||£1950||£1560|
|14th February 2020 → 20th February 2020||£2200||£1760|
|21st February 2020 → 12th March 2020||£1950||£1560|
|13th March 2020 → 26th March 2020||£2200||£1760|
|27th March 2020 → 2nd April 2020||£2350||£1880|
|3rd April 2020 → 16th April 2020||£3000|
|17th April 2020 → 23rd April 2020||£2350|
|24th April 2020 → 30th April 2020||£2200||£1760|
|1st May 2020 → 21st May 2020||£2350||£1880|
|22nd May 2020 → 28th May 2020||£4100|
|29th May 2020 → 18th June 2020||£2350||£1880|
|19th June 2020 → 25th June 2020||£2475||£1980|
|26th June 2020 → 9th July 2020||£3000|
|10th July 2020 → 23rd July 2020||£3450|
|24th July 2020 → 30th July 2020||£3800|
|31st July 2020 → 27th August 2020||£4100|
|28th August 2020 → 3rd September 2020||£3000|
|4th September 2020 → 10th September 2020||£2650|
|11th September 2020 → 15th October 2020||£2200||£1760|
|16th October 2020 → 29th October 2020||£2475|
|30th October 2020 → 20th December 2020||£1950||£1560|
|21st December 2020 → 3rd January 2021||£4100|
|Later dates||Please contact us for details|
|Rates shown do not include £20 booking fee.||*available outside peak weeks|