Robin and Elena made us feel very welcome from our arrival. The cottages are spotless and perfect for what we needed. My elderly Grandmother was very comfortable here and the facilities were great. My family actually went back twice in one month due to unforeseen circumstances and were very happy with both visits. Cannot recommend this property enough. Very peaceful surroundings.
We have just returned from 4 days at this beautiful cottage.
The hospitality was outstanding, Robin was there to meet upon arrival and showed us around and familiarised us with the cottage, the garden and local area.
The cottage was immaculately clean, smelt fresh and I could see it had been cleaned to a very high standard.
As a family of 5 consisting of a 10week baby, 2 year old and 13year old - all the little touches were very welcome. The towels that were available were clean, brilliant white and pressed. There was ample toilet rolls and hand wash. Having small children we took our own bath and shower products.
In the kitchen there are all the necessary items to cook a family dinner - everything was there including washing up liquid! There was a high chair provided, which was also spotlessly clean, which my little boy loved! We were able to cook dinner and sit as a family on our first day, no problems at all.
In the bedrooms are sturdy wardrobes complete with coat hangers, wardrobe tidy, spare blankets, ironing board and iron. There is so beside tables and chest of drawers- perfect for a big family and we were able to pack stuff away and keep the place tidy.
There is a shower in one bedroom and bath/shower in the other - this suited our needs perfectly because once the children had gone to bed, we could then shower and get ready for bed without disturbing them.
There's are satellite channels including the much loved CBeebies! The cottage wasn't overly warm, but cosy enough for our new baby.
The garden is quit simply, incredible. My children absolutely loved it! We could sit in the patio area with a glass of wine and they had a brilliant time playing in the tree house and on the swing. The shear size of the garden is enough to wear them out! If you have little children, this cottage is perfect as everywhere is fenced off and secure. My toddler was able to wear himself out whilst I sorted dinner on the patio.
We went to Great Yarmouth for the day which was a lovely sea side day out - if you go, make sure you go on the snails! Absolutely brilliant and so funny! My toddler went on 5 times!!!
One afternoon we walked to The Ferry pub, where we all are dinner. The owner, Sonia (I think!) rearranged all the tables for us so we could fit in a pram and high chair. The people in the pub were so welcoming and it has a lovely atmosphere. There are games for younger children to play and keep entertained. The food was delicious - big portions and they made my toddler who's a very fussy eater, chicken strips as they weren't on the menu!
On our return back to the cottage, Robin arrived with home baked scones, fresh jam and cream as a treat!!! How lovely is that? We were able to eat warm scones on the patio, in the sunshine with happy children - it was so thoughtful and very much appreciated. Thank you!
We've made some lovely memories, went on some lovely walks and we were genuinely sad to leave.
I would definitely stay again and will be recommending this cottage to my other friends who have small/lots of children.
Lovely stay at the Garden House with our two children 13 and 11 who loved the garden and particularly enjoyed playing badminton on the front lawn. Lots of places to visit nearby including Holkham Hall, Beccles,Framingham and Lowestoft for fish and chips and dodgems! Robin and Elena very friendly and helpful as was the neighbour. I very much enjoyed sitting in garden listening to the geese come in every evening, relaxing and having a good read. We even saw a shooting star on way back from the pub. Torches were a must- thank you for the loan, Robin
With our daughter and son in law visiting from America and my husband recovering from ill health, this was a welcome short break.
We rented both .Very well equipped .
Would highly recommend this place.
Booked Surlingham Lodge cottage as a late availability on the internet. What a great find. Spacious , high quality , clean cottages. Great location , with river and Pubs in walking distance. Had the use of the large garden which has views over the fields behind. Robin and Elena gave us a lovely welcome and provided us with fresh bread and milk on arrival They gave great advice on where to visit . Will return. Thank you for your hospitality.