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Late availability Comfortable country cottage overlooking farmland

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Colkirk, Fakenham, Peaceful Location On Outskirts of village

Ideal for 2 or 6 visitors. Comfortable well equipped cottage overlooking the fields of Colkirk Hall Farm. Spacious fenced garden and large parking area. Patio with garden furniture. 2 miles from the market town of Fakenham

1 double 1 twin with wash basin 1 single and bathroom upper floor 1 small single en suite with shower toilet and wash basin ground floor

Well equipped kitchen/dining and comfortable cosy sitting room with wood burner. Full oil central heating.

Wifi Telephone incoming calls only

Short walk to the Colkirk Crown recently re-opened

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


I have lived in Norfolk all my life. Daughter of a well known Norfolk farming family I married a farmer in 1963. I worked doing farm accounts and then in 1970 I started renovating the old cottages which I had bought in 1968. This grew into a letting business which I have been doing for over 40 years.

CATHERINE JOICE purchased this cottage in 1968

Why CATHERINE JOICE chose Colkirk

Originally the home of one of our farm tractor drivers

when he moved into his own bungalow I pulled down the old part of the cottage and rebuilt the kitchen, bathroom and a new bedroom.

This is a very comfortable well equipped cottage with plenty of well fenced outside space

What makes this cottage unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

October 2013 Lovely spacious cottage. Lovely treat for my 50th birthday

November 2013 Loved this lovely cosy cottage. Enjoyed some good meals at the Crown

February 2014 Cottage has been wonderful, well equipped, plenty of space, totally enclosed garden was wonderful for Ruby (dog). Must be great for children playing outside
Aug 2012
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Colkirk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with wc bath/shower over bath bedroom 2 washbasin bedroom 4 ensuite with shower washbasin and wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed bedroom 2 with twin beds bedroom 3 with single bed bedroom 4 with single bed ground floor
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: Long winter lets available Outside: Spacious well fenced garden with patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Large parking area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are extra mattress protectors and pillow protectors are provided. Also duvets, bedspreads, bathmats and tea cloths the cottage is changed at every changeover


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Late availability Comfortable country cottage overlooking farmland
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Well-equipped, cosy, yet quite spacious, cottage in great location.

Clean and well-maintained.

Friendly, helpful owner.

Great to have enclosed garden for dog.

Ground floor bedroom quite compact - our 20yr old son only stayed with us a couple of nights and it was perfect for him, but someone else might struggle with lack of storage space.

Nicely decorated throughout - loved the pictures!

Especially nice to have large kitchen table for us all to sit around.

We would certainly stay again - if Catherine would have us!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the cottage and would welcome you all again
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Very pretty, welcoming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Hillside Cottage is a very clean, comfortable, well-equipped cottage. It has a lovely secluded garden and is situated in a peaceful location. The beds are very comfortable and there are two bathrooms, one on each level, which is excellent for those with mobility problems or for a large family. We received a very warm welcome from the owner who was very friendly and helpful. The small town of Fakenham is a five minute drive away and there are beaches within a twenty minute drive. The Hourglass is an excellent pub/restaurant in the nearby village of Sculthorpe. We had a wonderful holiday in the cottage and are looking forward to returning next year. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and look forward to seeing you again next year
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Beautiful cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Out stay at Hillside was just perfect. The cottage is like home from home. We were celebrating a special birthday. With two dogs we didn't want to leave them, so we drove to wells beach. It was stunning for a dog friendly beach. We would recommend this cottage. Not to far from the sea. Ideal location. Catherine was very friendly. And helpful. We will be returning. Thanks Catherine for a most enjoyable short break.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your short stay and hope to be back again
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Excellent cottsge

  • 4 of 5

This is a brilliant spacious and clean cottage in a lovely peaceful setting. Well equipped kitchen and generous sized garden which was a great place for 4 children and our dog to play. The BBQ and patio area was a bonus too. There was also a park for the children just a short walk away. The Crown Pub in the villages served delicious food (big portions) and were really good when we all went in (dog included).

I would definitely this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay but with the amenities of Fakenham close by (in Fakenham) and the beach a short drive away (in Wells

Thank you to the owner for a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that you all enjoyed your holiday staying in Hillside Cottage
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have first used this cottage about 7 years ago and we are still using this cottage.The cottage is always clean and well maintained.The property is well proportioned with 2 bathrooms,4 good bedrooms a good sized kitchen diner and the owner allows dogs which is good for us.

The owner does provide good customer service i have recommended this cottage to relatives and they now come with us, We love the cottage and the area hence why we return each year,

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to see you back again and know how much you appreciate the cottage and the surrounding area
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Hillside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Hillside cottage was ideal for three generations of our family - grandparents, son and daughter-in-law and two grandchildren aged 12 and 9. Catherine made us very welcome and the cottage was well equipped, warm, spacious and comfortable. We had good dry and sunny weather all week. The fish and chip shop at the next village was useful.As we are all interested in wildlife we had very good outings to Sculthorpe Moor for the Hawk and Owl Trust, Pensthorpe, the sealife centre at Hunstanton and Titchwell the RSPB reserve which has wonderful new hides after the flood devastation of December 2012. We saw the barn owl flying across the meadow and the cottage garden on most days. On quieter days without the young family we visited some the familiar villages of the north coast and some of the lovely old churches and on the way home we went to Castle Acre and Oxburgh Hall. It was a relaxing and yet action packed week. We would love to come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hillside. I was especially pleased that you saw the barn owl frequently during your stay. It was a pleasure to have you as visitors and I hope that I shall see you again
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Special interest holidays:

Short distance from Fakenham race course


15 minutes from the North Norfolk coast


2 Miles From Gt Ryburgh Village Shop And Po

2 Miles From The Market Town Of Fakenham

Approx 4 Miles From Pensthorpe Wild Life Park

Further Details:

2 Miles From Tesco Supermarket In Fakenham

3 Miles From Morrisons On The Fakenham By Pass

2 miles from Lidls in Fakenham


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

LINEN $ 1 per person per night
TOWELS $ 0.63 per person per night
Pet Fee $26.23
Refundable damage deposit $131.16

Booking Notes:
Bookings accepted by phone or email
25% deposit payable on booking. Balance due 28 days before the holiday, if the booking is less than 28 days away then the whole amount is payable on booking. Booking confirmed by email or pos

Changeover Day:
Changeover Friday or by arrangement especially for short term bookings.
Arrival 3 pm and departure 10 am
Dogs £20 per week per dog Own bedding and covers for sofas

Notes on prices:
Heating and electricity included in summer. Out of season extra by meter readings payable on departure
Logs provided
Linen and towels extra or you can bring your own
£8 double £6 single Towels £20 per cottage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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