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Pear Tree Cottage in Castle Acre, Norfolk

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Pear Tree Cottage description

Holiday home
Pear Tree Cottage is a lovely, detached cottage set down a quiet lane in Caste Acre near Swaffham. The cottage offers a double room and a twin room, and a family bathroom. There is a kitchen with a dining area in an adjoining sun room, with patio doors leading outside, and a sitting room with a multi-fuel stove. Outside, there is a lawned garden with a patio and furniture, and roadside parking. Pear Tree Cottage is a wonderful base for friends and families exploring Norfolk, all year round.

A large west Norfolk conservation village with pretty red brick and flint faced cottages, Castle Acre is set within rural landscape and boasts an historical past. The village retains the ruins of a Norman castle with earthworks, the beautiful church of St James and the ruins of a Cluniac Priory. The main entrance into this attractive village is through Bailey Gate, a 13th Century flint gateway, under which pilgrims have passed for hundreds of years on their way to the shrine at Little Walsingham, a pilgrimage which still takes place today. There is a large village green surrounded by lime trees, cottages, traditional tea rooms, two public houses serving meals and further along the road, a village store. A wonderful base for exploring Norfolk.

Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways - East Anglia is a dream holiday destination. Norfolk offers beaches, saltmarshes and quaint villages whilst equally as charming are the coast and countryside of Suffolk.

Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Two well-behaved pets welcome.Sorry, no smoking. Roadside parking. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: Steep cottage stairs, may not be suitable for less mobile.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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March 2015
Rented this property through Sykes Cottages, chosen because of its location in Castle Acre (walking Peddars Way) and because of its broadband facility. However, the latter is extremely slow and just about adequate for email but not web browsing. The village of Castle Acre is regarded by estate agents as 'highly desirable' and one can see why with its church, priory and castle. However on day three of our week, the fighter jets started roaring overhead completely disturbing the tranquility of the place. I understand this is an issue for most of Norfolk! Upon arrival we immediately filled the kettle but found the switch to be 'faulty'. Rang the owner's landline to find he was on holiday. There was no information pack with alternative contact information so rang Sykes after which the housekeeper who resides in the village called us and dealt with the issue plus other matters which I brought to her attention. I am pleased to report the beds are comfortable, not something to be taken for granted on holiday rentals. There is plenty of hot water and please note there is also a dishwasher in the kitchen, but this is omitted from the property details. The lounge furniture is also very comfortable. There is clearly a parking issue with this property. I drive a Ford S-Max. There is no way it would fit in the parking space next to the side door - small cars only and even then its a tight fit because of the narrow lane in which the house is located. I was asked on day one to move my car because a neighbour thought another neighbour would be offended as it was 'her' space so had to move it up the lane next to a building site for the weekend. Its now parked outside the front door with inches to spare, just as well I have front/rear reversing sensors! Overall I would rate this property as 3 start- I am sure it could be made 4 star which a little more TLC.
Mrs Woolner
May 2016
A lovely relaxing country cottage in a lovely village. It was very cosy homely with very comfy beds. Loved the fact we could sit in the extended kitchen area watch the morning birds in the very cottagey country garden. Loved every minute of it. We need 2 weeks next year, will definitely book!
Mr Atwell
August 2015
Really nice place for a holiday!
Mrs Swanson
October 2015
A lovely cottage, which was very dog friendly and very well equipped. The cottage it self was very warm and cosy, with lots of lovely walks from the door step. The dish washer was a nice surprise and an added bonus. We would recommend Pear Tree Cottage to any one looking for a dog friendly holiday.
Mrs Gridley
May 2015
We loved our stay at Pear Tree cottage, the facilities were excellent especially for our two small dogs. We will definitely recommend the cottage to our many family and friends.
Mrs Milburn
April 2015
A beautiful cottage in an excellent village. The cottage is warm and very spacious, the welcome basket was a lovely touch. It is located in an ideal place for visiting everything Norfolk has too offer and Castle Acre has lots of lovely walks and a couple of good coffee shops. The castle and the priory are wonderful and we really enjoyed exploring round them with our daughter. We will definitely be booking this cottage again.
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