3 Star Reactive Dog Friendly

3 Star Reactive Dog Rated

Norton House is a 3 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage.  Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive.   Norton House is situated in a very quiet area, in the Norfolk Fens.  Our lovely owner has a reactive dog and absolutely understands the pressure points faced. Fences are all secure and all 6 feet high and the garden is not overlooked due to the height.  The garden is accessed directly from the kitchen patio doors and front door and dogs can be seen /supervised directly at all times due to the wrap around nature of the garden.  There is plenty of room in this quarter of an acre garden and your view of the fields to the rear are not impeded due to the mesh fencing.   The fields at the rear are currenty arable but there may at times be sheep on the field (we can notify you if this is the case).  There are a number of quiet and reactive friendly walks nearby and clearly signposted bridle path routes. Whilst there is farmland nearby we have had no evidence of bird scarers in the past few years.  There is no well-travelled/coastal route going past the house and it is very peaceful.  Further details of the walks and local area are contained in the Guest Login
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2 Star Reactive Dog Rated

Norton House is a 3 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage.  Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive.   Norton House is situated in a very quiet area, in the Norfolk Fens.  Our lovely owner has a reactive dog and absolutely understands the pressure points faced. Fences are all secure and all 6 feet high and the garden is not overlooked due to the height.  The garden is accessed directly from the kitchen patio doors and front door and dogs can be seen /supervised directly at all times due to the wrap around nature of the garden.  There is plenty of room in this quarter of an acre garden and your view of the fields to the rear are not impeded due to the mesh fencing.   The fields at the rear are currenty arable but there may at times be sheep on the field (we can notify you if this is the case).  There are a number of quiet and reactive friendly walks nearby and clearly signposted bridle path routes. Whilst there is farmland nearby we have had no evidence of bird scarers in the past few years.  There is no well-travelled/coastal route going past the house and it is very peaceful.  Further details of the walks and local area are contained in the Guest Login

Norton House, Marshland St James

£101.00

(4 customer reviews)

A beautiful, newly refurbished dog friendly holiday cottage in the idyllic Norfolk Fens.

Additional information

Beds

4 Beds

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Dogs

2 Dogs and More By Prior Arrangement, 3 Dogs and More By Prior Arrangement, 4 Dogs and More By Prior Arrangement, 1 Dog, 2 Dogs, 3 Dogs, 4 Dogs

WiFi

Broadband & WiFi Available

Smoking

Smoke Free Property

Parking

Off road parking for 4 cars

Reactive Friendly Dog Rating

3 Star Reactive Dog Friendly

Garden

Large Secure garden

Location

West Norfolk, Marshland St James

Bathrooms

One bathroom, one en-suite and one cloakroom

Reactive Dog Guide

Norton House is a 3 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage.  Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive.   Norton House is situated in a very quiet area, in the Norfolk Fens.  Our lovely owner has a reactive dog and absolutely understands the pressure points faced. Fences are all secure and all 6 feet high and the garden is not overlooked due to the height.  The garden is accessed directly from the kitchen patio doors and front door and dogs can be seen /supervised directly at all times due to the wrap around nature of the garden.  There is plenty of room in this quarter of an acre garden and your view of the fields to the rear are not impeded due to the mesh fencing.   The fields at the rear are currenty arable but there may at times be sheep on the field (we can notify you if this is the case).  There are a number of quiet and reactive friendly walks nearby and clearly signposted bridle path routes. Whilst there is farmland nearby we have had no evidence of bird scarers in the past few years.  There is no well-travelled/coastal route going past the house and it is very peaceful.  Further details of the walks and local area are contained in the Guest Login

Accessibility guide

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Location & Directions

Address: Norton House, Middle Drove, Marshland St James, PE14 8JT
From Peterborough, take the A47 towards Wisbech, then head onto the A1101 at Elm High Road. Continue on the A1101 for 3 miles then turn left onto Stow Road then left onto Middle Drove. Norton House is a 5 min drive and is the white semi-detached cottage on the right hand side of the roadOrIf you are approaching on Middle Drove from the South eg from Downham Market, Wisbech, Outwell then once you turn onto the road you will follow a straight narrow road for around 0.3 miles before there is a sharp bend to the right in the road with a house on the corner, once you have passed here it is a straight road for 1.3 miles until you reach the property. We are the last property before you reach the water, if you reach the traffic lights at the bridge then you have gone too far, turn around then you will see the properties directly behind you.OrIf you are approaching Middle Drove from the North eg from Kings Lynn then once you turn onto the road you will follow it for 0.5 miles before the road turns a sharp left, follow that round and continue straight for another 1.0 miles before you reach a junction with School Road. Turn right and then immediately left onto Middle Drove and continue straight for another 1.2 miles. You will reach a set of traffic lights over a bridge, cross over the bridge and the property is the building immediately on your left – we are the house with the 6 foot fence around.

Description

Norton House, set in the gorgeous Norfolk Fens, is a beautifully refurbished cottage, sleeping 6 people and welcoming up to 4 dogs (more by arrangement).  Our lovely owner is a multi dog owner and knows just how important it is to feel welcomed as a dog owner. This beautiful cottage is perfect for peace, tranquility, long walks and is especially fabulous for reactive dogs.  Our lovely owner has spent a great deal of time and effort in ensuring that the fencing surrounding the 0.25 acre garden is 6 feet high, whilst not detracting from the fabulous view over the fields to the rear of the cottage. The cottage is 100 yards away from public footpaths with miles of walks along open countryside and waterways.  If you fancy a bit of fishing, there are fishing platforms just a 30 second walk away from the cottage. Kings Lynn, Downham Market, Ely and Wisbech are a short drive away and if you fancy a day out, Sandringham Estate, Castle Rising, Castle Acre, Norfolk Lavender and RSPB Snettisham are fabulous places to visit.  Do drive up to the west Norfolk coast to take advantage of those gorgeous beaches with are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Cottage Details

When you arrive

Open the secure 6 feet gates, into the driveway where 4 cars can be easily parked Walk in through the front door into the hallway To your left is the

Utility Room

This handy room houses the washing machine, spare storage cupboards, handy clothes dryer and spare stairgate.  This doubles as a boot room so you can store all your outdoor gear, wellies, fishing rods, buckets and spades.  There is also a washing line outside if you like to have your washing aired! To the right of the hallway entrance is the

Downstairs Cloakroom

Comprising of a modern white toilet and handbasin with mirror over the sink. Walk through the hallway and turn to the right to enter the

Kitchen

The spacious kitchen has patio doors overlooking the rear garden, with stunning views across the fields.  The kitchen has modern white units with plenty of storage.  The double oven and hob is electric and there is a lovely breakfast bar to enjoy a morning coffee overlooking the gorgeous view.  There is a free standing 70/30 fridge freezer (the freezer section has plenty space for raw feed storage), a slimline dishwasher, washing machine and a lovely feature fireplace The kitchen is furnished with all the cooking equipment you will need on your holiday.  Walk back through the kitchen to the

Dining Area

This lovely room has views to the front of the property and has a formal oak dining table suitable for 6 people.  There are dual aspect views of both the front and back garden and fields beyond.  If you need any further entertainment, do look in the sideboard for a selection of adult and child friendly board games. Turn right into the

Living Room

This lovely room has west facing views over the front garden and has a newly installed woodburner, plenty comfortable seating for 6 people (throws for furniture too) and a 42 inch flat screen Smart TV with freeview channels (you can use your own Netflix etc logins). The leather reclining couch seating is arranged in an L shape formation so that everyone can see the TV from wherever you choose to sit. Go back through the Dining Room and walk upstairs and to the end of the corridor to:

Bedroom 1

This light and airy room overlooks the gorgeous walks right from the door.  Enter via the bespoke arched door. It has a king sized bed which is placed to get best views of the surrounding countryside.   Note that the bed doesnt have a footboard so ideal for long legs! Matching side units with lamps, a free standing wardrobe and a fitted cupboard too.  There is a small dressing table with mirror and table lamp and a wall mounted full length mirror also.  There are blackout curtains to make sure you have a fabulous sleep!

Bedroom 1 En Suite

This room has a modern en suite wetroom with drop shower and added massage jets for a bit of indulgence, a toilet and wash basin (with mirror over the basin) and heated towel rail. Back in the hallway, turn right into

Bedroom 2

This double bedroom overlooks the gorgeous view again and has two side tables with lamps, a walk in cupboard with free standing hanging space and plenty of room. There are blackout curtains to make sure you have a fabulous sleep! Back in the hallway, turn left into the

Main Bathroom

This lovely bathroom is furnished with a modern white suite, with overhead rainfall shower over the bath, toilet, sink, mirror over the sink and heated towel rail Exit back into the hallway and turn left into

Bedroom 3

This lovely twin room has views over the fields to the rear of the property.  There are side tables with lamps and a free standing mirror. There are blackout curtains to make sure you have a fabulous sleep! Come back downstairs and go into the garden via the patio doors or entrance door

Garden

This beautiful quarter of an acre garden is thoughtfully designed with dogs fully at the heart of it.   It gives you full privacy and ensures you don’t need to worry about the safety of your dogs once the main gates are closed and secured.  The garden is designed in a wrap around style and you have all day sunshine access in the garden.  There is  a small raised patio area to the left where you have stunning views across the fields, due to the mesh fencing (to make best use of the views).  On the right hand side there is also a patio area with seating, which is a picnic table for 6, two 3-seater wooden beaches, a 6 seater table with reclining chairs and a parasol.  There is plenty of choice to enjoy the stunning scenery. There are two sections of 6 by 4 metre areas of artificial grass, one at the front and one at the back, the rest is paved.

What we provide

  • Smart TV
  • Central Heating and log burner
  • Hair dryer
  • Furniture throws (3 in total for all seating), poo bags, holiday dog tags
  • Different size dog bowls, dog bed
  • 5 metal dog bowls
  • Medium sized crate available
  • Stairgate available for use
  • Three dog towels for muddy feet
  • Stairgate if needed

Please note

  • Norton House is a non smoking property
  • No dog beds are provided
  • There is no barbeque
  • There is a starter pack of logs, kindling and matches
  • There are hard floors throughout the kitchen, hall and bathrooms and carpets elsewhere in the house
  • Please do not allow dogs on human beds unless you bring your own bedding by prior arrangement.

 

4 reviews for Norton House, Marshland St James

  1. Jill and the Houndies

    Just back from a 9 day break at Norton House. Normally we Pack Holiday further North near the coast, but when this came on, swapped our booking. The property is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, huge zoomies area outside, totally enclosed & safe, even for the smallest of escapees once the gates are shut and has everything you need. The location is incredible – I could move in and live here tomorrow. The wildlife is incredible, so keep your eyes peeled if you have hunters!! My luxury was the amazing mattress on the king-size bed!!! It is remote, but very safe, and nothing is too far away!! The walks from the doorway along the waterways literally go for miles & miles, and apart from way off in the distance, we never saw another sole. We didn’t really travel too far, as for us it’s all about the hounds and long walks/chaotic romps which were right there on our doorstep and all felt safe despite the remoteness. Added bonus, the WiFi and mobile coverage was excellent which meant the Trackers worked!!! To watch the barn owls every dawn & dusk hunting in the field the other side of the wire fence was a rare treat. We did go to Holkham & Snettisham beaches, both beautiful and did not disappoint. The little town of Downham Market is lovely, with everything you could need, with a beautiful old fashioned Department Store called Reeds, and the market held on Fridays & Saturdays has all you’d expect with lovely local produce, excellent fishmonger and best of all, an awesome pet stall that sold the best selection of natural dog treats. Worzels at Wisbech has a lovely cafe/restaurant, farm shop & garden centre (the garden centre was transformed into their Christmas shop when we visited).

    The weather was … Well we’ve had a stay worse, once before, but the hounds never moan about the weather and I have no choice, so layers and wet weather clothing was the order of the day, but once back at Norton House, all dry, snuggly & warm and safe from the elements!! We did see a couple of stunning Norfolk sun rises before the weather turned, but there is something spectacular about Norfolk in the stormy weather!
    Wonderful place & location.
    Jill and The Houndies

  2. The Jefferies

    Enjoyed our week here, cottage is comfortable
    Our beardies enjoyed watching the sheep and not having to work!!!!

  3. Gail Adams

    A wonderful cottage with lots of well thought out additions for 4 legged friends
    Would visit again

  4. Victoria – August 18th 2023

    Lovely house with nice big safe garden for the dog’s (2 German shepherds and 4 miniature dachshund’s). Lovely peaceful area but still not far to the shop’s. The walks from the house was lovely for one of my reactive german shepherds who barks at fresh air! We didn’t see anyone at all on any of the walks. We spent most of the time sat at the table outside reading, playing board games and ate most meals outside too. The sheep in the field was lovely as well and the dog’s soon got used to them been there. The holiday was definitely a hit with the dog’s and we all had a lovely relaxing week.
    Would definitely come again.

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