3 Star Reactive Dog Friendly

3 Star Reactive Dog Rated

Wilfreds Farm is situated in a very quiet dead end lane in a VERY rural location with little or no passing traffic and only one house beyond.The garden is all at the front (grassed) and has hedging all around and mesh to the height of 4.5 feet highThe cottage is surrounded by farm land. To date, we have had no reports of bird scarers but we will keep an eye on this!The local farmer (Wilfred’s grandson) does everything he can to promote wildlife. There is a huge variety of birds and other wildlife immediately round the farm house, with two Sites of Special Scientific Interest at the end of the road. One to the right and one to the left.About five minutes from the dead end of the road is South Fen, a huge open area for walking dogs. Early in the morning and at dusk it’s possible to see four barn owls quartering the fen! Herons, Geese and many seasonal migrants spend time there alongside the River Ant. There are canoes for hire along this stretch from Dilham Hall Canoes.
Reactive Dog Rating 2

2 Star Reactive Dog Rated

Wilfreds Farm is situated in a very quiet dead end lane in a VERY rural location with little or no passing traffic and only one house beyond.The garden is all at the front (grassed) and has hedging all around and mesh to the height of 4.5 feet highThe cottage is surrounded by farm land. To date, we have had no reports of bird scarers but we will keep an eye on this!The local farmer (Wilfred’s grandson) does everything he can to promote wildlife. There is a huge variety of birds and other wildlife immediately round the farm house, with two Sites of Special Scientific Interest at the end of the road. One to the right and one to the left.About five minutes from the dead end of the road is South Fen, a huge open area for walking dogs. Early in the morning and at dusk it’s possible to see four barn owls quartering the fen! Herons, Geese and many seasonal migrants spend time there alongside the River Ant. There are canoes for hire along this stretch from Dilham Hall Canoes.

Wilfred’s Farm, Honing

Wilfred’s Farm, Heath Cottage, Honing, NR28 9PH
(12 customer reviews)

Wilfreds Farm is a very exciting new addition to the Pack Holiday family. It is a charming large cottage full of features and wonderful Norfolk character

Additional information

Dogs

1 Dog, 2 Dogs, 3 Dogs, 4 Dogs

Beds

4 Beds

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Smoking

Smoke Free Property

WiFi

Broadband & WiFi Available

Parking

Off road parking for 3 cars

EV Charger

EV Charger on Site

Reactive Dog Guide

Wilfreds Farm is situated in a very quiet dead end lane in a VERY rural location with little or no passing traffic and only one house beyond.The garden is all at the front (grassed) and has hedging all around and mesh to the height of 4.5 feet highThe cottage is surrounded by farm land. To date, we have had no reports of bird scarers but we will keep an eye on this!The local farmer (Wilfred’s grandson) does everything he can to promote wildlife. There is a huge variety of birds and other wildlife immediately round the farm house, with two Sites of Special Scientific Interest at the end of the road. One to the right and one to the left.About five minutes from the dead end of the road is South Fen, a huge open area for walking dogs. Early in the morning and at dusk it’s possible to see four barn owls quartering the fen! Herons, Geese and many seasonal migrants spend time there alongside the River Ant. There are canoes for hire along this stretch from Dilham Hall Canoes.

Accessibility guide

Wilfreds Farm has all bedrooms upstairs, There are the main stairs, at which level you can find bedroom 1. There are three more steps to reach the other bedrooms. The bathroom is on the same level as bedroom 1. The stairs do wind a little and are not carpeted. There is a shower room downstairs. Please let me know if you have any mobility issues

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Location & Directions

Address: Wilfred’s Farm, Heath Cottage, Honing, NR28 9PH
From the A149 take the turning signposted A149 North Walsham. Follow the road through Smallburgh and take the right hand turning through Dilham (The Street). Continue to follow the road through the village of Dilham, all the way to Honing (over a small bridge above Weavers Way). There are three small roads to take once you are over the bridge. Take the right hand one (you’ll see Weavers Way signs on your left). Follow this road for a few yards until you reach a left hand bend. Take the right hand turn from this bend into a small lane. Keep on this road (do not take the next right). Follow the straight lane for a few yards and you will see Wilfred’s Farm on your left hand side.

Description

Wilfred’s Farm is a 300 year old farm house with an original pegged wooden A beam room and tudor bricks in some of the outbuilding walls.

As it’s so old, it is positioned south west to catch the sun for the whole day, meaning it’s a light, bright, cheerful space. Only 50 years ago, Wilfred was farming the land using the shire horses he had bred himself. He thought horses preserved the soil structure better than heavy tractors. He kept chickens, pigs, cows, calves and grew potatoes, barley, wheat, and harvested the many Bramley apples from the five old trees that shelter the side of the house from the field where he kept his horses. The cottage has gorgeous sash windows, lots of nooks and crannies, huge feature fireplace and a beautifully designed spacious garden.

Park your car in the designated (3) spaces to the front of the cottage and walk to the front door.

Cottage Details

When you arrive

Kitchen

Walk into the entrance hall which has a gorgeous dresser and bookshelves on your right hand side, plenty of space for outdoor shoes and a cupboard in front to house outdoor gear. Ahead is the cottage style galley kitchen which has lovely wooden worktops, plenty of storage space and has a washing machine and dishwasher. There is an induction hob, double oven, microwave and a wide four slice toaster. The cupboard under the stairs has cleaning equipment including a vacuum cleaner, and baking equipment so you can make cakes, muffins and cupcakes!

The kitchen window overlooks the sheltered, shady and secure rear courtyard.

To the right of the front door is the

Utility Room

Which has a washing machine and four drawer freezer, with a door opening to a fully equipped downstairs shower and toilet. There is a coat rack and the rear door exiting from the utility room leads to a very secure small courtyard.

Back in the Kitchen, walk forward into the

Dining Room

This beautiful light and airy room has a fabulous sash window overlooking the large garden. There is a dining table with 6 chairs, feature lighting, dresser, two further comfortable chairs and a very comfortable couch situated in the feature fireplace. This room also has feature beams and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

Walk forward to the

Living Room

The cosy living room has comfortable seating for 7 people, bookshelves stacked with great holiday reading, a lovely woodburner and 39 inch Smart television with DVD player)

Come back through into the Dining Room and head up the feature Norfolk Winder staircase. The stairs are wood so do be careful in socks. There is a sturdy hand rail put in by the old farmer Wilfred, who lived here for many years.

At the top of the stairs, turn right into the

Bathroom

This light and airy room has a modern white suite with a gorgeous freestanding bath with central taps, free-standing charming sink unit and toilet. There is a heated towel rail. a Scandinavian bentwood chair for sitting on (and reading in this super sunny room with the sound of bird song filtering from the woods opposite)

Come out of the bathroom and head forward through the hallway (with wooden flooring) to the

Lower Level Single Bedroom

This charming single room has a wooden single bed, side cabinet and Chinese wardrobe (sold by a film directors daughter!) which has hanging space, side shelves and a deep bottom drawer. There is a wall mounted 31 inch TV

Step out and up a single stair to

Upper Bedroom 1

Has a fabulous view over the beautiful cottage garden. This room is furnished with a comfortable double bed, feature (not in use) fireplace, side units, lovely lamps, dresser, seat and wardrobe and a 31 inch television.

Exit this room and into

Upper Bedroom 2

Has a fabulous view over the beautiful cottage garden. This room is furnished with a comfortable single bed, side table, lamp, built in storage and a 22 inch television.

Exit this room and into

Upper Bedroom 3

Has a fabulous view over the beautiful cottage garden. This room is furnished with a comfortable king sized bed, feature (not in use) fireplace, side units, lovely lamps, two large in-wall original cupboards either side of the chimney breast (one side has shelves and one has hanging space and a shelf for extra blankets etc) and a 37 inch television. There is an antique dresser mirror on an antique writing table by the window with a dresser chair.

Exit to the

Garden

This large and well maintained cottage garden has some wonderful local species of plants and shrubs and is a perfect haven for visiting dogs.

It is fully enclosed and meshed to 4.5 feet high all around.

What we provide

  • Linen and Towels.
  • WiFi.
  • Books and Games
  • Hairdryer
  • DAB radio.
  • Welcome pack
  • High chair
  • Travel Cot
  • EV Charging:  A type 2 charger (please check your vehicle spec to ensure it is compatible)

Please note

  • This is a non-smoking property.
  • Refundable security bond is £100
  • Sams Pets is a great place to contact for raw food and pet supplies.   Pack Holidays guests have an exclusive 10% off anything in their shop in Market Place in North Walsham!  Take a peek at their Facebook page too!

12 reviews for Wilfred’s Farm, Honing

  1. Debs

    Gail, Thank you! The perfect dog friendly cottage DOES exist! My review says it all

  2. Tim Ros Daniel Sam and Shiva Lola Kurtis and Harper

    Our second visit to Wilfred Farm
    So good to we had to come back again
    Happisburgh beach was brilliant for the dogs – went twice and had the beach to ourselves both times – also Bacton Woods were incredible, the dogs loved chasing squirrels and slept all night exhausted
    Thanks to Jane for the lovely welcome pack enjoyed by us and the dogs
    Thank you, your house is amazing very welcoming clean and lovely Thank you

  3. Gemma, Karen, Max Nellie and Pepper

    Thank you for our second lovely stay at Wilfreds Farm. The dogs were also very pleased to be back Jane and Gail have been very considerate of their needs both times – first stay Nellie was recovering from surgery to fix a broken elbow, and both visits have included our reactive boy Max, who is very relaxed here. We have enjoyed beautiful weather, quiet beach walks as well as inland walks on Weavers Way and trips to Martham Paw Ground secure field and Walcott secure field. Good food at Smallsticks Cafe, Poppyland, Hirst Farm Shop and cannot fault the Star Inn at Lessingham.
    Wilfreds itself has been very comfortable and cosy. I love how bright and airy the rooms are and I am a big fan of the very deep bath! Everything we need but most important, the dogs feel very much at home too. Thank you for sharing Wilfreds with us. PS must not forget to mention the annual trip to Horsey for the seal watching, just magical no matter how many times we go!

  4. Gemma, Karen, Max Nellie and Pepper

    Thank you for our second lovely stay at Wilfreds Farm. The dogs were also very pleased to be bak
    Jane and Gail have been very considerate of their needs both times
    First stay, Nellie was recovering from surgery to fix a broken elbow, and both visits have included our reactive boy Max who is very relaxed here
    We have enjoyed beautiful weather, quiet beach walks as well as inland walks on Weavers Way and trips to Martham Paw Ground secure field and Walcott secure field. Good food at Smallsticks, Poppyland, Hirst Farm Shop and cannot fault and cannot fault The Star at Lessingham
    Wilfreds itself has been very comfortable and cosy. I love how bright and airy the rooms are and I am a bit fan of the very deep bath. Everything we need, but most important, the dogs feel very much at home too
    Thank you for sharing Wilfreds with us
    PS Must not forget to mention the annual trip to Horsey for seal watching – just magical no matter how many times we go

  5. Debbie

    Wilfreds Farm a very comfortable cottage, excellent for our first Pack Holiday
    The best sandy beaches we found were probably at Walcott and Happisburgh and for seals around Horsey
    Nelson Head at Horsey was a great pub! Walks around Wilfreds Farm were all well signed and easy to get to
    Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful
    We’ve enjoyed our visit and so did the 3 dogs we brought with us
    Having the OS map here was a good help

  6. Jayne Wintle

    Absolutely love Wilfred’s Farm. Perfect in every way. The cottage is so dog and human friendly with a lovely big garden, great for our three Border Collies. The location is great, right on the Weavers Way for country walks and minutes away from lovely beaches. Fantastic get away from fireworks too, they can be heard in the distance in the garden but nothing inside so very happy and contented Border Collies and humans not seeing them stressed. Jane and John the owners are lovely and helpful with any needs and local information. Already booked for 2024 and 2025! Getaway heaven 🐾❤️

  7. Bev and Paul, Maisie, Lottie, Dolly and Saffie

    Thanks for a great holiday. This is our second visit to Wilfreds
    We love it, lovely to meet Jane and John. We hope to be back soon but maybe for two weeks, that would be really heaven
    Thank you for the lovely welcome pack. The cake and bread were delicious

  8. Deb Ashley

    What an absolute gem of a place, this is such a find. Wonderfully located for both beach and inland walks. Weavers Way is just a short walk away. It was fantastically quiet and peaceful. The cottage is well equipped and furnished to a good standard and so dog friendly. We had a marvellous week at Wilfred’s Farm, the time flew by. We went home feeling relaxed and recharged. The garden was completely secure so we had no worries about escaping pooches, so important. Best of all Gail is a dream to deal with and unlike other holiday cottages I’ve booked recently this surpassed my expectations and more. If you want peace and tranquility go to Wilfred’s Farm you won’t regret it. We’ve booked again! Thanks Gail.

  9. The Green and Harrison party and Moose, Fish, Coco and Minnie

    Wilfreds Farm was absolutely lovely! We’ve had a lovely relaxing time. The cottage is so quaint but very spacious and had everything that we needed for a family of 5 adults, 1 child and 4 bouncy dogs.
    Weve had a great time seeing the local area.
    Happisburgh beach was a favourite for the dogs to run around and paddle
    Scarlett (8 years old) loved Hemsby and Sea Palling
    The food at The Cross Keys was fabulous and very dog friendly.
    Loved it all, thank you

  10. Babs, Hannah and Hack , Harvey and Bertie

    The peace and quiet here is amazing; loved listening to the owls when in bed. The space in the cottage is really good, the quirky layout and the furnishing were delightful. Love the creaky floorboards upstairs and the slight slope. The cottage is very cosy and the garden fabulous for the dogs. We have been fortunate with the weather this weekend, we were able to sit in the garden for a while
    We visited Cart Gap beach with the dogs which is really good and spacious (best thing is there are toilets in the car park) Also East Ruston Vicarage Gardens – I am lucky enough to live only an hour away so will definitely be re-visiting them.
    Oh yes, nearly forgot to say the beds are really comfy and we have all slept like logs
    Thank you so much!!

  11. The Horner Henwoods

    We’ve had a lovely relaxing stay in a magical cottage.
    Everything we needed, super comfortable and an amazing fairytale like garden. Loved seeing how many butterflies we could see every day.
    Thank you for the cake, biscuits, coffee and milk, much appreciated.

  12. Anonymous

    We had a lovely trip on a boat with Richardson, the grandchildren loved it
    Amazing fish and chips as always from Walcott
    Lovely time on the beaches at Walcott and Sea Palling and a visit to the cafe at Walcott and Smallsticks
    Amazing walks and wildlife around the cottage

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