West CottageWalnut Farm, Waxham, Norfolk
West Cottage is a beautiful farm cottage situated in the rambling grounds of Walnut Farm, in Waxham.
Our lovely owners also have a small caravan touring site and two static caravans in the grounds (at the front and the side of the land).
West Cottage (which has been newly renovated for our lovely guests) is situated in the rear of the farm grounds, next to East Cottage. It is quiet, peaceful and very, very tranquil.
Waxham is a fabulously quiet and peaceful hamlet, with lots of wildlife, fresh air and opportunities to explore the outdoors. Horsey (and its famous Poppylands, Horsey Mill and Ross’ Wildlife Boat Trips) is just along the road, and Sea Palling the other way, with its Blue Flag beach, dog friendly pub and cafe.
We have (of course) wonderful coastal path walking, there is a 1 mile private dog walk on site at Walnut Farm and some lovely bridle paths taking you towards the old Horsey Mill. There is also a NEW and very short walk to the beach direct from the cottage (5-10 mins to the dunes!!)
You can also buy some locally sourced provisions on site from the owners such as free range eggs (those eggs are also included in your welcome pack).
EARLIEST AVAILABILITY OCT 2021: SHORT 5-10 MIN WALK TO THE BEACH. BOOK EARLY FOR 2022
Reactive Dog 3 Star
This property has a 3 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details
Smoke Free Property
Broadband & WiFi
Off road parking for 2 cars
Accommodation over 3 levels
Lovely cottage, great outside space for the boys. Nice and quiet, close to some fantastic beaches. Horsey Gap and the seals were amazing to see. Waxham beach great and Sea Palling has some lovely little bays to paddle in. Welcome pack fantastic for all of us. Great idea having dog tags for the dogs. The dog walk on site was lovingly maintained. Thank you. Hope to come back some day
When you arrive
On arrival, drive down the main entrance (well signposted) with the main house on your left hand side. Drive past the barns on your left, and turn left just after then. Park your car outside the front of the cottage (there is plenty of room for two or more cars). West Cottage is the left hand side cottage.
As you walk into the cottage, turn right to enter into the:
This comfortable and welcoming room is furnished with 2 sofas (a two seater and three seater), has a 32 inch Freeview TV with DVD and a gorgeous woodburner with a complementary basket of logs (more wood can be bought on site). There is a bookshelf containing some reading material and games.
Go straight ahead to the:
This light and airy room has lovely views to the rear garden. It has been newly renovated in a classic but modern style, and includes an electric cooker and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge freezer. It has a lovely breakfast bar for informal snacks.
Go straight ahead into the:
This gorgeous room has seating for six, views to the front of the cottage and has a lovely original feature exposed walk. There is a stunning arched door through to the rear garden.
Turn around to the
This modern and newly renovated bathroom is situated at the rear of the cottage. It has a modern white suite comprising of a bath, powerful mixer shower over the bath and sink with vanity unit.
Return back through the living room to the entrance hallway and go up the stairs turning left (stepping down one step) to enter the:
Small Double Bedroom
This lovely room has views to the front of the cottage, has a lovely wrought iron bed, with comfy spring mattress, side unit with lamp. There are some wall hooks for robes etc. Further hanging space can be found in the hallway cupboard just outside this room. Step up to come back into the hallway and go straight ahead to the
This beautiful room is light, airy, spacious and has views to front and rear of the cottage. It has a double bed with comfy spring mattress, and has a feature fireplace, wardrobe, chest of drawers and side units with lamps. (There is a hairdryer in the chest of drawers)
Go through the second door and up the (steeper) stairs, to the
This cute twin bedroom has views over the rear of the cottage and is absolutely perfect for children. There are feature beams on either side of the room at waist height, adding to its charm and it is a real haven of comfort and fun. The beds are dressed in fun colours, there is plenty light from the velux window. The window does not open wide (for safety reasons) and there is a blackout blind for little ones.
Come back down both flights of stairs and out to the garden via the feature arch door.
The garden is large, and laid mainly to lawn, fabulous for lots of zoomies. It is very secure, having solid wooden fencing all around to 5 feet high. There is a lovely patio area just outside the arch door.
What We Provide
- All bedding
- Hand towels, tea towels and bath towels
- Dog supplies – bowls, dog towels for muddy paws, throws, poo bags, holiday dog tags
- Dog crates on request
- Travel cot/highchair on request
- Free wifi
- Oil fired central heating
- West Cottage is a non smoking property.
- The stairs are a little steeper and narrower than most houses. Do please take care, especially on the upper stairs.
- Dogs are welcome throughout the cottage
- Please note that our stretch of beach is sandy and has an artificial reef of rocks which forms a protected area of shallow water.
- There are restrictions in place on the beach at Sea Palling for dogs from 1 May to 1 October but they are only not allowed to the left of the access ramp. Turn right for ‘free range’ pooch access!
- The refundable bond for first time guests is £100
- Short breaks are welcome out of season (Fri to Mon and Mon to Fri – please do ask)
Reactive Friendly Award Details
West Cottage 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. West Cottage is situated in a very quiet area, off the beaten track and at the rear of a non working farm / and live caravan site. There are touring caravans at the front of the site which cannot be seen from the cottages. The cottages are at the rear of the land and in a well protected, and quiet location. There are two static caravans on the other side of the garden fence however, these caravans can only be seen from an upstairs bedroom window.
The fencing around the cottage is at least 5 feet high (and higher in some areas) with the whole lot being solid fencing and no gaps. There is a cottage next door (which is another holiday let) so will tend to have dogs. The fencing between the cottages is high but please be aware if you have very noise reactive dogs, you may wish to contact Gail to discuss any concerns. The cottage does not look into another one.
Parking is at the front of the property with access directly through the front door. The parking area is not fenced so please be aware of this.
Please note that as this is a very rural location, there may be on occasion, the slight possibility of hearing a bird scarer. We have had no reports of bird scarers at any time in the past 2years, but given the location (and the possibility of crop rotation) we cannot rule it out for future.
There are nice quiet walks around the locality including a private 1/5 mile walk around the land surrounding Walnut Farm. Please be aware there may be others using it too.
Location & Directions
West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham, NR12 0EG
From A149 at Stalham, take the turning onto “Old Market Road” signposted towards Ingham, Lessingham and Sea Palling and follow the signs to Sea Palling. Go straight through Sea Palling and take the coast road towards Horsey. As you go through Waxham, you will see Waxham Barn on your left, continue past there and keep your eye out after a left and a right hand bend in the road. Walnut Farm is clearly signposted on your left hand side.
Had a fantastic relaxed time away from fireworks. Lovely dog walk and local beaches to explore. Great welcome pack. Will definitely come again! Brilliant!
Amazing holiday – home from home. Helen and Mark are first class hosts. Thank you – brilliant! Will definitely be back.