Guestbook

We really enjoyed our stay here - thank you! The cottage was lovely & very comfortable & the tractor spotting around the village was excellent (Lisette 21/4). Alovely break and a a great place to hang out and enjoy some lovely weather - finally! Olivia and Lisette 17-24 July 2021

Left our 17yr old at home for some quality parent alone time - yippee- at last! loved the cottage - thanks Richard and Rosie - and enjoyed the area. we came for the first time in October 2020 & will return to enjoy the peace and canoeing the Norfolk Broads. We'd recommend the pop-up bakery at Womack Staithe for sour dough bread, custard tarts and cinnamon buns - a respite from our mainly sugar free diet. Would love to return to do some of your local walks. Juli 13-17 July 2021

Enjoyed a fantastic holiday and were lucky with the weather. The cottage is excellent, equipped with everything we needed, and the location is perfect for exploring Norfolk. Pizzas at "The Lion at Thurne" well worth a try. David,Alex, Joshua & William 3-13 July 2021. I really want to live here some day and it is a really nice place to fish. William (12)

Our third stay at Old Lion Cottage and another amazing week. Cottage was perfect as always and weather gorgeous. We did some things we had done before - Horsey (Ross's boat and beach), Bewilderwood and some new adventures - Hickling Broad (NWT), electric dayboat to Ranworth (brilliant) and a trip to Blakeny for crabbing as well as some new walks. Booked again for next year. Thank you for an amazing stay. Emma, Steve, Sammy (11), Flora (8) Gray  29th May - 5th June 2021

We had a great week in this lovely relaxing cottage. Everything we needed and thank you for the fizz, marmalade and biscuits. Excellent location - little stroll to the pub in the village, and shop where we could get a cuppa from after a long walk. Great walks outside front door and easy to get to beaches and Broads. Day boats are to be recommended. Had a meal inside on 17th 'YAY' - only us in so was safe. Lovely outside too. We will be back for sure. Trish & Paul Cooke 15th-22nd May 2021

We had such an enjoyable week here. The cottage has been perfect. Lots of walks along beaches and Broads. Fabulous sightings of the seal colonies at Winterton and Horsey. Enjoyable meal at The Lion pub - still outside only but the sun was still shining! Electric day boat hire form Martham Boats to be recommended. Hope to be back. The Hendersons and dogs. 7-14 May 2021

A few days of freedom under sunny (but chill) Norfolk skies were just what we needed as this lock down eases. the trip was centred around the Broadside village of Thurne and the cosy welcome of Rosie and Richard's cottage - perfectly situated. Thank you for making it the ideal home away from home. The fires and bubbly ended the days beautifully. A unique setting. Matthew, Fiona, Jemima and Gabriel 12th-15th April 2021

We have thoroughly enjoyed our break here. The cottage is really cosy and comfortable - a home away from home. Very clean and well equipped. It is so beautifully situated in the very pretty village of Thurne. We especially loved the ancient church, the staithe and the windmill. We visited many places - Wroxham, Potter Heigham, Cromer, Holt, Horning, Sheringham, We had a fabulous day out on a boat on the Broads - hot and sunny. Had a lovely meal at the local pub & visited for drinks most evenings. Would love to return. Many thanks Ian & Jacqui, Sue & Martin 19-26 Sept 2020

We have had a wonderful week here in Norfolk. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Our Springer spaniel has also had a great time, lots of places to visit, lots of walks. Beds are very comfortable and the lack of street lighting ensures a good night's sleep. Many thanks for the use of your cottage. We have all loved it. Me especially the Dark Night Skies. Kind regards Eileen & Mike, Caroline and Alec 12 - 19 Sept 2020 

Our 2nd time here and it was just as welcoming and cosy. A real 'home from home'. Thank you for the prosecco, biscuits and lovely homemade marmalade. Bonnie enjoyed the garden and we enjoyed the well equipped cottage and comfy beds. We ate out at the local Lion and California Cavern once. Caister on sea and Winterton on Sea good for doggie beaches and swimming. Visited Felbrigg Hall NT - good walks. Drove to Sheringham and Wells next the sea. Very busy - not much social distancing. This end of Norfolk is better for that. Thank you Rosie and Richard, another excellent stay. We'll be back for sure. Michael, Elaine and Bonnie. 4th - 11th Sept

We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. Such a cosy and homely cottage. We've enjoyed beautiful walks, hired a boat for half a day, pub meals and a morning at Winterton beach where we saw seals swimming. Thank you Rosie and Richard - we wish we could stay for longer and would love to come back one day. Ben, Laura, Daisy & Ollie plus Rufus. 30th Aug - 2nd Sept

What a wonderful week! A beautiful cottage, clean, tidy and lovely welcome pack - thank you! Stunning location with fabulous walking routes on the doorstep & good run tracks too! Lovely beaches and lots of useful info and ideas of places to visit. We'd love to come again Alice, Lou & Rach (& Tilly) 16 -21 August 2020

Can I stay forever??? Sammy age 10. I love it here. Flora age 7. Just what we needed after this strange time. The sea air and watching the boats was the perfect tonic and the cottage as lovely as ever. See you again in May. Steve, Emma, Sammy and Flora. 12 -16 Aug 2020.

Lovely stay, a very well equipped cottage, a home from home! Would love to return for more fun on the Broads. Thank you. Michelle Gould & family. 4-11 August 2020

Thank you for a wonderful stay, so relaxing and quiet. Rosie and Richard your cottage is beautiful with everything you could possibly need (i.e the shower - love it!!) Hoping to come back for longer next year. Trevor and Sue 29 July - 3 Aug 2020.

Well we've just had the perfect week here for our 'Ruby Wedding'. Love the cottage. We've walked miles with the dogs exploring. Easily been further North to Holt and Cley next the Sea. Thank you Rosie and Richard. Alison and David 10th - 17th July 2020.

Wonderful relaxing weekend in this cosy cottage! Beautiful views, great local beaches with pub and welcoming staff very close. Cottage had everything we needed and the fire was welcome at night. Steve, Peter and Rachel. 31 Jan-3 Feb 2020

Thank you Rosie and Richard for the cosiest weekend in your cosy cottage. It is such a lovely location, we saw baby seals on Winterton Beach and had lovely food in the local pub. The cottage had everything we needed and we all had a great weekend. We don't want to leave! Becky. 10-12 January 2020

The best cottage we have ever stayed in. Beautiful + lovely touches, very well thought out & presented. Pub was great; cottage in fantastic & very quiet location. Could not be better. Justine & Clarke. 14 -21 Sept 2019

What a find... we have been so lucky to enjoy Old lion Cottage this August Bank Holiday. Each day the boys awoke with a "roar!" in honour of the house. So comfortably furnished + prettily decorated. Incredible weather made for great days out at Waxham + Winterton beaches, a day on the Broads on a boat and a great meal at Bure River Cottage Restaurant in Horning - highly recommended. Thank you Richard & Rosie for your help in advance of our stay, and for thinking of everything that we might need. A lovely time had by all! Tessa, James, William & Nicholas. 25-29 August 2019

Had a lovely relaxed time - the cottage is very cosy. There will be many happy memories of this stay - thank you! Recommend Waxham barns and Thrigby Wildlife zoo. Great day out for families with little ones. Ann-Marie, James, Layla and Elsie. 5 - 8 August 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable stay at the cottage. Very homely and comfortable especially the beds after a day out exploring the lovely sites of Norfolk. Great setting close to many amenities nearby within a short drive - Winterton Beach, Horsey Wind pump, boat ride and beach. Bewiderwood and Pettitts Adventure Park great days out for the children. Will hope to return again, don't want to go home.  Angela, Scott Eva and William. 10th - 17th August 2019

Had an enjoyable holiday in Norfolk and feel very welcomed by everybody! In a hurry, back to Potsdam (Germany) via Stansted ...  Christoph,Sophia,Jakob,Marcia. 21st July- 2nd Aug 2019.

A very cosy, well equipped cottage which felt like home. The welcome basket was much appreciated. The Seville marmalade was delicious. Ate out @The Lion in Thurne. Very dog friendly too. Recommend Acle Bridge Inn - delicious food and very accommodating for your dog. Caister on Sea, Winterton on Sea dog friendly beaches. Further afield at Cromer - the beach at the end was dog friendly also. Lovely local walks. Horsey wind pump, Fellbrigge hall NT good. Lovely week, would thoroughly recommend the cottage. Michael, Elaine and Bonnie (Labrador). 7th-14th July 2019



Highlights
  • Character cottage
  • 2 Bedrooms (sleeps 4)
  • Bed linen, towels and tea towels provided
  • Wifi internet
  • Walk to pub and shop
  • Woodburner
  • TV/DVD player/DVD library
  • DAB/internet streaming/Spotify
  • Books and games
  • Fenced garden with BBQ
  • Off road parking
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Explore the Norfolk Broads
  • Norfolk coast and beaches only 8 miles away
  • Dog friendly
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