• About Merlin

    In a peaceful setting just yards from a mooring basin and river where fishing and lovely waterside walks can be enjoyed, this delightful ’upside down’ property is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Set in the middle of a row of six cottages, with its balcony overlooking unspoilt marshland, it lies just 3 miles from glorious beaches at Sea Palling. Wroxham, Blickling and Felbrigg Halls (both NT) and Norwich are a short drive. Shop 0.5 miles, pub 50 yards.
    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area.
    Elec woodburner in living room inc. NSH, elec and bed linen inc. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Balcony with sundeck and furniture. Parking. Fishing. No smoking. NB: Unfenced access to riverside and mooring basin.

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    Key information
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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Enclosed Garden / Patio
      Enclosed Garden / Patio
    • Garden / Patio
      Garden / Patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Romantic Collection
      Romantic Collection
    • Rural Location
      Rural Location
    • Wifi
    • Short Breaks All Year
      Short Breaks All Year
    • Bed Lin Included
      Bed Lin Included
    • Washing Machine
      Washing Machine
    • Fishing Nearby
      Fishing Nearby
    • Open Plan
      Open Plan
    • Car Parking - On Site
      Car Parking - On Site
    • Home from Home
      Home from Home
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo

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    8.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews

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    out of 10

    This was our third visit to the area and our first to Merlin. It is a really nice place to stay; comfortable, clean, quiet. We liked it being an upside-down set-up because it was cooler sleeping downstairs and convenient for letting the dog out in the middle of the night. Also, we kept the doors open upstairs and it still felt private. The hotel/pub very close by was fantastic too with excellent customer service and delicious food. We aim to visit again, availability permitting.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-06-01



    out of 10

    We were only there for four days but would certainly return.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-04-27



    out of 10

    Overall is clean and well equipped. Warm but having a dog deeds hoover. Brush. When. Weather. Bad to use

    Confirmed guest, 2018-03-30



    out of 10

    A lovely cottage!

    Confirmed guest, 2018-02-16



    out of 10

    Merlin is a very comfortable cottage , the kitchen is very well equipped and we enjoyed our stay very much

    Confirmed guest, 2017-12-29



    out of 10

    great time very nice

    Confirmed guest, 2017-11-17



    out of 10

    We love this cottage, it has every thing you need for a great holiday New flooring,new bed and new decking outside. The location is ideal for visiting loads of places. Been going there for the last few years and will book again for next year.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-29



    out of 10

    Merlin enjoys a good location for either touring or fishing on the Norfolk broads. The property is slightly tired on décor, marks on walls etc, but is reasonably equipped and comfortable. The downstairs patio, accessed from the main bedroom requires attention due to its condition. We would not stay at the cottage again due to nightly noise from the cottage next door, Kingfisher. When we asked the occupant & her friend to show consideration at 23h30 we were told to get back inside. We did report this on the cottage assessment form on leaving. To sum up, the cottage represents value for a group of anglers or similar due to the price & location of the property. However, look elsewhere if you are looking for peace & quiet.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-22



    out of 10

    we had a wonderful time the cottage was just what we needed and very well equipped. We even found some salt in a cupboard. A tea towel and dish cloth was supplied which I wasn't expecting. My only reservation was the fishing which was mentioned on the details of the house but we couldn't find it.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-08



    out of 10

    Superb location, peaceful and scenic. Very spacious and well equipped. Outside areas looking a bit tired. Very handy for the Sutton Staithe Hotel. (meals and drinks). Good to use as a base for the seaside and the broads.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-01



    out of 10

    Confirmed guest, 2018-06-22



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