• About Violet Cottage

    This enchanting, 17th-century, thatched cottage lies in a traditional Broadland village of Catfield. The middle one of a little row of three, it is very comfortable with an open fire in feature inglenook fireplace, and enjoys its own large rear garden. Perfect for exploring Broadland, with its delightful villages, nature reserves, bird watching, and miles of reed lined waterways – Hickling Broad is just 4 miles away and Horsey Mere is 9 miles. Boats can be hired at Potter Heigham (3 miles) and sailing, fishing and cycle hire are all available locally. Sea Palling, 5 miles, offers lovely sandy beaches. Norwich 18 miles. Shop/PO and pub serving food 100 yards.
    4 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.
    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. M/wave. W/machine. Large enclosed garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Thatched roof
      Thatched roof
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Home from home
      Home from home
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    9.2 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews

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    out of 10

    Lovely weekend break in this cottage. Very warm and cozy in January. Host was lovely. Massive garden for kids and dog. Great location for exploring.

    Confirmed guest, 2019-01-13



    out of 10

    Great location to visit all the wonderful dog friendly beaches and places of interest, Cottage was beautiful, will definately book again

    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-06



    out of 10

    Brilliant cottage and very clean really enjoyed our stay :)

    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-28



    out of 10

    Cottage very pretty and nice and clean. Comfortable beds with quality bedding. A good base for exploring the Broads., especially Hickling. An ice box in the fridge would have been useful for storing ice-cream. Also, a clothes maiden for hanging laundry on when the weather was wet.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-01



    out of 10

    Sweet little cottage, wonderful garden for kids and dogs. Lovely walks around the village. Ideal location for the many places to visit within a short car drive away.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-08-06



    out of 10

    Lovely cosy feel to this cottage, ideal location 10 mins from the coast & 20 mins from wroxham broads and 100 yards to a very friendly local pub serving good pub grub what’s not to like about this cottage.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-07-20



    out of 10

    Violet cottage was perfect for exploring the area. Quiet location, with pub next door. A little on the small side for a family of four. The kitchen was compact. Only downside for me was the lack of WiFi.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-06-23



    out of 10

    Very nice to stay with the location in nice quite Village and very near the Broads to get out and about including spending a Day in Norwich.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-06-16



    out of 10

    Central location to every where we wished to go. Dogs loved the large garden to roam around. Cottage was lovely and locals were very friendly. Wonderful!

    Confirmed guest, 2018-06-02



    out of 10

    Excellent little cottage. Warm and welcoming. And dog-friendly.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-05-12



    out of 10

    A fantastic week at Violet cottage, would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday in a lovely village.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-03-24



    out of 10

    Very relaxing and comfortable. We were made to feel very welcome and it felt like home from home. Perfect place to hide away when you want to step out of the rat race for a little R&R. We will definitely book again.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-03-12



    out of 10

    excellent cosy cottage and massive dog friendly garden, the owner was so nice and helpful, we had flowers on arrival and a bottle of wine. The cottage was so clean and well equipped.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-02-25



    out of 10

    A relaxing week in Violet Cottage, a very cosy little cottage with an open fire, which we had burning every evening during our cold February holiday. Large, secure garden for the dog, would be lovely in warmer weather. Easy access to amazing beaches, would recommend Horsey Gap to see the seals, and Winterton-on-Sea for deserted beaches, and a very good beach cafe. We didn't try the local pub as it doesn't serve food until 7pm, and with a young child that was a bit too late for us. Only slight negative is the building work going on next door who started pretty early a couple of days (8.15 ish), and the builders literally right outside the bathroom window one morning! One improvement we would suggest would be lights on the tree in the parking area - coming back after dark, the area is totally unlit and it is tricky to see exactly where to go. Overall though, a lovely little cottage for a quiet break, with good access to amazing beaches.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-02-17



    out of 10

    lovely place

    Confirmed guest, 2018-01-28



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