• 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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    8.9 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews

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    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

    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



    out of 10

    Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. We had a fantastic few days in Violet Cottage and would highly recommend it. Lovely big garden that was secure so our terrier was safe.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-12-03



    out of 10

    We really enjoyed the cottage it was well layed out,everything you needed was there.The flowers were a nice touch,the only problem we had was the dog next door,that never stopped barking!other than that we loved it.It was nice that Jenny came to see if everything was ok.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-10-07



    out of 10

    Fabulous cottage close to lovely friendly pub with secure garden for the dogs. Very nice owner who was happy to assist with our requests. Comfortable beds too which is always a bonus on a holiday. We had a superb weeks' holiday and will probably revisit in a few years.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-30



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    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-16



    out of 10

    The cottage was fine, we felt the bathroom was a little tired, the large garden was great overall we enjoyed our stay.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-08-26



    out of 10

    Very nice property on one level and large secure garden for the dogs to play in. Comfortable and cosy. Great location for what we wanted to do and a great local pub on the doorstep. Two minor 'faults' fridge had no freezer compartment so couldn't even get a block of ice cream for my friends daughters evening treat and some minor repair work required in the bathroom: cracked tile, bit of mould and a loose toilet handle. All very minor and could easily be rectified by a handyman.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-08-05



    out of 10

    Cottage is well situated for both the coast and the Broads . Very quiet place but has the essentials of pub, village shop and a supermarket if needed only 2 miles away

    Confirmed guest, 2017-07-22



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