Blacksmith's Cottage

Blicking, Norfolk
The kitchen at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk
The kitchen at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk
The kitchen at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk
Double Bedroom 2 at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk
The kitchen at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk
The sitting room at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk
The kitchen at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk The kitchen at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk The kitchen at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk Double Bedroom 2 at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk The kitchen at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk The sitting room at Blacksmith's Cottage, Aylsham, Norfolk

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 010048

About Blacksmith's Cottage

A traditional thatched cottage set on the Blicking estate, just minutes from lake side walks.

Blacksmith’s Cottage is one of the few remaining thatched dwellings on the Blickling Estate. This light and airy, spacious holiday cottage was once the home of an estate worker and retains a very traditional feel inside and out.

Make the most of your location nearby Blickling Hall and discover this fascinating property and surrounding parkland. Stop for a coffee at the estate's Muddy Boots' café before heading to the local pub for lunch.

Discover the sandy beaches and cliff top paths of the Norfolk coast, just a 20 minute drive from the cottage. A little further afield, the stunning, Blakeney National Nature Reserve, with its sand and salt marshes, is a 20 mile drive. 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    Exposed beams throughout, sitting room, kitchen/diner and a shower room.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 with a 5' bed and 1 with a 6' bed which can be a twin on request).    

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Provided by an air source heat pump system in conjunction with radiators. This system has been installed as part of our renewable energy programme. More information will be in your booking confirmation and the Welcome Folder on arrival.

Parking: The is parking for two cars in the garden.

Garden: There is a lawned garden which is enclosed. 

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Access: The staircase in the the cottage is quite steep and winding.

Please note: In July/August there may be open air concerts held on Blickling park beside the lake, this is likely to result in heavy traffic passing between 4.00 pm to 11pm (Concert dates will be promoted on the Blickling Hall website).

August Bank Holiday Monday Aylsham agricultural show is also held on the park and the local area will be busy all day/evening and possibly over the weekend before for preparation.

Storage: Cycle storage provided.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level.

The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions (stated on the cottage's webpage). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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