Blacksmith's Cottage

Norwich, 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

  • Sleeps 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 Point Nature Reserve, with its sand and salt marshes, is a 20 mile drive. 
 

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
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  • Changeover day

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Exposed beams throughout, sitting room, kitchen/diner, bathroom with roll top bath and shower over bath.

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

Heating: Oil central heating included. 

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: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings can be found in the cottage welcome folder.

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

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC 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, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

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 sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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