The Dairy House

Aylsham, Norfolk
The exterior of The Dairy House, Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk
The garden at The Dairy House, Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk
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The garden at The Dairy House, Blickling, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The sitting room at The Dairy House, Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk
The dining room at The Dairy House, Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk
The kitchen at The Dairy House, Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk
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The cloakroom at The Dairy House, Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk
The Blickling Estate surrounding The Dairy House, Blickling, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 010041

About The Dairy House

On the Blickling Estate, this converted dairy has miles of walking and cycling trails nearby.

A pretty pink exterior, elegant décor, lots of historic character and miles of parkland walks on your doorstep; The Dairy House most definitely ticks all the boxes for a Norfolk country stay. The 17th-century cottage sits in the heart of the Blickling Estate with the striking main house and its formal gardens nearby. It was once the dairy of the estate and among its elegant décor, intriguing original features of its past can still be seen, such as the milking parlour in the main bedroom.

 

Throughout your stay you’ll have immediate access to miles of walking and cycling trails through the parkland and around the impressive Jacobean Blickling Hall. There’s a traditional country pub on the estate too, The Buckinghamshire Arms, where you can warm by the log-burner and enjoy locally sourced food.

 

Beyond the estate walls, the sandy beaches and cliff top paths of the Norfolk coast are within 20 minute drive. Blakeney Point Nature Reserve is 20 miles away.

The Georgian market town of Aylsham can be reached within a 30 minute walk or five minute drive.  

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Features and facilities

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, lavatory, dining room, front lobby, panelled sitting room with multi-fuel stove, double bedroom (with 5' bed) with shower and lavatory.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (1 twin, which can be a 6' double bed on request and 1 single) and bathroom.    

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.

Entrance to the cottage is through the rear of the building immediately into the kitchen. 
 
The cottage is laid out on several levels, consequently there are various steps throughout the building.

Heating: Oil central heating included. 
 
Approach to cottage: The access driveway is used by the general public on foot and is also the route to disabled parking and coach drop off.

Parking: There is parking for four cars within the garden.

*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.
 
Garden: An enclosed garden to the rear. 
  
Storage: There is an outside shed (lockable) available to use as a bicycle store.
 
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.

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 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.

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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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