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Character Norfolk Holiday Cottages

Alborough House and our character holiday cottages sit in the rural hamlet of Forncett St Mary just 9 miles south of Norwich and close to the Suffolk/Norfolk borders. Nearby attractions include Banham Zoo, Steam museums at Bressingham and Forncett and Wymondham Abbey. The village of Long Stratton is 3 miles away with shops and facilities and the market Town of Diss is nearby. The medieval city of Norwich is some 9 miles north. Dunston Hall some 5 miles away has a wonderful Spa and Golf course (open to non-residents) . The famous Norfolk Broads are within easy reach and perfect for a day exploring on one of the many boats for hire. The Suffolk Heritage coast is under an hour away and includes the famous towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, popular for their coloured beach houses, fashionable shops and beaches, including some of the best fish and chips around. Also within reach is the North Norfolk coast, including seaside towns such as Cromer and the pretty town of Wells next the sea, famous for crabbing along the quay, Blakeney and of course the beach and stately home at Holkham. Slightly further away is the Queens Christmas residence of Sandringham, but still easily accessible for a day trip.

Our cottages are converted barns situated in a quiet and rural setting perfect for those looking to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Although rural, we are very well situated to be within striking distance of the many tourist attractions both Norfolk and Suffolk have to offer. Local villages offer some excellent pubs for those wanting to sample good food and real ales.

Both our barns are equipped to high standards and offer the appealing combination of character features together with modern day central heating, kitchens and bathrooms. Both barns are equipped with hobs, fan ovens, microwaves, washing machines, irons/iron boards, TV/DVD, hairdryers and more. We are flexible with our accomodation and can offer sofa beds for young children in addition to the standard beds/bedrooms in our barns (please advise requirements prior to booking). We welcome well behaved dogs (see our terms and conditions for details) and each barn has its own self contained small garden. There is ample car parking available for our guests.

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Christmas shopping

With seasonal markets, city shopping  and christmas attractions, Norfolk is a great place to spend a few days for that all essential Christmas shopping trip or just to enjoy a getaway during this festive time. Contact us today for some great deals on pre-Christmas stays with us during November and December.

Happy guests !    

After a busy first summer season we're really pleased that our guests have all enjoyed staying in our lovely barns. Without exception, we have received first class feedback via our guest comment books and online. We've taken onboard your postitive comments and continue to strive to ensure we consistently meet and exceed your expectations !