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Swan CottageSouth Creake, Burnham Market & surrounding villages

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Swan Cottage is a large traditional chalk and brick Norfolk cottage dating back to the 19th century, set in the middle of a one acre plot with uninterrupted views over the rolling countryside to the rear.

There is a 10m outdoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen with wood fired pizza oven, built in gas BBQ, fridge and covered dining area with lighting and swings for children. The poolside garden is fenced and gated from the rest of the garden. Whilst the front garden is fully enclosed for dogs (once the gate is shut).

Inside there are five bedrooms, including two master suites one upstairs with a large en suite including a cast iron tub and walk in shower; and one downstairs with a four-poster bed, wood burner and en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms upstairs and a family bathroom.

The heartbeat of the house is undoubtedly the open plan kitchen and living area, with an AGA and conventional oven, dining table, comfy seating area, TV and a wall of folding doors which open to rear garden with table and chairs. There is a separate more formal dining room and also the main sitting room with open fire and TV. Downstairs has natural stone flooring throughout and upstairs is solid oak flooring.

Swan Cottage offers guests some luxurious little extras like 400 thread count Egyptian Cotton linen throughout, Egyptian cotton towels, complimentary toiletries and a welcome hamper.


Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast DishwasherDog-friendlyDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowaveTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTumble DryerTV Washing MachineLog Burner/Open FireSwimming PoolDownstairs BedroomWiFiParking 12 mins driving distance to coast



Ground Floor

Entering by the door from the driveway, there are plenty of hooks for coats and bags and racking for shoes.

Cloakroom WC
WC and hand basin

Utility Room
Good sized room with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, butler sink, cupboards and shelves.

Kitchen/Garden Room
The heart of the house is a large kitchen with island facing on to the dining and living space in the garden room. Very well equipped kitchen (great for keen cooks) with an oil-fired AGA, conventional oven and ceramic hob, French larder style fridge/freezer with cold water and ice dispenser, two drawer dishwasher. Large oak dining table and benches, three seater sofa and two armchairs, coffee table, Bose SoundDock, side board with games for all the family, desk and wall mounted smart TV with SKY (basic package) and DVD player. There are two windows and French doors at the end of the room out to the front garden and the side wall is fully glazed with four doors, folding open completely to allow the garden in. Outside is a gravelled area with a table and four chairs (four further stools can be used here too) for al fresco dining.

Dining Room
leading from the kitchen is a more formal dining room with a large oak table and eight chairs. There is a wine fridge and large wine rack in the old fireplace. Stairs lead off to the first floor.

Sitting Room
The main living room for the house, with a very large four seater Italian leather sofa and a matching three seater sofa, coffee table and comfy armchair. There is an open fire, TV with sound bar, SKY TV (basic package) and Apple TV box. There is an old piano, (please note this is not in tune!), occasional tables and lamps.

Downstairs Master Suite
An impressive room with vaulted ceiling, four poster King Size bed, bedside tables and lamps, sofa, coffee table, chest of drawers, hairdryer, large bookcase, small wardrobe, chair and fridge with coffee and tea making facilities. There is a wood burning stove and French doors out to the back garden on one side and to the other is the ensuite and a door leading out to the pool area.

Ensuite Shower Room
Shower, hand basin and WC.

First Floor

Upstairs Master Suite
Large room with oak super king size sleigh bed, bedside tables and lamps, solid oak flooring and combed ceiling. There is a large chest of drawers with mirror over, large wall mounted French mirror, hairdryer and two freestanding wardrobes, with windows to both the front and rear gardens; this is a bright and sunny room.

Ensuite Bathroom
Off the master bedroom with cast iron bath tub and large walk in shower with overhead rainfall shower head and separate hand held shower. There is a basin with mirror over, WC, heated towel rail and window to the rear garden.

King Size Bedroom
Stylish room incorporating a French style upholstered king size bed with bedside tables and lamps, chair, built in wardrobe with interior shelving, full length mirror and wall mirror with shelf below with a plu nearby for hairdryer (there is one in the room!)

Double Bunk Bed Room
This room could accommodate two adults or two/three children in the clever triple bunk bed. Below is a standard double bed and (high) above is a standard single bed. The slightly sloping steps make accessing the upper bunk quite easy and the height between the beds means it's ok underneath too. There is also a wardrobe with full length mirror, a chest of drawers with mirror above and bedside table with lamp. The window looks out over the pool area.

Single Bedroom
A small but charming room with a single bed, chest of drawers with mirror over, lamp, bookshelves and toy box containing children's books and toys (for a little boy). Window out over the front garden.

Family Bathroom
Looking out over the pool area, there is a bath with a shower over incorporating both a rainfall shower head and hand held shower, WC, bidet and hand basin with mirror and light over.

The garden at Swan Cottage is a fantastic place to enjoy the more clement weather that Norfolk has to offer. There is a large gravelled driveway with parking for several cars (at least four) and space to park a boat if you so desire.

The five-bar gate, once closed, ensures that the front garden is fully enclosed for four legged guests. Whilst the poolside garden is fenced and gated to ensure younger guests and dogs can only access whilst supervised. The poolside garden is not fully enclosed, the lawn slopes down to the creek which runs along the bottom of the garden (great for Pooh Sticks but not great for unsupervised pets or small children).

The 10m x 5M heated swimming pool is accessed by steps in one corner, it's all one depth (around 4ft) and is available to use from May half term through to the middle of September (unless the weather is being very unfair). There is a variety of reclining chairs and outdoor giant bean bags to chill out on.

At the end of the pool is the outdoor kitchen and dining area. This is a great space to enjoy the garden, there is a wood fired pizza oven, built-in gas BBQ, brazier to provide some heat later on, fridge, large polished concrete bar with cupboards beneath and power sockets to plug in your music. There are bar stools around the bar and a round rattan dining table with glass top and six chairs, all undercover with with colour changing LED lighting. There is also a rattan sofa and two chairs with coffee table looking out over the pool.

In this garden there are two swings for our younger guests to enjoy.

Please note that use of any of the outdoor facilities at Swan Cottage is entirely at guest's own risk.

Floor plan

Swan Cottage holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

South Creake is a charming village and Swan Cottage is located on the outer edge of the village, on the way to North Creake. The River Burn runs through the village (and passes through the bottom of the garden at Swan Cottage). There is a great playing field with a playground and football field, lots of ducks and tennis courts. In the village you will find the Creake Crab Shack and a fantastic veg stand, selling great local produce.

In North Creake (about one mile away) is the Jolly Farmers, a lovely traditional pub serving great home cooked food and also Creake Abbey which has an interesting array of artisan shops and a fantastic food hall and cafe - an absolute must if you are staying at Swan Cottage.

The Duck at Stanhoe is about 10 mins away, it is superb and very popular, so definitely book (it does serve Sunday lunch all day though, which is worth knowing).

The cottage is about five minutes drive to Burnham Market with its array of shops, a great butcher and the famous Hoste Arms.

To get to the coast takes only 10 mins either to Brancaster or Wells-Next-The-Sea and it's about the same distance to Fakenham for the supermarkets (Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl & Aldi).

Guest reviews

We had an excellent and most enjoyable week at Swan Cottage. The location is very good for visiting anywhere along the North Norfolk coast, and there are plenty of visitor attractions to suit all ages. The cottage itself was a wonderful family home. that took three generations of visitors with ease and great comfort. There were plenty of little details that made for a very comfortable and enjoyable week and plenty of space to be together or in one's own space. With good weather the garden facilities are memorable. I can thoroughly recommend the cottage.

Michael Pemberton, May 2018
1 of 19

Swan Cottage, is a fabulous warm, welcoming and very well equipped home, and very well located. We stayed in April, sadly we had a week of bad weather that was reminiscent of a foggy week in Victorian London, we only saw past the tree at the end of the garden the day we left. However, the weather didn’t seem to matter as the cottage kept us warm and cosy. It was very comfortable, spacious and equipped with enough to entertain the three generations (9 years to 84 years) that made up our party. On arrival, the welcome basket was a very welcome surprise! the only minor problem we had during our stay was resolved very quickly by Norfolk Hideaways and the caretakers.

We are a difficult group to accommodate as one of our children is totally dependent upon a specially moulded wheelchair, when booking The team at Norfolk Hideaways were great, measuring doorways and steps for us before booking to ensure that our stay would go smoothly, which I’m pleased to say it did. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both Norfolk Hideaways and Swan Cottage, better weather would have been a nice bonus, but in this lovely home it’s not essential!

Karen Radley, April 2018
2 of 19

So good you won''t want to go home! This is a very special home. It did not feel like a holiday rental more of a home where the owner has left you the key and you have moved in. The attention to detail was excellent and the decor fabulous. It was homely if there was just the 4 of us or a fabulous entertaining space when there were 9 of us.
Bearing in mind we stayed at Swan Cottage in March when the pool and outdoor kitchen were not used we loved every minute and felt very content. The hub of the house was the kitchen and garden room which was a great family space. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped and the Aga a bonus.
We would love to stay here again. It was a happy, friendly well loved home. The bar has been set incredibly high for other visits. This is our second Norfolk hideaway the first being Sea View Barn which is also of the scale and very special.

Isobel Finbow, March 2018
3 of 19

A family get together- great, or with friends. As a family get together the cottage was great and spacious, we all enjoyed our stay. It would be a brilliant to stay on hot summer days!

Gustav Azzopardi, March 2018
4 of 19

Half term holiday with the family. We had a lovely family holiday in a beautiful family home. All ages (from 5 to 75) were catered for and none of us wanted to leave. The welcome pack was a nice added touch and the real fire kept us warm despite chilly February weather and a power cut! There was so much to do within easy reach of the cottage and the nightly visit from the owl became part of the evening entertainment. The kitchen was so well equipped that we enjoyed cooking in as much as eating out - the local mussels were a particular highlight. Keen to go back in the summer as the children were desperate to use the pool!
Thank you

Nuala Thompson, February 2018
5 of 19

Brilliant - Such a clean house, really well thought out and would come back again without a doubt. The welcome hamper was much appreciated. Thank you!

Lucy Saunders, November 2017
6 of 19

Brilliant holiday cottage

We had a lovely stay in Swan Cottage our two families had loads of room. A real home from home with everything you could ever need and spotlessly clean. I absolutely loved the coloured lights in the garden that lit up the trees. Would highly recommend.

Susan Clifford, October 2017
7 of 19

Swan cottage is a beautiful home, it has all the amenities you could possibly need. We had a great week weather wise so the pool was used daily. A Tawny owl visited the garden most nights and star gazing is amazing with there being no light pollution.

Julie West, September 2017
8 of 19

Swan Cottage looked good in the brochure but every expectation was exceeded by the quality of the property, its facilities and furnishings. The pool with adjacent covered barbecue area - not forgetting the pizza oven - provided the ideal setting for relaxing days and evenings with the family.

Ron Pearce, August 2017
9 of 19

We spent a week at Swan Cottage, and didn't want to leave.. The property was spotlessly clean. The beds were very comfy, the showers were amazing, and the Egyptian cotton towels and bed linen were beautiful. The heated pool was a real bonus, and the gardens were gorgeous.The owners have thought of everything to ensure visitors enjoy their stay, including Sky tv, dvds, books and games. The outside area includes a pizza oven, barbecue ,fridge, bar area and lights scattered around the garden. This is by far the nicest cottage I have ever stayed in.

Allen Family, July 2017
10 of 19

This is a fantastic place to stay. The cottage has all the facilities and room that you could want. The location is ideal for getting out and about. The dogs loved the gardens and the kids and adults loved the pool!!

Ian Stevens, June 2017
11 of 19

A comfortable and well appointed cottage with plenty of room for everyone. The outdoor kitchen with barbeque and pizza oven alongside the pool was much enjoyed. A great place for a large family gathering and handy for the beach and many other attractions.

Brierley Family, June 2017
12 of 19

The most perfect house you could imagine, the owners have thought of everything. Beautiful decor and spacious rooms and gardens with the bbq area being our favourite. Perfect holiday we did not want to leave!

Graham, June 2017
13 of 19

We've been to 7 different houses in this area and this has been by far the very best. A very stunning home, everything provided - can't think of anything that could have been improved. The weather was over 20 degrees every day so the pool was used all the time. Especially loved the BBQ area.

Shackcloth Family, May 2017
14 of 19

We have stayed at several properties in and around Burnham Market and this has been the best house so far. The grounds are lovely, the house immaculate and on a hot sunny day the pool is a real treat. It's not very often that you can rent a house which is near to the standards you are used to but in this instance it was.

John & Kim, May 2017
15 of 19

Thank you for sharing your beautiful house. We've had the best time in a fantastic- a real home from home. The children and the dog also had the best time in the garden, we hope to be back soon.

Brading Family, April 2017
16 of 19

Thank you so much, we have had the best weekend in your beautiful home, everything was just perfect and more. You have thought of everything. The kids, us and the dog loved every minute. We are looking at booking for next year.

The Woodings & The Hendersons, April 2017
17 of 19

We enjoyed the most relaxing stay in this fabulous cottage. Its perfect for families and we'd love to come back in the summer and use the pool.

Paul & Family, April 2017
18 of 19

Swan Cottage has been brilliant for our 2 family stay. It's big enough so we can all have some privacy and the communal spaces are massive so we can all be together when we want. The place is stylish but relaxed enough that we don't constantly have to worry about the children. The kitchen is well stocked and the Aga keeps the living area lovely and warm even in chilly days. The garden is fabulous and has been enjoyed by kids & adults alike with spectacular views across the bright yellow rapeseed field. We'd like to come back when the pool is open. Everything worked, everything was spotlessly clean and the welcome basket was very generous. 10/10.

Nunneley Family, April 2017
19 of 19

Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

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