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The Cart Lodge has been completely refurbished and offers contemporary and charming accommodation for up to four people. In the most beautiful of settings, the grounds are a delight and you will have the opportunity to meet the owner's alpaca's, a treat for children and adults alike; there may even be the opportunity to walk and feed the alpaca's! The living space is open plan, with full height ceilings, exposed trusses and a large picture window at one end making the space feel light and airy. The under floor heating ensures that you are cosy in the colder months and the tasteful furnishings and quality linens lend a feeling of luxury to the experience.

Situated on the other side of the courtyard from The Dairy, both cottages could be booked together giving two families the opportunity to holiday together whilst still retaining their own personal space.

The Peddars Walk pathway is close by and you can enjoy walks into Great Massingham (approx three quarters of a mile) where you will find one of Norfolk’s prettiest villages with two large central ponds and the popular Dabbling Duck gastro pub which the younger Royal's often frequent. The Cart Lodge and The Dairy are part of West Heath Barns and situated in grounds of 4.5 acres so there is plenty of tranquil rural space where you can spend time recharging your batteries and enjoying the peaceful setting!

A one hour complimentary Alpacca walk is included for guests staying at The Cart Lodge.


BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to pubDishwasherDog-friendlyDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowaveTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTumble DryerTV Washing MachineGround Floor Bedroom WiFiParking 25 mins driving distance to coast20 mins walking distance to pub20 mins walking distance to shop



Open Plan Sitting Room/Kitchen/Diner
The main living space is open plan, with exposed trusses and full height ceiling. There is a large picture window in the sitting room area and two leather sofas, a flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD/Radio/USB Music Player, coffee table, lamps and bookcase with a selection of books and games.
The dining area comprises a table, four chairs and dresser.
The kitchen area has work surfaces on three sides, both wall and under counter cupboard space, a sink with drainer, dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave, kettle, toaster and larder style fridge freezer.

Master Bedroom
To the rear of the property is the master bedroom, a good sized room with a Norfolk made king size wrought iron bed, side tables & lamps, chest of drawers, dressing table with chair and mirror over, fitted wardrobes and wall mounted TV.

Twin Bedroom
Two single beds with central bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers with mirror over and wall mounted TV.

Family Bathroom
Bath with mains pressure shower over, sink with mirror above and WC.

To the front of the cottage is the grassed courtyard area where guests can relax outside, dine alfresco and BBQ. Whilst dogs are very welcome at The Cart Lodge, they must be kept on a lead when in the courtyard directly in front of the cottage as it is shared with other guests. There is a large fully fenced paddock area for exercising your dog a 30 second walk around the corner adjacent to the guest parking area. There is private parking for two cars. The setting is delightful and you will love meeting the alpaca's during your stay.

Floor plan

The Cart Lodge holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

Great Massingham is one of Norfolk's most attractive villages and has one of the most photographed village greens in the county. Several large ponds dominate the village; some of which have their origins as the fish ponds for an 11th century Augustinian Abbey. In 2009 the village won a CPRE Community Open Spaces award and in both 2009 & 2010 an ‘EDP Pride in Norfolk’ award for villages with a population under 1000. The beautiful North Norfolk coast is just a 20 minute drive away. The village has a thriving community with a shop and also pub called The Dabbling Duck that has an excellent bar and restaurant and of course you are close to Sandringham, HM The Queen's country residence.

Guest reviews

Half term break. We had such a wonderful stay at The Cart Lodge. The property was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome. The location was ideal for day trips and spending time with the alpacas was lovely. We'll definitely be back again.

Wendy Merrick, June 2018
1 of 10

Our family weekend at the Cart Lodge. I just wanted to say what a wonderful time we all had at the Cart Lodge. The accommodation was excellent and the owners very helpful and pleasant - always on hand without intruding. We were looking for a weekend where we could all relax and get away from it all and we certainly managed this at the Cart Lodge. We were welcomed upon arrival and shown around the cottage and even given a lovely cake to welcome us! We really enjoyed feeding the alpacas on the last morning too. All in all, superb accommodation, lovely owners, fantastic welcome (even milk in the fridge!) and we were sad to leave. We will definitely be returning!

Kerri Maylon, April 2018
2 of 10

Gill and David are absolutely lovely and couldn't be more helpful. The cottage was really comfortable and had a high standard of fixtures and fittings. The walks just from the door were full of the local wildlife including hares, game birds, owls and deer. I also spent a fantastic morning with Gill feeding her adorable Alpaca. We really didn't want to come home.

Taylor Family, September 2017
3 of 10

owners were friendly and suggested local places to eat and drink. the children liked the alpackers.

Wakely Family, August 2017
4 of 10

We really enjoyed our stay in the Cart Lodge - it was spacious and well equipped for our family of four (kids are 6 yrs and 4 yrs). Our kids absolutely loved visiting the alpacas every evening in the field behind the cottage! Gill and Dave are really friendly - they live in the b and b next to the cottage and are on hand for any advice for days out etc but you have complete privacy in the cottage and a bit of outdoor space for the kids to run about on right in front. We had a lovely few days exploring great beaches (Wells and Old Hunstanton are not too far away) as well as castles and national trust places. A great place to recharge your batteries!

Parry Family, August 2017
5 of 10

We have recently returned from a weeks stay at The Cart Lodge and could not have asked for more perfect holiday accommodation for our first family holiday. When we arrived we were greeted and shown around the property, and we soon tucked into the delicious lemon drizzle cake. The rest of the welcome pack (tea, coffee, milk) was very much appreciated. We've stayed in many self catering cottages over the last ten years throughout the UK and The Cart Lodge is by far the most well equipped allowing us to settle in really quickly and feel at home, from the kitchen equipment to bathroom toiletries. The Lodge has been decorated to an exceptional standard and there were a selection of books, DVD's and games to use (not that we had the time with a four month old!). We also took the opportunity to take a walk around the grounds and meet the resident alpacas. Dave and Gill, the owners, are available should you need advice or experience any problems - we did not have any problems but it was lovely to catch up with both of them at the end of our holiday before departing. In terms of the local attractions we visited Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham Hall and Beach, Hunstanton and the Sealife Centre, the Sandringham Estate and Banham Zoo. We hope to return at some point in the near future but in the meantime wish Dave and Gill continued success and thoroughly recommend West Heath Barn to anybody considering either the B&B or holiday lets.

Wray Family, October 2016
6 of 10

Lovely place to stay ; welcomed by fantastic lemon drizzle cake :-) Everything you need is provided Lovely hosts Fitted the bill 100 %

Carr Family, September 2016
7 of 10

We had a very warm welcome by lovely hosts. The accommodation was fantastic, immaculate presentation and overall a great place to stay. First class in every way.

Harris Family, September 2016
8 of 10

We were greeted by the new owners Gill and David who showed us around The Cartlodge which is a beautifully converted barn. It is set in several acres of grounds which connect to Peddars Way and was great for walking our dog. The barn itself is extremely well appointed having everything that you will need - it even came with a nice home made Victoria sandwich, a bunch of flowers and enough provisions to have a cup of tea etc! This is a great location for visiting many places on the Norfolk coastline and other areas e.g. Sandringham. We enjoyed many lovely walks from The Cartlodge and on the Norfolk coast path. Many thanks to Gill and David for helping to make our visit one to remember.

Haines Family, June 2016
9 of 10

The Lodge had everything you could want, with lots of space and presented beautifully. Owners (Gill & David) could not have been more friendly & welcoming. Whether you wanted to just put your feet up and relax, walk locally or visit Norfolk, the Cart Lodge could not be more perfect. Already booked to go back.

Andrew & Debbie , May 2016
10 of 10

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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