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The Retreat
NR11 6NX

The Retreat, Oulton, Norfolk

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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £183.00

This studio cottage is located in the North Norfolk village of Oulton and sleeps two people.

The Retreat is a studio holiday cottage in the North Norfolk village of Oulton, near Blickling. The cottage sleeps two people and has a double bed, a shower room, a galley kitchen and a sitting room. Outside the cottage is off road parking and an enclosed garden with furniture. Compact and quaint, The Retreat is a lovely cottage for two people visiting Norfolk.


Just Wasn't For Us ...
The Retreat just wasn't for us and we were left feeling disheartened because we had been looking forward to going there. It was built in the 1860's ish I think as an outhouse for the then row of four farm cottages that are still there, beside The Retreat behind a brick wall, now residential properties, the owner lives in one of them. The door you see on the picture here leads you into a very tiny compact kitchen, very small indeed, room for only one person, the microwave was too high up for me to reach on my tip toes and there are no windows to opem in the kitchen. There is a door either side of the kitchen, one leads into a small shower room / toilet and the other into the living room. The shower was actually ok but the toilet very close to the door I had to sit sideways on it otherwise when I stood up I would bang my head and knees on the door. The living room is the size of a small garage, some might indeed find it's rustic appearance quaint and it's compactness cosy but I just felt claustrophic and with nowhere to put our luggage we were falling over eaxh other all week. There is a pleasant seating area outside however and the highlight of our week was watching a woodpecker feed from the bird feeder and butterfllies on the flower bed. Unfortunately my husband trapped his thmb in one of the two very old rusty heavy skylghts we needed to open for air and burnt three of his fingers on a very hot light in the bathroom.
Angela A

The location and setting of the cottage was excellent, a truly 'retreat' nature. We have never stayed anywhere as small as this but the design and use of space was ingenious. It was also well equipped, with everything you could needed.
Ms Hart

Compact accommodation with everything needed. The garden space was lovely and the location was very peaceful yet central for a multitude of places to visit.
Mrs Taylor

Hidden Gem
Liked the peaceful beautiful surroundings and the cuteness of the cottage. For such a small space you had absolutely everything you needed to hand. Loved it. Thank-you.

Liked the peaceful beautiful surroundings and the cuteness of the cottage. For such a small space you had absolutely everything you needed to hand. Loved it. Thank-you.
Mrs Harston



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds


Electric heaters with multi-fuel stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, Wi-Fi, selection of books and games
Electricity and starter pack of coal for multi-fuel stove included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Off road parking for 4 cars
Enclosed half-acre garden with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 1 mile

Changeover Day

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Mannington Hall Gardens - 1.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Wolterton Park - 1.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Saxthorpe, St Andrew Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Blickling Hall - 2.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Heydon, St Peter & St Paul Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Matlaske, St Peter's Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Salle, St Peter & St Paul Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cawston, St Agnes Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bure Valley Railway - 3.7 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Barningham Winter, St Mary's Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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