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East Anglia Self Catering cottage, The Dairy, Swaffham, sleeps 2

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The Dairy

The Dairy, Swaffham, Norfolk

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £457.00

This semi-detached cottage is located in Saham Hills near to Watton in Norfolk and can sleep two people.

The Dairy is a semi-detached cottage in the village of Saham Hills close to Watton and Swaffham in the Norfolk countryside. The cottage sleeps two people and has one double bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. Also in the cottage is a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner.

Outside is off road parking, a lawned garden and paddock with outdoor furniture and shared use of a hot tub. Set in superb countryside. The Dairy is a lovely cottage, all year round.


Pet friendly - Not for humans!
Stayed at this property in May after a long wait due to coronavirus restrictions. Upon arrival the place is extremely tricky to find unless you know your way around. Rang the owners to be greeted with sarcasm and unfriendly tone - after an already stressful journey this was disheartening. Upon arrival the other owner showed us to the property. In the description the hot tub is described to believe to be your own however this was shared which we thought was absolutely preposterous seeing as we are in the middle of a global pandemic. You have to book a time slot to use it - yes we know hot tubs are self cleaning however this did not make us feel comfortable as you had to trust the previous user to wipe it down. Once inside the property itself it had all of the utensils you need for a self catering stay. Upon first look it looked clean. Areas of the property could do with decoration. However wherever we looked there was dust everywhere. Dust was found in the carpet, in the tiles, under the sofa, the sofas did not look clean enough to relax on - we used our own towels to cover them to sit on. Tables were marked by scratches left by I assume animals that had been in the property. The garden is not dog friendly especially for dogs that struggle to toilet on gravel and concrete - if you have a dog that struggles with this be prepared to have them on a lead and walk them to the paddock. Upstairs the bedroom looks impressive, again on first look. However, when looking and living in this there is more dust where it has not been cleaned thoroughly. The bathroom has no roof so be prepared to hear whoever you are staying with do their business with no privacy! No cleaning products were left in the bathroom to clean it which is just appalling. During the day owners would go out and leave their dogs for hours barking - not great in the first instance but especially not great as the property is attached to their house! Again, something that is not made clear in this description. Be prepared to drive everywhere because there is nothing to do around the area - you are literally in the middle of nowhere. The beaches are lovely and there is lots to do with your dogs if you are prepared to drive! As far as the facilities for pets goes it is very dog friendly. With the bath taps outside and cleaning products/anti-allergy sprays within reach, this was definitely something that was well thought-out. Also the paddock area to walk dogs was okay for a short evening stroll. As you can probably tell from the previous points mentioned we are highly disappointed with our stay but wanted to show a true reflection of how this property is wrongly presented. Didn't feel like we had a relaxing break at all.
Sarah C

Fantastic cottage fantastic people
Had such a great time at the Dairy, we were concerned about location but it was perfect. So much to do in the very local area and not too far from our Favourite Beach Brancaster. The cottage was perfect felt at home straight away and our hosts were very friendly, helpful and able to offer good advice on place to go. Have recommended to all our friends and family, have been coming to Norfolk for a few years and this was the best yet. Very dog friendly and the hot tub is a must after a day walking the dogs.

Relaxing few days away
Had a fantastic time at the dairy, rooms was lovely and clean, the hot tub was so relaxing, is dog friendly l have not got one but there was some there but did not hear them. Karen thanks again well be back again
Jackie S

WOW what a gem! I have absolutely no problem recommending The Dairy. Our week here was perfect in every way possible. Karen made us feel at home from the moment we met her and a very big thank you Karen for making our break just perfect. The Dairy is so cosy and comfortable. The lovely log fire. The amazing bedroom. It's four piece bathroom suite. The photos do not do it justice. I hope you will allow us to share your beautiful home again in the near future. Very best wishes, Andrew, Paul and Jack. X

The owner was a very welcoming host. The Dairy was a cosy comfy cottage with everything you could possibly need. The bedroom was very spacious and the bed and pillows were sooo comfortable. The garden and surroundings were delightful and the whole place was very relaxing. It was very pet friendly with a paddock to let your dogs off the lead.
Mrs Heather



Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Gas central heating with electric flame effect log burner
Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher
Large screen Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books and games
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 2 cars
Private, enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
Shared use of lawned garden and large paddock with fun dog agility tests
Shared use of hot tub (private use can be booked)
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 2 miles, pub less than 2 miles
Note: This cottage is attached to the owners' home at ground floor level
Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers for 7 night stays

Changeover Day
Approximate Location

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Grimes Graves - 10 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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