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Heron's Rest

Harleston (3mls N), Norfolk
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Romantic
Indoor swimming pool
Decorated for Christmas
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Thoughtfully converted lodge, perfect for couples set in peaceful surroundings
  • Use of a heated indoor swimming pool and sauna ensuring a blissful and relaxing stay
  • Wander around the owner's grounds and see the alpacas, explore local towns or take a short drive to the coast
Property code: 86928

Set in peaceful and picturesque surroundings on the owners grounds, with the use of an indoor pool and sauna, this is a perfect bolthole for a couple looking to celebrate any occasion.

Close to Harleston (3 miles) and Beccles (13 miles) and located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, this stylish barn conversion is the ideal base from which to explore both coast and county of East Anglia. The location is also near the southerly scenic waterways of the Broads National Park and offers access to the wonderful coastal locations of Southwold and Dunwich, both of which are just 22 miles away. For keen walkers and bird watchers, you’ll enjoy scenic trails along the River Waveney where an abundance of wildlife can be spotted. RSPB Minsmere and National Trust Dunwich Heath Nature Reserve are also within easy reach and the historic cathedral city of Norwich is just 19 miles away.

From the main road, drive down the private driveway towards the owners’ property where you will see ample parking and a sign outside the front of this retreat. Enter the property through the front door which leads you into the cosy open-plan kitchen and dining area and you will instantly get the feeling that this has been furnished and built to provide a real home away from home atmosphere. The kitchen provides you with everything you need to prepare a light snack or hearty meal with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher and once you are ready to serve, move to the table and chairs in the kitchen to enjoy your meal and reflect over the day's adventures. The master bedroom/lounge area has a king-size bed, along with ample storage space for clothes and personal items, and a Smart TV, so after a busy day exploring you can always catch up on your favourite show or movie. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over and WC, so why not revitalise those senses before you head out exploring for the day?

Heading outside, there is an enclosed patio area with a table and chairs to enjoy a morning coffee or a spot of al fresco dining from. Next door to your holiday home is an indoor pool, sauna and games room area which is shared with the owners and not only provides splendid countryside and sunset views – it also gives you the perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries. This area is available to guests between 9.30am - 5.30pm, seven days a week and the pool is heated from 1st April through to 1st November (please bring your own towels for pool and sauna use). The owner has beautiful grounds with a pond that guests are more than welcome to explore; there are also neighbouring alpacas to admire next door. Please note, dogs are to be kept on a lead at all times when outside of the enclosed patio area. There is private parking for one car.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 bathroom, with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, and microwave
  • Smart TV
  • Enclosed patio area with table and chairs
  • Shared games room, indoor swimming pool, and sauna available for guests 7 days a week between 9.30am - 5.30pm, the pool is heated from 1st April through to 1st November - (please bring your own towels for pool and sauna use)
  • Please note: Dogs to be kept on a lead outside of the enclosed patio
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop 3 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Adam Beeney

This property is personally managed by Adam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennie 29th October 2023

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Reviewed by P 22nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Claire 13th October 2023

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2nd time staying at Herons Rest & it was just as good, if not better, than the 1st time! Can't fault it in any way. We absolutely loved it. Definitely going back next year.

Reviewed by Sandra 29th September 2023

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we had a fabulous week away, very comfortable and fully equipped kitchen found a good dog walk close by Claire and Richard were fabulous hosts, going the extra mile, lots of lovely added extras, muffins very nice we booked as had private use of the pool and the conservatory had fabulous views across the grounds lovely pubs a short drive away, aviatRead moreion museum worth a visit, dogs allowed and donations for entry would happily return Hide

Reviewed by Heather 22nd September 2023

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A lovely peaceful setting to unwind and relax. The pool and the sauna were an added bonus which we thoroughly enjoyed. The property is surrounded by countryside walks but also close enough to the coast for our birdwatching days out. Local people were friendly and Claire and Richard were great hosts. Would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Simon 16th September 2023

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Lovely modern place with plenty of room for two adults and dog. Very comfortable and quiet. Beautiful surroundings and gardens which the owners are happy for you to explore about. Lovely touch of some nice nibbles and drink to toast. Nice fresh bread. Swimming pool was bliss and used everyday. Look forward to coming back.

Reviewed by Simon 1st September 2023

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Another fantastic stay at Heron's Rest. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The owners, Claire and Richard, are friendly and welcoming. Heron's Rest is located in a beautiful part of the country that offers peace and quiet, with opportunities to explore as desired.

Reviewed by Richard 21st August 2023

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Such a beautiful place to stay, the property was clean and tidy ready for our arrival and the host was very welcoming. The cupcakes and Prosecco were very much enjoyed! The courtyard section was great for our dog to relax and he loved the walks around the garden (its a very well looked after property!) We were left with free access to the pool and Read moresauna which was an amazing bonus after a long day exploring. Would recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay with their pooch! Hide

Reviewed by Sadie 11th August 2023

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Lovely cottage, grounds and ponds very good, swimming pool lovely and warm and so nice to have all to yourself. Owners friendly and very helpful. Nice to be able to let our little dog out in to the enclosed sitting area with no worries.

Reviewed by John 14th July 2023

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Excellent stay at the Herons Rest. Hosts were wonderful, lovely welcome pack. Great for the puppy. Really enjoyed the pool. A small but wonderful place to escape to.

Reviewed by Elvire 23rd June 2023

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We had a great week, very good hosts, great welcome pack and a superb location and facilities. Would definitely recommend. A dip in the pool and a quick sauna at the end of the day was perfect.

Reviewed by Marion 16th June 2023

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The perfect holiday getaway! We received a warm welcome from Claire and Richard upon arrival and made to feel comfortable to enjoy their beautiful relaxing home and grounds. We love the decor and special touches that make the home unique. The bed is so comfortable too. The pool was the icing on the cake ! Thank you Claire & Richard. We appreciate tRead morehe work you put in to keep the accommodation & beautiful ground to such a high standard. Lovely meeting you both. Hide

Reviewed by Teresa 9th June 2023

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The cottage is adorable and the setting is just breadth taking. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Heron's Rest. Its the perfect place if you just need to get away from it all. The swimming pool area with the sauna and sports equipment was such a lovely treat. The owners were also very friendly and made you feel very much at home.

Reviewed by Claire 2nd June 2023

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What can I say about Herons Rest apart from...it was absolutely lovely! The barn was 'so' comfortable & it had everything you need, & want, to make it a perfect home from home holiday. We both loved the grounds and the pool, sauna etc. The owners, Claire and Richard, were just so nice, in fact they made our wk just that bit more special. The cupcakRead morees, well lush, & milk, bread etc were a really nice touch. We're already planning our next visit as we're 'definitely' going back! 5+ Hide

Reviewed by John 26th May 2023

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Amazing stay, great hosts and wonderful location

Reviewed by Susan 19th May 2023

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The holiday let was really lovely. Worth all the 5 *. The hosts were very friendly. The swimming pool was a great bonus. Lots of places to see. Pub 35 minutes walk. Which was great as we like walking. I have already sent the link to the property to two friends.

Reviewed by Heather 5th May 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful gardens encouraging lots of wildlife. Swimming pool was a fantastic added bonus. Looking forward to another stay next time we are in the area.

Reviewed by Linda 28th April 2023

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Nice restful break with added advantages of a pool and walking bike machines. Nice grounds to sit in.

Reviewed by Kevin 14th April 2023

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We were greeted by our host and shown around the cottage and pool area. This was much appreciated. The welcome "goodies" in the kitchen was a kind gesture. We settled in easily and had a peaceful and relaxing time in the warm sunshine. Being able to swim during the day was my primary motive for choosing this cottage but the location made it easy toRead more visit lots of interesting places nearby. The pool was wonderful and just ten steps from the cottage gate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 10th February 2023

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A really nice barn type conversion with all mod cons, situated on a large plot in a rural setting. There is a nice sized indoor swimming pool for use during the summer months and a sauna which can be used all year round. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

Reviewed by Janette 3rd November 2022

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Beautiful, well appointed cottage. Could not find fault. Loved the pool/sauna area and the quietness. A very peaceful retreat.

Reviewed by Simon 21st October 2022

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Heron's rest is a comfortable, relaxing and well equipped cottage, fully recommended for a couple seeking a stay in the country. Situated in a corner of Norfolk, the accommodation offers time away from a hectic world, with access to a private pool and sauna next door. An ideal location to explore or simply enjoy as a quiet retreat.

Reviewed by Victoria 19th October 2022

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Lovely stay in beautiful surroundings. Very scenic and relaxing.

Reviewed by Rachel 7th October 2022

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A lovely bolt hole in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Everything we needed and lovely to be able to use the pool and amenities. Nice starter pack of eggs,bread,milk and cup cakes. We cycled around aswell as using car to visit NT places.

Reviewed by Esther 12th September 2022

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Fabulous place to stay, peaceful location with great amenities. There are plenty of opportunities to get out walking and cycling in the quiet country lanes. Cosy and comfortable and everything you need for a fantastic get away.

Reviewed by Vince 3rd September 2022

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The cottage suited or holiday needs perfectly. We couldn't of wished for or wanted anything else to make our break any better.

Reviewed by Amanda 30th August 2022

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This is a gem of a stay. I went with my son for a break after some health issues. We were greeted by Claire who is absolutely lovely and told us everything we needed to know. The accommodation is gorgeous. Decor is beautiful and everything you need is there. We cooked almost every night because the facilities are fantastic. Loads of information in Read morethe property and surrounded by extraordinary nature. Its a treat. Treat yourselves. Pool every morning. Sauna. Alpacas. Heron. Fantastic! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Bernard 12th August 2022

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We really enjoyed our visit. Great location convenient for just about everything. Claire, our hostess was very welcoming and friendly. The cottage was comfortable and almost everything you need for a comfortable stay was provided. Another visit in the future is definitely a possibility.

Reviewed by Stuart 5th August 2022

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Excellent holiday in a peaceful rural setting. Owners very friendly and helpful. Facilities excellent and much more than we expected. Full access to indoor swimming pool and large well tended property grounds including several places to sit outside to eat or sunbathe in sunshine or shade. Freedom to view owners own Al pacos, pony and large fishpondRead more with access pathways and bridges. Charming local market town and good pubs/eating places in short driving distance. Good footpaths and bridleways. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 1st August 2022

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What a great little gem! Quality furnishings, and all you could need! The grounds are an added extra to be able to roam, together with the pool and training room! I just loved the little touches from the owner too; from the delicious cakes, to the Prosecco and a crisp white bath robe too! Five stars are really not enough!

Reviewed by April 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Donna 15th July 2022

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We had a fabulous time and were made to feel very welcome. We really appreciated all the extra little touches. The pool was such a treat especially as it was such a hot week, we thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a great base to explore all that Norfolk has to offer set in lovely peaceful surroundings. The accommodation was perfect for the two of us anRead mored our dog. Highly recommended . Hide

Reviewed by Graham July 2022

Beautiful barn style cottage set in stunning grounds, hosted by friendly and welcoming Claire and Richard.

Reviewed by Graham 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Cerys 10th June 2022

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We have recently stayed at Heron's Rest and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We needed a weekend of quiet and calm and this is exactly what we got. Claire and Richard made us feel extremely welcome yet also didn't intrude on our stay. We were able to use the BBQ as the weather was good to us! And also made use of the swimming pool and games area. The wRead moreeekend went too quickly! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 3rd June 2022

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We had a lovely stay at Herons Rest. Claire & Richard were welcoming and available if we needed anything, yet not at all intrusive of our holiday. We loved exploring the grounds and seeing the animals / wildlife. Theres also plenty of dog friendly cafes/pubs close by and nice walks. We were really grateful they were able to accommodate us, our babyRead more (11m) and dog. Perfect family time in a lovely setting! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 27th May 2022

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Beautiful cottage to stay in lovely location and owners are lovely too

Reviewed by Judy 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Jon 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Russell 15th April 2022

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Lovely tranquil setting, wonderful friendly host,s always available, but not intrusive, got the balance perfect, lovely cosy accommodation with everything you need for a relaxing break, pool & sauna great & very dog friendly, perfect for a couple with a dog 100% would stay again

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