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Little Walsingham, Norfolk (NO102)
All of our properties are no smoking
Ground Floor Bedroom
No Pets Allowed
Enclosed Garden
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Games Room
Spa facilities (on/off site)
My Personal Sanctuary Spa
Swimming Pool
Table Tennis
Tennis Court
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1 June 2019
Really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage.
Was very baby friendly which suited our one year old perfectly. She loved exploring in the garden.
Had a lovely day in Wells and Holt.
Really hope to return and discover more of the beautiful areas that Norfolk has to offer.

The H Family
31 May 2019
What a fantastic place to stay. So clean and comfortable and everything here that we need.
Wish we could have stayed longer.
Thank you!
We will be back!

2 May 2019
Thank you for our wonderful stay in Oystercatcher. We had good meals today n local Black Lion, The Barsham Arms and The Chequers in Binham.
The cottage is very cosy to come back to after a long day of walking- and the great welcome pack was much appreciated!
Thanks again 😃

The E Family - Bristol
19 April 2019
Great and relaxing atmosphere.
Great village and pub.
Thank you so much
10 April 2019
Thank you for allowing us to stay here - its beautiful!! We would stay here again at the drop of a hat - its very welcoming and the little touches are very appreciated. Thank you x
22 December 2018
Wow! What an amazing cottage... very comfortable, cosy and super clean!!
It has exceeded expectations and provided a perfect base.
Thank you so much for everything! Touches such as Christmas tree and overflowing basket of food were much appreciated!!
We’ve had a fab time and we will be back!!

The W Family - Kent
2 November 2018
Lovely, Peaceful and relaxing week. just what we needed.
Enjoyed shopping in Holt and exploring the village of Blakeney.
E & L- Berkshire
20 October 2018
Thank you for another great stay.
It is a lovely cottage with easy access to loads of lovely restaurants, cafes and places we love.
It has been a lovely stay.
Thank you.

The H's, Cambridgeshire
9 October 2018
Lovely cottage with lovely surroundings back and front. The Black Lion Pub in the village is also lovely. Certainly a place to come if you need to relax and unwind.

K & Family
19 September 2018
Thank you for leaving the cottage in such a lovely state and for being so helpful on the phone. Best wishes

C & J
25 August 2018
Lovely place to stay in a quiet location.
Watching the horses whilst eating breakfast.
Lovely time.
Enjoyed the beaches and the views.
Beautiful !

S Family & Guests - St Albans
18 August 2018
Lovely cottage.
Great location.
Great food at the Black Lion.
All great, thank you very much
The K Family - West Midlands
11 August 2018
Lovely house in lovely village.
Great to be able to walk to local pubs (Black Lion has excellent food and service).
Lots to do nearby.
Many thanks

L M Cheshire.
14 July 2018
Great location, lovely cottage, quality beds, great shower, constant hot water!
Weather perfect.

Mr & Mrs W - Warwickshire
6 July 2018
Return visit and enjoyed our stay just as much, thank you. Love the area and the RSPB and wildlife centres. Local seafood excellent.
Mr & Mrs C - Northumberland
16 June 2018
Lovely cottage, very well equipped. Peaceful and relaxing stay.
Mr & Mrs L - Wrexham
2 June 2018
Thank you for superb accommodation in beautiful countryside, which made us happy.
D W & Guests - London
26 May 2018
I loved it so much.
E J - London
18 May 2018
Thank you. We had a lovely stay in Oystercatcher and the Black Lion was fabulous.

Miss W & Guests, Kent
11 April 2018
Loved the cottage.
We found it cosy and very well equipped.
Pies at The Barn, Gt Walsingham are wonderful!!
T W - Derbyshire
6 April 2018
Lovely weekend.
Interesting area, Thank you.
The M Family - Surrey
2 April 2018
Wonderful stay. Our 2nd in Oystercatcher and it wont be our last.
Loved every minute that we spent here and around beautiful North Norfolk.
Thank you!!
A C & Family - Birmingham
22 March 2018
Thank you Oystercatcher for allowing us this beautiful space to celebrate a 50th.
We filled the place with laughter.
L T & Friends - Kent
16 March 2018
Fab stay very comfy and relaxing.
Black Lion in the village is well worth a visit for food and drink.
Thank you!
A & C - Loughborough
16 February 2018
A lovely weekend celebrating mum's 90th Birthday. Cottage is gorgeous and in a great location. Black Lion and Norfolk Riddle for Sunday lunch- fab!
The C Family, Kent
10 February 2018
Perfect cottage, lovely location. Recommend Norfolk Riddle in village for fish & chips and Holkham Beach and Pensthorpe natural park for the kids.
The E's, Essex
8 December 2017
Fantastic cottage with all mod cons in a peaceful setting. We especially enjoyed the nice big couch. Such a lovely place in a beautiful setting with so much in the vicinity to see and do-something for everyone's interests. Thank you!

N J - London
29 November 2017
A great cottage. Perfectly placed for a few days rest and visit to Thursford Christmas spectacular. We will be back!!
D & J - North Somerset
21 November 2017
Lovely cottage. One of the best rural retreats cottages we’ve used. Hope to be back soon.

T W - Colchester
10 November 2017
Quiet and comfortable cottage - excellent welcome hamper, most appreciated.
S H - Kent
31 October 2017
Lovely cottage. Had a great stay!

J C - Kent
27 October 2017
Beautiful cottage. Very well equipped.

S M - Cleveland
23 September 2017
Totally perfect holiday accommodation. All in all fab! Thank you.
The H's - Walsall, Stourbridge & Stroud
9 September 2017
Really lovely cottage, everything we needed with two little ones. Great location, had a lovely week. Thank you.
E M - Stafford
2 September 2017
Very good cottage - peaceful and relaxing.
G B - Gloucestershire
26 August 2017
Great cottage Wells next the sea brillant beach with the beach hut. Had a super week.
The D's - Hemel Hempstead
12 August 2017
Well equipped cottage. Lovely location and easy reach of everywhere. Lovely.
The S's - Camber
5 August 2017
Lovely cottage. Very comfortable with everything we needed! Close to lots of lovely places.
N B - Northamptonshire
29 July 2017
Cosy and clean. Lovely spot and scenery.
A-S family - London
21 July 2017
A lovely family break. Cottage was great, everything we needed. Very comfortable, some lovely memories made.
The J's - N Yorkshire
15 July 2017
A lovely cottage, everything you could want.
P & J - Co Durham
2 July 2017
A lovely relaxing week in a lovely cottage. Plenty of alfresco dining and good food at the Black Lion pub. Thank you.
S & B - West Sussex
2 June 2017
Lovely cottage - spotlessly clean and well equipped - thank you.
The C family - Nottingham
29 May 2017
Really cool, modern cottage with a comfy sofa. Great location, short journey to places around where we wanted to visit.
The B Family, Surrey
15 April 2017
Lovely cottage in great spot. Had a great meal at the Black Lion in village. Wells-next-the-Sea beach and cafe great - Also Dinosaur World and Bewilderwood.
The H's, London
10 April 2017
Great stay, lovely, comfortable cottage. We ate brilliant food everyday, we recommend the Black Lion and the Norfolk Riddle - Walsingham and the Red Lion in Stiffkey. We also enjoyed the crab restaurant in Wells.
M H, Hertfordshire
7 April 2017
A wonderful stay in a very comfy cottage! Very relaxing here and quiet. Children enjoyed crabbing at Holkham - hired a beach hut at Wells for a day - FAB! Glorious weather. Would highly recommend food and service at the Black Lion Hotel - we have stayed at many Rural Retreats and this didn't disappoint! Thank you to Kirsty too!
PS the pony likes apples!
The R family, Tunbridge Wells
1 April 2017
Beautiful cottage which we were all very impressed with. The best bit was alpaca trekking with Ian!
D & C, Watford
25 January 2017
Lovely short break in a beautiful cottage!
The A familly, Sheffield
25 November 2016
A lovely cottage. Warm, clean, tasteful. Loved how quiet it was and the wildlife on our doorstep. Had a relaxing time. Thank you.
The G Family, London
22 October 2016
Special thanks to Kirsty for getting the cottage ready and the hamper. Fantastic cottage and another great holiday. Very many thanks.
The R family, Birmingham
14 September 2016
A lovely well equipped cottage. The beach at Holkham a delight. Visited the estates of Holkham, Blinkling and especially Sandringham - all worth a visit.
The C families, Derbyshire
8 September 2016
A beautiful cottage in a quaint old world village. Very enjoyable stay.
The E's, W's and C's, Sheffield and Oxon
20 August 2016
We've had a wonderful second stay here and I'm sure we'll be back! Thank you.
The M family, Wimbledon
6 August 2016
Excellent cottage - thank you! Well equipped and good location. Recommend the Black Lion pub in village. Pensthorpe, Holkham Beach.
The M and S Families, Herts and Notts
23 July 2016
A great place to stay and lots to do locally. Beaches at Holkham and the bike hire there is great! Bewilderwood is good for kids (of all ages!). Seal trips were fantastic, we used Beans Seal Spotting boats but they do need to be booked in advance. Our second time at this cottage and probably not the last. THANK YOU!
The H Family, Kent
16 July 2016
Lovely cottage, really well equipped. Had a fantastic stay with amazing weather.
The F Family, Perthshire
29 March 2016
Lovely cottage, well equipped. Would recommend food at the Black Lion.
L & M, Derbyshire
5 September 2015
Gorgeous luxurious cottage. Clean, warm and comfortable with all home comforts.

Mr Brooke
29 August 2015
Fabulous week-thank you.
The Thornton's
22 August 2015
Back for our second summer here. Lovely comfortable beds and great fun exploring the area. I'm sure we will be back next year.
The Thwaites
26 July 2015
A fantastic base for exploring North Norfolk. The beaches at Cromer and Holkham are highly recommended and a day out around Holkham Hall (boating on the lake) and BeWilderwood is great fun for all the family. The kids were not the only ones that enjoyed BeWilderwood drop slides!!!
The cottage itself is well equipped and is generally on a par with other Rural Retreats properties we have stayed at. Overall a great good, in a good location.
The Hyland's
18 July 2015
Many thanks for another wonderful week, spent in this fantastic cottage/location. A lovely week spent outside in the local area and countryside. We hope to be back again soon.
The Rose Family
30 June 2015
Very comfortable, lovely cottage 10/10. Wonderful 10 nights.
Wendy & Bob
21 June 2015
We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, well-appointed cottage, using the charming little garden and revelling in the buildings all around us.
Unfortunately the Oystercatcher has not come to the wall, but two pairs have been flying back and forth across the meadow. In every way the promises made in the Rural Retreats brochure lived up to our expectations. We had an excellent dinner at the Riddle on our last evening and are happy to pass on our recommendation.
The Barker's
6 June 2015
Many thanks for the super accommodation. It worked well for us, a real home from home and really peaceful. We hope to return.
Barbara & Ian
10 May 2015
Very comfortable, a lovely cottage 10/10. A lovely 10 nights here.
Nancy & Bob
4 April 2015
Back again for our fifth stay at Oystercatcher, lovely holiday, lovely weather, and lovely accommodation. We will be back!
The Rose's
28 March 2015
Wonderful week in this idyllic place. Loved every minute and will return.
The Neal's
19 February 2015
Such a lovely cottage, very peaceful - would love to return.
15 February 2015
We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and well-appointed cottage, using the charming little gardens and revelling in the birdsong all around us. Sadly the oystercatcher has not come to the wall, but two pairs have been flying back and forth across the meadow. In every way, the promises made in the Rural Retreats brochure lived up to our expectations. We had an excellent dinner at The Riddle on our last night.
31 January 2015
Really pleased with the cottage - excellent standard of equipment. Would definitely like to come here again as our stay was so brief and obviously lots to see in this area.
17 January 2015
It was such a wonderful stay. We went to celebrate my birthday. We could not have had a better celebration.
29 December 2014
Lovely cottage - perfect for a relaxing stay. Enjoyed birdwatching at Cley's Norfolk Wildlife trust. Has a lovely cafe where you watch the birds through some binoculars supplied. Off to see the seals and pups on the beach today.
22 December 2014
Beautiful accommodation. Very well presented and very warm, comfy and homely. A great location. We had a fantastic holiday, thank you for all the lovely finishing touches and our Christmas tree! Would definitely recommend. IM, Australia
27 November 2014
We loved it all - it's very comfortable and we didn't want to leave!
Davies family
25 October 2014
We have had a lovely stay at Oystercatcher. The cottage and gardens are lovely and peaceful and fitted to a very good standard. We have enjoyed the farm shop and cafe in the village. The deli, beach and pub the 'Lifeboat Inn' at Thornham are all lovely. This part of Norfolk is beautiful and we will definitely come back again.
The Lewis Family
13 October 2014
A lovely break - although rather damp weather! Beautifully peaceful and wonderfully warm and comfortable.
3 October 2014
We have had an amazing stay, everything done to such a high standard. Very clean and tidy and felt like home from home. We don't want to leave. Highly recommend the Black Lion. We will definitely be back and stay with Rural Retreats again. Loved it, wish we were staying longer.
23 August 2014
Back again for our fourth stay at Oystercatcher. We've had a lovely week again. Thank you very much for the welcome hamper. We hope to be back again in the future as we love all the surrounding area.
Rose Family
16 August 2014
Had a super stay, cottage is beautiful. For food, we recommend the Black Lion in the village! Tip: try the madras curry.
Steventon family
9 August 2014
We've had a great stay in this lovely cottage. Lovely beaches, interesting houses and gardens and fab restaurants!
2 August 2014
A fantastic base for exploring North Norfolk. Recommend boating on the lake at Holkham Hall. Bewilderwood is great fun for all the family. The kids weren't the only ones who enjoyed Bewilderwoods drop slides!
19 July 2014
Our third stay here at Oystercatcher. Another enjoyable stay with lovely weather. Good walking. We will be back again in four weeks’ time. Many thanks.
Rose Family
16 July 2014
Beautiful, peaceful cottage - kids loved the sofa and size of the TV! Great pies from Great Walsingham Barns and also recommend trampolines and mini-golf, trampolines & kayaks at Wells Beach. Fun for kids. Seal trip with Temples from Marston was also great! We will be back for sure. Thank you.
10 July 2014
We've really enjoyed our stay, the house & gardens are lovely and peaceful. We can recommend a visit to the Shrine and Norton Cafe for lunch. The Norfolk riddle a must, other nice venues, The Jolly Farmers at North Creake and The Crown at East Rudham. The north corner of Norfolk is wonderful, we will be back for more visits soon. PS the Ostrich Inn at Castle Acre is great!
2 July 2014
Oystercatcher Cottage lived up to its name, a lovely sound to hear in the evening, as well as all the lovely butterflies & wildlife. We have had lots of sunshine and a very relaxing time. Really enjoyed the garden and the beautiful climbing red rose. The house is well laid out and particularly re access to the garden. We hope to come back.
27 June 2014
We really enjoyed our stay here in this hidden gem of a cottage. We've stayed at Rural Retreats houses before and the high quality furnishings, decor and setting are much appreciated. Thank you.
10 May 2014
We have stayed in a number of Rural Retreats cottages over the years and Oystercatcher is just about as good as it gets. A lovely cottage, beautifully presented and wonderfully equipped. We have been lucky with the warm, sunny and largely dry weather and sitting in the lovely garden has been a joy.
3 May 2014
We have all had a most relaxing break in this lovely cottage. Whilst here we have enjoyed:-Exploring the art galleries along the coast, The wide open spaces of Holkham Beach, The marshes at Blakeney and Cley (with its ever lovely windmill), Staying in the beach hut at Wells beach (a fabulous cup of tea on a windy day.) Thank you.
19 April 2014
Cottage was nice and has great views.
The E's
12 April 2014
Lovely house and gardens, great surrounding area. We enjoyed trips to Wells, Morston and Cromer.
The R's
5 April 2014
A beautifully presented property, Finished and furnished to a high standard. Nice and close to all that Norfolk has to offer.
M & M
1 March 2014
A very relaxing retreat, Extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished. Pretty gardens and lovely views over the pasture. Norton Tea Rooms good for light lunch and very friendly staff. Very good farm shop.

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