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Orchard Cottage

  • AA 4 Star Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms £82-£88 prpnb


Orchard Cottage

Orchard Cottage


Orchard Cottage, The Drift,
NR20 4EH


Orchard Cottage, Gressenhall, is set in the centre of Norfolk, so there’s easy access to Fakenham, Walsingham, Norwich and the coast. Peter and Ann Walker run this B & B, with its modern facilities and cottage charm.

Orchard Cottage sits in a quiet lane on the edge of Gressenhall village, with the market town of Dereham and all its amenities only four miles away. A central position means the whole county is within easy reach, including the North Norfolk coast with all its opportunities for walking, bird-watching, sailing and enjoying the beaches. Visit Fakenham Racecourse, Walsingham Shrine or the fine city of Norwich. Go walking or cycling. Be spoilt for choice if you are interested in historic houses, gardens or natural history or just enjoy a quiet break.

Orchard Cottage is wheelchair-friendly throughout, with disabled facilities. Please check beforehand if you have special requirements.
We welcome children and can provide a cot and highchair. For the cyclist there is a secure cycle store. No problems with drying boots and wet weather clothing.

The en-suite bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities, radio alarm clock and television, with hair drier and iron available on request. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
There’s a lounge for relaxing and breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking the garden.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesGardenTotally non-smokingCentral heatingGolf available (onsite or nearby)WiFi or internet accessEuros acceptedEvening mealsReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in German

Children welcome from any age.

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Map reference: TF 962170  Lat: 52.71506 Long: 0.90478

By Road:
Leave A47 at Dereham, following brown signs for Gressenhall Rural Life Museum. Entering Beetley, turn left, signposted Gressenhall. In Gressenhall turn right at the Swan into Bittering Street. Right at minor crossroads signed for Beetley and still called Bittering Street. The Drift is second right. Orchard Cottage is the fourth property on the right.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Euros acceptedEuros accepted
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in French
  • Staff fluent in GermanStaff fluent in German

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • YesBedroom without fitted carpets available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesWCs with handrails available
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBedrooms available with separate, private or shared bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users


  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian


  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities