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The Dowagers Cottage

  • VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 1 unit £385-£525 pupw sleeps 2


The Dowagers Cottage

The Dowagers Cottage


Chris & Sally Entwistle

01603 700772


103 Yarmouth Road,


Cosy, traditional cottage in the grounds of The Old Rectory 4* GOLD ‘Restaurant with Rooms’, looking out onto the pool terrace and gardens. Fitted kitchen, lounge/diner opening onto private patio, downstairs cloakroom, fully tiled bathroom with bath & shower over, double bedroom with garden view. Fast, free WiFi, on-site parking, central heating, electricity and bed
linen/towels are included.

Easy walking distance of several pubs/restaurants; supermarket with pharmacy, post office & petrol station 1 mile away. Convenient for the many attractions of Norwich with its Norman Castle & Cathedral, medieval churches, museums and galleries, theatres and cinemas, and excellent shopping with department stores, national retailers, independent stores in the Norwich Lanes and 6 day open-air market.

Further afield, the Broads and countryside offer opportunities to hire a day boat or take a boat trip, watch wildlife (Britain’s largest butterfly, the Swallowtail, lives in Norfolk), follow marked walking routes and cycle trails (we have secure storage for cycles) and there are many beautiful gardens and historic properties to visit including Sandringham, the Queen’s Norfolk
holiday home. The east coast is about a 1/2 hour drive and the north coast around an hour.

Excellent public transport links with frequent buses into Norwich city centre (hourly service Sundays), journey time approx. 10 minutes. All buses stop at Norwich Station with services to London, Cambridge (via Ely) and local trains to Wroxham, Gt. Yarmouth, Cromer and Sheringham. Norwich Airport is a 15 - 20 minute taxi ride.

TelephoneRadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingFreezerMicrowave cookerLinen providedSwimming pool - outdoor onsiteVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessCD playerSingle sex groups NOT acceptedHairdryer

Cycle storage available. Swimming pool is unheated and unmanned - open May to September. Dinner usually available Tues - Sat, prior booking essential. Closed Xmas / New Year Children welcome from any age.



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Map reference: TG 264084  Lat: 52.62610 Long: 1.34370

By Road:
From the A47 Norwich Southern bypass follow the A47 east to Gt Yarmouth and take the A1042 exit signed Norwich N & E and Thorpe St Andrew. Turn left at top of the slip road. Go straight over 1st 2 roundabouts. At next mini roundabout, bear left onto the A1242. About 0.5 mile further along is a set of traffic lights at Thunder Lane. Go straight over; our entrance is between the brick pillars with AA signs after a low brick wall about 70 yards past the traffic lights on the right hand side. If you reach Oakland's Hotel you have gone too far!

By Public Transport:
From Norwich Rail station cross over Thorpe Road, to the right of the station and take any of buses 12, 15, 17, 17a, 123, 517 or X47. Ask for the Thunder Lane stop and you will be dropped just past our entrance.


  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsiteSwimming pool - outdoor onsite
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
  • HairdryerHairdryer

Cycle storage available. Swimming pool is unheated and unmanned - open May to September. Dinner usually available Tues - Sat, prior booking essential. Closed Xmas / New Year Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesSteps and no ramp


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • garden, swimming pool. access is grassed not paved

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls


  • YesCall system with vibrating pads
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesEntrance is well lit

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
  • YesBath with support handrails available