Apple Tree Cottage bursts with wonder. With portions of this idyllic Grade-II listed luxury self-catering cottage dating back to the 15th century, it now boasts traditional beamed walls and ceilings, brass and iron bed frames, and plenty more pastoral touches to immerse families and groups of friends in the richness of its rustic heritage.
Charm and rusticity truly are the immediate themes here at Apple Tree Cottage, beginning with the kitchen/dining room down a few steps from the entrance lobby. Featuring a Rayburn in the large inglenook fireplace, pamment tile floors and dark-stained wood, the kitchen then follows a narrow, winding staircase up to the sitting room on the first floor. There, guests can enjoy the full magic of this magnificently refurbished cottage. The vaulted ceiling, the exposed beams, the deep, comfortable seating, and the views over the village will surely soothe your soul.
Through the kitchen is an intimately secluded courtyard where lovebirds can share a nice glass of wine and dine al fresco after a leisurely day on the nearby Boudicca Way trail, or fishing out on the Taswood Lakes. Holidays are all about treating yourself, though, and the village of Stoke Holy Cross offers fine dining for those evenings you want to go all out.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
With two quaint double bedrooms – one on each floor – Apple Tree Cottage is as perfect for families as it is for couples looking for a romantic escape. The double room on the first floor sits under the eaves of the house and has a view over the village, while the double room on the ground floor, with its beamed ceiling and walls, sits alongside the family bathroom and looks over the cosy little front garden.
A travel cot is available on request upon booking. Please be aware that there is a steep, narrow-tread Norfolk winder staircase to the first floor, which is unlikely to be suitable for toddlers or those with mobility problems.
At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet allowed
- 1 mile from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 27 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Ground floor bedroom
- No smoking
- 2 miles from shop
- Equipped with a travel cot
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
Beautiful accommodation, such an exceptional cottage and we settled in very quickly. We visited Aylsham and Sheringham and had evening fish and chips from nearby long stratton. We loved Wroxham and had some great walks with Vinnie the dog! Thankyou for the amazing cake, such a lovely surprise! Katrina H - 5th September 2019
Thankyou so much for being so kind and welcoming Chris and Stephen. We have all enjoyed our three weeks at your lovely cottage, so much character and warmth. We will certainly be recommending your beautiful cottage to friends and family! Thankyou so much for all your help and advice. Ruth P - 23rd August 2019
A delightful cottage, beautiful, authentic and interesting. Well decorated with lots to look at inside and out, perfect for our elderly dog. We enjoyed lots of local walks, in Norwich and Wroxham as well as further afield.Angus J - 12th July 2019
Stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Extremely well equipped. Wonderful walks fromt front door and just a 15min drive from Norwich. Lovely, thoughtful homeowners too.Ruth D'Arcy-Daniel - 25th June 2019
Our family had a wonderful weekend staying at Apple Tree Cottage. The cottage is lovely, warm and cosy and beautifully decorated. Stephen and Chris are wonderful hosts, thankyou for the cake and treats on arrival. We really appreciate being able to stay in such a lovely house, and hope to visit again soon. Ruth D - 19th June 2019
A little gem in a beautiful location. Apple Tree is a cottage with an abundance of character and charm, at the same time very well equipped. Thankyou Chris and Stephen for being so welcoming and helpful.Tracey K - 1st June 2019
Very welcoming and beautiful cottage. Everything we needed and more (delicious cake!). Great walks around here including the Roman fort in Caistor St Edmunds. The beds were so comfortable like everything else in the cottage. Thank youAndy, Jane, Imogen and Fred Duffen - 3rd June 2018
Wonderful bank holiday weekend at the cottage. Very comfortable and we had everything we needed. Would recommend the Wildebeest restaurant in Stoke Holy Cross only a few miles away. Very good food in a nice setting. Thank you Chris and Stephen for an excellent stay. Paul Williamson and Brett Morris - 28th May 2018
A beautiful little cottage that felt like a home away from home. A great location from which to explore all that Norfolk has to offer.Miss Christina Blume - 13th May 2018
Thank you for a pleasant stay at this beautiful and cosy little cottage. You went the extra mile to welcome us on arrival despite us being very late. The tastefully decorated cottage really felt like a home away from home. It also made for a great base from which to explore the Norfolk coast and countryside. Nick, Christina, Ingold and Ellen - 7th May 2018
This has been such a lovely cottage. Everything we could have possibly needed or wanted. We can't thank you enough. It was especially lovely to arrive to a beautiful cake on the table and a pint of milk in the fridge! We have felt so comfortable and relaxed here, we're sad to leave. Chris and Stephen, we cannot thank you enough. God bless.Simon and Elena - 20th March 2018
We have spent the perfect 'family Christmas' in Apple Tree Cottage, especially enhanced by the beautiful Christmas decorations provided by Chris and Stephen. The cottage is extremely well equipped, the beds comfortable and warm. The Rayburn makes the whole place so cosy, especially over a cold and damp English winter. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. We will certainly be back.The Watts Family - 2nd January 2018
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