The Little Stables, Thurgarton is a dog-friendly / infant friendly self-catering holiday cottage in Norfolk. Set in a delightful, small, quiet hamlet, close to the prestigious village of Aldborough. Perfect for a getaway for two in beautiful Norfolk with or without your four-legged friend.
Time to re-charge and enjoy the many delights Norfolk has to offer. Enjoy the wildlife, walks, fascinating history and stunning beaches either by car, on foot or bike.
Sitting/Dining Room: with very a comfortable corner sofa, side tables, lamps and a directional reading light, SKY TV, Wi-Fi, usb charging station. Shelves with Novels, DVDs, retro games, OS maps and plenty of information on where to visit during your stay.
The dining area has a quirky bistro feel featuring an antique sewing table and modern chairs.
Kitchen: with electric built-in oven, electric induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, pod coffee machine, kettle, toaster.
Bathroom: with shower, washbasin, WC. Cotton wool, buds and toiletries.
Bedroom: with double size bed, side tables, wardrobe, drawers and armchair. Hairdryer, dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. The bedroom can also accommodate a travel cot.
Pets: up to 2 well-behaved dogs welcome, please be see booking information regarding pets.
Heating: Electric convection heating
Garden: To the front of the property, fully enclosed with a lockable gate so your four legged friends are kept secure. Laid to gravel with 3 raised beds and pots of plants. There are table and chairs, bench, umbrella, BBQ (Charcoal, lighters and utensils are also provided)
Parking: for 1 car nearest to The Little Stables gate.
Shop/post office and pub : within walking distance (1/3 mile)
Fully equipped kitchen, including tea, coffee, coffee pods, sugar & condiments
BBQ, Toiletries, Towels & linens
Tea Towels, Loo roll, Kitchen roll
TV / Sky, DVDs, Books, Board games & WIFI
Dressing gown, Slippers, Hairdryer & Iron/Ironing board
We provide you with a welcome breakfast hamper upon your arrival, so no worries, you are set to go in the morning! Not forgetting your dog either with a little something for them as well.
Need to get away for a change of scene? Look no further. We welcome infants, pre-crawlers or bum shufflers! Your Baby's needs are catered for too with a high chair, baby bath, bottle steriliser, plastic cutlery, plastic crockery and sippy cups.
Norfolk is an idyllic place for small children with so many wonderful things to do and places to explore. Experiencing their first splashing in the sea, toddling through sand dunes, searching for shells, exploring the woods, making the earliest of memories.
The garden at The Little Stables is fully enclosed by fencing. Beyond the house your dog is in for a treat as there are a fabulous array of sights and smells around The Little Stables, and you can be on the Weaver's Way in minutes exploring further afield. There are many suggested walks provided in the welcome folder.
Norfolk is known for its wide-open spaces and what better place to bring your fury friend. Should you wish to get out and about in your car my favourite places to walk dogs include Blickling Woods and the Blickling Hall Estate, Felbrigg Hall, Sheringham Park, Holt Country Park and the wonderful beaches of North Norfolk and the Coastal Path. Whether your dog likes to charge across vast expanses of sand, snuffle among dense woodland or potter along country lanes full of the smells of Norfolk wildlife, they are sure to return home tired and happy.
The Little Stables is set in a delightful, small, quiet hamlet, close to the prestigious village of Aldborough, North Norfolk.
North Norfolk won't disappoint. It really does have something for everyone. There aren't many places where you can go seal watching and crabbing in the morning, peruse boutique shops and cafes all afternoon, and finish the day with fish and chips and an end-of-the-pier show.
It is a 'Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', offering seaside towns, picturesque villages with their brick and flint style, bustling towns and the glorious historic city of Norwich.
We love it here!
There are wonderful walks directly from the front door of The Little Stables, around the village and you can be on the Weavers Way long-distance footpath in minutes, exploring the local countryside or taking a longer stroll to nearby villages. The Sustrans National Cycle Network passes through the village, which also makes it popular as a stop off point for cyclists.
Norfolk is a wonderful county for walkers and, although it is not as flat as most people think, it has a great diversity of landscapes and seascapes to explore. Whether you are serious about walking long distances, or just want a leisurely stroll along the beach or quiet country lanes, North Norfolk has something to suit everyone. For those that want to get off the beaten track there is the Paston Way, Peddars Way, Marriot's Way or Weavers Way. Many of the routes take in disused railway lines and old trackways passing beautiful villages, medieval churches, rolling farmland, heath-, fen- and marshland, as well as beaches and waterways. There are lots of places that you can join these routes and walk just a few miles or take the challenge to complete the whole route, or you can hop on a bus or train to start or complete your journey.
A stay in North Norfolk wouldn't be complete without a walk along part of the Norfolk Coast Path. Wherever you join it, you will see a vast array of landscapes and seascapes, and a wealth of birds and wildlife. This area of Norfolk's heritage coast has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and passes through a number of wildlife reserves. It is also the best place to view the big skies that Norfolk is so famous for.
North Norfolk caters for all interests and abilities when it comes to cycling and, whether you want to don your Lycra and put in some serious miles, or you just want to enjoy a relaxing bike ride with the kids, there is something for everyone.
The Norfolk Coast Cycleway extends for 92 miles from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth along designated quiet roads and lanes and you can pick and choose where to join. It uses Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 1 (from Hull to Harwich), which passes through Aldborough, and then regional route 30 to Great Yarmouth. Along Norfolk's heritage coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will see a vast array of landscapes and seascapes, and a wealth of birds and wildlife. It is also the best place to view the big skies that Norfolk is so famous for.
Places to Visit
The Little Stables location makes it the perfect base from which to explore the North Norfolk coast whilst also being within easy reach of the city of Norwich and the smaller towns of Holt, Aylsham, Cromer and Sheringham.
The cliff top seaside resort of Cromer is less than 5 miles away and makes a great day out with its sandy beaches, traditional Pier with shows, coastal walks, RNLI museum, Amazona Zoo and so much more. Don't forget the wonderful fish and chips!
With 52 beaches you are spoilt for choice, my other favourite beaches for you to discover too, and within easy reach, are Sheringham, Overstrand, Mundesley, Sea Palling and Horsey - where there is a resident seal colony - the beaches in this area are wide, sandy and often under-populated even in the summer, very baby / toddler and dog friendly with a part of the beaches kept for dogs only even in high season.
Nearby too, visit the National Trust's Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, set in 550 acres of woods and parkland it has been on this site since the 12th Century. Blickling Hall Estate, the breath-taking Jacobean mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows, once home to Anne Boleyn (it is said that she appears in her carriage at midnight!)
The delightful Georgian town of Holt with its art & antique galleries, boutiques, independent shopping, restaurants, café culture and well known food hall at Bakers & Larners, showcasing the best of Norfolk's food heritage, is another enjoyable day out and beyond on the northern coastline you can discover numerous coastal villages all with their own unique feel.
Further afield but still within easy reach, and some of my favourite places to go, either to chill or explore are: -
Holkham Hall, Nature Reserve & Beach, Wells-next-the-sea, Cley Nature Reserve, Blakeney, Burnham Market, one of Norfolks loveliest villages.
- Children Welcome
- Dog Friendly