• Swallow’s Nest

  • Swallow’s Nest

  • Swallow’s Nest

  • Swallow’s Nest

  • Swallow’s Nest

SLEEPS 10 – 6 adults + 4 children + 2 travel cots or 8 adults

Swallow’s Nest is two adjacent four-Star luxury cottages, hired as a single property for extended family holidays, birthday, Christmas & New Year gatherings and events.  The properties offer flexible space to socialise together when you want to, and a space of your own if you choose to be independent. Swallow provides a large flexible open dining space seating up to 10 guests. There are 6 bedrooms including 2 single bedrooms and 4 double/twin rooms, 2 family bathrooms & 2 en-suite bathrooms. The properties have private terraces overlooking an extensive recreation space with a play area for toddlers.

Guests have access to our luxury indoor heated swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, games room, recreation areas and ample parking.

The dining table in Swallow will seat up to 10. (See individual cottage layouts here)


When hired as group accommodation/corporate use, the properties can be organised for group dining and relaxing as shown. (Except during busy periods: Easter Holidays, June, July & August.)

Parking is available for 1 car adjacent to Woodpecker with overflow parking in either of the parking areas.

Sorry no pets

Swallow and Woodpecker have been inspected by VisitEngland and awarded a 4 Star Gold. All our cottages have achieved the Visit England Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation in 2015/6

  • All beds made up on arrival
  • Welcome Hamper
  • All Bathroom towels, (we do not provide towels for the swimming pool or beach)
  • Electricity, water and heating
  • Fully equipped kitchen with cutlery, crockery, pots & pans
  • Daily use of our indoor heated pool
  • Use of our 2 all weather tennis courts & games room
  • Non-slip bath mats
  • Hairdryer
  • Logs for wood-burners, eco firelighters and kindling, long matches
  • WiFi, this is rural broadband, so suitable for emails and researching local attractions
  • Books & Board Games
  • Tea and cafetière coffee plus milk and sugar to make a cup after your journey
  • Nespresso or Tassimo coffee machine (no pods)
  • Christmas Trees and decorations at Christmas and New Year
  • Housekeeping starter box
  • Eco Washing up liquid
  • Eco Multi Surface Cleaner
  • Eco Dishwasher Tablets x 6
  • Eco Laundry Tablets x 3
  • Eco Hand Soap in kitchens and cloakrooms
  • Two loo rolls per loo
  • J-cloth x 2
  • Tea Towels x 2, oven gloves
  • Eco black bin liners x 3
  • Sea Salt and mixed Peppercorns in grinders
  • Tin foil
  • Red kite travel cots, highchairs, booster seats, bedsides, baby bath and stair-gates (End Cottage) on request (please request any items at least 1 week prior to arrival).1 cot & high chair per cottage – please contact us by email if you require additional of these items and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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Please note Bedroom 2 has zip & link beds which can be used as either 2 x 2ft 6”  singe beds OR 1 x 5ft king sized bed. This property sleeps 6 adults + 4 children OR 4 Adults + 6 Children. See Swallow Cottage for options

Please note this cottage has underfloor heating, solid travertine floors with rugs (similar to properties on the continent). Therefore active toddlers may require careful supervision. When booking Coot, Avocet or Garden House guests accept any risks involved.

SLEEPS 10 10 – 6 adults + 4 children + 2 travel cots or 8 adults

Dining for 10 guests

Sleeps  : 6 adults + 4 children OR 4 Adults + 6 Children


  • Bedroom 1 – king sized double bed – En-suite bathroom/family bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 – 2 x 2ft 6”/ 1 x 5ft king sized zip & link beds
  • Bedroom 3 – 3ft single bed – En-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 4 – King sized double bed – En-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 5 – 2 x 3ft single beds
  • Bedroom 6 – 1 x 3ft single bed

Bathrooms: 2/3 en-suite bathrooms & 2 family bathrooms

Outside dining area overlooking gardens seating: 10

Additional information:

  • Accommodation is all on one level.
  • The properties are joined by insulated interior communicating doors.
  • Swallow’s Nest is located in courtyard 2 close to the luxury indoor heated swimming pool and with easy access to the games room. (Site Plan)
  • Swallow’s Nest is next door to Tern Cottage sleeping 4
  • The dining area in Swallow can be set up to seat 14 (by special arrangement only).
  • The Norfolk Country Venue located in courtyard 2 is available for additional dining space, celebrations, meetings or presentations by special arrangement.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements at www.bookings@norfolk-luxury-cottages.co.uk

Swallow’s Nest Details

Swallow Cottage inventory 2017

Woodpecker Cottage inventory 2017

Swallow Appliances List & Instruction Manuals 2020

Woodpecker Appliances List & Instruction Manuals 2020

Check availability online or call 01328 823135

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To view the price please click on an available start date (any green button O) and request the number of nights you want when prompted. The table will then display the price for your holiday. You can book online by completing the booking form and pay online via a Debit or Credit card.  A booking can not be reserved until we receive a 35% deposit. Once you have paid you will receive an automated confirmation, and also a personal confirmation from us. 

  • The facilities were fantastic; a large swimming pool, an expansive lawn to run around on and the owners had thought of everything a family might need whilst self catering on holiday.

  • We enjoyed a multi generational holiday in Swallow cottage during August 2021. The property was very clean and stylishly furnished. The information received prior to our holiday was extensive and helpful in making plans and helped us feel as though the holiday had started a few days early.

  • Thanks for a fantastic holiday. We have all really enjoyed Norfolk, Swallow cottage and the facilities at Cranmer. You really have thought of everything a family may need on holiday which is wonderful (and very very impressive!!)

  • We stayed in Swallow which forms part of a row of barn conversions looking out onto a large open field in the beautiful Norfolk countryside close to the North Norfolk Coast. Swallow a self-catering cottage with three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open plan living all on one floor is spacious, with modern farm house features and very comfortable furniture.

  • We loved our stay here with our sons and friends. The accommodation worked perfectly for us all. The games room and pool were a fab addition and meant you had options on site rather than going out. We would book again in the future

  • Very good arrangements for a family group holiday. Excellent that the swimming pool,was kept in operation with a very well organized schedule.

  • The two cottages were booked as a surprise for my 60th birthday, and what a surprise. I could not have hoped for a more fantastic celebration. We all enjoyed a brisk walk in Wells-next-the Sea, lunch in a local pub followed by a swim in the great pool here. The cottages are so well equipped, everything has been well thought out. I would recommend the cottages to any group wanting something special! Very relaxing time had by all.

    The Reeves family
  • Another great Christmas in Tern, Swallow and Woodpecker Cottages. All very welcoming, warm and comfortable – everything we could need. Our Christmas dinner cooked in the Rayburn. All fantastic yet again!

    The Irving Family