Acorn Cottage

Oulton, Norfolk

Luxurious bolthole for 2. Overlooking fields of cows yet 20 minutes from Norwich and the coast


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3


Lawn, shrubs and wild flowers frame this delightful cottage on the edge of the Blickling Estate; behind is a south-facing garden with decking and seating from which to view oaks, meadows and cows. It is blissfully secluded – little traffic, just the odd moo – yet you are on the outskirts of a village and two miles from Aylsham. Enter to find a light, bright living space, open to a pitched beamed roof, perfect in every way, with a steepish narrow stair to the gallery above (mind your head!) and double doors to the garden. Owners Melanie and Nigel have beautifully combined elegance with character and old with new. Find a wood-burner in the fireplace for chilly nights, a great little kitchen for cooks, and warm splashes of red in rugs, cushions and gingham. French embroidered curtains distinguish the bathroom downstairs, and the bedroom is under heavily pitched eaves: a delicious bed, an antique coffer, a green view. Close by there’re lots of lovely places to eat and there’s a Slow Food festival in October. Note: there’s a single bed in the dressing room downstairs.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £550
3 nights from £280.
1 Cottage for 3
From £902 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nigel Slater & Melanie Leach

  • Blickling Hall, National Trust House & gardens, drive, cycle or walk. Events through the year including summer concerts. Not to be missed.
  • Heydon Village, close by English estate village lost in time. Walk through the park and glimpse the House. Good destination for a bike ride. Picnic on the green or Earle Arms for lunch & dinner, not forgetting the teashop.
  • Georgian Holt for shopping, coffee, lunch at Byfords Delicatessen & Café, shop in Larner’s foodhall, the Harrods of Norfolk. Independent shops, art galleries & antiques. Excellent fish shop for locally caught fish, lobster, crab etc.
  • Mannington & Wolterton Hall & Gardens. Home of Lord and Lady Walpole. 2 miles up the road from Itteringham. Check for opening times and events. Amazing cakes at the Greedy Goose café, Mannington.
  • Boat trip from Morston to view seals off Blakeney Point. Be sure to stop off on the Point and ask to catch a later boat back if you can. Walk away from the crowds and over the dunes, where you will have the big skies and sands all to yourself.
  • Blakeney harbour and view for a leisurely stroll along the quay, crabbing, picnic, boats, walks, lunch, supper.