Banes Cottage

Hindringham, Norfolk

Homely gardener's cottage positioned to "catch every ray of Norfolk sun" with a coal fire and access to the Hall’s stunning gardens


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Four miles from the sea at Stiffkey, in peaceful private grounds, is this sunny 1820 cottage that once belonged to Banes, the gardener for Hindringham Hall. All is wonderfully cosy inside. In the sitting room: games, books, WiFi, DVDs, and a cream sofa and comfy chairs arranged around a coal fire. Cooks will be happy in the kitchen/dining room, compact but fully equipped, with chunky cream-painted cupboards. Bedrooms are upstairs, with views over the gardens and a sweet traditional décor: painted wood furniture, flowery headboards, white bedspreads and bathrooms spotless and small. As for the gardens, open on Wednesdays for six months of the year, they’re yours to explore in every season. The ancient moat – a listed monument – is home to eel and carp, the Wild Garden is glorious in spring, and all you hear are the birds. This is a popular North Norfolk AONB. Blickling, Felbrigg and Holkham Halls are close, as are much-loved Blakeney, Holt and Wells-next-the-Sea. There are walks from the door, a bridle path too, and you can store your boots, your bikes and your muddy dog towels in the scullery to the side.


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

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.


Nightly price
from £78
Weekly price
from £550
Dogs £20 per stay.
1 Cottage for 4
From £783 beds2 bedrooms


Thank you, we had a lovely time and the cottage was so cosy. I really want to come back and visit when the garden is open. I shall certainly recommend you to friends, Best wishes, Helen.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lynda Tucker

  • Gold Award 4* cottage offers peace and seclusion within the beautiful gardens of Hindringham Hall. . A tennis court for the energetic and a cosy fire to relax by. Crisp white cotton sheets and the sound of the birds to lull you to sleep
  • 10 mins from the sea and the beautiful North Norfolk Coast with many lovely walks, sailing at Blakeney or Morston. Sandy beaches at Holkham, wild lavender covered flats at Morston. Walsingham and Binham have 2 ruined Abbeys and are only 2 miles away.
  • Holt with excellent shops 7 miles, also Burnham Market. Visit Wells, a fishing port, with boats bustling in and out. Sheringham and Cromer are not to be missed. Fakenham Market Day is Thursday, Swaffham on Sat. Titchwell, Cley and Pensthorpe for birdies
  • For a wet day, 5 stately homes are within a 30 min drive, the steam trains run from Holt and Walsingham. Cromer has the last "End of the Pier show" in England, and there are theatres in Kings Lynn and Norwich. Picture Houses are in Fakenham and Cromer
  • Excellent local restaurant and pubs. Caught, grown or meat reared by the butcher selling it. There are places to eat to suit all - from Michelin to Cookies Crab shack. Food locally caught, grown or bred with 4 excellent gastropubs within 4 miles
  • A comfortable cottage where you can escape, surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside yet within easy reach of all that Norfolk has to offer be it outdoor persuits or historical sites. Thursford christmas show 2 miles and the Cromer Pier show is a must