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The Bull Pen

Rackheath near Norwich and the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk (Ref. 1140248)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Ann

    “Beautiful cottage, really liked the layout and the tropical decor.”

    Mac (Scottie) settled down straight away, she liked the chickens visiting! It was very quiet and private. Not far from amenities and a good starting point to explore The Broads and Suffolk. Nice size shower stall etc, but a shower Matt would be an option to avoid slips.

    Mac (Scottie) settled down straight away, she liked the chickens visiting! It was very quiet and private. Not far from amenities and a good starting point to explore The Broads and Suffolk. Nice size shower stall etc, but a shower Matt would be an option to avoid slips.

    - Ann, May 2024

    Thanks so much Ann for your kind review and the bottle of wine and card! really grateful good idea about the shower mat. Thank you Property Owner


  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style open-plan living with double bed, kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, selection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private gravel garden with patio furniture and wood-fired patio heater
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: Check-in from 3pm and check-out by 10am

The property

The Bull Pen is a magnificent, single-story, detached abode situated in the grounds of the owner’s home nestled between the villages of Rackheath and Salhouse in Norfolk. This property is the perfect getaway for couples looking to unwind and reconnect with each other in an idyllic setting, with quick and easy access to the city of Norwich and the Norfolk Broads. As you step into The Bull Pen, you'll immediately be captivated by the open-plan, studio style layout, creating a light and airy feel throughout the property. The interior of this cottage is uniquely decorated with a tropical retro vibe, ideal for those looking for something different. The spacious kitchen provides a range of appliances to help you whip up a delicious meal, ready to savour over conversation at the dining table. After dinner, continue the evening in the sitting room, where you can kick back on the sofa with a romantic movie night in front of the Smart TV and Blu-ray DVD player. Toast to the perfect evening and enjoy the free, complimentary cocktails and snacks at the bar, before escaping to the enclosed garden for a moment in the setting sun, with the warmth of the wood burner in the garden. Lastly, freshen up in the shower room before escaping to the double bed to rest. Spend a day in the fine city of Norwich famed for its magnificent 11th-century Norwich Castle, cathedral and medieval market, as well as its excellent selection of shops, bars and restaurants, before spending an evening at the theatre or cinema. The Norfolk Broads, with the main boating centres of Wroxham, Hoveton and Horning are just a short drive from the Bull Pen. For those looking to venture further afield in Norfolk, take a day trip to explore the beautiful beaches that stretch along the coastline. Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and relax in the tranquil surrounds of The Bull Pen; a stay here will be truly unforgettable.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Norwich 5.8 miles; Gorleston-on-Sea 21.3 miles.

Rackheath is a delightful village, located in Norwich, boasting a range of attractions for visitors to enjoy. Nature enthusiasts can explore the stunning Salhouse Broad, a picturesque lake surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil waters. This idyllic spot is perfect for boating, fishing, or simply taking a leisurely stroll along its scenic paths. For those seeking a more active experience, Sprowston Recreation Ground is a fantastic choice, boasting ample space for sports and recreational activities. Whether it's a game of football, tennis, or a refreshing jog, this well-maintained park provides a great outdoor space for all ages to enjoy. After a day of exploring, visitors can indulge in a delicious meal at Jason's Fish and Chips, a popular takeaway spot in Rackheath. Just a short journey away is Norwich, where visitors can discover the Norwich Cathedral, immerse themselves in the rich heritage of Norwich Castle, or indulge in retail therapy at the bustling Norwich Market.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas