Thetford, East Anglia

The Hayloft





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Hot Tub

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

This delightful semi-detached cottage which dates from 1862 is located in the peaceful village of Saham Hills. This Norfolk cottage is full of character with beams throughout and two comfortable bedrooms; ideal for a family or two couples who are looking for a country retreat. Sit back and relax in front of the warming woodburning stove, or let your cares ebb away in the fabulous outdoor hot tub. Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 26592 and 26593, together they sleep 10.

Property Info

Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with ensuite bathroom (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x super king-size double. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Shared external utility.


Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, CD/radio, PlayStation 2, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private, enclosed gravelled garden with furniture and BBQ. Shared use of lawned garden and large paddock with fun dog agility tests. Shared use of hot tub (private use can be booked). Four well-behaved pets welcome first two dogs are in cost additional £25pp after. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: The owner can arrange a dog sitting service by prior arrangement. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is shared with other guests
  • Electric
  • Seats 3 people
  • Not sunken
  • Undercover
  • Located inside / enclosed



We had a lovely, relaxing stay. The cottage was perfect. We will definitely visit again and stay longer.

My wife and I take cottage holidays three or four times a year and always take our two dogs along. This cottage is the best, genuinely dog friendly holiday we have ever had. The owner is so welcoming and truly appreciates how to make you feel at home. A great holiday and lots of nice things to do in the county.

Beautiful! It was particularly handy for dogs with 2 little paddocks which are perfectly safe to let your dogs off the lead. Inside the cottage is wonderful, we didn't want to come home!

Peaceful,quiet,private,comfortable. Well thought out,genuinely dog friendly and safe. Lovely walks and Norwich was great to shop in with teenagers! The owner was so warm and friendly, nothing too much trouble. Lovely garden and the hot tub was a lot of fun.

The Hayloft was very homely and cosy and the beds were very comfortable. The hot tub was very large and enjoyable and the cottage and it's surroundings were extremely dog friendly and had a good dog walking area. We enjoyed feeding the chickens and ducks everyday and the owner was extremely friendly and helpful with all of my family.

We particularly liked the paddock at the back of The Hayloft was a lovely addition, especially for the early mornings walking the dog

A lovely place to stay, very cosy and inviting. The owner is a lovely lady, I would definitely recommend and will be returning.

This was a beautiful holiday home, the owners did everything they could to make us feel welcome, and nothing was too much trouble for them, the whole complex is 5 Star. We will return.

The property was in a good location, the owners were very friendly and helpful, and the hot tub was an added bonus. The beds were very comfortable and the cottage was clean and had everything that you needed. The dogs loved the paddock.

We were visiting from the U.S. and we were so very happy with The Hayloft. The owner was welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful. Our kids loved playing in the garden and feeding the chickens and ducks. The comfortable bed and blackout curtains helped tremendously with jet lag. The area is lovely with lots to do, or nothing at all. Altogether a wonderful place to spend a holiday. Thank you!

The whole experience of the accommodation and the area was first class. Everything was perfect, would definitely recommend.

The owner could not have been more welcoming. The cottage was perfect for 2 couples and 2 dogs. The set up made being on holiday with dogs very easy. We loved the cottage, it was very comfortable. The area was lovely; a great area for cycling with quiet, flat roads. We would recommend visiting Gooderstone Watergardens, where we sat and watched a Kingfisher. Also West Acre gardens and nursery which was beautiful.

The owners are very welcoming and friendly, a brilliant place if you have dogs. The hot tub is a great way to relax and the fresh eggs available to buy were wonderful. A well equipped and warm cottage, a home from home.

The owner is a lovely lady who makes you feel very welcome, she had put milk and wine in the fridge and treats for the dogs. The cottage was lovely and clean.

The cottage was of a great standard and a good location. The owners were lovely considerate hosts, nothing was too much trouble. We will be back.

The Hayloft is a lovely cottage. Matthew, our little grandson, aged 19 months, loved helping the owner feed the geese and chickens. The owners made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to accommodate any requests we might have had. The property was just as described and of an extremely high standard. The hot tub made a fantastic end to the day. Lots of places to visit nearby. A fantastic place!

The owner was very friendly and the property was excellent we will book again.

The cottage was very comfortable for 4 people. The enclosed paddock was great. The hot tub was brilliant. It was a great location within walking distance to the pub, and a short drive from the shops. We had everything we needed, and we had a lovely Christmas. I hope we will return again one day.

Geographically the property is well positioned which makes the travelling to various places easy. We had a lovely break in the beautiful well-equipped cottage. Owners particularly friendly and helpful, and happy to do anything to make your stay enjoyable.

We had a fantastic holiday and could not fault anything in The Hayloft, or the hospitality of the owners. Perfect!

The cottage was very comfortable and in a lovely location. The owner was very friendly, and nothing was to much trouble to her, she made us all very welcome. I would have no hesitation recommending the Hayloft as a holiday location.

Lovely cottage, friendly owners made us feel very welcome! Hot tub was fabulous!

The accommodation was beautiful and well laid out with all we needed for a relaxing break. The hospitality of the owner Karen was indeed second to none, nothing was too much trouble. We had some welcome treats for our dog who was very pleased and even better there was a chilled bottle of wine waiting for us too. The hot tub topped off our break and was a real bonus. The grounds were great and we were made welcome.


This is the eighth time we have stayed at the Mill House Cottages properties. We have stayed in all 3 properties, they are all equally great in their own way. The hosts Karen and Stuart are fantastic, you will not find a better holiday cottage, with superb facilities, mega dog friendly, including purpose built dog bath, with treats towels and shampoo, all on hand. Hot tub for the humans, overall, a true home from home experience. Loads of dog friendly activities within a reasonable drive from the property, Watton village only a 5 minute drive away, with everything you will need, including takeaways, Tesco, butchers bakers etc. We have already booked 3 separate weeks for next year, treat yourself !!!

Lovely cottage

Stayed here for a week in October the cottage was lovely warm and relaxing. You would never know it was dog friendly no doggy smells at all, the paddock for the dog was a great idea and there own little pamper area. The hot tub was a great hit after a day dog walking and exploring. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.

Amazing Place

We stayed with our almost 1 year old and 5 year old daughters. For a place that is for dog lovers you'd never know it. Property is so well maintained and absolutely located in the most amazing area! Easy to get to. Owners were beyond helpful and friendly. The grounds, well we spent 4 of 7 days just in the garden. Stunning! The hot tub, it is a shared usage and you can reserve it for private use which I think is a fantastic idea. You can sit and watch the moon rise from the hot tub, spent many evenings relaxing in there while the kids were asleep. I have family 2 miles from here too so I will 110% stay again! No doubt in my mind. (We booked this because it looked amazing, didnt even know my family were just down the road). Cant fault you in anyway at all! Superb!

Wonderful place

My family and I stayed here with my three dogs in August 2019. We stayed in the hayloft. It was clean, very relaxing and very comfortable. The village of Saham Toney was very friendly and is situated in unspoilt Norfolk countryside. We had a fabulous time and would recommend it to anyone

Very friendly and helpful owners

We stayed in the Hayloft for 6 nights in June 2018. The situation was very central for visiting the Kings Lynn to Cromer area. Karen and Stuart could not have been more helpful... when we asked for some cleaning material they told us not to worry... we were on holiday! The accommodation fitted the bill for 4 of us (no doggy smells either). We enjoyed visits to Kings Lynn, Sandringham, Old Hunstanton, Burnham Market & Burnham Overy Staithe and over to Felbrigg Hall. The weather was perfect too. Warm enough (in low 20's). I would strongly recommend The SwanInn at Hilborough (IP26 5BW) for meals. We went 3 times and were not disappointed. Ray

Relaxing, clean and so comfortable

The owner, Karen was so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Stayed at The Hayloft, Karen showed us around The Barn and The Dairy. Highly recommend these cottages especially The Barn. All three were furnished to a high standard. Very dog friendly, I sadly lost my dog two days before travelling, arrived to find a vase of yellow roses. The paddock for dog walks and fresh eggs were excellent. First time in Norfolk, and would definitely go back and stay at the cottages.


Best accommodation that accepts pets, lovely village, good walks, beautiful cottage, lovely owner (Karen x) nice paddock to walk dogs, hot tub x could go on, downside only booked a week

The pictures do not do it justice! Delightful!

We have just come to the end of a week in the Hayloft. Children and dogs in tow we have had a most relaxing week. The set up for dogs is superb - mine will be crying as we leave. The cottage is delightful, and hot tub utter bliss - we are so keen to return! Great service - would highly recommend!

Brilliant & Relaxing

We had a great stay we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary New year & a birthday. the Christmas tree was still up. We also had friends in the Barn next to use which made it even better. We had our own party and not far to walk home and the hot tub was fantastic. The owners are such lovely people with a good story behind them. We had milk, eggs and wine on arrival and they invited us to their new year celebrations. They were great hosts with good food and fantastic eggs! Our girls enjoyed watching the fireworks from the hot tub which was fantastic and our 2 dogs felt at home. The cottage was well equip very home from home and very very warm. Cant fault it.

most chilled

Just returned from a week at the hayloft, can honestly say the owner's are the most friendliest people ever. The surroundings are perfect for a peaceful holiday and being able to take the dogs and not worry is a bonus . Great area for dogs to run around and a hot tub as an added bonus for us ..fed the chickens and collected the eggs , all in all was lovely and cant say one negative thing .. Book , you won't be disappointed .

Dog friendly cottage

This was a lovely restful cottage with plenty of room for the dogs to run about. The owners were lovely (even when my dog killed one of their chickens!). The dogs are allowed to sit on settees, go upstairs, whatever they are allowed to do at home which was great as you didn't have to keep worrying about what they were doing. Facilities good, and hot tib lovely.

Perfect week in a lovely cottage!!

Fantastic holiday. The cottage was perfect and set in a lovely location. The owners Karen & Stuart catered for our every need and couldn't have been nicer. The hot tub was great, so relaxing at the end of the day. Would recommend to everyone.


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