Here are a selection of recent entries & reviews from the visitors book at Gardener's Cottage in Blakeney, Norfolk
17th February to 20th February 2017
Fabulous weekend celebrating my husbands surprise 30th birthday. The house was perfect and so beautifully decorated. Just wish we could have stayed longer.
10th-17th February 2017 ( half term )
Lovely house warm and comfortable.
3rd February-6th February 2017
House is absolutely beautful and perfect for our group of mature ladies.
20th-27th December 2016
Fantastic Christmas in a beautiful house and we even mastered the Aga. Thank you.
25th -28th November 2016
Much merriment and a good weekend-weather very good. Lovely meal out at Anchor Morston. House very comfortable. Our daughters in law loved using the Aga. We'd love to come back and see the lovely garden in summer.
Had a great time thankyou
11th November-18th November 2016
Another wonderful family celebration at Gardener's Cottage
28th October-2nd November 2016
We had a lovely weekend celebrating Nicks 60th. Lots of walks anda brief dip at Cley. I love Norfolk. nice marsh harriers & windmills. Had a GREAT time.
A beautiful relaxing 'home from home' perfect for special family occaison
21st -28th October 2016
What a lovely house in a fantastic location. We have had a fabulous holiday in your lovely house.
We had a wonderful long weekend in your beautiful house. There were a variety of us from '' Blakeney virgins '' to regular visitors and the whole place / weather / food / drink/ walks / wet water adventures (? ! ) didn't let us down.
21st-25th September 2016
We were here for Sue's 60th :) :)
Loved the house so well equipped and comfortable. House was spotlessly clean and we all felt very relaxed. Had great food at The White Horse in Brancaster, The Orange Tree at Thornham and The Hero at Burnham Overy Staithe. Brancaster beach was beautiful and the weather has been warm and sunny-bonus. All that was missing were our dogs who we left at home. Thank you so much for renting your beautiful home.
16th-20th September 2016
Barbera was 70. Alex was 1 so Andy & Sarah treated all the family to a wonderful weekend here. Ideal place ! Just short of crockery and cutlery ( Joke ! )
Crabbing, Holkham Hall, deer park, boat trips to seals, beach-perfect.
Loved the place, would love to return,
9th-16th September 2016
A really fantastic week in Norfolk, made all the better by a lovely place to stay, making our honeymoon so memorable. Blakeney was so relaxing. Wells beach was gorgeous ! Spencer, our 18 week old black labrador puppy, learnt to swim ! thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. I'm sure we will be back soon.
26th August -2nd September
Third year running at Gardeners Cottage. As welcoming , homely and peaceful as ever ! Family get together to revisit our memories of the past. The weather was fab to.
12th-19th August 2017
Enjoyable stay with comfortable furnishings and more than adequate supply of cutlery, crockery etc. Showers wonderful-hot and powerful !! Nice to have a tumble drier :)
5th -12th August 2017
Thank you so much. The cottage is perfect for 10 of us-3 generations ! House and interior design just lovely and garden so peaceful, colurful and relaxing. Lots of meals outside. Good for hide and seek to.
8th July -15th July 2016
A beautiiful house and lovely garden. The family had a fabulous time here.
A lovely stay in a fabulous cottage-seven of us had a very comfortable and relaxing week here. Very sad to leave ! As well as a high quality cottage, the garden as well is enchanting. Plenty to do around the area, Blakeney itself we enjoyed.
17th June to 24th June 2016
Thank you so much for our fab stay in your lovely cottage. It has it all: gardens, lots of space, well equipped and most of all comfort. After long days on the beach we felt at home back at the cottage soooo cosy. We look forward to spending new year, also Harry's 70th birthday, here this year. One again big thank you.
27th May -3rd June 2016
Thank you very much for a second half term stay at this beautiful property. This time the weather wasn't kind, but we still had a wonderful stay, and we were always so grateful to return to the cosiness and comfort of Gardeners Cottage. We'll be back again !!
20th-23rd May 2016
This stay was wonderful. The house is lovely and me and my family settled in really quickly. This is my first time in Blakeney and I've had a lot of fun. I recommend this place more than any other holiday house in Blakeney. Also the village itself is lovely. Great shops, great pubs, great people. GREAT BLAKENEY. The garden is amazing too !!
29th April-6th May 2016
What a wonderful setting for my week long 60th birthday celebrations. A total of 18 friends and family have enjoyed this gorgeous house and garden, ( not all at once ) and everything has been perfect, not least the absolutely glorious weather. It has been a memorable visit to Gardener's Cottage and we are very sad to leave the Blakeney bubble, and return to the real world. Many thanks for the very thoughtful welcome gifts-much appreciated.
22nd-25th April 2016
We had a fabulous time in a beautiful cottage. Very central for everything. lovely gardens with plenty of places to sit to have a quiet time. We'll be back.
15th to 18th April 2016
Thank you for a lovely stay. The house was perfect for the 40th birthday celebrations. Very comfortable, warm and spacious. Perfectly located for the pub and walks. The extra space for car parking was great to.
8th to 15th April 2016
We love the cottage and this is our second visit. Roll on next year.
1st to 8th April 2016
Another lovely holiday in Blakeney. This time with extended family for our 50th wedding anniversary. Could not have picked a more suitable place for us all to stay. Wonderful in every respect. Wish we could take it to Leicstershire.
25th March to 1st April 2016
Second time at Gardener's Cottage. Amazing and lovely location. Well equipped. We love to cook so the kitchen is great. Recommend Anchor Inn Morston, Racing at Fakenham, Back to the garden Holt & Thornham deli. See you next year !!!
This is the second time we have stayed in Gardeners Cottage in Blakeney and we love it. A great location and very well equipped.
11th-14th March 2016
A lovely stay away with friends in an amazing cottage. A beautfiul space with a lovely touch. Great garden. Little bit in love. Thank you.
4th March to 6th March 2016
We are here to celebrate my brothers 60th birthday. What a beautiful house he allocated us all to stay in. It would be our 'dream home'. We would love to book Gardener's Cottage again as an extended family to enjoy some Blakeney sunshine too... next time. Many thanks.
29th January to 1st February 2016
We had an amzing hen weekend at Gardener's Cottage. Most of the weekend we spent discussing what it would be like if we lived here. Beyond in love with this kitchen.
20th December to 27th December 2015
We had a superb Chrsitmas thank you. The cottage is fantastically equipped and we would fully recommend it to friends and family. Thank you for letting us stay.
11th December to 15th December 2015
Our family celebrated my 60th birthday here. We were delighted with the cottage and everything in it. Lovely entertaining area where we spent most of the time. Exceptionally well kitted out kitchen, loved cooking on the Aga. Had a lovely meal at the local pub, in the high street. Highly recommend. Would highly recommend Gardener's Cottage to family and friends and hope to return again. Wine, flowers & chocolates were a very nice touch. Thank you.
26th November to 3rd December 2015
Great place for Davids 60th birthday party. We all had a lovely time.
30th October to 2nd November 2015
Wow what an amazing house in a beautiful setting. Lovely welcoming feel. Very well equipped house, lots of crockery and kitchen utensils. Would recommend to friends. We all love your house. Thanks for fizz, flowers and chocs.
23rd-30th October 2015
We enjoyed our weeks stay in this well equipped property. The garden is beautiful in the autumn and excellent for hide and seek ! The Holkham estate is well worth a visit, walking over the bay is a must. We had an excellent lunch at Wiveton Hall Farm cafe-booking essential. Bishops trip to see the seals most interesting. High tides have an amazing effect on the coast. The week was good apart from the half days rain. Thank you for wine flowers and chocs.
Gorgeous property ! We've enjoyed living here for the week, so much to see and do :)
13th -16th October 2015
Delightful house in a great location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a great time in a super house.
9th-13th October 2015
9th-13th October 2015
A truly gorgeous house, one that I aspire to ! Lovely decor and garden. Exceptionally equipped ! Loved it ! I will come back again and will recommend to all my friends.
p.s Nice touch flowers, wine & chocs. Thank you very much.
2nd-9th October 2015
We have really enjoyed our time here in this delightful house, in a lovely village. We love coming back to Norfolk. Many thanks for all the organising and research to Judy and Paul, our local experts. An excellent week in an excellent venue. It is a very well equipped, comfortable, welcoming house. BBQ worked very well. Thank you for the gifts following the Aga episode, not really necessary but very welcome ! The meats cooked very well.
25th-29th September 2015
Second visit to Gardener's cottage and facilities remain very good
28th August -5th September 2015
A great holiday again. House and location is stunning. Second year at Gardener's Cottage and as fabulous as ever ! Been coming to Norfolk for 30 years ! Hard to find accommodation for big parties and feel very blessed that we've found a lovely cottage for our annual family re-union ! Hopefully we'll be back.
21st-28th August 2015
6 adults and 4 children (aged 8-11 years)
No problems in this spacious house where everyone could have their own space. Marvelous sofas with their quilts. Plenty of TV's so all could watch their favourite programmes. Kitchen / family room a real winner. Aga worked well and no adjustment to temperature needed. Overall a house in a good location that functions very well. We were amazed to note that the house opposite by the car park is for sale for £1.25 million. A big thank you from all , young and old.
14th-21st August 2015
Our daughters and their families brought us here as a surprise, for our 50th wedding anniversary. It has been wonderful to have all the family together for a whole week and in such an amazingly beautiful cottage. We slept in the four poster bed and were treated like royalty.We especially like the main living area where all congregated for meals, games etc. There has been plenty to keep everyone happy both in the cottage and the garden. Thank you.
We had a lovely time here at the cottage for my mums 35th birthday. Every day was sunny and we kept going to Holkham Hall. My brother Thomas and my cousins Charlie and Chloe were there too.
Isabel aged 8 years
We had an absolutely wonderful stay (despite the weather which only became sunny on the day of departure) and don't want to leave ! Would heartily recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing Norfolk break.
26th-3rd July 2015
26th-3rd July 2015
A fab week at a lovely location in a beautiful house to celebrate Paul's 40th birthday. An enjoyable time had by all. Thanks very much especially our introduction to crabbing off the quay.
19th to 22nd June 2015
19th to 22nd June 2015
Helens hen do
Think I can say a good time was had by all . Amazing place, amazing people. Thanks mum and all :) x
12th to 25nd June 2015
12th to 25nd June 2015
An amzing house that feels like home ! had a great time celebrating my wifes 30th birthday. Already planning a return visit. Thankyou x
5th -8th June
A fantastic house and a fantastic stay. Magnificent with cosy accomodation. Thank you !
22nd-29th May 2015 (half term )
What a lovely week in this amazing house. We had gorgeous weather and the layout of the house suited our family & parents perfectly. The garden is an oasis, the perfect combination of hidden relaxation amongst the wild flowers, and a decent lawn for the kids to play-Thankyou !
P.S We'll be back !
1st-4th May 2015
A most enjoyable girls weekend. Lots of fun and laughs & memories. A beautiful part of Norfolk, meal out at The Kings Arms lovely.
17th-24th Aprl 2015
A most enjoyable week. Lovely cottage with so much space and so well furnished and equipped. Very impressed.
3rd-10th April 2015
'Brilliant week-lovely house'
27th-2nd April 2015
Lovely cottage , very comfortable, great location. Recommend Wiveton Bell, Moorings, Gunton Arms, Anchor at Morston, Back to the Garden. Only comment , cottage does need indoor broom and a couple of sharp knives. Hopefully see you next year. Many thanks.
20th-23rd March 2015
The perfect cottage for my much anticipated 'warm up weekend' spent with my bestest of friends and family . Cottage provided everything we could possibly need, in an ideal location for all the fun and games we had, thankyou, Julz xxxxx (Soon to be Mrs P )
13th-17th March 2015
Outstanding cottage, stunning & lovely way to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends and family. That's what you call a surprise holiday. Thank you x
9/2/15 to 16/2/15
5th time back with the Blakeney Cottage Company and will definately come again. This house is our most favourite of all. So well equipped, beautiful, comfy beds & relaxing surroundings, a great place to have friends & family help me to celebrate my 50th birthday. Huge thanx
Such a lovely place for us to celebrate our friends 50th, fresh air, gorgeous walks & exploring an area we don't know. Thank you we have had such a great break.
What an incredible house I wish it was ours ! We have had some brilliant times here. I love the kitchen so much. Thank you for such a wonderful house !
Peter Age 11
Unforgettable ! Wish I could stay here for ever ! Massive kitchen with lots of yummy meals eaten in here ! As for the snug lots of silly games played in here ! And in the bedroom we had such fun ! Thank you for the amazing stay
Poppy Age 11
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your spacious house. Four active 4 year old kids had plenty of space to run and lots of spaces to hide. Kitchen/ dining area is superb and cooking on Aga oven was quite an experience in itself. Many thanks and will be looking forward to visiting Norfolk again in near future. !
New Year 2014 / 2015
We have all thoroughly enjoyed staying in your fabulous home over the new year period. Bedrooms and all living accomodation absolutely charming, as are the garden areas. Your stunning kitchen breakfast room was a perfect view for our family celebrations & we all really appreciated the lovely thoughtful extras like the Christmas decorations ! The added bonus for us was that the sun shone most days and we were able to make the most of the local beaches with four dogs.
This is the second christmas we have spent in Gardener's Cottage. Once again we have had a wonderful time in this splendid cottage. We enjoyed long walks, shopping in Holt and a magic visit to Holkham Hall to see Father & Mother Christmas.
5th-7th December 2014
Ideal cottage for our Thursford weekend. Plenty of room and well equipped for 5 couples. Cottage furnished to a very high standard, we were most impressed.
21st-28th November 2014
We have all had an absolutely wonderful week celebrating my 60th birthday. All our family & friends loved the cottage. They said how inviting, warm & homely it was. High quality, tasteful fixtures and fittings and all the nice little touches ! Thank you from us all.
p.s I think we may visit again, and hopefully we will be able to take full advantage of the garden in the summer.
1) My party at the White Horse, Blakeney
2) Burnham market, Holt, Wells next the sea
3) New Thornham Deli, Cafe & Shop
4) Loved the Blakeney Deli food
!7th-10th November 2014
Excuse the childrens comments !! All of us enjoyed a great weekend & hope to come again next year
Very nice house. My cousin and I enjoyed playing hide and seek. Lovely house and i love the garden. Quite big for a cottage but in a nice location and nice view as well !. Best house I've stayed in so far ! I had the bedroom upstairs with the three beds.
Mae age 10
Love this house so much. Today we went to the seaside. It was great & hot ! We also celebrated my grandpa's birthday which was fantastic.
Elliot age 11
11th-18th October 2014.
Fantastic house furnished to a high standard. Great kitchen & living space for 6 adults & 6 'active' children ! very homely & relaxing space & we have enjoyed cooking on the Aga !
1) Crabbing on the quay (they like the ham from the deli ! )
2) Walk to Cley with lunch at the George & check out the cakes at Picnic Fayre
3) Beach at Holkham
4) Food at The Kings Arms in Blakeney-very family friendly !
Thank you for a great holiday
6-10th October 2014
We have enjoyed a really good holiday break here. Excellent facilities.
We enjoyed the challenges of the Aga !! We would be very happy to come back again !
19th-24th September 2014
''We've had the most wonderful holiday made all the more special with staying in this wonderful house & garden, thank you ! We found Aga tricky to begin with but soon got the hang of it ! The frozen meals at the deli are exceptional & so thoroughly recommend them if you don't feel like cooking from scratch !! The weather has been better than expected, so we feel very fortunate. We love Blakeney and hope to come back sometime soon.''
15th September-19th September 2014
Just to say thank you for the use of Gardener's Cottage, it is an amazing place, everything you can think of for a wonderful stay, and we certainly had one!
Best wishes Di ''
''Gardeners cottage exceeded all our expectations ! We have had a wonderful stay. The children enjoyed the garden , the grown ups enjoyed the beautiful kitchen & house ! We are sad to leave , but hope to return one day. We would like to recommend breakfast pastries from the deli around the corner ! "
22nd-29th August 2014
We have lived here previously and have subsequently 'holiday-ed' in the area for the last few years. This is one of the best properties for location and amenities. The property has felt very much like home, and we have all made some lovely memories here. Thankyou for letting us share your home ! x
A wonderful wee to celebrate our amazing grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. A beautifullly furnished, and very comfrotable home for the week. Enough room for all of us, and lovely and warm. Comfortable beds. A lovely stay . We recommend the Blakeney Hotel & The Hoste in Burnham Market . Thank you !
9-12 May The Wymondham mob
'Five had fun at 50 '
A reunion for school friends -plus accompanying partner/children etc was made more fabulous by the accomadation. Possibly the finest hide and seek venue Jonti has ever visited-and he is a world expert at this !
2nd-6th May 2014
A very memorable weekend to celebrate my 60th birthday. Wonderful location. amazing cottage, glorious weather & all the family here-doesn't get any better than this. Thankyou very much for providing such a lovely setting for our weekend-couldn't have enjoyed it more !
28th March 2014
''Beautiful house, location and very hard to leave ! Have thoroughly enjoyed our time here.''
''Perfect for our family get together for 60th birthday celebrations. Love the kitchen and all felt comfortable here. Thankyou.''
Lovely welcoming house with many super features. Enjoyed being together as a family over new year in the super family room /kitchen. Great memories thank you.''
New Year 2013 /2014
"Perfect for our familly get together for 60th birthday celebrations. Love the kitchen, and all felt comfortable here. Thankyou"
''We enjoyed a great family christmas in a beautiful house. Thank you.''
''Thank you for having us. We haver had a fabulous weekend''
Mid Dec 2013
"A great house in a lovely location for a pre-christmas family get together. Really enjoyed our visit. House very comfortable, beautifully clean and well equipped." Overall brilliant. Thankyou.''
"An idyllic property that made us feel at home the moment we walked through the door. the attention to detail in this property is second to none. The whole familly enjoyed every minute of our stay and we would have liked to have stayed an extra week. Memories from this holiday will last us a lifetime. Please pass our sincere thanks to the owners for enabling us to share the treasured place."
''Thank you for having us ! We have had a fabulous weekend-although we are still a bit shocked to be 50 !!''
Love this cottage, fab stay Oct 2013 to celebrate mother in laws 80th birthday. Highly recommend it, sleeps 11 People.
"A fantastic house and garden. The perfect base for our familly celebrations"
"Great House, Thank you, we've stayed in many properties over the past 10yrs on the Norfolk coast and this one is really up there with the best of them. A real hidden Jewel."
''Endured a positive heat wave in Blakeney-sunning, swimming & luxuriating in your charming house-Thanks''
'' Great house & garden-big family reunion ''
"Best house we've stayed in in Blakeney. Beautiful house gorgeous weather, a great holiday, thank you.''
Late May 2013
"A great week away in one of our favourite places Blakeney. A really comfortable house with a beautiful garden. All ages from 2 - 75 well catered for!"
"What a beautiful house ! It was very comfortable and had the wow factor I wanted for my hen party. The weather was hot & sunny & the garden is a perfect sun trap. The Moorings gave us a superb meal & Bishops Seal Trips came up trumps. Thank you very much"
"Lovely warm cottage especially around the Aga, plus log fires - beautifully peaceful setting and very comfortable and relaxing. Short walk from the Deli and the restaurants so well catered for. Thank you for a lovely week en famille."
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