We first stayed here in the summer but it proved just as good when we returned in later years in the autumn and in January.
The cottage is delightful and in a peaceful rural spot not far from Aylsham. It is clean, comfortable, well equipped and in cooler weather the woodturning stove makes it even cosier.
We enjoy watching wildlife and from the cottage have looked over the river to the water meadows and seen deer, a kingfisher, a barn owl, woodpeckers and lots more. We haven't spotted the otter yet but we hope to be luckier next time.
Peter is an excellent host, always helpful and full of ideas and enthusiasm for the area. There are OS maps in the cottage and folders of leaflets on things to see and do. We have enjoyed trips to the coast, to National Trust properties, the stroll up to the town, exploring Norwich and lots more.
We look forward to visiting again before long.
We visited Drabblegate river cottage in November 2017 for my birthday treat, this was the first time we had visited Norfolk and the first time we had hired a holiday cottage. Well, what a treat it was, beautiful cottage inside and wonderful view and scenery outside. My husband is a keen fisherman so what could be better for him but to be able to get up, tackle up, and cross the lane (100 yards) to fish, needless to say he was in heaven!!!!
The location was great, easy walk into Aylsham town for a meal or a drink, easy to visit surrounding areas by car and further afield to Norwich etc. There was also a bus to take you to these places if you didn’t fancy driving.
The cottage was so clean and comfortable, with every amenity you would need. Really spacious rooms with a lovely wood burner in the lounge which, being November we made full use of, and so cosy it was too.
We have booked a further visit in September 2018 and are really looking forward to our return there.
Holiday cottages are usually a disappointment. Not this one. It's beautiful. And it has everything you need. The beds are super comfy and there is a lovely wood burning fire.
You also look out on the river.
Peter is a great host with a wealth of local knowledge. Plenty of walks from the cottage but if you have a car or a bike the surrounding area is beautiful . Bird life wonderful.
This was the nicest stay we have ever had in Norfolk, or in fact anywhere in the UK! Drabblegate Cottage is in a delightful location overlooking the river, so calm and serene. The cottage is spotless and really well equipped with everything you need. Aylsham is a beautiful historic town and it is just a short drive to the glorious Norfolk coast. In the cottage, there's loads of brilliant information about what to do in the area and Peter was a such a lovely, welcoming host. A real gem!