Thatched Cottage

Wortham, Norfolk
+44 (0)7795 806012
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Charming Grade II-listed cottage in a small Norfolk village. Visit nearby vineyards and breweries; explore magnificent Bury St Edmonds


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Twin 17th-century cottages have been sensitively renovated into one property with charmingly interconnected rooms, fresh flowers in the bedrooms, a thatched roof with eaves so low they come down to your shoulders, and a delightful enclosed back garden.

Stuart and Sarah have poured much passion and imagination into the eclectic interior, a mix of new, antiques from local auctions and upcycled furniture. Books are dotted around the house wherever there’s space, and children’s games are squashed into cupboards; older kids will love the Xbox 360.

Find a welcome hamper of treats and all the basics for cooking in the kitchen. Spend long sunny days in the garden, either around the large table in the loggia, on the hammock strung between pear trees, or in the hot tub; wander to the village pub, The Kings Head, for local ales and pub food.

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We think you'll love

  • Spending a lazy summer's afternoon in the hammock
  • The brilliant way Stuart and Sarah have mixed a sense of history and tradition with style
  • Eating around the table in the loggia, with the occasional dip in the hot tub
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You should know

  • The building is old with different levels and several internal steps
  • Bedrooms don't have en-suites - there are two bathrooms in total


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £157
Weekly price
from £1100
1 Cottage for 8
From £1575 beds4 bedrooms


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thatched Cottage. Sarah and Stuart were wonderful hosts and Sarah's eye for design lends the cottage a fresh and bright feel that works really nicely with the period features. The hot-tub was fantastic and just what the family needed following long days out exploring the local area. We would highly recommend visiting the lovey Southwold & the brilliant fish and chips at Sole Bay. Covehithe beach was stunning and the kids loved the bike trails through Thetford Forest. Wyken Market & Bury St Edmunds are highly recommended and pay a visit to the local pub too.

Richard, Bristol

Stuart and Sarah have renovated Thatched Cottage with great sensitivity and made the most of all its most features, producing a delightful home from which to explore the Norfolk countryside.

Peter, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house is set well back from the main road of a small village. Nearby attractions include Wicken Hall (12 miles), an award-winning vineyard, restaurant and café and Star Wings Brewery (4 miles) which offers tours. Bressingham Steam & Gardens is great for a family day out. Bury St Edmunds (20 miles) has a ruined abbey, prize-winning gardens, a cathedral and countless cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Local points of interest from Sarah Pattison

  • There are medieval villages, towns and churches to explore. We would recommend beautiful Bury St Edmunds - the ruins of the abbey & the Abbey Gardens; Clare, Lavenham and Long Melford; Norwich Cathedral, castle, 'The Lanes' pubs; and open gardens in summer
  • The beautiful gardens are full of roses in summer; the hot tub is perfect for summer sunsets or crisp winter mornings. One of the local shops boasts 200 artisan gins - perfect for sunset wind downs. If you don't like gin, there's a whisky distillery nearby
  • Thatched Cottage is close to the very beautiful medieval market town of Diss said to be Betjeman's favourite English town. You’ll find independent shops and cafes, an art centre (Corn Hall) and auction house (Gaze's). The area boasts lots of good pubs too
  • We would recommend a trip to Wooster's bakery at the windmill in Bardwell where you'll find the most incredible hand made sourdoughs, focaccia, croissants and pastries but get there early!! 8am-3pm Wed-Fri 9am-1pm Sat. You can grab a coffee too.
  • A trip to Wyken Hall is an absolute must. A country store, beautiful open garden, the best restaurant for miles, a café, woodland walk to the vineyard and a great weekly Saturday farmer's market (The Leaping Hare. Booking is essential for evening meals)
  • The Suffolk & Norfolk coast is just an hour away. Visit the Tim Hunkin 'Under The Pier Show' in Southwold, crabbing at Walberswick, take a boat out on the lake at Thorpeness, chips on the beach at Aldeburgh or fossil hunting at West Runton & Happisburgh.


Sarah Pattison

Sarah is a textile designer with a successful business making personalised embroideries, and Stuart is a Roux Brother trained chef, artisan baker and a restorer of period properties. Together, they have restored seven period properties in East Anglia. They live in an ancient farmhouse in Norfolk with their three young children and two dogs.