White House

Wortham, Norfolk
+44 (0)7795 806012

A tasteful, generous and stylish cottage, surprisingly spacious inside and surrounded by a unique nature reserve resonating with birdsong


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This is the larger of three cottages with 17th-century beginnings. The library has a double-sided bookcase filled with interesting books for all ages, with a chaise longue for quiet readers on one side and the sitting room on the other. Big comfy seats and a warming wood-burner will keep you happy indoors as will all the eclectic art and fresh garden flowers.

Light streams into a huge kitchen with French range cooker, big larder and utility room, and bi-folding doors to the terrace and the garden. Find homemade chocolate brownies, a loaf of sourdough, homemade jam or marmalade, homemade chutney, eggs from happy hens, a bottle of wine and local apple juice as well as all the basics for cooking. Stuart, a pastry chef and artisan baker can do food demonstrations here.

The dining room has a large table and another wood-burner; a barbecue, hot tub and lawn wait outside with water meadows behind you and the special Ling down the road.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking Fox Cottage next door as well for a big family get-together
  • Exploring the Ling and the water meadows, and the beautiful countryside all around you
  • Cooking sociably in the superb kitchen and eating out on the terrace
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You should know

  • Three bedrooms share a bathroom but there is a separate loo
  • Stuart and Sarah let two other cottages nearby


  • 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
  • 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
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £157
Weekly price
from £1100
2 trundle beds available.
1 House for 10
From £1574 bedrooms


Masses of room inside and out here for some real relaxation and fun with friends or family - the space is generous, there are masses of books, two wood-burners and the kitchen is stupendous - a proper cook's kitchen

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Wortham Ling is 55 hectares of SSSI woodland which you're free to roam alongside many birds and butterflies. The Peddars Way passes nearby and Roydon Fen has a nature reserve. Wyken, Diss and North Lopham all have good shops and Goodies Farm Shop near Diss has a butchery counter and a deli. Bury St Edmunds is near and there are other little villages with antique shops. The coast is one hour.

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
  • White House 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.