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The Forge

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7 Nights See prices

  • £625  to  £1500

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Short Breaks From

  • £110 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About The Forge

The Forge is the biggest of three gorgeous self-catering cottages at Sparham Hall Farm, sleeping five people in three very comfortable bedrooms with the option for a sixth person to sleep on a sofa bed. It's in the beautiful Wensum Valley, around a mile from The Fox pub in Lyng. The rural setting is incredibly peaceful and perfect for exploring the beautiful Norfolk Coast, the Broads and the surrounding countryside. The Forge has been designed and furnished with families in mind. It is completely self-contained and can be booked with one or both of the other cottages for holidays with extended families and friends.

You don't have to leave the grounds of Sparham Hall Farm to see beautiful views. The family farm is a mix of arable crops and cattle, producing high-quality food while taking care of the land for future generations. The diverse environment includes fields and farmland, water meadows, lakes and a stretch of the River Wensum, and woodland. The owners and visitors have counted an incredible 210 different types of birds, 450 species of plants, and a host of moths, butterflies and dragonflies. You will certainly want to take your camera on a walk around the farm, especially if you're hoping to see otters and badgers. Rare orchids and other types of arable flora flourish in the grass margins where the owners are working to restore natural habitats.

Staying at The Forge means that you're within easy reach of Sheringham and Cromer for a lovely day at the beach. The seaside resort towns are around half an hour's drive away and make a great day out at any time of the year. Alternatively, drive 25-minutes east to Wroxham and the spectacular Norfolk Broads, hiring a boat or a canoe to enjoy this famous landscape from the water. The medieval city of Norwich is even closer, just 13 miles from the cottage. It is packed with attractions, shops, cafes, restaurants and history!

Local attractions include the family-favourites beWILDerwood, Pensthorpe Natural Park, and Roaar! Dinosaur Adventure. The Royal Norwich Golf Club is only a five-minute drive away, and there is catch-and-release fishing available on the farm. There is a wide network of footpaths and cycleways to help visitors explore, with bike hire available for delivery through local bike shops.

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Owner details:

Lottie Parish joined Independent Cottages in February 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Norfolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Forge has a spacious and open plan layout with underfloor heating adding to the streamlined layout. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Welcoming sitting room with high ceilings and oak trusses. There is room for everyone to sit back and watch TV or play a game, with one of the sofas opening into a single sofa bed if it's required.
  • Light-filled kitchen/diner with glass French doors that open onto the terrace and let in the morning sunlight. The long dining table easily seats six, though it can accommodate eight diners if you want to have guests for dinner. A bespoke kitchen is fitted with high-quality appliances that include a dishwasher, and is equipped with all of the expected equipment and utensils.
  • Master bedroom with a super-kingsize (6ft-wide) oak framed bed with bedside tables and reading lights. The room benefits from an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two 2.5ft-wide single beds with a nightstand and reading light.
  • Third bedroom with a single bed, bedside table and a reading light.
  • Family bathroom with a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The Forge has an enclosed garden with a terrace and lawn. Guests also have shared use of a central courtyard with garden furniture. There is off-street parking.

Additional info: One dog is allowed per cottage by prior arrangement with the owner (an additional charge applies). A highchair and cot (no bedding) can be provided, depending on availability. Please request these when booking. All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are included. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season. All of the cottages at Sparham Hall Farm are non-smoking properties.

Star Rating: 5 Star Gold

The Forge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 29th Oct 2021 - Thu, 9th Dec 2021
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £330 - £375 | 4 nights: £440 - £485 | 5 nights: £595

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 10th Dec 2021 - Thu, 16th Dec 2021
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 17th Dec 2021 - Thu, 23rd Dec 2021
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 24th Dec 2021 - Thu, 30th Dec 2021
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5+1 in 3 bedrooms (1 Super-king, 1 Twin, 1 Single & a Sofa Bed)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - The Forge sleeps 5+1 people.The owner has 3 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 11 guests.
Dining capacity - Please enquire with owner.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - No
All female groups - No
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Lottie Parish
Member Since February 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 15th November 2021

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