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7 Nights See prices

  • £600  to  £1250

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Short Breaks From

  • £125 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Next OfferMore offers

£675 Mon, 3 Jun 2024
5 nights - Save £75 - Last June availability!!

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Beach Nearby

About Whistle Stop Cottage

Whistle Stop Cottage is a lovely three-bedroom Norfolk holiday cottage waiting to welcome you and your family for your next self-catering holiday. Its name sounds like a place in a favourite childhood storybook, evoking the warmth and charm of an era when life was less hurried and straightforward pleasures were to be savoured. The property faces the village green in Aldborough, strolling distances from the excellent The Cricketers on the Green pub, a playground, and the village shop and only a short drive from Cromer and other beaches of the spectacular North Norfolk Coast. There is plenty of space for six people and two dogs, yet the size of the cottage is not too large that it is overwhelming for couples or smaller families.

Aldborough is a quintessential English village with a tranquil village green and duckpond at its heart. Although only a few miles from the coast, it escapes the summer crowds flocking to places like Cromer and Sheringham, retaining its peaceful appeal all year round. Aldborough's history dates back to the Vikings, who named it after the Danish village of Aldbjerg. The owner thoughtfully provides a welcome hamper so you can put the kettle on as soon as you arrive. The village shop sells essential items with any other groceries available in North Walsham and Aylsham, delivered by Tesco, Waitrose or Sainsburys.

Walkers and cyclists will appreciate having footpaths and waymarked cycling routes on the doorstep. The cottage has a lockable shed for guests who bring bikes, or you can hire them from National Trust Blickling Hall to explore the vast estate and gardens. Other country estates to visit include Felbrigg Hall and Sheringham Park. Keen gardeners should make a beeline for the beautiful award-winning gardens of Pensthorpe Natural Park. If you don't mind a bit of a drive, the fragrant fields of Norfolk Lavender are about an hour away, close to the royal estate of Sandringham.

Other nearby attractions include the breathtaking Norfolk Broads, historic Horsey Windpump, the Bure Valley Railway at Aylsham, Blakeney's colony of seals, Norwich's magnificent Norman castle and cathedral, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, and Wizard Maze in Metton. There's also Amazona Zoo, the Hilltop Outdoor Adventure Centre in Sheringham, Cromer Pier, beWILDERwood, and the Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham. You won't struggle to find ways to have fun during your stay at Whistle Stop Cottage. The opposite is true, and you may struggle to fit in everything you want to do!

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Amanda Elsey joined Independent Cottages in May 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Norfolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

Whistle Stop Cottage is a late Victorian property with lovely proportions and all of those little touches that make it feel like a home.


  • Welcoming entrance hall giving a hint of what's to come. The owners have used natural textures and warm, light shades to create a restful atmosphere that suits the rural surroundings and proximity to the coast.
  • Spacious dining room with a timber table seating six people. The electric "log burner" is a cosy addition for winter, especially if you're settling down to play cards or a board game from the dresser.
  • Light-filled living room with a thick-pile rug, electric log burner, ample seating, and a TV with a DVD player.
  • Separate snug with cosy seating and patio doors to the garden.
  • Fantastically well-equipped kitchen with a modern range cooker, Belfast sink, dishwasher, microwave, and all of the other appliances and utensils necessary to cook and serve family meals.
  • Family bathroom with a walk-in shower, bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • Main bedroom furnished with a king-sized brass bed and ample storage. Bedding and towels are included and there are extra blankets for guests who love being extra snug and cosy in bed.
  • Second bedroom with twin single beds, an original cast iron (decorative) fireplace, and storage.
  • Bedroom three has bunk beds big enough for adults and a large chest of drawers.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.

Outside: The cottage garden has a charming summerhouse with electricity that is the perfect place for relaxing in the evening while watching the kids and dogs as they play on the lawn. There is a lockable shed for bikes and golf clubs, a charcoal barbecue, and off-street parking for three cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. A travel cot and a highchair are available on request. Dogs are welcome. Smoking is not permitted.

Whistle Stop Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 24th May 2024 - Thu, 30th May 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 4th Jul 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £500 | 4 nights: £600

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 5th Jul 2024 - Thu, 18th Jul 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £600 | 4 nights: £700

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 19th Jul 2024 - Thu, 22nd Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 23rd Aug 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Thu, 12th Sep 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £500 | 4 nights: £600

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 13th Sep 2024 - Thu, 17th Oct 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £480 | 4 nights: £500

7 Nights

3 Nights

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin & 1 Bunk)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Amanda Elsey
Member Since May 2022

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Last Minute Offers

Mon, 3 Jun 2024 for 5 nights, £675
Save £75. Last June availability!!

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* Calendar last updated: 20th May 2024