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7 Nights  

  • £1400  to  £2500

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  • £255 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About White House

White House has a character that elevates it above and beyond the average holiday cottage in Norfolk. The owners have taken their love of mixing upcycled items with modern luxuries to transform this 17th-Century farmhouse into a stylish and welcoming home-away-from-home that sleeps up to 12 people in four bedrooms, catering for families and friends, including those with children and dogs. The large private garden matches the quality of the interior with its outdoor hot tub and seating areas designed for relaxed socialising. All of this loveliness is on Wortham Ling, just two miles from the village of Wortham on the Suffolk/Norfolk border and within easy reach of Diss.

Wortham is a friendly rural community in the Waveney Valley. The region is a favourite spot with walkers for the scenic footpaths looping around arable fields, heather-covered moors, and marshes. Local walks include going north from the cottage, through Wortham Ling to the River Waveney to the steam train museum and beautiful gardens at Bressingham. Alternatively, go south through Wortham village, past the village shop with a post office and a tea room, to Burgate Wood. The landscape would still be recognisable to the original inhabitants of White House, with more than 200 acres of common grazing land and a village church with a substantial 10-metre round tower dating from the 12th Century.

The medieval market town of Diss is less than three miles away. You can easily walk or cycle there if you'd rather not drive to go shopping. In addition to a big Tesco, Morrison's and Aldi, it has a regular weekly market every Friday with local producers selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese and other goodies. It doesn't matter if you miss a market day - Diss has a superb independent deli and a good choice of places to eat and drink. Make time to visit the Diss Museum and follow the self-guided Town Trail to learn more about the town's history.

Activities and day trips can include sailing along the River Waveney, discovering the beautiful Norfolk Broads at places like Beccles, following the long-distance Boudicca Way and Angles Way footpath, cycling and playing golf. The mountain bike trails in Thetford Forest are just over a 20-minute drive from the cottage, or you could spend a happy day shopping and sightseeing in Norwich. Spectacular beaches such as Aldeburgh, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth are easily within an hour's drive, so load up the car and explore the Suffolk and Norfolk coastline. The only downside to staying at White House will be tearing yourself away when it's time to go home. With bookings available all year round, you won't have to stay away for long.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Miss Sarah Pattison joined Independent Cottages in September 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Suffolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

White House is a 17th Century farmhouse that has been sympathetically extended and beautifully renovated to provide modern comforts with period features and lots of space over two levels.


  • Step straight into the heart of the home. The front door opens into the welcoming beamed dining room with a wood burner, which flows into a modern extension and a superb architect-designed kitchen fully equipped to delight any cook - keen or reluctant! A vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors add to the sense of space and create a wonderful indoor/outdoor living/dining area.
  • Settle back in the huge living room which is big enough to have separate areas for reading, watching TV and playing board games. There is a wood burner in the inglenook fireplace, an Alexa, and bookcases brimming with books to suit all ages.
  • Families, especially those with young children, generate washing. A convenient utility room has a family-sized washer, tumble dryer and dishwasher. There's also a cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.
  • Sleep soundly in the vaulted family bedroom furnished with a kingsize bed and a truckle bed to accommodate up to four guests.
  • Modern fixtures keep the bathroom feeling fresh and contemporary. It has a bath, walk-in rainfall shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom suite with a super-kingsize (6ft-wide) bed, lots of storage, and beautiful south-east facing views. The ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two antique brass beds and field views. All beds are made up for the arrival of guests using high-quality bed linen. Towels are also provided.
  • Family room with a kingsize bed, truckle bed sleeping two, and a wooden cot. An extra travel cot will also fit in here if needed. It's perfect for couples or families.

Outside: Glazed bi-fold doors open from the kitchen extension to the private garden with a patio, fire pit, barbecue and seating area. A separate deck with a pergola houses the hot tub, and there's also a lawn for relaxing and playing games. The cottage has off-street parking out the front.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. A cot is available but guests will need to provide cot bedding. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season. Please note that the pillows are made of feather. Please let the owner know at the time of booking if you would prefer non feather pillows. White House is located in a quiet area and parties and music outside are not permitted. Smoking is also not permitted.

White House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms (2 Family, 1 Superking, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1400
To £2500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1760 440592 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Miss Sarah Pattison
Member Since September 2021

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