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Cottages4you.co.uk Awards so far

  • 5-star grading since opening in Jul 2007
  • Part of the Luxury Collection since 2012 (new category)
  • 2011 Cottages4you.co.uk Gold Award Winner
    • rated 94% overall on Customer Satisfaction Questionnaires
  •  2012 Cottages4you.co.uk Gold Award Winner
    • rated 100% so far on Customer Satisfaction Questionaires
  • 2013 Cottages4you.co.uk Gold Award Winner
  • Revoo Customer Satisfaction Surveys on Cottages4you.co.uk
    • rated 9.4 out of 10 with 10 reviews in the last 12 months (Mar 18)


Green Tourist Business Scheme Gold Award (Sept 12 through to 2018)

Guest comments

Some comments come from the website and some from the guest logbook in the lodge.

  1. "Loved the place, had everything we needed and would go again" April 19

  2. "Fabulous lodge in a fabulous location, owners have thought of everything." Nov 18

  3. "The accommodation was stunning, we will come again" Sept 18

  4. "Excellent cottage, great location and ideal for a week away with the family" Jun 18

  5. "Beautiful lodge and location, with plenty of extras to keep everyone entertained. Have stayed twice now and would definitely come back again." Jan 18

  6. "It was just perfect, spotlessly clean, attention to detail was fantastic. Flowers and wine on arrival was lovely touch and the hot tub was enjoyed by all. A perfect place to unwind and enjoy time together. Thank you to Pippa and Damien - you have it spot on!!" Sept 17

  7. "We had a lovely, relaxing break in this beautiful home.

    Everything about it is excellent." Aug 17

  8. "Stayed at The Shank with my elderly Mum. More than ideal for the both of us, and would suit a family or two couples.Very comfy, well-equipped accommodation, and perfect setting. Can't rate this property highly enough. Spacious inside and out. Views over the small lake and golf course are fabulous, and the ducks were entertaining. The pics on the web site don't do it justice.
    We had a relaxing, enjoyable stay. Thank you Pippa and Damien." Jun17

  9. "Fantastic breaks away with friends. Highly recommended." Feb 17

  10. "Superb holiday accommodation, so relaxing with all your home comforts. If you want a chilled holiday away from the daily grind, don't hesitate, just book it!" Jan 17

  11. "A truly amazing, wonderful, relaxed break. The Shank has everything you could ask for and more. The attention to detail with everything you could possibly need for a holiday, absolutely nothing was forgotten - kitchen was better stocked than ours! The books, CD's, DVD's and games were an added bonus. What amazed us more than anything was the size of The Shank - the photo's don't do it justice - it is has so much space, including the lovely back, front and upstairs balconies. We loved the grounds and the ducks! Take lots of bread! The neighbouring properties were all unique and colourful and we didn't hear a peep from any of them, probably relaxing like we were. We had a welcome card, flowers and wine which was a lovely touch. We will definitely be returning ..... 10/10" Sept 16

  12. "We really enjoyed our time at The Shank. The complex was lovely and the house itself was great and had a nice feel to it. The views out of the back of the property were a bonus, as was the hot tub. The property was plenty big enough and was well-equipped. We enjoyed the swimmimg pool in The Barnworks, which was a welcome optional extra. We would recommend The Shank." June 16

  13. "Second stay, perfect place to hide away from everything and relax" M&J, Norwich, Nov 15

  14. "The hot-tub was fabulous after a days cycling along the Marriotts Ways in the rain!". P, Watton, Nov 15

  15. "The lodge is fabulous, we will be definately be telling our friends about this tremendous find." Cambs, Sept 15

  16. "Thank you for providing such a wonderful base for our holiday, The lodge is exceptional.." The A family, West Yorks, Aug 2015

  17. "Really enjoyed our stay and we will be back." Manchester, June 15

  18. "The accomodation is wonderful and we hope to visit again." Lancs, May 15

  19. A truly wonderful place to stay. The accommodation was spotless and the location was beautiful. Having Redwings horse sanctuary nearby was an added bonus. We would definitely stay there again." D, Dorset, Jul 14

  20. "Outstanding ! The pictures don't do the place justice. We had a fantastic time ,the property exceeded our expectations ,location superb amenities 2nd to none,and the view from the veranda and upper balcony awesome ,we have recommended already and would again without hesitation ." B, Scotland, June 14

  21. "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Shank, beautiful & peaceful setting. Hot tub most enjoyable whilst watching the newborn ducklings inthe lake behind. Only minor point is that cups and kitchen utensils could be a bit better quality, and beds are a bit on the firm side." T, Essex Apr 14

  22. "Such an amazing lodge! Didn't want to leave, beautiful location, hot tub was amazing! Flowers and wine left for us on arrival such a nice touch. Immaculate lodge lovely rooms with towels and very comfy beds. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this beautiful lodge
    First class!" P, West Sussex, Feb 14

  23. "Lovely break, the cabin is gorgeous and the hot tub a really bonus!" L, Cambridge, Dec 13

  24. “We've just spent the most wonderful four days at The Shank and wanted to say a huge thank you and somewhat begrudgingly pass on our recommendation to others! The lodge itself is beautiful to look at and incredibly spacious - the photos don't exaggerate its size. It's a beautifully laid-out and furnished property with every thoughtful appliance, utensil and indulgence you could need. Immaculately presented and set in the most beautiful location looking out over the quiet Norfolk countryside and within easy driving distance of some of the coast and picturesque market and coastal towns in the area. If you are looking for a chilled out, easily accessible short break that feels like you're a million miles from London we can't recommend it enough. Thank you” AB, London, Jul 13

  25. "Lovely cottage and facilities . Neighbors lovely ,relaxing place and view. Cannot praise it enough." May 13

  26. "We could not have asked for more. The Shank had absolutely everything we needed and more. Such a comfortable and well laid out property. The location of the property was great. We had a fantastc view over the carp lake and golf course, but were also close enough to visit some of the local villages and beaches. There are some fab local pubs, all of which were recommended by the owners. The extra things such as the puzzles, DVD's, books, flowers and champagne, together with the hot tub topped it all off. We didn't want to come home." K, Lichfield, Apr 13
  27. "Wonderful spacious lodge, fully equipped with absolutely everything you could need, lovely and warm, beautiful, tranquil location. We felt we were staying in real luxury. Attentive and welcoming owners, hot tub a fabulous treat, would highly recommend, The only negative was the Sunday night, there must have been an event on at Caldecott Hall which meant that we could hear very loud music and a DJ shouting on a mic until 11.30pm. Bit annoying but it didn't go on excessively late. Also Wi-Fi would have been the cherry on the top." J, Herts, Apr 13
  28. "Lots of equipment, comfortable. Personal touchs eg card, flowers and wine much appreciated. Needs a bread knife! Bath very tricky to run. Very very hot, especially at night." C, Norfolk Apr 13
  29. "the chalet was beautiful, we do have holiday breaks 4/5 times a years in the UK and that was the best accomodation we have been in! the location was brilliant not far from play areas not the sea. the view from the chalet was fantastic especially from the Hot tub! our child loved it too and there was a lot for him to do on site and in the chalet as equipped with boardgames and TV/DVD. We will for sure book this place again!!" V, Essex, Mar 13
  30. “The Shank was almost unparalleled in its charm and hospitality. It was the small touches that made us go 'wow' as much as the location, ambience, comfort and facilities. From the bottle of wine on arrival to our last relaxing evening in the hot tub, everything was perfect. It seems a shame to recommend it to friends and family as we want to keep it all to ourselves! We’ve already booked again for next year.” Jo & Iain, Bucks Oct 12
  31. "Beautiful lodge, lovely location. Thank you for a lovely break, will recommend". T & R, Kent, March 12
  32. "Had such an amazing weekend, was really nice and relaxing. The hot-tub was perfect. Cannot wait to come back, thanks for the card, wine and flowers." H & G, Notts March 12
  33. Fantastic and relaxing weekend. We enjoyed the hot-tub, feeding the fish and the wine. Many thanks. The Lodge is fantastic and we'd definitely like to return soon! P & O, March 12
  34. Amazing Lodge - website and photos do not do it justice. Had everything we wanted and needed. Can't wait to come back again, it was lovely. S & S, London, Feb 12
  35. We stayed at The Shank for a weekend in February, and were so impressed with the property we immediately started looking for the next weekend we can stay. Firstly, the location is great, really quiet and peaceful but with great amenities on your doorstep. The star of the weekend for us was The Shank itself. Welcoming and warm, it has every amenity you could want (the hot tub, barbecue and Sky Sports were our favorites). Damien has thought of everything, from kitchenware to DVD's and boardgames, and it is all presented in a beautifully decorated, incredibly well maintained, spotlessly clean property. We will definitely be recommending The Shank to friends, and will be back again soon ourselves. Feb 12
  36. We had a great time - thank you. The Shank was bigger and lovelier than the pictures had suggested and having the snow made for a fortunate and stunning welcome. We loved the hot tub and really appreciated the fact that the property was so warm. You don't need to be a fan of golf to appreciate the lovely views across the water to the green(s) and trees beyond. It's also easy to find, we did it door-to-door in three hours from central London in a pootling Matiz. The house is equipped with everything you could need - and more. It even has feature egg cups...We'd be very keen to try the Shank in Summer time and I would happily recommend it to anyone who I thinks deserves it ;). Feb 12
  37. A beautiful property, well maintained and clean. Excellent location with superb surroundings. Nov 2011.
  38. "The property offered everything we needed for a very enjoyable, relaxing holiday. The property was very clean, furnished to a very high standard, spacious and equipped with everything you need and more. The surroundings are beautiful overlooking the golf course and lakes with all the wildlife and scenic views. It is the best property we have stayed in and would not hesitate to go back. Highly recommended."  June 2011
  39. "Very well furnished and presented property with nice touches like board games and DVDs."  Nov 2010
  40. "Immaculate. A state of the art, modern timber-built, Scandinavian property. Lovely scenery overlooking a pond, woodlands and golf course."  Oct 2010
  41. "The property is perfect, clean and modern. I will continue to go back as perfection is guaranteed!"  Sept 2010
  42. "Very comfortable and clean accomodation. Fabulous location. Owner left a welcome gift of wine, fresh flowers and a card, lovely touch. Would recommend to others."  Aug 2010