Welcome to Bears Cottage

Escape to your own private woodland

In the heart of North Norfolk

Bear‘s Cottage

Bears Cottage sits alone amongst 200 acres of private woodland in North Norfolk. It holds one of the most unique locations within the region and provides total peace, isolation and calm while being central to all the Norfolk coast and countryside has to offer. Surrounding the house are 200 acres of woodland containing many famous specimen trees planted in the 1850’s and harboring an abundance of flora and fauna.

The house is located 1 mile along its own driveway deep into the woodland (video below). Built in 1856 as a Woodsman’s house it was used by employees of the Holkham estate to manage and develop the surrounding woodland, which, due to the rarity and age of many of the tree species within it has the feel of living within an Arboretum.

The house was restored in 2016 when it was connected to mains water and electricity, having been self-sufficient since it was built. The old house has retained its individuality and charm while the stables have been converted to a large kitchen and beamed open living space.

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The house sleeps 8 people across 4 rooms, details of which can be found below


Two King Bedrooms with sinks

One twin bedroom

Family bathroom.



Twin bedroom with ensuite bath.

Shower room and WC.

Living Space:

Sitting room with log burner, DVD Player, Games and Books.

Utility room with a Sink, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer.

Entrance Hall with large open fire and dog basket.

Large open plan kitchen with Rangemaster gas cooker, dining table and sofa area with Sky TV and DVD.

Kitchen bi - fold doors to south facing dining terrace with table and chairs

Plant room for drying and storage.

photo of kitchen at Bears Cottage, available for rent

Kitchen & Dining Room

photo of sitting room at Bears Cottage, available for rent

Sitting Room

Master bedroom at Bears Cottage Holiday Let

Master Bedroom

Second Bedroom at Bears Cottage near fakenham, Norfolk

Second Bedroom

Third Bedroom at Bears Cottage for rent

Third Bedroom

Fourth Bedroom at Bears Cottage in Norfolk, UK

Fourth Bedroom

Downstairs Bathroom at Bears Cottage, holiday rental

Downstairs Bathroom

first floor bathroom at bears cottage in norfolk

First Floor Bathroom

first floor bathroom at bears cottage in norfolk

Entrance Hall

utility room at recently refurbished bears cottage

Utility Room



The woodland surrounding Bears Cottage contains some of the largest and oldest of their species in the country.  The woodlands age and diversity gives it a huge array of flora and fauna. Guests have private access to the whole woodland by foot and bicycle (not provided) and can explore the 8 miles of tracks that intersect it.

Rare tree species include:

Greek Fir, White Fir, Fraser’s Fir, Grand Fir, Korean Fir, Causcasian Fir, Noble Fir, Monkey Puzzle or Chile Pine, Atlas Cedar, Cedar of Lebanon, Lawson Cypress, Nootka Cypress, Japanese Cedar, Colorado Spruce, Sitka Spruce, West Himalayan Spruce, Corsican Pine, Monteray Pine, Douglas Fir, Coast or Californian Redwood, Redwood or Wellingtonia, Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock.

Species of bird at the last count include:

Pheasant, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, ChiffChaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Siskin.

The woodland is teeming with life from Deer to Frogs, Buzzards to Bees and we encourage guests to explore and discover the wonderful environment around them.


Local Area

Bears Cottage is well situated for exploring the surrounding beauty of Norfolk. Within half an hour you have almost the entire North Norfolk coastline and beaches, with all the pubs and villages that make this part of England famous; Holt, Wells, Brancaster, Salthouse, Blakeney, Holkham, Burnham Market amongst others. A large number of famous Nature Reserves are within easy reach such as Titchwell, Pensthorpe, Strubshaw Fen and Blakeney. There are also many Stately Homes and Gardens all within 15 miles such as Felbrigg, Blickling, Holkham, Houghton and Oxborough. This area of Norfolk has something for everyone including of course the woodland you have surrounding you.

Below Are some links to useful websites in the area.

Glaven Valley

Tour Norfolk

North Norfolk Council - Tourism

Eastern Daily Press - What's On




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4 Night (Midweek)


5 Jan - 29 Mar
30 Mar - 19 Apr
20 Apr - 24 May
25 May - 31 May
1 Jun - 28 Jun
29 Jun - 12 Jul
13 Jul - 30 Aug
31 Aug - 13 Sep
14 Sep - 27 Sep
28 Sep - 18 Oct
19 Oct - 25 Oct
26 Oct - 19 Dec
20 Dec - 3 Jan

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