Exterior image of this delightful grade II listed cottage,
The beautiful sitting room is a traditional room with woodburner
Kitchen with electric range oven table with chairs
Lovely rustic kitchen, well equipped for your self catering break
Bedroom two us a cosy room with twin beds
Attractive twin bedroom tucked under the eaves
Beautiful bathroom with roll top bath and over bath shower
Another view of the delightful sitting room with comfortable seating
Castle Acre Priory
Castle Acre Church

England » Norfolk - Countryside and Villages » Castle Acre Cockleshells

7 nights min. stay

from £432

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01227 656 991

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Sleeps 6
Property type Cottage
Tariff band £432.00 - £820.00 p/wk
Changeover day Saturday
Bedrooms 3
Double bed (4’6”) 1
Single beds 4
Bathrooms 1
Min # of nights 2
Pets allowed 1
Pet friendly
Smoking not permitted
Bed linen included
Towels included

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09:00 - 19:00 / 7 days a week
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Cockleshells is in a great location for exploring royal West Norfolk. Located at the heart of the historical village of Castle Acre with walking on the Peddars and Nar Valley Way on the doorstep, you are surrounded by some truly beautiful countryside, the Cluniac Priory ruins and a 12th Century Norman Castle. This warm, inviting cottage has a lovely kitchen/dining room with an inglenook and a living room with woodburner on the ground floor. The two upstairs floors feature 3 bedrooms with lovely views across the village green and church and there is a roll top bath to sink in to at the end of the day's exploring. A warm welcome awaits in this comfortable and cosy cottage, there is a pub a short stroll away and a local village shop to hand.

Size: Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms

Nearest amenities: within walking distance
Access: Designated parking for 1 large car + roadside parking
Family Friendly: yes
Pets: one well behaved pet welcome
Smoking: Not allowed at this property
Luxuries: Smart TV, Blu-ray player, CD player, WiFi, Playstation
General: Oil fired central heating, woodburner
Standard: Kettle, toaster, iron,
Utilities: Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
Rooms: 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen/Dining Room
Beds: 1 double, 2 twins
Other: Books & games, radio, hairdryer
Outdoors: Fully enclosed courtyard garden with sofa and coffee table, table & chairs, barbecue. Shed for cycle storage
Note: the shower has a sloping ceiling, which guests over 6' may find slightly restrictive. Please be aware that the roll top bath is on feet and therefore stands higher than the average bath.
Mobile signal: good
Special Offer: Reduced occupancy rate for parties of 4 or less, using 2 bedrooms during low season. Please contact us for further information.

You may need to pay an Accidental Damage Deposit or Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver for this property. Where applicable we will contact you in good time before your holiday with further details and to take payment.


  • Pet friendly
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • BBQ
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Private parking space
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Working fireplace

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Seasonal weekly tariff overview

# Min stay Start date End date Price
2 nights 15 Feb 2020 21 Feb 2020 £555
2 nights 22 Feb 2020 03 Apr 2020 £432
2 nights 04 Apr 2020 17 Apr 2020 £602
2 nights 18 Apr 2020 22 May 2020 £555
2 nights 23 May 2020 29 May 2020 £678
2 nights 30 May 2020 10 Jul 2020 £602
2 nights 11 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 £678
2 nights 25 Jul 2020 04 Sep 2020 £774
2 nights 05 Sep 2020 11 Sep 2020 £678
2 nights 12 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020 £602
2 nights 26 Sep 2020 23 Oct 2020 £555
2 nights 24 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2020 £602
2 nights 31 Oct 2020 18 Dec 2020 £432
2 nights 19 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 £774
2 nights 25 Dec 2021 04 Jan 2022 £820

15 Feb 2020

Loved the house and area and are planning to revisit the property

Mrs Amy Keir


06 Dec 2019

“Castle Acre is one of the loveliest villages in England - we highly recommend it. It's so picturesque, has a great & friendly convenience store and pub, and the ruins, wow! Cockleshells is the most perfect place to stay for groups up to 6. We were blown away by both the cosiness and spaciousness. The lounge room is enormous and well stocked with dvd's. The kitchen has everything you could need. The cutlery, plates, pots & pans etc are plentiful. The three bedrooms were comfy and warm. Gorgeous bath and shower (with good power). The cottage is a delightful step back in time, with low ceilings, exposed beams, windy staircase all the way up to the twin bedroom attic. There are games, books etc. It all overlooks a very romantic graveyard (spot the cat) and church - all right in the middle of the village. We just loved everything about this stay. Thanks so much.”



15 Jun 2019

Lovely cottage in a great area. Highly recommended and hope to return.

Mrs Stephen Collister


21 Apr 2019

We had a couple of queries that we wanted clearing up before we arrived, these queries were dealt with very quickly, professionally and efficiently by the staff at Norfolk Cottages. Castle Acre is a lovely place and the location of Cockleshells could not be bettered, It is an extremely quiet and relaxing place, in fact Cockleshells and the immediate area around the property is a lot nicer than it looks on the website (and it looks lovely on the website). All in all a great place to relax and unwind .

Mrs Helen O'Sullivan


05 Jan 2019

A wonderful start to 2019! Such a cosy, warm cottage. Great walking and a couple of fun evenings at The Ostrich, jigsaws, Scrabble and films!

The Thompson Family


13 Sep 2018

Lovely cottage in a wonderful location. Very clean and tidy when we arrived. Kitchen well equipped. Felt very much at home from day one.

Mrs Tracey Watson


08 May 2018

Cockleshells is a warm, comfortable and well equipped cottage and Castle Acre is a very friendly village. The food at the the village pub and cafe is excellent and there is also a very well stocked shop. Norfolk Country Cottages made the whole experience, from booking to leaving, very easy - would definitely recommend.

Ms Janet Williamson


19 Sep 2017

Excellent accommodation, fully equipped, we didn't want for anything. Castle Acre is a beautiful village, close to Swaffham & many other places of interest.

Mrs Anne Brodie-Simpson


25 Apr 2017

A fabulous property best holiday for a long time service from Norfolk cottages was excellent thankyou One word. Brilliant!

Mrs Chris Porter


15 Apr 2017

Fantastic property in a picture postcard setting. Great local pub with friendly staff and good food. Will definitely stay again.

Mr M Bowker


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