The Cart Lodge, Great Massingham

ID: S71307

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets Yes

Snaptrip says

Guests consistently praise The Cart Lodge for its comfort, cleanliness, and welcoming atmosphere. The underfloor heating, dog-friendly facilities, and the opportunity to interact with alpacas are frequently highlighted. The location is appreciated for its tranquillity and proximity to local amenities and scenic walks. Thoughtful touches such as homemade cake and fresh flowers add to the charm of this well-equipped property.

Guests that stayed at this property said

Reviewers unanimously mention the spotless condition of The Cart Lodge, indicating meticulous attention to cleanliness and maintenance.

The property's location is highly regarded for its quiet setting, nearby village with a pub, and accessibility to walks and beaches, though slightly remote for some preferences.

Comfort is a standout feature, with guests highlighting the cosy yet spacious accommodation, underfloor heating, and the overall relaxing environment.

The Cart Lodge is praised for its well-equipped nature, strong wifi, and additional amenities like the dog exercise paddock. A brief power cut mentioned does not detract significantly from the overall excellent facilities.

The owners' thoughtfulness is frequently mentioned, with gestures like a welcome cake and fresh eggs. While these gifts are greatly appreciated, they are a gracious bonus and may vary with each stay.

About this property

Located on the edge of the much sought-after, picturesque rural village of Great Massingham, The Cart Lodge is in the most beautiful of settings, positioned on the Peddars Way, and set in 4.5 acres of private grounds, complete with resident alpacas. Within close proximity of the excellent village pub, this hideaway is ideally located for exploring rural and coastal Norfolk. Dog owners will enjoy the fully enclosed exercise paddock.

Situated in rural farmland, the surrounding grounds are a true delight. The Cart Lodge offers contemporary and charming accommodation for up to four guests. With high ceilings featuring exposed trusses, the open-plan living environment comprises of a kitchen and sitting room with underfloor heating. This space benefits from ample natural light pouring through the large windows. The charming, well-equipped kitchen area provides everything that guests need to cater at home, with conversation and meals shared at the traditional farmhouse dining table. Comfortable sofas are offered in the sitting area, with french doors accessing the lawned quad courtyard beyond. To the rear of the property, the master bedroom hosts a Norfolk-made wrought iron king-size bed, with twin single beds offered in bedroom two. These rooms are served by a good-sized family bathroom featuring bath with shower over. Located just outside the main building with its own private entrance, bedroom three hosts a king-size bed and has an en suite bathroom featuring bath with shower over. Outside, there is a shared lawned quad courtyard where guests can relax and enjoy a barbecue al fresco. There is private parking for two cars available. Dogs are very welcome at The Cart Lodge, and guests have access to the fully enclosed exercise paddock.

Walk 25-minutes into Great Massingham to experience one of Norfolk’s prettiest villages, famous for the two large duck ponds at the centre, as well as the popular gastro pub, The Dabbling Duck. Walking from the barn is peaceful and traffic free. History lovers will enjoy time spent at HM The King's Sandringham Estate, Castle Rising and Houghton Hall which can all be reached in 15-minutes by car. Birdwatchers can reach the rspb reserve at Snettisham in under half an hour. The vast and sandy beach at Brancaster is within a half hour car journey, with other spectacular beaches and walks at Hunstanton, Holme-next-the-Sea, Thornham, Brancaster Staithe, and Burnham Overy Staithe easily reachable from the barn. Even the popular coastal locations of Blakeney, Sheringham and Cromer can be reached in under an hour by car.

The Cart Lodge comfortably accommodates four guests. For a larger party, the barn can be booked as a sleeps six option: The Cart Lodge (6). Located just across the courtyard The Dairy accommodates four or six guests. These properties can be booked together, making them a great option for couples, multiple families and multi-generational families to holiday together, while maintaining privacy and independence.

Additional Information

Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).

Nearby points of interest

  • Snettisham Park Deer Safari
  • Hunstanton Seal Safari
  • SEA LIFE Hunstanton
  • Oxburgh Hall (National Trust)
  • Hunstanton Heritage Gardens
  • Holkham Hall
  • Old Hunstanton

Reviews (9)

  • JH

    We have just spent a lovely three nights in Cart Lodge. Perfect for our family of 4 with 2 dogs. The accommodation is spotless and very well equipped with everything you need for a few nights away. Gill has thought fo everything! We also enjoyed the eggs from the hens and meeting 'the boys' (the alpacas) and the walks from the farm with the dogs are great! Great Massingham is a delight with an excellent cafe and pub too. Hope to return one day. Thank you Gill and Dave.

  • Mr J

    Lovely retreat; clean, spacious, spotless and lovely owners. Gill and David made us very welcome. If you book this Lodge, you won’t be disappointed.

  • LN

    West Heath Barn was absolutely perfect for our family (three adults, three kids - 10, eight and six - and a dog; we stayed in the Cart Lodge and its annexe room). Within five minutes of arriving the lovely owner Gill had whisked the kids off to feed her chickens, which they loved, but not as much as they loved frolicking with Gill and Dave's energetic dog Woody (guests have access to a paddock for dog exercising their own dogs). The Cart Lodge is fantastically well-equipped (and my husband appreciated the strong wifi). Anything we had forgotten - salt and pepper, tin foil etc - we found in the kitchen. The location is great - 100m metres to Pedders Way for a country walk, while I got in a few 10K runs around the area. As ever, the Dabbling Duck pub in Great Massingham is perfect for families with its outdoor play area and pizza oven. North Norfolk's stunning beaches are all 30-45 mins drive away. We also loved a day at nearby Pensthorpe Wildlife Park (great adventure playground for kids, fantastic ducks, not very pink flamingos). Eric's Fish and Chips is also a winner - don't miss the live candy making at East Coast Rock.At the rear of the property is a field housing Gill and Dave's (mainly Gill's tbh) alpacas, Charlie, Oscar, Hemingway and Huxley. Gill kindly arranged a feeding and walking session with our extended family, which was a priceless highlight of the stay. We can't wait to come back! Thanks Gill, Dave, Woody and the alpacas.

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