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Lime Cottage

  • Ringstead
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1

from £ 595 to £ 1,065 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Lime Cottage is a lovely period Norfolk cottage with a wealth of original features, refurbished throughout and used to date as a much-loved family holiday home. Downstairs there's a gorgeous sitting room with an original beamed ceiling and large brick fireplace housing a wood-burning stove, a superb full height ceilinged kitchen, convenient utility room and a double bedroom. Upstairs there are two lovely spacious bedrooms and a contemporary family bathroom. Conveniently situated in the heart of the attractive village of Ringstead, close to the excellent 17th century Gin Trap Inn serving excellent local food and ales, as well as a well-stocked village shop. There are numerous lovely walks from here including Ringstead Downs and the Peddars Way, with the glorious sandy beaches at Holme-next-the-Sea and Old Hunstanton less than 2 miles away.


  • Great position in the heart of Ringstead close to pub, shop and footpaths
  • Full of character with original beamed ceilings and large brick fireplace
  • Superb full-height kitchen with door to enclosed garden


  • Although there's no private parking, there's a lay-by opposite where it's usually possible to park
  • The back garden is fully enclosed making it safe for children and dogs
  • Lovely walk along Peddars Way footpath to the sea at Holme (about 2.5 miles)

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: With bench seat and coat hooks.

There is the advantage of free wifi provided throughout the cottage and a land-line telephone which may be used on an honesty box basis.

Sitting room: a charming spacious sitting room with a beamed ceiling and large brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove. There are two comfy sofas, lamp tables, freeview TV with DVD player, sound dock and a good selection of games, books and DVDs. From this room there are steps leading through to the kitchen.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: a superb full height spacious room overlooking the garden. The modern kitchen is well equipped with an integral electric oven with induction hob, slimline dishwasher, fridge with ice-box, Coffee Machine (Nespresso compatible) and a microwave. There is a round dining table which may be extended to seat six guests.

From the kitchen there is access through to the back lobby with a pantiled floor, the back door leading to the private garden and the staircase.

Cloakroom/Utility room: has a washing machine, WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 3: this is accessed via the sitting room and has a wrought iron double bed, bedside tables and lamps, canvas wardrobe.

First Floor

The winding staircase is not too steep and there is a rope hand rail.

Bedroom 1: Beautifully presented spacious room with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, bedroom chair, built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2: A second good-sized bedroom with twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers.

Bathroom: contemporary walk-in shower, bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.


Whilst there is no designated off-street parking for Lime Cottage, there is a large lay-by opposite the cottage where there are no parking restrictions and it is usually possible to park.

There is an attractive fully enclosed private garden at the back of the cottage which has a small lawned area and a patio with outdoor furniture and a barbecue, making it a perfect spot to sit out and enjoy afternoon and evening sunshine.

Within a couple of minutes walk, there is an excellent gastropub, The Gin Trap Inn, well-stocked village shop, children's playground, church and easy access for walkers onto the Peddars Way and also to Ringstead Downs.


The Village

A delightful village and one of Norfolk's best kept secrets, this peaceful village is located off the beaten track and makes a great base in which to explore Norfolk. This gem of a village has an array of listed buildings including the renowned Gin Trap Inn which serves delicious locally sourced food and drinks - a wonderful destination for dining and also a great stock of over 100 gins. If that does not whet your appetite, Ringstead has a great village general store which sells all you want and more! From fresh bread to local organic meats and cheeses, to seasonal vegetables down to the humble newspaper. They also have a collection of antiquities and bric a brac so make sure you have plenty of time to browse.

The village is perfect for walking and cycling, not only is the village on the Peddars Way route leading to the beautiful coast at Holme, and along the National Cycling Route, it also has wonderful Ringstead Downs: one of the largest chalk grasslands in the country, many interesting plants, wildlife and birds can be seen. Spectacular walks for all the family including your four-legged friend too!


Located approximately 2 miles away from the popular seaside town of Hunstanton where you can enjoy many activities from kayaking to crazy golf. The town has an array of seafront amusements for all the family. Whether you want to take your bucket and spade to the sandy beaches of Old Hunstanton, enjoy a stroll with your furry friend, or fine dine at the Neptune Michelin starred restaurant there’s something for everyone close by. There are also three grand houses in the area to visit: Sandringham Estate, Houghton Hall and Holkham Hall. All three have gardens, grounds and tearooms making for a great day out. You will find that there are many local delis and delicacies to try like samphire or delicious local mussels. Visit Burnham Market and pick up some freshly made fish cakes from Gurneys, it is also a wonderful leafy village to browse the many boutique and independent shops and restaurants.

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Guest reviews

Lovely and cosy fantastic location Well equipped had everything we needed we had a fabulous week in Ringstead but had great walks on the stunning beach at Holme next the sea and great pub lunches by roaring fires.

The Benton's, 13th of January 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and made lots of happy memories in this comfortable cottage. Thank you. It’s a nice, comfortable and child friendly property. Great to be near the general stores and to have the children’s playground in the village.The children enjoyed Farmer Fred’s Barn soft-play in Hunstanton. The beach cafe in Old Hunstanton was wonderful. Brancaster beach was our favourite beach. Eric’s fish and chips is great and the playground in Brancaster was lovely. Holkham beach and house definitely worth a visit - two if our children did the rope challenge and really loved it. Lots of nearby places for eating and pretty villages to visit. Pensthorpe wetlands was good and had lots to see.

The Malsky-Darley's, 18th of September 2023

Fabulous stay in a quaint, quirky cottage. The layout worked really well for us and the owners have really thought of everything you might need. Loved the village location and being so close to the areas of Norfolk we wanted to explore. Had a really relaxing week and we were sad to leave. Would definitely stay here again.
Well equipped cottage with lots of thoughtful touches; the games, DVDs, beach bag and toys and even a windbreak. The location was perfect; in a pretty village with easy access to the coast. Village shop was well equipped and reasonably priced although restricted opening hours. Only 10 minutes to Hunstanton for larger supermarkets.

The Doughty 's, 21st of June 2023

Our third week here, over the last few years, such a lovely cottage

Nash Family, 10th of June 2022

We had a fantastic time out and about on the beaches, walking miles around Ringstead. It was lovely to come back to a cosy warm cottage. Love meals at Caley Hall and of course The Gin Trap Inn.

Thomas, Roz, Andy & George , 27th of May 2022

Lime Cottage is so clean, so beautifully decorated, so well equipped, I think it was perfect! Would definitely love to stay here again

The Holbrook's, 17th of September 2021

It’s a lovely cottage that has the most relaxing feel plus everything you need for a stress free stay.

The France Family, 13th of August 2021

Really nice cottage, great location and good size for our family of five to have good space. The kids loved the large amount of games and the chromecast on the TV was handy for streaming films from our Netflix account.

Barber, 30th of July 2021

At Lime Cottage we like the Location and home from home feel. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. we will stay again!

France Family, 28th of May 2021

We had a lovely stay thank you. Our children loved all of the games and the cottage is beautifully furnished. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and really well decorated and furnished

The Coker's, 4th of July 2020

We had a wonderful 9 days in Lime Cottage, booking an extra 2 nights to extend our stay.
It is a lovely property, beautifully and thoughtfully furnished and equipped and one of the best cottages we have stayed in, feeling like a much loved home rather than a sterile holiday let (and as holiday home owners ourselves we are very fussy!).
Ringstead is a beautiful, well positioned village with an excellent pub and handy, well stocked and very interesting local shop.
We hope to return to Lime Cottage very soon. Thank you for letting us share your super home.

The Weavers, 5th of July 2019

This is our 2nd visit so we already knew how great the cottage would be! 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and garden, the owner has gone the extra mile to give every modern convenience whilst carefully maintaining the charm and cosiness of the original. The only thing we didn't like was that we had to leave..... genuinely can't think of anything that we wanted or needed that wasn't provided will definitely be back!

Prentice, 15th of March 2019

Better than Expected. The furnishing and fit of the house was perfect. Very tasteful and absolutely everything we could need. Loved the space available and the fitting out, especially the kitchen. One of the best of your cottages I have seen

Deborah Sacks, 9th of January 2019

Lovely, spacious and cosy. Would definitely recommend!

The Shaws, 24th of August 2018

Period details, well furnished, lovely decoration, spacious, well equipped.
Lovely cottage in a nice quiet village with an excellent pub and walks practically right from the door.

Prentice Party, 12th of April 2018

Spacious and fabulous decor.
Lovely property, great area.

Waudby Party, 16th of March 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£760 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£935 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1065 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£935 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£820 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£695 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£820 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£595 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1065 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£635 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£875 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£745 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1000 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£815 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1000 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1140 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1000 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£875 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£745 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£875 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£635 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1140 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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