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The Long Cottage with attic

  • Sandringham Estate, Flitcham
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 9
  • 4
  • 3

from £ 1,880 to £ 2,670 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Long Cottage is a beautifully presented conversion of an original period stable block, built in the local carrstone and transformed by its new owners into a luxurious holiday home. This superb retreat is perfect for three couples or families with most of the accommodation on the ground floor, with a lovely attic room (for 3 children) on the first floor. There's the advantage of an adjoining annexe (The Stables) which has its own bedroom suite and small kitchen - perfect for grandparents or those wanting some privacy! Ideally situated on the royal Sandringham Estate, it's only five minutes drive from Sandringham House and its glorious grounds with a variety of woodland walks, cafe and superb children's playground. Gardens surround the house with a lovely south facing rear garden for guests to enjoy.

Outside school holiday periods, Long Cottage is available to rent at reduced rates for up to six guests, without the use of the attic room (bedroom 4).


  • Being newly refurbished and beautifully presented throughout
  • The adjoining annexe (The Stables) offering privacy for part of the group
  • Quietly located only 5 minutes drive from Sandringham house and gardens


  • Most of the accommodation is on the ground floor except for the attic room sleeping 3 children
  • Outside holiday periods, Long Cottage may be rented at reduced rates for up to six guests, without the use of the attic room
  • The rear garden is enclosed and has a shed where bicycles may be stored
Ground Floor

Entrance: from the front garden into the kitchen/breakfast room. Step over the threshold and notice underfoot the Holkham maker's mark.

Kitchen/Breakfast room: a stunning spacious room with a superb newly fitted kitchen with granite and oak work-tops and pamment tiled floor. The kitchen is really well-equipped with a Smeg double electric oven, halogen hob, fridge/freezer, separate drinks fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, Belfast sink. There's an island with bar-stools.
There is plenty of space for up to ten guests to dine on the long wooden dining table, with chairs and pew seating.

Laundry room: with washing machine, Belfast sink and a microwave.

Boot room: leads off the kitchen, has exposed brickwork, a long bench and is a really useful space for the storage of muddy boots and shoes. There's the back door leading out to the private rear garden.

Cloakroom: with WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 2: lovely high-ceilinged room with a beamed ceiling. There are zip-linked beds which are usually configured as twin beds. Please request at time of booking if you wish them to be made up as a king-size bed.

Wet room: newly created with an overhead shower, mounted hand basin, small heated towel rail and WC.

Sitting room: charming cosy room with a wood burning stove, wooden flooring, two sofas, two occasional chairs and a wall-mounted Smart TV.

Library/Study: the perfect place if you need to work whilst staying here, with fibre Wifi. There's a built-in desk and chair, well-stocked bookshelves.

Bedroom 1: lovely garden room with a beamed ceiling and doors opening out to the garden. The bed is a super king-size bed and there is also a small sofa, making a perfect reading spot.

Bathroom: newly installed with a claw foot roll top bath, hand basin and WC.

Snug: has a small sofa and a TV with the staircase leading up to the children's attic bedroom.

The Stable annexe

The Stable annexe has its own front door & can be totally self contained or linked by an internal door from the inner hallway (with wall mounted coat hooks.)

Kitchen: has a quirky kitchen area with small microwave oven, electric hob, sink and a mini integral dishwasher.

Shower room: walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom 3: has a king-size bed, smart TV and hanging coat pegs.

First Floor

Bedroom 4: charming room with a sloped beamed ceiling which makes a perfect hideaway for children. There are three lower than average height single beds: one is full-size (3') and the other two are 2'6" wide.


The Long Cottage is located in the quiet village of Flitcham (under 300 inhabitants), near the picturesque church and next to the small village school.

There is off-street parking for 2 cars to the side of the cottage, or unrestricted free parking in the lane immediately outside the cottage and a further parking space for The Stable.

The large front garden is lawned with a variety of mature shrubs and plants. There's a bench picnic table and a further small bistro table.

The rear garden is enclosed and well-maintained, being mainly laid to lawn with a patio areas and outside furniture for 10 guests. There is a charcoal barbecue and a secure bike shed which guests are welcome to use.

There's direct access to woodland walks on the estate and quiet lanes for cycling. Sandringham House is just 5 minutes drive away and Houghton Hall only 10 minutes drive

Historical Information

The Long Cottage was originally stabling for the Holkham Hall estate until 1872 when it was converted into two semi-detached cottages.At the start of the nineteenth century it was purchased by Edward VII as it bordered the Sandringham estate and it's rumoured that his desire was because the grey partridge shooting was better! In the 1970s the house was bought from the Queen's estate by the local MP who extended it and converted it into one private dwelling.



This beautiful area is best known for the location of Sandringham House the royal holiday home. The stunning house is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and sits at the heart of the 20,000-acre Sandringham Estate. The beautiful gardens around the house extend to 60 acres. In spring there are displays of rhododendrons and magnolias as well as havens for bees and butterflies in the summer. Surrounding the house and gardens are the 600 acres of heath and woodland of the superb Country Park, which is open to the public daily.

There is plenty to do on a trip to Sandringham - you will need at least four hours to explore the house alone.  Walk on one of the trails, enjoy a picnic, visit the Adventure Play Area or maybe enjoy an ice cream or lunch in the Sandringham Cafe and Coffee Shop. The Estate also has an Exhibition and Transport Museum which holds an amazing collection from the very first Royal car to the 1939 Merryweather fire engine.


Sandringham village is the birthplace of Diana Princess of Wales.

The parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, is considered to be one of the finest carrstone buildings in existence and dates back in its present form to the 16th century. A country church of exceptional historic interest, with memorials to many members and relations of the Royal Family from Queen Victoria onwards. It is used regularly as a place of worship by the Royal Family, which normally includes Christmas.


Sandringham is conveniently situated close to the west and north Norfolk Coast. There are many beaches to explore and the west coast beaches are known for brilliant sunsets, making for a really memorable evening. Brancaster beach is superb for relaxing beach days with the family. Walk along the beach and seals can often be spotted bobbing in the inlet.

Much of this area is also an Area of Outstanding Beauty and many conservation areas teeming with birds and wildlife from RSPB Titchwell, Snettisham Nature Reserve and Holme NWT to name a few. Alternatively pop on your walking boots or bicycle as there are many routes, including the National Cycle Route, Peddars Way and Norfolk Coastal Path.

For something delicious to eat visit the Rose and Crown in Snettisham, a local gem which also boast the Norfolk Pub of the year award and just 3 miles away Thornham has some great delis and farm shops.

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Guest reviews

We have had the most enjoyable stay at The Long Cottage. The accommodation is perfect for a large family group of mixed generations. The location is beautiful, quiet and ideal for reaching the Norfolk Coast, Sandringham and the City of Norwich. Loved the Rose and Crown at Harpley and the more vibrant Dabbling Duck. The food was excellent at both. Being so close to Sandringham and the Coast to visit Holme next to the Sea was perfect for what we wanted to do. Star gazing through the lovely skylights was a bonus. Spacious comfortable kitchen for the family gathering was perfect.

The Gidden's, 9th of January 2024

The Long Cottage is very spacious, well equipped, comfortable and thoughtfully furnished. We had just about everything we needed and found all the small things added to our comfort and enjoyment - e.g. children's games, extra blankets etc. There were even things for our dog! The location is easy for beaches, country walks and Sandringham. (Children's playground there is excellent.) Having such a large and well equipped kitchen, laid out in the way it was meant that the whole family could gather and chat whilst preparing meals - and could all eat comfortably together. Smart TVs - very much appreciated. The showers were brilliant, as was the hot water. There was a lovely fresh feel to the cottage - and a very homely, relaxed ambience with high quality, robust fittings and furniture. The gardens are private and lovely to be in. It was obviously very well looked after.

The Butler's, 7th of August 2023

It was the perfect venue for my 60th birthday! I was lucky enough to have my sister & hubby from Canada join us along with our son and his family. The 3 dogs enjoyed the garden!! I can't thank the owners enough for allowing us to bring all of our beasties!! To start with, just exploring the cottage was fun! Visiting Sandringham House and gardens was very special. Luckily we had brilliant weather so were able to enjoy the cottage and garden fully. Thank you for a lovely stay, we all truly enjoyed it!!

The Ridge's, 30th of June 2023

A wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting. Perfect for two families. The children loved running between the back and front gardens and the kitchen is a great central space for entertaining. All in all the perfect get-away!

The Lack Family, 5th of May 2023

Stayed at The Long Cottage this weekend with a big group of friends and had a fabulous time. Great kitchen for socialising and a big table to eat round. Went for lovely beach walks and slept well in the comfy beds. Even saw a shooting star which was a bonus!

Lisa & Co, 24th of March 2023

Very comfortable and lovely cottage. We had a great time! Thank you

Barbara, 17th of March 2023

We have had such a lovely, relaxing stay in Long Cottage. The cottage and location are perfect. Thank you.

The Reynold's, 22nd of November 2022

Had a lovely Family stay in your charming home.

The Stewart's and Baron's, 28th of October 2022

There are so many attributes to this long cottage , its a lovely place to stay. We would love to come back.

The Tarbottom's, 16th of September 2022

Thank you for letting us into your charming home. You have done an incredible job of mixing old and new.

The Ness's, 13th of September 2022

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home . We had a superb week and can not wait to come back.

Clare, Ed, Thomas and Jemima, 6th of September 2022
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£2010 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£2405 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£2670 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£2405 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£2010 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1880 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£2010 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1880 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sat 4 Jan 2025£2670 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1935 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£2200 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1935 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£2475 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£2065 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£2475 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£2745 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£2475 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£2065 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1935 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£2065 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1935 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£2745 / 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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