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The Long Cottage

  • Sandringham Estate, Flitcham
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3

from £ 1,325 to £ 1,690 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 offered here for a maximum of six guests: perfect for three couples or a family with all of the accommodation on the ground floor. There's the advantage of an adjoining annexe (The Stable) 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.

Please note that during the summer holidays and over Christmas The Long Cottage may only be rented (for up to 9 guests) with the use of the attic.


  • 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


  • All of the accommodation is on the ground floor
  • There is an attic room which may be rented at an additional cost to sleep up to 9
  • 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 foot 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.


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 stayed here for a wedding a group of 7 of us. What a beautiful spot. Long cottage was spotlessly clean and really well appointed. Perfectly located for a visit to Sandringham too!
We will be back! Thank you

Naomi, Emma, Judy, Amy, Oli, Michael and Lucifer, 22nd of May 2024

Pleasant rustic cottage with a great countryside walk straight out the door.

The Carver's, 10th of May 2024

A lovely stay at the Long Cottage, we saw the new year in, playing games and a firework display was right outside! We enjoyed some country walks, a visit to the beach and a long walk to the Rose & Crown pub - highly recommend. A very comfortable stay, we cannot fault our visit! Thank you.

Louie, Alex, Rhys, Ashley, Dannii & Becca , 2nd of January 2024

Absolutely beautiful cottage, first impressions were a wow! So cosy yet spacious. Love all the options for time together but private spaces too. We have had a very special Christmas here in the Long Cottage and spent time catching up with family who live locally too! Thank you.

The Giddens, 29th of December 2023

A lovely property that makes you feel at home as soon as you arrive, our dog certainly agreed. Good location for great walking locally or around the corner in the Sandringham Estate. The wonderful beaches at Holkham and Brancaster are not far away. Bircham Stores and cafe a must visit!

The Watthey's, 22nd of December 2023

A lovely stay at the Long Cottage which caters well for large groups/families; well equipped and comfortable. A relaxing week spent visiting Wells-next-the-Sea and dog walking at Cley beach, Brancaster beach, Holt Country Park, Holkham and Sandringham. The cafe at Wiveton Hall is worth a visit - lovely cake and scones! Trips further afield to Norwich and Bury St Edmunds too. Thank you!

Gordon Pace family, 3rd of November 2023

Enjoyed the cottage with a BBQ on a cold starry night. Dog walked to Appleton Water Tower, Appleton Church Ruins. Beautiful countryside. Loved Ffolkes pub, pool and crazy golf, family cosy atmosphere. Great kitchen for entertaining in-laws and co., well equipped!. And super comfy bed and bath. Lovely! Thank you so much, very appreciated!

Nicky, Rog and Pippin, 3rd of November 2023

Lovely holiday rental. Well finished, spacious and excellent amenities. Just a 5 minute drive to Sandringham, the cottage is situated in a quiet location away from main roads.

The Brough's, 16th of October 2023

Lovely cottage in peaceful area and made a great location for the Sandringham Game Fair. We have stayed in many cottages over the years in and around the surrounding area and this cottage was most definitely one of the best! Many thanks.
Stay Highlights: All guests were able to have own bedroom (couple shared one bedroom); Garden secure for dog front and back; Large kitchen for sociable dining, well stocked; Property all on one level (attic not used) and not a carpet in sight.

The Challoner's, 11th of September 2023

Beautiful cottage, a little quirky inside. Lovely large private gardens. Visit to Pensthorpe, a lovely place to visit with or without children.

The Lefever's, 27th of June 2023

We were all amazed with the property! It was the perfect celebration venue for my 40th birthday surrounded by my favourite people, both from the UK & Canada. Thank you for allowing all our dogs to have a lovely holiday as well!

The Ridge's , 20th of June 2023

Lovely stay in The Long Cottage. Blessed with amazing weather. Cottage great - fab kitchen, comfy beds and great garden. The kittens are doing well! Thank you!

Robinson & Peeks, 9th of June 2023

We have had a very enjoyable week in The Long Cottage, 4 adults and 4 children. The 3 girls were very happy in their upstairs bedroom and were excited to discover a cat with 4 kittens living in the back garden! We have visited many of the local attractions with the children, Hunstanton, Heacham, Sandringham, etc.

Peter, Catherine & Family, 26th of May 2023

Beautiful cottage, have had a lovely week. Weather was lovely, the power did go off but only for a minute. Very lovely village too. Thank you for our welcome pack.

The Hudson's & The Preston's, 22nd of May 2023

A charming cottage that is well equipped with very comfortable beds. Eating in the stunning kitchen/diner. A leisurely bath in the huge bath!

The Roach's, 17th of May 2023

Very comfy and lovely cottage, we had a great time. Thank you.

Barbara and Wayne, 18th of April 2023

We had a wonderful stay with our family, 9 of us, not counting the dogs. Most of us here hadn't been to Norfolk before, such a contrast from the shropshire hills. We loved the Sandringham Easter trail and the house. Cromer for the seaside town and fish and chips.The seals at Hosey Beach. the house was just right for us all, lots of room, comfy chairs and beds and beautiful simple garden.

Trish and Brian McClaughlen, 18th of April 2023

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your stylish home. From cycling in sandringham to beach walks in Brancaster and Wells Next the sea. We have had a great time. Highly recommend The Rose and Crown in snettisham and for fish and chips locally Rumbles in gayton.

The Gilbert Family, 15th of April 2023

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

Lisa & co, 24th of March 2023

My family and I had a lovely stay at Long Cottage in Flitcham. The cottage is cosy, welcoming and extremely well presented. The kitchen is large and allows you to cook easily for all the guests. There is plenty of space, many bathrooms and a separate T.V room for the kids. The kids were also big fans of their room. Overall we were huge fans, and will be returning!.

Anonimous, 14th of January 2023

We had a lovely time staying here, what a great place to celebrate New Year. Very nice hot chocolate at Sandringham , and only 20 minutes away from the beach. We loved the christmas trees.

The Harvey's, 14th of January 2023

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

The Reynold's, 22nd of November 2022

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

Michelle and Alan, 11th 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

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

Jim Gillian Merle, 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't wait to come back. Thank you again.

Clare, Ed, Thomas and Jemima, 6th of September 2022

Thanks a lot for welcoming us into your charming house. You have done an incredible job of mixing old and new styles.

The Weiss Family, 13th of August 2022

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

Clare,Ed,Thomas and Jemima...., 5th of August 2022
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1690 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1415 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1325 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Fri 20 Dec 2024£1325 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1360 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1455 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1485 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1800 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1800 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1455 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Fri 19 Dec 2025£1360 / 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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