Castle Acre Cottage


Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Superbly stylish little cottage for 2 in a pretty Norfolk village; great value

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Dog friendly


Private garden

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop


Space & setting.

It’ll come as no surprise that the owner of this gorgeous little hideaway is a lifestyle photographer. Nor that she’s half Danish. Her Victorian cottage absolutely radiates style and hygge, all cosy corners, woollen blankets and liberal use of Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue (fun fact: the paint’s hue was inspired by a North Norfolk beach). The bedroom is particularly beautiful – papered with a dramatic William Morris print – and vintage rugs and sheepskins warm the floors. It may be a small house, but every corner is filled with personality and quirk. She and her English partner live abroad and this is their home when they’re in the UK – they’ll share all their local tips with you. Magical beach walks, secret cafes, and the recommendation that when it’s super-hot you just chill out in the garden, shaded by the apple tree. Sounds good to us.

Owners of Castle Acre Cottage

Owners Anna and Tom bought the cottage – and puppy! – pretty swiftly after they met in London. Tom was brought up in this area, left when he was 17 and swore he’d never return… fast forward 20 years and here he is, with his very own country cottage, five minutes’ walks from his mum’s house.


My Kip favourites

She loves
“In the winter: sitting with a good book and lots of blankets by the fire. In the summer: having a BBQ in the back garden.”

We love
The cottage is full of Anna and Tom’s favourite reads; books, cookbooks, magazines. Curl up in one of the oversize armchairs and have a read.

You may not love
A 3-night min stay. You need a car to get here and explore. Heating is via the multi-fuel burner only. No dishwasher or TV.

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  • "The cottage is the perfect base for nature lovers, with lots of beautiful reserves and coastal walks within easy reach. It feels like you’re borrowing the home of a friend with amazing taste – there are so many thoughtful touches throughout. It really is a special place."

    Rosie, April 2023
  • "The cottage is so perfectly thought out and gorgeously designed. We felt so welcomed and at home, it had everything you could think to need and is so comfortable. The location is lovely, a quiet village and close to all the places you’d want to visit, the very detailed guide of things to do was really helpful. We loved Anna’s granola! (maybe a little too much!) Thank you so much!"

    Francesca, May 2024
  • "Everywhere we looked at the cottage was a feast for the eyes, such a wonderful curation of objects and pictures. Thank you for being so kind and welcoming, we loved every single minute!"

    Flip, Kathy & Edie the dog, March 2023
  • "Nestled in the most idyllic part of Norfolk, Anna and Tom’s cottage is an incredibly special place to spend a long weekend. The care, information and communication from Anna really enhanced our stay, everything has been considered and there are so many lovely little touches throughout. We would so love to return."

    Claire, January 2023
  • "We had such a lovely stay at the cottage; it is so sweet, private and beautifully furnished. Anna & Tom have thought of everything, especially in the kitchen. I loved sitting in the sunshine with a cup of tea by the front door with a view of the green. The local suggestions were all fab, the beach at Holkham is extraordinary and I loved the nursery at West Acre."

    Sarah, August 2021
  • "We had a really enjoyable stay at Anna's lovely home in Castle Acre. We were so sad to leave. It was just so idyllic...we went for riverside walks twice a day with our gorgeous pup Gino & a stop off at the Ostrich for a nightcap ..the surrounding area was wonderful & the coast was a nice drive out too. The cottage was perfect, comfortable bed, clean & cosy. A Very Satisfied Customer" Sally, Paul & Gino

    Sally, Paul & Gino, September 2021
  • "If you are looking for a painstakingly gorgeous, idyllic and cosy cottage in the Norfolk countryside, Anna & Tom’s Castle Acre abode should be your very first choice. The first thing you notice is the utterly divine, envy-inducing decor that fills every nook and cranny. The small details win you over as you discover them inch by inch, room by room. But it isn’t just at surface level that you’ll fall head over heels for this little slice of cottage heaven. The shower and bath has a rustic, understated luxury to it; the bed is like snuggling up in a warm cloud; the kitchen is well stocked - the delicious homemade granola is a true winner - and the living room epitomises the famous Hygge concept with its candles, wood burner and wool rugs. An added bonus was the excellent recommendations they provided for local and further afield attractions, pubs, walks and more! Tremendously enjoyed our stay and only wish we could’ve stayed a little longer!"

    Jess and Liam, London, September 2020
  • "This cottage surpassed our expectations in every way. As lovers of interior design, we were delighted to be surrounded by Anna's carefully chosen pieces and personal treasures. We left feeling calm, rested and inspired and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it anyone seeking a few peaceful days in the countryside."

    Rosie & Declan, December 2019


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    Castle Acre
  • Castle Acre local walk
    Local walk
  • Castle-Acre-Priory
    Castle Acre Priory
  • Castle Acre Cottage - local walk
    Local walk
  • West Acre Gardens
    West Acre Gardens - cafe
  • West Acre Gardens
    West Acre Gardens
  • North Norfolk Coast
    North Norfolk Coast
  • Castle Acre local walk
    Local walk
  • Explore Castle Acre: it’s such a pretty and peaceful village, with a 12thC castle and crumbling ruins of a priory. Both are reached by a lovely walk along the river and you can finish up in The Ostrich for a well-earned pint or two.
  • West Acre Gardens (10 mins’ drive) is a fantastic Victorian walled garden on the Anthony Gormley estate. The cafe is a secret gem with salads for lunch, homemade cakes and good coffee. Open every day from Easter-October.
  • The owners’ favourite walk is at Holkham Beach (30 mins’ drive). You park in the car park and walk along the sand dunes to the beach huts on Wells Beach, then walk back through the forest. Best followed by lunch or dinner at The Victoria pub (you’ll need to book if it’s for dinner).
  • Houghton Hall is a privately run stately home (20 minutes drive) with a stunning walled garden and world-class contemporary art installations in the grounds.
  • In the summer months, you can go blueberry picking at Middleton.
  • There’s a Saturday market in Swaffham and a monthly farmers’ market at North Creake, ideal for buying local and seasonal produce to cook back at the cottage.


  • Charming terraced cottage
  • Kingsize bed
  • Desk space with WiFi
  • Bathroom with shower/tub
  • Brilliantly equipped kitchen including basics (but nothing fresh) and homemade granola
  • Herb garden to help yourself to (rosemary, a bay tree, oregano, thyme and mint)
  • Cosy living room – sofa, woodburner, candles, books and magazines
  • Gorgeous lawned garden, with a BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Walk to the village pub and shop; drive to restaurants and supermarkets
  • Road parking outside the cottage
  • Although the owners live abroad, there is a local caretaker
  • Booking conditions: a 3-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: milk and butter, toiletries, wellies for walking, a mac for winter stays, a dog towel if bringing a dog, and beach towels if coming in summer!

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