There's plenty of walking to be had around Mallards
Relax in the games room
A highchair can be hired at Mallards
All the linen and towels are included
Parking is available at this cottage
There is a pub close by
There is a washing machine to use
You get a woodburning stove at Mallards
Have a glass of wine in the garden on a summer evening
Details of Mallards
The holiday cottage "Mallards" can be found in Thornham, Norfolk, near Hunstanton - Norfolk. Mallards is about 5 miles from Hunstanton. Mallards can sleep 8 people with 4 bedrooms to sleep your holiday party.
A family sized holiday cottage near Hunstanton, Mallards could be the one for you.
The rating at Mallards is classed as "4 star rating". This means that the cottage will have an excellent standard throughout.
Reviews of Mallards
These are the reviews for Mallards. There are 61 reviews.
We had a wonderfully relaxing stay at mallards cottage and it is in a beautiful setting. . the access through the back field was great for giving the dogs a quick walk and made accessing the deli and bus stops very quick. The beach at thornham is breathtakingly beautiful and definitely worth the walk. We also had much fun in the mud flats crabbing and exploring. The cottage was so inviting and comfortable that at times we found it hard to pull ourselves away to go exploring. My reason for scoring location an 8 was purely personal due to the coastal hopper bus stopping quite early in the evening which cut you off from close by hunstanton and wells-next-the-sea early in the evening (around 6) unless you wanted to drive. I rated local amenities a 9 purely because to reach the chip shop and farm store you do for a very short while have to walk a very busy road with no pavement and believe me though a little pricey they are well worth the visit as is the local caught fish shack there where we bought a beautiful lobster!!. I would highly recommend you visiting this beautiful, cosy, homely, family friendly cottage which is very spacious with a wonderful enclosed garden. Tanya from Grantham (05 August 2017)
A lovely cottage for a peaceful, relaxing break. plenty of things to keep children occupied only a short walk across the green. good local deli, cafe and we especially appreciated take away fish and chips on our first evening. other places of interest and excellent beaches nearby. we spent a whole morning exploring rock pools, etc with our 3 and 5 year old grandchildren even on a cool, cloudy day. . patios at the cottage with big tables front and back, catch any sun around and make eating outside a pleasant experience. the grounds around are beautifully kept and people are friendly. Confirmed Guest from Stafford (29 July 2017)
Nice cottage overall but the bedding needs updating. Some sun loungers would also have been nice Customer 3 from London (22 July 2017)
Overall cottage okay with easy parking but storage heater in lounge electrically unsafe and both high chair and cot broken. Cooker needed deep clean and back door difficult to shut. Christine from Rugby (03 June 2017)
A nice property, perfect for dogs with the enclosed garden and near to some fabulous dog friendly beaches ( brancaster & old hunstanton ). a choice of pubs (also dog friendly ) and a deli added to the perfect holiday. Chester from Derbyshire (27 May 2017)
Lovely comfortable cottage. Viv from Royston (13 May 2017)
A very cosy cottage in a lovely village. Very clean & well equipped and a spacious lounge with wood burner. We stayed first week in november which was quite cool but there was plenty of extra heaters available. We only needed to use one for the downstairs bedroom and lit the large log burner late afternoon, however did get through a lot of logs which we had to buy and fire lighters, so be prepared if you arrive in cold weather. . no welcome pack , but tesco's 10 minutes away in hunstanton , needed loo rolls & dishwasher tablets besides other basics so bring everything with you. Very good instructions and information about the area and the owners did contact us beforehand, very pleasant and we had no problems during our stay. Alison from Cleethorpes (05 November 2016)
We had a fabulous week and found the cottage warm and spotlessly clean on arrival. What was lacking, and for a relatively low outlay would have made all the difference, was any 'welcome'. there was no soap in the bathrooms and about a 20th of a bottle, watered down in the kitchen. Furthermore the tiny amount of washing up liquid was also watered down. We had to go out and find a supermarket for the basics like kitchen roll and dishwasher tablets - this should have been explained to us. There was half a toilet roll in each bathroom - and six adults were using the facilities! on other cottage holidays there has been a welcome such as cake/flowers/tea/coffee/milk - just something to greet you on arrival. We all felt this would have been a welcome gesture. Other than that we had a very enjoyable holiday. Helen from Warwickshire (22 October 2016)
We enjoyed staying at mallards with our family it was a perfect location for exploring north norfolk, there were a few issues I wasn't very pleased with cleanliness of kitchen crumbs in knife and fork draw,oven not very clean,grime round sink,basically I think a new kitchen is required,we could not use upstairs shower because shower head wouldn't stay on wall and pressure was useless,and sofas very uncomfortable,would stay again if there was improvement, Kim from Leicestershire (01 October 2016)
Our family group included visitors from canada. we thoroughly enjoyed staying at mallards cottage and we all had an amazing time visiting beaches in the area. there was plenty of room for us all. my only slight problem for our group was the bunk beds. we needed to use them for a 12 and 15 year old. The 15 year old couldn't get comfortable as he could feel the springs in the mattress. he ended up sleeping on a sofa. however I have mentioned this to the owner who is looking into the condition of the mattresses on the bunks. however this did not spoil our holiday at all and is the only reason I downgraded the comfort rating to a 9. Maybe it should be pointed out that the bunks are best suited to children under 12. Susan from Nottingham (24 September 2016)
8 of us stayed in the mallards for 3 nights it was very clean and tidy spacious. Towels and bed linen were provided, provis ions for self catering, a built in bbq which was put to good use. In living room a wood fire stove was very cosy. A spacious car park nice front and back garden with wooden table and chair. We had a peaceful time, away from all the noise. Would like to visit again! Charmaine from London (06 September 2016)
Fantastic. Plenty of room. Children had room to play. Only disappointment was play area, as brochure stated that this was in our garden! Alyson from Stoke-On-Trent (03 September 2016)
The property was absolutely beautiful. It's in a lovely peaceful area and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely stay again. Emma from Mansfield (27 August 2016)
Mallards was a very good base to explore the wonderful norfolk coast with which we were totally unfamiliar. The cottage is a secure and well presented , in a lovely setting, with a cosy central lounge, walled gardens both sides, with good kitchen facilities. It really struggles to accommodate 8, as the rooms are small, and the over bath shower facilities upstairs were pathetic. A queue for showers downstairs becomes tedious, especially when the hot water runs out. Beware the creaky,noisy stairs! particularly if there is a baby asleep. Otherwise a good temporary home. Keith from Surrey (13 August 2016)
It would be difficult to criticise mallards in any way our family stay there was delightful. . . the only improvement I would suggest is slightly less slippery sheets on slightly larger double beds. a standard double bed for two reasonably tall and average weight people is extremely cosy!. otherwise perfect . Wendy from Cambridge (06 August 2016)
A lovely cosy cottage in an excellent position and very well equipped. it was lovely to have a downstairs twin bedroom and a shower room which made it easier for the older members of our party. being able to take the jack russell mean't everyone had a great time as there are so many nice walks in the area. we would have given a rating of 10 out of 10 had there been an upstairs shower too! would certainly book again. Elsie from Colchester (02 July 2016)
An excellent cottage in a good location offering everything we needed for a great week in norfolk. Dave (14 May 2016)
We had a good break at mallards in the week leading up to easter. The cottage was spacious and well equipped. Easy to find and plenty of parking space. . being mid march, the weather was still quite cold and showery but we got out and about most days and quite enjoyed loading up the log fire in the evenings. . there is a local village shop for essentials and only about 10mins away in hunstanton are tesco and sainsburys. T. from Leicester (26 March 2016)
Had a lovely stay, brilliant area, cottage is a great base to explore thornham and the surrounding areas. My husband would say kettle didn't boil quick enough for his tea :-). it would have been nice to have two showers as we had 6 adults, however we managed due to the early rising children! we would stay again Confirmed Guest (20 February 2016)
A very comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage. It was bigger than it appeared in the photographs with ample space for eight visitors. Pam from Ipswich (04 January 2016)
Lovely holiday in a lovely location. Jane from Doncaster (19 September 2015)
We couldn't have asked for more. They had everything we needed and the place was so quiet and peaceful. Lovely walks to beautiful beaches. We also enjoyed exploring the area. Jenny from Orpington, Kent (22 August 2015)
The walks along the norfolk coast route and and excellent eating choices in thornham made this a lovely week with the family (age range 52 yrs to 4 months). David from Saudi Arabia (08 August 2015)
Fab place, hoping to go back next year. Zo� from London (11 April 2015)
The cottage was really clean and cosy. Would definitely stay there again. Jacqui from Derbyshire (22 February 2015)
Perfect location and it was well equipped in the kitchen. we had a marvellous time but would probably not book again. the main drawback was no wifi and poor phone reception, as several of our party needed to be in touch about work. The living room had very comfortable sofas and chairs but really needs to be freshened up. The plastic covers on the pillows were not good , it was unusually it was a great success on the whole. Maya from Newmarket (01 November 2014)
We booked the mallards as we had a large party of 8 people including my parents over from australia. It is easy to get to other parts of norfolk and something for everyone from bird watching at titchwell and pensthorpe to checking out stately homes Karen from Sheffield (18 October 2014)
Very well-equipped cottage especially the kitchen. Comfortable with plenty to amuse on rainy days and location was excellent. However, it was noticeably dusty in areas and there was a strong doggy smell (to be expected with dogs) - worse when the 'henry' was in use - perhaps it needed emptying but we couldn't get it open and there were no instructions for it. The living room furniture is very tired and could do with updating and the carpet really needs a clean. Overall, however, a very comfortable holiday. Jennifer from Amersham (27 September 2014)
Such a lovely, quiet, comfortable cottage! the cottage is tucked away in the corner of a little holiday estate. Lovely local walks and a good location for driving to local attractions and beaches. Emma from Maidstone, Kent (20 September 2014)
A very comfortable and well equipped cottage, in a very peaceful location. perfect for 4 adults plus dog, but it may have been a bit cramped if it was fully occupied. we would definitely return for another stay. Jill from Braintree (06 September 2014)
A delightful, spacious cottage in a lovely setting. The deli added to the fun being so near and there were lots of places nearby to visit. Loved the beach, well worth the walk!! would recommend it to anyone. Confirmed Purchaser (16 August 2014)
Fantastic location - could do with wifi. Stroude from Cambridge (19 July 2014)
Cottage appears small for 8 people but accommodation turned out to be excellent and was plenty big enough. It was well equipped,everything worked. We liked the fact that the garden in front of the property got the sun all day and the courtyard behind was great in the evening. The barbecue was a bonus. We would have appreciated larger bath towels and more tea towels. The grounds are well tended and the setting is quiet. You should maybe make people aware (in this tech age) that there may be no phone reception for some networks. Excellent pubs in the village. The deli is v good but limited but it is to expand come sept. Janice from Northwich (28 June 2014)
Thornham is a lovely village and mallards is in a good position within easy reach of restaurants and shop. The cottage is not huge, but our extended family of eight had a comfortable week here. As other reviewers have said, the sofas in the sitting room are a bit tired and there was a bit of a 'doggy smell', but that might not be a problem for pet owners. We enjoyed our week here. Alison from Hertfordshire (19 April 2014)
Very well equiped apart from one tea cloth!!!. let down badly on comfort front by sofas extremely "tired" as were beds. I am sure owners would have replaced long ago at their own residence. Shame really as would not return because of the lack of comfort. When we arrived television did not work and downstairs toilet did not flush properly and leaked but were solved next day by the key holder Paul from Ipswich (03 November 2013)
A very relaxing break in a good cottage in a nice location. we didn't venture too far given our baby was less than 3 months old at the time so would like to come back to the area again in the future in order to see more. The only negative was that the travel cot provided in the cottage didn't have a mattress - fortunately we had brought our own just in case but the cottage details should be updated to reflect the need to bring your own. Mark from Harrow (12 October 2013)
Cottage really well equiped and clean.everything provided that was relevant to our needs.just disappointed that the games room was not available. Confirmed Purchaser (31 August 2013)
Lovely spacious cottage.comfortably furnished, couldnt find games room advertised but as weather was great we really did not need it. Would come again if we were visiting north of the county. Lynn from Ashford (24 August 2013)
Brilliant location and great house. For price kitchen was a little under equipped. Decent peeler and maybe a couple of dishwasher tablets. . also given the poor mobile phone reception wifi would be a plus. This is the first house in five years (previously keswick, portland, isle of wight, tenby and swanage) that didnt have wifi. Marc from Dunstable (17 August 2013)
Nice sized cottage with good outside space in a lovely location. It did however feel a bit tired with faded sofas, a musty living room and chipped crockery and glassware. Alison from London (10 August 2013)
We had a lovely holiday, particularly enjoying the playing field and tennis court nearby. Susannah from Birmingham (03 August 2013)
The area is beautiful, and the cottage is lovely. Plenty of room for 8 adults and lots to do in the surrounding areas. We absolutely loved the lifeboat inn which is only a walk away. Gardens were lovely, perfect for dogs because they are completely enclosed. We enjoyed using the bbq. Kitchen is so well equipped it's like a home away from home. Would definitely book again. Danielle from Hertfordshire (13 Jul 2013)
Village,coast,countryside are beautiful. Ground floor outside areas, kitchen, dining area, lounge all well equipped and comfy. downstairs bedroom and shower room good for my elderly parents Wendy from Manchester (06 October 2012)
Good size and location . very well kept gardens. Nice quiet location . Denise from Solihull (29 September 2012)
The location and attractiveness of the property and the surrounding development. Quiet environment within the development. Plenty of space for seven people. David from Horley, Surrey (15 September 2012)
Being on the end of the row of properties. newspapers and bread available locally. excellent restaurants within walking distance. Sitting areas at both the front and the back of the property which made use of sun at different times of the day. Yvonne from Solihull (11 August 2012)
Excellent, quiet location. games room, tennis, pitch and putt kept the kids happy and quiet. everything you needed in the cottage. Anne from Hoddesdon (04 August 2012)
Plenty of room, liked the fire, kitchen well equipped. Customer 48 (December 2010)
Plenty of room for 6 adults and 3 children aged 6, 5 and 3. Customer 49 (October 2010)
It was good to have the games room for the children. Deli in the village was useful. Customer 50 (July 2010)
Plenty of space for a good sized party. Customer 51 (June 2010)
Excellent accommodation in a good location to explore th Norfolk coast-line. Customer 52 (February 2010)
The cottage is open plan which allows the whole party to be together all the time. Customer 53 (January 2010)
Good size in a good location for our needs. Excellent enclosed garden for our small dog. Customer 54 (October 2009)
A family friendly property within a small family friendly complex, beautifully maintained. A comfortable house in a small beautifully maintained complex. Well equipped for the six of us with comfy sofas and a nice size dining table in the kitchen. Customer 55 (August 2009)
Very spacious, games room good, lovely big kitchen and large table for family meals. Quiet location. Customer 56 (July 2009)
Very well equipped accommodation and very comfortable and welcoming. Customer 57 (March 2009)
Excellent property. Great village location with easy access to all of North Norfolk coast. Good pubs with excellent food within walking distance. Customer 58 (February 2009)
Ideal for the visitors and our dogs homely no complaints at all. Customer 59 (December 2008)
Excellent location, quiet but within easy reach of beautiful, spacious beaches and other attractions. Customer 60 (August 2008)
The cottage was so well equipped it was more like staying in someone’s home. The children LOVED the games room. Customer 61 (March 2008)
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