Day 38 of The Quirky Tour and Jess and Dom enjoyed a visit to Cabins by the Lake in Norfolk, England.

Find out more about their visit: 

Exterior of a cabin with steps leading up to it

First Impression:

Although the cabins are simple in style they offer a comfortable stay in a fabulous location.

A great base to explore north Norfolk, the estate or to relax, open the doors and listen to the birds and take in the lake and gardens without a care in the world.

Great to be shown around by Tanya and to see and enjoy the site in person after working with them since 2015.

Butterbur cabin across the lake

The Accommodation:

The interiors are simple but comfortable with warm wood and foliage curtains to reflect the gardens around them - with a radiator to keep it cozy.

Choose an ensuite cabin (Bask, Bevvy, Drift) or you can take a stroll to the rustic shared shower block (Roost, Gaggle). Either option provides you with a super stylish rustic chic shower room.

If you are looking for a little privacy then Butterbur (with ensuite) has the most private lakeside location of them all as pictured above.

The others are all set in a line with views of the lake, but slightly set back from the lake so better for those who are coming with friends or a little one. 

There is little wifi on the estate - although I could pick it up by the outdoor kitchen and in the car park when required.

But this has the advantage of letting you switch off! Download a film before you come if you want to watch something in the evening.

Jess braving a swim in the lake in February

Food and Drink:

There is a garden kitchen if you wish to cook on site, and the on-site restaurant is due to open under new management in March 2023.

If looking to dine out then the George & Dragon is a very welcoming pub, just a short drive or half an hour stroll away from this sleepy hamlet.

If coming with your dog then this would be an ideal place to enjoy a meal out as they welcome dogs with open arms. 

Oxburgh Estate

Jess' top tip:

With 22 acres of woodland, a large lake with resident swan, a couple of dinghy boats to try out or steps down to swim in the lake there is plenty to entertain you on site.

We did brave a fantastic morning swim while here in February!

The swimming pool is open seasonally for guests use so a wonderful extra to enjoy. This is normally from April to September but may vary slightly depending on the weather.

It is heated but as in the open air the temperature will vary also depending on the outside temperature.

The estate itself is not far from King’s Lynn and the closer market town of Swaffham would be a nice place to visit. Snettisham is the closest beach with its neighbouring RSPB nature reserve.

We enjoyed visiting Oxburgh Estate in the area (pictured above) which is a National Trust property with moat and gardens. You can see some renovated rooms inside and there is a cafe on site.

Jess' review of Cabins by a Lake - 16th February 2023

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