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Alderwood Lodges, Hawthorns lodge

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Hawthorns lounge two sofas and one chair seating six guests
Aerial photo, Hawthorns top left, Brambles top right, Burnside bottom left
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Hawthorns at Alderwood Lodges, is situated on the edge of Garboldisham village, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border by the Little Ouse river. It has a king size bedroom en suite, a twin room & a bunk room and another main bathroom. We have 3 lodges (Hawthorns, Brambles & Burnside), all set in tranquil 9 acres of woodland & grassland area with wildlife surrounding. A bird hide is on site for all guests to enjoy, with maybe spotting the kingfishers on the river and even on rare occasions the otters. This is a great place to stay for wildlife lovers and anyone who enjoys peace & quiet. Children will love building dens in the wood and dogs will enjoy walks on the site. We normally only accept 2 dogs per lodge but could be flexible if small dogs, just enquire first. Please note that we have no en...Hawthorns at Alderwood Lodges, is situated on the edge of Garboldisham village, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border by the Little Ouse river. It has a king size bedroom en suite, a twin room & a bunk room and another main bathroom. We have 3 lodges (Hawthorns, Brambles & Burnside), all set in tranquil 9 acres of woodland & grassland area with wildlife surrounding. A bird hide is on site for all guests to enjoy, with maybe spotting the kingfishers on the river and even on rare occasions the otters. This is a great place to stay for wildlife lovers and anyone who enjoys peace & quiet. Children will love building dens in the wood and dogs will enjoy walks on the site. We normally only accept 2 dogs per lodge but could be flexible if small dogs, just enquire first. Please note that we have no enclosed garden for dogs so please keep them under control. We also ask that you can clear up after your dogs and please do not allow them on sofas and beds. Please do not leave dogs unattended in our lodges unless by prior arrangement in dog crate for maximum​ of 3 hours. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Only two dogs per lodge are permitted (must be over 6 months old), but for all other pets, please check with owner first. Sorry no stag parties.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Leigh B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
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Reviewed 14 August 2020

Just had a fantastic week away in brambles. Wonderful tranquil place, just what was needed after being in lockdown. Seeing the deer so close to the lodge nearly everyday made my week. Will definitely be coming again in the future.

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank nety2020
Leigh B, VR Owner at Alderwood Lodges, Hawthorns lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Thank you and glad you enjoyed your stay and able to see the deer. Look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 11 August 2020

We have just had a lovely week in Hawthorns enjoying the countryside and the ability to sit on the veranda with a drink or a meal or a book. The lodge was very clean, well-equipped and comfortable and the owners are lovely and welcoming and...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank R S
Leigh B, VR Owner at Alderwood Lodges, Hawthorns lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2020

Thank you and glad you and your doggie enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again sometime in the future.

Reviewed 28 October 2019 via mobile

My husband and I and two friends have just returned from a week in the Hawthorns lodge which was well equipped with everything you need. Very clean and comfortable with a nice welcoming pack. The setting of this lodge is so tranquil with rabbits and...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank debbiestickells
Leigh B, VR Owner at Alderwood Lodges, Hawthorns lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2020

Glad you had a lovely stay and look forward to seeing you all again

Reviewed 1 June 2019

Nice clean lodge set in peaceful location with lots of wildlife. Leigh the owner was very nice and communicated with me to ensure we had all we wanted. We enjoyed walking through the woodland trying to find the wildlife. Well worth a stay.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Leedc1971
Leigh B, VR Owner at Alderwood Lodges, Hawthorns lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2019

Thank you and glad you all enjoyed your stay and the wildlife. Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Thanks

Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is the second Christmas staying in this lodge and as the first was exceptional. We enjoyed the quiet and relaxing Christmas time in the secluded lodge with all the comforts you could need.thank you so much Leigh see you in spring

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank 2StephenW
Leigh B, VR Owner at Alderwood Lodges, Hawthorns lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and so glad you had a great time. See you soon. Thanks

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

My mother, father and myself stayed at the Brambles Lodge, and LOVED it! It was our first time ever to England, visiting my Son as he married his Beautiful Bride on the first of April. The lodge had all you could need or want and...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Shannon J
Leigh B, VR Owner at Alderwood Lodges, Hawthorns lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you and so glad you all had a lovely time at our lodge and that all went well at your son's wedding

Reviewed 20 August 2016

Everything about the week we spent in this lodge was just perfect. Leigh and family had thought of everything to settle us in. From the warm welcome that we received, to the little touches, such as milk in the fridge, coffee and tea bags. We...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Claire I
Management response:Responded 21 August 2016

It was our pleasure and so glad you enjoyed yourselves. And a bonus that the weather was also perfect for your wedding day and the week!

Reviewed 28 January 2016

This was a perfect place to stay, the cabin was equipped with everything we needed and more, very clean and Leigh the owner was very friendly and helpful, she showed us where everything was in the cabin and how everything worked, we didn't want to...More

Date of stay: January 2016
1  Thank Anjela B
Management response:Responded 28 January 2016

So glad you had a lovely time and enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges in our Brambles lodge. Hopefully see you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 August 2015

Super place to stay. We were welcomed by Leigh and shown through the lodge. Everything was to hand, of good quality and plentiful. The grounds and the hide were great . This place has integrated eco friendly ideas too. Wifi brilliant. Thanks very much fabulous...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank 1DianaC
Management response:Responded 28 January 2016

Thank you and sorry for late reply and looking forward to seeing you again this year

Reviewed 22 April 2015

Thanks to Leigh for letting us book a short break at Brambles, a great welcome and tour of the facilities on offer. Spotlessly clean and complete with all mod cons - even a pint of milk for a cup of tea on arrival. We had...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank niallsbrennan
Management response:Responded 25 April 2015

That's great you managed to see the deer near the bird hide and thank you for visiting our Alderwood Lodges again and hope to see you again in the future.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Porch
Private Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Historic town of Bury St Edmunds 16 miles with cathedral, Abbey gardens and priory Local towns Diss & Thetford 9 miles Historic Norwich City 25 miles with cathedral & castle Local village shops 1 mile Garboldisham & Hopton Banham Zoo and Bressingham Steam Museum 6 miles Nearest Beaches 1 hour and 15 minutes drive Countryside walks at Knettishall country heath 4 miles and Forestry Commission walks 3 miles away. Walks from lodge site with mainly off roads but some walking of quarter of mile on road. Local pubs 1 mile, Garboldisham Fox Inn opening Fridays to Sundays with food Saturday nights and sometimes on Fridays and Sundays. Hopton Vine open most days but no food at all. Nearest pub for food everyday is White Horse South Lopham 3 mile
Getting around
Car recommended. Trains 9 miles away Bus to Bury St Edmunds from Garboldisham village 1 mile away Car is best as very little public transport but there is a bus that leaves Garboldisham village centre (1 mile) that goes to Bury St Edmunds.
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