Sallowfield Cottage, a gardener's delight, set in the beautiful Norfolk countryside


Sallowfield Cottage, located in what was once the ancient Wymondham Abbey Deer Park, is set in the beautiful Norfolk countryside near the old market town of Wymondham. 

Surrounded by a beautiful English garden with views over open countryside and set around a large pond, the cottage is ideal for gardening enthusiasts who like traditional English country gardens, or for visitors as a base to explore the many historic sights in Norfolk.

The cottage provides bed and breakfast accommodation for up to 6 people in 3 rooms - two doubles and a twin, all with private bathroom or shower facilities. All rooms have an elegant but cosy traditional ‘country house’ feel to them, as do the communal sitting and dining rooms. The communal sitting room has a large open fireplace and is ideal for relaxing after dinner. It leads on to the conservatory and garden offering great views of the local country side.

History to the present day

Sallowfield Cottage, originally a farm labourer's cottage built around 1845, looks toward Wymondham Abbey across what was once the ancient Wymondham Abbey Deer Park. Wymondham Abbey (founded in 1107), a magnificent church with unusual twin towers, was subject to a feud between the priory and the town for hundreds of years.

Food and Drinks

A full English breakfast is included in the price and served between 7.00am and 10.00am in the Dining Room.

A three course dinner can be provided on request and will be charged at £25 per person (please use the Additional Information section on your booking form to submit request). Specific dietary requirements can be catered for subject to prior notice.

Grounds and gardens

Sallowfield Cottage is located in grounds which are rich and fertile. Tended by a keen gardener, this has developed into a substantial English garden with many varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. The garden is set around a large pond and includes outdoor tables for lunch and tea. The garden will be open for the National Garden Show in 2010.

Other facilities

There is plenty of off-road parking on the property and we can provide directions to the best places to visit. We can also offer guidance as to the best sights in the region, whether that be wild gardens with traditional local plant varieties, groomed estates designed by famous garden architects or local abbeys, churches and museums.


Shared gardens

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Dinner available (at additional cost)

Picnic area

Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (a short drive)


19th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

No smoking

Historic Property

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 11

Sallowfield Cottage B&B, Wymondham - Reviews


Based on 1 reviews
Service 4.0
Rooms 4.0
Food 4.0
Value 4.0
Overall Experience 4.0

I enjoyed my stay at Sallowfield particularly the peaceful location in the countryside and the beautiful decor in the house.
Mr Gerald T

Arrival Info

Address: Wattlefield, Wymondham, Norwich, Norfolk, NorfolkNR18 9NX, United Kingdom

Check In: From 3pm. Check Out: By 10am (We are flexible on arrival and departure times so please add any requests to the Additional Information section).

Directions: from the A11 from Norwich: Take the second Wymondham turning off the A11 towards Wymondham itself. At the first roundabout, turn left towards Silfield (signposted). The road goes through a trading estate. At the T-junction, turn left again towards Silfield (not signposted). After 1.5 miles, turn right towards Wattlefield (signposted). After 500 yards, turn right at barrel on right hand side (driveway). Sallowfield Cottage is 100 yards down the driveway on the right.

Directions from the A11 from Thetford: Take the first Wymondham turning off the A11 (after 2 petrol stations on the dual carriageway). Straight over the first roundabout and almost immediately turn right towards Spooner Row (signposted). Continue over level crossing into village, at the crossroads by the Boars Pub go straight over. After 1 mile, turn left at the barrel on the left hand side of the road into a farm track road (driveway). Sallowfield Cottage is 100 yards down the driveway on the right.

By Train: Sallowfield Cottage is located about 2.5 miles from the nearest train station.