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Wild Swimming in Suffolk

Wild Swimming in Suffolk

Wild swimming in winter anybody? Perhaps not.. However, it could be something to consider in the summer holidays when the weather warms up a bit! If you’re staying with us this year, why not give it a visit. Holy Well… Read More

Heritage workshops in Thetford Forest

Heritage workshops in Thetford Forest

The Forestry Commission, who manage Thetford Forest, have been awarded £610,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to allow people to explore our areas past. The scheme, titled ‘Trailing the hidden heritage of High Lodge’, will include the… Read More

Cosy nights in

Cosy nights in

Winter at Flint Cottage – Cosy nights in Feeling a bit chilly? We still have availability through the winter for some cosy nights in front of our lovely new log fire – brand new for 2017 and going down a… Read More

Autumn events at Brandon Country Park

Autumn events at Brandon Country Park

Brandon Country Park in Thetford Forest is just a few minutes from Flint Cottage and is a magical place for exploring on foot or by bike – particularly in the autumn with the trees displaying such a glorious array of colours…. Read More

Great days out in Norfolk and Suffolk

Great days out in Norfolk and Suffolk

Looking for great days out in Norfolk or Suffolk? We’ve just found a really good website for finding the top attractions on your doorstep during your stay in the area. Even now at the beginning of Autumn, or through the… Read More

We’ve been awarded TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for 2017

We’ve been awarded TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for 2017

We’re an award winning holiday cottage! TripAdvisor has given Flint Cottage its exclusive Certificate of Excellence accolade – presented to the best of TripAdvisor Rentals’ hundreds of thousands of homes.   The Certificate of Excellence is given annually to those properties… Read More

CurveMotion indoor play in Bury St Edmunds

CurveMotion indoor play in Bury St Edmunds

If you’re looking for a place to take the kids for indoor play as the weather gets a bit worse for the winter, CurveMotion in Bury St Edmunds comes highly recommended. There are ‏activities for all the family including roller skating, soft… Read More

Rare chance to see the secretive stone-curlew

Rare chance to see the secretive stone-curlew

They’re usually elusive, shy and unsociable – but a Breckland heath has offered a glimpse of a “secret gathering” of stone-curlews as they prepare for their annual migration. Cavenham Heath, near Mildenhall, has become a departure lounge for these rarely-seen… Read More

Elveden Forest spa days at Center Parcs

Elveden Forest spa days at Center Parcs

Elveden Forest Spa Flint Cottage is a 2 bedroom holiday cottage located in Brandon, Suffolk, on the edge of Thetford Forest and the Brecks. It is very well located for visiting the Spa at Elveden Forest and Center parcs –… Read More

Fancy a splash?

Fancy a splash?

Waterworld, our local swimming pool in Thetford is a great place to take the kids. There is a wave machine, rapids and water slide along with gym and other facilities in the leisure centre. Please find link below to opening… Read More

Welcome to Walmington-On-Sea!

Welcome to Walmington-On-Sea!

Despite being 50 miles from the coast, Thetford is actually the location used to film outside scenes for the popular BBC comedy, Dad’s Army – the real life Walmington-On-Sea. There is a museum in the town with all sorts of… Read More

Thetford Forest

10 things you may not know about Thetford Forest

(with thanks to Rebecca Murphy of the Thetford Times, article originally printed April 12 2017) It is one of the most picturesque and well-loved sites of natural beauty in our region, but how much do you know about Thetford Forest?… Read More