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During our VisitEngland inspection in January 2021, we achieved 100% for the cleanliness of our cottages- we have worked hard during the Lockdown to enhance these as processes we are ensuring the cottage that you have booked will be cleaned and sanitised to the Covid Ready Guidelines from PASC UK, the AA and Visit England. We have produced a Risk Assessment that covers all aspects of our business and this can be seen on demand, or download it now.

Old Rectory Cottages is a great place to stay! Our cottages are set in 7 acres of grounds and are surrounded on three sides by farmland- a haven for wildlife. Dogs are welcome at no extra cost.

As you would expect we will review all our activities regularly and adjust them when it seems right to do so, in the meantime we look forward to seeing you soon.

Guests staying during 2021 will benefit from our “no-quibble” refund arrangements in the event of a new lockdown or travel restrictions being imposed.

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Calendar of Events - 2021

Many planned events which would normally have taken place in the first part of 2021 have had to be cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that the restrictions are gradually being lifted, as and when organisers notify events they will be included in the Calendar, but it is recommended that you contact organisers to learn the up-to-date position.

Norfolk Summer Fayre

Saturday 3rd July: 10.00-16.00, Norfolk Showground

The Creators of the Royal Norfolk Show are organising a Summer Fayre at the beautiful Norfolk Showground.

An opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the high street and spend a day at this feel-good fayre. Enjoy celebrating summer the Norfolk-way with an impressive selection of locally sourced food and drink whilst immersing yourself in a variety of music, heritage and culture.

Tickets are £6 per person with under 16’s free.

Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July: 10.00-17.00, Norfolk Showground

The Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair returns to the Norfolk Showground for two magnificent days stocked with timeless trinkets. Whether you are a professional dealer, an avid collector looking to complete a cherished collection, or an enthusiast searching for the ‘once in a lifetime’ treasure, the fair offers a diverse range of antiques and collectables.

From beautiful antique furniture, to exquisite ornaments, one off knickknacks to collectable treasures, the Antique and Collectors Fair is a haven for artefact admirers. Everything has a story and everything needs a home; you can shop, identify, negotiate, or bargain your way through the show and leave with a little piece of history in your hands.

Organisers Aztec Events have been running the show for over 15 years; with previous fairs capturing the attention of such television programmes as Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Road show. Make sure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to complete a collection, discover a diamond in the rough or have your assets appraised at the UK’s largest fair of its kind.

For more information and to purchase advance discounted tickets, visit: www.aztecevents.co.uk or call 01702 549621.

All About Dogs

Sunday 29th & Monday 30th August : Norfolk Show Ground

Bring your dog to the Norfolk Showground on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August for two days of exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of have-a-go activities – and if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of fun for humans too!

Bungay Garden Street Market

Sunday 12th September: 10.00-16.00

If it’s good enough for Chelsea then it’s good enough for Bungay! Keen gardeners will know the world’s greatest flower show will be held for the first time ever in September, instead of the usual Spring spot.

Bungay has a great reputation for the street markets that it holds, and this year the Garden Market will be held on 12thSeptember. Earsham Street will be packed full with plants from some of the best growers in the region and enthusiasts from all over Norfolk and Suffolk. This year the stalls will spill over into the grounds of Bungay Castle.

We recommend attending early as people searching for the best plants mean they are soon snapped-up.

There are also garden related antiques, furniture, tools, fire pits, stoves… in fact, everything you need to get your outdoor space ship-shape and gorgeous for the summer! for sale at this popular street market where there will be many stalls as well as entertainment and food.

46th Grand Henham Steam Rally

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September: Henham Park

There's so much to see and do at the Steam Rally! Bandstand with live music, Craft tent & craft stalls, Food stands & bar. Plenty for the children.

Heavy horses in action Dog Agility Display Team.

Stationary engines. Steam power in all its glory. Vintage & commercial vehicles. ​Trade stands, Vintage fairground & much more.

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Market Weekend

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September: Snape Maltings

In place of the usual Festival, Snape Maltings will host a free Market Weekend.

Over 50 Suffolk producer stalls will be spread across the stunning grounds of Snape Maltings. The organisers aim to retain as much of the usual Festival spirit as possible by providing some musical entertainment and a selection of street food and refreshments. Unfortunately, there will not be the usual live chef demonstrations or masterclasses but the Maltings, along with its shop and cafe will be open.

Book on the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival website from 31 August.

Oktoberfest Norwich

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October: Eaton Park, Norwich

Whilst the organisers don’t expect anything like the 6 million that attend the 18-day beer and folk festival in Munich, they are expecting a very good turn out.

Reflecting Norwich’s 40-year-old twinning agreement with Koblenz- for one weekend, Eaton Park will be transformed for a traditional Oktoberfest experience for one weekend of traditional Bavarian bash! The event will feature a huge 50m Bier Tent, entertainment and an outdoor Bavarian food court.

Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November: 10.00-17.00, Norfolk Showground

The Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair returns to the Norfolk Showground for two magnificent days stocked with timeless trinkets. Whether you are a professional dealer, an avid collector looking to complete a cherished collection, or an enthusiast searching for the ‘once in a lifetime’ treasure, the fair offers a diverse range of antiques and collectables.

From beautiful antique furniture, to exquisite ornaments, one off knickknacks to collectable treasures, the Antique and Collectors Fair is a haven for artefact admirers. Everything has a story and everything needs a home; you can shop, identify, negotiate, or bargain your way through the show and leave with a little piece of history in your hands.

Organisers Aztec Events have been running the show for over 15 years; with previous fairs capturing the attention of such television programmes as Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Road show. Make sure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to complete a collection, discover a diamond in the rough or have your assets appraised at the UK’s largest fair of its kind.

For more information and to purchase advance discounted tickets, visit: www.aztecevents.co.uk or call 01702 549621.

The Norfolk Christmas Fayre

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th December: Norfolk Showground

The creators of the Royal Norfolk Show are organising a festive Fayre at the Showground.

This is a fayre will focus on locally sourced produce and supporting small businesses.

Local street food will be on sale, with visitors being invited to enjoy an experience filled with good food and Christmas lights whilst discovering unique Norfolk gift ideas for the upcoming festive season.

Bungay Christmas Street Market

Sunday 5th December: 10.00-16.00

Bungay has a great reputation for the street markets that it holds, and will once again be organising its very popular Christmas Street Market. Earsham Street will be packed full of stalls selling with unique individual gifts and presents for the hard to buy for, as well as entertainment and food.

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The Old Rectory,
Abbey Road,
Flixton,
Bungay,
Suffolk
NR35 1NL

Tel: 01986 893133

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