The SpaceA double room, with a superking sized double bed with Tempur mattress, is available in a four bedroomed brick and flint cottage in Gresham, a village near the north Norfolk coast, three miles south of the coastal town of Sheringham. There is a shower room next to the bedroom with shower, loo and washbasin.
We have wireless internet access but a weak mobile phone signal in the house. There is parking space in the front garden and a shed for bikes, plus plenty of tools, oil and a puncture repair kit should they be needed. There is a shower room next to the bedroom. Downstairs there is a kitchen and dining room and a large lounge with TV, DVD player and BT Vision box. There are woodburners in the lounge and dining room. We have a large garden which is slowly being tamed.
Well-behaved pets are welcome for an additional cleaning fee of £15 for the first night, then £5 each extra night, plus a bit extra if more than one.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Guest AccessBreakfast is included - muesli, porridge, shredded wheat and various other cereals, yoghurt, fruit, toast, honey, home-made marmalade and jam, eggs from the neighbours' hens when available, tea, coffee, herbal tea. You can eat it with us or on your own, whichever you prefer. I can also provide packed lunches and an evening meal for an extra charge (£3.00 for a packed lunch, £7.50 for evening meal, usually vegetarian). We generally have wholemeal or soda bread and skimmed milk and yoghurt, so if you want white bread and semi-skimmed or whole milk and yoghurt, let me know and I'll buy them if I have enough notice. Plus if you want a specific cereal for breakfast and fruit juice or smoothie or anything else, if you give me enough notice I'll buy some.
You may use the kitchen to prepare your own drinks and meals and you may use the washing machine overnight, as we are on Economy 7, but we have no tumble dryer.
The mobile phone signal is weak in the house but we have wireless internet access.
There is parking space in the front garden and a shed for bikes, plus plenty of tools, oil and a puncture repair kit should they be needed. Interaction with GuestsI am happy to sit and chat but I can also leave you alone! Sometimes you may have to fend for yourself if I am busy, but I can show you where everything is. The NeighborhoodGresham is a village near the north Norfolk coast, three miles south of Sheringham and five miles south west of Cromer, both coastal towns. We are also about a 5 minute walk from Chaucer Barn and a 10 - 15 minute walk from All Saints, Gresham, so very handy if you are going to a wedding there.
Gresham is handy for visiting stately homes - Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall are within easy cycling distance. Holkham Hall is also nearby and Houghton Hall is about 30 - 40 minutes away by car. The area is also good for cycling (the house is on the National Cycle Route number 30, part of the Norfolk Coast Cycleway), seal watching at Blakeney, bird watching at Cley and walking the Norfolk Coast Path. There are also walks from the house. The nearest town is Sheringham, 3 miles to the north. Cromer is about 5 miles away to the north east. The Georgian market town of Holt is 5 miles to the west. Norwich is about 20 miles to the south.
Gresham is very quiet - there are no pubs or shops. The nearest pubs are The Wheatsheaf at West Beckham, about a mile away, The Red Hart in Bodham or Roman Camp Inn in Aylmerton, both about 2 miles away, and all within easy cycling distance along quiet roads. All three pubs serve food. The nearest shop and petrol station is at Aylmerton, about 2 miles away.
I have lots of leaflets on activities in the area and can advise you on running, walking and cycling routes. I have OS maps and walking books that you may borrow. Getting AroundThe nearest railway station is at Sheringham, 3 miles away and bikes can be taken on the Bittern Line train to Norwich. A taxi from Sheringham to our house is around £10 - £12. Once a day there is a bus from Gresham to Cromer and one to Holt. Ideally you need your own transport for getting around, either by car or bike. Bikes can be hired from Black Bikes in Sheringham and Huff and Puff in Kelling Heath. Huff and Puff will also deliver the bikes to the house for a fee. (Black Bikes might do that as well, but I'm not certain.) Electric bikes can be hired from Electrifying Bikes in Cromer. Other Things to NoteThe mobile phone signal is weak in the house but we have wireless internet access. Be careful if relying on GPS to get here in case you lose the signal. Also some GPS seem to direct guests a rather bizarre way. Best to look at a map to check.