Quirky and well-furnished, the Thatched Cottage Norfolk is a delightful 17th century detached holiday cottage that offers the chance to experience a unique self catering holiday in a wonderfully characterful 400 year old historic house.
Located in a village setting, with shop and pub within walking distance, the cottage is ideally positioned for exploring the southern Broads and some of south Norfolk's finest beaches. From here you can walk along the riverbank to the 4th Century Roman Fort at Burgh Castle to take in one of the best views in East Anglia; the view over the Berney Arms Windmill and reed fen (RSPB bird reserve). Take a wander through to Redwings Horse Sanctuary and have a game of golf at nearby Caldecott Hall. Just a few minutes drive away is Fritton Lake Country Park, suitable for a great day out with the family and boasting one of the most beautiful lakes in East Anglia. Hire a boat for the day and enjoy the Norfolk Broads and Waveney river or for a more traditional day at the seaside Gorleston-on-Sea & Great Yarmouth are only a few minutes drive and have something for everyone.
The Suffolk Heritage Coast is also within easy reach and for castles, history and shopping the cathedral city of Norwich lends itself to a great day out and is within half an hour's drive. There are many local attractions for children and adults in the area making this a great location for a holiday at any time of the year.
The Thatched Cottage Norfolk is a 400 year old, grade II listed, detached cottage with exposed beams and leaded windows. The walled garden to the rear of the house is fully enclosed, secluded and private. There is a furnished patio with table and chairs to seat six - ideal for sitting out on in the warm summer evenings for a spot of al fresco dining or just to enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple! A newly planted herb garden with Rosemary, Mint, Sage, Chives and Thyme can be taken advantage of by those who enjoy cooking with fresh herbs.
Hallway where you can hang your coats and park your shoes. Comfortably furnished living room with seating for six people, TV (Freeview), DVD, Radio/CD/iPod dock, exposed beams and inglenook fireplace. A selection of books, games and DVD's are provided for your entertainment. Kitchen/Dining Room with stable door to garden and utility room, range style cooker with 8 burner hob, fridge/freezer, dining table and chairs to seat 6. Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer. WC.
There is a good easy staircase to the first floor but you will find that due to the age of the cottage some of the upstairs bedrooms have floors that are quirky and uneven. All of upstairs rooms have both vertical and horizontal beams and sloping ceilings.
Bedroom 1: Double Bedroom with traditional heavy iron double bedstead.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with traditional heavy iron bedsteads.
Bedroom 3: Single bed with traditional heavy iron bedstead.
Family bathroom with bath tub and separate shower.
The garden is fully enclosed and private. From the kitchen you step out onto a furnished patio with table and chairs to seat six. There is a small herb garden and a picket fence with gate onto a lawned area with mature trees, flower beds and shrubs.
There is private off road parking in the driveway to the side of the house where there is room for two smaller cars or one larger vehicle.
3 Bedrooms (sleeps 5)
Private and secluded walled garden
Detached character cottage
Close to beaches
Walk to pub & shops
Central for exploring the Norfolk Broads, Waveney Valley and Norfolk's beaches.
TV | DVD | DVD library
Digital radio/CD/Ipod dock
Books & GamesRecipe books
Our changeover days are negotiable and short breaks with a minimum stay of 3 nights are accepted.
Wi-fi is provided as a courtesy and is free to use.
A welcome pack is provided for your arrival.
Beds have cotton sheets and two pillows per person. All pillows and duvets have non allergy fillings (no feathers).
Household towels are provided (one hand towel and one bath towel per person). Please bring your own towels for use at beaches and lido's.
A security/damage deposit of ÂŁ150 is payable prior to your holiday start date.
The Thatched Cottage Norfolk is the ideal place from which to explore and enjoy the Norfolk Broads, the Waveney river, the fabulous beaches of south Norfolk and the Suffolk heritage coast. Enjoy a variety of country walks, boating, cycling, fishing and bird watching. The excellent sandy beach at Gorleston-on-Sea is only five minutes away by car, Great Yarmouth beach is only 10 minutes away and the Suffolk Heritage coast is also within an easy drive for some great days out.
Here are just some of the great days out you can have from the The Thatched Cottage...
Beccles – History, shopping, other activities & events: A lovely small country town on the River with an attractive river frontage, church and tower. Great for strolling, pottering and a meal or a drink.
Berney Arms Windmill & Marshes – Birds and Nature: The tallest windmill in Broadland. Originally built in the late nineteenth century as a drainage mill, but it also ground clinker for Burgh Castle and Berney Arms cement works (long since demolished). Accessible by water or by walking over the marshes from Berney Arms Station on the Norwich-Great Yarmouth railway line. At RSPB Berney Marshes and Breydon Water you can experience the wide open spaces of grazing marshes and mudflats. Watch out for owls and birds of prey such as hen harrier quartering the land for mice and shrews and watch the spectacular displays of wintering waders and wildfowl. Huge flocks of golden plover, lapwing and wigeon can be seen both on the water and across the marshes.
Dunwich Heath and Minsmere Beach – Birds and Nature: Stunning conservation area, rich in wildlife, good walks and spectacular views. Converted coastguards cottages offer information on the heath and the history of the lost town of Dunwich.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens – Gardens and Houses: 131 acres of natural woodland, water gardens and private inner broad, set in the countryside. Enjoy exploring the house and gardens or take a boat trip down the river to the historic ruins of St. Benet's Abbey.
Horsey Mill - Castles & history: National Trust owned striking windpump provides stunning views over the coast and broadland landscape. It is an an internationally important site for wildlife and offers a great spot for birdwatching and wintering wildfowl.
Norwich – Castles, history, shopping, other activities & events: A beautiful city, with museums, cathedral, castle and other ancient buildings, very large open-air market, pedestrianised shopping and every kind of entertainment and eating out. Use Park and Ride from the bypass or take the train from Great Yarmouth Vauxhall Station.
Burgh Castle Roman Fort (English Heritage) – History and Nature: This mainly 4th Century AD Saxon shore fort is one of the largest standing Roman ruins in Britain, consisting of thick, high walls on three sides of an area the size of a football ground. It is always accessible from Church Lane, Burgh Castle or by the riverside path (Angles' Way) starting at the nearby Fisherman's Inn. Spectacular ruins with glorious views of Broadland and Breydon Water.
• The Broads – Nature and wildlife: Our newest national park and the country's greatest wet lands.
• Browston Hall, Browston: Indoor Bowling, Driving Range and Par 3 Golf
• Caldecott Hall, Fritton: Golf Course, Country Club
• Fritton Lake Country Park: Fishing, boating, horse riding
• Nicholas Everitt Park: Pets Corner
• Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Fritton: Stable tours
• Sea Life Centre: Aquarium
• Somerleyton Hall and Gardens: 19th Century home of Lord Somerleyton. House tours, tearooms