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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In the village of Sankence not far from Aylsham this recently built cottage is all on one level and attached to the owners property. Furnished to a high standard with 2 bedrooms (one ensuite), and peacefully situated in woodland surroundings this cottage would suit anyone looking for a peaceful break. Families visit and enjoy the cottage,the pool and the lovely location. The beautiful 20 x 6 metre indoor heated swimming pool is next door (with changing rooms and showers) and available each day for our visitors. You can use the tennis court next door. Warren Cottage is in an idyllic setting surrounded by trees, abundant with wildlife, deer and pheasants and acres of woodland walks and public footpaths to Cawston and Aylsham. Located in mid Norfolk the market town of Aylsham is less than 2 miles away with shops, pubs and restaurants.
One of the most famous attractions of the area is the Bure Valley Railway. It is Norfolk 's longest narrow gauge heritage steam railway and runs through 9 miles of beautiful countryside between the market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, where you can hire a boat to navigate the Broads rivers.
The pretty town of Holt is 20 minute car ride for traditional shops, butchers, bakers and antique shops.
Within easy reach is the fine city of Norwich for restaurants and bars, cultural attractions including a Norman castle, busy everyday market and two Cathedrals. The North Norfolk coast can be reached within half an hour, Cromer with wide sandy beaches and cliff top walks, famous for its fresh caught seafood and end of pier entertainment. Sea Palling has a Blue Flag golden sandy beach, shallow bays backed by rolling sand dunes.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mundesley Beach at 10 miles 16 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 9.4 miles from Norwich aiport, Nearest railway: 13.2 miles from Norwich Train station|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court|
The East Anglia region
Norfolk is perfect destination for you holiday or short break with unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, forests, important nature reserves, amazing birdwatching, easy-going walking and cycling.
Norwich is a city on the River Wensum in England. It is the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk.
During the 11th century, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom.
Thanks to its medieval origins as Britain's second city, Norwich has an historic fabric that stands comparison with the finest heritage cities in the UK. Over 1,500 historic buildings lie within the city walls and the city's compact scale means you can easily explore on foot. As well as two magnificent cathedrals and an imposing Norman castle.
One of the City's most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history.
Norwich Cathedral is the most complete Norman Cathedral in the UK and boasts a wealth of Romanesque features with later Gothic additions to create one of the most atmospheric sacred spaces in Europe.
Norwich has more cultural activity than anywhere else in the UK. In fact Norwich holds over 20 festivals throughout the year. Festivals in Norwich include an array of wonderful themes from literature, music and puppetry to animation to ale, to international arts to live music.
Aylsham is near the source of the River Bure, about 10 miles (15 kilometres) north of Norwich. The town offers a wonderful department store range of shops, from excellent butchers to gift shops, electricals to clothing. There are regular farmers markets in the National Trust market place, an annual food festival and carnivaland many other events throughout the year.
The town's recorded names at the time of the Domesday Book were Ailesham and Elesham. The community predates the Norman Conquest, and the linen and wool industries can be thanked for a great deal of the town's affluence. With so much history, easy access to the countryside, Norfolk Broads, coast and city of Norwich, this area of Norfolk is an excellent base for any type of holiday from relaxed to adventurous.
The River Bure rises near Saxthorpe and Corpusty, runs through Aylsham, Coltishall, Wroxham and the Norfolk Broads on its path to Great Yarmouth. The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is Britain's largest protected wetland and third largest inland waterway,
over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and with many charming and picturesque towns and villages. It's also home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the UK.
Norfolk has many country parks, located in some of the most picturesque locations in the whole England. Some have been created from old gravel pits, other have existing for centuries among ancient woodland. They all offer waymarked footpaths, picnic area .
Whitlingham Country Park is just southeast outside Norwich at Trowse and is a great place to walk, cycle, picnic or birdwatch. Built on the site of a quarry, Whitlingham offers a full range of water-based activities, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rafting and canoeing.It is only 15 miles from Aylsham.
At Holt Country Park you will find a wood extending to almost 100 acres and containing Scots Pine, Oak and Silver Birch. Throughout the Country Park there are interesting features such as a totem pole, carved stile, play area and viewing tower.
The Blickling Estate is one of Norfolk's top visitor attractions and is just short drive from Aylsham . The estate was once the home of the Boleyn family, and now encompasses nearly 5000 acres, with an impressive Jacobean house, a garden you'll want to try to recreate at home, and parkland perfect for walking. It's a full day out, whether you're on holiday in Norfolk, or you're lucky enough to live here.
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3 Jun 2014
"Beautiful location & fabulous pool"
We have stayed in Norfolk several times with our 6 year old & this cottage was great in terms of access to the indoor pool (especially on rainy days) and distance from attractions (Dinosaurland, Bewilderwood, beach, Pensthorpe all less than 30 mins away). Beautiful woodland with lake to walk around. Handy box outside with bits to use for beach & to play with outside.
19 May 2014
"Good value, good setup, good location"
My wife, myself and our 2 and 3 year old children were very comfortable in the very nicely decorated accommodation. The ground surrounding the house are beautiful and the children had great fun exploring the woods and walking by the lake.
We selected the cottage in large part for the access to the indoor swimming pool, especially as one cannot predict the weather in late April. The pool itself is a great facility, but it did prove challenging that we had to pre-book the timeslots we wanted to have use of the pool. This proved a little too rigid when trying to combine day trips and swim sessions with two young children. We were aware of this restriction before booking, so obviously it is not a critique of the cottage, just an observation for other parents.
We found the position of the cottage just near Aylsham absolutely ideal. There were lots of things to do within a very short driving distance, such as Blickling Estate, Cromer Beach, the steam railway from Aylsham and boat tours on the broads from Wroxham.
It is probably worth highlighting the cottage is an integral part of the larger property of the owner, although it has its own entrance and that there is an office on the grounds as well which means, that between the swimming pool users and the staff there is quite a bit of traffic coming and going. It didn't really bother us as we were out during the day almost everyday, but it does mean its not really the sort of cottage where you might think about just staying home for a down day, at least not when you have children.
The only very minor criticisms I would give are that there were some power problems during our stay, which didn't particularly affect the cottage except that the Wi-Fi access didn't work for a couple of nights in a row. If you are counting on this being reliable, this may be a problem. And there is no dishwasher, despite the other very modern decor and well kitted-out kitchen.
15 May 2014
Had a lovely Easter Break here, the cottage was very nice and there was plenty to see and do, our grandchildren loved the pool and surrounding woods, saw lots of wildlife including a deer. We will be… More
30 Apr 2014
Really lovely stay here. The children loved watching all the wildlife from their bedroom window. Pool great and lots to do in the area.… More
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