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The Thatched Cottage Norfolk. Sleeps 5

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Thatched Cottage Norfolk is a delightful 17th century grade II listed character cottage with three bedrooms and a completely private walled garden. The cottage is located in a village setting on the edge of the Waveney river valley and the Norfolk Broads National Park and is just a few minutes drive from the lovely sandy beaches of Gorleston on Sea and Great Yarmouth.

Quirky and well-furnished, The Thatched Cottage Norfolk is ideally positioned for exploring this fantastic area: 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, have a game of golf at nearby Caldecott Hall. Not far away is Fritton Lake Country Park, suitable for a peaceful day with the family and boasting one of the most beautiful lakes in East Anglia. For a more traditional day at the seaside Gorleston-on-Sea and Great Yarmouth are within a 10 minute drive and with award-winning beaches, harbour, piers, theatres and shopping, there is something for everyone. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is also within easy reach and for castles, history and shopping, the cathedral city of Norwich makes for a great day out and is only 30 minutes away by car.

With its proximity to the Norfolk Broads, bird reserves, beaches and Norwich, the location of The Thatched Cottage Norfolk makes it ideal for holidays all year round.


Ground Floor: Comfortably furnished living room with TV (Freeview), DVD, Radio/CD/iPod dock, exposed beams and inglenook fireplace. A good selection of books, games and DVD's suitable for all ages are provided. Kitchen/Dining Room with range cooker with 8 burner hob and dual electric ovens, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dining table and chairs to seat 6, stable door to vestibule with door out onto the furnished courtyard and walled garden. Utility Room with dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. WC.

First Floor: Due to the age of the cottage some of the upstairs floors are quirky and uneven and all of upstairs rooms have both vertical and horizontal beams and sloping ceilings. Bedroom 1 - Double Bedroom with traditional iron double bed. Bedroom 2 - zip & link beds provide a kingsize double bed or twin beds. Bedroom 3 - Single bed with traditional iron bedstead. Family bathroom with roll top slipper bath and separate shower cubicle with twin head system (rainfall & conventional heads).

Garden: The cottage has a private walled garden to the rear, this is fully enclosed and not overlooked. The furnished flagstone courtyard/patio is surrounded by pots and plants, including herbs, and this area is perfect for lazy breakfasts in your pyjamas and alfresco dining experiences. The garden is divided into little zones and a low picket fence with gate acts as a divider between the patio and the lawn which is surrounded by mature flower beds. The whole garden is fully enclosed and secluded. On sunny days the patio is a natural sun trap whilst the rest of the garden benefits, at different times of the day, from the natural shade afforded from the centuries old woodland in the rectory gardens beyond the walls.


3 Bedrooms (sleeps 5)

Private and secluded walled garden

Detached character cottage

Private parking

Close to beaches

Walk to pub & shops

Central for exploring the Norfolk Broads, Waveney Valley and Norfolk's beaches.

Internet (wi-fi)

Inglenook fireplace

TV | DVD | DVD library

Digital radio/CD/Ipod dock

Books & Games

Recipe books

Welcome pack

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Gorleston-on-Sea 6 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich International Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Great Yarmouth 9 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The East Anglia region

Norfolk, on the mid-east coast of England, is a great holiday or short break destination that also hosts fantastic events and days out in Norfolk throughout the year. Choose from miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, forests and heathland, internationally-important nature reserves, amazing birdwatching, easy-going walking and cycling, and fabulous seaside resorts.

Norfolk tourism includes the bright lights and family fun of Great Yarmouth (only 10 minutes drive from the Thatched Cottage Norfolk) and the tranquil Norfolk Broads. There's Norwich, a fantastic city of heritage, culture and shopping. Close by is the lovely gentle countryside of South Norfolk and The Waveney Valley. The North Norfolk coast is rightly lauded as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Brecks and Thetford Forest is a unique landscape (and amazing outdoor playground) of dense Scots pines and heath. Add a Royal residence in West Norfolk and The Fens, countless outdoor activities, a fantastic variety of family theme parks and attractions, historical sights, and some of the country's best fresh, seasonal food to be found in superb restaurants and dining pubs (or cook it yourself) and you have all the ingredients for a perfect escape in a unique and diverse environment – at any time of the year.


Exploring our Area

The Thatched Cottage Norfolk is in an ideal location from which to explore and enjoy the Norfolk Broads and Coast and the many activities it has to offer. Enjoy a variety of country walks, boating, cycling, fishing and bird watching. The fabulous sandy beach at Gorleston-on-Sea (one of Norfolk's best kept secrets) is only five minutes away by car, Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile beach is about 10 minutes and the Suffolk Heritage coast is also within an easy drive.

The Broads – Nature and wildlife: Our newest national park and the country's greatest wet lands.

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) which runs past the nearby Fisherman's Inn. Spectacular ruins with glorious views of Broadland and Breydon Water.

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 and 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.

Also nearby:

• 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

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Review 1-8 of 8

11 Sep 2014



This was a beautiful cottage on the outside and beautiful on the inside too. The house was fully furnished with high quality fixtures and fitting. No cost was spared to make our stay perfect. There was a delightful welcome basket and Pip was in touch whilst we were there to see if everything was OK and also when we left. The whole family enjoyed the stay. Our kids are 4, 6 and 12 so a wide range of ages. There were board games for all and dvds too.

Thank you for taking the time to review The Thatched Cottage Norfolk. It's lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk and that all your family were happy and comfortable at the cottage.

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