Sea Lavender cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Sea Lavender cottage is a stunning cottage in the picturesque village of Burnham Market. Perfect for families, couples and small groups. It is a wonderful holiday location in a tastefully decorated and well appointed cottage. Situated on a quiet road only moments from the bustling green, it creates a haven for you to explore all that Norfolk has to offer. The village has a range of shops and restaurants including tea shops, butchers', art galleries, a chemist, general store, clothing stores and a fantastic wine shop - all only a 2 minute walk away. The beach is only 3 miles away with miles of sandy coast. The area has much to offer ranging from a lavender farm and the Sea Life centre to the fabulous Holkham Hall stately home and many farm shops. The area has many local attractions to suit all interests. Also seal watching, bird watching and many fabulous new playgrounds for children in Holkham hall and Pensthorpe (£300k+).
The cottage has two bedrooms with Egyptian Cotton sheets and large bath sheet towels. The kingsize bedroom has HD Free Sat with DVD player. The other has full size single twin beds.
The large open plan living room and kitchen allows you to communicate easily while cooking or relaxing. The wood burner stove keeps you cosy in winter along with the thermostatically controlled heating. There is a good supply of books, DVDs, games, toddler toys and a CD and mini disc player should the weather turn bad in one of the sunniest places in the country.
There is a secluded garden with table and chairs and this summer a small play area for children - swing and slide. It's child friendly but also perfect for two or four adults. It has a barbeque for those summer nights. A rotary dryer is also provided should you need it.
English Tourist Board 4 Stars for 2013 for the 3 rd year running. Now booking 2014 onwards.
The area has a fantastic amount of attractions for those who like to keep busy from bird watching and stately homes to Victorian workhouses with activities for children and steam trains. There are many local events in the summer from Kite festivals to local carnivals and the village fair. There is activites for those who are sporting from fishing and horse riding to kite surfing. Finally for those that like to relax there are shops to mooch around, beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of wonderful places to eat. There is something for everyone in the local area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 30 km, Nearest railway: Sheringham 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|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||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The kitchen is well equipped including casserole dishes and weighing scales. We enjoy cooking, and we hope you will too! Appliances include a fast halogen hob (no gas in the area), dishwasher and large fridge freezer. There is also a washing machine - useful for longer stays. (There are plenty of local restuarants and take aways for those who dont want to cook).
The bathroom is downstairs as is common with many properties of this age in the area. There is an additional toilet. The over bath shower is electric but powerful and thermostatically controlled. (so no cold bursts)
There are comfy leather sofas and chairs in the main lounge and a coffee table to place the glasses of wine or warming drinks in the winter. Both flat screen TV's have HD free sat, one in the main room and the other in the main bedroom and attached/in built DVD players. There are books, toys, board games, and DVDs - the DVD player plays MP3 files.
Enclosed Norfolk stair case (door at the bottom) and stairgate if required for the top.
The bedrooms both have wardrobes and drawers as well as bedside tables.The beds have luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and large towels. Please bring your own beach and swimming towels.
High chair and fireguard in the cottage - travel cot fits in both rooms and available on request. Baby sitting can be arranged (preferably in advance); payable locally. There are some children's toys, cutlery and crockery, potties, toilet seat and step stool.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is readily available outside the cottage on the road.
Weber BBQ, table and chairs on large patio in garden.
New child space with slide and swing (children only) as a separate part of the garden.
Bicycle storage space for two bikes. (plus childrens bikes) Lock for outside of shed only secure yourselves and at own risk.
Children's playground 200 yds down the road. Also tennis courts available. Fishing, horse riding and sailing close by. Excellent area for bird watching.
Welcome pack for those staying 1 week or longer
Mid stay clean and change of bedding/ towels available for those staying longer than 1 week
Weekends and shorter booking available September to March unless close to booking dates.
The East Anglia region
Norfolk is in East Anglia, north of London and east of the Midlands. It is a predominately flat area with miles of unspoilt beautiful coastline with sandy beaches along much of it. The coastline and mud flats attract migrating and seasonal birds all through the year. It has large amounts of countryside and country roads with no motorways going into the area. The East Anglia region is known for its waterways and for providing diverse and plentiful food crops - one of the breadbaskets of England.
It can be windy due to the North Sea winds, however, it is one of the warmest and sunniest places in England. The water at the beaches often warms in the summer sun. The area is full of history with many stately homes, English Heritage sites and places of outstanding natural beauty.
There is a wide variety of local attractions and activities for families, couples and even individuals.
Children can be entertained by the local beaches, the lavender farm (the largest lavender collection in the country), Snettisham park farm and deer safari - where you can take a tour out to the deer, feed the farm animals and play on the large playground, The Hunstanton Sea life and seal sanctuary with the first shark tunnel in the country, or even take a trip out from Blakeney quay to see the Seals. There are also local swimming pools, soft play areas, ride on trains to the beach at Wells and 10 gauge electric trains and even sailing lessons are possible. There is also a Maize Maze through the summer in the local area. A babysitter can be arranged with advance warning for payment locally.
There are plenty of attractions for everyone else. These range from the stately home of Holkham Hall - with it's bygone cars exhibition, to bird watching at the many local visitors centres, out on the mud flats or even just in the fields 20yds from the cottage. There are many English Heritage, National Trust and independent stately homes in the local area including Sandringham - the British Queen's Norfolk residence. You can tour the state rooms, have tea in the grounds, buy her meat and pick her apples (in season) and attend many of the activities like the Christmas craft fair. Just a few minutes drive away is Pensthorpe Nature reserve home of BBC springwatch. It provides bug trails for kids and plenty of bird watching and wondering for adults.
For the active there are a few local sailing schools and many golf courses and a driving range nearby. The local town has a bowling alley. There is also local fishing lakes and a painting school for those who aren't as active. There is also horse riding and high trees walking for the even more adventurous.
The village itself is the hub of the local area. It has a couple of pubs with excellent restaurants, a few other local restaurants, one in the village and many within a short drive. And even the Michelin starred restaurant of Galton Blackiston 25 minutes or so away (you need to book most eateries in high season and especially this one all year around). The village has a vast array of shops including a butcher selling local game and produce, a bakery producing the famous 'blob', a chemist, a fabulous wine merchant, a general store, bookshops and many galleries and boutique clothing shops and even a hat shop. Everything you could possibly need is here, meaning that you don't have to drive if you don't want to!! The village has a produce fair in early July, Christmas lights are switched on at the end of November and many other events take place throughout the year - details in the monthly diary in the cottage.
And there is even a beauty salon providing massages for those that want a little pampering and a Aveda hairdressers and a few tea shops for the rest to wait in while you're having your treatments.
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5 Aug 2013
"Lovely little cottage is a fab location"
We [2 adults and a 2 year old] stayed for week in June 2013 and had a very relaxing time, the cottage has everything you need, a true home from home and great for young children. The cottage is equip… More
4 Feb 2013
"Everything you could want for an out of season break"
I went with friends for a long weekend in October, and talking with them last night about booking another break we realised just how much Sea Lavender had offered us. Everything we needed was there, … More
13 Jan 2013
"beautiful, comfortable, fabulously located - perfect!"
We had never been to Norfolk before and travelled with no expectations. The cottage is absolutely beautiful - the end of a gorgeous norfolk stone terrace, very tastefully decorated throughout and bril… More
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