Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This Spacious modern 2 bed roomed bungalow is situated next to the upper Bure in a conservation area and has private access to the river from its grounds. The bungalow was built in 1980 but has undergone a full refurbishment in all rooms to bring it up to date. All bedrooms have new matresses and bedding this season. Primula Lodge will sleep a maximum of 6 persons in comfort, Master bedroom has king size bed, the large bedroom has 2 x small double beds. The owners of the property live in the house next door.
Private off the road parking is available
The side entrance to the door has two steps approxmately 8 inches deep.
The front entrance (as seen on leading picture)has a ramp leading onto a pathway through the private garden onto the shingled drive where you park your car,(no steps) so this makes the bungalow usable to people with restricted mobilty. However there is a 100 ft long shingle drive from the road. so may not be wheelchair friendly unless driving.
There is a private garden and veranda for BBQs. There is a raised pond that is kept netted in the garden. From Primula Lodge there are several beautiful country walks, a narrow gauge railway, fishing lakes, the river Bure for canoeing, row boats, fishing, cycling and walking.
The village of Coltishall is sometimes called "The Gateway to the Boards" and is a exciting location to discover the Bure Valley, the rest of the Norfolk Broards and North Norfolk yet is only 8 miles from the great historic City of Norwich with its Tudor buildings, cosmopolitan shopping centres and historic market place. We are also located 15 minutes car journey away from one of the Independents winning attractions Bewilderwood (see reviews on the internet a childrens must if in the area)
The village has three great public houses that serve some of the best food for miles, a Thai resturant, chip shop, Indian takeaway and of course a chinese takeaway. we must also not forget the tea house (A Piece of cake) in the High Street were breakfasts and afternoon teas can be purchased. The village also has a post office and a mini market, for the bigger shops Wroxham is just 2.4 miles away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cromer 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich International Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Wroxham Station 2 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
|General||Central heating, 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||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
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Coltishall is a busy riverside village. It is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Broads" as it marks the start of the navigable portion of the River Bure. The staithe 0.5 from the village itself and it captivates visitors with its picturesque setting, riverside pubs, a grassy field and is overlooked by fine properties. The thatched village church of St John is within walking distance of the staithe. Opposite the church is a quaint little Thai restaurant serving authentic home cooked food. The heart of the village is nearly 0.5miles further along the road, with plenty of old building, houses, shops and businesses. The Bure Valley Railway has a station in Coltishall. Coltishall is also famous for its late RAF base, situated 2 miles north of the village. This RAF base has a long history and is where Sir Douglas Bader was once a squadron commander. Sadly, flying operations ceased at the end of March 2006.
The residential part of the village grew up in 16th to 19th centuries, when Coltishall became a thriving commercial centre, with many malt houses. At this point in time, the River Bure was fully navigable to Aylsham, and Coltishall became an important stopping point on the Aylsham to Great Yarmouth route. Coltishall even had its own ship building yard and many wherries were built here. As the river silted up and with the development of the railway, Coltishall's importance declined as a river trading route. Many of the buildings in the center of Coltishall however, reflect this once great importance and you will find some magnificent properties.
Crossing over the river bridge, we come into Horstead. The Recruiting Sergeant is a well know local pub and restaurant, serving regional food. Just around the corner is Coltishall Lock, where you will find a path taking along the River Bure back towards Coltishall. The path makes a nice short walk, perhaps to help digest a lunch or dinner from the Recruiting Sergeant!
Not far up stream from Coltishall, towards Aylsham, you will find Buxton Mill. The mill was built in 1754 by William Pepper, a merchant living locally. The building was constructed of white painted brick and weatherboard with a pantile roof and has been a prominent landmark in the village for many years. It closed as a working mill in 1970 and has now been split up into flats.