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Primula Lodge

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £76 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 13 reviews

Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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. 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.

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 100ft 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 four 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 Mundsley 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

Luxuries DVD player
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
Access Secure parking

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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.

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Review 1-10 of 13

4 Jul 2014


"Best rental property we have ever stayed in."

From our arrival Kim and Chris were as helpful as we needed without being intrusive.The bungalow was exceptionally appointed with everything you could need and more, it was clean tidy and aired. My w… More

12 Apr 2014


"excellent accommodation in a superb location"

excellent spacious,clean,warm accommodation with lovely walks from your doorstep,owner kim was only next door if needed but left well alone if you didn't ,only wish we had visited in the summer months so we could take full advantage of the lovely garden.Coltishall has all you need including a petrol station,chip shop, chinese take away,indian takeaway plus various other shops.The coast is only a short drive away and Norwich city centre even closer. Will definitely be visiting again in the near future.

24 Mar 2014


"We didn't want to leave."

We felt completely at home at Primula Lodge. The house is warm, spacious, well-furnished and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was well-equipped and easy to use. The garden was delightful and has … More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.It is lovely to know you enjoyed your stay, hopefully we can look forward to seeing you again sometime if you decide to visit Norfolk again. Kim

20 Oct 2013


"A good choice"

Very pleased with just about everything at Primrose Cottage. Kim was friendly and very helpful, but as others have said, not intrusive. The facilities were exactly as described, but the bungalow was n… More

Thanks for taking time out to leave kind words on Primula Lodge and the surrounding area.We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you found it a refuge you can recommend to your friends, so thanks once again from Kim and Chris.

9 Sep 2013


"A real Home from Home"

Didn't quite know what to expect but from the moment we arrived Kim was very friendly and helpful, showing us around the property (photo's dont really give it justice) and giving us local in… More


Thanks for taking time out to leave such a nice review on Primula lodge, we are so pleased that you all felt safe in the area and enjoyed your stay. We both hope that Norfolk and Primula Lodge has left some good memories for your family

Chris and Kim

4 Sep 2013


"A lovely retreat"

I stayed at Primula Lodge in mid August with my husband and teenage daughter. The owners, Chris & Kim, gave us good directions so we found it easily even though it is tucked away in a quiet spot away… More

A big thank you for taking time out to leave your positive feedback, its nice to know you enjoyed staying at Primula Lodge and we hope you have good memories of it and of Norfolk.

Thanks once again
Chris and Kim

19 Aug 2013


"Perfect holiday accommodation Primula Lodge has it all"

Primula Lodge The start of a perfect holiday has got to be your accommodation Primula Lodge has it allBeing greeted by Kim and Chris and shown into the bungalow with the wow factor your holiday will b… More

Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review on Primula Lodge, Kim and I are pleased you had a great time and hope it has left some good memories of the area, looking forward to seeing you again.

Kim & Chris

17 Aug 2013


"Excellent5 star accommodation"

This was our first time to this area of Norfolk, there were 4 adults and 1 child and there is something for everyone to enjoy. The property was in a really great location being only 20 minutes from anywhere we wanted to go.
The accommodation was a real surprise, beautiful inside, a gem of a place with a lovely sun trap of a garden which we all enjoyed until the wee small hours (helped by the fact that the weather was great.)
The owners who live next door are very helpful but not intrusive.
Hire a day boat on the Broads, visit the lovely beach at Sea Palling, Wroxham Barns is great for kids and Dinosaur Adventure is a must but not if it's raining.
We all had a wonderful holiday in this lovely part of the country helped by the fact we returned to a very beautiful holiday retreat. Try the Recruiting Sergeant just a short walk away, the food is amazing. We will certainly return.


Thanks very much for taking out some of your valuable time to leave such a positive review on Primula Lodge and the surrounding area. It is always good to have feedback, we would look forward to having you stay again if you so desired. Thanks again

Best Regards
Chris & Kim

27 Jul 2013


"Excellent accommodation"

The accommodation was excellent and easy to find, the setting very peaceful and relaxing The welcome was warm and friendly and the hosts were very helpful.The area was quiet with easy access to the broads. Other attractions were within easy reach.

Thank you for your positive feedback on Primula Lodge. Kim and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking your time out to leave a reveview
Kind Regards
Chris & Kim

14 Jul 2013


"Short break in Norfolk, near The Broads"

Clean, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Private, well-kept garden with decking, table and chairs for eating, drinking and relaxing outside.

Access to the river/jetty at the end of the owners' grounds was great and also access to river-side walks.

Convenient off-road parking behind the property.

Within easy walking distance of various pubs/restaurants/local shops, and only a short drive to supermarket and boat hire made this an ideal location for exploring the area.

Hi Thanks for taking time out to leave a review on Primula Lodge, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you have fond memories of the area and your stay.
All the best Chris & Kim.

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