Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Briarwood Cottage is a charming self-contained two-bedroom barn conversion sleeping four (+2 inc sofa bed). The cottage has been converted from a former farm buildings standing in the grounds of the owners' grade II listed farmhouse. The cottage enjoys all the comforts of home including Wifi.
Once forming part of the historic Gunton Hall Estate, the grounds of Nursery Farm include eight acres of woodland that visitors are free to explore. The owners live in the grade two listed brick and flint thatched farmhouse close to the holiday cottages.
This delightful corner of rural Norfolk is only five miles from the traditional seaside town of Cromer, famous for its delicious crabs and the end of the pier shows. Also within easy reach are the Norfolk Broads, the fascinating network of waterways where day boats are available for hire.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mundesley 4.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Gunton 1.5 km|
|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
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Briarwood has been decorated to a high standard providing modern co-ordinated accommodation but within a traditional setting. All rooms have beamed and vaulted ceilings with wooden floors and rugs in the living areas. All windows are double-glazed.
The bathroom is ¾ tiled with modern low-level suite, ceramic tiled floors, thermostatic shower over the bath and shaver point.
The open-plan living and dining area is spacious and inviting and has contemporary furniture. One sofa converts into a metal-framed double bed providing additional accommodation for up to 6. The galley-style kitchen area is well-equipped with a range of modern wall and floor units. There are two colour co-ordinated bedrooms, one having a double bed and the other with two full-size single beds. Each bedroom has wardrobe hanging space and drawers.
Gas central heating with radiators and thermostatic valves in each room
Full-size built-in electric cooker, hob and extractor fan
Fridge with freezer compartment
Colour TV and DVD player
Selection of local books, maps and guides
Duvets and linen
Towels (please bring your own beach towels)
Patio area with patio furniture
A barbecue is available
Shared laundry room
|Further details outdoors|
The area is ideal for cycling with many designated 'quiet lanes'. In North Walsham (3 miles) is a cycle track along a disused railway line that gives a unique opportunity to explore unspoilt Norfolk with its abundance of wildlife. The more ambitious cyclist may like to attempt the full route into Norwich.
Easily accessible too, are the picturesque villages of the North Norfolk coast, much loved by sailors and offering a number of RSPB reserves, lovely coastal footpath walks and seal-watching trips. Good fishing and a choice of golf courses can be found within 5 miles.
Norfolk is very rich in terms of heritage with several National Trust properties to visit including nearby Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall.
The owners, Paula and Keith Barr live in an adjacent thatched farmhouse and are always available to assist with any of your requirements
The East Anglia region
Thorpe Market Village
Nursery Farm stands on the edge of Thorpe Market, a pleasant North Norfolk village, which has a number of pretty cottages surrounding the green. These include the historic Green Farm built c1600 which has lovely Tudor chimney stacks.
Shops, pubs & restaurants
Within two miles there is an excellent farm shop, which includes own-grown vegetables and fruit, a delicatessen, butchers and restaurant. A traditional country pub serving food can be found at Gunton station, approximately one mile distant. At Roughton village (2 miles) there is a general store, post office and petrol station, pub serving food and an excellent fish and chip shop. For more extensive shopping, Cromer and North Walsham, both 5 miles away, have a number of supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.
Spend a day among some of Norfolk's finest craftspeople surrounded by four acres of carefully tended gardens and ponds. The attractive brick and flint Norfolk farm buildings also accommodate a gallery and gift shop, furniture showroom and tearooms.
One of England's great Jacobean houses. An absolute must.
The Bure Valley Railway
Norfolk's longest narrow gauge railway runs through beautiful countryside between Aylsham and Wroxham.
Felbrigg Hall and gardens
Spectacular 17th-century hall with fine furniture and paintings. The park is renowned for its fine and aged trees. The former deer park is being restored to woodland pasture. There are way-marked walks to the church and lake, and through the woods.
The team of glassmakers can be seen working with molten glass, using blowing irons and hand tools. Buy beautiful glassware as a souvenir of your visit.
The Muckleburgh Collection
Famous collection of tanks, artillery and military vehicles. Take a bone shaking ride along the cliff tops on the Gama Goat or even learn to drive a tank! Voted North Norfolk's top attraction twice.
Britain's largest protected wetland has similar status to a national park, mixing wildlife and natural beauty with leisure. The inland waterways of the broads cover a huge area, much of which can be explored by hired boats.
Norfolk Shire Horse Centre
Collection of heavy working horses with displays and activities for all ages.
North Norfolk Railway (The Poppy Line)
Steam engines of a bygone age haul carriages along the poppy line from Sheringham to Holt through an area officially designated as being of outstanding natural beauty.
A fine historic city with many interesting places to visit, including cathedral, castle and museum and excellent traditional and modern shops, including an impressive mall. The city is listed amongst the top ten places for shopping in the UK. The state of the art Millennium Library at the city's forum building is a must. The cosmopolitan city of Norwich has a lively mix of nightlife, a good variety of restaurants and a range of clubs catering for all tastes.
Sandringham House and Estate
The country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Well worth a visit.
Landscape park contains of mature woodlands. The large woodland garden is particularly famous for its spectacular show of rhododendrons and azaleas flowering from mid May to June.
Craft Centre situated just outside Wroxham. If you have an interest in seeing craftsmen and women producing top quality items, this is the place to visit.
Sports and Leisure
There are golf courses at Cromer and Sheringham, a leisure pool at Sheringham and an indoor pool available to non-residents at Pinewoods caravan park, Wells. Tennis courts are available in Cromer, Sheringham and North Walsham. Good fishing can be found at a number of beaches close by, with coarse fishing at Letheringsett lakes near Holt and the lake within Gunton park just 2 miles away.
Nature reserves and bird watching
There are nature reserves at Titchwell, Cley, Minsmere, Hickling and Ranworth Broad.
Art and Theatre
Theatres can be found in Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. Art galleries include the widely acclaimed Sainsbury Centre of the UEA and Norwich Castle Museum's gallery. There are a number of a number of private galleries in Norwich and towns close by.
Cromer (5 miles)
Popular Victorian seaside town with fine church and a pier.
Sheringham (10 miles)
Upmarket seaside town with a good range of local shops, pubs and restaurants. Attractions include the North Norfolk Railway and Splash (fun / swimming pool).
Mundesley (6 miles)
Small cliff top town with range of local shops and restaurants.
Holt (12 miles)
Pleasant Georgian market town, with the renowned Baker's and Larner's departmental store, established over 200 years ago. Many antique shops and a good selection of cafes and restaurants.
Aylsham (10 miles)
Small market town with well-known weekly auction and market on Mondays.
Wroxham (12 miles)
Popular broads town with marina for boat hire and river trips. Home of Roy's of Wroxham, reputed to be the biggest village store in England.
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24 Feb 2014
"Couldnt ask for better, lovely little jewel!"
Stayed for a long weekend during the school half term break. Situated just off the main road however heard no traffic noise, it was very peaceful and tranquil - you even had a clear view of the stars … More
13 Sep 2013
This was only a short stay, but what ever we asked for was never any problem, Excellent accommodation, very clean, we were made to feel very welcome, milk,cake,teabags, all there on arrival,even our t… More
25 Aug 2012
"Lovely modern, clean accommodation with loads to do locally."
We stayed with teenagers / children who loved the woods behind the cottage and the sandy local beaches where we saw a seal. The cottage was very clean modern and comfortable and we couldn't find… More
25 Nov 2011
"Amazing modern cottage"
We loved staying in this fabulous modern old barn conversion with acres and acres of land to roam on. We took our bikes and had a great time exploring the grounds when the weather permitted. The bea… More
28 Oct 2011
"Just what the doctor ordered !"
We needed somewhere comfortable to get away from it all, a place for the kids to roam and at the same time a place that had nearby places of interest. This ticked all the boxes. We all came away feeling like we had had a proper holiday.
The owners are very friendly and seem to have a very chilled approach to life. We will definitely visit again in the not too distant future.
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