Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Thorpegate cottage is a one-bedroom barn conversion which sleeps two, adjoining Pinewood Cottage. Recently renovated and decorated to a high standard, it provides modern coordinated accommodation including Wifi within a traditional setting. All rooms have beamed and vaulted ceilings and the living area has wood flooring with rugs. The shower room is ¾ tiled, with a modern suite, ceramic tiled floor, electric power shower and shaver point.
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 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mundesley 4.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich Airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Guntom 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, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The open-plan living and dining area is inviting and relaxing while the kitchen recess is well-equipped with a range or modern wall and floor units. The spacious, colour coordinated bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and drawers.
Oil-fired central heating with separate thermostatic valves in each room
Full sized electric cooker
Free Sat TV/DVD/CD/Radio
Selection of local books, maps and guides
Duvet and linen
Towels (please bring own beach towels)
Terraced garden with patio furniture
Shared laundry room
|Further details outdoors|
The area is ideal for cycling with many designated 'quiet lanes'. Close by 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
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.
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 circa 1600, 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.
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22 Sep 2014
having just spent a week at Thorpe gate cottage my overall impression was of a tired end of season cottage. There was a fresh cake and some milk in the fridge and also smell of damp in the bathroom we… More
Very disappointed that your stay in Thorpegate Cottage was not a better experience - nothing is more pleaseing than reading a complimentry review and the visitors book in the cottage is full of them, so a little surprised by your comments.
We are glad you appreciated the home made cake, tea, coffee and milk. Sad to hear you felt the bathroom smelt damp - it is cleaned thouroughly with bleach and limescale remover between each guest, and nobody has had any adverse comments about it in the nine years we have be letting the property out - I think it was misty for a couple of days during your stay, maybe that had some effect, but we have little control over the sea mists occassionally making their way inland.
The internet is slow in rural North Norfolk and we appreciate that streaming films is not something we can always offer, but most people manage to check their e-mails and investigate local attractions without any trouble - indeed, I am responding to this from within Thorpegate Cottage. If you had have mentioned it, we could have rebooted the home-hub as that usually helps, or even offered you access to our own PC.
We are happy to put the heating on whenever requested in addition to the timer settings which bring it on automatically each morning and evening (and to adjust those to suit each guest), and the temperature can be controlled by the thermostats on each radiator. Additionally, there are electric fan heaters in the cottage which guests can use.
Again, sincerest commisserations that you did not have the perfect break that we aim to provide - if only you had knocked on our door - which is immediately adjacent to Thorpegate Cottgae we could have done something to improve your experience of staying with us. We would have happily moved you into one our of newer and larger barn conversions if that was required.
We are really disappointed that your stay was not better, and thank you for your feedback.
Keith and Paula.
25 Jun 2012
"A lovely cosy cottage in an excellent location."
A lovely cosy cottage in an excellent location. It was quick and easy to book online direct with Thorpewood Cottages. We had a friendly welcome on arrival which included a homemade cake and a pint of milk in the fridge. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything you needed. The grounds are quite large with a caravan field and woods that you are free to explore. You do need a car to get around in and there are lots of attractions to visit in North Norfolk. This was our 6th visit to Thorpewood Cottages and we still found new places to visit. The owners are very friendly and always happy to help with any queries. We will definitely be staying there again!
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