Beautifully presented ground floor apartment in pretty Edwardian seaside cottage, surrounded by lovely gardens. Superbly located for exploring the beautiful North Norfolk coast. 10 minute walk to Sheringham's high street, shops and restaurants, the Blue Flag beach, steam railway, theatre and coast path. The apartment is completely self-contained, with its own entrance. It is entirely level, ideal for families with children or older guests. Ample private off-street parking on our driveway- leave the car, walk or take the excellent Coasthopper bus or the train. Free high speed wifi. Open all year, with short breaks available from October to April. With central heating, additional electric radiators and a log fire the cottage is very cosy in winter.
The light, airy open-plan living area has recently been redecorated in coastal colours, with new furniture throughout and lots of driftwood art to brighten your holiday. It offers an attractive sitting area, with comfortable leather sofas around the original Norfolk brick fireplace, spacious dining area and well-equipped kitchen with oven, fridge/ freezer compartment, microwave and everyday essentials.
There are two bedrooms, one double, one twin, both with deep, comfortable mattresses and good quality bed linen. Both the shower room (washbasin and spacious shower) and the separate wc/ washbasin are brand new for 2015, with good quality contemporary fittings. Outside there is a private courtyard garden with seating area, picnic bench and beach hut playhouse. In addition, guests from both our apartments are welcome to enjoy the sunny, lawned south-facing garden, with plenty of seating and tables, and the pretty vintage style summerhouse which has four comfy chairs.
Free high speed wifi internet access, TV, CD and DVD players, toys (including a huge box of Duplo), local interest books, walking guides, maps, games, fiction library and our own detailed information pack. Tea, coffee, fresh milk and Norfolk cake provided for your arrival. Children heading for the beach will find buckets and spades, crabbing nets and toy sailing boats. All bed linen, heating and electricity included. Please bring your own towels and teatowels. Good quality travel cot, high chair, baby bath, toddler step and nursery tableware. No smoking, no pets.
Stables is open all year. Summer bookings (May-Sept and school holidays) are weekly lets with Saturday changeover. From late September to April we offer short breaks, arriving Friday (3 nights) or Monday (4 nights), in addition to weekly lets with Friday changeover.
Please see also our first floor apartment Gables, new for March 2015, a cosy, stylish bolthole for two (also listed on this website). Magnolia Cottage is our home; we look after both apartments ourselves and take pride in ensuring they are beautifully presented and spotlessly clean.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Sheringham, 0.5km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Sheringham 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
The seaside town of Sheringham lies on the North Norfolk coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a landscape of saltmarsh, shingle and wide, empty beaches, and a haven for wildlife- avocets, egrets, rare terns and the grey seal colony at Blakeney Point.
Within a few miles are the lovely Georgian town of Holt, with its galleries and cafe culture, the Victorian resort of Cromer and the picturesque coastal villages of Weybourne, Blakeney and Cley, with their flint cottages and windmills. Norfolk's stately homes, Blickling, Felbrigg, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Sandringham, offer fascinating days out.
The North Norfolk coast path runs for 50 miles across a hauntingly beautiful coastal landscape and can be walked in small sections, using the excellent Coasthopper bus.
Slightly further afield are the medieval city of Norwich and the waterways of the Norfolk Broads.
For centuries a remote fishing station, Sheringham grew into an Edwardian seaside resort following the arrival of the railway in 1887. The fishermen's quarter, with its quaint alleyways and flint cottages, remains at the heart of the town.
Sheringham today is a small, gently old-fashioned seaside town, set against a backdrop of rolling woodland, good walking and cycling country.The High Street runs down to the sea and offers independent shops, tearooms, pubs, Nepalese, Thai, Austrian and traditional restaurants, and of course fresh local crab and lobster or fish and chips, best enjoyed perched on the seawall! Attractions include the Blue Flag beach, a fine coastal golf course, museums celebrating the town's seafaring heritage, a swimming pool and leisure centre, and the Poppy Line steam railway. All these are within easy walking distance of Magnolia Cottage, as is the North Norfolk coast path.
Sheringham's seafront promenade runs offers a lovely stroll, especially at sunset- watching the sun sink into the sea (yes, even on the East coast!) is quite magical.
Behind the town, sea views can be enjoyed from Sheringham Park, designed in the 18th century by Humphrey Repton and now owned by the National Trust.
Throughout the summer Sheringham is alive with festivals- the Crab and Lobster festival, Lobster Potties folk dance festival, carnival week and the famous 40s weekend.
Excellent transport links include the Coasthopper bus and Bittern Line train to Norwich.