Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Nestled within a working farm and enjoying a secluded, rustic setting, Owl cottage, a refurbished outbuilding, is the perfect base for exploring the lovely and popular holiday region of southern Norfolk. Guests can be assured of a warm, ‘Norfolk' welcome and the property exudes that calm and restful ‘holiday ambience' so essential for ensuring a relaxing break. In addition, after a busy and interesting day exploring the many activities available in the area, guests can spend the evening by wandering over the delightful farm grounds, which include three large ponds. These are home to the ducks and goose living on the farm yet those who remain quiet may catch a glimpse of the much-loved though secretive otters that occasionally visit. Owl Cottage has two bedrooms and can accommodate a maximum of four guests. Guests are welcome to purchase the freshly picked, home grown produce if they wish.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Norwich|
|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
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors||
Property is all on ground floor level heated by electric convector heaters and comprises: Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area Lounge/Dining Area: With electric log effect fire, Digital flat screen TV with DVD player. Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer Bedroom 1: With double bed Bedroom 2: With two single beds Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
All electricity and bed linen included. Welcome pack provided. Travel cot and high chair available on request.
The East Anglia region
The lovely county of Norfolk has been a popular and much loved holiday destination for decades and it is easy to see why. It offers a wonderful contrast between coast and country and a seamless link between rural and urban. Within the county there is mile after mile of rugged and unspoilt coastline, numerous mysterious coves and bays, several internationally renowned nature and bird reserves, in Norwich a ‘capital' city with strong links to its historic past yet offering the very best of modern city living, in Sandringham House a Royal residence of its very own, delectable, picturesque villages, bustling and vibrant market towns and seaside resorts and of course the timeless and magical beauty of the Norfolk Broads. It is also has an extremely active arts and cultural sector with numerous galleries and arts venues located throughout the county. Lovers of wild and unspoilt coastline should visit the gorgeous coastal villages of Burnham Market, Wells-nest-the-Sea, Sheringham and Cromer, to name but a few, in the north of the county, and Mundesley and Sea Palling on the eastern shoreline. For a seaside ‘buzz' there is nowhere better than the friendly resort of Great Yarmouth. For a city fix there is the heritage city of Norwich which consistently features in the top ten of UK shopping locations and hosts the highly regarded Norwich Festival. A great evening can be had at the city's Theatre Royal or along the Riverside Quarter with its excellent range of restaurants, leisure facilities and nightspots. Norfolk has numerous, delightful and picturesque villages, each generally has a character of its own and as the county has over 700 churches, an historic church is never usually far away. History lovers may wish to visit the little church at Burnham Thorpe. The father of the great naval hero Admiral Nelson was the vicar there and the church contains a number of items that once belonged to the country's finest sailor. The Catholic shrine at Walsingham draws visitors from far and wide. Other lovely villages include Great Cressingham, Great Witchingham and Brancaster Staithe- again, to name but a few. Norfolk is rich in historic and seemingly timeless market towns. Highly recommended are Holt, Dereham, Wymondham, Diss- its 16th century provides a wonderful step back into time- and Downham Market. Norfolk, however, is perhaps best known for the network of ancient waterways collectively known as the Norfolk Broads- arguably one of the few examples in our culture where man and the natural environment have worked in harmony. The broads today constitute a stunning, seemingly natural environment and a veritable wildlife haven. Whilst the broads obviously lend themselves to discovery by boat, there is now a network of cycle paths and walking trails that allow ‘landlovers' to experience the almost mystical beauty of this region at first hand. Well worth a visit on a tour of the broads are Wroxham – one of the biggest broadland areas- Ranworth, Stalham and Horning.
Owl Cottage is located in the pretty village of Forncett St Peter and only a brief twenty minute car journey from the beautiful and historic city of Norwich. The city has an excellent range of attractions which include two gorgeous cathedrals, medieval city walls and the Norwich Castle and Museum. During the holiday season there are regular bus tours and guided walks so visitors have ample opportunity to see and enjoy these architectural gems. Those fond of a spot of retail therapy will be pleasantly surprised to learn that Norwich regularly appears within the UK's top ten shopping destinations. There are two shopping malls to choose from and a superb range of independent retailers. However, no holiday in this stunning region would be complete within a visit to the seemingly timeless Norfolk Broads. The best way to do this is by boat and a wide range of boat trips can be arranged locally. Slightly further afield but definitely worth the effort is a trip to Norfolk's wild and rugged coastline. It has numerous award winning beaches such as the stretch at Southwold, which also has a historic light house and newly renovated pier.