11 Samson and Hercules
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Beautiful one bedroom apartment with secure parking situated in the heart of historic Norwich, Tombland.
A beautifully decorated one year old apartment which is fitted to the highest standard based in the heart of the oldest part of Norwich, Tombland enjoying views of Norwich cathedral and historic Elm Hill.
The ever expanding shopping centre is a few minutes walk away and since the arrival of the Chapelfield shopping mall which includes House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and many more it is a great place to stay for those who wish to explore this side of Norwich. In addition the apartment is a simple ten minute, 5 mile drive away from the Norfolk Broads, this is a beautiful area to visit all year round and with attractions such as boat rides along the Broads, Bewilderwood and Wroxham Barns for the children it is a popular place for a wide variety of age groups.
Tombland is also well known for it's beautiful and unique selection of restaurants and wine bars, there is a wide selection available which cater for all tastes.
This apartment which sleeps two people comfortably in a spacious double bedroom can accommodate two other people in the lounge area by request. There is a housekeeping service which can be tailored to suit your stay including theatre tickets and restaurant bookings to just simply clean linen and breakfast items on arrival, there is plent y of flexibility to cater for your needs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||North Nofolk 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 5 km, Nearest railway: Norwich 1 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||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 1, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is only a two years old and therefore the fittings are of very high quality and include the following:
Full set of luxury bed linen.
Bedside cabinet with reading lamp.
Small flat screen television.
Electric chrome shower within a full size bath tub, glass screen.
WC and basin.
Large heated towel rail/radiator.
Complimentary welcome basket of personal items.
Luxury white leather white corner sofa.
White leather recliner & footstool.
Large coffee table.
Round glass dining table and 2 chairs, additional chairs if required.
Large flat screen television with DVD player.
Side tables and lamps.
Access to Juliette balcony in the dining area.
Access to small balcony in the lounge with room for a small table and chairs.
Fully integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer-dryer.
Stainless steel electric oven and glass electric hob.
Kettle and toaster.
Full range of cooking utensils, pans, crockery and cutlery.
Cool bag and picnic set with freezer blocks on request.
Hoover, iron and ironing board.
Travel cot and high chair available on request.
Private secure parking.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment is situated in the heart of the oldest part of Norwich, Tombland, it therefore enjoys views of the Cathedral and the historic Elm Hill area which is home to a host of beautiful antique shops and quaint restaurants.
The apartment is extremely secure and discreet, it faces Tombland but is access by a little lane called Waggon & Horses lane, you then enter the security gates and the apartment and it's parking space is located within the gates. I would say this is high on the lists of benefits as it takes the pressure off looking for a car park on arrival, there is no additional charge and you know that the car can be left unattended for the duration of the stay and it will not be harmed.
The apartment has a minimum three night stay and can be rented long term if required.
Prior to check in cancellation
For bookings under 30 days any cancellation made within a period of 14 days prior to check-in full cost recovery will be chargeable.
Post check in
For stays of 30 days or more a 14 day notice period is required in the event of an early check out.
Payment details will be taken at the point of booking & in the event of a check out occurring before the end of the booking period full costs for notice period will be due.
Dinner reservations, health club passes, theatre bookings can all be arranged with prior notice.
The East Anglia region
Norwich achieves an enviable balance as an enchanting cathedral city and a thriving modern metropolis. The city boasts some of the finest medieval architecture in Britain with its cathedral, castle and intricate network of winding streets. By contrast the city’s newest centrepiece, The Forum, represents contemporary architecture at its best.
There is a vibrant mix of theatres, cinemas, arts festivals, exhibitions, museums, numerous pubs, stylish café bars and a vast array of restaurants. The shopping is excellent and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly.
Explore Holkham Beach (pictured), which featured in the final scenes of Shakespeare in Love, then enjoy the view across the marshes from The White Horse Brancaster Staithe, voted one of the most romantic locations in the UK.
Take a stroll through the snowdrops at Bagthorpe Hall, near East Rudham. The garden is open in aid of the Norfolk National Gardens Scheme or join the special Valentine’s Day guided walk, at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. There are more snowdrops at Raveningham Gardens near Loddon or Walsingham Abbey grounds
The apartment is situated in the heart of the oldest part of Norwich, Tombland, it therefore enjoys views of the Cathedral and the historic Elm Hill area which is home to a host of beautiful antique shops and quaint restaurants. The ever expanding shopping centre is a few minutes walk away and since the arrival of the Chapelfield shopping mall which includes House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and many more it is a great place to stay for those who wish to explore this side of Norwich. In addition the apartment is a simple ten minute, 5 mile drive away from the Norfolk Broads, this is a beautiful area to visit all year round and with attractions such as boat rides along the Broads, Bewilderwood and Wroxham Barns for the children it is a popular place for a wide variety of age groups.
The North Norfolk coast is only 1/2 an hour drive away which is lovely for long walks and pub lunches, it also houses some beautiful boutiques and places of interest.
Tombland is also well known for it’s beautiful and unique selection of restaurants and wine bars, there is a wide selection available which cater for all tastes. There is also a small hackney carriage rank just nearby so anyone who wants to venture further than this short walk can do so both easily and safely.
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7 Sep 2012
"An excellent apartment in a great location."
A great apartment in an excellent location, well worth the costs for a long weekend in Norwich, which is really nice to visit.
A day on the broads is a must during your stay.
6 Feb 2012
"Great location, but poorly equipped"
This is a great location, only about 4 minutes walk from the cathedral and incredibly easy to get to all the city centre places, lovely restaurants. Hardly needed to use the car, although having a secure parking space was a great bonus.
It was obviously a very new holiday let, as none of the information you'd expect in a holiday apartment was provided - no leaflets, maps or brochures of things to do in the area. It would have been nice to have information about local shops, including opening times, as well. We were expecting to find wi-fi in the apartment as advertised, but it's actually available from local pubs which reach the apartment, and you have to pay for it. The directions were also disappointing - despite asking twice we were just given a postcode - not everyone has sat-nav! The one way system is quite confusing, so we ended up driving in circles for a while before we found it. This could easily be rectified by providing a map of the location and written directions from all the main roads into the city, as we've received when staying in other places.
The apartment looks lovely, but more thought could have been put into equipment and furnishings provided. The lighting is incredibly poor in both living room and bedroom - hopeless if you want to read a book or the newspaper. There is only one (tiny) bedside table, again, hopeless if you both wear glasses and need somewhere to put them down! And made it impossible to read in bed as there's no bedside light one side and nowhere to put a book. The kitchen was also poorly equipped, with not many mugs, bowls or plates, and the bowls seemed to be cast offs from somewhere else as they were all square and difficult to use!
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