Squirrel and Dove Cottages
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Squirrel Cottage & Dove Cottage are charming detached cottages set in the gardens of the Owners bungalow Mandalay. The cottages are extremely comfortable. They have their own private fenced in garden and terrace. The property abounds with wildlife, Squirrels, rabbits, foxes and deer to name a few plus a countless variety of birds (A bird watchers paradise!) A few yards from the cottage's is the pool house with cane furniture and 7 person Jacuzzi/hot tub.
Squirrel Cottage and Dove Cottage together with the owners bungalow Mandalay, lie at the end of a private lane in the beautiful Wensum Valley, officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, an excellent totally peaceful location from which to explore Norfolk.
These properties are ideal for familiys or all lady groups who wish to explore Norfolk or just relax in the peaceful surroundings of our garden and enjoy the heated pool and hot-tub. Out of peak periods it is an ideal spot to just come and relax for a weekend what ever the weather as the pool is covered , both cottages have flat screen television with sky sports and movies.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cromer 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich International 8 km, Nearest railway: Norwich 11 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
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
Smoking permitted outside the cottage only. Times are allocated to each cottage for private use of the pool house. THE POOL IS NOT IN USE FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH. THE HOT-TUB CAN BE USED ALL YEAR. Please bring your own towels as towels are not provided. There is a full sky package so you won't miss any sporting advents football, tennis, cricket etc. Norfolk Show ground 10mins away by car. Ball games can be played on the owners large garden football, cricket, badminton etc.
The East Anglia region
About 30 minutes to the south you can stroll through enchanting Forest of Thetford teaming with wildlife and countless varieties of birds. To the east and North are some of the loveliest dune-lined sandy beaches in England. Ten minutes to the north is the historic market town of Aylsham with it's famous Steam Railway on which you can enjoy lunch whilst taking in the beautiful Norfolk countryside on route to coast or broad in the elegant style of a bygone age.
Bewilderwood the curious treehouse adventure, zip wires, jungle bridges, yummy food and mysterious marsh walks you will find between Wroxham and Horning on the A1062. Banham Zoo at Attlebridge.
Old Costessey is a picturesque village about 4 miles from the Cathedral city of Norwich, the principal shopping and entertainment centre of East Anglia. Just a short twenty minute drive to the east are the beautiful Norfolk Broads where boats can be hired for day trips to explore the magical landscape of reed-lined waterways, windmills and nature reserves.
Pensthorpe, known for hosting the BBC Springwatch show, is home to a variety of birds from ducks,lapwings and rare Red Crowned cranes. Now you can also find red squirrels, gardens, flower meadow, he wow activity booklet, the wildlife tracker trail, the landrover Wensum discovery tour, bird feeding and pond dipping.Dinosaur Adventure enjoy beautiful woodland and discover dinosaurs includes a great dinosaur trail, climb-a-saurus, adventure play area, raptor races, lost world adventure, crazy golf, Dippy's diner and the secret animal garden. Animal Ark set in 20 acres you will find farm animals, wildlife and adventure play, there are cattle, goats, pigs, donkeys, llamas to meet, plus animals to stroke in the Pet pavilion and keeper talks, meet parakeets, waterfowl, heron colony, play on the slides, swings, climbing wall and 50metre zip wire. Alysham show set in the picturesque parkland of the national Trust's Blickling Park. The 65th Aylsham Show takes place on the August bank holiday Monday. 5 minutes by car Tast of Oz restaurant in Ringland by the river.
At the end of a hectic day exploring Norfolk's myriad of delights, just relax by the pool or unwind in the Jacuzzi and watch the sun go down over the mystical Wensum Valley.
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4 Sep 2014
"Not for us"
although we enjoyed our family time together ,the swimming pool was good and the hot tub .for the grandchildren ,the rest was not from day one our toilet in squirrel cottage blocked ,and did so 4 more… More
The guest that stayed the week before had no problems with the toilet and the guest that stayed for 2 weeks that arrived the day these guest departed had no problems. The guests reported the problem with the toilet the day after they had arrived on the Sunday we unblocked the waste pipe, it occurred a few times during their stay so we unblocked it again, there was a lot of toilet paper blocking the pipe.
24 Apr 2014
"Peaceful location. Great for walking and watching wildlife. The cottage was fab the swimming pool a fantastic facility after a d"
Great location and facilities. Stayed with our three grandchildren for one week will definitely be making a return visit.
We all enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Starting and ending pur day there. Lots to do locally but you do have to drive. Nice local pub Swan inn. Food good not to pricey. Play park in grounds and close to river bank if you fancy a picnic.
The cottage itself was lovely. Spotlessly clean. Nicely furnished with your own garden area overlooking a wood were we saw some lovely nirds and deer.
Dishwasher and washing machine were welcome additions particularly as we had the children with us. Daily visits from Cassie and Benji, two dogs, (usually at meal tes) were welcome. Can't praise this venue or hosts enough.
10 Sep 2013
"Great hot tub and pool!"
Quiet location, ideal for some peace away from it all. Reasonably equipped unit, but the pool and hot tub made it. Great to have milk and tea and biscuits available on arrival :)… More
19 Aug 2013
"Best holiday ever ��"
This was a gold mine find. You couldn't ask more from a holiday cottage;It was ideally located -rural but only 5mins drive to the A47.Owners - Chrissy & Keith were so nice they were like friends … More
15 Jul 2013
"Perfect for a mixed age family get together"
What a lovely place, remote but perfect for chilling and having the swimming pool was such a bonus.Plenty in the area for all ages to do the younger ones enjoyed Cromer Beach, Bewildland and on the wa… More
15 May 2013
"Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings"
We booked this cottage for a hen do but it was also for a relaxed girlie weekend away with my cousins.
Amazing area - very picturesque, beautiful gardens and the private swimming pool and hot tub was a big big bonus. We really enjoyed ourselves.
The location is fairly remote so it's perfect if you want somewhere quiet and relaxing. However, the town centre isn't too far away if you do fancy venturing out.
Cottage was in a very good condition with all amenities. The owners were very gracious and allowed us to use their very large gardens if we wanted to (which we did for a hen dare).
All in all, a very lovely place indeed. Only slight issue was if you need to use wi-fi, the reception isn't great. Only one person in our group was able to access the wifi on her phone. But this isn't a big deal as we didn't need to use the internet all the time.
Would highly recommend the cottage and will hopefully be visiting again soon!
28 Apr 2013
"Perfect for a relaxing hen do"
Stayed in these cottages for my friend's hen do. They were the perfect location for ten of us. Beautiful cottages with well equipped kitchens. Lovely surroundings and a beautiful pool and hot tub… More
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