Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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 is the pool house with cane furniture and 7 person Jacuzzi/hot tub.
The six- section purpose built pool-house telescopes into one section at the touch of a button so that in fine weather it can become open air. At the end of a private road in the beautiful Wensum Valley, officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, an excellent totally peaceful location from which to explore Norfolk.
Dove cottage has been completely renovated to a very high standard. It has been made for persons with disabilities in mind, wide door ways, on one level, grab rails in shower & toilet room. Dove cottage has its own fenced in garden overlooking an area where the deer like to graze. Dove cottage is situated the other side of the pool house to Squirrel cottage. Also situated in the pool house is a seven seater Jacuzzi/hot tub. Dove Cottage & Squirrel Cottage together with the owners bungalow lie at the end of a private road in the beautiful Wensum Valley, officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, an excellent totally peaceful location from which to explore Norfolk. Adjacent to the garden is Taverham Mill Fishing Lakes and nature reserve the wildlife comes into us.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 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||No pets allowed, 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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Travel cot and high chair can be hired for £25 to be requested at time of booking. Family bathroom has no bath shower only, (wet room style) shower and toilet have a grab rail.
|Further details outdoors|
Easy access from car, guests can park outside entrance door. Parking outside cottage for a few cars. Entrance has a double door with outside lights. Guest's may use the large area of lawn to play badminton/ball games etc. there is a natural pond in the grounds where moorhens nest and ducks swim and the heron visits to fish, the deer also use it for their watering hole. Private use of heated pool and hot-tub.Pool is closed from November to March, hot-tub available all year. If both cottages booked time slots are allocated to both cottages to ensure private use of pool and hot-tub.
Notes: Dove cottage has been recently renovated so it is suitable for elderly or infirm. Wet room with grab handles, grab rail close to toilet. Wide doorways on one level, easy access from car you can park outside entrance door. Open plan living room/kitchen and diner.NO SMOKING IN COTTAGE. THE POOL IS NOT IN USE FROM NOVEMBER TO APRIL, HOT-TUB AVAILABLE ALL YEAR.
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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15 Oct 2014
We booked Dove Cottage for my daughters birthday weekend and what a treat it was !
Chrissy and Keith welcomed us despite our late arrival and the cottage was spotlessly clean well equipped warm and inviting .
The pool and hot tub are fantastic and kept three teenage girls occupied all weekend .
Costessy is a great base to discover Norwich, The Norfolk Broads, and the Norfolk Coast .
Dove cottage has a adjoining cottage, squirrel cottage and both would be fantastic for two families to enjoy a great break which is our next plan!
See you soon Chrissy and Keith
21 Jul 2014
This was our second time staying here.
First time was with our 3 kids 2 years ago, This time was just the 2 of us.
We had a really great and relaxing time.
The swimming pool and jacuzzi was amazing.
Chrissy and Keith were very helpful and welcoming.
We will definitely be coming back again.
23 Jun 2014
Dove cottage is fantastic, as are the landlords and their spaniels. The cottage is disabled friendly and equipped with everything you need . The pool is lovely, easy to get in for the less mobile although the hot tub is not so easy if you are disabled. The cottage is in the grounds of the landlords house but they are not intrusive in anyway, they are both friendly and helpful. Once they knew we liked bird watching a bird feeder was put in our garden. Which attracted many birds including a Jay. Deers came morning and night to the field beyond the cottage garden, and a pheasant visited often. It is situated at the end of a private road, so no traffic noise but you are only 10 - 15 minutes away from a huge Sainsbury's and the main A47. All the take always including the Fish and chip shop deliver and know that there is a security gate on the property! There is so much to do in the local area that a week was not long enough, one of the best places to visit for nature lovers is Fairhaven, the woodland walks are fabulous, even using a mobility scooter was no problem The estate owns its own Broad and you can combine your trip with a boat trip. There is an abundance of wildlife reserves in the area - do you homework before you go to maximise your time. Other reviews have commented that the WiFi was iffy but all three of us were able to use it with no problem. We hope to return to the cottage soon.
23 Apr 2014
"Lovely cottage - made even better by the pool"
This was a great place to stay with young children. Location wise, there are lots of things to go and do, inc lovely beaches, adventure parks, a great wildlife reserve, beautiful steam railways etc within about 45 minutes drive. The cottage itself was clean & well equipped though it was a surprise to find it had a shower but no bath. I'm now glad I didn't notice that before booking as I think it would have put me off and I would have been wrong! The wet room style shower meant that even for little ones it was absolutely fine. The on-site owners were very welcoming and helpful without being at all intrusive, but the over-riding attraction for us was the gorgeous swimming pool. It is shared with the other holiday cottage but managed in such a way that the occupants of each cottage get exclusive use each day. It was perfect and like the cottage - very clean and well maintained. Will almost certainly re-visit.
1 Apr 2014
"Superb break away!!!"
My wife and I stopped here for our second wedding anniversary with our little girl. We loved our stay and the swimming pool was fantastic. The owners, Christine and Keith wee perfect host with always … More
24 Dec 2013
"Indoor pool and hot-tub were a big hit with everyone"
We took our two young grand-daughters away for a treat. Norfolk was convenient and there are things to do even in late October. We planned a day at Wells by the Sea to do some Crabbing and a trip on t… More
3 Sep 2013
"Such a fantastic holiday which we didn't want to end"
Fantastic quiet location just 10 minutes from the City. Fantastic grounds that Chrissie and Keith were happy for us to explore and use. The swimming pool was fantastic and a massive hit with the kids. We loved playing on the huge lawn with the football or the badminton set. Nothing was too much trouble for Chrissie and Keith and they were happy to answer any of our questions. It felt like home with all of the equipment that was provided but without all the stress. Would recommend to all.
26 Aug 2013
"Great Peaceful Cottage In The Very Beautiful Wensum Valley"
Chrissy and Keith could not have been more welcoming. The complimentary milk and biscuits on arrival were most appreciated. Any issues we encountered were quickly resolved. A typical experience was wh… More
5 Jun 2013
"GREAT COTTAGE WITH SWIMMING POOL AND HOT TUB"
Dove cottage had everything we wanted from our holiday. The swimming pool and hot tub made it even better. The cottage was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed (even big mugs and a sharp knife!) Chrissy and Keith were very welcoming and bought us a bottle of wine for our anniversary. The local pub was ok and the two pubs at Drayton were good. We used the park and ride to Norwich which was very worth while. We would happily return in the future.
9 Mar 2013
"Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant."
Thanks for a great short break - the cottage was perfect and we felt right at home as soon as we walked in. The hot tub was the icing on the cake, and the friendliness of the hosts throughout was top notch. GREAT!
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