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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Believed to be the oldest surviving house in its village (circa 1590), this spacious, detached, Grade II listed holiday property is beautifully positioned on the Upper Wensum an S.S.S.I. (with resident swans and mallards), yet only 5 miles from the attractive city of Norwich. It stands in secluded, mature lawned gardens, which are completely secure and benefits from sole use of an inter-connecting indoor heated swimming pool. With over 200 feet of private river frontage, two Canadian canoes and decked seating area with canopy cover this makes the perfect spot for visitors to dine and enjoy this idyllic setting, disturbed only by the sound of the occasional rowing boat of an angler. Lovingly restored by its owner, the house features a wealth of exposed beams and timber framing, a re-discovered inglenook fireplace and an original listed door. The sunny yellow kitchen has an enormous pine table for relaxed family meals, and the study is packed with information on the local area. Children will be delighted with their own, quite separate, series of rooms – a dining room with television leads to a games room, and up a staircase to a charming bedroom with beams and low sloping ceilings. Every comfort is thoughtfully provided to create a real home from home. Coarse fishing is freely available (in season) either from the riverbank or by boat, and in two local private carp lakes. From this restful, secluded spot, both the city amenities and the Norfolk Broads are easily reached. Wroxham, the 'capital' of Broadland is only 10 miles away, with day boat hire and cruises. Within 40 minutes by car are the delights of the North Norfolk coast: broad sandy beaches at Holkham, a bird and seal reserve at Blakeney, and seaside attractions at Wells. Four golf courses and a floodlit driving range can be found within 2 miles. Tennis, snooker and two pubs in village. Shops ½ mile. Farmhouse kitchen with gas range (for cooking) and breakfast area. Large, beamed living room with inglenook fireplace. Dining room with gas fire and additional TV. Study. Bathroom with toilet. Utility. Games room. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with canopied brass bed and one with traditional oak bed. Twin bedroom overlooking the river. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Second steep staircase to children's bedroom with three single beds, beamed pitched ceiling and river views. Open fire – logs inc Elec, gas fire, gas CH and bed linen incTwo cotsH/chairTwo digital TVs ('Free-to-view')VideoDVDCDGas range incM/waveW/machineD/washerF/freezerBroadband connection focSecure garden with patio and furnitureDecked seating terrace and canopy coverBBQParkingInter-connecting indoor heated swimming pool 28ft x 13ft (constant depth 4ft)Games room with table footballChildren's play areaAll-weather badminton court (equipment supplied)Coarse fishing (in season) focTwo Canadian canoes focFriday to Friday NB: Decked terrace has 200ft private river frontage Note: Riverside House can be booked with neighbouring Riverside Cottage (CSD) which also has its own swimming pool, to sleep 13+1.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property