Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Kingfishers Retreat offers well presented four room holiday accommodation all on one level, with parking directly outside in a courtyard. The spacious bedroom has a king sized double bed and a single bed. If you wish the second bed can be placed in the large lounge, however this is a through room.
There is a half acre of beautiful shared organic garden fronting the river Tud. Kingfishers Retreat is in an ideal location for gentle country pursuits - walking, golf, birdwatching, cycling and is the perfect base for exploring Norwich and all the city has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cromer 48 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 14 km, Nearest railway: Norwich 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Kingfishers Retreat offers 60m² of living space and has free Wi-Fi available.
Kitchen - There is a hob, double oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine as well as a table and chairs.
Lounge - Offers one large settee and two armchairs. TV with Freeview, DVD player and Video player. CD/Radio/Tape player. (The single bed can be moved into the lounge if required.) Patio doors open onto the garden.
Bedroom - King sized double bed and single bed with chest of draws and wardrobe.
Bathroom - Contains bath,w/c, hand basin, heated towel rail, and large walk in shower with hand rails, a shower chair is also available.
Heating - Night storage radiators, with back up oilfilled radiator and fan heaters. The bathroom has a wall mounted fan heater. The property is double glazed and well insulated (cavity wall as well).
|Further details outdoors|
Kingfishers Retreat has its own garden area and private patio. The delightful half acre of shared organic garden backs onto the river Tud and contains an orchard, greenhouses and a vegetable area, not to mention extensive lawns and flower beds which you are welcome to enjoy. There is a pub, a short walk away, in the village. There are local buses that go to Norwich via the U.E.A. and Norfolk and Norwich hospital.
Off street parking - available in the courtyard area infront of Kingfishers Retreat.
Private patio area - BBQ, chairs and table.
The East Anglia region
Norfolk has its own National Park: the Norfolk Broads, which you can walk around, watch the wildlife or go for a days boating on the inland waterway system.
It offers a wealth of historical buildings from Saxon round towered churches to castles, cathedrals and manor houses, with interesting prehistoric sites ranging from flint mines to Wood Henge.
The National Trust Properties of Felbrigg, Blicking and Oxburgh provide beautiful historic houses and gardens to look around.
There are several coastal towns, around a half an hours drive away, with long sandy beaches and all the attractions of the seaside.
Excellent golf courses exist to challenge both the good club player and beginner.
Norfolk has a number of R.S.P.B and Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserves which together cover a wide variety of habitats and species, as diverse as avocets and stone curlews. Pensthorpe, the new site of BBC's "Springwatch" programme, Strumpshaw fen and Honeypot Wood are all close to Kingfishers Retreat.
Norwich is the most complete medieval city in England and has a Romanesque Cathedral and its own Norman Castle. It has many cosmopolitan shops and cafes - and was voted in the UK top 5 for shopping locations . It also has a vibrant 6 day open air market.
For more artistic people there is the Sainsbury's Centre for Visual Arts, which has various displays of artwork and artefacts, there are also theatres, cinemas, and a wide selection of restaurants. An insight into Norfolk's colourful past from pre roman upto the last century is provided by the many museums (Castle museum, Gressenhall, Bridewell, Strangers hall).
Sports and Leisure - Two leisure centres are close by (U.E.A. and Barnham Broom) offering excellent facilities.
Golf - Several of Norfolks premier golfing attractions are within 15 minutes (Barnham Broom, The Royal Norwich, Wensum valley, Weston park , ...) overall there are at least 10 courses close by.
Bird watching - One guest in 2007, recorded over 50 bird species in and around the garden and its environs, his personal higlight being a spotted fly catcher. Kingfishers Retreat's central location makes it convenient to visit all the major R.S.P.B. reserves of the Norfolk/Suffolk area from Strumpshaw to Minsmere, as well as the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserves.
Walking - There are a number of walks which can be taken directly from the front door of Kingfishers Retreat each with luck can be adjusted to include a convenient pub for lunch and for the more adventurous there are various long distance walks.
Cycling - a network of quiet country lanes offers the chance to explore, at a gentle pace, the villages and towns of Norfolk, one route recommended, is to the delightful market town of Wymondham with its ancient market building, abbey and collection of buildings spanning the centuries. Or to Hingham, a delightful Georgian town where Abraham Lincoln's ancestors originated, or so the story goes.There are also a number of official cycle routes and cycle paths.
Fishing - Neighbouring villages offer the chance for fly fishing and course fishing both to a good standard.
We are close to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and the University of East Anglia.
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14 Jul 2013
Enjoyed a very relaxing week, good location with lots of pleasant walks nearby. Well equipped cottage exceptionally clean all round.,. lovely garden although this trip we were a bit disappointed as l… More
23 Jun 2013
"Excellent cottage, very friendly & helpful hosts."
Our hosts Robert & Anna were very helpful regarding places to visit and were very friendly. The property was well equipped and comfortable, all the rooms were an excellent size and the bathroom had a large shower which was very nice. Also the shared garden was nice to view from the patio area and Robert invited us to walk around at our leisure if we wanted. The cottage is situated in a quiet village & there is a public house within walking distance, it is also well situated for travelling to various places of interest and is only about 30 miles from the coast. We had a lovely week in an area we had not visited before & would like to thank Robert & Anna.
25 May 2013
"Excellent Value for Money"
Cottage Excellent very spacious clean and warm gardens wonderful lots of bird life will certainly visit again
12 May 2013
"Peaceful & tranquil"
A very relaxing stay in the most peaceful and tranquil location. Kingfishers Retreat offers a country hideaway with all the amenities you could need. A well-appointed and spacious property set within beautiful gardens and located in a pretty village close to Norwich and all the attractions of North Notfolk. Great location with wonderful walks. Would recommend.
20 Apr 2013
"Tranquillity and homegrown rhubarb"
The three of us had a lovely stay for the working week. The place is very pleasant, clean and tranquil. The kitchen is particularly well equipped, with all utensils and cutlery provided. The design is… More
4 Nov 2012
"Well equipped, comfortable and friendly."
We stayed for a week using the cottage as a base for exploring Norfolk. It was a good choice for us. Clean, well equipped, comfortable and warm even though there were frosts outside.
19 Aug 2012
"We have no hesitation in recommending this place"
The spacious and well appointed one bedroom bungalow which is Kingfisher's Retreat was really well positioned for the type of holiday we were looking for. Just a few miles from Norwich City centre but still in the heart of the countryside, also being a short drive from Sainsbury's made getting the essentials very easy.
Whether it was Hunstanton to the north or Lowestoft and the Broads to the east (and all points in between), all were within easy reach, either by car or well served bus routes.
All in all we had an excellent holiday, and add to that Anna and Richard could not have been more helpful, we have no hesitation in recommending Kingfisher's retreat to anyone.
31 Jul 2012
"An Ideal Norfolk Hideaway for Two"
Kingfisher Retreat situated next to the owners house is a quiet, spacious, well equipped cottage, with most everything that one would require to enjoy a pleasant stay
A short drive away is the Norwich Park and Ride a town well worth a visit, further afield are many smaller towns and tourest attractions, within an hours drive lies is the Norfolk Coast an ideal place for walking, cycling, bird watching or just relaxing
within easy reach of North Norfolk Coast, the Park & Ride to Norwich is only a few miles away and Norfolk with all it's smaller towns and tourist attractions
7 Nov 2011
"calm and stress free break"
ideal retreat for a small group, lounge very warm...... central for everywhere in Norfolk...car boot sale and park and ride close by... used both!.... all amenities in kitchen etc...home from home.....owners friendly and close by if needed but not hovering.... lovely pub in the village for meals and all major supermarkets within a few miles for supplies...... fruit from the owners orchard was the most perfect and delicious I have had in all my days...we ate and ate the apples and pears! ..... only criticism, the broom trees near the patio doors marred the wonderful view of the garden and we hope the owners will consider pruning or removing them for next time so we can feast our eyes!.... all in all recommended...
Thank you for your review. We shall certainly cut down the broom and we hope to replace them with smaller shrubs in the spring.
3 Nov 2011
"Wonderfully quiet and comfortable"
Well-equipped bungalow in pleasant surroundings with friendly owners. Can highly recommend.… More
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