About the home
Kingfishers Retreat offers well presented comfortable holiday accommodation all on one level, with parking directly outside in a courtyard. There is one bedroom of good size which has a king sized bed and a single bed. If you wish the second bed can be placed in the 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 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Cromer, 48km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Kingfishers Retreat offers 60m² of living space.
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).
Bathroom - Contains bath,w/c, hand basin, heated towel rail, and large walk in shower with hand rails, a shower chair is also available.
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.
Kitchen - There is a hob, double oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine. There is also a heated towel rail.
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.
Off street parking - available in the courtyard area infront of Kingfishers Retreat.
Private patio area - BBQ, chairs and table.
No smoking and No pets.
The East Anglia / Norfolk 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.
The Norwich / Honingham area
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.
How to get there
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Flights are available to Norwich Airport. Good rail connections exist to London and the East Midlands. Two bus services run from Norwich and East Dereham to Honingham, one a direct service to Norwich City centre the other via The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and University of East Anglia (U.E.A.). Only 5 minutes to nearest Park & Ride service into Norwich.
Activities near Norwich
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
12 May 2013
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
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... more
04 Nov 2012
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 230||£ 47||£ 57||2 Nights|
|23 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 250||£ 47||£ 57||2 Nights|
|25 May 13||20 Jul 13||£ 270||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 270||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 235||£ 47||£ 57||2 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 280||£ 52||£ 62||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rental rates include electricity, heating, linen, towels and tea towels.
Excessive usuage of electricity may incur a charge.
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