Idlehour, 5 bed Period House
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 13
This attractive detached Period Victorian house has parts dating back to the Elizabethan period and is full of charm and character, with many of the original features, such as the large fireplaces, the wonderful beamed rooms and oak panelling. It is situated in the lovely area of Thorpe St Andrew on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Norwich. It is close to St Andrews church plus several excellent riverside pubs, such as the Rushcutters Arms, and The Buck. There is also a friendly cafe nearby, and from the front of the house there are lovely views of the river opposite, which is a popular place for feeding visiting ducks and swans!
The North Norfolk coastline, with sandy beaches, nature and bird reserves, is within easy reach, and you will be right in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The fine city of Norwich with its cathedrals, theatres, museums, and superb array of shops and cafes, is well worth spending some time exploring. It is a 10 minute drive by car, or there is a bus route direct to the centre from the stop opposite the house. The National Trust properties of Oxburgh Hall, Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall are all within easy distance, and there are some great family attractions within a 30 minute drive, such as Bewilderwood, The Dinosaur Park, Petitts and Pleasurewood Hills amusement park is less than an hour away.
The large sitting/drawing room has an oak beamed ceiling, stone fireplace and carved oak panelling to the walls, and also includes large screen plasma TV, DVD player and surround sound.There are a good selection of games and DVD's. The Dining room has a large dining table seating up to 8 and period fireplace. The Family sitting room / childrens playroom has a corner sofa which is also a sofabed, a large TV with surround sound, a Blu-Ray player and Wii console with a good selection of games. There is a spacious kitchen with double gas cooker, dishwasher, and american style fridge freezer with ice maker. A pine breakfast table seats up to 8, and there is an additional low level freezer and fridge, microwave and coffee machine. The large utility room contains washing machine and tumbledryer, and the downstairs bathroom has bath/shower and toilet. First floor: Huge landing with impressive oak staircase, sofa and bookcase. Two Double bedrooms, including Master bedroom with oak four-poster bed and views over the river. One twin bedroom. Two single bedrooms one with additional single sofa-bed. Oak panelled / tiled bathroom with bath, basin and toilet. Second bathroom with freestanding bath / shower. Separate toilet part way up main staircase. Additional staircase at rear of property leading up from utility room. Electricity, full gas fired CH, bed linen and towels included. Sky TV (free channels), Large enclosed rear garden with childrens climbing frame/slide, sandpit, playhouse and trampoline as well as garden table/ chairs and gas BBQ. Parking (for 2 cars); further roadside parking. No smoking or pets. Saturday to Saturday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Great Yarmouth 29 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 11 km, Nearest railway: Norwich 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
The East Anglia region
Norfolk is a beautiful region of the UK, with the attractions of the Norfolk Broads, the wonderful cathedral city of Norwich, and the great coastal towns and beaches of North Norfolk.
Some wonderful beaches can be found around the Norfolk coastline, with highlights including Wells, Cromer, Blakney and Holkham. Or you may want to sample the alternative appeal of Great Yarmouth which will certainly keep the children happy ....!!
If you fancy exploring the Norfolk Broads, head for Wroxham or Potter Heigham, where there are a number of options for hiring a variety of different types of boats.
The city of Norwich itself has many attractions, including shopping, the fine cathedral, plus a renouned theatre and several cinemas.
Within easy reach are several National Trust properties, including Oxburgh Hall, Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall, all of which are well worth a days visit.
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