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Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This recently refurbished, well-maintained cottage provides you with everything you need for a little R & R. Unwind in the restful living room, entertain in the kitchen/dining room, sleep-in in one of the 5 bedrooms, chill with your favourite book in the garden, or just watch the world go by from the sunroom upstairs. Downstairs has been made wheelchair-friendly including a downstairs bedroom with en suite.
The 150-year old house still retains an original flint wall, lending character to the partly beamed home. The finishes are clean and modern and there is more than enough space to house 10 guests comfortably.
There is dedicated parking for 3 vehicles. Local shops and the 3 village pubs are within walking distance, and the pubs all serve excellent food. Within a short drive are beaches, Pettitts Animal Adventure Park (great for kids) and the RSPB Reserve at Strumpshaw Fen, though you can just as easily watch the local wildlife on the River Yare from the prime location of the upper sunroom at Briars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Great Yarmouth 13 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 30 km, Nearest railway: Reedham 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
• Ground floor is wheelchair accessible
• Kitchen/Dining Room
• Downstairs rear sunroom off the kitchen/dining room
Large separate games room with full size table tennis table, table football etc.
• Downstairs bedroom (single bed with pullout bed underneath) and en suite
• Living room with TV/DVD player
• Downstairs cloakroom/laundry
• Upper lounge room overlooking the Broads
• Upper sunroom with balcony looking onto River Yare
• Family bathroom with bath
• Front bedroom with twin beds and water views
• Bedroom with twin beds and en suite
• Double bedroom
• Double bedroom with en suite
• Ideal for family/group holidays
• Plenty of room for carers if needed
|Further details outdoors|
• Private 54’ mooring
• Enclosed rear garden
• Private garden by the river for relaxing, summer drinks or barbecues
• Private parking for three vehicles
• Coarse fishing from the front private garden
There are no lifts in the property, but downstairs is adapted for use by wheelchair users.
Kitchen facilities are at regular height.
About this location
The East Anglia region
Reedham was originally a Roman settlement and King Edmund of East Anglia is said to have lived in the village. The historic city of Norwich, which is only a short drive away, has plenty to offer with its unique antique areas, medieval castles and architectural gems such as the Norwich Cathedral. The cottage also has many adventure and wildlife parks nearby, proving a hit with the kids, not to mention the funfairs and seaside attractions at Great Yarmouth close by.
North Norfolk is within easy driving distance too and there, you can enjoy the quiet, tranquil and sandy beaches. The area is ideal for exploring and it provides easy access to wonderful scenery and beaches. The extensive Norfolk Broads are at your disposal including Hickling, Wroxham and Oulton Broads. There are plenty of Broad cruises that you can join, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can hire your own boat!
The village pubs offer excellent fare and are very reasonably priced. However, having the wonderful kitchen facilities at the cottage means that you can easily prepare your own meals. There is excellent fresh produce that can be sourced from local farm shops, from very free-range eggs to seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Reedham is a relaxing, riverfront village in Norfolk and has a wide range of activities to suit all ages and budgets.
For nature lovers, the area is ideal. Not only for walks and bird watching (a local guide is available), but there are many animal sanctuaries and petting zoos in the vicinity. The RSPB reserve at Strumpshaw Fen is only 7 miles away, along with Pettitts Animal Adventure Park.
Boats and bicycles are available for hire locally, and the Reedham chain ferry over the river is suitable for both vehicles and pedestrians.
A summary of the nearby attractions:
Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, Pleasure Beach Leisure Park, BeWILDerwood Adventure Park, The Old Vicarage Garden Centre, Africa Alive! Adventure Park, City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Britannia Pier, Nelson Museum, Broads Tours, Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, Dragon Hall Historic House, Yarmouth Stadium, Broadland Cycle Hire, Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Fritton Lake Countryworld, Norfolk Sketches at Wroxham Barns, Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Harleston Gallery, Norfolk Broads Yacht Training Centre, Hoveton Hall Gardens, The Playbarn Adventure Park, Merrivale Model Village, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, NWT Hickling Broad Nature Reserve, NWT Ranworth Broad Nature Reserve, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich Cathedral, Wroxham Barns, Broadland Arts Centre, Great Yarmouth Potteries, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, Time & Tide Museum, Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, Regent Bowl, Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre, RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, The Museum of the Broads, Hippodrome Circus.
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8 Dec 2014
"Lovely weekend with friends"
Before getting to Norfolk Margaret had made us feel very welcome by being so accommodating whilst securing the booking. And upon arrival, it didn't disappoint. The place was immaculate and extre… More
30 Dec 2013
The Briarsis a perfect get away. The views from the sun room were impressive and you could stay there all day admiring the broad. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable with everything you need … More
14 Aug 2013
"Excellent accommodation, peaceful and beautiful scenery."
On arrival, access to key great, house was very clean, spacious and comfortable. Facillities were excellent,for the youngest to the oldest in our group. There was 10 of us, age range 3-79. Plenty of s… More
17 Jul 2013
I contacted Margaret needing somewhere to stay in Norfolk to attend a family funeral. I have 4 children aged 2-7 and we were also bringing my inlaws who are in poor health and have limited mobility. I… More
17 Apr 2013
"Home from home!"
This house is a home from home - really comfortable and practical, whilst being finished/furnished to a high standard. A lovely place to be able to hang out without going too far, if that's what you fancy. The kids loved being able to walk from the house along the water to feed the ducks & visit the cafe. And the local pub did a decent meal. Lots to do in the local area too. We hope to return soon!
20 Nov 2012
We were a party of 6 children and 5 adults staying together. The house was beautiful and had everything you could ask for(plenty of plates etc in the kitchen!) The house was spotlessly cleaned. There … More
27 May 2012
"This house has it all!"
We are a three generation family with 4 children aged 5 and under. There was plenty of space for us all and a fantastic upstairs second lounge with a sun room next to it that adults escaped to during … More
7 Nov 2011
"What a lovely cottage"
We knew the area so that wasn't a surprise however I was surprised at how well kept and equipped Briars was. The garden is lovely to watch the world go by. Quite often you get a lower standard where you are allowed to take dogs but this was really good. Plenty of room upstairs balcony if the weathers not just there and a garden at the fornt plus patio at the back and a games room for kids again if the weather isn't up to much. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definately recommend
21 Jul 2011
"An oasis of peace and quiet"
To put it simply Briars is brilliant. The house was spotlessly clean and there was plenty of room for the eight of us plus one dog. The kids loved the games room and there were loads of lovely dog w… More
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