Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Both cottages have their own fenced in garden with patio furniture for al fresco dining. The property abounds with wildlife, Squirrels, rabbits, foxes and deer to name a few plus a countless variety of birds (A bird watchers paradise!) A few yards from the cottage is the pool house with heated pool and 7 person Jacuzzi/hot tub which guests have private use of. Both cottages have sky sports and movies.

The six- section purpose built pool-house telescopes into one section at the touch of a button so that in fine weather it can become open air.The property lies at the end of a private lane in the beautiful Wensum Valley, officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, an excellent totally peaceful location from which to explore Norfolk. Pensthorpe (as seen on BBC's springwatch) a short ride away. Good value places for dining out 10min drive away.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Cromer 25 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich International 8 km, Nearest railway: Norwich 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool, Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Private use of heated pool and hot-tub. Heated Pool and pool house and hot-tub available all year.Plenty of parking right outside cottage.Badminton net in main garden (summer only), rackets and shuttle cocks supplied, also cricket equipment. Ball games allowed.Cottage has its own fenced in garden with patio, table and chairs for al fresco dining.Travel cot and high chair available to be requested at time of booking for £25

Further details outdoors

The Cottages are adjacent to the Taverham mill Fishing Lakes. Situated by an old weir and mill pool on the River Wensum Anglian Water's four lakes and stretch of the river at Taverham is set amidst one of the East of England's natural beauty spots and offers some of the finest specimen fishing in the area. These are challenging waters to fish and with Carp weighing in excess of 35lb and Tench over 9lb, Taverham Mill Lake is set deep within a 100 acre Nature Reserve providing an ever increasing and didverse habitat for all manner of wildlife, Badgers, Muntjak & Roe deer, Otters and an abundence of birdlife which often spill over into our 4 acre garden, so pull on your walking boots come and enjoy this wonderful setting. Nature Reserve permits & fishing tickets can be purchased at the tackle shop, also fresh bait & tackle. Ball games can be played in the main back garden, badminton, cricket, football also ideal for flying model planes.

Further details

Time slots are allocated to both cottages e.g.Spring to Autumn 08:30-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 15:00-17:00, 17:00 - 19:00 which vary for each cottage daily. Times for Heated pool house in Autumn and Winter 9.00 - 10:00, 10:00-11:00, 14:00-15:30, 15:30-17:00 These only apply if both cottages booked by different parties. Pool house is only open in daylight hours.Towels are not provided.No smoking allowed inside of cottage milk,tea, sugar provided for your arrival. IF YOU WISH TO BOOK OR NEED MORE INFORMATION EMAIL OWNER.If Squirrel cottage is booked for the date you require why not look at Dove cottage to see if that is free.

The East Anglia region

East Anglia is known for being a dry region with less rainfull than the West of Great Britain. About 30 minutes to the south you can stroll through enchanting Forest of Thetford teaming with wildlife and countless varieties of birds. To the east and North are some of the loveliest dune-lined sandy beaches in England. Ten minutes to the north is the historic market town of Aylsham with it's famous Steam Railway on which you can enjoy lunch whilst taking in the beautiful Norfolk countryside on route to coast or broad in the elegant style of a bygone age.

Bewilderwood the curious treehouse adventure, zip wires, jungle bridges, yummy food and mysterious marsh walks you will find between Wroxham and Horning on the A1062. Banham Zoo at Attlebridge.

Old Costessey

Old Costessey is a picturesque village about 4 miles from the Cathedral city of Norwich, the principal shopping and entertainment centre of East Anglia. Just a short twenty minute drive to the east are the beautiful Norfolk Broads where boats can be hired for day trips to explore the magical landscape of reed-lined waterways, windmills and nature reserves.

Pensthorpe, known for hosting the BBC Springwatch show, is home to a variety of birds from ducks,lapwings and rare Red Crowned cranes. Now you can also find red squirrels, gardens, flower meadow, he wow activity booklet, the wildlife tracker trail, the landrover Wensum discovery tour, bird feeding and pond dipping.Dinosaur Adventure enjoy beautiful woodland and discover dinosaurs includes a great dinosaur trail, climb-a-saurus, adventure play area, raptor races, lost world adventure, crazy golf, Dippy's diner and the secret animal garden. Alysham show set in the picturesque parkland of the national Trust's Blickling Park. Aylsham Show takes place on the August bank holiday Monday. 5 minutes by car 'Out back restaurant' at the Swan pub in Ringland is by the river.

At the end of a hectic day exploring Norfolk's myriad of delights, just relax by the pool or unwind in the Jacuzzi and watch the sun go down over the mystical Wensum Valley.