The cottage is set within an exclusive number of converted farm properties, with views from all windows of attractive gardens, fields and meadows. The friendly owners live nearby in an ecologically converted barn and having lived in the area for a number of years, can give you advice and information on your stay, if required.
After the entrance hallway, the property has a convenient open-plan lounge/dining and kitchen area complete with log-burning stove. From an internal hallway, there are two bedrooms (one double - with brass bed and one twin with two single beds) and a family bathroom with a luxury, large walk-in shower. The rooms accommodate 4 people comfortably. There is ample parking next to the cottage and use of a patio/grass area with access from french doors. The decor is neutral and you should find everything that you need for a relaxing self-catering holiday.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Great Yarmouth 56 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich International 31 km, Nearest railway: Spooner Row 2.5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
Norfolk is a largely rural county, bordered by Suffolk to the south, Cambridgeshire to the south west and Lincolnshire to the north west. It has some outstanding areas of natural beauty, eg. the Broads and an extensive coastline stretching from the Fens in the west to Lowestoft in the east. It has many significant historical buildings, churches and museums dotted around the county. Indeed the Boleyn family made it's home here at Blickling Hall (now National Trust) for a number of years.
Norwich, the county town, is rich in history with it's Norman Castle and Cathedral. You will find many other historical buildings and cobbled streets as you walk around the pedestrian-friendly city. For your convenience there are also a wealth of interesting shops, restaurants and arts venues. It has the largest open-air market operating six days' a week in England. The city has the rivers Yare and Wensum running through it so there are many opportunities for walks and water-related pursuits.
There are many picturesque villages in Norfolk, many with ancient churches and chapels. Walkers can enjoy a number of well established routes such as Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path while steam train enthusiasts can hop on the Poppy Line or Bure Valley Railway to experience the enchanting countryside. All contribute to it's popularity as a thriving tourist destination. The county also has one of the driest climates in the UK.
Wymondham lies approximately 10 miles south of Norwich. It is a thriving market town with a majestic twin towered Abbey built in 1107 by William d'Albini. It has a good range of shops and other facilities including places to eat and drink. Wattlefield is a ten minute drive away, near to the village of Spooner Row.
Set in peaceful surroundings, the cottage is a good base for accessing most of Norfolk as the A11 connects conveniently to the A47 (Norwich southern bypass) taking you west to places like Swaffham and King's Lynn or east, to the Broads and Great Yarmouth. It also connects to the Norwich Ring Road enabling you to head North to places like Aylsham, Holt and other coastal towns such as Sheringham and Cromer.
Why not bring your bicycle and explore the countryside from the doorstep? South Norfolk has ideal terrain with many comfortable cycle routes for all ages.
The cottage is also a good base for enjoying the many festivals that are on in the area. The Norfolk & Norwich Festival is on from May 9th in 2014 (www.nnfestival.org.uk) and even closer to the Cottage is the Wymondham Music Festival which is on in June this year (www.wymfestival.org.uk/).
The well-known music festival, Latitudes is on the weekend of 17-20th July 2014 (www.latitudefestival.com). This can be reached within a 50 minute drive from the Cottage.
In September (Tuesday 23rd), there is something called Moveable Feast (www.moveablefeastnorwich.org) for all the foodies!