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The Pumphouse – Home 7456093 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Pumphouse – Home 7456093

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Description from manager

Description

The Pumphouse was built in 1849 by the then owner of the surrounding farmland. The pump drew water out ot the fenland drain which runs up to the Pumphouse from the south, and discharged it into the River Wissey via a large cast iron pipe running through an arched brick culvert in the dyke, which serves as the river bank - the vestige of this is still visible. Originally operated by a steam engine, the original pump was replaced in 1947 by a large diesel pump, which operated until 1973, when a new pumping station at Southery came into service. The Pumphouse thereafter was unused and left to fall into a state of dilapidation until the current owners started its restoration and conversion. Otis, the barn owl, is homed in his box approximately 20 metres from the Pumphouse, and can be regularly seen out hunting.<br />

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The refurbished Pumphouse now offers five double bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, an indoor spa with views towards the nature reserve and

The Pumphouse was built in 1849 by the then owner of the surrounding farmland. The pump drew water out ot the fenland drain which runs up to the Pumphouse from the south, and discharged it into the River Wissey via a large cast iron pipe running through an arched brick culvert in the dyke, which serves as the river bank - the vestige of this is still visible. Originally operated by a steam engine, the original pump was replaced in 1947 by a large diesel pump, which operated until 1973, when a new pumping station at Southery came into service. The Pumphouse thereafter was unused and left to fall into a state of dilapidation until the current owners started its restoration and conversion. Otis, the barn owl, is homed in his box approximately 20 metres from the Pumphouse, and can be regularly seen out hunting.<br />

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The refurbished Pumphouse now offers five double bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, an indoor spa with views towards the nature reserve and the fens, and a large open plan living area with a well equipped kitchen, state of the art AV system, and wood burning stove. Sleeping accommodation is arranged with an en-suite double bedroom on the raised part of the ground floor, two further en-suite double bedrooms at first floor level, and two twin bedrooms on the top floor. For those with smaller parties, the upper floor may be left unused without giving the feel of an empty house, whilst the bedroom on the raised ground may be used as a tv room for the kids.<br />

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The Pumphouse offers practicality, comfort and coolness in equal measures. For those who want to make the most of the rural location for rambling or riding, canoeing in the river, or exploring the neighbouring wild life reserve, this is the perfect spot. For those who fancy an opportunity to let their hair down with barbecues, spas and a bit of fun in the country, the Pumphouse is also ready and waiting. With a large outside deck, a barbecue big enough to roast a hog, the indoor spa and an entertainment system that would meet the expectations of most teenagers, this is a great place to relax.<br />

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The ancient towns of Kings Lynn to the north and Ely to the south are each a 25 minute car journey away, whilst Cambridge is accessible in 45 minutes. To the north and east of Hilgay is the glorious Norfolk heritage coast, with a fabulous mixture of beaches and saltings, atmospheric coastal towns and villages, and a rich and varied range of outdoor activities to suit visitors of all ages and interests. Hilgay has a wonderful traditional butcher and grocery shop, a pub and a farm shop and restaurant. Within a five minute drive are 'The Boatman' at Denver sluice, the various restaurants of Downham Market, and for an evening treat the gastro-pub 'The Hare Arms' at Stow Bardolph.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps ten guests.

Five double bedrooms, three of which are en-suites.

Five bathrooms.

Wood burning stove.

The garden is approximately 1 hectare, and the majority is left to wilderness where they form a corner of the neighbouring wetland bird reserve.

Immediately outside the rear of the Pumphouse is a large decked area on three levels.

The garden is bounded on one side by the River Wassey which is unfenced, therefore, please ensure that children are supervised at all times whilst in the garden.

Off street parking for up to three small cars. (Please see notes)

WIFI

Two well behaved dogs are allowed at this property, please note that they must stay on the ground floor of the property only.

Children of any age are welcome at this property, please provide your own high chair and travel cot if required.

Minimum stay of two nights.

Additional Features

Ground source central heating.

Fully equipped kitchen with separate integrated oven, microwave combi oven, large induction hob and double fridges and freezers.

Dishwasher and washer/dryer.

60 inch television with Sky TV, DVD and iPod docking facility. High quality deafening sound system.

Large external decked terrace. Garden furniture for outside dining and relaxing. External brick barbecue with open wood fired grill.

Indoor spa/hot tub with views to the wilderness garden.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Wildlife is in abundance, not only at the property but also in the local area. To experience a beautiful wildlife haven, visit Holkham National Nature Reserve or Pensthorpe Natural Park.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome, please note that additional charges do apply.

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About the manager

Rural Retreats
Calendar updated::
20 Feb 2017
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This House has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Jul 2016. Located in Norfolk, the average weekly rate varies from £1679 to £2984.

The Manager has a response rate of 25% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Feb 2017.

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