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Sleeps 14 adults Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms 6 Pets 2 Welcome Region Norfolk Town/village Horstead
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Comfortable Group Retreat, near Horstead (1771NO)

If you are looking for a spacious, well-appointed place to stay then The Property is for you. Nestled in the heart of North Norfolk, the very best that Norfolk offers is all within easy reach, from beautiful sandy beaches and the Norfolk Broads to the vibrant city of Norwich with its vast array of shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and theaters. The house has recently gone through a complete renovation from top-to-bottom. Make the most of the facilities in the bespoke handmade kitchen which was built for entertaining; with a range cooker, 2 fridge/freezers, integrated wine cooler and the huge central island built around an oak pillar and exposed beams. There is a second kitchen/utility room with additional electrical appliances should you require them. Both sitting rooms have exposed oak beams and their own wood burner to keep you cosy on colder days while relaxing on one of the many sofas. WiFi, TVs, DVD player, games and a games console are all provided. The master bedroom suite is capacious and offers views over the village green with space to sit and relax, read a book or watch television. The remaining 6 bedrooms are all large and inviting and tastefully appointed. There are no fewer than 4 en-suites, all with underfloor heating, heated towel rails and excellent shower pressure. A further 2 bathrooms ensure you will never be waiting to use a bathroom! The space continues outside where you will find a large, enclosed and private space. A pond, patio and decked areas provide the perfect backdrop for al-fresco dining. Parking space is provided for at least 7 large vehicles and a fast-charge, electric car charging point is provided to use for those of you with an electric vehicle. Horstead village has all the amenities you might need to make your stay more comfortable; all within a short walk of the house including the locally renowned Recruiting Sergeant public house which is just a stone’s throw away. Shop/Pub: all within walking distance

Ground Floor:
Kitchen a large room with central island and stools and wine cooler, Range master professional cooker with electric ovens and gas hob, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
Utility/2nd kitchen with electric AGA - for heating only, electric free standing cooker, 2nd dishwasher, 2nd washing machine, tumble dryer
Pantry with shelving and fridge with ice box.
Dining Room - large room, make sure you look at the ceiling ! There are two tables that can be combined to seat fourteen, French doors to garden
Sitting Room – large room with exposed beams and a wood burner, comfortable seating, Smart TV, Blue-ray player, Wii console and various games
Snug/Second Sitting Room with exposed beams, wood burner, comfortable seating
Cloakroom with wash basin and wc

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with a super king bed, TV and En-suite Shower Room with large walk in shower, double washbasins and wc
Bedroom 2 with super king bed that converts to two 3’ beds, please request on booking and En-suite Shower Room with shower, wash basin and wc
Bedroom 3 with a double bed, TV and En-suite Shower Room with shower, wash basin and wc
Bedroom 4 with king size bed and En-suite Shower Room with shower, wash basin and wc
Bathroom with bath shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

Second floor:
Bed room 5 with a double bed
Bedroom 6 with twin beds
Bedroom 7 with twin beds
Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

Garden: Garden with lawn, pond, patio, charcoal barbecue, table and chairs. Childrens’ playframe with swings and a slide and garden games.
Parking: Driveway for up to seven large cars.
Heating: Gas central heating, electric underfloor heating in en suites and main bathroom, two wood burners, starter pack of fuel provided. AGA in 2nd kitchen for heating
Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome – please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also Provided: Towels. WiFi. Books and games. Two travel cots, highchair, three stair gates, DAB radio available through all TV’s, iPod dock/radio in each bedroom plus hairdryer.
Security Deposit: A security deposit of £500 is payable to Norfolk Cottages two weeks prior to the start of your holiday.
Notes: This is a non smoking property. Mobile reception – good. Shared driveway with Gable Cottage, galvanised planters delineate area. Children should be supervised close to water.
Reduced occupancy rate for parties of 8 or less, using first floor bedrooms only - during low season. Please contact us for further information.

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Norfolk Broads’ Horstead is a village with a variety of shops and amenities to the north of historic Norwich. Being close to the Broads and standing on the river Bure, Horstead is home to a plethora of wildlife which inhabit the many undisturbed areas, making it a popular destination for a spot of birdwatching and walking. Norwich, with its stunning Cathedral, Norman Castle, Museums and shopping facilities, makes for a lovely day out. The stunning and diverse Norfolk coastline is within easy reach by car and offers sandy beaches, rugged clifftops and traditional seaside resorts.

Stunning exterior view of The Gable HouseBedroom 3 En-Suite with shower, washbasin and wcDining Room Bedroom 4 En-SuiteSpacious kitchenBedroom 5 with double bedSitting Room 2Bedroom 7 Shower Room with shower, washbasin and wcUtility RoomLarge sitting room, comfortable seating, TV, open beamsLarge kitchen with breakfast island and stoolsDining table and chairs, window with views of gardenSpacious bedroom 1 with super king size bed and TVDecked area with table and chairs The property is 1 mile from the river BureBathroom with bath shower cubicle, washbasin and wcBedroom 4 with king size bedChildrens play area in the gardenSitting room 2, a relaxing spot to enjoy a cuppa and a book!Bedroom 5 with double bed and bedside tablesStylish kitchenBedroom 2 with super king bed that converts to two 3’ beds, please request on bookingDining room with table and chairsSitting Room with wood burnerPretty gardenBedroom 6 with twin bedsWelcoming hallwayExterior of the property which overlooks the village green
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Stairgates
  • Washing Machine
  • Welcome Basket
  • Ensuite
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


Located on the east coast of England, facing Europe across the North Sea, Norfolk is one of the UK's most rural counties, with over forty percent of its population living in just four towns – Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford. Adjacent to The Wash, in whose mud the medieval King John famously lost the Crown Jewels in 1216, Norfolk's geography is that of low plains or “fens”, which makes it along with neighbouring Suffolk feel more like northern countries of European mainland (Belgium and Holland) than the rest of England which is predominantly hilly.

In a similar way to that of the “low countries”, erosion and land reclamation have changed the coastline over the centuries, so that several towns (King's Lynn, for instance) which were once on the coast are now to be found several miles inland! The whole set-up makes for some very interesting topography as well as history and Norfolk is, for this reason, an interesting county to visit, almost as if it was a different country altogether!

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Norfolk Nearest shop 0.5 miles Nearest pub 0.5 miles


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