Dating back to the 18th century, this elegant and spacious, grade II listed farmhouse stands detached, with large lawned gardens and exclusive use of an indoor heated swimming pool with an outdoor spa tub and indoor sauna. It offers a substantial venue for large families or groups wishing to holiday together. The house boasts a well-appointed kitchen with Aga, spacious bedrooms and a games room including a table tennis table and table football. It is set amongst rural countryside with a network of quiet lanes offering good walking and cycling from the door. The highly acclaimed Church Farm, Stow Bardolph Rare Breeds Centre, Denver Windmill, sailing club and pay-and-play golf course, Welney Wildfowl Trust, the award-winning Hare Arms pub and Downham Market with its Friday and Saturday markets, are all within easy reach. There is also easy access to the lovely sandy beaches, and RSPB nature and bird reserves along the North Norfolk Coast.
The market town of Downham Market (6 miles) boasts a direct rail link to Ely, Cambridge and London (1hr 20mins). It has a supermarket, shops, restaurants, inns, post office and bank. The medieval town of Kings Lynn (8 miles), complete with handsome waterfront offers an array of good shops, inns, restaurants, theatre, cinema, bowling alley and a sports centre. Both west and north Norfolk have an expanse of sandy beaches and salt marshes along the coastline, as well as nature reserves to protect the birds and plants which thrive here. The coastal road passes through many pretty rural villages, with popular tea rooms serving wonderful local food.
For those who enjoy a visit to the beach whilst on holiday, the seaside resorts of Hunstanton and Heacham boast beaches and an array of traditional seaside activities and attractions for all ages. Hunstanton (22 miles) has a pier with lively seasonal entertainment, Sea Life Centre and cliff-top golf course. Heacham (20 miles) is home to Norfolk Lavender and visitors may participate in guided tours of the expanse of lavender fields to observe the harvesting. Sandringham Estate - the Queen’s country residence, with its Jacobean-style house, museum, superb gardens and park are open to the public when the Royal Family is not in residence.
To the south lies Ely Cathedral, ‘Ship of the Fens’, standing proudly in the small city of Ely. Ely has an excellent Saturday market and a good variety of gift shops, as well as a pretty water front and boat hire. The historic city of Cambridge is easily accessible for the day and well worth a visit. One of the nicest ways to explore the city is by punt, which meanders through the city and passes many of the stunning university grounds. There are also many shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres. Norwich, famous for its cathedral, is also within easy reach, where a visit to the stunning cathedral is not to be missed, as is the famous mustard shop, with many new and old varieties can be purchased. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.
Small sunny reading room with wood burner.
Living room with wood burner, TV and French doors to garden.
Sitting room with TV. Dining room with decorative (not in use) old-fashioned Range door to courtyard.
Well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room with electric three oven Aga and two electric hobs and cookers.
Games room with door to courtyard.
Two separate ground floor toilets.
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (also accessed via separate staircase from dining room).
Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.
One double bedroom and three twin bedrooms (the double room has lockable interconnecting door to twin).
Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
Second mezzanine floor:
Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.
Three twin bedrooms (all with interconnecting lockable doors).
- Wood burners - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
- Elec, full oil CH, bed linen,1 bath towel per guest and Wi-Fi inc
- Two cots
- Three highchairs
- Two TVs
- DVD (small library)
- Electric three oven Aga inc
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Two dishwashers
- 2 larder fridges
- Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
- Ample parking
- Cycle store
- Indoor heated swimming pool (34ft x 15ft, depth 5ft) with shower and changing facilities (please bring own pool towels)
- Games room with table tennis table and table football
- Private sauna
- Private outdoor spa
- Home-made cakes by prior arr
- No smoking