Dating back to the 18th century, this elegant and spacious grade II listed farmhouse stands detached, with 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 double Aga, spacious bedrooms and a games room kitted out for all ages including a table tennis table. 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, 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 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 Queens 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.
Entrance hall. Small sunny reading room with open fire. Living room with open fire and French doors to garden. Dining room with decorative old-fashioned Range French door to terrace. Sitting room with TV. Well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room with oil double Aga and two electric cookers. Games room with door to courtyard. Two separate toilets. Galleried floor: 4 steps to 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. First floor: One double bedroom and three twin bedrooms (one double room has interconnecting door to twin). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. Second mezzanine bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Three twin bedrooms (all with interconnecting lockable doors).
- Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
- Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
- Two cots
- Three high chairs
- Two TVs
- DVD (small library)
- Video (small library)
- Oil double Aga (spring, autumn and winter only) included
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Two dishwashers
- Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
- Ample parking
- Cycle store
- Indoor heated swimming pool (34ft x 15ft, depth 5ft) with sauna, outdoor spa, shower and changing facilities
- Games room with table tennis table and table football
- Home-made cakes by arrangement
- No smoking
- Friday to Friday