Part of a pair of charming properties situated in the hamlet of Wickmere this cosy cottage is ideal for both couples and small families.
2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4 + Cot
Whether you’re building up stamina with a hearty breakfast or enjoying your evening meal with a glass of wine the beautiful country-style kitchen/diner with its exposed beams and traditional stone pammented floor is an ideal place to break bread together. Fully equipped with modern oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & an automatic washer/dryer you won’t want to eat out!
The warm, inviting living room is comfortably furnished in a rustic style enhanced by the impressive inglenook fireplace and log-burner – ideal for curling up in front of on a chilly night!
A modern digital television and DVD player are supplied whilst elegant French doors open out onto the attractive gardens and amazing views over the Norfolk meadowlands. Balmy summer evenings can be spent enjoying the sunshine whilst you make good use of the BBQ and garden furniture supplied…
Upstairs are two generous cottage bedrooms, both tastefully decorated with pleasant wood furniture and polished floorboards. The master bedroom features a large, Victorian-style iron bedstead – plump and inviting you to enjoy a good night’s rest! The second bedroom has the advantage of offering either two good-sized twins or joined to make a king-size bed.
The family sized bathroom indulges guests with a bath and separate shower to give you a choice of bathing options and is attractively part wood panelled. Another WC and wash-basin can also be found downstairs.
Together with Swallow Cottage 2 these attractive and memorable rural cottages are also suitable for larger groups who would like to holiday jointly.
- Full central heating
- Unlimited hot water
- A bath/shower in every cottage, no shower in Gardeners.
- Colour TV /Free view
- WIFI in all cottages.
- CD player
- IPod docking station.
- Real fire (except in Hardys)
- Free fuel for fire on request.
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Tea towels, washing up liquid.
- Dish washer .
- Iron, ironing board, kettle, toaster etc.
- king-size double beds.
- Garden furniture
- Secure cycle lockup and washing facilities at Hollybrook and Swallow cottages.
Beds will be made up and bath and hand towels provided.
For Children & Babies
Being parents ourselves or four children we appreciate the logistics of packing when going on holiday. To try and make your holiday and journey a little easier we are able to provide a few extra items at no extra cost.
The following can be provided on request:
Cots (please note you will need to bring your own cot linen).
Childs toilet seat
Toy and books
Wickmere, north Norfolk
Some might describe quiet, picturesque Wickmere as more of a hamlet rather than a village – many of its few cottages were in fact built to provide accommodation for workers on the Wolterton Estate. This was once the family seat of the Walpoles – specifically Horatio Walpole, younger brother of the famous British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. Wolterton Hall itself is said to be haunted by ‘The White Lady’ – said to be a member of the Scamler family she appears to warn of trouble or a death in the family!
The name Wickmere actually translates as ‘Lake by a dairy farm’ – with the ‘mere’ part of it being particularly redolent of a watery theme. However, since its foundation in pre-Norman conquest times it has grown from obscurity into a beautiful North Norfolk village much beloved by its inhabitants.
Surrounded by calm country lanes which meander through the woods and farmland Wickmere offers numerous diversions for holiday makers who like to see the countryside by cycle or on foot. The village itself has a very pretty carstone church with a characteristic round tower. Those who venture inside St. Andrew’s can find the tomb of the fifth earl of Orford, a 15th century screen which still has centuries old panels and a white marble cartouche – a memorial to a soldier who died many years ago in Bengal.
Placed in the heart of ‘Poppyland’ country Wickmere is close to that famous old seaside town, Cromer, being just over 7.5 miles away from this popular coastal resort. From here the whole of North Norfolk is accessible including Sheringham and Blakeney.
Those looking to explore a little further are also within easy distance of the famous Norfolk broads – a network formed of hundreds of miles of beautiful waterways linking some of Norfolk’s most famous villages. Many former visitors to Norfolk, including such luminaries as actor & playwright Noel Coward, have fallen in love with the rural scenes to be enjoyed from the riverbank or the deck of a slowly drifting pleasure boat.
Less than 19 miles away is the historic medieval city of Norwich which was actually England’s second most important urban centre after London for several years. Nowadays it boasts many very fine buildings, including a magnificently spired cathedral and a remarkably well preserved Norman castle. Both are considered treasured landmarks of the city and are well worth a visit.
Norwich is also an extremely good place to indulge in a little ‘retail therapy’ with two, full-size shopping centres, all the usual high-street stores, a fantastic fixed market place and a heady mix of independent stores selling anything & everything you could possibly imagine!