The second cottage of the joined pair at Wickmere is every bit as welcoming and homely as its partner.
Suitable for couples or small families it faces open, well maintained gardens including a large sweep of lush green lawn with pleasant views of meadow land beyond.
This hall entrance cottage features a cosy, Edwardian style kitchen/diner complete with exposed beams and a traditional pammented style tiled floor. The attractive fully-fitted wood kitchen boasts all the modern conveniences including oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & automatic washer/dryer. Whether you’re rustling up a spot of breakfast, catching a quick lunchtime snack or cooking some good old fashioned fayre you’ll feel right at home.
The cottage’s inviting living room is tastefully decorated in a comfortable rural manner – again boasting old exposed timber beams, an inglenook fireplace and wood burner redolent with happy memories of relaxed, cosy evenings. Polished wood flooring, warm rugs and comfy furnishings add to the restful air – a perfect place to relax and unwind by watching the modern digital television, enjoying a DVD or simply reading a good book!
Upstairs the master bedroom features a touch of elegance in the shape of a wonderful king-size half-tester bed, complemented by smart additional furnishings and a real sense of old-world charm. Just the kind of place it’s a delight to wake up in on the first day of a memorable holiday! The second bedroom is furnished in a turn-of-the-century style with comfy twin beds and matching pine furniture.
Leading off from the upstairs hall there is an attractive good family sized bathroom featuring a wood-panelled shower/bath combination, WC and wash basin.
Together with Swallow Cottage 1 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!