CATHEDRAL VIEW HOUSE - SUMMARY
5 STAR REVIEWS FROM ALL OF OUR GUESTS
- Stunning 1850s fully renovated Victorian Townhouse in the historic quarter of the city - close to all tourist attractions, shops and walks
- Equipped for full catering but next to a huge number of great restaurants and deliver to the door takeaways
- Perfect for couples, families, friendship groups and business people
- Norwich Cathedral and The Cathedral Close is literally only 30 meters away
- Central City with all you want for your stay but still set in a quiet & historic location. You won’t need your car.
- 2 separate private double bedrooms
- Living room has an option to add a double or single air bed for 1 or 2 more guests - on request only. Please note for larger groups above 4 there is one toilet and shower.
- Norwich Train station - 500 yds away so only a 5 min walk for those with no car.
- Car parking - please ask for further details & options (not free but very cheap. On street free parking 1 mile away is a genuine option).
- Small courtyard area with chairs and table offers some outside space for a warm evening.
- Peaceful, but city life is literally on your doorstep so you won’t need a car.
- Fabulous river/city walks, lively nightlife & the finest restaurants & pubs the UK can offer
- Norwich is packed full of culture, cinemas & museums plus much much more
- Some of the best shopping in the UK - consistently voted top 5 best UK shopping destinations.
- Norfolk and East Anglia enjoys some true gems - The Norfolk Broads (15 mins away by car), Awesome traditional seaside resorts (30 mins away by car), Cambridge (1 hour away by train), Sandringham & Holkham where the Queen spends a lot of her time (45 mins away by car).
A well behaved furry friend can also stay - please ask before you book though.
CATHEDRAL VIEW HOUSE - IN MORE DETAIL
Cathedral View House is in the heart of the city within easy walking distance to all tourist attractions, huge choice of excellent shops, the famous Norwich market square, restaurants and bars.
If you don't already know Norwich then you will soon see this as an idyllic historic city with it's medieval city wall still on view, fabulous city walks, a huge variety of great things to do, hidden passages, river boat trips, lots of churches, history and plenty to do in the evening.
On top of this you can be in the countryside within minutes or on the beach in 30 minutes as Norfolk boasts some of the most picturesque coastal vistas and traditional resorts that the UK can offer.
CATHEDRAL STREET - is just off the main strip and next to everything you need to make your stay perfect. 30 yards away from Norwich Cathedral Close, food stores, bars and restaurants and a 5 minute walk from the main station. We are confident you will have a wonderful stay - all our many satisfied guests agree. On the odd occasion the busy streets can be a bit noisy but it is a city so I am assuming that a central location is just what you need.
Cathedral View House was built in the 1850's - 168 years ago and counting - with it's wonderful charms comes the wonderful original features that history brings - wooden sash windows that are single glazed, a quirky hallway, a steepish stairway (with an essential hand-rail), period features, a great shower (sorry - not a bath), a door onto the street, a courtyard area and all the wonderful charms of a modern house. There is a small outside area which is shared with other houses - it is secluded and private with chairs and a table - there to enjoy a drink during the warmer months.
Please note that the stairs are a little steeper than average and therefore the house is unsuitable for guests who will struggle with stairs. Due to hygiene reasons we have been advised to ask parents to bring their own travel cots for infants who need them.
THE HOUSE - We guarantee the house will be pristinely presented and clean for the start of your stay. You will enjoy the cosy settings of a country styled self contained house whilst only being minutes from all the action that Norwich has to offer.
There are two good sized double bedrooms with cosy double beds (1 bedroom can have a single bed added on requested/if needed so we can accommodate 5 guests - 2 adults with 3 children), and we have a double or single air bed in the living room (on request too and you will pleased to know that it comes with an electric pump) so we can accommodate 6 guests (7 on occasions), free unlimited Sky broadband and Wi-fi, 300+ channels on Sky TV (Sky Go enables you to watch TV anywhere in the House on a tablet or smart phone) for those times when you want to put your feet up elsewhere in the house.
There is a quirky period style but still modern shower room and a kitchen which is fully equipped with all you need to knock up a fabulous meal (electric ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave etc) and a tumble dryer, washing machine and dish washer to make life easy during your stay. We also have some choice novels/books/guides, some DVDs and board games for you during those down times. The living room is cosy and has a flat screen TV, DVD and SKY TV for those moments when you want to relax in the sofa and arm chair.
We love to provide all our guests with as much information about the house and what to do as we can. We have collected a great selection of what's on guide, tourist leaflets and art/culture guides and calendars. We also provide a top tips guide to where to eat, where to go and places to see - we hope this is a great help to you. The info file also has lots of info about the house, which we also hope is useful. One thing to note - this house is a house which is purposely designed to cater for the holiday maker and is not where we live - Cathedral View House is presented to the highest level possible and we are sure you will have an excellent stay.
THE SHORT WALK FROM THE MAIN NORWICH TRAIN STATION - which links to all major UK routes - Is only a short walk (about 500 metres or so) up Prince of Wales Rd on the right hand side - Crossing the River over a bridge, passing places like The Compleat Angler pub, Kwik fit Tyres, Mercy Nightclub on your right until you come to Cathedral Street on your right - walk to the end and you will find Cathedral House at the end of the street (Black gloss painted door and grey brick exterior).
For the few coming by bus or coach the main bus station is only about 1km away/15 mins walk.
CAR PARKING - is not free but thankfully very cheap.
There are many options so please contact me for further details. There are some free on street parking about 3/4 mile away which do prove to be popular if you are on a budget. Rose Lane multi-storey car park is minutes walk and is a secure 24/7 manned operation - most if not all guests park here - please ask for details on booking.
NORWICH SHOPPING - you will simply have on your doorstep and within 5 minutes walk all you need and one of the best shopping experiences in the UK.
CASTLE MALL SHOPPING - 300 metres from the house with all the usual shops you would expect including Boots the Chemist.
CHAPELFIELDS SHOPPING MALL - 15+ min walk into the city with even better shops.
Main shopping areas are mostly pedestrianised so head for Tombland which is a 4 min walk and onto Queens St and London St and you are there.
St Benedicts and the Lanes of Pottergate - my favourite part where lots of local shops will give you one of the most eclectic and diverse shopping experiences.
CLOSE BY - there are 20 restaurants and great pubs within 5 mins walk of the house and over 100 within 10 mins walk from the house. Highlights for me are The Rooftop Gardens - brand new in Oct 2016, 6 floors up with views across Norwich - do book, Bishops (10 mins) - Alex is great and the food exquisite, Benedict's - just Google him as he is amazing, - do book and of course all the usuals from Jamie's, Turtle Bay, Pizza Express etc etc - all very good.
Norwich enjoys a mass of cultural attractions, excellent restaurants, several theatres, a castle, a 900 year old Cathedral which is literally on your doorstep and is set in the largest and most amazing Cathedral Closes' in the UK and not to mention one of the best shopping centres in Britain. Everything is within walking distance so you will be spoilt for choice.
Norfolk also has a wealth of amazing traditional coastal resorts which are only 30 minutes or so away by car and will be sure to keep you wooed and busy and of course easy by train.
WALKING - the river is only 5 mins away with wonderful walks and please do look up the infamous city walks for those who love historic buildings, churches and medieval splendour. We even have a great GHOST walk which is a must especially in the winter nights.
For those football lovers; Carrow road is but a short walk (1km) along the river and we welcome away supporters who want to stay.
If it's shopping then Norwich has a huge pedestrianised centre which includes the big chains but a wonderful selection of independent shops with a hugely eclectic air which caters for all tastes.
Norwich is famous for its huge number of beautiful churches which attract visitors from all over the country and world. Norwich Castle and it's wonderful museum is also only minutes away and we are certain a visit here will be perfect for those rainy days.
Let's not forget the amazing Norfolk Broads and famous traditional coastal resorts that spread along the East Anglian coast - you can be there by car in 25 minutes or more.
We are dog lovers and are happy to have you and your pet stay (terms and conditions do apply and we reserve the right to disallow this).
Please contact us to discuss your options and we will do all we can to make your stay as good as it can be.
All the best