This well appointed three bedroom cottage in the sought after village of Burnham Market has excellent off-road parking for up to four cars and is perfect for short and long breaks all year round.
Change over days are Friday only during peak season; and Friday or Monday for short breaks. During off peak times alternative change over days can often be accommodated by discussion with the owner.
Built in the early 1990s in the traditional Norfolk brick and flint style, and much loved by its owners and their growing family, it is well-equipped for a fantastic home from home break, with sunny, secure garden, which is ideal for small children. To ensure the garden is kept clean for children we do NOT allow any dogs or other pets. The garden looks out over the playing field.
The cottage has three well-proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms and comfortably sleeps six. A cot can be provided if required; a high chair and stairgate are also available. The house features a downstairs bedroom and bathroom which makes it very suitable for guests who are unable to manage stairs or steps.
The recently modernised kitchen is fully equipped, ceramic hob, electric oven and microwave, extractor fan, fan radiator. The separate utility room and larder ensure ample storage space. In particular the utility room provides direct access from the drive and, with a tiled floor, is perfect for dumping muddy boots, sandy shoes, wet coats and so on. There is a drying rack above the boiler and lots of hooks for coats, lifejackets and oilskins. There is also a small freezer and a spare fridge-freezer for keeping drinks cool in the summer.
The dining room and living area provide plenty of space for eating and relaxing, and open onto a sunny patio with table and chairs for when the weather allows. There is a small charcoal barbecue for which fuel is available from the garage (about 200 metres away).
The central heating is available - and very effective - so we find the open fireplace with a Baxi grate is very seldom used now. It is lovely and warm even when the weather is terrible outside.
Wifi is available and telephone calls within the UK are free. Bath and hand towels are provided for use within the cottage. Much as we love dogs, we do not allow them at Field Cottage, because in the past so many dog owners have left messes in the garden, and elsewhere, which are not appreciated by the guests who follow.
Field Cottage overlooks the large village playing field which has a well-equipped children's play area, hard tennis courts (available to rent) and a bowling green. The garden is bounded by a brick wall which provides excellent privacy and a secure play area for children. Pets are not permitted in order to ensure that the garden is clean and safe for them.
Access is off Creake Road into a driveway shared with two similar properties; the space outside our house allows parking for up to four cars.
The cottage is a short walk from the centre of the village, and the attractions of its many shops which are well worth a visit especially the spectacular Hat shop which attracts buyers from all over the country - any hat for a special occasion, any shape, any colour! The butcher and fishmonger along with the famous Humble Pie delicatessen, local greengrocer and small supermarket mean there is no need to leave the village if you do not want to. The celebrated Hoste Arms provides excellent cuisine within easy walking distance, and the Lord Nelson pub, which also serves food, is just across the road. An excellent fish and chip shop is two minutes' walk the other way. The villages around Burnham Market provide all sorts of different eating places to explore and enjoy.
North Norfolk is wonderfully rich in entertainment opportunities and the cottage has lots of information about the local area and its attractions. We are also happy to provide information from our own local knowledge and experience. Historic houses at Holkham, Houghton and Felbrigg are all in easy reach. The royal residence at Sandringham is also only a short drive away. The North Coast marshes and sand dunes from Blakeney to Holme next the Sea provide spectacular walks where there is plenty of interest from seals to birds, with special bird-watching facilities at Holkham and Titchwell.
The group of villages known as the Burnhams were the home of Admiral Lord Nelson whose birthplace was in Burnham Thorpe and who is celebrated in the lovely medieval church. Burnham Overy Staithe was the small port where Nelson would go as a small boy to watch the boats plying up and down the creek.
Golf courses are nearby at Brancaster (Royal West Norfolk) and at Hunstanton.
If you are prepared to travel a little further a huge number of other attractions are available.