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Cottage in Martham, Norfolk, England

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Cottage in Martham, Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk, England, UK - Traditional Grade 2 Listed Thatched Cottage With Inglenook Fireplace

Two bedroom mid-terraced thatched cottage on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. 300 year old Grade 2 listed building on edge of conservation area with traditional Norfolk inglenook fireplace. Recently refurbished, and re-thatched in 2011. Set in the pretty conservation village of Martham and located opposite the medieval parish church which can be seen from the bedroom window. The small rear garden is laid to patio and lawn. Within one mile of the Broads and three miles to the beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Helen and I worked in Norfolk in the late 1980s, and always loved the people, the slightly slower and gentler way of life, and the beauty of the area. Career and other pressures took us away from the area, but in 2005 we began to consider purchasing a holiday home. We spent four years treating visits to Norfolk as a bit of a hobby to research the areas and properties. The opportunity to purchase this cottage came our way when it was going to auction in a rather run down state. We spent the first couple of years of ownership renovating the cottage thoroughly, including a new thatched roof and an oak floor. We regularly visit the cottage as a retreat from the pressures of life, and it has worked very well for us. We trust others will enjoy it just as much as we have done.

Richard Wightman

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fantastic little cottage full of charm and a feeling of a real home. Made to feel very welcome by various little touches placed by the owners."



"Very quaint and quirky. A lovely cottage in a beautiful area with friendly people."



"The cottage is beautiful and was a perfect base for us to explore the area."



"Martham was a great base; so much to explore."



"We had the best of stays in the wonderfully appointed cottage - beautiful countryside, many happy days out and in!"



"We enjoyed relaxing in the cottage. Thank you for the little things like salt and oil and even having the phone to receive calls on."



"We had a lovely time staying in this lovely cottage. Will defo recommend to our friends -lovely area and friendly people. Thank you!"
Dec 2011
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22 Reviews

4.3
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

5

quirky cottage with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A charming little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our overall impression of our stay was that it was a great week. The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. The cottage was also very well cleaned.

I was particularly impressed with all the bed, the best night's sleep I have had this year. By Wednesday I felt completely refreshed.

Although there were a few very minor issues these were easily sorted out or didn't have a significant impact on our stay. The only real down point was the non-functioning wood burner. This was one of our main reasons for choosing the cottage in the first place. The electric heaters functioned well so we didn't get cold but we were looking forward to the wood burner creating a cosy atmosphere.

There are a couple I things that would've been nice to have at the property:

A door mat near the back door.

A radio (I couldn't get a decent reception on the HIFI player)

The TV has a problem with sound. The sound goes off when you change channels. We worked out that it returns if you turn the TV off and then on, but it took a while to do this.

All in all a very nice place to stay and I would recommend this place. I hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Well equipped and comfortable cottage in central Norfolk location.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is full of character and just as described in the listing. It had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. It was lovely and clean on arrival and the milk in the fridge was a nice added touch, as were the biscuits.

There are many leaflets in the cottage about local attractions and we found the location to be very central for getting out and about to both North and East Norfolk.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would consider returning to the property again. It was very relaxing staying here and we felt quite at home.We were however disappointed that as you are able to bring dogs (by arrangement ) that the property does not have a secure back garden. We were considering a return trip with our dog but knowing that we couldn't let him out into the garden without a lead would be an issue for us.

I would also not be happy if I had small children with me as they could easily wander onto the road if unsupervised in the garden.

The other inconvenience was the lack of pressure to the shower. If like me you have long hair then washing it is a nightmare .....the water is plenty hot enough but the lack of pressure meant it came out very slowly which was not ideal for removal of shampoo.

I also feel I should mention that although just an inconvenience for us and not a problem as such, we were unable to use the hot tap in the kitchen. The tip provided to cure this unfortunately for us did not work, and in any case not everyone is fit enough to have their head under the sink to try to remedy the problem, and this was difficult for my husband as he has a bad back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

A charming cottage but......

  • 3 of 5

I would not recommend for young children and inquisitive dogs because the back garden has no back fence. It leads directly on to a path which very quickly leads on to a main road with a blind corner.

On the plus side it is a great location. Martham village has lots going on. The shops, pubs, village green are all very useful. The location to Winterton beach is fantastic and overall access to other beaches and the broads.

The cottage itself is interesting and full of unique features. Overall the cottage is comfortable. The kitchen is good. The bathroom could do with an update.

We had a lovely holiday but it would have been so much more relaxing if we could have opened the back door knowing that the dog and the children were safe.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We do make clear in the pets section that the back garden is not enclosed on the fourth side and we say in the heading "pets considered" to ensure that we can have that discussion in advance with potential guests who want to bring pets, as happened in this case. However, as more guests are now asking to bring dogs, and there is a similar risk for small children exploring, we plan to fence in and provide a gate at the rear over the winter of 2016/17, so please ask how far we have got with this if you are thinking of booking and want to rely on a totally enclosed rear garden. I also take the point that the bathroom is the most tired feature now. We try to upgrade one area each year. Last year it was a new oak front door; this year a new chimney stack and chimney flue; and I think the bathroom will be next for some tender loving care.
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4

martham cottage

  • 4 of 5

My Wife and myself Booked this Gorgeous thatched cottage for a relaxing week with our pet dog.

very querky old cottage restored to its former glory!

the weather was not so good but as it's England we all know you can never predict the weather.

martham is a pretty little village near the Norfolk coast.

there were plenty of public footpaths for us to walk the dog,around the village or a bit further along the river banks .

the cottage had everthing we needed for our holiday.

the only downside was that there was not a back gate to the rear garden so we couldn't leave our dog off the lead when out in the rear garden .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable character cottage with all ' mod cons '

  • 4 of 5

Ideally located to revisit places of interest known to us from an earlier time living in the area.Martham well served with shops and dog-friendly pubs.We had a very enjoyable week marred perhaps only by road works outside the front of the cottage and typical North Sea coastal climate weather i.e..cool and cloudy.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

It is a beautiful location in the Broads area and close to the sea. There are great walks around the village, which is itself interesting, varied, picturesque, but large enough to have "life" and actiivty.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Martham at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Great Yarmouth at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M11 at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Martham at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Winterton at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

A very large sandy beach at Winterton-on-Sea is three miles away. The nearest part of the Norfolk broads is less than one mile from the cottage.

Travel:

Norwich is the closest city, 15 miles away. It boasts an international airport and train station which has direct trains to London (a 2 hour journey), Birmingham, and Liverpool and Cambridge (45 minutes).

Trains from Norwich to Great Yarmouth run hourly, and there is an hourly bus from Great Yarmouth to Martham.

Distances:

The centre of Martham is 0.25 miles from the cottage. Great Yarmouth is the nearest large town, and is 10 miles away. The county city of Norwich is 15 miles away.

Further Details:

Martham has a two Co-op supermarkets with cashpoints, an excellent thatched (!) fish and chip shop, two pubs, a Chinese takeaway, and a number of other shops including a butcher and a baker. There are two boat hire locations on the Broads adjacent to Martham.

The National Trust’s Horsey wind-pump is 3 miles from the cottage.

Repps with Bastwick has a monthly farmers market (last Saturday in the month) and a pub evening in the village hall (last Friday of the month) and a large park.

Stalham has a small Tescos, chemist, cafes, takeaways, butchers, farmers market (well advertised), banks, cashpoints and swimming pool.

Acle has takeaways, post office, banks, chemist, small supermarket, riverside pub, restaurants and boat hire, taxis, cashpoints.

Potter Heigham has "Lathams", tea room, pubs, gift shop, boat hire and river trip, fish and chip shop, post office including cash point.

Great Yarmouth has large Tesco, ASDA and Sainsburys stores. There is a market, wide variety of shops and places to eat and banks. It has retail parks including a midnight Boots chemist (Mon-Sat) Horse/stock car racing, theatres and end of pier shows and sea-life centres.

Norwich has a castle and superb cathedral. The market and shopping areas are pedestrianised including high street shops, department stores, boutiques, banks, chemists, coffee shops, bistros, restaurants, pubs, takeaways, theatres and cinemas.

Caister has the remains of a Roman fort, and a castle and car museum. Horning has riverside pubs, tea shops, restaurants or take a trip on the paddle steamer.

Wroxham has many shops, boat hire, riverside cafes, bistros, cashpoints.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off peak
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£225
 
 
Christmas /New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£273
for 3 nights
From
£91
£395
 
 
Off peak
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£225
 
 
February half term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£275
 
 
Off peak
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£225
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£375
 
 
Spring
15 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£295
 
 
Early summer
13 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£375
 
 
Mid June
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Late June & July
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Peak
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£375
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£295
 
 
Off peak
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£225
 
 
Christmas / New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£425
 
 
Off peak
6 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£225
 
 
February half term
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£275
 
 
Off peak
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£225
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£395
 
 
Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£325
 
 
Early summer
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
£375
 
 
Mid June
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
£445
 
 
Late June & July
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£395
 
 
Peak
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
£325
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

It is a quaint, traditional cottage with traditional beams, an ignlenook fireplace, and old-fashioned steep stairs. It was once part of a farmhouse dating from 1690, and still has a hand water pump in the garden which we suspect was the reason the farm was located on this site in the first place. It is close enough to the village to walk to the shops, but on the edge nearest the Broads, where you can enjoy undisturbed walks.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3/4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed. Bedroom 2 with option of single bed or a single bed and guest bed for child up to about age 12.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned before the arrival of guests. There should be no smoking within 100 metres of the cottage due to the fire risk to the thatch. This is an insurance condition.

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