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An 18th Century Rectory With River Frontage Just Outside Norwich, Norfolk

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Nov-2016
House in Norwich, Norfolk, England - Amazingly Peaceful Location Within 12 Minutes Drive Of Norwich City Centre

This substantial Queen Anne property is situated in 12 minutes from Norwich, with easy access to the medieval city centre, with its magnificent Cathedrals, 12 century Castle, which hosts a great museum for rainy days. Wonderful beaches 40 minutes away such as Winterton has a beautiful sandy and unspoiled Norfolk beach. Where the dunes are so peaceful that the Tern colony has moved here in recent years. Parking and a cafe is available right next to the beach. The North Norfolk Coast is one hours drive.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the use of your fabulous house. We've had a brilliant time.

The canoes were a big hit - with the kids and adults.

Mrs G May 2013
May 2013
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15 Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

5

A beautiful and well-equipped house

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family weekend to celebrate my mum's 60th birthday. In all there were 10 adults and 3 children.

The house is very characterful and there was plenty of space for everyone. It is the owner's home and so is very well equipped - it doesn't feel like a holiday rental at all. It is nicely decorated and there is lots of art on the walls and there are lots of books, dvds, and toys for children

We had a lovely time together and made good use of the log fires, table tennis, musical instruments and canoes.

Everyone agreed that it was a perfect location - so much so that, other than a short walk on the Saturday morning, we didn't really need to leave the house and garden at all!

Thanks very much

Alistair

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely house for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This 300-year-old house provided plenty of space and interest for a family holiday, with three families of four, children ranging in age from 11 to 17. All the children and adults enjoyed the kayaks and canoe on the river, and also table tennis, badminton and table football and the huge garden. Plenty of equipment was available for all the activities. It all made for a very enjoyable week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Special house for a special 50th b'day weekendr.

  • 5 of 5

Mia,

Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful, intriguing home for my Rozi's 50th. We had the most amazing time, celebrating with our wonderful family and friends. In particular enjoying time on the water, playing table tennis, 'Kubb' on the lawn and sharing good food, drink and laughter.

Fabulous weekend away.

Many thanks for a great time.

Nick

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house and gardens

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property this was! We were an extended family group of twelve, with ages ranging from 8 to 78, and this was an ideal place to stay. Most of us didn't leave the Rectory for the long weekend, as there was so much to do there:

*playing in the huge gardens- the "secret" den was a particular hit, but there was also a large teepee, badminton, and a swing

*swimming and canoeing in the very clean and beautiful River Yare at the bottom of the garden- which some of us did every day. It is shallow so suitable even for smaller swimmers who are less confident. We also brought our own inflatable dinghy which was a huge hit.

*sitting in the lovely conservatory, on the deck or a peaceful spot in the garden with a book and a cold drink

*several BBQs

*a very well equipped games room with table tennis and musical instruments (drums not so popular at the crack of dawn)

The house is quirky and stylish with everything you could need. There are beautiful period features alongside some lovely Hindu artefacts (Ganesh inspired?) and modern art. It was a real home from home.

The two rooms in the attic are great for kids- but the steps might be a little steep for little ones. There are plenty of bathrooms for such a large family group.

In terms of activities, some of the group visited the excellent museum at the local university, and others went into Norwich city centre. But mostly we stayed at the house. For the sporty, there are several picturesque running routes through the campus, and we saw lots of bunnies and a very statuesque heron!

We have visited lots of properties in this big family group over the years, and The Rectory is definitely the best we've been to. Mia and family were friendly and helpful, with prompt communication. We shall be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great escape for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here again. Apparently we are the first returnees, and I can't understand why! The house is comfortable and atmospheric, lots of big spaces to join together and cosy corners to escape, and it is full of interesting and fun things to do Thanks again to Mia for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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5

A wonderful house for all ages to enjoy

  • 5 of 5

I’ve just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Old Rectory with my parents, brothers and our young families. With 5 children between us, 7 bedrooms were extremely appealing! The house is wonderfully spacious, homely and beautifully decorated. My girls and nieces we super excited when they found the games room, then the music room, then the bedrooms, then the tree swing over the river and even better still, the canoes!!! I have to admit that the grownups were pretty excited too! The Kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need and kept beautifully warm by the Aga. The house has lots of space for a big family and lots to keep everyone entertained. It has a huge garden for the children and grownups to explore and more games to play outside. I can’t recommend this enough for those seeking a lovely house to relax in. Hopefully we’ll be back again! Thanks Mia and Guy

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Distances:

12 min. drive from the city centre with shopping centres, interesting independent shops, bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. 5 min. walk to the University/Research Park

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Summer
1 Jun 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 2 nights
From
£550
£2,450
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 4 nights
From
£600
£2,800
 
 
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 3 nights
From
£600
£2,800
 
 
May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 3 nights
From
£600
£2,800
 
 
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 3 nights
From
£600
£2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 2 nights
From
£550
£2,450
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Non-refundable deposit of 25% of full holiday cost and a £300 refundable security deposit, payable at the time of booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Payment in pounds sterling by bank transfer (details on request).

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time 4.00 pm. Departure time 11.00 am. Any other requirements please contact us.

Notes on prices:
For bank holiday weekends please enquire
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. They include everything such as heating, electricity and cleaning etc etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • town
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Please note that this bathroom does not have a toilet
  • Bathroom 1 with WC and roll top bath/shower is next to Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2 with roll top bath and large shower is en-suite to Bedroom 5 Bathroom 3 with bath and basin Additional WC and basin across the landing

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen size bed Bedroom 2 with single bed and double sofa bed adjoins bathroom Bedroom 3 with single bed Bedroom 4 with double bed Bedroom 5 with double bed and en-suite bathroom Bedroom 6 with twin beds Bedroom 7 with twin beds

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: WiFi internet access. Central heating. Pets are accepted. Outside: The garden is divided into three parts each with their own character; a walled garden with fruit trees and soft fruits, the main back garden with 100 yards of river frontage and a wooded area. The river is no more than three feet deep and can be canoed in. The front garden has the remnants of a log fallen tree and the woods give lots of possibilities for building dens. Utility Room: The washing machine and tumble dryer are in a laundry room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. Property cleaned and linen changed weekly. Other: The large conservatory has a Balinese day bed ideal for watching the wildlife in the garden. Also contains table football and some toys for our younger visitors. Many outside toys/sports equipment is available including canoes and life jackets.

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