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Bungalow Rental in Norwich

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Bungalow in Honingham, Norwich, Norfolk, England - Bungalow With 1 Bedroom For 3 People

Kingfishers Retreat offers well presented four room holiday accommodation all on one level, with parking directly outside in a courtyard. The spacious bedroom has a king sized double bed and a single bed. If you wish the second bed can be placed in the large lounge, however this is a through room. There is a half acre of beautiful shared organic garden fronting the river Tud. Kingfishers Retreat is in an ideal location for gentle country pursuits - walking, golf, birdwatching, cycling and is the perfect base for exploring Norwich and all the city has to offer.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Anna is a retired teacher, Robert is retired and is now a Master Gardener volunteer with Garden Organic and is on hand to offer advice about places to visit or walks in the locality. They have lived in Honingham for over 20 years and have enjoyed the slower pace of life. Anna and Robert have welcomed visitors to Kingfishers Retreat for over 8 years. Robert is a keen bird watcher and the garden offers sightings of many different types of birds from kingfishers to red kites.

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16 Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

5

Another great time in Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

For our nth holiday in East Anglia we stayed at Kingfishers' Retreat from April 30 to May 8. As the name implies it is a retreat but far from being secluded and one of its assets is the perfect location for exploring Norfolk: the A47 is close by, Norwich is just around the corner and thus we managed to go to the places we had planned to visit - Hindringham Gardens, Oxburgh Hall, Felbrigg Hall (all within a 45km radius).

The bungalow is very spacious and comfortable. It is also warm, quiet and very well-equipped. We enjoyed the big kitchen -not only a place to cook but also to have meals- as well as the restful view on the garden from the lounge. It is great to have access to this haven of peace and see what Robert is magicking in his greenhouses and vegetable patches! And what a pleasure to discover the quietly flowing Tud at the back!

When we travel to Britain we enjoy meeting local people so it was very pleasant to have the owners next door. Anna and Robert are very friendly and helpful hosts and we thank them for the pleasant and informative conversations ( tips about local garden centres for instance), the use of the garden, the rhubarb and the apple-juice.

We would have no hesitation to recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet time "away from it all".

Heike & Jean-Marie Pierre (Lorraine, France)

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your delightful comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed the quietness of the bungalow as well as the garden and river. Robert is always happy to share his knowledge of gardening and the locality. Kingfishers Retreat is a good base for sightseeing with quick access to the A47 as well as a local bus into Norwich.
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5

Kingfisher Retreat, Horningham Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

We are new to holiday lets, as we were avid caravanners, coach/hotel holidays, but now like our freedom and comfort of holiday lets. Kingfisher retreat is very spacious and comfortable, its location is very quiet and is central to Norfolk and North Sussex. The whole bungalow makes you want to relax and unwind. We only achieved half of what we wanted to visit, so much choice. Robert and Anna are brilliant hostes, with Roberts encyclopaedic , knowledge of the Norfolk and the fantastic range of information and tourist information leaflets in the bungalow, we were spoilt for choice. The garden outlook is like looking at a mini stately home garden, with its lawns, veg patch, orchard (the apples, Robert gave us were so tasty) and the wild life visiting or passing through the garden was mesmerising. Our next visit needs to be a two week stay, so that we get to see, what we have missed up till now. Gordon & Chris Sept 5th – 12th 2015

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and will pass your compliments on to Robert about how much you enjoyed the apples. There is so much to do in Norfolk and particularly around Norwich we hope that you enjoy your next holiday in Norfolk as much as this one.
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at Kingfishers retreat I was greeted by Anna and Robert. They then showed me around the bungalow and then asked if I had any questions. Alone in the bungalow I felt very relaxed and my stresses went away immediately. The whole property is very clean and the beautiful garden are both highly maintained. For a bungalow it is very spacious which I love about it. I would highly recommend this place to any one. Will definitely book again. Thank you Anna and Robert

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are both very pleased that you had a relaxing time and enjoyed your holiday.
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Kingfishers Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We found Kingfishers Retreat a very spacious and peaceful cottage. The garden was lovely to look out on from the lounge after a day out. Very convenient location for exploring the broads and Norwich. The owners were friendly and helpful, but not too intrusive. And thank you to Robert for the fresh vegetables from your garden - much nicer than shop bought. One thing - the shower curtain seemed to leak - we had to dry the bathroom floor everyday. But overall this cottage had good facilities, was conveniently positioned, and was very good value for money. Angela & Nigel.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay at Kingfishers Retreat. Regarding the shower curtain it has been very difficult to find sufficiently weighted shower curtains that will stay inside the shower tray, and so if the curtain goes outside of the shower then there is some leakage. We have looked at having solid doors but they also need to be convenient for guests who use the shower chair. We are sorry if this spoiled your stay and will continue to research a better system. Anna
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5

A very good week

  • 5 of 5

We were initially impressed with the listing description and were not disappointed. On arrival we were warmly greeted by our hosts and shown around the property and given all we needed to make our stay work well. We were also treated to a number of suggested itineraries for visits whilst we were in Norfolk.

The property was clean and well maintained and was ideal for our circumstances. It has a well equipped kitchen, leading to a very comfortable lounge with the bedroom and bathroom leading off. The bathroom has a bath + shower, wc and wash basin. All towels and linen were supplied.

We would recommend this property to any couple looking for a relaxing week away. Use of the large garden is included.

This property is ideally suited for our visits to Norfolk as it is close by the A47 between Dereham & Norwich. Its location allows easy access to mid & North Norfolk and due to its location trips further afield are easily possible.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Recommended - Kingfishers Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable week spent in this clean and comfortable cottage set in beautiful surroundings. We would recommend staying here to anyone wishing to holiday in this interesting part of the country. Anna and Robert are friendly and helpful hosts.

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

From the Owner

We bought this property so that Robert could fulfil his ambition of growing his own fruit and vegetables as well as developing a more formal garden. The property is bounded on one side by the River Tud which is very tranquil to watch. Honingham is a small village centrally placed for all the attractions of Norwich and Norfolk. There is a pub/ restaurant a short walk away. The coasts of both north and east Norfolk can be reached within about 50 minutes as well as a number of RSPB and nature reserves.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Kingfishers Retreat is in an ideal location for gentle country pursuits - walking, golf, birdwatching, cycling and is the perfect base for exploring Norwich and all the city has to offer.

Coast/Beach:

There are several coastal towns, around a half an hours drive away, with long sandy beaches and all the attractions of the seaside.

Travel:

Flights are available to Norwich Airport. Good rail connections exist to London and the East Midlands. Two bus services run from Norwich and East Dereham to Honingham, one a direct service to Norwich City centre the other via The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and University of East Anglia (U.E.A.). Only 5 minutes drive to nearest Park & Ride service into Norwich.

Distances:

Nearest beach: 48km

Airport: Norwich 14 km

Ferry Harwich: 128.6 km

Train station: Norwich 12 km

Car advised

Further Details:

Norwich is the most complete medieval city in England and has a Romanesque Cathedral and its own Norman Castle. It has many cosmopolitan shops and cafes - and was voted in the UK top 5 for shopping locations. It also has a vibrant 6 day open air market.

For more artistic people there is the Sainsbury's Centre for Visual Arts, which has various displays of artwork and artefacts, there are also theatres, cinemas, and a wide selection of restaurants. An insight into Norfolk's colourful past from pre Roman up to the last century is provided by the many museums (Castle museum, Gressenhall, Bridewell, Strangers hall).

Bird watching - One guest in 2007, recorded over 50 bird species in and around the garden and its environs, his personal highlight being a spotted fly catcher. Kingfishers Retreat's central location makes it convenient to visit all the major R.S.P.B. reserves of the Norfolk/Suffolk area from Strumpshaw to Minsmere, as well as the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserves.

Walking - There are a number of walks which can be taken directly from the front door of Kingfishers Retreat each with luck can be adjusted to include a convenient pub for lunch and for the more adventurous there are various long distance walks.

Cycling - a network of quiet country lanes offers the chance to explore, at a gentle pace, the villages and towns of Norfolk, one route recommended, is to the delightful market town of Wymondham with its ancient market building, abbey and collection of buildings spanning the centuries. Or to Hingham, a delightful Georgian town where Abraham Lincoln's ancestors originated, or so the story goes.There are also a number of official cycle routes and cycle paths.

Fishing - Neighbouring villages offer the chance for fly fishing and course fishing both to a good standard.

We are close to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and the University of East Anglia.

No smoking and No pets.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£150
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Rate 5
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£290
for 7 nights
£290
 
 
Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£200
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£240
 
 
Rate 2
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£260
for 7 nights
£260
 
 
Rate 3
29 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£290
for 7 nights
£290
 
 
rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£290
for 7 nights
£290
 
 
rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
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£240
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: If you wish to book a stay of less than seven nights, but for three or more nights, please contact us for the nightly rate. We do not usually book short stays, over a weekend, during our busy period.
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
On the first day please arrive after 2pm and on the last day please leave by 10am

Notes on prices:
Rental rates include electricity, heating, linen, towels and tea towels.
Excessive usage of electricity may incur a charge. If you wish to stay for less than a week please contact the owner about the charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

The property is approached from down a long drive with parking directly outside. It is very quiet and spacious being all on one level. The entrance is into a well equipped kitchen diner. The lounge is large and overlooks the main garden, it will easily accommodate the single bed, if required. In the bedroom there is both a king sized bed and a single bed to choose from. The bathroom has both a large shower and a separate bath. There is a private patio and full use of the owners garden. We have aimed to make Kingfishers Retreat somewhere we would like to go to our selves. The property is close to a number of golf courses, with Barnham Broom 10 minutes drive away. There are both coarse and trout fishing lakes nearby. There are cycle routes in the locality including Marriots Way.

Property Type

  • bungalow

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Contains bath, toilet, hand basin, heated towel rail and large walk in shower with hand rails, a shower chair is also available.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: King sized double bed and single bed with chest of drawers and wardrobe.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Heating - Night storage radiators, with back up oil filled radiator and fan heaters. The bathroom has a wall mounted fan heater. The property is double glazed and well insulated (cavity wall as well). If you wish to stay for less than a week please contact the owner about the charge. Outside: Kingfishers Retreat has its own garden area and private patio. The delightful half acre of shared organic garden backs onto the river Tud and contains an orchard, greenhouses and a vegetable area, not to mention extensive lawns and flower beds which you are welcome to enjoy. There are local buses that go to Norwich via the U.E.A. and Norfolk and Norwich hospital. Off street parking - available in the courtyard area in-front of Kingfishers Retreat. Private patio area - BBQ, chairs and table. Linen and towels provided Other: Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ

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