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Large 3 Storey House In Hunstanton, Close To The Beach.

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
House in Hunstanton, North Norfolk, England - Fantastic Base For Families, Golfers, Walkers, Bird Watchers, Water Sports Enthusiasts And Foodies.

Poppy House is a large family home sleeping 11 in 5 bedrooms. Built in the 1890’s the house is set on a prominent corner plot and is walking distance from the award winning beach and town centre and just ½ mile from Old Hunstanton. There is easy access to Thornham, Brancaster, Sandringham and Burnham Market.

Hunstanton (Sunny Hunny!) is a popular and charming Victorian seaside town with miles of beautiful beach, striking red and white striped cliffs and stunning sunsets. It is situated at the western end of the renowned North Norfolk Coast with its countless beaches, walks, sailing facilities and golf courses. Basing yourself in Hunstanton ensures all passions and interests are satisfied with things to do for all ages. The area offers wonderful holidays at any time of the year.

With the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge based at the beautiful Amner Hall, under 10 miles away on the Sandringham Estate, when away from London, there are further royal connections to Norfolk and you will be in excellent company if you choose to take your holidays here.

The property is set over 3 floors and offers comfortable living accommodation for 11 people plus children, suiting families and groups for holidays, short breaks and weekends away. On the ground floor there is an entrance lobby with space for boots and coats, spacious reception hall with sofa, lounge with three sofas and an open fire, very well equipped kitchen and comfortable dining room that seats 12. Upstairs you will find five bedrooms, three of which have en-suite shower rooms. All double beds have new Therapur mattresses. All rooms are equipped with a small freeview television (three have DVD players), hairdryer and radio alarm clock. Three of the bedrooms have ipod docks. The family bathroom has recently been refurbished and includes a powerful stand alone Mira shower.

The house is full of things to make this a real home from home. Sky TV (inc Sky Sports), Netflix, 2 ipod docks downstairs, a selection of books, Wii, DVD player and over 100 DVDs for young and old alike. There are board games, puzzles and toys and books for our younger guests. Free WiFi is provided.

The house is well equipped for families with two high chairs, a Mamas & Papas umbrella buggy, Kiddyguard retractable stair gates, microwave sterilizer, plastic crockery and cutlery, 2 baby monitors, baby bath, toddler step, change mat, potty, toddler toilet seat and a bed guard. There are two travel cots and a full size cot (please bring your own cot bedding).

With a large kitchen and dining room seating 12, groups of friends or families will find the house a great place for entertaining.

You are spoilt for choice with the local beaches, many award winning and stunning. The town has a variety of shops, promenade, beach, restaurants, pubs and theatre. There is plenty to do including tennis courts, croquet lawns, amusements, bowling greens, windsurfing and an 18-hole golf course. There is a newly rebuilt Sea Life Centre and The Oasis Sports Centre with indoor swimming pool, two squash courts, winter indoor bowling and the funcastle soft-play.

There is fantastic local walking passing through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path running from Hunstanton continuing along the coast to Cromer. The area is also popular with cyclists with Norfolk having a variety of cycle routes including the Peddar’s Way and the 59 mile Norfolk Coast cycleway from King’s Lynn to Cromer.

Hunstanton offers a great base for local fishing and the ideal local beach conditions brings in the water sports enthusiasts with water skiing, canoeing, kite surfing, parasailing and wind surfing being very popular.

Bird watching is very popular with Norfolk being a top bird watching area, the North Norfolk coast between Hunstanton and Blakeney is particularly celebrated. There is the RSPB at Titchwell, Holme Nature Reserve, Snettisham RSPB Reserve and Scolt Head Island.

You can see wildlife in its natural habitat at Blakeney Point (seal trips available), Cley Reserve and The National Nature Reserve at Holkham. From April to September you can catch a ferry from Brancaster Staith to Scolt Head Island NNR, a great example of an offshore barrier island.

Foodies will not be disappointed. The Michelin starred Neptune Restaurant is ½ a mile down the road and The Orange Tree, Thornham (4 miles) has won dining pub of the year for the past 2 years. The UK Pub of the Year 2015 - The Rose and Crown is down the road in Snettisham and the Jolly Sailors at Brancaster has been awarded the UKs best family pub in 2015. The renowned Hoste Arms is 11 miles away in Burnham Market. Marco Pierre White owns 2 pubs, also in Thornham. Titchwell Manor (6 miles) has two restaurants - the informal ‘Eating Rooms’ dining room, bar and sea view terrace with fine dining on offer in their Conservatory restaurant. There is a selection of excellent food shops in Burnham Market, including a fantastic fishmonger, a bakery and butcher. The North Norfolk Coast has a variety of gastropubs for you to try.

Just up the road in Heacham (3 miles) is a lavender farm with lavender fields, shop, tearoom, animal farm, outdoor play area, gift shops, plant centre, Farmer Fred’s play barn, restaurant and gardens. See the lavender in bloom from the middle of June until the end of August.

In Thornham (4 miles) you will find a deli and café, the renowned Orange Tree Restaurant and a small selection of independent shops, a farm shop, excellent fish and chip and yurt restaurant at Drove Orchard.

Brancaster (8 miles) is a pretty coastal village with superb sailing, including a sail school and a stunning beach.

16 miles to the East is one of Norfolk’s best loved coastal towns, Wells-next-the-sea. This small historic fishing town has much to offer all ages. A fine beach and pine woods, miniature railway and busy quay, interesting shops and amusements.

Poppy House represents excellent value for money for your getaway with prices in low season starting at £12 per person, per night for a 7 night stay and with all the home from home comforts you get from choosing a self catering holiday.

More Details
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Myles and Sara and we have 2 children under 4, so we know what it means to need a family friendly, home away from home when you go away!

Myles is a Housemaster and living in boarding school accommodation we decided we wished to have a coastal escape to use out of term time. We had visited the North Norfolk coast a few times and fell in love with all it had to offer - deserted beaches, amazing eateries, stunning landscapes and so much to do.

We knew Poppy House would be perfect the moment we viewed it. It had bags of space, which we were looking for, to ensure friends and family could always come and visit and the location was spot on. We love spending our holidays with friends and family, so on our search our priorities were finding somewhere we could spend time on the beach, visiting good local attractions and eating great food. We felt that Hunstanton offered us the opportunity to do all these things in a truly beautiful area of the UK and Poppy House gave us the space to enjoy it all, with great amenities - loads of bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and ample space for socialising.

We have had the house for 2 years and love spending our own holidays and weekends away here and hope you will too!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“My friends and I had a wonderful stay at poppy house. The house is large and spacious and impeccably decorated, plenty of room for our hen celebrations. The beach is literally just a 5 minute walk away. Sara is a fantastic host, endlessly helpful - Sara emails a detailed welcome pack in advance of your stay and even offers to order your groceries in! We received a lovely welcome package on arrival and were rather sad to leave. Thank you again!”
Sep 2015
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Long weekend birthday celebrations with three families

  • 5 of 5

We booked Poppy House to celebrate a 50th birthday. There were three families, 6 adults and 5 children and this house was perfect. We still felt there was so much more room and had plenty of space to enjoy meals and games together. The owners had thought if everything, we wanted for nothing and the welcome pack of a homemade cake and champagne went down really well. The house is just 5 mins walk from the main town and seafront so walking to dinner was so easy even for the children. There are plenty of places to eat from fish and chips, Indian, Chinese, pubs and cafes that you do not have to drive the whole weekend.

We had a wonderful time and would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thank you

  • 5 of 5

A lovely quirky property, perfect for our big family get together, warm, cosy and comfortable. A lot of thought has gone into this home away from home, and you feel as though the owners want you to enjoy yourselves. There is no piece of equipment missing, from toasting fork by the fire, to matches to light it with.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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A lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely, well equipped house. The owner and housekeeping team were very attentive and thoughtful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Superb property, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Had a super holiday here. The house has everything you could need. Perfect for all 3 generations. Decor is to a high standard, plenty of seating for everyone, lovely big fridge and plenty of cupboard space for your own food. The house is 10 mins from the beach and town, there is a rec up the road for a kick about. If you need to drive into town then the parking is 3hrs £3.50 or £6.00 all day. The house is packed full of surprises of items that have been provided that you wouldn't expect - the Dyson fans were particularly appreciated during our hot week! So if you're thinking of booking here, don't hesitate, you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Very well equipped and spacious property.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Poppy House with our 2 children and their families, 9 of us in total. There was enough room for each family to have their own bedrooms and bathrooms. Every room in the house is very well equipped with every thing you could need.

There are 2 garden areas, one with a table and barbecue, which we didn't use, plus another very sunny area at the front, which we did use as we were blessed with some very good weather.

It was our first visit to Hunstanton. There is a small town centre near a pebbly beach, fair ground and all the usual sea side amenities. However there is also the Old Hunstanton area, where there is a lovely sandy beach, without the fun fair etc so you can choose which ever suits you best. There are also lots of nice villages, country pubs etc to visit.

A very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week in Hunstanston, staying at Poopy House.

The house is well equip, clean and comfortable, with everything a family needs for a great holiday .

It is well situated within Hunstanston and a brilliant base to explore the north Norfolk coast line .

Would definitely recommend and can't wait to book our next break there very soon.

L H from Lincoln

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Poppy House is close to the beaches at Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton. Hunstanton offers the more traditional British seaside experience and Old Hunstanton offers miles and miles of stunning wide sandy beach. The dunes are the perfect place to hide on a more blustery day and there are beach huts to hire. One day we hope to own one of these quirky spaces, ideal for making a cup of tea or warming hot chocolate and to get changed after a refreshing dip in the sea! There is a little cafe, perfect for breakfasts and lunches and the all important ice creams, drinks and snacks! The house is within walking distance of town, even for little legs, and we love the convenience of this. The deli is fab, there is a butcher, post office, banks, cafes, restaurants, takeaways, a variety of shops and 2 supermarkets. It offers everything we need for a holiday and we rarely need to visit Kings Lynn for provisions. Online supermarket deliveries take care of the 'big shop' with everything else being available locally. When we are at Poppy House it is all about enjoying the comforts of our 'home' .... a really well equipped kitchen for creating family meals - lazy brunches and big Sunday roasts. We curl up on the sofa in front of the fire with a good book or DVD (we have over 100!) We play board games - plenty of family friendly ones for those wet Sunday afternoons and some that are definitely for after dark when the kids are tucked up in bed! We enjoy garden BBQs in the summer, watching the kids play whilst the grown ups enjoy a cocktail or cold glass of wine. And for those lazy days post beach we like nothing more than a hot fish and chip supper from Eric's in Thornham. A trip for us isn't complete without ...... - A trip to the Sealife Centre - A visit to the Norfolk Lavender farm and cafe - A deer safari at Snettisham Farm Park - A stomp around the Royal Sandringham estate - Dinners at The Lodge and Orange Tree for superb food! - Family friendly sundowners at the Ancient Mariner

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 44 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hunstanton town centre at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Hunstanton Golf Club, Old Hunstanton at 1.2 Metres Nearest Train : Kings Lynn at 16 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various in Hunstanton town centre at 0.4 Miles Nearest Beach : Hunstanton beach at 0.3 Miles Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Hunstanton’s local beach conditions brings in the water sports enthusiasts with water skiing, canoeing, kite surfing, parasailing and wind surfing being very popular.

History enthusiasts will enjoy visiting some of the nearby attractions including Sandringham House, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, St Georges Guildhall and Blickling Hall.

Norfolk is a top bird watching area, the North Norfolk coast between Hunstanton and Blakeney is particularly celebrated.

Foodies will not be disappointed. The Michelin starred Neptune Restaurant is ½ a mile down the road and The Orange Tree Thornham (4 miles) has won dining pub of the year for the past 2 years. The renowned Hoste Arms is 11 miles away in Burnham Market. Marco Pierre White owns 2 pubs, also in Thornham. Titchwell Manor (6 miles) has two restaurants including fine dining in their Conservatory restaurant.

Coast/Beach:

You are spoilt for choice with the local beaches, many award winning and stunning:-

Hunstanton (5 minute walk)

Old Hunstanton (0.8 mile)

Heacham (4 miles)

Holme-Next-The-Sea (4 miles)

Brancaster (7 miles)

Holkham (14 miles)

Travel:

Hunstanton is 20 minutes drive from Kings Lynn (£22 taxi) with its mainline services to London (1 hour 45 minutes) and Cambridge (50 minutes).

Use of a car when in Hunstanton is not essential. The house is walking distance from the town centre and beach and there are local bus services including the excellent Coasthopper service which runs from Hunstanton to Cromer stopping along the coast on its way.

Distances:

Heacham - 3 miles

Thornham - 4 miles

Brancaster - 8 miles

Sanringham - 10 miles

Burnham Market - 12 miles

Holkham - 14 miles

Wells-Next-The-Sea - 16 miles

Kings Lynn - 16 miles

Walsingham (for its shrine) - 23 miles

Norwich - 45 miles

The Broads are within an hour’s drive.

Further Details:

Hunstanton has a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, cashpoints and banks plus a butcher, bakery, Costa Coffee, Sainsburys, Tesco, petrol station, takeaways etc. Kings Lynn is 25 minutes away for a larger variety of shops and supermarkets. Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda will deliver groceries (order online).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 28
31 Oct 2016 - 13 Dec 2016
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Rate 29
14 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,440
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£1,440
 
 
Rate 30
22 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,275
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6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
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10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
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20 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
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Rate 34
17 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,480
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Rate 35
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
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Rate 37
26 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
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6 Jun 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
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27 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
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Rate 40
7 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
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£1,850
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Rate 41
12 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
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£2,127
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£2,127
 
 
Rate 42
20 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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£1,850
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£1,850
 
 
Rate 43
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
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£600
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£1,480
 
 
Rate 44
3 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£600
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Rate 45
13 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,480
for 7 nights
£1,480
 
 
Rate 46
6 Nov 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
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£1,017
 
 
Rate 47
14 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,480
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£1,480
 
 
Rate 48
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
We keep the availability calendar and rental rates up to date on the Owners Direct website.

A 25% deposit is payable within 7 days to secure your booking with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Full payment is due where your arrival is within 8 weeks.

A £350 damage deposit is payable in advance and providing there is no damage to the property this will be refunded within 14 days after departure.



Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for weekly breaks. Arrival after 3pm, depart by 10am.

Short breaks can start on a Friday (3,4 or 5 nights) or Monday (3 or 4 nights).

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available, subject to the time of year.

3 nights short break = 70% of weekly price,
4 nights short break = 80% of weekly price,
5 nights short break = 90% of weekly price.

Discounts are available for smaller parties who wish to book fewer rooms subject to dates and availability. Please contact us with requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is within easy reach of the so called 'champagne coast' which starts in Old Hunstanton. This gives us access to all the lovely shops, pubs, beaches and restaurants the North Norfolk coast has to offer in balance with all the local attractions which are a hit with the children and teenagers who visit - parks, Sealife Centre, softplays, pottery cafes, farms, amusements, bowling, land train rides., boat trips, country estates etc. For our family, friends and guests without children there is still plenty to amuse with lovely local walking, cycling, watersports, antiques shops, places of local interest, nature reserves, the Hunstanton Theatre, bird watching, sailing and fantastic restaurants. The profile of the area has been recently been elevated by the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Kate & Wills (!) and their beautiful children and we love the thought that they like hanging around the same beaches, farms and pubs that we may frequent! We love that we can come without a totally packed car as cots, monitors, steriliser, toys, potty, highchairs, baby bath etc are already in situ! It makes such a difference when preparing for a holiday knowing that the house is so well equipped for our family holidays. The house is a real home from home so we are not precious about children being children and coming on holiday and having fun! There is plenty for them to do at the house - toys, games, puzzles, DVDs, garden games, computer games and books. There are TVs in bedrooms and some even have DVD players so older children can make dens or create their own cinema or games room! Younger children are well catered for with all the baby and toddler paraphernalia you could need. Poppy House will help you create fantastic childhood memories for your brood!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Newly refurbished.
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite.
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite.
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite.
  • En-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wc and sink to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 (all on first floor). Newly refurbished family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wc and sink on second floor.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, En-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, En-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, En-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor you will find 2 double bedrooms and a family bedroom (one double and a single) all with en-suite shower rooms. One of the doubles has a balcony. On the second floor there is a double (with cot) and a twin that share the family bathroom.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The property also benefits upvc double glazing, fire alarm system, emergency lighting and fire doors to ground and first floors. There are 2 Dyson Air Blade fans if it is warm. In addition to the lounge there is a sofa in the large hallway, an additional area to sit, whether it be to read, play a game or use your computer. There is an additional fridge freezer in the outhouse utility, close to the kitchen, along with a washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron.

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