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Idyllic Self Catering Accommodation In The Heart Of The Norfolk Broads - The Limes

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Farmhouse, Cottage and Georgian property in Ludham, Nr. Wroxham and Horning, North Norfolk, England - Awarded 5 Stars By Visit England and Finalist in the 2014 EDP tourism awards

Limes Farm was converted in 2012 to the highest ecological standards and offers idyllic self catering accommodation in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

All accommodation has been awarded 5 stars by Visit England and has recently been awarded the Green Tourism Gold Award for sustainability.

The properties are set in a peaceful hideaway setting, surrounded by fields and the Broads National Nature Reserve is literally on the doorstep. Beaches are just 15 minutes away. Limes Farm is the perfect base for your Norfolk holiday. Each property has it's own individual character, and all feature a wood burner which compliments the geothermal underfloor heating. A starter pack of wood for the woodburner is provided free of charge.

All the properties have their own garden areas. The Limes has an enclosed sunny garden with patio area, Limes Farmhouse has a large paved patio outside the kitchen and Limes Farm Cottage has a fully enclosed garden. All properties have their own BBQ facilities. There is also separate orchard area with a wooden swing frame for all guests' use.

There is free internet access available. Ample parking is available. There are games and books you are welcome to borrow and a large television and a DVD player in each property.

One or two well behaved dogs are welcome in Limes Farmhouse and Limes Farm Cottage by prior arrangement.

More Details

Details for holiday home The Limes, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

The Limes is a Georgian period building which has been awarded 5 stars by VisitEngland and has achieved a Green Tourism Gold award. It has traditional sash windows and views overlooking the Norfolk countryside and the Norfolk Broads.

The large romantic double bedroom, with king sized bed, sleeps 2 and has the unusual feature of a large, freestanding bath in the bedroom. There is also a shower wetroom if you prefer.

The shaker style kitchen is compact but has been designed to the highest specifications, and includes a traditional butler sink, electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washer dryer and a dining area for 2.

The sitting room overlooks the garden and has a large woodburning stove. There are games and books you are welcome to borrow (including chess and boules) and a large television and a DVD player. A starter pack of wood for the woodburner is provided free of charge.

The Limes has a sunny and secure private garden with a patio terrace, seating and BBQ facilities.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Ludham and have called this area home for many years. Our three children spent much of their childhood in Norfolk and have all been closely involved with the restoration and development of Limes Farm.

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2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

A wonderful stay in a superb property

  • 5 of 5

The Geogian farm house was just perfect for a couple who require first rate facilities and a little luxury. We loved the up to date wet room, the well equiped kitchen ( including some special treats courtesy of the owners ). The huge bedroom contained a large bed ( with electric blanket ) and a free standing bath within the bedroom.We spent some very cosy nights in the very comfortable sitting room with wood fire, comfortable seating and a large flat screen TV.

The farm setting was absolutely gorgeous and one could see for miles across the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

The on site owners were very attentive ( without being intrusive ) and always helpful. It was very clear that the property had been created with much love and care.

Ludham village was close by with a pub and a handy convenience store.

We are frequent travellers and would definitely return to Lime Farm

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant getaway

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I, along with a married couple who are friends of ours, had a fantastic time staying in The Limes. We were able to have both romantic dinners in the beautiful house, with its immaculate and bountifully furnished kitchen, and fun days out in the surrounding area. We were able to visit surrounding villages, such as Ludham and Wroxham, go to the seaside in Happisburgh and visit the city of Norwich for lovely dinners out. We were able to spy several Marsh Harriers in the broads behind the house itself, so this location is perfect for bird watchers. Additionally, there is a delightful pet-friendly pub just five minutes down the road called the Dog Inn, which serves great food and traditional real ale and cider. The Limes comes highly recommended for both relaxation and great fun!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Location

From the Owner

The opportunity to purchase Limes Farm arose at a time when we were looking to realise a long-standing ambition to create dedicated self catering accommodation close to where we lived, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The location was perfect; although the scale of the restoration needed was formidable and far more of a challenge than we initially had in mind! Transforming a very run down Norfolk farm and incorporating the latest eco technology, whilst retaining its charm and character, has been a 5 year labour of love. We wanted to combine our own user experience, based on many happy self catering holidays throughout the UK, with our inside knowledge of the Broads area, to ensure our guests enjoy the very best Norfolk Broads holiday experience.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Hoveton & Wroxham at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Sea Palling at 10 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The Norfolk coast has plenty of unspoilt beaches. Our nearest beach is Blue Flag winning Sea Palling, a safe lifeguarded beach just 10 miles away. A few miles further away is Happisburgh, with its famous lighthouse, which is great for walking with dogs. Further up the coast lie Blakeney for the seal watching trips and Wells, with picture postcard beach huts and long sandy shores.

Distances:

Although Limes Farm sits amongst fields, we are just a 15 minute walk into the centre of Ludham village, where there is a comprehensive village store and post office, a butcher's, a tea shop, a florist and two pubs. Day boats can be hired from Ludham and cycle hire is available locally (delivery to the accommodation can be arranged). 14 miles away is Norwich, full of history with ancient cathedrals, theatres, museums, and excellent shops and restaurants. For those with children to entertain, Bewilderwood is just 4 miles away, and Wroxham junior farm is 7 miles. How Hill, with its nature trail, Toad Hole Cottage museum and Electric Eel boat trips is within walking distance.

Further Details:

Local wildlife is abundant in Ludham and we have often seen the rare swallowtail butterfly in the gardens. A barn owl is regularly seen swooping down the drive at dusk and at the end of the road is Buttle Marsh nature reserve where we occasionally hear (and have even seen) the elusive bitterns. Several of our guests have left extensive lists of the birds they have spotted locally (to be seen on our website),

We have worked hard to include a diverse range of habitats to support local species, including adding bat and owl boxes, swallow shelters in our outbuildings, the inclusion of a wild flower area in our paddock and on our banks, along with a nectar bar area of garden, specifically designed to encourage butterflies. Since our arrival we have planted hundreds of native hedgerow plants along with many young trees, all of which will provide food and shelter for a vast range of creatures for years to come.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
17
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£357
for 7 nights
£357
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£583
for 7 nights
£583
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£627
for 7 nights
£627
 
 
Rate 17-Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 17-Spring
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Rate 17-Late Spring
31 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
Rate 17-Whitsun
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 17-Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 17-Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 17-Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 17-Late Autumn
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Rate 17-Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate 17-Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 non refundable deposit is payable on booking. The balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday

Notes on prices:
Bookings run from Friday to Friday.

Short breaks are available from November to February, excluding UK school holidays. We charge 75% of the current full weekly rate for a 3 night (Friday-Monday) or 4 night (Monday-Friday) stay. If you are looking for a last minute short break at other times, we are happy to offer this if we have availability - so please do contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Ludham is the ideal Norfolk holiday location, as it sits right in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The surrounding area is one of outstanding natural beauty, with iconic broadland scenery and masses of inland waterways, teeming with wildlife, to be explored. For those with younger children to entertain, Bewilderwood is 4 miles away and has proved a great hit with our guests. How Hill is just a stroll from the door, with its gardens, Toad Hole Cottage museum and nature trail - not forgetting the popular Electric Eel boat trip. Golden, unspoilt beaches are nearby and the arrival of seal pups over the winter period is not to be missed. The beautiful and historic city of Norwich is within easy reach. There are several National Trust properties and renowned local gardens close by.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Included for your stay is a welcome pack containing homemade fresh bread, a box of our own chickens free range eggs, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and a bottle of local norfolk apple juice. We always try to source locally grown fresh flowers whenever possible. A starter pack of wood for the woodburner is provided free of charge. Additional seasoned hardwood and kindling can be purchased at cost price from us. There is free internet access available. There are games and books you are welcome to borrow in each holiday cottage and there is a large television, DVD player and radio in each as well. Ample parking is available. Outside: The Limes has a sunny and secure private garden with a patio terrace, seating and BBQ facilities. Limes Farmhouse has its own patio terrace with seating and BBQ facilities. Limes Farm Cottage has a large fully fenced private garden with a patio terrace, seating and BBQ facilities. There is a separate shared orchard area with a wooden swing frame for guests' use. Our free range chickens are happy to welcome visitors (and a box of their fresh eggs are included in your welcome pack).

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