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The Shepherds

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Great Walsingham, near Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Grade 4 Star rating
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Customers’ Choice Award 2018
This characterful property is Grade II listed and provides a fantastic touring base with the Norfolk Broads located a short distance away.

The Shepherds is a charming two bedroom, Grade II listed, 17th-century, typical North Norfolk flint cottage that is literally brimming with character. Situated in the picturesque and peaceful village of Great Walsingham, close to the famous National Shrine of our Lady in Walsingham, it provides the perfect year-round base from which to explore all that the region has to offer. This includes the popular resort of Wells-next-the-Sea with its pretty quay and quaint mix of artisan and traditional seaside shops, which is just 4 miles away. Also worth a visit is Blakeney Quay, which offers boat trips to see the seals and Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. The cottage is also ideal for visiting National Trust properties, such as Blickling, Sheringham and Cley Beach, as well as stately homes such as Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Sandringham. A little further afield lies the traditional seaside town of Hunstanton, which offers lots of attractions including a Sealife Centre and a wide, golden beach on which to relax and enjoy an ice-cream or some traditional fish and chips. With bird watching opportunities galore, great cycling routes and picturesque walks on offer, plus the impressive Thursford Collection with its famous Christmas Spectacular close by too, this really does offer something for everyone. The property is ideal for golfers, with Brancaster and Norwich courses nearby, and just a 10-minute walk from the property is a tearoom with Wi-fi. Beach 3 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 200 yards.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Steps to...
Kitchen/dining room: With electric wood burner, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Steep, narrow stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed, beams and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and sloping ceiling.

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture, summerhouse and chiminea. Courtyard (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 10 years old. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    A very comfortable cottage, well equipped in a good location giving easy access to many places of interest. A good cottage to stay at for walkers and tourers alike.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    Beautiful well equipped cottage! We received a very warm welcome and the extra touches were much appreciated! We didn't want to leave here!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    cottage was outstanding - lovely welcome pack and cake and beautiful both inside and outside.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    My partner and I had a lovely stay in this well equiped cottage of which the owners, who live nearby, made us feel very welcome in every way. It was home from home!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2017
    Perfect stay . Accommodation was very high standard, with warm welcome from the owners . Perfect spot to explore the beauty of the north norfolk coast.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    Lovely cottage, warm welcome from owners. Lovely patio and garden, everything you could want is provided.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2017
    The Shepherds is ideally situated to explore the NN heritage coast. We enjoyed a fabulous week there, and the cottage has every creature comfort.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017
    Gorgeous cottage, small but so well equipped and comfy, beautiful garden with different areas from a sunny breakfast area in front of summerhouse to the terrace which caught the last of the sun for our evening sundowners. Convenient private parking, delightful village with plenty of places to visit. If you enjoy walking, lots of lovely walks nearby and only 5 miles from the coast.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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