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Riverside Cottage

Old Costessey, Norfolk
Grade 5 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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A dog friendly cottage for four with its own swimming pool and enclosed garden. Private river access with rowing boat and canoe available!

With exclusive use of its own indoor heated swimming pool, this detached, traditionally-built, single-storey holiday property is located within an area of SSSI along the peaceful backwater of the River Wensum. French doors lead to an enclosed secluded garden terrace, complete with sun loungers and barbecue, with pathway leading to private river frontage with use of seating furniture, rowing boat and canoe, where visitors can enjoy this wonderful backwater to the full, its peace only interrupted by the occasional rowing boat of an angler. The village has two pubs, shops, post office, golf course, snooker hall and extensive country walks. The city of Norwich is 5 miles for excellent shopping, theatre, castle museum, cathedral, fine restaurants, cafés and bars. Wroxham (10 miles), capital of the Norfolk Broads, offers river trips and daily boat hire to explore the expanse of waterways. A 40-minute drive leads to the Heritage North Norfolk coast, ‘Admiral Nelson’s country’, where there are Blue Flag sandy beaches, extensive salt marshes, RSPB reserves and the coastal path for excellent walking. Boat trips are available all year to visit the basking seals and Blakeney Point nature reserve. Nearby, the stately homes of Holkham and Blickling are amongst the finest in East Anglia. The Royal Sandringham Estate and museum is open to the public when the Royals are not in residence. The coastal resorts of Cromer and Sheringham offer an array of attractions for all ages, a cliff-top golf course, plenty of shops and restaurants. Still operational, the fishing harbour operates a small fleet of boats to catch succulent fresh lobsters and crabs, which are brought back to be sold locally. Promenade gardens, pier with seasonal live entertainment and the Royal Life Boat Centre can all be found at Cromer. Sheringham is headquarters for the North Norfolk Steam Railway, where during the summer trains travel back and forth along the coast to neighbouring villages. Shop 800 yards.

Open-plan living/dining room with gas ‘wood burner’, French doors to terrace, patio door to swimming pool. Kitchen area. Utility. Two bedrooms with shared en-suite wet room and toilet; one double and one twin. Separate toilet.

Gas woodburner included. Electricity, full gas underfloor heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot available on request. High chair. Freeview TV with Chromecast. DVD. DAB radio. Cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden with patio, terrace, furniture and pathway to main garden and river frontage. Barbecue. Bike store. Parking (for 2 cars). Inter-connecting private indoor heated swimming pool (23ft x 13.5ft, depth 4ft, open 28 March-21 November). Fishing available on-site, licence required. 2 two-man canoes and rowing boat available. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2019
    Had a lovely time at riverside,cottage had all you could wish for. Pool was not open but looked lovely. Used boats at bottom of garden paddled for about an hour very nice .Yes would return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    Excellent cottage a very warm welcome from the owners we felt right at home and are looking forward to going back at the earliest opportunity.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2018
    a peaceful & restful weekend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    We had an amazing time here and can not fault anything

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    We have stayed at riverside cottage 3 times now, we have found it excellent. It is central for most places we like to visit, North Norfolk Coast, Fakenham Horsey, Great Yarmouth the Broads to name nut a few. We can also take our 2 little dogs which means a lot to us. When the weather is dodgy, we just go in the pool. What more could you want. We will be booking again for next year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2018
    A very relaxing and peaceful cottage. Felt more like a home than a holiday cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Lovely clean, comfortable cottage in a wonderful setting next to the river where fishing is available. The pool is a real treat.The owners are very friendly and most helpful but not at all intrusive. The north Norfolk coast is well worth a visit. All in all a great place to holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    WE have stayed before and are staying again later this year. Its a fab bungalow and we love it. We are greeted by Lynn with a freshly baked victoria sponge, which is fabulous darlings. Our two little dogs love the bottom of the garden by the river to run around in. Its so peaceful. Wish we could go more often.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2018
    me and my wife stayed with my parents and our dog we hade a great short break the house ,garden ,pool and garden all proved to be very good

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    A lovely homely cottage with a great swimming-pool and direct access to the river. It was so nice to be greeted by the owner. Really appreciated being able to have a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake upon our arrival. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The cottage is well located to visit by car the Norfolk Broads and beaches. For us it was great to be able to bring our dog with us.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    Lovely place with a lovely welcome by Lynn the owner. The swimming pool was great, as were the views of wild deer and other animals by the river at the bottom of the garden. Thank you for a fantastic week.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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