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Riverside Cottage

Hilgay, near Downham Market, Norfolk
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Watch the world go by from the large picture window or enjoy a waterside barbecue in a beautiful location close to many attractions.

Enjoying a prime position on the banks of the River Wissey, aptly named Riverside Cottage offers cosy, well-appointed accommodation for those looking to enjoy a peaceful location. Adjacent to the owners’ B&B, this delightful annexe lies within easy reach of Ely, Cambridge and Newmarket. The gateway to the North Norfolk Coast is just half an hour away, where you will find a string of pretty coastal towns offering a mix of beautiful beaches, marshes and picturesque quays. Hunstanton offers all the fun of the fair, while Wells-next-the-Sea offers a more relaxed atmosphere. The drive between the two will offer beautiful views along with boutiques to shop and places to eat.

Ely, with its magnificent cathedral and stained glass museum is a must, and for history buffs, the Hanseatic Quarter of Old Kings Lynn and the medieval city of Norwich with its splendid Norman castle makes for a great day out. Sandringham Estate is close by and the area offers many National Trust properties including Peckover House and Garden, and Holkham Hall. Welney Wetland Centre is the perfect place for birdwatchers, and there are many pretty routes for walkers and cyclists direct from the door. After a day of exploring, enjoy a waterside barbecue back at Riverside Cottage, or watch the world go by from the large picture window in the living room. Beach 24 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub 100 yards, restaurant 1½ miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With electric fire and 32" Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 2: With single bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Separate toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Welcome pack. Laundry service available by arrangement (at cost). Patio with garden furniture and gas barbecue (shared with B&B). Fishing on-site. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is adjacent to a river.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Excellent cottage with good fishing. Well equipped, very clean and comfortable.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2018
    Okay but even though dogs are allowed you are not allowed to leave them if you want to go out for a meal or shops so I think this should be advised to anyone who wants to take there pet with them it also restricts you if you want to visit places of interest

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
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