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The Old Gatehouse

Thursford, near Holt, Norfolk
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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Visit the famous Thursford Collection which is close to this property, or spend the day at one of the many seaside resorts.

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 24" Freeview TV and tiled floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Large lawned garden. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole.

Nestled between the picturesque villages of Thursford and Melton Constable, this detached property is perfectly situated for those wishing to explore the North Norfolk Coast. A much loved family home, it has everything you need for a great holiday. Close by lie the bustling, seaside market towns of Sheringham and Cromer. Sheringham has a pretty shingle beach, whilst Cromer has a wide sandy beach, famous pier and an unspoilt Edwardian seafront. Both offer many pursuits to while away a day, as well as lots of great places where you can shop and eat. Closer still, you will find the much loved Thursford Collection, the world’s largest collection of steam engines and musical organs, and home to The Thursford Christmas Spectacular and Santa’s Magical Journey.
History buffs should also make time to visit the Muckleburgh Military Collection, The Cromer Lifeboat Museum and the many National Trust properties and stately homes that can be found in the area, such as the splendid Blickling Estate. Here, you are also close enough to enjoy a day on the much photographed Norfolk Broads, where you can hire a day boat or join a tour to drift along these idyllic waterways. In fact, there is so much to do that you are sure to return to The Old Gatehouse just to fit everything in. Beach 11 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Clean and tidy but ……………… The bungalow was clean and tidy with a welcoming hamper. The beds were comfortable and clean. Showers worked well. To improve our stay we felt that a second bath mat for en-suite and two shower mats would be useful to prevent slippage. Also a simple clothes airer to hang wet items when unable to use the line would be useful. Having taken books to read there was insufficient light to read in the lounge with the standard up-lamps. However, there was a large selection of DVD’s. The main switch did not work in the lounge and the TV would work if it was connected to an appropriate aerial, already in the property. Alternatively, connected to a satellite dish for Freesat transmission. Unfortunately, the bathroom developed a leak in the ceiling, near the window, when it rained. We left a basin on the window sill which did the job. The large enclosed, un-over looked garden to the rear would have been nice to sit out if we had had the weather but was very uneven to play any ball / running games on. Nice to see the rabbits enjoying the grass and the other wildlife. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    disappointing - too noisy - failing water supply - leaking washing machine - musty and stale smell - scrubby scruffy garden - no TV / DVD / radio

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; It was unfortunate that the pump supplying water from the bore hole ‘tripped’ twice during this guest’s stay and had to be re-set. The re-set is not an arduous task (it is pressing a button), in fact our housekeeper attended within a short space of time on the first occasion and the water supply was immediately restored. We have owned this property since 2015 and have only ever encountered this issue on two previous occasions during this time, which hardly constitutes it being referred to as ‘failing’. Nevertheless, we will be bringing our annual servicing and maintenance of the natural water supply and filtration system forward to minimise any reoccurrence of this issue. The cottage is in an area with limited television reception; we will overcome this when we install Wi-Fi and the television signal can be channelled through the internet. In the interim there is an extensive library of DVD’s for our guests to watch during their stay. We have had several repeat bookings and had a relatively busy summer through agency and owner reservations which total fourteen guests. All of which have been extremely positive and without issue.

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4.3 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews collected by Reevoo
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