The Annexe

Thorpe St Andrew near Norwich, East Anglia (Ref. 4039)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Norwich 1 mile.

The Annexe adjoins the owner's home in an extremely quiet location within Thorpe St Andrew, a splendid leafy suburb a mile from Norwich city centre.

This stylish first floor apartment offers an inviting sitting room with dining area and French doors to a small south-facing balcony, perfect for a relaxing morning coffee overlooking mature private gardens and a wooded dell.

This Norwich cottage apartment also has a compact well-equipped fitted kitchen and a double bedroom with en-suite.

Outside, there is a private lawned garden which is an ideal spot in which to relax with a book or dine alfresco with a glass of wine on a warm summer&

8217;s evening.

Just a short walk from The Annexe is a choice of excellent pubs located on the banks of the River Wensum, where you can sit and watch the passing boats from the riverside.

The Annexe is superb for couples and those seeking to holiday in a haven of peace and tranquillity, but central to all that Norwich and Norfolk can offer.

Norwich has many places of interest, including museums, galleries, cathedrals, good shopping and a wide choice of eateries.

Within easy travelling from this Norwich cottage apartment are the attractive Norfolk Broads, and all of Norfolk's beautiful coastline.

A welcoming Norwich cottage apartment for a relaxing city or country break.


All first floor. One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and doors to balcony.


Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, TV, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and stairgate available on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Private small garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk.

Guest Reviews


    • “Great Stay”
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    • “Lovely clean, comfortable, well appointed apartment with balcony overlooking beautiful garden. Few minutes walk downhill to river. Several pubs with plenty of riverside seating. Also handy for Norwich, the coast and the Broads. Short drive from local supermarkets. Pleasant helpful owners. Would thoroughly recommend.”

    August 2014

    • “GREAT!!”
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    • “The Annex exceeded our expectations. The apartment was immaculately clean, with modern, up-to-date appliances. The sofa in the living room was exceedingly comfortable (as often they are not) and of excellent quality leather. We were treated to being the first visitors to enoy the brand new carpet that was laid the day before! The bedroom facilities were also very good with a full-size wardrobe and a very comfortable double bed suite. The gardens viewed from our first floor balcony are beautiful and just as immaculately cared for as the apartment. Even though the literature in the apartment warned that the garden was occupied by young children on occasion, we heard nothing and were never disturbed. Our hosts were extremely helpful in giving directions and making sure we had everything we needed. We truly loved the city of Norwich with its old-world buildings, and in particular the daily fresh produce market. Watching the houseboats and children feed the swans on the river at the hamlet of Thorpe St Andrews which is the actual location of The Annexe, was fun.”

    August 2014

    • “Very comfortable , great price, will definitely stay again.”
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    • “The owners were very helpful, friendly and welcoming. The flat had everything we needed and it was very comfortable. The location was great. Well positioned in a quite location but with easy access to main ring road. Lots of great places to eat very close by. A perfect base from which to see Norwich and the surrounding area.”

    Mark Fox, Sydney, May 2013

    • “Wonderful getaway retreat!”
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    • “The owners were away when we arrived but the key was left exactly where we were told it would be. The apartment was spotlessly clean with a welcome pack of tea, coffe, and milk. It is very conveniently situated for the City of Norwich and access to main roads to venture farther afield. The apartment was warm and cozy and had a very homely feel to it, thanks to the choice of furnishings and decor. The heating was easy to control. Views were great, being on the first floor overlooking a beautiful garden. We even had a bird tapping on the window every morning looking for insects! When we did meet with the owners, they were very friendly and welcoming - we were very sad to leave!”

    Panda, Aurora, IL USA, April 2012

    • “Very enjoyable stay”
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    • “Lovely clean and comfortable annexe, beautiful area, easy access by public transport and a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. The very good weather was a big plus!”

    Chrissy & Cliff Horne, Lee-on-the-Solent, December 2011

    • “just perfect”
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    • “perfect. just right for a leisurely break. pretty village, attractive location, well set up- decor, furnishings, bathroom, kitchen; comfortable bed, warm and cosy. on direct bus route to Norwich, a very short distance.have already recommended this property and it has been booked.”

    Silver Bird, Northampton, December 2011

    • “Well positioned, clean and comfortable apartment”
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    • “Lovely area, ideally located for exploring north east Norolk. Close to excellent bus service to Norwich. Kitchen very tiny but adequate for catering for two people on a short-term basis and good places to eat close by. Otherwise quite spacious and we loved the balcony and garden. Lots of local information available.”

    Judith, Ross-on-Wye, December 2011

    • “A great place to stay in Norwich.”
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    • “The apartment is spacious, bright, with comfortable modern furnishings. It is on the first floor and reached by a staircase from the front door so you need to be able to " do" stairs. It is located a few 100 metres from the riverside in an upmarket residential area. There are excellent bus links into the city which allow you to avoid the one way systems and high parking charges. However the buses do not run much after 18.00 hours. The apartment is well equipped with everything you need and we particularly liked the balcony. We heard owls one night.”

    Greenfingersfishes8, Carcassonne, July 2011

    • “Perfect pad for city break”
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    • “Really clean and comfortable with very friendly owners. Balcony of annexe overlooks gorgeous garden, very relaxing for sitting and reading a book. We didn't have a car with us but the bus stop just a 5 minute walk away took us straight to the attractive city centre of Norwich. We found lots to explore and the flat was a welcome place to come home to in the evening. Highly recommended.”

    Flora, London, May 2011

    • “Excellent flat close to Norwich.”
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    • “I stayed in this flat so that I could do my Christmas shopping in Norwich. It was a lovely flat in a good setting but just a little far to walk to with a load of shopping! The kitchen was well equiped for a flat of this size. I felt very safe and secure. I have recommended it to friends and family.”

    Christmas Shopper!, Broadstairs, Kent, January 2011

    • “Lovely apartment”
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    • “Unfortunately our stay was cut short by an emergency at home. It was a most pleasant and convenient apartment in the owner's home on a quiet street with everything to suit our needs. We also liked the walk into Norwich and enjoyed some good local pubs for dinners. We were very sorry to leave it after a very few days and a longer stay might have added more comments. I recall that I could not get enough warm water in the bathtub to have a longed for soak. Otherwise it was splendid.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, North Adams, MA, August 2014

    • “Exceptionally comfy and peaceful and well placed...”
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    • “Great digs, extra great spot, fantastic City and lovely countryside make this a very wise choice. Everything about the annexe is lovely, except that they do not have clothes washing facilities and you will agree that it is impossible to spend a week in a place without needing a wash done. It is a pain in the proverbial, to need to seek out a laundramat and spend a couple of precious hours in this pursuit. This is the only thing to dislike here [ but to us it was a big one ] Still, the Norwich area is not to be missed and the canal running through the place, gives it a relaxing appeal and for us, makes it reminiscent of some of the harbour side areas in Sydney australia.”

    Badbones, Newcastle, July 2013

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    • “Beautiful setting, and very peaceful, yet with a bustling city only a few minutes away. The surrounding countryside was just what we needed in late November. The Annexe was just right, cosy and well laid out. A thoroughly enjoyable week. Thanks.”

    Mr Easter, Todmorden, November 2014

    • “Very handy for public transport which made a nice change from rural situations. Only used car on one day out of the two weeks but managed to see lots of Norfolk. The weather was good.”

    Mr Chedzey, Bristol, September 2014

    • “This is an immaculate accommodation in a quiet suburban location. The owner's garden is superb. It is also a great centre for visiting Norfolk and a short bus ride into Norwich.”

    Mr Furze, Gosport, July 2014

    • “The Annexe was an extremely comfortable and restful place to be. Our hosts were friendly, welcoming and helpful and made us feel welcome. While not unfamiliar with the area it was good to revisit familiar places and discover new favourites. Norfolk and Suffolk are a favourite haunt and we will come again before too long.”

    Mr Hilliard, Chesterfield, June 2014

    • “Lovely little apartment, immaculate throughout and with balcony overlooking superb garden. Convenient for local pubs with great river settings.”

    Mrs Dunman, Worthing, May 2014

    • “There was such a lot to see and do, without even getting the car out. The bus service was really good as long as you didn't want to be out after about 7pm! Lovely pubs and a river with boats and swans at the bottom of the road. Glorious woodland view from the sitting room window. Loved it.”

    Rev Thomas, Retford, April 2014

    • “Blissfully quiet but not remote. Easy access by bus to city centre. Lovely, light-filled living room/dining area, kitchen and balcony. Owner's stunning gardens next to woodland.”

    Mrs Smith, West Malling, March 2014

    • “The Annexe was very clean and provided all we wanted. The location of the accommodation was very handy for our needs.”

    Dr Clemson, Norwich, December 2013

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 21 miles; Cromer 23 miles.

The medieval and cultural city of Norwich is the capital of East Anglia. Norwich boasts some of the finest buildings in Britain, with two cathedrals, a Norman castle and several large houses. Elm Hill is one of the oldest streets in Norwich, with beautiful cobblestones and Tudor houses, some now home to independent shops. Norwich also offers art galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas, as well as beautiful parks and gardens. Visit its stylish pubs, cafés and restaurants and enjoy its excellent shopping facilities. Tour the city by open top bus, along cycle pathways, or walk one of its many trails and the river walk. For those wishing to relax, spend a leisurely day on board a boat enjoying the nearby, beautiful Norfolk Broads. The coastline is also within easy travelling distance, offering a fun day out.

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