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Bungay 8 miles; Beccles 13 miles; Norwich 19 miles; Southwold 21 miles.
Located on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, Harleston nestles in the beautiful Waveney Valley within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and with endless beautiful towns and villages just a short drive away. This friendly town offers ancient inns, charming individual shops, good restaurants and cafes, an art gallery and local museum, and a weekly market. Fresh fish can be bought daily, along with local game and produce. Enjoy antique auctions, country walks from your doorstep, angling and birdwatching or take advantage of the two free bikes from the local Swan Inn (with audio guide). Endless day trips include Sandringham Castle, Aviation & Steam Train Museums, Castles, Cathedrals, Breweries, Vineyards and the famous Norfolk Broads. Nearby Bungay boasts many historic attractions, the ruins of Bigod's Castle, Buttercross, a Spring Garden market, a Summer antiques fair and Christmas Market, attracting many people each year. A 30 minute drive to the fabulous Suffolk coast brings you to magical Southwold with its famous amber shop, and even nearer is the market town of Beccles at the head of the Broads.
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A charming, 200-year old, rose-fronted cottage in a quiet terrace adjoining woodlands in the historic and welcoming market town of Harleston. Offering quality, well-equipped accommodation, this delightful property boasts sloping floors and walls, original beams, an inglenook fireplace with woodburner in the cosy sitting room and a queen-size bedroom with views over the countryside. Wander down the lovely, mature garden, rich in bird life, to discover a second, secret garden with a babbling brook. Take advantage of excellent walking and angling and explore lovely Harleston with its pubs, inns and good selection of restaurants and cafes. Nestled on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders and Norfolk Broads this property provides an ideal base from which to visit many beautiful villages and towns including Bungay, Beccles and Norwich, and is just a short drive from the wonderful Suffolk coast. After exploring the surrounding countryside and villages, return to this cosy, romantic cottage for a glass of wine under the willow tree, or in winter, enjoy a roaring log fire in the Inglenook. A perfect ending to the day in this beautiful part of England.
Two bedrooms: 1 x queen-size double, 1 x single (open plan room on landing). Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, basin & WC. Fitted, galley-style kitchen. Cosy sitting room with dining area, inglenook fireplace & woodburner. Porches.
Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, radio, library of books/games. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large, enclosed lawned gardens with fruit trees, patio area & garden furniture, leading through to a second grassed garden with a brook at the end. Free bike hire at local pub. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk. Note: Brook area in garden is fenced but please ensure care is taken. Note: Staircase leads into single bedroom on landing. Note: No children under 7, except babes-in-arms.
Previous visitors' comments about Willow Brook Cottage:
It was so peaceful and the people of Harleston were extremely friendly. A very well run property, 10 out of 10 in my book.
Mr Driver, Great Yarmouth, April 2013
The cottage was everything we wanted; just like a 'home from home'. We were both stunned when we walked in and saw how nice it was and the welcome pack was most unexpected.
Mr Williams, Kettering, February 2013
It was as described in the information on the web site. It was clean tidy and well stocked. Very spacious for a small old cottage, we would book this cottage again.
Mr Bowering, Harlow, January 2013
We loved the location, especially the village. The owner left lots of useful information about the local area and places of interest to visit. The cottage was lovely and the garden was amazing with lots of wild life popping in for a visit.
Mr Shaw, Lasswade, September 2012