Crossing Gates

Starston near Harleston, East Anglia (Ref. 17850)

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Cottage features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    No

The Property

Crossing Gates is a spacious, detached and beautifully presented Victorian holiday cottage, situated in rural Starston, only half a mile from the well-served ancient market town of Harleston on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Originally Starston's railway station set close to the River Waveney, the unspoilt location of this cottage near Harleston is perfect for exploring both counties as well as the sweeping Waveney Valley. Dating from the 1860s, this Norfolk cottage has been beautifully refurbished, making it an ideal retreat for couples, families and friends wishing to hide away in this lovely part of East Anglia. The two bedrooms are both superbly-furnished with a large king-size four poster bed in one, along with a cosy twin room with plenty of storage, and a spacious family bathroom set between them. The ground floor of this Harleston cottage offers a well-equipped kitchen, a dining room and a large entrance hall with cosy window seating, perfect for relaxing with a good book or gazing out across the fields, while the impressive sitting room has a lovely woodburner, ideal for a warm up after a day out exploring the counties. Outside this Starston cottage is a lawned garden with furniture and a barbecue, and there are extensive walking and cycling routes available from the doorstep. Nearby Harleston has a thriving town centre and has been voted Norfolk Town of the Year on several occasions, offering a number of pubs, restaurants and shops for you to enjoy. This holiday cottage near Harleston is perfect for discovering both Norfolk and Suffolk, ideal for those wishing to both relax and explore.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner.

Amenities

Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, HD recorder with approx. 30 films, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Note: Up until 3rd January 2015, this property will accept one well-behaved pet. From 3rd January, it will be pet-free.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

STARSTON

Bungay 8 miles; Beccles 13 miles; Norwich 17 miles; Southwold 21 miles.

Located on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, the picturesque village of Starston 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. A short walk away is Harleston town, where there are ancient inns, charming individual shops, good restaurants and cafes, an art gallery and local museum, and a weekly farmers' market. 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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