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Dereham 7 miles; Wymondham 7 miles; Norwich 14 miles.
The quiet rural mid Norfolk village of Thuxton is set between two market towns, Dereham and Wymondham, both offering good shopping facilities and traditional weekly markets. Thuxton village is fortunate to have its original pretty railway station, now a private residence, which is part of the Mid Norfolk Railway, an 11 mile restored train line from Dereham to Wymondham. Undergoing restoration is a further 6 miles of line to County School, home to a visitors centre and the well-known former Watts Navel School. A great day out can be enjoyed at nearby Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, a fascinating journey through time and rural Norfolk life. Just outside the market town of Fakenham you can visit Pensthorpe, home of BBC Springwatch, or visit one of the coastal RSPB sites. Spend a day visiting the city of Norwich, or just relaxing on the Norfolk broads, and don't forget to visit Norfolk's beautiful and varied coastline. There is so much to do around this part of East Anglia.
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In a narrow country lane next to Thuxton village church is this delightful mid-terraced former railwayman's cottage. This well-equipped Thuxton cottage retains some original features, including a generous lounge with ceiling beams and a woodburner. The attractive kitchen with dining area looks out over the fully enclosed garden with furniture, suitable for dining or simply relaxing. Pet lovers may be pleased to take advantage of the 2 dog kennels available in the large garden shed next to this Thuxton cottage. The village is surrounded by quiet country roads leading to the local market towns of Dereham and Wymondham, both offering good shopping facilities and interesting attractions. Within easy travelling distance from this Thuxton cottage is the city of Norwich with excellent shopping, 2 cathedrals, a castle and museums. The varied coastline near to this Thuxton cottage can offer you either a relaxing or a fun-filled day by the sea. Then, return to this charming Thuxton cottage to unwind by the woodburner.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double with shower cubicle, 1 x twin (restricted headroom on one side), 1 x bunks. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Sitting room with woodburner.
Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, books/DVD/games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden, patio with furniture. Bike storage. Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £10 pppw (kennels available). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about 5 Church Cottages:
Lovely cottage with many little extras for the dog.
Mrs Jones, Bedford, October 2012
We loved the location and the peace and quiet. We loved the cottage and the oak beamed lounge. We were extremely impressed with the cleanliness of this cottage and it showed the owners love of this quaint, friendly abode.
Mr Lovett, Southend-on-Sea, September 2012
The location was great, really quiet and very pretty. Having the enclosed garden was an enormous amenity as it allowed us to relax without having to worry about the dog getting out and getting his silly self lost!
Mrs Kavanagh, London, June 2012
A quiet location with good places to visit within easy reach.
Mr Allen, Bournemouth, June 2012