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The Old Butcher's Shop

Wereham near Downham Market, Norfolk (Ref. 1059397)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Downham Market 5.9 miles.

Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sec, a stone's throw away from the heart of the quaint village of Wereham, rests this delightful stone-built cottage, The Old Butcher's Shop.

Offering a charming and homely setting, The Old Butcher's Shop is a pleasant base for your next family adventure to East Anglia.

A sought-after off-road parking space greets you in a gated courtyard, leading you through the sweet outdoor space and into the beautifully-appointed kitchen/diner, boasting a contemporary yet traditional interior with pastel cupboards complimented by rustic exposed wooden beams, offering a welcoming sociable space to enjoy a heart-warming meal with your loved ones.

Continuing through the property, settle down for the evening and nestle in with a seat in a snug armchair in front of the television, warming the room with the glow of the woodburning stove in the cooler evenings as you enjoy a family movie night.

If you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, head outside for a seat on the patio, soaking in the peaceful ambiance of the private setting as you toast a glass of fizz to a marvellous holiday.

When sleep calls, prepare for bed in the family bathroom, located on the ground-floor for your convenience, fitted with a bath and overhead shower, giving guests the choice between a quick shower or a leisurely soak.

Heading upstairs, you'll find two thoughtfully laid out bedrooms, a double room, tucked away under the sloped ceiling for an intimate escape, and a snug twin room, perfect for reading a goodnight story to your little ones, both of which are serviced by a handy cloakroom.

After a fun-filled day, take a break from doing the cooking and venture into the centre of Wereham to indulge in a delicious homecooked meal at the family-run village pub, The George and Dragon, and if you time it right, you might catch a spot of live entertainment or a car boot being held at the Village Hall.

For a wider variety of eateries, visit the historic town of Downham Market, where you'll be spoilt for choice with the plethora of pubs, restaurants and takeaways on offer, perfect for catering for any fussy eaters in the group!

After satisfying your appetite, explore the fascinating artefacts and events relating to local life at Discover Downham Heritage Centre, or enjoy a peaceful escape with a leisurely stroll through the scenic woodland of Willows Nature Reserve, soaking in the captivating views as the ducks float along the calm waters of the lake.

Further afield is the vibrant market town of Kings Lynn, boasting a fabulous selection of interesting museums, including the Stories of Lynn, occupied by part of an old cell block and prison courtyard, dating back to the18th-century, and True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum, featuring displays of life in the fishing quarter of King's Lynn.

Pick up a keepsake to remind you of your wonderful holiday at the quaint weekly market or soaks in the sights with a walk along the banks of River Great Ouse.

For an escape from reality, choose a stay at The Old Butcher's Shop.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot & Highchair available upon request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with additional roadside parking available on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location

DOWNHAM MARKET

King’s Lynn 11.5 miles.

The rural Saxon market town of Downham Market is one of the oldest in Norfolk, and is known locally as the gateway to the Fens, renowned for its network of waterways. Downham Market boasts an attractive black and white clock tower in its main square, and hosts a weekly outdoor market on Fridays and Saturdays selling mostly local produce, along with an additional fortnightly Saturday collectables and craft market. On the fringe of the town is the mainline railway station with links to Ely, Cambridge, King's Cross London and King's Lynn. Discover the great outdoors along the Fen Rivers Way footpaths enjoying distinctive Fens landscape rich in history and wildlife, leading to the River Great Ouse with dramatic open sky and the flood banks that protect the low lying Fens. Just a short drive away is Welney's Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust nature reserve, popular with birdwatchers, where you can view nature in action throughout the seasons, including dragonflies, wildflowers and a wealth of water birds. Other interesting places to visit include Ely Cathedral, the historic maritime town of King's Lynn, Wisbech, the Queen's Sandringham Estate, along with the west Norfolk coastal villages, towns and RSPB sites.

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