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The Old School

Downham Market, Norfolk (Ref. 1011439)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Julie

    “Had a fabulous time.”

    Well styled, well equipped, very comfortable. The hosts were fabulous too. Will definitely be returning. 10/10

    Well styled, well equipped, very comfortable. The hosts were fabulous too. Will definitely be returning. 10/10

    - Mrs Julie, April 2021

The property

Downham Markert 5.4 miles.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Wereham, close to the thriving town of Downham Market, in the Norfolk countryside, is this truly unique cottage.

This property was originally an old school that dates back to 1876 and has been renovated to provide a more modern and stylish interior for families to use as their base for exploring this beautiful region of Norfolk.

The property is exquisite, with a spacious layout and beautiful original character features, including the wonderful stripped hardwood flooring, now varnished to an excellent finish.

The property also overlooks the village church and is in a stunning location surrounded by traditional stone character properties and the village pond.

Look forward to spending your evenings unwinding in the spacious sitting room with three large sofas to curl up with your loved ones and enjoy some quality family time together catching up with the day's events.

Walk through to the open-plan fitted kitchen/diner, housing a range of contemporary appliances so you can easily rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family, whilst the two dining areas offer plenty of space to enjoy your meals over a well-deserved glass of champagne.

Retire to any one of the three bedrooms resting on the first floor, consisting of a super king-size and two twins, with the master boasting a delightful en-suite shower room.

One of the twin rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows, with delightful views over the pond and letting in an abundance of natural light.

Outside, there is a large enclosed garden, with plenty of seating so you can sit out in the afternoon sun with a refreshing beverage, whilst your four-legged friends run freely.

Wereham is a delightful rural village, with plenty of opportunities nearby for some scenic walking and cycling opportunities.

The nearby market town of Downham Market has a wonderful selection of independent shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants for all of your amenities.

Venture into the thriving town of King's Lynn, where you will discover a plethora of attractions, including the Lynn Museum with audio guides inside to give you a tour of the historic interior and explanations for the many displays.

For those sportier types, discover The Walks, an 18th century walk with paved trails and playgrounds, ideal for your little ones to run around and play.

Return to your quaint country cottage for a relaxing evening with your loved ones in front of the warming fire.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Range electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, wine coolers, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio areas with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.4 miles and pub 0.1 miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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