Dereham 5 miles.
This well-presented, detached, centrally located Norfolk holiday cottage is set in the peaceful grounds of the owner’s property, perfectly located for exploring both the popular coastline and the inland towns and villages of Norfolk.
Ideal for small groups of family or friends, the owner has designed Ferndale with the holidaymaker in mind.
There’s an excellent open plan living area, light and welcoming and forming the heart of the property.
Spiral stairs lead up to a galleried area overlooking the pretty, surrounding countryside and grounds, ideal for a quiet read, but also offering a sofa bed, enabling guests more flexibility for sleeping arrangements.
Both bedrooms on the ground floor are spacious and have the advantage of having en-suite facilities, adding extra comfort to your stay.
Having had a day out exploring, you can return to this traditional stone-faced cottage and relax with dinner on the private patio, enjoying the quiet surroundings.
Practically from the doorstep are a number of excellent footpaths trailing through Norfolk’s charming countryside, and the roads offer excellent cycling.
There are plenty of attractions nearby, with the area steeped in history, and the cottage is only seven miles south of Fakenham, famous for its racecourse, time-honoured markets and boutique shops.
With sweeping sand dunes fronting the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, just half an hour away, and lovely little fishing towns dotted further along the coast, this is a superb touring location.
Based between Fakenham and Dereham, this is a perfect base for couples and families seeking a peaceful part of Norfolk.
About the location
Fakenham 12 miles; Norwich 18 miles; King’s Lynn 27 miles.
Just a stone’s throw from the A47, located in central Norfolk, is the popular market town of Dereham (known locally as East Dereham) with a heritage dating back to Saxon times. Today Dereham enjoys excellent local amenities, which include Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum, the magnificent 13th century church of St Nicholas, along with a wide selection of high street shops. On the edge of Dereham you can enjoy a journey on East Anglia’s longest heritage railway - the Mid Norfolk Railway, with steam and diesel trains to choose from. Just outside Dereham you can step back in time with a visit to Gressenhall Rural Life Museum and discover what traditional country life was like in Norfolk. At North Elmham, visit the ruins of a Saxon cathedral and on the outskirts of Fakenham, visit Pensthorpe, a bird lover's paradise and host of BBC Springwatch. Within easy travelling distance from Dereham you can explore Thetford Forest, the village of Sandringham which boasts Sandringham House, the cathedral city of Norwich and the historic maritime town of King’s Lynn. Spend a day or two visiting Norfolk’s wonderful varied coastline, offering both sandy and shingle beaches, traditional seaside towns with entertainment, quaint coastal villages with pretty flint cottages and fishing harbours dotted with sailing boats. A fantastic part of Norfolk to visit at any time of the year.