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The Annex at 60 Rectory Lane

(Ref. 958899)

Poringland, Norfolk Show on map

4.9

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable and warm."

    A well equipped property, in a good location to explore Norfolk and Norwich. The host was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area and keen to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Reviewed by D4.7Nov 2023

  • "Firstly “The Annex” is in a great location, everything we needed was in the local area."

    If you do decide to explore Norwich City centre, that’s also very close, about a 10 minute drive away. Jeff and Tanya provide all you’ll need for a comfortable stay. The welcome hamper was much appreciated and even included a bottle of wine and fresh eggs from the little ladies who live in the garden. Ah yes the garden, absolutely fantastic, deer, birds, reptiles, squirrels, water features, and about 3 acres in total to explore. Lots of seating areas, tranquillity with a capital T. If you can drag yourself away, superb garden centre minutes away, easy access to the coast about 30/40 minute drive, access to The Broads at Wroxham about the same, the roads are delightful to drive. Lots of tourist information is provided along with eateries, bus services if required, just about everything. Perfect hosts, enjoyed our many chats with Jeff in particular, it was very much like visiting old friends.

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Oct 2023

  • "60 Rectory Lane is the perfect central base for exploring Norfolk and Suffolk, and Jeff and Tetyana are lovely, welcoming hosts."

    Lots of information was provided for our stay, and the facilities in the annex are excellent.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property well maintained and in a quiet location."

    Ideal for two people wanting a relaxing break. We were made to feel welcome by the owners. Thank you for the welcome hamper of bread, eggs, milk and wine. Superb garden and weather to go with it!!

    Reviewed by Merche5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful annex with a marvellous garden easy bus route to Norwich and the coast a short ride away."

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Aug 2023

  • "Short but sweet and a surprise, since a phone call from Jeff revealed we had accidentally booked the wrong week."

    Jeff and Tetyana were very accommodating in all sorts of ways – thank you. A thoughtful hamper which included their own freshly grown tomatoes and eggs from their chickens, (also wine, bread, milk and butter). The accommodation was lovely. There is no separate lounge, but chairs to watch the TV in the bedroom. The TV only has terrestrial channels but for streaming we had a laptop with a 3m HDMI cable, plugged into the TV, which is quite high on the wall. Overall, the annex is small, generally comfortable, well equipped and a good base. The garden is huge and beautiful. We made the most of the three nights we were there, with cycle ride to see the seals, a walk and visit to Norwich.

    Reviewed by Danusia4.4Aug 2023

  • "On arrival the owner, Jeff, was there to greet us and gave us a comprehensive guide around the accommodation."

    A welcome pack was provided which came in very handy indeed. Jeff also showed us around his huge garden and informed us that we were welcome to use it as if it was our own. The rooms were very, very clean indeed and the bed extremely comfortable. All in all the stay was a welcome break and the accommodation is first class. Thank you Jeff and Tetyana.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "A little gem!"

    Comfortable, spotlessly clean, we had a truly relaxing break. Our hosts couldn’t do enough for us, with little touches like fresh flowers on the dining table, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary toiletries and a welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, red wine and fresh eggs from their own “little ladies” in the garden! We didn’t want our holiday to end.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place ."

    Owners can’t do enough for you .

    Reviewed by Cornelia5.0May 2023

  • "The Annex at 60 Rectory Lane is a very convenient place from which to explore Norfolk."

    It is easy to get into Norwich using the Park & Ride bus. We visited the Broads, Sandringham, Horsey Windpump and Beach and several other places. Our hosts were very helpful and the unit was excellent. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Delightful property of high standard and well maintained."

    Quiet residential location within easy driving of Norwich or the Broads. Owners had provided a very generous 'welcome' package and were available on-site, without being intrusive, should there have been any problem. At a time of personal health issues for my wife, it all helped to make for a pleasant holiday.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were very impressed with the annex in Poringland."

    Geoff and Tatanya were a lovely couple and couldn't do enough for us to make our stay very enjoyable. I would like to thank Geoff for pushing my husband around in his wheel chair around the beautiful 3 acre grounds. The annex was a small but was perfect for the two of us. The shower was the best one we have ever had and the huge bedroom so comfortable including the very comfortable bed. We will be going back there again and would definitely recommend it. Rosemary and Rick Wright

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very welcoming and very helpful."

    The property was very clean. The welcome pack of milk butter eggs and bread was much appreciated. Having all the instructions to all the appliances was very useful. Geoff did explain it all to us but it was handy having the book with instruction in. Handy for the bus into Norwich.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful, clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation."

    The lovely owners had thought of everything. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved it there,Jeff and Tanya were great hosts."

    The Annex was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, we had everything we needed for our stay. The garden and swimming pool were an added bonus We will be back.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2022

  • "The accommodation was exceptional The welcome was very warm and the hamper was ..."

    The accommodation was exceptional The welcome was very warm and the hamper was lovely Jeff was an excellent host full of very useful information

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jul 2022

  • "We both enjoyed our 10 days hols at 60, Rectory Lane, the hosts were helpful, Jeff & Tetyana, we felt comfortable & relaxed The Annexe was nice & with everything we needed, The."

    Bed was comfortable & the hamper the hosts left in the kitchen & fridge was a good start & thoughtful gesture. Ee has holiday, relaxing in their 3 acre beautiful garden & a bonus using their lrge outdoor heated swimming pool was for a good swim & cool our bodies for the wonderful hot sunny weather we had to cool our hot bodies down on our lovely,happy holiday we enjoyed June 2022 thanks to Jeff & Tetyana ! Janet,& Richard. from Sheppey, Kent.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were very pleased with the holiday property."

    It was bright, clean & comfortable & it felt very welcoming. Everything we needed was provided plus some unexpected extras in the fridge.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful greeting from a lovely couple."

    The Annex was just as expected with an unexpected access to a great garden. Good location for exploring Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Annex."

    It was extremely clean, well equipped and comfortable. Jeff and Tetyana are excellent hosts and happy to help with anything and the Welcome basket and flowers on the table were thoughtful touches. The use of the large, interesting garden was a such a bonus. There were many areas to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening while listening to amazing birdsong. Thank you, Jeff and Tetyana! Maureen and Roger.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great, quiet stay at the Annex."

    We were pleased with all the amenities and the comfort of the place, and the hosts were very welcoming. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to do our cooking, and the hosts provided a lovely welcome hamper with wine, bread, milk, and eggs. The bedroom had an excellent array of shelving and closet space for the two of us and many lighting options. The detailed notes and maps of links and nearby locations of interest that were provided were handy as we traveled around the area by foot/bus. The property is right near a direct bust route to Norwich. The garden was expansive and great fun to explore; I loved the monkey puzzle tree, all the hidden seating nooks, and, of course, visiting the ex-battery rescue hens. We had a great stay here over our anniversary week - it was just right for us, and we would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Nov 2021

  • "A wonderful warm welcome from Jeff our host and also fresh food."

    The Annex was spotlessly clean with every convenience necessary for a very comfortable stay. They beautiful grounds are an absolute joy to walk and a visit to the chickens

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Nov 2021

  • "The annex provided us with all we needed for an enjoyable stay."

    The bed was very comfortable and the welcome hamper was a very welcome and unexpected gesture. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful grounds, spotless cottage with everything you need."

    Very convenient location. The owner was so helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at the Annex, it was spotless and clean and Jeff and Tanya were lovely they couldn’t do enough for us."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more and we had been left a lovely welcome pack including a bottle of wine. The garden is out of this world and the summer house is so cosy we enjoyed some lovely evenings sat out in the beautiful peaceful garden , we will definitely be coming back to the Annex

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "The annex was very clean and comfortable, quiet with lovely surroundings."

    The location is within walking distance of a grocery shop, post-office and several very good restaurants and takeaways. Within 15 minutes of Norwich City centre and 30 minute drive to the coast. Owners are friendly and welcoming, will definitely be staying here again soon.

    Reviewed by Ben4.4Sep 2021

  • "Hosts are very welcoming & friendly."

    Accommodation is spotless and ideal for a stay cation and there are lots of hidden extras, including a welcome pack. The owners' 3 acre garden is superb. And the location makes it so easy to visit just about everywhere. Definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Perfect annexe with amazing facilities."

    Lots of very useful information leaflets which we used to plan most of our week. Beautiful gardens which were perfect for relaxing after days out on the broads. The owner was so welcoming without being intrusive, and we would highly recommend staying here if you want a comfortable base for exploring.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2021

  • "The garden was fantastic and it was very good of Jeff and Tetana to let us have full use of their 3 acre garden."

    Beautiful. Thanks for a lovely holiday Jeff and Tetana

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2021

  • "Friendly but unobtrusive hosts, ideal location."

    Better weather than expected!

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2021

  • "The Annexe provided us with a comfortable, warm and cosy base for our weeks stay in Norfolk."

    We were made very welcome by the owner and would certainly recommend it to others and stay there again ourselves.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8May 2021

  • "The owner was very helpful and friendly."

    The annex had everything we needed and the welcome pack was a lovely touch and much appreciated

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020

  • "All very enjoyable - superb welcome pack - milk , eggs, bread bottle of wine !"

    ! All made it extra special . Location made it very easy to access local landmarks - very comfortable bed and lovely breakfast room - would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2020

  • "Extremely friendly hosts."

    The garden was very large and interesting. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped generous welcome pack and lovely garden."

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "We were greeted with a welcome pack of essentials (bread, butter, milk and eggs) and a bottle of wine."

    We were offered use of the pool, but were unable to take up the offer as the weather was somewhat inclement. The owner was extremely helpful, and gave us useful pointers as to where to shop and eat out locally. This is a suitable venue for an older couple, but will not accomodate people with children. The venue is well placed to visit Norwich and coastal areas like Caister and Great Yarmouth, and the RSPB site at Strumpshaw Fen.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "WE HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM A WONDERFUL SUNNY WEEK IN NORFOLK, STAYING AT THE ANNEXE IN PORINGLAND, AND WE ARE MISSING IT ALREADY!"

    THE PROPERTY IS VERY WELL-MAINTAINED, THE BED COMFORTABLE AND THERE WAS A SURPRISE WELCOME PACK OF FOOD AND WINE WAITING FOR US. THE HOSPITABLE OWNERS WERE EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND GAVE US FULL ACCESS TO THEIR BEAUTIFUL 3 ACRE GARDEN, WHICH WAS A DELIGHT TO SPEND TIME IN AFTER A DAY SPENT AT THE BEACH OR SIGHTSEEING. WE HAVE NO RESERVATIONS ABOUT RECOMMENDING THE ANNEXE FOR A RELAXING BREAK.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners are really kind and friendly."

    We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it. A very comfortable, well equipped place in a great location, can't fault it at all. Ten out of ten to them.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Jul 2020

  • "So comfortable to stay in, great hosts and very well thought out."

    We had all we needed to enjoy our visit. Lots to do and see around Norfolk, with a bus service or Park and Ride into Norwich. Really comfortable bed so a good nights sleep at the end of a busy day. Thank you to our hosts.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners were warm and welcoming, they gave us a lot of information which was needed as we hadn't been to this area before."

    The property was just right for two people getting on in years!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location in a quiet neighbourhood, close to amenities and Norwich City, was excellent."

    The accommodation is very well appointed and the hosts are friendly and welcoming, without being intrusive. We enjoyed being able to prepare our own meals if we wanted to and to have the use of laundry facilities was a bonus. Arriving late to a warm welcome and a generous welcome hamper was appreciated after our long day. We will certainly be recommending The Annex to family and friends and we hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2019

  • "The annex was clean and the welcome pack was very nice."

    The ability to use the extensive grounds was nice and the location was good. The hosts were very welcoming and had a good range of leaflets on places to visit, though we had done our homework before hand so we had our itinerary just about mapped out. If we were to visit the Norwich area again we would definitely use the Annex again if it was available.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7May 2019

  • "Super welcome from Jeff, the host, with clear explanations."

    All I needed. Handy buses into Norwich meant I didn't need to drive every day. Magnificent garden. Really comfortable bed. Super shower.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2019

  • "Brilliant annex."

    Wonderful host. Welcome pack, eggs, milk, bread, butter and wine was unexpected, but enjoyed. Large interesting garden which due to weather unable to enjoy. Would look to stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2019

  • "I have stayed at the Annex twice as it was so good!"

    The accommodation was excellent and very comfortable, home from home! I was looked after very well and nothing was too much trouble! The gardens were beautiful and full of wildlife and Jeff was more than happy to let us walk around at leisure which was lovely. The Annex is based in Poringland which gives you access to all of Norfolk’s places of interest without having to travel to far! The local pubs are friendly and well worth a visit! You might even find Jeff in the Oak on a Tuesday evening... Anyone wishing to visit Norfolk can stay here in comfort safe in the knowledge you will be looked after for your stay. I will be back again for sure. Thanks for an amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2019

  • "We were made very welcome by the owner,Jeff."

    In addition he gave us useful advice about local facilities

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Nov 2018

  • "The people that own this property are so nice can't do enough for you made us feel so welcome"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Accommodation excellent, Jeff & Tanya are lovely people and made our stay very comfortable."

    A great welcome pack provided for us on arrival which included fresh eggs, bread and a lovely bottle of wine. The garden and pool is amazing plenty of places to sit and relax and just let the world pass by we will be returning to stay again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2018

  • "Norfolk is a very special county."

    .tranquil, unspoilt and bursting at the seams with picture box villages, beautiful beaches, an amazing Cathedral and just the best food...a little bit of heaven on earth! The people who are lucky to live here are friendly and welcoming...we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2018

  • "This cottage is a little gem."

    It has all the facilities you need. Well equipped kitchen, lovely bathroom, comfortable bed and the hosts Jeff and Tania are a lovely couple who enjoy sharing their wonderful facilities with you. The Garden is amazing with lots of chairs and seats hidden away. Our wonderful week was topped off with a lazy day in the garden and the owners swimming pool. It's definitely a 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is a Hidden Gem Beautiful grounds lots of places to sit an relax."

    Lovely heated pool. Accomadation lovely with everything you need. It exceeded our expections from the online advert The hosts were lovely welcoming and made us feel at home Thanks Jeff and Tanya

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2018

  • "We were very satisfied."

    The cottage owners gave us a very warm welcome and were helpful all through the week. The garden was magnificent.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "Had a brilliant week."

    geff and tetania were a great couple, very sociable. they even invited me to a pizza party. I would deffinately go again. geff even took me to the railway station the day I came home.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2018

  • "Hosts were very warm and welcoming."

    I wanted for nothing. The Annex was beautiful, cosy and ideal for me. And the garden, although I didn't get a chance to really enjoy it given the time of year, was utterly stunning.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with comfy seating
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Property not suitable for children however there is space for a baby in own cot.

The property

This fabulously furnished ground floor apartment comes attached to the owner's home in the village of Poringland in Norfolk.

Enter The Annex via its private porch, where you can hang your coats and kick off your shoes before entering.

The kitchen is beautifully finished with country cream fixtures and fittings and beautiful bamboo worktops.

From here, you will be led to a delightful little dining area, where you can enjoy your meals.

Just off the kitchen lies a charmingly tiled shower room with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Grab handles are located in the shower and by the WC.

The rustic wooden flooring leads you to the wonderful double bedroom, boasting spacious fitted wardrobes, a TV with cosy armchairs, a window seat and your very own customised map on the wall where you can plan tomorrow's adventures.

Despite having a cosy, warming interior, The Annex can be enjoyed just as much in the summer with its incredible garden area making for the ideal spot to sit out and enjoy the warm weather.

As well as the wildlife-filled woodland and beautiful lawn, Poringland is a lovely village to spend your holiday with its supermarket, choice of pubs takeaways and a restaurant.

There is much to do nearby; visit the beautiful city of Norwich, with its astounding architecture and wide range of places to shop and eat, a local Bus service will take you into the City.

You can walk, cycle and spot wildlife in The Broads, or enjoy a day by the sea at Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft slightly further afield.

The Annex at 60 Rectory Lane is a wonderful apartment in an ideal location for exploring Norfolk.

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About the location

PORINGLAND

Norwich 5 miles; Great Yarmouth 21 miles; Lowestoft 23 miles

A charming village located in Southern Norfolk, just five miles from the city of Norwich. Poringland is a fantastic base for a cottage holiday in Norfolk as it has two pubs, a selection of takeaways, a supermarket and a restaurant. From here you can see what the beautiful city of Norwich offers from its wide range of shops to its castle and selection of museums and galleries. For you outdoor enthusiasts, The Broads are easily accessible and offer incredible scenery with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, wildlife spotting and even boating. For a day by the sea, head to Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft just over twenty miles away.

Note: Property not suitable for children however there is space for a baby in own cot.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas