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Springfield

Hempton near Fakenham, Norfolk (Ref. 983985)

4.4

(12 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant property with everything needed for a dog and a baby."

    Very clean and lovely decor. The listing however does not include some essential items the property has which we ended up bringing with us (if we knew the property had them we would have saved some space in the car). E.g. hairdryer and iron. Lovely stay and will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your comments about the listing, we have taken this issue onboard and now include an inventory with our welcome email. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2022

  • "A lovely property, well looked after, clean and tidy."

    Lovely welcome basket too. Two beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. Courtyard garden was brilliant for the dog and was a suntrap in the evenings. Hadn't realised how close the house was to town or the racecourse and we were able to walk it 10 minutes.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2022

  • "Beautiful interiors, a very comfortable bed and great location."

    The owner has thought very carefully about what their guests require. Having booked with Sykes for a number of years, Springfield cottage gets top marks.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2022

  • "Had a really fab week in Springfield."

    Had everything you could need and was clean and spacious. Great location for North Norfolk and walking in to town.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay at Springfield, the house was perfect, had everything we need and we felt relaxed as soon as we stepped thru the door."

    Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AbbieFeb 2022

  • "A lovely house,very well furnished ,comfortable holiday home ideal for Fakenham races(1/2 a mile away)."

    My only small problem was the TV set up,The actual TV was tiny(19 inch) it needs at least 36-40 inch plus ,the feed to it was hard to work out & we struggled to watch live tv programmes,if I came here again I would bring a bigger tv,on the whole other than the TV I could not fault it,a superb house.

    Paul, We are delighted that you found Springfield well furnished and comfortable. We are sorry to hear that you had issues with the TV, we are always grateful for feedback. The TV is a 32”, but probably appears smaller because of the slimline design. There are instructions for the TV in the welcome booklet in the house. We will however check that the TV is working correctly. We are always available via phone, text or email to resolve issues during guests stay. Paul and Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "The mattress could do with replacing or toppers both the singles and the king."

    The rug in the living room is dirty. The sofas could also do with a clean. The supplied vacuum is not up to the job I looked to see if it had a blocked filters but am not familiar with the make and didn't find any. The shower room you should have the plumbing checked out as I could smell sewer gas in there. Also the bins ,I know that the information on getting them empty is in the book ,but we didn't see that untill day 2 the bin was full when we got there All that said the cottage is well equipped in a good location, warm ,nice garden.

    We are sorry the mattresses didn’t suit your preferences, the mattresses are all less than 6 months old and we chose medium firmness to suit the majority of our guests. We can accept that the king size mattress may be too soft for some guests and we will be addressing this. We visited the property the day after your stay. When we visited, the sofas and rug were spotlessly clean, there was no discernible smell in the shower room. The cordless vacuum cleaner however needed emptying and unblocking. The property was absolutely spotless throughout. The whole of the house has recently been completely renovated, everything in the property is new and of high quality. We did find the bin in the shed full and apologise for this. We ask guests to put the bin out on collection day if they are able, the housekeepers keep an eye on this and address as necessary. We are pleased that you found the house well equipped, in a good location, warm with a nice garden. * 28th December, a new 'Panda' memory foam mattress topper fitted to king size bed, plumbing to shower room checked over by plumber. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MirandaDec 2021

  • "On first arrival we found the property pleasant."

    Instructions left were great! and the board games were a great addition! The property heated fast and the water was constantly hot we found that all rooms were ample size for a family of four and a dog. The kitchen is big enough for 2 of you to operate in there. Dishwasher, washing machine and showers were great, the only issue in the shower with the bath is if you are 5ft 10 plus you may struggle with the large shower head due to height restriction. The property is in a great location in terms of shops, petrol stations etc. Also travelling to places like wells by the sea and cromer were within a 30 to 40 min drive which was great! The downside to the property was on first arrival and leaving was the parking to unload and load, you have to the option of parking on the road however this is a busy road where cars come past pretty fast as do lorries, so not the safest place to be able to do this. Lots of plus points to this property to be honest also found it be modern inside. The cons to the property was that it was only surface clean which is a real shame, when attempting to use the beko hoover it had no suction and would run out of battery in about 60 seconds so we used the broom but could not find a dustpan? The mattresses in both rooms were terrible way too soft and I have a bruise on my hip where a spring had dug into my leg not great for sleeping over the 3 nights as well as being next to a busy road not a great combination. The main bin was full so when attempting to put our rubbish in the this was difficult as well as extremely smelly. Also no clothes line to hang out clothes? The main light in the main bedroom also flickers like crazy. If you could sort all the above cons out above you would have a near perfect property to stay In, I feel with the main road the property owner would benefit from having better quality windows to have a lesser nosie. The stay overall was pleasant and found that Norfolk was a fantastic part of England.

    Thank you for your feedback it is always useful, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. With regards to parking, we do send an email to all our guests prior to their arrival suggesting the best places to park. Unfortunately the road can be busy at certain times of the day, but is usually very quiet during the evening and night. With regard to the mattresses we are sorry that they did not suit you, however they are all new, we chose 'medium' firmness in the hope that they would be the best option for the majority of our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdrianNov 2021

  • "Springfield is a beautiful house in a great location."

    It has fantastic facilities, is immaculate in every way and provides excellent comfort throughout. We had a wonderful time exploring the North Norfolk Coast and will definitely return. Many thanks again, Nic, Jo and Rosemary.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2021

  • "The house itself was lovely."

    It was nice to have a fire and a bath - which was huge! Bedrooms were big and bright and airy, beds very comfy, as were the settees in the lounge. The garden would be lovely in the summer as it's west facing, and would be lovely to sit out in an evening. Couple of things mention on the downside are the road noise at the front of the house, the windows needed cleaning, and I wasn't sure of the cleanliness of the floors downstairs, as I had to clean a couple of food spills up in the kitchen and lounge. All in all though, we enjoyed our stay, so many things to see and do, and lovely to be able to walk into Fakenham for shopping or a coffee, and the Thursday Market was good too. Loved the history around the area, shame the Gas museum was closed because of Covid tho.

    We are delighted that you felt the house was lovely and that you enjoyed your stay. We have since fitted curtains in the bedrooms, although there is usually very little traffic at night. We have now resolved the window cleaning issue. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2021

  • "Overall great house and lovely week."

    Really good location close to Wells next the sea, Brancaster and Burnham Market. The house is very spacious and the courtyard is a great sun trap. Loved the sun loungers it added a level of relaxation to a busy week. Really good quality household items and well stocked kitchen, the washing machine is a added bonus. The house on the surface was clean, however I would suggest the house needs a full spring clean, windows were dirty, skirting boards and lamp shades very dusty. The garden needed a good sweep and weeding. Would recommend. Thank you

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, we have addressed the cleaning issues that you have brought to our attention, the results of some recent works carried out. The garden is in the early stages of planting, hopefully this did not detract from your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliceSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Springfield, which is a lovely and well presented property."

    We were also happy with the service provided by Skyes. There are three minor points that would have enhanced our experience of the property: - on the issue with a smell of smoke (which the owners and Sykes addressed very promptly when we raised it), even having taken the steps suggested by the owner with the scent infusers, we remain of the view that there had been smoking in our near the property before our arrival. After our exchange with Skylea we spotted some cigarette stubs on the footstep immediately outside the gate, so perhaps there had been people smoking there with the door open. The smell was most noticeable in the hallway and dining room, which would make sense if people had been smoking outside very close to the front door. Signage or some means of reminding guests and cleaning staff that the property being non-smoking extends to precluding smoking near the property might be worth considering. - the kitchen sink was quite slow to drain. Not a major problem but came to be a little irritating when cleaning the kitchen as it delayed the process to have to wait for the sink to drain. - the master bedroom is beautiful and very calming, and we were really pleased that the noise from the road didn’t disturb us (or the kids in their room). One small point, perhaps personal preference, is that we found the mattress in the master bedroom quite uncomfortable - it was on the soft side so when two people are in the bed it was hard for both to be comfortable. Less of an issue when it was each of our turn for a lie in when the other got up early with the kids! All in all a really lovely stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • On-street parking
  • Bike storage
  • Rear garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: The stairs inside the property are narrow and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: Property is on a busy road, please consider this when booking

The property

Fakenham 0.7 miles.

Settled in the rural countryside and on the outskirts of Fakenham, is this fabulous red-brick terraced house, Springfield.

Ideal for a small group or family of four, Springfield is a pleasant dwelling with easy access to the North Norfolk coast and a variety of activities.

Upon arrival, you will notice on-street parking across the road from the property, with additional parking available at the nearby village green.

Before admiring the property's charming exterior, head inside and into the dining room, a fabulous socialising space, brightened by a large bay window and providing seating for all the family.

Continue through the property into the tastefully decorated sitting room, where cushioned sofas, a Smart TV and an electric fire await you; gather the family and unwind around the fire after a day at Holkham beach!

Towards the back of the property is a spacious and contemporary kitchen, served by a convenient dishwasher and washing machine; while the food is cooking in the oven, head up the steps and throw open the patio doors to let in the idyllic sounds of the countryside, as you relax on the sofa with a cup of tea.

In the evening head upstairs to the well-presented king-size and twin bedrooms; the two contemporary bathrooms can also be found on this floor, one featuring a fabulous shower over bath and the other containing a spacious walk-in shower.

Back on the ground floor, enjoy alfresco dining in the beautifully landscaped rear garden, while your furry friend stretches its legs, before grabbing your bikes from the garden's handy storage and embarking on one of many cycling routes surrounding the property.

Located on the outskirts of Fakenham means you are within reach of all your amenities, including: a variety of shops, pubs, eateries and activities.

Fakenham boasts its own racecourse, where you can enjoy a picnic or fine dining at the on-site restaurants; the town's golf club is situated next door if you want to enjoy a game of putty after lunch.

History lovers will take pleasure in a visit to the breathtaking 14th century Fakenham Church, before enjoying a tour of the unique Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History - the only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales!

Walking and cycling enthusiasts will feel at home in Fakenham, the town is not only sitting on the National Cycle Network, but neighbours Pensthorpe Natural Park - a reserve that features an abundance of walking trails and wildlife activities for all the family.

Travel 14 miles to the stunning town of Holt, dubbed 'the prettiest Georgian town' it certainly lives up to its title, with plenty of stone buildings and Georgian Facades to admire; spend the day exploring the quaint hidden yards in the town that feature a bounty of boutiques and bakeries, before jumping on the North Norfolk Railway, a heritage steam line that will take you back in time.

Travel north to bask in the sun on the North Norfolk Coast, or if you're looking for a bit of adventure, try the Area of Outstanding Beauty's array of activities; go kayaking in the coastal waters, or go horse riding across Holkham Beach with the team from Hot to Trot School of Equitation!

For sailing and birdwatching fans, visit the close-by Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve and spend the day roaming the sand dunes and marveling at the views of the North Sea.

For your next superb Norfolk adventure, book Springfield today!

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About the location

FAKENHAM

Norwich 25 miles; Holt 13 miles.

The historic market town of Fakenham is famous for its horse racing and offers a wide selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Situated on the River Wensum, half way between Norwich and Kings Lynn it is an excellent, central location for exploring Norfolk. The town holds a popular Thursday market which takes over most of the town centre with local traders and those from further afield selling a wide selection of goods. The town also plays host to a Farmers’ Market, monthly on the fourth Saturday of every month, ideal for stocking up on fresh local produce. Fakenham is a very attractive market town with pretty brick and flint-faced buildings, narrow alleyways and side streets to explore. Often referred to as the Gateway to Norfolk this town really does offer a perfect base for exploring this beautiful county. You are only a twenty minute drive from the coastal towns of Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Burham Overy where you will find miles of pine forests, sandy beaches, salt marshes, tidal creeks and great opportunities for birdwatching. There are some lovely areas of unspoilt countryside and villages and the Holkham Estate has a number of attractions and a fabulous deer park. With so many activities on offer, this area is a fantastic choice at any time of year.

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