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Wensum Spring

(Ref. 1043534)

Horningtoft near Fakenham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a lovely comfortable cottage."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatrinaNov 2023

  • "A fantastic property."

    Had everything that we could possibly need. Very cosy & comfortable throughout. Just a shame that we didn't get to use the log burner as the weather was unseasonably warm!

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2023

  • "The holiday let was lovely and the owners very welcoming."

    The only issues were very minor: 1st: clean towels would have been nice especially as we stayed for two weeks 2nd: as we stayed for two weeks access to a washing machine would have been useful I would certainly book this holiday let again

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. When we brought the clean linen over at the end of the first week, the towels were meant to be with them, but were forgotten, sorry. We had to choose between a dishwasher or washing machine as there was not space for both, so we chose the dishwasher. We would encourage guests to call or message us if there is washing that needs doing and we will arrange to do this in future. We live close by, so can usually sort out problems quickly. Again, thanks for the feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2023

  • "Warm welcome from owner, high quality hi-tech fittings , lovely spot, historical interest, nice welcome pack and comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by LenAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely peaceful stay."

    The accommodation was immaculate, and the hamper and fresh eggs on arrival was an unexpected kind gesture. Will definitely be back. Well situated for the coast.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2023

  • "A stunning conversion of a Chapel set in peaceful and relaxing surroundings!"

    With glorious weather we had an amazing week away! Look forward to returning again! Many thanks Stuart and Anne.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2023

  • "A little gem in a quiet location."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and had everything that we needed for our week visit to Norfolk. Although tiny, there was adequate space for two people and the location was excellent for touring north Norfolk's pretty little villages and coastal towns. Would certainly have no hesitation in visiting Wensum Spring again and would recommend this has a great retreat for anyone wanting peace, quiet and tranquility.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2023

  • "Having just returned from a relaxing week at wensum spring where we found a beautifully restored Chapel where all our needs were cattered for."

    The location was idealic. The owners where very welcoming and made us feel at home straight away and gave us a very generous welcome pack. We look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2023

  • "We enjoyed staying in Wensum Spring which was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The garden was perfect for enjoying an evening meal and watching the sunset.

    Reviewed by JulianJul 2023

  • "A lovely converted chapel, recently finished to the highest standard and located in very peaceful countryside which was perfect for dog walking."

    The owners were very welcoming, leaving a lovely hamper and fresh flowers for our arrival and were very helpful throughout our stay The area is ideally located for trips to Fakeham and from there to the coast. There are plenty of pubs nearby, but booking is essential for the excellent Brisley Bell. We had a lovely stay at Wensum Spring and intend to return very soon.

    Reviewed by MarilynJul 2023

  • "Beautifully maintained property, lovely owners, beautiful and peaceful surroundings."

    Really enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon. Perfect!

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2023

  • "A warm welcome on arrival."

    Wensum Spring was full of character. Converted to a very high standard, with lots of thoughtful details. The quality of all fixtures and fittings, furnishings and equipment were first class. Eco friendly. The bath was the biggest I've ever used, fantastic. A choice of shower fittings were great. We were blessed with fantastic weather and spent our evenings in the private garden overlooking fields. The birdsong was amazing, can only describe as orchestral. Clear night skies with so many stars. Would highly recommend and could easily move in to such a dream property.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2023

  • "Wensum Spring is a delightful chapel conversion ,boasting everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    A warm welcome awaits from Stuart the owner,together with a generous hamper and fresh flower arrangements.Situated in a very peaceful,rural spot and pretty area and within easy reach of the coast and historic houses. Not forgetting a lovely little garden where you can relax in the sun, overlooking fields. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can highly recommended it.

    Thank you Janet and Roger, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Stuart and Anne Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2023

  • "Fabulous property, in a peaceful location."

    Attentive hosts who made us very welcome. Close to local towns or days out at the coast. Norfolk has lots to offer. If you like to cycle lots of quiet roads and the property has secure cycle storage. Would highly recommend you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2023

  • "What a beautiful place!"

    A real sanctuary from the noise of the outside world. Well equipped and designed, I especially loved the dining table area where one could sit and work. The wood burner was a welcome new experience! A lovely place to relax in and enjoy the rural atmosphere. The walk to the church nearby, and the church itself was a true delight. My favourite was seeing the stunning sunsets at the back of the cottage together with listening to and spotting the different birds, especially the pheasants in the field nearby. A big thank you to the owners, who were really helpful and gracious, for this wonderful experience. I wish them well for the future. God bless.

    Reviewed by DilipkumarApr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wensum Springs, Stuart ( the owner) was very helpful and even brought us some fresh eggs over from his hens."

    The bed was AMAZING!! Like sleeping on a marshmallow, so comfy and cozy. We only put the log burner on a couple of times, but remember to open the upstairs windows, as it gets very hot quite quickly. The property is well equipped, with everything you would need for a luxury stay. Lovely welcome hamper too. We shall be returning, and will be recommending you to all our family and friends. Thankyou for making our stay fantastic! Rick and Sarah, Grimsby

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2023

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  • One mezzanine king-size bedroom with Smart TV
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, Sonos sound system and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Rear patio with furniture and lawn with shed for bike storage
  • Sorry no smoking
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 4.5 miles and pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: This property lies on the owner's farm
  • Please note: Dogs are not allowed up-stairs

The property

Nestled in Norfolk’s picturesque countryside in the village of Horningtoft between Fakenham and Dereham is Wensum Spring, a former primitive methodist chapel.

This wonderful, renovated chapel dates back to 1873 and benefits from a welcoming, open-plan interior with crackling woodburning stove and a sumptuous, mezzanine, king-size bedroom as well as a fabulous location with access to the coast, countryside and charming market towns; the perfect setting for couples looking for a unique romantic retreat!

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home where you can unwind on the plush sofas after a full day of exploring, let the woodburning stove warm your feet while your partner pampers you with a delicious meal prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Dine together at the intimate dining table or if the sun is shining step outside to indulge in an alfresco affair upon the patio furniture and raise a toast to your getaway while admiring the countryside views.

When the stars appear overhead, travel back inside to wash off the day’s adventures in the ground-floor bathroom before catching up on some well-earned sleep in the king-size, mezzanine bedroom.

If you can tear yourself away from this romantic bolthole head to Brisley where you can enjoy date night with your loved one at The Brisley Bell which won Pub of the Year in 2021.

Venture to the nearby market town of Fakenham to stock up on all of your self-catering essentials, test your swing at Fakenham Golf Club or lose yourself in nature at the 700-acre Pensthorpe Nature Reserve.

Those looking to explore the coast will also be in their element; take a short drive to discover the glorious, golden coast of Holkham and Brancaster Beach, time your visit right to marvel at the breath-taking sunsets that the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is best known for!

The wonders of Norwich lie slightly further afield, but is perfect for a day trip, tour Pull’s Ferry, The Museum of Norwich at Bridewell and the impressive, hilltop Norwich Castle.

All this and more awaits at Wensum Spring

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season