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The Retreat

Oulton, Norfolk (Ref. 7493)

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  • “Disappointed. It is what is, a ...”

    Disappointed. It is what is, a former outhouse built in 1860, a very small, confined, claustrophobic space no bigger than a small garage with a damp problem. My husband trapped the tip of his thumb closing the very old, heavy and rusty sky light whilst balancing on the bed because there is no space to stand the step stool provided. I could not reach the microwave because it's so high up in a cupboard and I'm 5' 7". There is a very hot light in the bathroom and my husband burnt three fingers on ...

    Disappointed. It is what is, a former outhouse built in 1860, a very small, confined, claustrophobic space no bigger than a small garage with a damp problem. My husband trapped the tip of his thumb closing the very old, heavy and rusty sky light whilst balancing on the bed because there is no space to stand the step stool provided. I could not reach the microwave because it's so high up in a cupboard and I'm 5' 7". There is a very hot light in the bathroom and my husband burnt three fingers on it. The toilet is just a few inches from the door and you have to sit sideways on it because it is so squashed up. The kitchen has no air because the sky light is broken (couldn't reach it even if it wasn't broken) and the door can't be left open because the cats walk in, The kitchen could do with a deep clean, there are dead flies on a shelf, the kettle needs descaling, the freezer door is broken so the freezer is starting to frost over and the kitchen rug is mucky. The owner lives next door, we did not see her, she did not welcome us, leaving instructions that if we needed to we could call her (but no signal): email her (but wifi so slow it's often non existing) or to put a note through her door. For us the week couldn't have gone fast enough and we are left feeling disheartened.

    - Mrs Hooley, July 2018

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

The Retreat is a delightful compact studio holiday cottage tucked away down a quiet rural country lane in the North Norfolk village of Oulton, near Blickling.

This cosy Oulton holiday home has been meticulously converted from traditional Norfolk red brick outbuildings and offers comfortable, well-equipped holiday studio accommodation, with a wonderful, cosy woodburner which heats the property and is ideal for chilly evenings for great romantic evenings.

Light the stove, sit back and relax as you bask in its radiant ambience - the perfect romantic atmosphere when it's cold outside.

This Oulton studio cottage enjoys private use of a half-acre south-facing garden with patio area, gravel garden and large lawn with shrubs.

The Retreat is well-placed for visitors who enjoy walking, and offers several local footpaths to follow.

The picturesque village of Itteringham is within easy walking distance, with its award-winning pub, shop and gallery, while the local market town of Aylsham is a short drive away, along with the National Trust properties Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall.

The North Norfolk coastline, the Norfolk Broads and the city of Norwich are also within easy driving distance.

A wonderfully compact living experience at its best.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Open plan studio apartment with double bed, fitted kitchen and sitting area with woodburner. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Amenities

  • Electric heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, Wi-Fi, selection of books and games
  • Electricity and starter pack of coal for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed half-acre garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

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About the location

OULTON

Sheringham 12.5 miles; Norwich 15 miles.

The rural village of Oulton is located deep in the heart of the Bure Valley area of North Norfolk. The market towns of Aylsham, Reepham and Holt are all within easy travelling distance each offering good shopping and local attractions to visit. Wroxham Broad is located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads where you can hire a boat for a leisurely day cruising along the river, while the North Norfolk coast offers quaint fishing villages with pretty flint cottages, unusual shops, tea rooms with tempting treats and RSPB nature reserves. There are several National Trust properties within the area which include Blicking Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Sheringham Park. Within easy driving distance of the village are the popular seaside towns of Sheringham and Cromer, famous for its fresh local crab. The cathedral city of Norwich offers a Norman castle, several museums, two shopping centres and independent shops.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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