“Firkin cottage is a truly lovely place to stay.”
Very cozy, snug, and with all the necessary amenities.
Very cozy, snug, and with all the necessary amenities. The house and garden are wonderful and well maintained. Parking spaces in the vicinity of the cottage. Absolutely recommended!
“This was a well-kept property in a quiet village location.”
While it didn't have it's own dedicated parking bay/driveway, parking wasn't a problem, with a local car park within 2mins walking distance just around the corner( which was free overnight). The village itself was fine for convenience shopping, but for a 'big' shop, their was a short car ride to either Morrisons or even a Waitrose on the edge of the village. Owner met us at the property and showed us around and even left a pint of milk in the fridge, a packet of biscuits and a bottle of wine. Wymondham is a central location for visiting most Norfolk attractions plus neighbouring counties.
“Oasis of Calm in historic old town”
Upon arrival, we were met by Pauline and Jason. A lovely couple who own the property. A very friendly, warm greeting and a guided tour around the premises to insure we knew how to operate everything The property is a beautifully decorated. It has a cared for feeling about it, sympathetically decorated to fit in with the age of the building, yet with all mod cons and comforts. We didn't need heating as it was a beautifully warm week, but it was there should we have needed. The garden is small and perfectly formed. Easily maintained, its a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the location. There's also a lovely 'sun room' or annex to the house. A lovely comfortable place to sit and read, listen to music or entertain. A small BBQ is in place but as we were visitng family we didn't need to use it. The kitchen is well equipped, microwave etc., cooker is gas but has an ignition switch on it. The bottle of wine and biscuits left in for us was a lovely gesture and was enjoyed! As this is an old, and I expect listed, property, the rooms are small by modern standards. But that's why we rented, atmosphere and a feeling of history emanates from the building. The double bedroom is very comfortable, the small single room is lovely too - we didn't use it except for storage. The shower is in the bath and plenty of hot water on tap. There's a step down into the bathroom. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our week stay in Firkin Cottage. Would we come again? Definitely. Absolutely.
We spent a week in this lovely cottage it was ideally suited for the two of us to explore the area. We had a fantastic and relaxing time. The owner is lovely and very friendly.
We have 2 nights left and don't want to leave, the cottage is so comfortable with everything we could possibly need. We had a complimentary bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival, the heating was on which was lovely as it was so cold outside. Everything is crisp and clean and like new. There is a co-op shop 5 minutes walk and several takeaways within walking distance or delivery. We have visited Norwich, Lowestoft, Yarmouth and Raveningham Gardens so far and always enjoy getting back to the cottage for hot drink and relax before deciding what to do for dinner, so much to choose from. Only one downside is parking but if you are lucky which we have been so far we have found 24hr space just 20 seconds walk from cottage.
“The cottage was lovely it really made our holiday and was a joy to come back to at the end of the day.”
Mrs Ware was very welcoming and helpful and kept in contact with us during our stay to ensure everything was satisfactory. The cottage is so comfortable and well equipped and Wymondham is in a great location for visiting Norwich and the Broads. Everything you need is in easy walking distance from the cottage, the has bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and a beautiful Abbey too.
“Very nice place, very nice people.”
We very much enjoyed staying at Firkin Cottage. We've already booked it again for Christmas, so I guess that says something. The kitchen, bathroom, main bedroom and living room are spacious. The bed, sofa and armchair were all comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. The courtyard was delightful on the one evening when we were free to sit in it. Wifi worked well. Shops are 5 or 6 minutes walk away. We parked at the end of Damgate furthest from the town centre because it's unrestricted there. Both Pauline Ware, the owner, and Richard, her assistant, are very friendly and helpful.
“comfortable, clean, warm and welcoming,everything we needed and more.”
just spent three wonderful weeks in firkin cottage wymondham. warm and comfortable with everything we needed and more. comfortable bed, beautiful bed linen, well equipped kitchen with quality crockery, pots and pans. two minutes from shops where we could buy everything we needed.regular bus service to norwich and surrounding villages. will certainly come again.from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we cannot think of anything at all negative about our stay. pauline you couldn't have done any more for us. thank you for the wine and biscuits they were much appreciated . our stay was extra special with the birth of our granddaughter lily.
“Lovely cottage in a lovely part of the country”
Had a very warm welcome from Pauline. Cottage was immaculate. Nice and cosy. Didn't manage to make use of the Garden room, but can imagine it would be perfect in the summer for dining or just relaxing in. Local area has lots to offer too, do visit Thetford Forest if you get the chance and Pizzaeria Bellow in Attleborough about 10 mins away, superb Italian food.
“Fantastic place to stay !”
What a lovely place to stay the cottage had everything in it that you could ask for and more Friendly owner to and very helpful , would highly recommend a stay here a lot better than the hotels wymondham has to offer .
“Small, but perfectly formed!”
What a delightful little cottage this is! It was equipped with everything we needed, cosy, comfortable and amazingly quiet. The owner was helpfulness personified, with a cheery greeting, warm welcome and for whom nothing was too much trouble. The charming little town of Wyndham had all the amenities needed for our stay. The only negative was the lack of parking, although there was plenty of room available about two minutes' walk away - just a little inconvenient when loading and unloading, but a small price to pay taking everything into consideration. Being just a few minutes away from Norwich, this was an ideal location for exploring Norfolk.
“Five Star Cottage in delightful small Norfolk town”
Firkin Cottage was beautifully furnished to the highest standards. Of particular note was the Garden Room containing full dining equipment; we had all our meals there. The beds were very comfortable and the owner had provided for every need. She even met us at the railway station and gave us a tour of the town! Being reliant on public transport was no problem, with frequent buses to Norwich and trains to Cambridge and Ely, as well as the nostalgic Steam Railway experience! We would recommend the Mad Hatter's teashop and Merv's bakery!
“The best cottage we stayed in”
Very friendly host who was kind enough to pick us up at the station even though we had several big bags.She even took us on a quick tour of the town! The cottage was very well furnished, a good kitchen with all the equipment we needed, TV and radio, Dvd's, extra books and games. The stairs were rather steep it's true, but that was part of the atmosphere. Coming from New Zealand, we found the age of the cottage particularly charming, yet the modern amenities were well put in: showers, etc,dishwasher, plenty of good china There were plenty of brochures and maps and comfortable seats too. Close enough to shops and transport to walk in 5 minutes. The only downside was the weather which was not always summery, but Wymondham was interesting in itself and a good centre for exploring Norfolk Probably the best of all the cottages we used in our 3 months in England and Europe
what a beautiful cottage, met by Pauline who was so helpful and friendly (she even helped us unload the car). We had such a relaxed holiday with the cottage providing the peace and quiet we needed. will definately stay again
“Home from home so welcoming”
The property is furnished to an extremely high standard. A lovely welcome pack on arrival. Everything was high quality and comfortable. Would have no hesitation in recommending this property. Courtyard garden and sun room are added features.
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
A charming, semi-detached cottage, ideally situated on a quaint lane, at the heart of the historic town of Wymondham, 9 miles from Norwich.
This quality property is stylishly decorated throughout and boasts a wealth of stripped wooden floors, exposed beams and a delightful courtyard with brick-built garden room and water feature.
Wymondham offers some of the finest architecture in Norfolk, including a dominating 12th century abbey, a striking Norman cathedral and cobbled streets littered with Tudor buildings, themed restaurants and welcoming pubs.
In the summer months, the local townsfolk invite visitors to enjoy their gardens as a part of the National Gardens Scheme, while weekly markets held in the quaint square are worth a visit.
The medieval alleys and winding lanes at nearby Norwich are a haven for shoppers looking for an original gift, vintage clothing or fabulous antiques, while an abundance of music, art and beer festivals keep the city alive all year round.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area & decorative coal-effect fire. Additional garden room with dining area in courtyard.
- Gas central heating
- Gas cooker, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washing machine
- Freezer and tumble dryer in external building, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, telephone for incoming and emergency calls only, WiFi, library of books/games/DVDs
- All fuel & power inc. in rent
- Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot & highchair on request
- Roadside parking nearby on a first come, first served basis, plus further parking in public, pay and display car park 4 mins walk away
- Courtyard with gravelled area & garden furniture
- Sorry, no pets & no smoking
- Shop & pub 3 mins walk
- Note: Unloading permitted for a short period outside property
- Note: Due to winding staircase the property may not be suitable for the elderly or less mobile.
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About the location
Norwich 9 miles.
The attractive town of Wymondham is ideally situated just 9 miles from Norwich and boasts numerous historic buildings. Wymondham Abbey is one of the finest and most interesting of the historic churches of East Anglia and was built by the chief butler to Henry I as a priory in 1107. The magnificently restored, 19th century railway station features an interesting museum, a fabulous gift shop, scrumptious tea room and a “Brief Encounter” themed restaurant. Peruse the medieval streets to the pretty market square with its cross dating back to 1617, browse the many Tudor shop windows or enjoy fine food at the 15th century Green Dragon Inn. Enjoy the weekly, bustling markets and in the summer months the fine gardens that are available for all to enjoy. The medieval city of Norwich, listed in the top five places to shop in Britain, boasts a wonderful blend of historic buildings and modern architecture and offers a year round programme of festivals and a buzzing nightlife. Plenty to see and do, for all the family.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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