Latch Cottage dates back to 1880 and is a beautifully presented holiday retreat sleeping up to five guests in three bedrooms. With a wealth of original features, and many extra loving touches, this is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of North Norfolk, with plenty of places to visit and attractions for all ages. Whilst the cottage does not have a ground floor bedroom, there is a ground floor toilet and stair lift that takes you up to the first floor.
Nicely placed in a courtyard setting, the cottage offers private parking for two cars and has excellent amenities on the doorstep, so perfect for those who prefer not to use the car whilst on holiday.
The ancient village of Grimston dates back to Roman times and enjoys a rural aspect surrounded by gently rolling countryside that is ideal for walkers, twitchers and wildlife enthusiasts. There is a village store for stocking up on provisions and a choice of three pubs for a meal out nearby, as well as Congham Hall Hotel for fine dining and spa facilities for those who want some pampering. Leziate country park is also nearby and has lovely walks to enjoy, along with water sports including kayaking.
There are plenty of lovely days out within easy reach. Norfolk's beautiful golden beaches are just a fifteen minute drive away, or hop on the coastal bus and leave the car at the cottage. This part of the coast has immense appeal for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts being the home to the famous Wash Nature Reserve with excellent bird spotting opportunities and nature trails to explore; Titchwell with its fresh and saltwater marsh, Salthouse Marshes and Blakeney Nature Reserve with its famous seal colony to name just a few. Roydon Common is also a popular place to visit for bird watchers and right on the 'doorstep' being just a short stroll from the cottage.
For lovers of country houses, a visit to Sandringham Estate is a must. The country retreat for Her Majesty The Queen and also the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the estate is steeped in four generations of royal history and has a country park that is open to the public all year round (free of charge!), amongst its other attractions. Holkham Hall and Estate; the spectacular moated Oxburgh Hall; Felbrigg Hall (both owned by National Trust) and impressive Houghton Hall with its stunning gardens and grounds dotted with contemporary art sculptures are just a few of the other beautiful country houses and gardens to visit in the area.
The villages and towns of North Norfolk host a number of events throughout the year. For equestrians, the Burnham Market Horse Trials is a popular event, as are the race meets at Fakenham Race Course. Sandringham Stud is another popular place for horse lovers; or slow the pace right down and visit whilst the world famous Snail Racing Event is held mid July! The vibrant market town of King's Lynn also hosts its fair share of events with its July/August Music Festival and the Literary Festival which takes place in March. It also has year round appeal with museums, art galleries, superb shopping, twice weekly markets (Saturday and Tuesday) and theatres to name just a few.
Seven night (or longer) breaks available - unfortunately short breaks cannot be accepted
Susan Pratt joined Independent Cottages in January 2016
Outside: Guests have plenty of room to relax outside during the warmer weather with a pretty enclosed garden at the front and a private garden. Relax on the lawned area with a good book or enjoy alfresco dining (outdoor furniture and BBQ are provided and guests are welcome to help themselves to the herbs that grow in the borders). For those who want to bring their bike to explore the area, there is a shed with lockable storage.
Additional information: One well behaved dog is accepted by prior arrangement at an additional charge of £30. The cottage is not suitable for children under five years of age. A welcome basket of logs is provided. Internet access provided. Seven night minimum breaks are offered (unfortunately short breaks cannot be accommodated).
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