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Merchant's Nook

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7 Nights See prices

  • £490  to  £650

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Short Breaks From

  • £60 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £92 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Merchant's Nook

Merchant's Nook is in the popular village of Upton within the Norfolk Broads. Recently renovated to provide accommodation for couples or independent travellers, the beautifully appointed one-bedroom holiday cottage is close to the River Bure and within a five-minute walk from the village shop and the community-owned White Horse Inn, where the ale is local and the welcome is warm. It's a fantastic area for walking, boating, and sightseeing whether in the Broads, on the coast, or the historic city of Norwich.

Upton is well-known amongst walkers and birdwatchers for the beautiful Upton Broad and Marshes, an environment expertly managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. It's around a mile from the cottage and easy to walk or cycle to if you'd prefer to leave the car behind. A short 20 minute walk over the footpath opposite Merchant’s Nook takes you past the Norman Church of St Mary at Fishley and on into the small market town of Acle. From Acle you can catch a bus (every 15 minutes) or a train to the medieval county city of Norwich which has a vibrant arts, music and cultural scene, as well as excellent shops, bars and resturants. It was also England's first UNESCO City of Literature. It is the only city to be found in a National Park, namely The Norfolk Broads.

In the other direction by bus or train are Great Yarmouth and Gorleston where you will find some of the sandiest and cleanest beaches in the country and the Award winning Time and Tide Museum celebrating the maritime history of Great Yarmouth. The historic Quay in Great Yarmouth has recently been restored and has a great collection of historic houses and some very good restaurants. There's a big supermarket on the way into town, or you can arrange for your groceries to be delivered after you arrive at Merchant's Nook. Gorleston-on-Sea is smaller but no less appealing with ice-cream coloured beach huts, a wide sandy beach, a bandstand, cliff gardens and a promenade. Further afield but still within easy reach for a day out are Cromer, Blakeney and other beaches along the gorgeous North Norfolk coast, and the market town of Holt with its attractive Georgian buildings. There are also National Trust properties to explore close by including Felbrigg Hall, Blickling Hall (ancestral home of Anne Bolyn) Horsey Windmill and Sheringham Park.

Merchant's Nook is available between March to October (and also the Christmas / New Year week). It's attached to the owner's property but, although they are on hand to greet guests and offer advice if needed, it is completely self-contained and private.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Hilary Hanbury joined Independent Cottages in August 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green

Location (The Norfolk Broads)

Accommodation Comprises:

Merchant's Nook is newly refurbished with accommodation over one level.

  • Relax in the living room that is decorated in a tranquil shade and comfortably furnished with a sofa, armchair, coffee tables, books, a Smart TV, and a USB charging point. Double glazed glass doors open into the garden and keep the room feeling light and welcoming even on grey days. There are dimmable lights as well as ambient lighting.
  • Fully-fitted kitchen equipped with a full-sized oven and a four-plate electric hob, fridge/freezer, and cupboards full of cooking utensils, crockery and glassware. There's a table and chairs for two people that can be folded and put away when not in use. The owners have also put in a washer/dryer for guests' convenience. There is a welcome basket with fresh bread and milk.
  • Bedroom with a double bed, reading lights and hanging storage.
  • A modern ensuite with a shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: French doors open from the living room onto a courtyard garden with a table and chairs. The cottage comes with a parking space.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to bring beach towels if required. Smoking is not permitted. One dog accepted

Accessibility: The property is all on one level and accessible for a standard wheelchair but only with another person assisting.

Merchant's Nook Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 - Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £210 | 4 nights: £280 | 5 nights: £350 | 6 nights: £420

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (Double)
Enquire with owner
1 dog welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1493 750872 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Hilary Hanbury
Member Since August 2021

Merchant's Nook Noticeboard

A key lock is situated near the owners back door at the property. Please let the owner Hilary know if you require groceries. A grocery basket can be provided containing basic essentials. Please let Hilary know what you wish to purchase and it will be waiting for you on your arrival along with the invoice! Milk, tea and coffee is available in the property.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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Merchant's Nook 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th July 2022