3 (all year)
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.
Hilary Hanbury joined Independent Cottages in August 2021
Merchant's Nook is newly refurbished with accommodation over one level.
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.
|Season||Weekly Rate||Short Breaks|
Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
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
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.
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