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Beautiful Flint Cottage in Centre of Castle Acre

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Castle Acre, King's Lynn, Norfolk, East Anglia, England
The beautifully restored cottage is a Grade II listed 18th Century building of brick and flint is in the centre of the village. It's set well back from the road with a good-sized front garden and a lime shaded, south facing terrace at the back with views over the Nar valley. Great for families or couples with plenty to do close by and perfectly situated for exploring West Norfolk.

On the Peddar's Way, ancient Castle Acre is a conserved Norfolk village with the remains of a Clunaic Priory, the ruins of an 11th Century castle and a 15th Century church. There is a playing field with children's play area and skate park. The shallow river Nar is a few minutes walk from the village.

It is an excellent base for walking or cycling holidays (cycles can be brought inside if required) and there is plenty to see and do in the area.

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Listing #HL204586
About the Owner
Jake P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2011
Interaction with guests
You can check in at any time after 4pm, there is a key box with a code (the code will be emailed to you a week before your stay) so there is no need to let me know what time you are arriving.
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Great cottage very clean home from home even eggs bread and milk waiting would definitely recommend to my friends very cosy and castle acre is a lovely village perfect weekend break

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank W7444QXsimonc
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We loved our stay in the cottage. It was extremely comfortable and well equipped, great attention to detail and a few lovely surprises such as milk and eggs in the fridge, a cake and a bowl of chocolates! We were able to have our meals...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank skw17
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Palmer Cottage is in the perfect location, very close to pub, tea room, castle and priory. Lovely views from rear terrace, very clean and spacious cottage that is very well equipped. Great for our 2 dogs, they loved all the walks around the village and...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Mrs Deborah Ann R
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Ground Floor:
Kitchen/Dining Room with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, dining table and chairs
Sitting Room with fireplace, wood burning stove, TV, DVD player, music centre, comfortable seating, writing desk. The ground floor has the original pamment flooring throughout
Bathroom with shower, washbasin and wc (note there is no bath)

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, table and chairs, en-suite
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, table and chair

Heating: Multifuel stove and electric storage heaters

Also Provided: Bed linen, towels, DVDs, CDs, books, starter kit for stove
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Pets are allowed but must stay downstairs. Children are welcome but note that the stairs are open and the floors are stone pamments so please bear that in mind if you are bringing...
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
Castle Acre is a Norman settlement where the Peddars Way National Trail crosses the picturesque River Nar. It has one of the largest and best preserved Cluniac monastic sites in England (English Heritage). Scenes from Stephen Poliakoff’s film ‘Glorious 39’ were shot here. Swaffham has featured in other dramas such as Dad’s Army, Love on a Branch Line, Hello Hello and, most recently, Kingdom with Stephen Fry, also filmed in Wells-Next-Sea and Burnham Market.

Local attractions, activities and entertainment include Westacre Theatre, Gooderstone Water Gardens, the Iceni Village, wild life and nature reserves, local gardens (National Garden Scheme), fishing, golf (Swaffham), walking and bird watching. In nearby Thetford Forest visit Go Ape, Grimes Graves, hire a bike and enjoy horse riding,...
Getting around
The nearest public transport is in Swaffham where there are local buses and National Express coaches. The nearest train stations are Downham Market and Brandon.

Cycling in the area is excellent with many quiet lanes and small roads, West Norfolk is a gently rolling landscape with no steep hills, apart from the approach to Castle Acre at Bailey Street.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stansted: 124.0 km
Railway: Downham Market: 31.0 km
Ferry: Harwich: 139.0 km
Castle Acre is a four mile drive/taxi ride from Swaffham and 12 miles East of Kings Lynn
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 36.0 km.
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