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Detached family friendly period cottage on village green 3 miles from coast

Fakenham, Norfolk, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

This North Norfolk cottage in Binham is 4 miles from the small coastal town of WELLS. It overlooks the village green with its ancient market cross and is a short walk from the village stores and village inn which serves home cooked meals. There are 2 double bedrooms and a single with an integral guest bed. The bathroom has both a bath and large shower. The downstairs cloakroom also has a shower cubicle. There is full central heating with heated towel rails. The living room has a log burner TV DVD player Wi-Fi and a selection of games. Kitchen has electric cooker dishwasher and microwave with table extending to 6 places. There is also a washer/drier and radio/CD player. Outside has lawned front garden and off road parking for 3 cars. There is an outside table & chairs set.

The wider area has the Royal Estate of Sandringham and the new home of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge (not open to the public). There are many other stately homes and castle remains to explore and is ideal for walking, cycling and sailing. There are miles of expansive sandy beaches. Wild life parks and bird watching are popular in this region but there are also heritage steam railways and traditional seaside towns with piers and entertainment. The historic city of Norwich with its castle and cathedral and the iconic Norfolk Broads are less than an hour from the cottage. The elegant town of Holt with boutiques and cafes is 8 miles away.


Chris & Jean Clarkson

Member Since 2016
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Chris & Jean Clarkson

My father bought this property in November 1959 after basic modernisation. It was updated over the intervening years but in 2010 had an extension built with new staircase additional bedroom upstairs bathroom and oil Central Heating. It has been used by our family, children and now grandchildren ever since to provide a very cosy retreat.

Chris & Jean Clarkson purchased this Cottage in 1959

Why Chris & Jean Clarkson chose Binham

My first job as a practicing Veterinary Surgeon was in the nearby town of Holt. I met and married my wife in Norfolk. I sailed with a friend at Blakeney and Ovary Staith. There are many quiet unspoilt locations where I have walked my dogs over the years and maps in the cottage will guide you to them


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5


          • 1 Bathroom

              Location Type

                • Near The Ocean
                • Village


                    • Away From It All
                    • Family
                    • Historic
                    • Romantic
                    • Tourist Attractions


                        • Guests provide their own meals


                            • Living Room
                            • Fireplace
                            • Internet
                            • Iron & Board
                            • Linens Provided
                              Bed linen
                            • Heating
                              Full central heating with thermostatic radiator valves
                            • Parking
                              Private parking off road for 3 cars
                            • Telephone
                              Free calls weekend
                            • Tumble Dryer
                              Condensing drier with washing machine
                            • Washing Machine
                              Washer drier
                            • Wood Stove
                              Please use fireguard with children


                                • Dishes & Utensils
                                  Place setting for 6 persons
                                • Dishwasher
                                • Kitchen
                                • Microwave
                                • Oven
                                • Refrigerator
                                  Fridge with freezer under
                                • Stove
                                • Toaster


                                    • Dining
                                      Extending table
                                    • Dining Area
                                    • comfy seating for 6 people


                                        • Books
                                        • DVD Player
                                        • Games
                                        • Television
                                        • Video Library
                                          Some childrens and other DVDs


                                            • Lawn / Garden
                                              Front garden laid to lawn Table and chairs for 4


                                                • limited accessibility


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  12 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Jeni C.

                                                                  Lovely property, well equipped and s good location.

                                                                  Would come again!

                                                                  Jill S.

                                                                  A delightful cottage, very roomy, immaculate condition, everything you would ever need is there, the village charming, very quiet, hear a pin drop, sky at night very black, no light pollution, everyone i met very friendly and helpful, handy having a small food store which sell's most thing's on your doorstep, and only ten minute's away from Well's next to Sea!

                                                                  Only one negative i could come up with is only small garden to front of property and not secure for dog's or children, apart from that i loved it!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I agree about front garden but fitting gates problematic!

                                                                  Great cottage

                                                                  Kimberley K.

                                                                  Lovely cottage, loved the underfloor heating in the kitchen and the wood burner in the lounge. It was very cosy and there was plenty of hot water and the water pressure was fantastic. I'm not a big fan of polyester counterpanes as they provide no warmth and slip off the bed. We really enjoyed our time - and the pub across the way was perfect as well.

                                                                  Great time had!

                                                                  Andrew E.

                                                                  Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location!

                                                                  Fantastic home and unbeatable location!

                                                                  Robert J.

                                                                  Everything you need for a chill break.

                                                                  Rural idyll with pub and shop

                                                                  Dr David O.

                                                                  Good for getting away from it all yet central for the N Norfolk coast.


                                                                  Fakenham, Norfolk, UK

                                                                  There are theme parks steam railways museums castles and stately homes within 40mins drive away

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Higher rates applicable at Christmas. school holidays and Bank Holidays

                                                                  12 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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                                                                  Property # 1990665