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Charming 15th century cottage in elegant and historic Hingham

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms - 1 bathroom - sleeps 4

Bank House is a 15th-century timber-framed building with wattle and daub walls, it has been fully restored using traditional methods and reclaimed materials wherever possible.

It lies just a short stroll from the pretty market place in the fine and ancient town of Hingham - with it's Grade II listed, Georgian architecture.

Inside - The living room kitchen and dining room are open plan, with original cast iron radiators, traditional Norfolk pamment and English oak floors throughout.

A cosy wood-burning stove is the focal point of the living room with initial logs provided. Sofa and two small armchairs TV and DVD player with a good selection of DVD's, board games and books.

Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with inglenook fireplace, butlers sink, oven and grill with ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, fully equipped with pots, pans and crockery. Washing machine with washing liquid provided.

Boot/coat room. Steepish, winding stairs to the first floor:

Double bedroom with huge Georgian leaded window overlooking the garden. Extra wide English oak floorboards.Chest of drawers and hanging space.

Second bedroom with twin antique single beds, bedside table, built-in wardrobe on landing outside.

Bathroom with separate shower cubicle, restored roll-top bath with shower attachment, WC with antique high-level cistern.

PLEASE NOTE -There are several low beams throughout the cottage so please remember to duck if you don't want bumps in the night. The floorboards are stepped and uneven in places - the delights of a medieval cottage.

* New for summer, our lovely garden studio with a futon and outdoor beanbag for relaxing, reading and enjoying the garden. Opening out onto the courtyard and garden it could also sleep an adventurous teenager. Please contact us if you would like to use it for accommodation as there will be a small surcharge.

The garden is a secluded, peaceful oasis that is yours to enjoy, there is a courtyard just outside the door with a table and seating, perfect for alfresco dining. A further small table and chairs sit on the lawn under the beautiful willow tree. It is well stocked with quintessential English country garden plants like wisteria, honeysuckle and jasmine.


Free unlimited Wi-Fi

White cotton bed linens

Egyptian cotton towels

Shampoo, conditioner, soap and bubble bath


Tea, coffee, sugar, milk, cake from the local bakery

Initial logs and kindling for wood burner

Table top BBQ

Tea towels, cleaning products, bin liners, dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid

Full oil central heating


Travel cot

High chair

Cycle store

Centrally placed to explore Norfolk with its wonderful coastline and the famous Norfolk Broads. Wroxham, the capital of the Norfolk Broads is 29 miles away with daily boat hire and river trips, waterside cafes, restaurants and shops. The North Norfolk coast is approximately 35 miles, with Cromer, Wells, Brancaster, Blakeney and Great Yarmouth within easy reach. Thetford Forest, 15 miles, has designated picnic areas, walking trails, Go-Ape zip line and treetop walkway challenges. Designated off-road cycling tracks for experienced and novice cyclists. Good cycling and walking directly from the door. Golf courses nearby. Norwich city, 13 miles, for excellent shopping - two shopping malls, cathedral, theatres, castle museum, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Freshwater fishing (with licence) 1 mile. Snetterton racetrack, 10 miles.

We allow up to two well behaved dogs but please don't let them upstairs or on the furniture. The garden is private and secluded, but estate railings divide the garden from next door and any small or inquisitive pooches could escape, so please supervise at all times.

A shared entrance way on the Market Place in Hingham, leading to a private entrance and secluded garden.

There is free unlimited Wi-Fi, which is generally good, but the mobile signal inside the cottage can be intermittent. The signal can be picked up outside, but for this reason, we provide a landline with an honesty box for calls.

Hingham is a thriving small town, surrounded by fields and countryside, but with excellent access to all Norfolk has to offer.

Our local gastropub The White Hart is just across the road and serves excellent food and local ales, there are also two cafes and a takeaway.The local bakery provides fresh bread and delicious home made cakes and there is a greengrocer, butcher, chemist and local store, in fact, everything you could possibly need!

There are numerous supermarkets and further shopping and restaurants in Wymondham and Attleborough - a short drive away.

Nearest rail stations:-

Attleborough - 5 miles

Wymondham - 6.5 miles

Norwich - 16 miles

Buses run to Norwich

and surrounding areas from just outside

More Details

Louise Coster
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Louise Coster

We look forward to welcoming you to Bank House and this beautiful part of the country, there are so many lovely things to discover.

We live and work next door, where my husband Sam runs his architectural salvage business. We are both passionate about reclamation and the restoration of architectural antiques and many of the items we sell have been used in the cottage.

We are almost always here to let you in and show you around, otherwise, one of our friendly staff will greet you. The cottage is then yours to enjoy, but we are nearby if you need any local information or suggestions for places to visit.

Why Louise Coster chose Norwich

Hingham is ideally situated for exploring Norfolk and makes a perfect base for a family holiday or romantic break.

It is surrounded by beautiful countryside but within easy reach of Norwich, the North Norfolk coast and the Broads.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, peaceful and secluded, this former hall house is rich in character and full of charm, but with modern and functional amenities throughout.

Bank House has a long and fascinating history, dating from the 15th century. It still retains many original features but been brought back to life using traditional materials and techniques.


Norwich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming 15th century cottage in elegant and historic Hingham
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Stoke on Trent

A Great Find With Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Two of our employee's stayed there whilst working nearby. The place was very clean and they couldn't of wanted for better hosts to welcome them and go through everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always delighted to welcome business travellers to Bank House and try to make it as easy as possible to check in and provide all the essentials for a great stay. Many thanks for a great review.
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Stunning Property with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Louise was really lovely and very welcoming. The property has so much character, each room beautifully presented. Lots of little personal touches really made it feel like a home from home. Will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a wonderful review, it really does make us feel that we are doing things right and keeping our guests happy. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Bank House that we have booked again for September!!

Beautiful little cottage tucked away in Norfolk, full of character and charm!

Louise was extremely helpful and efficient, she was always on hand if you had any queries.

We would also recommend the White Hart Hotel for food and drinks which is literally a stones throw from the cottage.

We would defintely recommend Bank House for those looking to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to welcoming you back in September.
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Louise, the Owner gave us a fantastic welcome when we arrived.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well situated on the Market Square tucked away down a quiet private entrance. Bank House, is amazing, full of character and oddles of home comforts. One of the best Cottages I have stayed in. It was warm and cosy with instant hot water from a combi boiler. Hingham is a lovely Georgian village with an excellent Bakers, Butchers, Newsagent, Fish and Chip shop and Pub/Hotel within a 2 minute walk and a large CO-OP 8 mins walk away. A bus goes into Norwich every 30 mins from the bus stop opposite the house. On street parking was never a problem. We will be returning as we all had a brilliant time.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found Hingham a lovely place to visit. We'd be delighted to welcome you back in the future.
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Shropshire, England


  • 5 of 5

For me to say the owners great, cottage great and leave it at that would be an insult to Louise and Sam - I didn’t want to go into a diatribe but it’s important. Met by the lovely Louise on arrival; the cottage (actually Bank House) was lovely and warm, very quirky and just as described. Comfortable and cosy, fantastic slopey floors and low beams. Owners next door but not in any way intrusive just their genuine wish for guests to have a great stay. PLEASE don’t be put off by the on street parking, I nearly was and it would have been a huge mistake-there are no issues at all; always spaces available. The villagers are so welcoming and friendly and it’s a beautiful place. Louise; so many valuable touches for your guests; I can’t tell you how many holiday properties we have rented where the owners ration consumables such as dishwasher tablets/loo rolls/toiletries and linens. They could learn a great deal from your generosity of spirit, I couldn’t believe the box of dishwasher tables under the sink ! Of course your other touches, wine, eggs, milk and the very tasty cake - Thank you

I forget to mention the dog treats left for our loony chocolate lab Lucy, who you welcomed with open arms. She wasn’t allowed any as she’s a tad too fat you might have guessed

I think I left one of Lucy’s water bottles behind with my apologies and I forgot to tell you there was a wash in the dishwasher - sorry

We will be back, hopefully before five years when Alexs’ ticket expires ...... but if not we will see you then - wouldn’t stay anywhere else

Thanks, it’s been a lovely break

Sue, Alex and looney Lucy

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! It's really important to us, that our guests arrive at Bank House and don't have to worry about having to buying the basics, it's our pleasure to provide everything you need for a comfortable stay. I'm so pleased you had a lovely break and found Hingham so friendly, we would love to see you (and the the gorgeous Lucy) again.
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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.

Brilliant property

  • 5 of 5

Real attention to detail during the renovation process. Very helpful and friendly owners whose architectural salvage business is close by. High quality furnishings and produce in the kitchen. Highly efficient central heating. Good pub over the road. Bus goes into Norwich half-hourly so leave your car in Hingham. Loved it all, even the weather was great, if chilly.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a great review, it was our pleasure to host such lovely guests. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bank House and the local pub. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.
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Hingham is a thriving village with many shops and amenities. Our local gastropub The White Hart serves excellent food and is dog and child friendly. Two cafes are within a minutes walk, as are the local bakers, butcher, greengrocer and general store. There is a sports and social club and two playgrounds for children.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $129.45

Please contact owner prior to arrival
Arrival after 3pm
Check out 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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