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The Retreat

The Retreat is a warm cosy, retreat space, an ideal place in which to get away from it all.

A perfect place in which to take time out, wind down, de gear and re-evaluate life, as well as being perfectly situated for the Blakeney, Holt, Sheringham and the North Norfolk coast, Broads and market towns of Aylsham and Reepham.

It is an old, traditional Norfolk red brick and pantile, single storey building, converted to a very high specification. The studio lounge / bedroom has been converted to maintain and enhance the traditional features: old beams and cast iron wood burner, kindling, fire lighters, matches, wood and coal provided for a short stay, traditional Norfolk pamments and custon made antique pine furniture.

As well as traditional features, it has all mod cons:, back up electric heating,flat screen TV with free view, and a luxury four foot six double bed with sprung mattress, with good quality pillows, duvets and linen. It is tastefully decorated and finished all round

The kitchen is fully fitted, with washer dryer, refrigerator, microwave, oven, and as many mod cons as possible. Washing up liquid, kitchen towels and cloths, etc all provided.

The shower room is state of the art, with large dramatic porcelain tiles, set off with chrome strip, large shower with powerful energy efficient electric shower, and top of the range sanitary wear with quality fittings. Towels, and a hairdryer are also provided.

The Retreat is converted to the highest specifications, including insulation to maximum specification so that it is as energy efficient as it is possible to be.

This is the perfect place in which, to rest, rejuvenate, to retreat, to luxuriate: from which, to re engage, replenished and inspired, with the world and life, as well as the perfect base for walking in the beautiful Bure Valley. You can walk to Blickling woods in just ten minutes across footbpaths, and to the pretty village of Itteringham, with the Walpole Arms pub, and village shop and deli in little more. The idyllic place from which to enjoy the best of North Norfolk and the Broads.

Outside and garden

The Retreat is fully detached.

It is set in its own half acre of garden, with large parking, and turning area.

The garden includes woodland, replete with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells in spring, to old apple trees, full of blossom in spring, and fruit in autumn. It has its very own gravel garden.

The Retreat has a south and west facing aspect, and its own patio area, with table and chairs. It is a veritable sun trap, where it is possible to eat outside not only in the summer, but all year, as it catches the warmth from the spring and autumn sun. East Anglia is the driest part of the country, so there are many opportunities to be outside even in the cooler months.

Surrounding area

It is a wildlife haven, with many small birds to be seen all year round. A colony of long tailed tits is always around the garden to admire at close range. To the east of The Retreat is open farm land, in which deer and buzzards are occasionally seen.

The situation is unique, giving both rural isolation in the beautiful Bure Valley area of North Norfolk. It is close to Itteringham, two miles from Blickling, five minutes from Aylsham and fifteen minutes from Holt and Reepham. It is within easy reach of the coast, and only a thirty minutes drive to the beautiful historic cathedral town of Norwich.6

You can book The Retreat emailing janealdiss@googlemail or by calling Jane on 0776 521 1564 


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