Whistle Stop Cottage

Aldborough, Norwich, UK
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Type
Entire Place / Countryside, Pets
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Accommodation
6 Guests
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Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms / 4 Beds
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Bathrooms
1 Full 1 Half Baths

About this listing

Welcome to Whistle Stop, a beautiful three bedroomed cottage in the village of Aldborough, which overlooks the village green and cricket pitch, and has a pub and village shop just a few steps away. Aldborough is one of Norfolk’s hidden gems, an attractive village with plenty of walks and cycle routes nearby. Cricket is played on the green throughout summer, and you are only a short drive away from so many attractions.

Whistle Stop is well placed for exploring Norfolk, the popular resort of Cromer is just 8 miles away. Local National Trust properties to visit include Felbrigg Hall, Blickling Hall and Sheringham Park and the lovely Georgian town of Holt with its numerous independent shops, great food hall, cafe culture, antique shops and art galleries is a spot not to miss. Sandy picturesque beaches are easily accessible all along the coast, with resident seals at Blakeney Point. You can hire a boat for the day and explore the vast waterways of the famous Broads or visit the beautiful city of Norwich with it’s Cathedral, shops, and historic buildings just 40 minutes away.

Whistle Stop is a characterful cottage built in 1886 which sleeps six people in three bedrooms. There is a good village pub which serves food and a shop with post office as well as a children’s play area on the far side of the green, making the property perfect for a couples or family holiday. There is off-road parking for one car on the front drive, and further parking for two more cars on the back drive. Outside there is a south facing garden with table and chairs and a small decking area, again with chairs so you can follow the sun around the garden. There is a lovely summer house with electricity which offers another place to relax on a nice day. Cyclists will be able to store their bicycles in a lockable shed. Please note there is a pond which, although isn’t deep and is very small, it is advised to keep children supervised.

We love dogs and welcome two to enjoy your holiday with you at Whistle Stop. A lovely welcome pack is supplied so you can enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee after a long journey. Enjoy!

Dining Room

You enter Whistle Stop into the lobby, where you have ample storage space for all your shoes and coats. The first room you arrive in is the dining area, which has a table and six chairs and provides a perfect place to serve a formal dinner or a light snack, ready for a day exploring the local area.

  • Table and chairs to seat six
  • Electric effect log burner
  • Dresser containing board games, cards and reading books
  • Iron (kept in the store cupboard in the dining room)
  • Ironing board (kept in the store cupboard in the dining room)
  • Extra crockery if needed in the store cupboard

 

Kitchen

Leading through the dining room you enter into the kitchen which has a large double electric oven and hob and a lovely belfast sink. The kitchen carries on the beautiful character of the property with exposed beams and a sky light making it a lovely light room. Doors lead out to the enclosed back garden.

  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Range electric cooker and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Toaster

 

Lounge and Snug

Heading back through the dining room, on the left-hand side is the spacious living space, which is split into two areas for you to relax in. The main lounge has a large armchair and a comfortable three-seater sofa and television with a DVD player. There is also a snug area with a small armchair suitable for a child, a two-seater sofa and another armchair, along with patio doors leading to a small decking and seating area in the back garden.

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • DVDs
  • Free super-fast Wi-Fi
  • Cast iron electric effect log burner
  • Large three seater sofa and two seater snuggle chair
  • Two seater and single wingback chair in the snug
  • Patio doors off the snug onto the decking

 

King Bedroom

Leading up the stairs you enter the King size bedroom on your left which is beautifully furnished and has ample storage space for all your belongings. There are extra cosy blankets in the built in wardrobe for those cooler evenings.

  • King size bed
  • Black-out curtains
  • Hairdryer
  • Large double wardrobe
  • Built in wardrobe with extra blankets and storage
  • Large chest of drawers
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

 

Twin Bedroom

At the end of the hall is the large twin bedroom which again has ample storage space and a lovely cast iron open fireplace (not in use) which adds extra character. Lots of light from two separate windows floods the room making it a lovely light room, but still managing to keep it comfortable for sleeping with the black out curtains.

  • Twin beds
  • Black-out curtains
  • Single wardrobe
  • Large chest of drawers
  • Full length mirror
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

 

Bunk bedroom

Back down the hall and at the other end of the hallway is the bunk bedroom. Both bunks are large and able to sleep adults. There is a large chest of drawers and again a black-out blind and black-out curtains for extra comfort when sleeping.

  • Bunk beds
  • Black-out curtains
  • Large chest of drawers
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

 

Downstairs Bathroom

The bathroom has a large bath and walk in shower. Again beautiful exposed beams show off the lovely character of the property.

  • Large walk in shower
  • Full size bath
  • Heat fan and heated towel rail

There is also a WC upstairs

 

Garden

The south facing garden which is either accessed from the kitchen or the patio doors off the snug, is enclosed and very safe for dogs. There is a seating area as well as a small decking area and even a summer house with electricity. Perfect for spending those late evenings talking about your day and planning your next adventure. There is a back gate off the garden which leads to the second driveway if you prefer to park at the rear. Although the little pond is very small, please keep children supervised.

  • Private off-road parking for 3 cars on two driveways (one at the front of the property and the other at the rear)
  • Enclosed garden with seating area
  • Summer house with furniture and electricity
  • Secure bike storage
  • Charcoal BBQ with charcoal provided
  • Small pond
  • Washing line with pegs provided

 

Additional Amenities

Travel cot and highchair at no extra cost. Please just drop us a message if you require these so we can get them ready for you. The Black Boys pub is just across the Green and serve lovely food. You can even have it as a takeaway! The village shop & post office is so handy and sells fresh fruit and vegetables as well as all your branded goodies. In the summer months, there is nothing nicer than watching the local cricket team play on the Green, or even better, sit outside the pub and cheer them on whilst drinking your favourite tipple!

  • Travel cot with mattress
  • Highchair
  • Shop/postoffice within walking distance
  • Pub serving food within walking distance
  • Village green with pond and cricket pitch
  • Childrens play park within walking distance

 

There are a range of supermarkets close by. Waitrose and Sainsburys are at North Walsham and Tescos is at Aylsham (all within a 15 minute drive) and they all deliver. Morrisons is at Cromer.

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Details

  • Guests: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Beds: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Type: Entire Place / Countryside, Pets

Prices

  • night: £100.00
  • Minimum days of a booking: 2

Accomodation

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Master Bedroom
1 King
2 Guests
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Twin Room
2 Twin
2 Guests
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Bunk Room
1 Bunk
2 Guests

Features

Amenities

  • Bathroom towels
  • BBQ
  • Bed Linen
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Chair
  • Iron & Board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Log Burner
  • Microwave
  • private off road parking
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi

2 Reviews

  • Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. Would visit again. Lots of stuff for the kids in the area and Darren & Wendy went the extra mile to provide a cot, mattress and bed bumper for the little ones which was very much appreciated!

    – Annie, July 2022

  • Lovely cottage and lovely village, very peaceful. Enjoyed breakfast on the deck (primarily with the friendly Blackbird!)
    Thank you for the welcomes goodies!

    – Simon, July 2022

Terms

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Party allowed: No
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Additional rules information
  • Two Dogs accepted free of charge

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  • The minimum stay is 2 nights

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