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Cottage in Martham, Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk, England, UK - Traditional Grade 2 Listed Thatched Cottage With Inglenook Fireplace
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3/4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed. Bedroom 2 with option of single bed or a single bed and guest bed for child up to about age 12.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Yes, but beware steep stairs for children under 5.Yes, but beware steep stairs for children under 5.
Pets allowed - Dogs are welcome, but must be kept downstairs.Dogs are welcome, but must be kept downstairs.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- No fires, BBQs, or smoking in the back garden, please, as it invalidates the insurance for the thatch.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
A very large sandy beach at Winterton-on-Sea is three miles away. The nearest part of the Norfolk broads is less than one mile from the cottage.
Norwich is the closest city, 15 miles away. It boasts an international airport and train station which has direct trains to London (a 2 hour journey), Birmingham, and Liverpool and Cambridge (45 minutes).
Trains from Norwich to Great Yarmouth run hourly, and there is an hourly bus from Great Yarmouth to Martham.
The centre of Martham is 0.25 miles from the cottage. Great Yarmouth is the nearest large town, and is 10 miles away. The county city of Norwich is 15 miles away.
Martham has a two Co-op supermarkets with cashpoints, an excellent thatched (!) fish and chip shop, two pubs, a Chinese takeaway, and a number of other shops including a butcher and a baker. There are two boat hire locations on the Broads adjacent to Martham.
The National Trust’s Horsey wind-pump is 3 miles from the cottage.
Repps with Bastwick has a monthly farmers market (last Saturday in the month) and a pub evening in the village hall (last Friday of the month) and a large park.
Stalham has a small Tescos, chemist, cafes, takeaways, butchers, farmers market (well advertised), banks, cashpoints and swimming pool.
Acle has takeaways, post office, banks, chemist, small supermarket, riverside pub, restaurants and boat hire, taxis, cashpoints.
Potter Heigham has "Lathams", tea room, pubs, gift shop, boat hire and river trip, fish and chip shop, post office including cash point.
Great Yarmouth has large Tesco, ASDA and Sainsburys stores. There is a market, wide variety of shops and places to eat and banks. It has retail parks including a midnight Boots chemist (Mon-Sat) Horse/stock car racing, theatres and end of pier shows and sea-life centres.
Norwich has a castle and superb cathedral. The market and shopping areas are pedestrianised including high street shops, department stores, boutiques, banks, chemists, coffee shops, bistros, restaurants, pubs, takeaways, theatres and cinemas.
Caister has the remains of a Roman fort, and a castle and car museum. Horning has riverside pubs, tea shops, restaurants or take a trip on the paddle steamer.
Wroxham has many shops, boat hire, riverside cafes, bistros, cashpoints.
About Richard Wightman
Helen and I worked in Norfolk in the late 1980s, and always loved the people, the slightly slower and gentler way of life, and the beauty of the area. Career and other pressures took us away from the area, but in 2005 we began to consider purchasing a holiday home. We spent four years treating visits to Norfolk as a bit of a hobby to research the areas and properties. The opportunity to purchase this cottage came our way when it was going to auction in a rather run down state. We spent the first couple of years of ownership renovating the cottage thoroughly, including a new thatched roof and an oak floor. We regularly visit the cottage as a retreat from the pressures of life, and it has worked very well for us. We trust others will enjoy it just as much as we have done. Richard Wightman
Richard Wightman purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Richard Wightman chose Martham
It is a beautiful location in the Broads area and close to the sea. There are great walks around the village, which is itself interesting, varied, picturesque, but large enough to have "life" and actiivty.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is a quaint, traditional cottage with traditional beams, an ignlenook fireplace, and old-fashioned steep stairs. It was once part of a farmhouse dating from 1690, and still has a hand water pump in the garden which we suspect was the reason the farm was located on this site in the first place. It is close enough to the village to walk to the shops, but on the edge nearest the Broads, where you can enjoy undisturbed walks.