Set in a charming brick and flint Norfolk village, Chapel House is a private, modern conversion of an 80 years old chapel, with central heating and a large Danish log burner. With a very spacious, light sitting room, French windows overlooking a stone-paved terrace, for outside dining and a compact, well-equipped kitchen.
A separate conservatory/dining room opens out on to the rear garden, adjoining open fields, with another outside dining area and upstairs distant views of Blakeney Point, about a mile away. Two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and flat-screen tv and a smaller bedroom with a standard size double bed, makes the cottage suitable for 2 – 4 people. Wi-fi is available throughout the house and garden, including the green oak summer house but the small first floor study, again with distant sea view provides an ideal spot to catch up with friends or business.
This area (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney) is renowned for its wild birds, seals, (http://www.beansboattrips.co.uk) salt marshes, big empty beaches, huge skies and the greatest density of mediaeval churches in Europe. By car, National Trust and privately-owned country houses and gardens are within easy reach (Blickling, Felbrigg, Holkham, Houghton, Oxburgh, Sandringham and Sheringham etc.). There is a studio in the garden equipped with 4 easels.
Spending weekends in Norfolk and weekdays in St Albans (20 minutes on the train from Central London), we are well-travelled city types and always welcome long or short city breaks as an antidote to the peace and beauty of this stunning coastal region. Very spontaneous by nature, we don’t need a lot of notice to hop on a plane or into the car, if the opportunity to travel presents itself.
Quiet village with a mediaeval Church less than 100 yds away.
Bird Watching, Seal Trips, Gay Beach, Historic Country Houses and Churches, Locally produced Good Food and Wine (Michelin starred Morston Hall 1 mile.)