We are thrilled to include Steam Engine House in our portfolio of luxurious places to stay in North Norfolk!
Steam Engine House was originally constructed to house a steam engine which was installed to power the adjoining mill when its sails were removed in the late 19th Century. The house was created in 2002 as part of the development of the historic Great Walsingham mill site. This unique property has been sympathetically renovated, still retaining many original features and the high, beamed ceilings. Steam Engine has been interior designed by Alexandra Johnson Interiors and now offers attractive, spacious four bedroom accommodation sitting in the peaceful Norfolk village of Great Walsingham, just 4 miles from the coast at Wells-next-the-Sea.
The splendid sitting room is at the heart of this property and is cosy and characterful with a lovely wood burning stove, superb soft furnishings, high ceilings and spectacular exposed beams – perfect for winter evenings curled up in front of the fire with a glass or two! This room also has 40” Smart TV with Freeview and a Bose Soundlink II speaker.
The kitchen at Steam Engine House will not disappoint! This large room has plenty of work surface, a Heritage Duette range with two ovens and two hot plates, a gas hob, fridge, freezer, integrated dishwasher and microwave. Up two steps is a practical dining area with a wooden table and seating for seven guests.
There are four gorgeous bedrooms at Steam Engine House; one on the ground floor and three upstairs. The delightful ground floor bedroom features a sumptuous king size bed and en-suite shower room with W.C and washbasin. Upstairs, the master bedroom has been elegantly styled and features a super-comfy king size bed, pretty dressing table and chest of drawers for storage. There is a quirky en-suite with a staircase leading up to the shower. The third bedroom at Steam Engine House offers flexible accommodation and features two single beds which can alternatively be zipped together to form one super king bed by prior arrangement (please give us at least 2 weeks notice of your preference). There is a fourth bedroom with a single bed (please note this bed is not suitable for a tall adult). Each room has been superbly decorated with sumptuous linens, attractive furnishings and luxurious touches. The main bathroom has a separate bath with shower attachment, wash basin and W.C.
Externally, Steam Engine House boasts a beautiful front garden which wraps around the side of the property. There is a metal table and chairs on the patio as well as a BBQ for the summer months. A private walled, cobbled courtyard with outside seating for four is accessed via the kitchen and is a wonderful place to dine alfresco in the summer months. There is parking for three cars.
As well as its superb interior décor, Steam Engine House holds an ideal location, tucked away in a peaceful village, yet just 3 miles from the bustling seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and its beautiful beach which stretches 5 miles all the way to Burnham Overy Staithe. Due to its central position, the whole of the North Norfolk coast with its fantastic walks, birdwatching, boating and coastal scenery, is within easy reach by car or bicycle. Within a mile of the house, gastronomic delights include Great Walsingham Barns with their award-winning café serving delicious pies, the Black Lion Inn for wonderful pub classics and the Walsingham farm shop serving local meats, tasty dishes, cakes and a great selection of groceries. The cosy nearby pubs in Wighton and Warham also serve excellent meals and beverages.
The nearby village of Little Walsingham, home to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, has been a major site of pilgrimage since medieval times when it is said that Richeldis De Faverches, a local noblewoman, received visions from the Virgin Mary. The village is full of historical interest including the ruins of the Abbey, the court house which was in use until the 1970s and the county bridewell which was a prison which closed in 1861. The garden and grounds surrounding the Walsingham Abbey ruins are very popular for walking all year round but particularly special in early spring when a wonderful display of acres of snowdrops cover the grounds.
Note: 7 day bookings for this cottage start on a Friday
Number of nights:
Sun 20th Jan
Sun 27th JanStays cannot start on a Sunday
Mon 21st Jan
Mon 28th JanUnavailable as a start date
Tue 22nd Jan
Tue 29th JanUnavailable as a start date
Wed 23rd Jan
Wed 30th JanUnavailable as a start date
Thu 24th Jan
Thu 31st JanPlease call for last-minute booking
Fri 25th Jan
Fri 1st Feb£563£625
Sat 26th Jan
Sat 2nd Feb£563£625
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