Converted Old Methodist Chapel and part 18th century cottage, with exposed beams throughout. Next to ancient Swanton Novers Great Wood, mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Wonderful walks & bird watching. Historic railway village Melton Constable 2 miles and Briston 3 miles for nearest shops. Thursford Steam Museum 4 miles. Holt 6 miles. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve 7 miles. Fakenham 7 miles. Drive 20 minutes to the coast. Take seal boat trips from Morston and Blakeney or visit NWT Cley Visitor Centre.
The Old Chapel is part converted Old Methodist Chapel and part 18th century cottage, with exposed beams throughout. After walking through a small entrance hallway, many people are surprised to see a vaulted open-plan kitchen/living room, with cobalt-blue ceiling. A dark green Rayburn lends warmth and ambiance from about October to May and as well as heating the water, is great for cooking. The table extends and there's a sofa for lounging. The utility room has a fridge-freezer and washing machine. Please note there is no microwave or dishwasher.
Up a small flight of steps into the old cottage is a large airy bedroom with a Queen-size double bed and a 3-in-1 divan (which can be used as a single or 2 single beds). There is neutral colour wall-to-wall carpet and woodland views from the windows.
Below is the 'snug' sitting room, with a huge inglenook fireplace and warm red decor. There are two upright armchairs as well as a comfy sofa bed (double bed with real mattress) so it can be used as a 2nd bedroom en suite - the main door to the bathroom is next to the entrance hallway. The bathroom is spacious with warm decor, under-floor heating, a roll-top bath and separate shower. A door from the snug leads out to a small south-facing private garden.
The Old Chapel is fully furnished. It sleeps 4 guests comfortably, either all in the bedroom (double & 2 singles) or 2 guests can use the 'snug' sitting room as a 2nd double bedroom. Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided. Extra blankets are available. A discount is offered if guests bring their own bed linen and towels: £5 per single/£10 per double per stay, to be refunded on arrival.
- a fully-equipped kitchen with electric hob (in addition to the Rayburn)
- oil-fired central heating
- Freeview TV
- washing machine
- iron/ironing board
Please note, there are a few steps in the house (apart from the stairs) which could be a problem for anyone with mobility difficulties. There are also 3 doors in the old cottage part of the house which are smaller than usual and can be a hazard for people taller than 5'10" (1.77m).
Guests with children are welcome. The village playground on St Giles Road is very good and has lots of space to kick a football too.
Guests have access to their own self-contained house. Entry is through the blue front door which faces road. The Old Chapel adjoins Chapel Cottage: we are further along on the left at the end of the road. There is an off-road parking space for one car next to our car. Parking is limited on St Giles Road.
The Old Chapel has a small south-facing private garden which has a pebble-stone patio with garden bench and table.
Общение с гостями
The owners, James and Sharon Harvey, live with their family in the other half of The Old Chapel, which reached by going around to the right of the front door, behind the cars through the gate. We will be available and happy to offer advice on arrival and any time during the stay, though mornings are probably the best time.
Unfortunately mobile phone reception can be poor in the village. Guests can use the house land line if they need to make an urgent or emergency call.
Другие важные подробности
Well-behaved pets are welcome (max 2): £10 per animal per stay, payable on arrival.
The accommodation is non-smoking - but you can smoke in the garden.
If you are bringing a dog, please don't let them get on the furniture. The small private garden is fenced off from our garden. I have 2 terrier-cross dogs who bark when they see other dogs so I will keep them indoors when your dog is out in the garden.
The house should be left in a tidy condition. Please make use of the compost bin and sort recyclable items from your rubbish and place in box provided.
I live with my husband James and our family in the other side of The Old Chapel. I really enjoy walking my 2 dogs in the ancient oak woodland nearby. I am a 'natural' beekeeper. I like playing Scrabble, cooking and gardening.
We enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and would like our guests to completely enjoy their stay. We are happy to give visitors as much - or as little - help with local information as they would like.