Two bedroom mid-terraced thatched cottage on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. 300 year old Grade 2 listed building on edge of conservation area with traditional Norfolk inglenook fireplace. Recently refurbished, and re-thatched in 2011. Set in the pretty conservation village of Martham and located opposite the medieval parish church which can be seen from the bedroom window. The small rear garden is laid to patio and lawn. Within one mile of the Broads and three miles to the beach.
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Cottage in Martham, Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk, England, UK - Traditional Grade 2 Listed Thatched Cottage With Inglenook Fireplace
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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.
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Check-out: 11:00 AM
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lovely cottage and village
had wonderful times at winterton and other coastal villages good choice of cafés and pubs, the house was cosy and plenty of room, log burner and central heating very good, bathroom floor cold despite switching on underfloor heating ! the shower is really not worth bothering with have quick bath instead, water nice and hot, big disappointment was the matress in the double bedroom, terrible backache by second night, very hard matress and higher in middle so it felt like lying on a slope. despite that i would come again hoping the matress was changed.
Ideal for a short break but stairs we're very steep and a problem for us oldies.
The cottage was cosy with everything you need. Good location and a nice 10 min walk to the village shops and pub. We did have a few problems: the toilet wouldn't flush properly we had to use buckets of water to flush away debris. The underfloor heating in the bathroom did not work. The stairs we're very steep. The one and only blanket we found needs replacing although their was extra duvets there were no covers. The kitchen needs a deep clean and smelled of grease.
Thanks for your review.
We agree that the underfloor heating is not strong, although it does work, and the heated towel rail is very good and provides sufficient heating between the two of them.
The stairs are very steep, and we make that clear in the listing. We cannot improve them as the cottage is listed.
We provide duvets of differing thicknesses, and there are more in the second bedroom and under the main bed. We'll check the cleanliness of the blanket as it is rarely used, and that might have been our oversight. Sorry about that.
The flush occasionally plays up, although that is the first time in a long time. Sorry about that.
The kitchen had a deep clean in August because somehow someone managed to get a spillage on the element of the fridge, causing everything to smell, and everything got thoroughly cleaned in order to find it! We will check that again.
Characterful cottage in central location for beach and the Broads.
This cottage is delightful in many ways and ideal for walking and boating. There are just a few issues that could affect your enjoyment whilst on holiday. The stairs are very steep and the only bathroom is downstairs so not suitable if you need to get up in the night. There is not enough storage in the main bedroom. We got around this by using the second bedroom as a dressing room but this might not be possible if more than two people are staying there.
You can see from the photos that the cottage fronts straight onto a road but what you cannot tell is that this is the main road through the village and is quite busy at certain times of the day.
Lovely location, ideal spot to explore the Broads and the coast
Lovely location, ideal spot to explore the Broads and the coast.
Lovely cozy cottage with all the home comforts...
Amazing location in a little village and a short drive away to some fantastic beaches
An extremely well equipped cottage in a fantastic location, ideal for visiting the coast and the broads. Very clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly require for a self catering holiday. No problems whatsoever with anything. Owner very quick to respond and very accommodating with any requests. Lovely village with well stocked Co-op, 2 pubs and various take aways. Parking, although not outside the property but on a neighbouring road was never a problem and I felt safe to leave my car there. Would thoroughly recommend.
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.