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Cottage in Briston, Nr Holt, North Norfolk, Real Fire, Pub easy walking distance
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King-Sized bed with high-quality mattress. Plenty of storage space in fitted wardrobes. Pine bedside lockers with lamps. Pine drawers. Bedroom 2: 2 x Single bed with high-quality mattress. Pine wardrobe, bedside locker, and drawers.
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You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
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About David & Ailsa Nurse
Dave was born in Norfolk, and grew up in High Kelling near Holt. After University, work meant moving to London (a bit of a culture shock for a Norfolk lad!), and now Surrey. But he still has a love for Norfolk, for the peace and quiet, the space to relax, and of course being by the sea. A love of scuba-diving (and yes, people do dive off the Norfolk Coast!), and relatives living locally, mean that he's often back in the area. Oaktree Cottage was a way to get a permanent foot on home soil, and is now a welcome escape from the hustle & bustle of daily life, as well as a home-from-home to our guests. We hope you'll find the cottage homely and cosy!
David & Ailsa Nurse purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why David & Ailsa Nurse chose Briston
I grew up in a small village a couple of miles from Holt, so know the area pretty well. When we were looking for a holiday home we had a clear idea of where we wanted to be. Not right on the coast. While it’s not a weekly occurrence, we do sometimes get sea fogs or drizzle even in high summer, so it can be cool & damp on the coast, yet T-shirt and shorts weather a few miles inland. The larger towns can get quite busy in high summer, and many smaller villages don’t have a pub or restaurant, some not even a village store. We think Briston has the balance just right. The coast is just 20 minutes away, the market towns are 10 minutes away, yet we have 2 pubs, great village shops, and being on the edge of the village, a rural feel.
What makes this Cottage unique
We looked long and hard to find the perfect cottage. It had to have the appeal of a traditional cottage, but without an impossibly steep staircase (if you've stayed somewhere with a 'Norfolk Winder' you'll know what I mean) or impractical room layouts. We saw many with one bedroom accessed through another, or the bathroom off a bedroom. Some even had rooms opening side-on to the stairs (well my Auntie's house in Briston is the same, but it's a bit of a liability if renting it out!). Oaktree cottage has that balance just right. The heart of the house dates to before 1820 (may be 17th c.), but the extension has allowed for a sensible layout. And, of course, the location is everything. Peaceful, but not too far from anywhere. A good pub round the corner serving food was a bonus.
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