The Old Chapel, Blakeney, Holt & surrounding villages, Gunthorpe - Norfolk Hideaways
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A really stunning chapel conversion - stylish, romantic, luxurious - a perfect rural escape for a couple or two.

This super characterful holiday retreat has the 'wow factor' in abundance. With clever interior design, the use of fabulous fabrics, statement wallpapers and heritage paint colours, an eclectic mix of contemporary and 'antique' furniture, and super comfy beds that you won't want to get out of, the interior has a slightly boutique, industrial/warehouse feel with an odd 'nod' to the chapel's past.

Enter the front door and walk into an open plan light-filled living space combining the kitchen, a dining area and an elegant, but cosy seating area around a log burning stove (pour a glass of wine, open a good book and take a pew). Double french doors lead out onto the terrace (with glazed canopy and bespoke dining table) and pretty parterre garden, with open rural views beyond. At the rear of the room, a door opens into a wonderful chill-out, dual aspect snug/cinema-style tv room, with sumptuous four-seater sofa and widescreen tv inset into library shelving and door opening onto the patio. Upstairs are two glamorous bedrooms (king size and super king zip-and-link, both dressed with high thread count linen) and two bathrooms.

Although The Old Chapel is just perfect for a romantic getaway, it is equally suitable for a group of friends, as well as a small family. This pretty and peaceful rural village is a superb base from which to explore both rural and coastal North Norfolk at any time of the year. Only a twenty minute drive to the beautiful north Norfolk coast where you can discover charming coastal villages, some great gastro pubs, fantastic scenery and lots more. For boutique shopping, the popular Georgian market towns of Holt and Burnham Market are both within easy reach. The nearby market town of Fakenham has a fantastic Thursday market, its own well attended racecourse and Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and The Hawk & Owl Trust on its doorstep. Thursford, famous for its Christmas Spectacular and Steam Collection, is but a short drive away.

Overview

Panel Heaters Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenDishwasherDog-friendlyDVDGarden FurnitureMicrowaveTowels providedTumble DryerTV Washing MachineLog Burner/Open FireWiFiParking 20 mins driving distance to coast

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Accommodation

Ground Floor:

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Area

A modern fitted kitchen with butler's sink, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, washer/dryer and breakfast bar with two stools. A table with bench seating and three chairs. Two armchairs beside the log burner. French doors to the flagged terrace and garden beyond.

Snug/TV Room

With large four seater sofa, widescreen tv incorporated into shelving unit.

First Floor:

Master Bedroom with En Suite

A pretty room with feature wall, king size bed, bedside tables, lamps, hanging unit and window overlooking the garden. En suite bathroom with bath and handheld shower, washbasin and wc.

Super King/Twin Bedroom

With zip-and-link Super King bed, offering full-size twin option (please request on booking), bedside tables, lamps and wardrobe. Views across the garden and beyond.

Bathroom

With bath, with wall mounted shower, washbasin and wc.

Outside:

To the front there is driveway parking for two cars. At the back of the property is a full length terrace, with glazed canopy over and dining table and chairs, and very pretty enclosed parterre garden, with bench seating.

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The Old Chapel holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

The village of Gunthorpe is situated in a shallow valley on the eastern side of the A148 King’s Lynn to Cromer road. At the centre of the village is a green where there is a convergence of five roads. In the north west of the village there is a parish church which is dedicated to Saint Mary. Close by is the old village school which was built in 1869, but now closed. It is a very historical village with many interesting buildings including Gunthorpe Hall, designed by Sir John Soane who was the architect of The Bank of England building in Threadneedle Street. Close to the market towns of both Fakenham and Holt and just a short drive to the coast.

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