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Bear's CottageWood Norton, Blakeney, Holt & surrounding villages

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If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise and Bear’s Cottage is unique in every way. Beautifully remote and secluded, this delightful four bedroom holiday retreat sits amongst 200 acres of private woodland and offers pure escapism, in a wonderful location just a short drive from the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Adopt a laid-back stance, bring your walking boots and binoculars and enjoy the nature, wildlife and peace and quiet.

The established woodland which surrounds Bear's Cottage contains many famous specimen trees, planted in the 1850’s and the woods harbour an abundance of flora and fauna, with over 10 miles of private paths and tracks to cycle, ride in or explore, allowing you to completely get back to nature.

The location of Bear’s Cottage is rare and you will revel in the complete privacy it provides; tucked away down a one mile private driveway. There is no doubt that the children will delight in exploring the private woods, but you will also fall in love with Bear’s Cottage.

Restored in 2016, the cottage has lost none of its individuality and charm and the old stables have been converted into what is now a large kitchen and open -plan living space. The house now offers all the modern conveniences and luxuries you could wish for, with a large open plan kitchen, dining, living area with vaulted ceiling and beams, wooden floorboards and bi-fold doors opening up onto the lawned garden and woodland beyond. At the front of the house there is a cosy snug with wood burning stove, where you can relax on an evening, plus a practical downstairs shower room and a separate utility room. Downstairs you’ll also find a twin bedroom and en-suite bathroom, perfect if some members of your party want a little more privacy.

Bring your bikes, bring your dogs and come with a deep desire to discover more about nature and a strong willingness to let go, unwind and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation.


Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating DishwasherDVDFreezerMicrowaveTowels providedTumble DryerTV Washing MachineLog Burner / Open FireGround Floor Bedroom WiFiParking


Ground Floor:
Entrance hall/lobby
Entrance hall with tiled floor and open fire place, with doors leading to the open plan living area and utility room.
Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area
Modern ‘shaker’ kitchen units with Belfast sink, Rangemaster range gas cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, wooden dining table and eight chairs. Sitting area features two sofa’s, television with Sky and DVD player. Bi-fold doors opening onto the south-facing dining terrace.
Utility room
Modern units with Belfast sink, separate washing machine and tumble dryer. Boot bench. Door leading to cloakroom/shower room and drawing room/snug.
Shower room
With WC, wash basin and shower.
Bedroom three
With twin beds with head and foot boards (which restricts the length to 6ft), and a feature fireplace.
En-suite bathroom
Bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment, WC, was basin and heated towel rail.
Plant room
Ideal for drying and storage.
Drawing room/snug
Cosy dual aspect room with wood burning stove and a feature fireplace, television with DVD player, games and books. A basket of logs is provided (October-April).
Bedroom three and the drawing room/snug are connected via an internal vestibule.

First Floor:
Bedroom one
Dual aspect room with king-size bed and a feature fireplace, wash basin and elevated woodland views from windows.
Bedroom two
Dual aspect room with king-size bed, wash basin and elevated woodland views from windows.
Bedroom four
The size of the twin beds and restricted height in this room make this more comfortable for little ones. However, there is little compromise on comfor. With a window with views to the woods and a further window to the internal landing, ideal when parents want to keep an eye on little ones.
Family bathroom
Featuring a period free-standing bath with claw feet, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Games room
At the end of the property is a separate 'games room' barn, complete with table tennis table.
Bear's Cottage sits alone in 200 acres of private woodland in North Norfolk. Although the woods are yours to explore, an inner garden has been created by the owners with a post and rail fence to stop children/dogs wandering too far unsupervised. There is an outside terrace area with garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue (fuel not included).
There is ample off-road parking for cars and a circular turning area in front of the property.

The Woodland
The wonderful private woodland surrounding Bears Cottage contains some of the largest and oldest of their species in the country. The woodlands age and diversity gives it a huge array of flora and fauna and guests have private access to the whole woodland by foot and bicycle (not provided) and can also explore the 8 miles of tracks that intersect it.

Rare tree species include: Greek Fir, White Fir, Fraser’s Fir, Grand Fir, Korean Fir, Causcasian Fir, Noble Fir, Monkey Puzzle or Chile Pine, Atlas Cedar, Cedar of Lebanon, Lawson Cypress, Nootka Cypress, Japanese Cedar, Colorado Spruce, Sitka Spruce, West Himalayan Spruce, Corsican Pine, Monteray Pine, Douglas Fir, Coast or Californian Redwood, Redwood or Wellingtonia, Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock.

Species of bird at the last count include: Pheasant, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Wood pigeon, Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, ChiffChaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Siskin.

The woodland is teeming with life from Deer to Frogs, Buzzards to Bees and the owners very much encourage guests and children to explore and discover the wonderful environment around them.

Additional Information:
Up to three well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge).

Floor plan

Bear's Cottage holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

Wood Norton is a pretty rural village with a church and thriving local community, set inland but ideal for exploring the beautiful beaches and coast of North Norfolk.
Located about six miles from the market town of Fakenham and only two miles from Foulsham which has local shops and a pub, it is also nearby to the picturesque and ever-popular Georgian town of Holt where you will find plenty of independent shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafe's, bars and eateries.
The North Norfolk coast at Cley-next-the-Sea and Blakeney are about 3 1/2 miles to the north of Holt.
The National Trust properties; Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall are close by.

Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

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