- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- Saturday changeover
- Pets Welcome
- Welcome Pack
Information about this propertyPropRef: 712
These four beautifully refurbished cottages are set in the extensive mature and secure gardens and grounds of the 16th century Grade II listed Pilgrims House, which was once the farmhouse of Bromholm Priory. A track behind the properties leads to the sandy beach. See further cottage details and 360 degree views on www.pilgrimsholidaycottages.co.uk Shop/Pub: 0.5 miles
Enjoy a Pilgrims Christmas - http://www.norfolkcottages.co.uk/christmas-at-pilgrims-holiday-cottages/
Gardens: Each cottage has its own private area with table, chairs and gas barbecue. There is shared use of the extensive gardens with a summerhouse, outdoor chess set and swingball.
Swimming Pool: At the centre of the complex the 16th Century Grade II listed, thatched barn houses a large 13 x 6 metre heated indoor swimming pool and has exposed beams and stained glass windows, with sauna, shower and wc The pool, with an average year round temperature of 30c, is available for all guests and it may be used between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
There is no lifeguard, so an adult must supervise children at all times and nobody can use the pool area on their own.
Exercise Room & Laundry: On the first floor of the gig house/wood store is an exercise room with exercise bike, weights, air hockey/pool table and table football. The laundry area has a washing machine, tumble dryer, irons and ironing boards for guests to use free of charge.
Parking: There is a private car park with parking for one car per property with further free public parking available 30 metres away in Abbey Street.
Pets: One very well-behaved dog per cottage
Notes: Please note that when all four properties are booked for a group a housekeeping deposit of £300 per group is payable to Norfolk Country Cottages two weeks before the start of your holiday
Pilgrims Prospect is a stunning conversion of the original tack room and forge, and has many unique features. It has terracotta floors throughout the ground floor and old pine floorboards to the upper galleries. Flint walls and exposed beams give character to this delightful cottage, whilst underfloor heating gives a cosy feeling in winter.
Spacious Sitting/Dining Room with comfortable seating, TV, DVD player, digital set-top box, radio/CD player, dining table and chairs and a flame-effect fire set in the old kiln giving a feeling of times gone by
Kitchen with electric cooker/grill, dishwasher, microwave and larder fridge with icebox
Bathroom with bath/shower attachment, washbasin and wc
First Floor: Accessed from Sitting Room
Gallery Bedroom 1 - a heavy curtain provides privacy if required with a double bed, side tables, dressing table and hanging space
Gallery Bedroom 2 - a heavy curtain provides privacy if required with twin beds, side tables and wardrobe
Also Provided: Towels - please bring your own beach/pool towels. Books, games and CDs. Access to WiFi Internet connection.
Notes: Gallery bedrooms. Caution with young children.
Once an important place of pilgrimage, the ruins of Bromholm Priory are still to be seen in Bacton today. The Priory was built in 1113 AD by William de Glanville and was home to the Cluniacs, the Black Monks who purchased a piece of the True Cross, the Bromholm Roode. Ensuing miracles ensured visits by many thousands of pilgrims including King Henry III. The Priory was mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Domesday Book, and was the subject of a prediction in Mother Shipton's Almanac.
Today the coastal village opens its doors to the 21st century pilgrims who visit for their holidays. They enjoy the friendly village atmosphere and the sandy beaches, which are often quiet even in the height of summer. There is a good range of local amenities including a pub and shop nearby, a children's playground and a bowling green.