My stay at Watermill House
Published: Tuesday 30th Jul 2019
Written by: Georgia Dawson
Sam Thomas, Operations Manager, has kindly written this blog entry about his stay at Watermill House in Weybourne...
Last weekend I was lucky to enjoy a stay at Watermill House in Weybourne with my family.
What a lovely idyllic home to welcome us on our weekend in Weybourne. On arrival the children soon disappeared to explore the house and were delighted to find two staircases which led them to different areas of the house, it was like a little maze for them! Each bedroom had its own individual style, but were quickly claimed as being ‘my bedroom’. There was a choice of numerous rooms to sit and relax with subtle, comfortable and stylish decor.
We dined in the beautiful garden room with views out to the garden and the double doors wide open. Whilst the adults continued to chat, the children played in the extensive mature garden with us cheering them on.
Later that evening with the children ready for bed and Nan offering to baby sit, the adults walked to the local pub, The Ship Inn, to sample some of the local tipples. We were greeted by a friendly bar man and a great atmosphere. One tip is to take a torch as the walk back home was quite dark as there are no street lights; part of the charm of staying on a quiet lane in North Norfolk. Whilst we were away at the pub and the children were sleeping, my mother-in-law treated herself to a relaxing soak in the roll-top bath with a cuppa and book.
After a delicious locally sourced bacon roll cooked in the Aga, we made the short wander with our towels down to the pebble beach on Saturday morning. The children couldn’t wait to wade in and we all had a little paddle. Unfortunately, the clouds started to roll in so we wrapped our towels round us and were back at the house in just a few minutes ready for a warm shower.
Later on Saturday some of the family walked up to the village store to see what was on offer. We were pleasantly surprised to find a tempting selection of freshly baked cakes. I had the gluten free apple and cinnamon cake which was so moist and tasty (not always the case with gluten free cakes), the children had milkshakes and we sat down to enjoy some coffee too.
We couldn’t keep the children away from the beach and finally succumbed to the frequent requests to head back down for another paddle. It was later in the afternoon and a few remaining families were packing up to head home, so it was mostly dog walkers and people fishing all lined up along the shore. It didn’t deter the youngsters and they were running in and out and finding tiny fish washed up on the pebbles, collecting them up and throwing them back in the sea to survive. On the walk back we could hear the rumbling of a military tank and sure enough, through a break in the hedgerow, we could see the tank rolling across the fields. The Muckleburgh Military Collection is just a short distance across the fields and well worth a visit if your family are interested in military guns and vehicles.
After another supper enjoyed in the garden room, everyone was thoroughly exhausted by the sea air and couldn’t wait to get to bed and enjoy another sound night’s sleep in the comfy beds.
A home away from home with everything we needed to enjoy our family time together. I would recommend and wouldn't hesitate on coming back to Watermill House.