- Bedrooms: 4
- Sleeps: 8
- Approximate Pricing: £840 - £1725 per week
- Enjoy England Award: 4 Stars
1 ensuite king, 1 double and 2 twin.
'We booked Duffields to celebrate Mum;s 70th. It has been fantastic...The quality and location of the house is outstanding.' The Kays, Nov 2016
'We have had a wonderful stay in this fabulous house. The weather has been great. Super days out and the saw the seals of Blakeney point, Donkey Sanctuary, Seaworld, Sandringham. Had a very good meal at The White horse, and of course, The Ship next door!' The Gates, Oct 2016
'We had a lovely time at Duffields. We liked Holkham beach, but thought Brancaster beach was better. We loved the seals. The Ship was excellent for Sunday lunch with the kids and even for a quiet dinner. Down the road to the right there was a very good playground.' September 2016
Janet August 2014
The location was ideal and the house tastefully furnished. This house and garden we gave full marks ten out of ten. We thank you and the team of cleaners, for making our holiday complete. The little extras, especially toys, wind-break barbeque and flowers gave the family a great holiday.
Steve & Charlotte May 2014
Wonderful weekend in a wonderful house. Lovely garden for the children and dog alike. Children loved the freedom of walking to the shop and park by themselves. Adults loved the short walk to The Ship! Would definitely like to return some day.
Anne & Chris May 2014
Such a lovely house. We have all felt so comfortable here, enjoying great meals around the kitchen table and cosy nights with the log fire. We've had a wonderful 5 days - wish we could stay longer!
The Irwins - April 2014
We have had a fantastic stay in your beautiful cottage, and could easily stay for longer! Everything is here that we needed - it was lovely to be able to sit in the courtyard with a bit of sun!
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Duffields is Enjoy England Four Star Gold rated landmark property in the heart of the highly desirable village of Brancaster. This spacious brick, flint and chalk house has historic use as a bustling shop, and has recently been converted for modern day living into a stunning contemporary home, with completely new fittings and fixtures throughout. Duffields retains its old charm, and provides a superb blend of both old and new with a layout designed to suit modern life for both couples and families alike.
Duffields has private access from the main road through a five bar white gate. The main door is to the rear of the property and you walk into a porch area with ample room for boots, coats and storage. There is a downstairs toilet with heated towel rail and a snug or children's den/office with settee, desk and chair, TV and DVD player with freeview and wifi.
The large open plan kitchen/dining room is reached through double glass doors from the hallway and encompasses the whole of the front of the house. This light and airy room is extremely well appointed and all appliances are brand new. The kitchen itself is bespoke with painted wooden units, solid beech work surfaces, an induction hob, butlers sink and fully integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and double oven. There is a small breakfast table with two chairs inside one of the two bay windows, whilst the other half of the kitchen is used as a dining area and is dominated by a large table, which will easily seat 8 people.
The downstairs is further complimented by a large, bright lounge with French doors opening directly onto the garden. The new three-piece suite, including 'L-shape' sofa creates seating for at least 8 people, with a flat screen TV, DVD player with freeview and a jetmaster open log fire. We also provide a selection of games, books and DVD's for your entertainment should you want to stay indoors.
The first floor principle bedroom has a king sized bed with dressing area including built-in wardrobes, a dressing table and chair and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. This room further benefits from access to a very large, private south-facing balcony with stunning views over the fields beyond and lounger chairs to relax and enjoy the sun's warming rays in the summer. The perfect place to stargaze and see the night sky in all its glory!
There is a second generously proportioned double room with limited edition artwork and brand new furniture including an extremely comfortable double bed, plump bedding and pure wool throw. There is plenty of storage, including a built in wardrobe, a chest of drawers, bedside tables and a 2 chairs. This room is next to a large family bathroom with free-standing roll top bath, a walk-in shower, chrome heated towel rail and plenty of storage for all your toiletry essentials.
To the second floor are an additional two double bedrooms, each with twin beds (3 feet each), plentiful storage and chairs. These rooms overlook the countryside and fields to the back of the property and are incredibly peaceful rooms, designed for use by children and adults alike.
Duffields house provides unlimited wifi access for its guests, freeview satellite television and a wide selection of books, dvd's and games. Towels and bed linen are provided and there are washing and drying facilities within the property including a clotheshorse, iron and ironing board. We even provide a couple of beach towels! The house is fully doubled glazed with oil fired central heating and a log fire, which makes it snug and warm in winter.
Duffields is a Friday changeover (or Monday for short breaks outside of school holidays).
Step out of the French doors into the secure, private south facing sunny garden with its own bay tree, roses and hydrangeas and large patio with table and chairs. The garden has a stunning addition of a large first floor roof terrace; a glorious sun trap. The roof terrace is fully enclosed and comes equipped with outside furniture to make the most of the space by day and night.
The garden also has a BBQ and to the rear of the garden is the 'Garden Room', a large secure space independent from the main house which houses washing and drying facilities. There is plenty of further storage space for bicycles and/or other beach, walking and sports equipment which you may wish to bring with you.
There is off-road parking for 2 cars and additional spaces immediately on the road to the front of the property.
Set in an unrivalled position within Brancaster village with very close proximity to the highly acclaimed gastropub The Ship and a short walk to Brancaster's beautiful sandy beaches.
The house is also within 200 yards of the village shop, tennis courts and a large children's playground.
Additional attractions in Brancaster village include Golf at the Royal West Norfolk Club, kite surfing, windsurfing and kite flying on Brancaster beach and sailing at Brancaster Staithe. It is a walker's and dog lover's paradise with sandy beaches that stretch for miles and the Norfolk Coastal path which runs the length of the salt marshes along a picturesque boardwalk location in Brancaster. For bird lovers, the closest bird watching is in the next village at RSPB Titchwell.
Norfolk is a perfect location for foodies, and Brancaster is no exception to this. A multitude of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and mussels can be bought locally in the village, including the Fish Shed famous for its wonderful fish selection, which now sells bread and fresh produce. If you are looking to eat out locally, you can choose from the superb Ship Hotel, The White Horse (one of the country's most talked about Gastropub's) with stunning views of the marshes, and the much loved Jolly Sailors which is great for children. There are a great many gastropubs in the area to choose from including The Orange Tree at Thornham and Marco Pierre-White's The Lifeboat Inn. Thornham Deli is a good breakfast stop with children's area.
Nearby is Burnham Market, a wonderful market town with excellent shops, deli's and eateries including The Hoste Arms. Brancaster serves as an excellent base to explore all that North Norfolk has to offer.This holiday cottage has its own website: http://www.duffieldshouse.com
Four star gold award. Open fire and walking distance to pub, beach & shop.
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