Castaway Cottage is situated in a peaceful rural location with stream and wildlife garden yet is close to coast, broads and Norwich. The cottage offers well equipped and very comfortable accommodation and is ideally located for exploring the area on foot, bicycle or by car. The perfect self catering holiday experience.
Castaway Cottage, a typical Norfolk brick and pantile cottage, is located in the peaceful, conservation village of Itteringham, just 9 miles from the coast and half an hour from the cathedral city of Norwich and the Norfolk broads. Itteringham is a small, unspoilt, north Norfolk rural village with shop, cafe, Post Office and pub of repute, the Walpole Arms.
Itteringham is in a relatively undiscovered area yet is only just off the main tourist trails. You are able to be a stones throw from everywhere but not be staying in the busy hot spots with all the frustrations that that may bring. Many people fall in love with this area and we invite you to discover why.
The whole village was once in the ownership of Lord Walpole and the National Trust. It is 4.5 miles from the old market town of Aylsham and 7 miles from “upmarket” Holt. The North Norfolk coast is 9 miles. The village lies in the Bure Valley and the river runs through the village.
Castaway Cottage has been finished and furnished to a high standard. It will sleep 6 people very comfortably but is equally cosy for 2 or 4. The Walpole Arms is the village pub and The Saracens Head (the quirky “lost pub of Norfolk”) is two miles away. Locally there are other good pubs, restaurants, antique centres, historic houses, nature reserves, markets and individual shops. A little further afield are the Broads and Norwich.
The cottage originates from the 1850s and has been extended and re-furbished to provide all modern conveniences. It is built of red Norfolk brick with a pantile roof (as are most of the buildings in the village) and is located in Big Yard, a former agricultural yard. It is an end terrace cottage, quiet and private and has a stream at the bottom of the wild garden. If you are lucky you may see kingfishers, barn owls, egrets and the occasional otter. There are local walks in all directions.
The cottage comprises a large kitchen and dining area, shower-room and lounge downstairs with three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Farrow and Ball colours have been used to decorate internally and very good quality soft furnishings and furniture have been provided to create a stylish yet very cottagey feel. This cosy, home from home is in such a tranquil spot that any time of year is a good time to visit to appreciate what every season has to offer.