Ocean Breaks - The Gables -
Norfolk, Suffolk & East of England
Luxury 4 Bedroom Property, Thornham, Norfolk
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Located in the heart of the pretty north Norfolk village of Thornham this luxurious 4 bedroom property offers the perfect holiday retreat. The Gables comprises of almost 4,000sq ft of traditional accommodation with all the modern luxuries. The down stairs reception areas flow from room to room around a most impressive central staircase that leads to a galleried landing off which is each of the bedrooms that all have their own en-suite bathrooms.
The village of Thornham typifies the beauty and tranquillity of the north Norfolk coast with its wonderful beaches, wildlife and traditional Norfolk pubs.
During the 18th and 19th centuries Thornham was home to a large harbour and became popular with smugglers who would sink their contraband off the coast in water-tight containers for locals to retreive when the tide had receded. The well-known Life Boat Inn on the edge of the marshes is said to be the place where the Smugglers would then head back to with their goods.
Today the Life Boat Inn is still a very popular pub to visit and it has retained all of its original charm and character. There are also 2 other excellent pubs / restaurants in Thornham – The Coach House and the Orange Tree that are also well worth visiting.
The beach and surrounding marshes provide a beautiful area for walking and forms part of the Norfolk Coast Path. Many well known spots can be located on route to the beach from the marshes along the bank including the famous Thornham Stumps and Boat House.
Premier Promise; Short breaks; Online booking; Credit cards accepted; Inclusive prices
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Sleeps 8 + Cot(s)
4; Bath/Shower Rooms
Ensuite Bedrooms 4; Ground floor facilities; Children welcome; Pets welcome; Ipod dock; Freeview; WiFi; Real fire; Central heating;
The Gables - Rooms
The Gables has been built to a high specification and furnished to provide modern luxuries and comfort in a traditional Norfolk stone property. The layout of the house lends itself for excellent entertaining with the reception areas flowing from room to room around the galleried staircase. Upstairs has the convenience of en-suites to all the bedrooms.
The Hoste - (Master Bedroom) - Large double room with superking sized bed and ensuite bathroom with free standing bath and shower. Window overlooking the garden with glimpses of the coast beyond.
Le-Strange - (Bedroom 2) - Large double room with superking sized bed and ensuite bathroom. Window overlooking front lawn.
Gin Trap - (Bedroom 3) - Large double room with twin beds and ensuite shower room.
The Life Boat - (Bedroom 4) - Large double room with superking sized bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Window overlooking rear garden.
This has a chaise longue seating area overlooking the garden and providing distant sea views.
The Entrance Hall provides spacious entrance area with a separate boot room and cloakroom.
Fully equipped and stylish kitchen with solid wood units, polished granite work surfaces and twin ceramic Belfast sinks with a matching island unit. Equipment includes dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric cooking range and microwave.
A large utility room which includes a washing machine, cupboards and drawers matching those in the kitchen with polished granite work surfaces and Belfast sink.
Oak posts divide this room from the kitchen, with oak beams (that originated from the docklands old tea warehouses) to the ceiling and windows over- looking the garden. There is a large wooden table that can cater for up to 10 guests, a Bose Stereo and CD player and large flat screen TV and DVD/Blu-ray player in this room.
This wonderfully light room has a double height vaulted ceiling with Minstrel Gallery and velux windows above. French doors open to the garden and there are comfortable chairs and sofas to read and relax on and a flat screen TV.
This large room includes comfy sofas and chairs to enjoy the wood burner which has an ornate moulded surround and flagged hearth. There are double doors leading to the garden room and double doors leading to the dining room.
This room has a bay window and ceiling beams and a formal walnut dining table that seats 8 guests.
Under floor heating is throughout the whole of the ground floor as well as an open wood burner in the Drawing Room. Upstairs is heated via radiators.
A path runs along each side of the house through wrought iron gates to the rear garden. This is laid out with a flagged terrace leading to a lawn bordered by beds of shrubs and young trees. The entire site is bordered by a brick, chalk and flint wall and gated rear garden. Patio furniture is provided.
Double wrought iron and wood gated front entrance provides access to the block set driveway with ample car parking space to the front of the property for 4 cars.
A dog kennel is proved outside the front of the house.