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Long House

Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk

Impressive modernist property with large gardens, enclosed courtyard, spacious interior and double sided wood burner in Cockthorpe, Norfolk.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
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£3100-4300 per week

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book

Long House is owned and managed by Living Architecture.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Living Architecture.

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The highlights
  • Very spacious and beautifully designed house.
  • Enclosed courtyards for al fresco dining with lovely views.
  • Double sided wood burner for cosy nights in.
  • En-suites in every room so no queuing!
  • Big library with plenty of books for even the most avid reader.
  • Luxury complimentary toiletries by REN so no need to pack those extras and luxury Egyptian cotton bedding by Peter Reed.
  • A thoughtful arrival pack will be provided containing - tea bags, filter coffee, biscuits, semi-skimmed milk, bread, butter, olive oil, bin bags, washing up liquid, kitchen roll, hand-wash, dishwasher tablets, foil, toilet paper.

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You should know
  • Suitable for all ages and infants welcome, though you will need to bring your own cot and highchair.
  • One well-behaved dog (who respects and loves modern architecture) is accepted at the Long House for an additional charge of £35 per booking.
  • WiFi internet available - due to the location, the internet and mobile telephone reception can be intermittent. Please note that we cannot guarantee a constant Internet connection/fast speed at all times- therefore we cannot be responsible for bookings that rely on this service.
  • Check in after 3 pm, check out by 10am
  • Please bring your own outdoor towels, the rest will be provided.
  • The owners will provide logs for the burner to get you started and you can buy more locally as needed.

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The detail

Long House is a modernist's dream. Designed by Sir Michael and Lady Patty Hopkins, it sits on the flat expanse of the Norfolk landscape like a piece of art and is perfect for a large family wanting plenty of space or a group of friends looking for a place to reflect and create. With views over the inlets, salt marshes and creeks of the North Sea coast, it is a place out of time, distinctive for its huge traditionally crafted exterior flint wall.

On entering the house through its centrally positioned unimposing front door you'll be amazed at the sheer scope of the interior. The grand central hall has an expansive vaulted timber roof ‘floating’ above the rooms below. To one side, a stunning timber spiral staircase leads up to a galleried balcony and upper floor. The vast endless countryside is constantly in view through the many windows all around creating a sense of being a part of the surroundings rather than simply viewing them.

The ground floor is very spacious and is semi-divided into three main areas: the grand hall, the living room and an open plan kitchen and dining area. This fab dining space has a large oval 12 seater table for sharing meals prepared in the fully equipped kitchen. The space allows for people to relax together or find your own spot to snooze or read a book. A series of clerestory windows extend across the entire length of the house allowing light to flood through and the double-sided wood burner is a particularly lovely feature and an excellent spot to gather and chat, read or drink on a chilly night.

Two semi-enclosed courtyards are positioned at eastern and western ends of the house, accessed through full height sliding doors; both areas are perfect for a morning coffee or an early evening lifter whilst watching the sun set over the fields.

When it comes to bed, there's also one double bedroom with an en-suite and a desk on the ground floor, ideal for anyone with mobility issues. This room is decorated in a simple minimalist and elegant style with a comfortable double bed.

The other four double bedrooms are situated off the galleried hall on the first floor. All of these rooms are en-suite, and some have with showers, whilst others have baths for added luxury. Two bedrooms can be made into twins if required, providing greater flexibility. These rooms are timber-lined and have been thoughtfully and simply decorated, creating a calm and soothing environment, perfect for a deep night's sleep.

Despite the appearance of isolation, you'll find lots of traditional villages and seaside towns nearby. Norfolk's most famous beaches, Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Blakeney (all excellent for crabbing) are a short distance from Long House by car and you might fancy taking a boat trip to Morston Quay or Blakeney Point. Or you can hire a bike from 'On Yer Bike Cycle Hire' and explore the area that way.

For food you'll be spoilt for choice with plenty of excellent pubs and restaurants nearby. Maybe a Sunday lunch at The White Horse Hotel in Blakeney or some delicious seafood at The Old Forge in Thursford. And if you want to prepare a feast at home you'll find plenty of bakers, butchers and fishmongers in the nearby villages and Wiveton Hall has a lovely farm shop and cafe.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
  • Underfloor Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Smart TV/FireStick
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Cleaning service
£3100-4300 per week
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

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How to book

Long House is owned and managed by Living Architecture.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Living Architecture.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Midweek 4 night stays Mon-Fri from £1760
Weekend stays Fri-Mon from £1765

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