This superb holiday property has seen extensive refurbishment for the comfort and convenience of guests, but it hasn't lost any of its classic country charm. Located in the most beautiful of settings, the grounds are a delight and you will have the opportunity to meet the owner's alpacas, a treat for children and adults alike; there may even be the opportunity to walk and feed the alpacas! The living space is open plan, with full height ceilings, exposed trusses and a large picture window at one end making the space feel light and airy. The under floor heating ensures that you are cosy in the colder months and the tasteful furnishings and quality linens lend a feeling of luxury to the experience.
Situated on the other side of the courtyard from The Dairy, both cottages could be booked together giving two families the opportunity to holiday together whilst still retaining their own personal space.
The Peddars Walk pathway is close by and you can enjoy walks into Great Massingham (approx three quarters of a mile) where you will find one of Norfolk’s prettiest villages with two large central ponds and the popular Dabbling Duck gastro pub which the younger Royal's often frequent. The Cart Lodge and The Dairy are part of West Heath Barns and situated in grounds of 4.5 acres so there is plenty of tranquil rural space where you can spend time recharging your batteries and enjoying the peaceful setting!
A one hour complimentary Alpacca walk is included for guests staying at The Cart Lodge.
Great Massingham is one of Norfolk's most attractive villages and has one of the most photographed village greens in the county. Several large ponds dominate the village; some of which have their origins as the fish ponds for an 11th century Augustinian Abbey. In 2009 the village won a CPRE Community Open Spaces award and in both 2009 & 2010 an ‘EDP Pride in Norfolk’ award for villages with a population under 1000. The beautiful North Norfolk coast is just a 20 minute drive away. The village has a thriving community with a shop and also pub called The Dabbling Duck that has an excellent bar and restaurant and of course you are close to Sandringham, HM The Queen's country residence.
Open Plan Sitting Room/Kitchen/Diner
The main living space is open plan, with exposed trusses and full height ceiling. There is a large picture window in the sitting room area and two leather sofas, a flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD/Radio/USB Music Player, coffee table, lamps and bookcase with a selection of books and games.
The dining area comprises a table, four chairs and dresser.
The kitchen area has work surfaces on three sides, both wall and under counter cupboard space, a sink with drainer, dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave, kettle, toaster and larder style fridge freezer.
To the rear of the property is the master bedroom, a good sized room with a Norfolk made king size wrought iron bed, side tables & lamps, chest of drawers, dressing table with chair and mirror over, fitted wardrobes and wall mounted TV.
Two single beds with central bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers with mirror over and wall mounted TV.
Bath with mains pressure shower over, sink with mirror above and WC.
To the front of the cottage is the grassed courtyard area where guests can relax outside, dine alfresco and BBQ. Whilst dogs are very welcome at The Cart Lodge, they must be kept on a lead when in the courtyard directly in front of the cottage as it is shared with other guests. There is a large fully fenced paddock area for exercising your dog a 30 second walk around the corner adjacent to the guest parking area. There is private parking for two cars. The setting is delightful and you will love meeting the alpaca's during your stay.