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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Open Fire
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Shower Cubicle
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4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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This beautifully presented holiday property is located in the pretty hamlet of Helhoughton, and is the ideal getaway.

This beautifully presented holiday property is located in the pretty hamlet of Helhoughton, and is the ideal getaway.

Visit England ROSE award winner 2017

Built around 1550 with a flint and brick extension added in Victorian times, Portland Cottage has been carefully renovated to ensure that it offers everything a discerning guest could need without losing any of its charm. Beautifully presented, it has been lovingly restored by an interior designer who has added lots of wonderful bespoke touches, while creating a light and airy getaway. The cottage was originally built as a private dwelling, which was actually used as the local brew house where the tenant sold home brewed ales to the passing farm workers. You can just picture them calling in to have their jugs filled with ale after a long day ploughing and harvesting the surrounding fields, which look the same today as they did over 400 years ago. The adjoining cottage was the local bakery, so the air would have been filled with the most wonderful aromas of beer brewing and bread baking. Portland Cottage was originally part of the Townshend Estate and has strong links to the agricultural revolution as it was Turnip Townshend who invented the 4 crop rotation system that is still used today. Located within the pretty hamlet of Helhoughton, the links to history are all still there, with a beautiful church dating back to the 14th century, and the surrounding meadows and woodlands which are still privately owned by the Townshend family. Inside the property, relax in front of the traditional wood-burning stove, enjoy high quality beds and Egyptian cotton sheets. Perfect!

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Single bedroom with 4ft bed. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, ’Econ 7’ NSH, electric underfloor heating (kitchen/bathroom), bed linen and towels included
  • 22" satellite TV (entertainment package)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden at end of lane with patio, summerhouse and furniture
  • Attached garden courtyard with patio area and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • On road parking
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

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What do our customers say?

  • 10

    Stephen

    Posted by anonymous

    We loved the cottage, the lounge was so comfortable, the kitchen had all we needed, there was a luxury bathroom, a comfy bed and on street parking right next to the cottage. Although we were happy to be in a village with neighbours the nearest facilities/pubs etc are 5 to 10 minutes drive away which suited us on this occasion. We did book the cottage with a late booking discount which was a bonus for us and also one of the reasons we booked because the main season would be out of our reach. We would definitely recommend this cottage and we hope to return. Thank you

    Confirmed guest, 25/10/2019 26/10/2019
  • 10

    Richard

    Posted by anonymous

    Excellent cottage with beautiful separate garden (just down the lane) We had an excellent time'

    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2019 25/10/2019
  • 10

    Richard

    Posted by anonymous

    Beautiful old property brought into the 21st century with style and care. Really comfy living room and exceptionally well equipped kitchen and bathroom with large bath and walk in shower. We will visit again. Richard and Pamela

    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2019 14/07/2019
  • 10

    Erica

    Posted by anonymous

    Very well equipped cottage with a lovely secret, private garden. Tastefully decorated with lots of thought to make the stay special, even down to beach towels in a beach bag!

    Confirmed guest, 05/07/2019 06/07/2019
  • 10

    Liz

    Posted by anonymous

    A delightful cottage. Had everything we needed and more. A real home from home (or even better than home)!

    Confirmed guest, 21/06/2019 26/06/2019
  • 10

    Jonathan

    Posted by anonymous

    This is a very well equipped, well presented and comfortable cottage. The owner went out of his way to be welcoming and helpful. The hamlet is rather off the beaten track, but good for walking and other country pursuits.

    Confirmed guest, 31/05/2019 07/06/2019
  • 10

    Gillian

    Posted by anonymous

    Absolutely lovely. High quality fittings, immaculate and extremely well presented. Perfect base for exploring Norfolk.

    Confirmed guest, 24/05/2019 25/05/2019
9.8 out of 10 – based on 25 reviews collected by ReeVoo