Arrive in style, the lime tree boulevard entrance opens into the 100-acre private Worstead Park, boasting a 10-acre fresh water fishing lake, woodland and meadows with wild flowers. A natural habitat rich with bird and wildlife, with roaming red deer and excellent bird watching opportunities. There are tremendous circular cycling routes via Dilham Canal and a wealth of opportunity for walking direct from the doorstep, so do remember to pack your walking boots. The woodland is rich with wildlife and bird life, so be sure to bring your binoculars. Red deer, otters, herons, a family of swans and kingfishers can all be viewed in their natural habitat.
Estate Cottage has been tastefully styled boasting character and offering modern day comforts. Formerly, home to the head gardener, for the 16th century owner of the estate, Sir Robert Berney, whose portrait hangs proudly above the original fireplace in the living room, complete with wood burner. The cart shed offers table tennis for guests enjoyment and a bike store or simply relax in the private wood fired hot tub for 6. The park is also used for wedding venues.
The park has links to public footpaths and bridal ways including Weavers Way, winding 61 miles through the North Norfolk countryside, with Dilham canal and the famous Norfolk Broads within walking distance. One of the best ways to enjoy the estate is on horse back, and the equestrian centre by the park entrance is where you can hire a horse for the day or house your own horse, with a variety of livery options available. The centre is also registered with Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) charity.
The market town of North Walsham, 5½ miles, has a good selection of shops, supermarkets, bank, a weekly market, bowling alley, leisure centre with swimming pool, restaurants, and cafes. Worstead church is a superb 14th-century building, full of historic and architectural interest. Wroxham, the capital of the Norfolk Broads is 6½ miles for daily boat hire and river trips, waterside restaurants, cafes and shops. It also has a train station with links to Norwich city, 14 miles, for excellent shopping centres, theatre, market, castle museum, cathedral, cafes and restaurants, and coast and Bure Valley Steam Railway; a nostalgic 18-mile trip by steam on Norfolk's longest narrow gauge railway which runs between the historic market towns of Aylsham and Wroxham, with wayside halts serving the picturesque Broadland villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall, where you can hop off and on to explore by foot. The popular seaside town of Cromer, 15 miles, has a beach, promenade gardens, pier, shops, cafes and restaurants. There are sandy beaches at Happisburgh, Mundesley and Bacton within 20 minutes' drive. Felbrigg and Blickling Halls (National Trust), and Sheringham Park are all within a 30-minute drive. A must for families is BeWILDerwood at Horning, a tree top adventure woodland, 7 miles and Dinosaur Park at Weston Park, 20 miles. Beach 8½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.|
Living room: With wood burner, Smart TV with Netflix, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Library: With Smart TV, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), beams and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with 2 patios and garden furniture. 100-acre natural grounds with woodland (shared with Worstead Park). Kennel available. Bike Store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced lake in the grounds.