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Tinker's Retreat

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Rear View of Tinker's Retreat With Patio Area & Hot Tub & Garden
Spacious Lounge with a fabulous log burner for those cooler days
Fabulous Hot Tub for 6. Relax and watch the stars at night - enjoy! (Tinks my labrador posing!)
1 of 13Rear View of Tinker's Retreat With Patio Area & Hot Tub & Garden
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Tinker's Retreat, originally the coach house to The Old Vicarage dating back to circa 1845, is a true holiday retreat. Drive through the large wrought iron gates, hang up the car keys, and sit back and enjoy the surroundings. All on one level this property can comfortably accommodate upto 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large spacious lounge with log burner and a light and airy large kitchen to the rear with patio doors so you can step out into the private garden with hot tub. The property has been beautifully furnished to ensure a comfortable stay. Children and pets are very welcome. The garden is fully enclosed and the small pond is completely fenced off. There is a separate conservatory against the old Victorian garden wall, a a handy 2nd lounge - so if you fancy bundlin...Tinker's Retreat, originally the coach house to The Old Vicarage dating back to circa 1845, is a true holiday retreat. Drive through the large wrought iron gates, hang up the car keys, and sit back and enjoy the surroundings. All on one level this property can comfortably accommodate upto 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large spacious lounge with log burner and a light and airy large kitchen to the rear with patio doors so you can step out into the private garden with hot tub. The property has been beautifully furnished to ensure a comfortable stay. Children and pets are very welcome. The garden is fully enclosed and the small pond is completely fenced off. There is a separate conservatory against the old Victorian garden wall, a a handy 2nd lounge - so if you fancy bundling the youngsters out from under your feet then this is an ideal place for them - or even you! There is a large hot tub for 6 people, patio with comfortable patio furniture etc., so after a hectic day out in Norfolk, you can sit in the hot tub and watch the stars overhead. If you don't fancy driving and want to arrive by train - personal collection from the station can be arranged. If you just can't be bothered to organise a shopping delivery or go shopping for groceries - send me the list and it can all be waiting for you. This is your holiday to enjoy! Property features (brief description):- Comfortable large lounge with log burner to relax by, TV, DVD/CD player. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge with small box freezer, washing machine etc. with dining area and patio doors opening out onto private garden. Separate large tall fridge/freezer in conservatory. Hot Tub to relax in whenever you fancy. Central heating. Patio area with garden furniture - all fenced in so great for keeping young children and pets safe. Plentiful parking. 3 bedrooms with televisions. Master bedroom furnished with a beautiful Victorian brass bed. All have quality bed linen. Cot and high chair can be provided if required. 2 bathrooms with showers and bath tub - ideal for soaking in after a hard day down at the beach! All bed linen and towels provided, including towels and robes for the hot tub. Logs provided for log burner. Pets welcome! FREE UNLIMITED WIFI - inc BT Sport 1 and 2. Welcome tray on arrival. Normal changeover day is a Friday but short breaks starting on any day of the week are also welcome. IMPORTANT: It saddens me to have to state this, but anyone found to be in breach of our house rules - i.e. trying to accommodate more people than they have booked for will automatically lose their damage deposit and will incur extra charges on top of this. If you are not at maximum occupancy within your booking and wish to have more friends or family to stay - then please ask permission. Thankyou. A fee for pets is automatically added to your booking as so many of our guests have dogs. If you do not have any pets within your booking then please advise of this fact when you request a quote so the extra fee can be removed.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs are welcome and there is a fee of £25.00 per dog payable for the duration of the booking. Smoking is permitted outside in the garden. There is to be NO charging of electric vehicles from this property due to fire risk and health and safety issues.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Emma C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
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Reviewed September 11, 2020

Lovely peaceful place, clean and super hot tub. Really secure garden for dogs. Major issue was the double bed mattresses, really uncomfortable and springs are shot and no support, scruffy wooden boards on iron bed and ping noisily when you turn over. Really need replacing...More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank bari19582013
Reviewed June 21, 2019

We had a wonderful long weekend away at Tinker's Retreat and the name certainly lived up to our hopes - what an amazing retreat it was! The house is set in beautiful, tranquil nature, we absolutely loved the peaceful atmosphere and really managed to unwind...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank M K
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

Maika - you left the house so beautiful I couldn't really tell that you had been to stay. You are welcome to stay longer next time - not sure if our other guests will take kindly to you moving in permanently though!! Thankyou for the...More

Reviewed June 12, 2019

4 Adults and a Dobermann. Loved it, clean, spacious, all mod cons, great owners. It's lovely to see Dobermanns welcomed in Holiday Homes. She loved the garden and walks nearby. All in all a great time was had by all. Would love to go back...More

Date of stay: June 2019
1  Thank NigelL62
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

You only had to ask and I would have gladly shown you the vintage collections of sewing machines up in my Sewing Studio. Your beautiful Dobermann was fab - we enjoy having all breeds of dogs to stay. Glad you all had a great time...More

Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Just had a brilliant week at Tinkers retreat. A spacious property for our family in a peaceful village meant for a relaxing holiday. The in laws loved the separate conservatory overlooking the garden where they could watch all the wildlife. Teenager and I loved the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank ellingtonwright
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2019

Thankyou for this lovely review - it makes all our efforts worthwhile> Delighted you all had a great time and I have to say an enormous thank you for leaving the property so beautiful. You are more than welcome to return any time. Look forward...More

Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

This cottage is absolutely amazing, decorated to perfection with everything you need. We really enjoyed a relax in the beautiful hot tub. Emma the owner was a delight to deal with, any pre-holiday queries I had were quickly answered and our little dog enjoyed the...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Diane C
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Diane. Delighted to hear that you had a lovely weekend and thankyou for leaving the property so tidy on your departure. Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review and you would be more than welcome to return in the future at any time....More

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Reviewed February 15, 2019

The Good We were 4 adults, a child, a dog and 2 cars and the house fitted us. It was clean, well equipped and everything worked. Considering it was February the hot tub was used many times and enjoyed. Good location, enclosed and not overlooked...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Eric H
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

Thankyou for your review. Directions to the property are emailed to you on receipt of your final balance and most people nowadays have a satnav. I quite clearly state in all my correspondence that if you ever have any queries, problems etc. then I am...More

Reviewed February 15, 2019

This was a thoughtful designed accommodation. We stayed in February, the heating was adequate, although we should have been informed about the extra wood for the log burner. Which we found in the blue recycling bin outside on the day we left. The kitchen was...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Voyage41391947537
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

Thankyou for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the heads up regarding dog bowls - we did used to have some which were in the cupboard under the sink but it appears that these have gone for a walk...More

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

What can I say other than our stay was just what we needed! Relaxing, peaceful and a real home from home. The welcome tray was a lovely touch. A short stroll to the local pub where everyone was very friendly, walks from the doorstep or...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank JohnJulie P
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Julie. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tinker's Retreat. I just have to say an enormous thankyou for leaving it so beautifully clean and tidy - it was hard to tell that you had actually stayed - much appreciated. If you ever want to...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

We spent a lovely relaxing week at Tinker's Retreat with our 2 energetic Hungarian Vizslas. As we were only 2 ‘humans’ we had the choice of 3 double bedrooms and were similarly spoilt for choice where to sit in the spacious the hot tub. The...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Tessa B
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Tessa. Delighted that you had a great week for doing just what holidays are for - relaxing. More importantly that your two Vizslas had a great time too. Doing the changeover after your departure was a sheer delight - you left the property immaculate -...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

Emma and Alex were very hospitable and helpful. However, the rental is very overpriced. I did not realize at time of booking that it was only the downstairs of the house that was rented out. The pillows and bed are uncofortable.More

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank Annette Y
coolingemma, VR Owner at Tinker's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thankyou for your review. I am sorry that you found the bed that you chose to sleep in and pillows uncomfortable - but a little surprised you never mentioned this before now or indeed tried any of the other 3 beds and the choice of...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Yard
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
The beautiful sandy beaches are less than 5 miles away and the Norfolk Broads less than 3. Ideally located for exploring. Beautiful walks in the village with a village pub that welcomes dogs. There is also a railway station where you can catch the local train into Norwich. Fancy splashing about on the water? Then hire a boat for the day on the Broads - lots of boatyards within a couple of miles.
Getting around
There is a railway station in the village but it is a rural location so if you want to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and beaches it is recommended you have a car or bike.
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