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Wensum Spring

Horningtoft near Fakenham, Norfolk (Ref. 1043534)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • Paul

    “This our second visit to wensum spring which was equally as good as the first.”

    The owners are very friendly and welcoming. There's plenty to do in area it's perfect hideaway for a relaxing time. Quite likely that we shall return again in the not to distant future. Many thanks to Stuart and Anne.

    The owners are very friendly and welcoming. There's plenty to do in area it's perfect hideaway for a relaxing time. Quite likely that we shall return again in the not to distant future. Many thanks to Stuart and Anne.

    - Paul, April 2024

    Thank you Property Owner


  • One mezzanine king-size bedroom with Smart TV
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, Sonos sound system and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Rear patio with furniture and lawn with shed for bike storage
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop 4.5 miles and pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: This property lies close to the owner's farm, he is readily available for advice and to help resolve problems
  • Please note: Dogs are not allowed up-stairs

The property

Nestled in Norfolk’s picturesque countryside in the village of Horningtoft between Fakenham and Dereham is Wensum Spring, a former primitive methodist chapel. This wonderful, renovated chapel dates back to 1873 and benefits from a welcoming, open-plan interior with crackling woodburning stove and a sumptuous, mezzanine, king-size bedroom as well as a fabulous location with access to the coast, countryside and charming market towns; the perfect setting for couples looking for a unique romantic retreat! Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home where you can unwind on the plush sofas after a full day of exploring, let the woodburning stove warm your feet while your partner pampers you with a delicious meal prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen. Dine together at the intimate dining table or if the sun is shining step outside to indulge in an alfresco affair upon the patio furniture and raise a toast to your getaway while admiring the countryside views. When the stars appear overhead, travel back inside to wash off the day’s adventures in the ground-floor bathroom before catching up on some well-earned sleep in the king-size, mezzanine bedroom. If you can tear yourself away from this romantic bolthole head to Brisley where you can enjoy date night with your loved one at The Brisley Bell which won Pub of the Year in 2021. Venture to the nearby market town of Fakenham to stock up on all of your self-catering essentials, test your swing at Fakenham Golf Club or lose yourself in nature at the 700-acre Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. Those looking to explore the coast will also be in their element; take a short drive to discover the glorious, golden coast of Holkham and Brancaster Beach, time your visit right to marvel at the breath-taking sunsets that the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is best known for! The wonders of Norwich lie slightly further afield, but is perfect for a day trip, tour Pull’s Ferry, The Museum of Norwich at Bridewell and the impressive, hilltop Norwich Castle. All this and more awaits at Wensum Spring

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Norwich 25 miles; Holt 13 miles.

The historic market town of Fakenham is famous for its horse racing and offers a wide selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Situated on the River Wensum, half way between Norwich and Kings Lynn it is an excellent, central location for exploring Norfolk. The town holds a popular Thursday market which takes over most of the town centre with local traders and those from further afield selling a wide selection of goods. The town also plays host to a Farmers’ Market, monthly on the fourth Saturday of every month, ideal for stocking up on fresh local produce. Fakenham is a very attractive market town with pretty brick and flint-faced buildings, narrow alleyways and side streets to explore. Often referred to as the Gateway to Norfolk this town really does offer a perfect base for exploring this beautiful county. You are only a twenty minute drive from the coastal towns of Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Burham Overy where you will find miles of pine forests, sandy beaches, salt marshes, tidal creeks and great opportunities for birdwatching. There are some lovely areas of unspoilt countryside and villages and the Holkham Estate has a number of attractions and a fabulous deer park. With so many activities on offer, this area is a fantastic choice at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas