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Stanhoe ♦ Norfolk





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*          Cosy sitting room with brick open fireplace and beams

*          New cottage kitchen including ceramic hob, electric fan oven, microwave and breakfast bar

*          Bathroom: WC, full size bath and shower

The cosy beamed sitting/dining room, with brick fireplace (for log fires in the winter) has freeview digital TV, DVD player and radio/CD player, two comfy sofas and dining table and chairs. A wooden latched door leads into the well-equipped kitchen, with electric cooker, fridge-freezer and microwave, and the breakfast area has a double window opening onto the garden. Go through the rear lobby (with washing machine) to the bathroom and toilet, stairs and door to the garden.

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*          Spacious double bedroom

*          Separate twin bedded room

*          Both bedrooms have exposed beams and views

*          Travel cot/Z bed available on request (own beddding required

*          for travel cot)


Upstairs is a spacious double bedroom and separate twin room (please note: beds are 2’6” wide). Both rooms have exposed beams and lovely views over farmland countryside.








*          Long, lawned garden, fully fenced

*          Garden furniture and barbecue (provided)

*          Parking is available for two cars outside front door


Outside, there is a gravelled area with table and chairs, two sun loungers and a small barbecue for those long, summer evenings. Beyond is an enclosed lawn area, with trellis fence and gate to the natural part of the garden where dogs can be exercised.





The cost of full central heating, hot water and electricity is included in the price of your stay, as is bed linen and teatowels.  Children are welcome and a travel cot can be provided on request (but please bring your own bedding for this).  Your well-behaved pet is also welcome, but downstairs only please! (there is a small additional charge).


We regret smoking is forbidden on the premises.


Access and fire statements are provided below.


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Access Statement for Grape Cottage, Stanhoe, Norfolk

Grape Cottage is a traditional 19th century, mid terrace, brick and flint former farmworkers' cottage in a quiet unmade-up narrow lane in the centre of the village of Stanhoe. There is no through traffic past the front door and the situation is peaceful and rural.

• Our website, www.grapecottagenorfolk.co.uk gives details (with pictures) of our facilities, local area, prices and a map of the location. Enquiries can be via the email link from the site or by phone.
• All enquirers are directed to our website as above. Booking forms are emailed but can be also sent by post on request.
• Payment is in advance as per the instructions on the booking form; we regret that payment by card is not available.
• All guests are sent arrival instructions, directions and a sketch map.   

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• All guests are met personally at an arranged time by our manager, who gives out the keys, shows guests round the cottage and answers any questions.
• The concrete/grass car parking area (will take 2 cars tandem) is immediately opposite the front porch, a level walk 10m across the lane, which has an uneven surface in places.  

Main Entrance
• The front door, with lantern light to side, is on the right wall of the porch, which is immediately opposite the car parking space. It is hinged on the left, dimensions 72cmWx170cmH and the doorhandle and keyhole are on the right, 95cm from groundlevel. The porch measures 130cmDx145cmWmax. The inner front door, 77cmWx150cmH, is to the right, hinged left with handle and keyhole on the right at 90cmH. There is a low doorway warning notice over the door and protective cladding. The floor is quarry tiled. To the right of the door are light switches for the outside light and porch light, 110cmH. Step over the door sill (7cmH) down onto the living room step (drop 13cm).


Living room

·       The living room step drop is 14cm to the floor, which is carpetted in shortpile honey coloured wool carpet. There is a small non-slip mat immediately below the step. The floor is now level throughout the ground floor of the cottage. Light switches for the living room, porch and outside light are on the right, 110cmH.  Lighting is by wall lights and table lamps. There is a double power socket behind the door 53cmH.

·       Along the righthand wall is an opening casement window, next to which is the dining table and 4 chairs. The wooden table has 2 drop-leaves and is max opened size 90cmWx138cmLx75cmH. The wooden chairs have open rounded backs.

·       On the wall to the left of the window is a redbrick chimneybreast and hearth protruding 22cm into the room and 135cmW, with working grate. In the right alcove is a wooden shelf with cupboard below housing electricity consumer unit. On the shelf are the TV and DVD player, each with remote controls. The left alcove is shelved and has HiFi/CD player with remote control, books, maps and guide books, and a selection of tourist leaflets. In the cupboard below at floor level are children’s books and games.

·       On the wall opposite the front door is the door to the kitchen, 62cmWx190cmH, with radiator on wall to the right and 2-way light switch 110cmH. On this wall, next to the bookshelves, is a double power socket 53cmH.

·       There are 2 2-seater sofas, fabric covered, and a nest of small sidetables, all moveable. There is a small rug in front of the hearth.

• The kitchen is entered from the doorway from the living room (see above). To the right of the doorway is the light switch 110cmH; lighting is by spotlights/undercupboard lighting . The flooring is non-slip ceramic tiling.
• Along the the right hand wall is the fridge-freezer, freezer at the top, then a worksurface with ceramic hob inset. All worksurfaces are 60cmDx92cmH. The mains power switches for the easyclean hob and oven are mounted on the wall behind the hob to the left. The hob controls are to the right of the hob and the oven controls are above the oven door 80cmH, The drop-down oven door handle is 70cmH. Double power sockets are mounted on the wall behind the worktop to the left and right of the hob. The drawer to the left of the cooker contains a torch. There are 2 cupboards/drawers below this worktop containing cutlery, kitchenware and saucepans.There are 3 full and 1 ½ size cupboards above the worktop containing crockery and glassware.
• Along the next adjacent wall the worksurface continues, with double power socket behind. The sink with lefthand drainer and lever taps is inset on the left, with cupboard under, and further cupboard to the right and drawers to the left. Instructions for various appliances are kept in the 3rd drawer to the left of the sink.  
• Leading from the living room,  the radiator is mounted on the lefthand wall. Opposite the door is a fully opening casement window, under which is a breakfast bar 92cmH and 4 no-back stools, each 69cmH. To the right of this is the door to the rear lobby, 75cmWx205H with the fire blanket mounted on the wall to the right.


Rear Lobby

• In the rear lobby, on the left wall are light switches 110cmH for the lobby, stairs and outside the back door, and the boiler programmer and switch 140cmH. Lighting is by a central ceiling light and the ceramic tile flooring continues level from the kitchen. The boiler is to the left, with 2 fire extinguishers (foam and dry powder)on the floor next to it. The Bendix washing machine stands on a shallow plinth, and the external door to the garden is at the end of the wall, hinged on the right with handle/lock on the left 120cmH and 3mmH sill to outside. On the adjacent wall are 4 coat hooks180cmH on which hang a broom, mop and bag for barbecue, then the bathroom door, 65cmWx190cmH, hinged on the right with latch and bolt on the left 130cmH.  
• To the right of the door from the kitchen is the staircase with wooden banisters and cupboard under, housing vacuum cleaner. The room thermostat is mounted on the wall next to the boiler and washing machine.


The washing machine is located in the rear lobby as above, with ironing board located under the coathooks. There is a freestanding airer in the bathroom and an iron in the bottom lefthand drawer in the kitchen. In the cupboard under the kitchen sink there is a small supply of washing powder and clothespegs. There is a washing line in the back garden approx 18m from the back door.


Bathroom, Shower & WC  
• The bathroom is entered from the rear lobby on the ground floor by the door as above. The bolt is on the left on entry, 130cm from floor. To the left of the door on entry is a pullcord, operating the central ceiling light and the extractor fan. The flooring is ceramic tiled continued level from the lobby.
• The toilet is immediately opposite the door, height of seat 43cm. Facing, the distance to the left is 24cm (to the basin), to the right 27cm (to the wall). The flush button is central on the cistern. The max distance from the toilet to the door is 120cm.
• The washbasin is to the left of the toilet, 88cmH, under the window.
• The bath is on the wall to the left of the basin 28cm, and measures 170cmLx69cmWx58cmH, there is a grab handle on each side and a nonslip bath mat is provided. The taps are at the righthand end facing the bath from which the overbath shower is operated. There is a folding glass shower screen at the edge of the bath next to the basin.
• The wall to the left on entry has a radiator with mirrored cupboard over and electric shaver point to the right 110cmH.


Stairs and Landing
• The stairs rise from the rear lobby in a straight line to the first floor landing area which opens level straight ahead into the main bedroom and with door to the 2nd bedroom on the right.The stairs are carpetted in shortpile claret coloured wool carpet and lighting is by a double wall light on the right hand wall at the top of the staircase and a high level window at the ceiling apex. Max distance from bathroom door to the bottom stair is 90cm.  
• There are 12 wooden stairs, each 75cmWx25cmD, with a rise of 20cm between each. A wooden handrail 90cm above the treads is on the left and open wooden banisters are on the righthand side.
• The landing measures max 180cm to main bedroom x max 72cmW
• At the top on the right is a 2-way light switch 110cmH.

• The main bedroom is level from the top of the stairs, with carpet extended from landing. Lighting is by spotlights and table lamps. The door as seen from the landing is max 67cmWx190cmH, hinged on the left with latch on right 125cmH. To the right on entering is the light switch 110cmH and double power socket 53cmH, then the radiator.
• The pine 4'6 double bed (height 50cm incl mattress) has a cotton/polyester-filled mattress topper, non-feather pillows and duvet and all bedding is polycotton with extra fleece blanket.
• There are bedside chests on each side of the bed with  table lamps, 2 chests of drawers and a table with mirror and chair between the windows.
• To the left on entering, the built-in wooden wardrobe protrudes into the room next to the window. There are two windows on the wall opposite the door, both low level casement opening. There is a rocking chair next to the window.

 • The second bedroom is entered level from the landing, carpeting extending from there as above. Lighting is by wall lights above the bedheads and on the wall to the right of the door and a table lamp.

• The light switch is on the left wall on entry, beyond the built-in wooden cupboard.
• There are two 2' 6” single divan beds on opposite sides of the room, each 41cmH incl mattress. Bedding is as for the main bedroom. Both beds are placed against a side wall, distance between the beds is 40cm.  
• The radiator is on the lefthand wall on entry and the casement window on the righthand wall.

NOTE: As the beds are 2’ 6” wide, they are officially classified as child beds but they are full length and are available for use by all guests.  

• The back garden is accessed from the back door in the rear lobby and is approx 30m long. There is a light mounted on the wall to the right, operated from the switch in the lobby as above and an outside tap for washing muddy boots and dogs.

• The paved area from the back door to the gravelled area is approx 4.5m, from the gravelled area to the steps to lawn approx 2.3m.There are 2 steps up to the lawned area, 1st 92cmWx45cmDx7cmH and 2nd 92cmWx92cmDx12cmH. There is an arch onto the lawn, 92cmW. Immediately to the right is the concrete plinth on which the oil tank is sited. The remainder of the garden is firstly level lawn, with uneven patches, then becoming very uneven beyond the washing line. A trellis fence with gate separates the the two parts and dogs may be exercised in the rear section.  
• There is a pond immediately behind the rear fence of the property.
• The garden is fully fenced; there is a gate at the end of the lefthand side wall from the back door and another to the right past the bathroom extension wall which give access and right of way across the back of the adjoining 2 properties to a gate back into the lane (strictly for utilities and emergency use only).

Outdoor Facilities
• In the back garden, there is a glass-topped round table,  4 folding chairs and 2 folding loungers with webbed plastic seats. There is a small portable barbecue (guests provide own charcoal ); grid, foil and Brillo pads for cleaning are in a bag hanging on the hooks inside the back door. The chairs, loungers and barbecue are stored in the plastic garden store situated on the paving to the side of the gravelled area. In the front is a wooden bench.

• The nearest shop and post office is a Spar general store in Docking village, 2mls west on B1155.
• There is a variety of shops and a petrol station (not 24hr)  in Burnham Market, 3mls east on B1155.

Additional Information
• Smoking is forbidden anywhere on the premises.
• A noticeboard with emergency information is on the wall in the kitchen.
• In the living room, on the bookshelves, are several display stands with tourist information, a visitors' guide to the cottage and visitors' comments book, and a fire notice is displayed on the door between the living room and kitchen.
• Pets are accepted by arrangement.





 Future Plans
• We have an ongoing programme of upgrading decor, fixtures and fittings for the comfort of our guests.

Contact Telephone and Email Address

We welcome your feedback to help us improve continually. If you have any comments please phone 01737 832584 or email alyson.aronson@freeuk.com                  

Reviewed: 10/3/2018







Grape Cottage is a mid-terrace two-storey cottage built in the 19th century of brick and flint with a tiled roof.  There are three external doors, two at the front and one at the back of the property, on the ground floor and the windows at front and rear, upstairs and downstairs, are mainly casement with key locks.



There are no known combustible materials used in the structure of the building and so the risk of accidental fire occurring in the actual structure is very low. No gas is connected and the heating system is oil-fired with radiators, the oil tank being situated within compulsory safety regulatory distance from the building and the boiler being situated in the rear lobby on an external wall of the property. The property was completely rewired in 2010 and a new consumer unit installed. There are no portable heating appliances. There is an open fireplace in the living room and the chimney is swept regularly.





Floor coverings are carpet to living room, stairs and bedrooms, with ceramic tiling in the kitchen, rear lobby and bathroom and quarry tiles in the front porch.

a) Living Room

External door to front of property opens into a brick porch area with a further door opening directly into the room and guests are advised to leave key in the lock when they are indoors. Fireplace has brick area in front of hearth and is protected by a  portable firescreen.    Electrical appliances ( TV, DVD, CD/Hifi unit, table lamps) are fitted with fused plugs and purpose-made extension leads are used if necessary. The power consumer unit is located in the cupboard next to the window. Casement window to front has key lock and can be opened wide for emergency exit if necessary; key is kept visible adjacent to the window but not in the lock for security reasons. Furniture complies with BS fire regulations.

b) Bedrooms

The bedrooms are accessed from a small landing at the top of the staircase. Electrical appliances (bedside lamps and hairdryer) are fitted with fused plugs. Beds and bedding comply with BS fire regulations. Casement windows to front in main bedroom  have key locks and can be used as emergency exit if necessary; key is kept visible adjacent to the window but not in the lock for security reasons. A torch is kept on the window ledge.  2nd bedroom has one casement window with key lock which can be used as emergency exit if necessary,  key is kept visible adjacent to the window but not in the lock for security reasons. Both bedrooms contain wastebins made of metal. A hardwired smoke/heat alarm (with battery backup) is fitted above the top of the staircase..

c) Kitchen

All appliances, including the cooker (hardwired), are electric and fitted with fused plugs. The floor is surfaced in non-flammable ceramic tiling. Exit is either through the doorway to the living room and front door, through the doorway to the rear lobby and external door to the back of the property or through the casement windows which open fully to the outside . Guests are advised to leave the key in the lock of the back door when they are indoors. A fire blanket is mounted on the wall to the right of the door to the rear lobby and a torch is kept in the  drawer to the left of the cooker.

d) Bathroom

Exit is through the door to the rear lobby and external rear door. There are no electrical sockets in the bathroom and lighting/extractor fan is by means of a pullcord switch.

e) Rear Lobby

This contains external door to the property and guests are advised to keep the key in the lock when indoors. The oilfired boiler is vented to the outside of the property. Heating/hot water programmer box is located on the wall to the side of the boiler and room thermostat on the wall by the washing machine. Foam and dry powder fire extinguishers are located on the floor next to the boiler. Coal and wood for the living room fire are kept in the front porch area.




The property is let as a holiday rental and annually assessed by the Quality in Tourism scheme. Guests include couples and families with young children and babies, and their pets if applicable. Other visitors to the property include the owners, manager and his staff (cleaners) and any specifically appointed professionals eg electrician, builder etc.




1.   A notice giving advice of what to do in case of fire is displayed on the door between  the living room and kitchen.

2.   The guest information book gives further advice about emergency exits and  safe practices when using appliances or lighting the fire in the living room.

3.   Fuel for the living room fire is kept in the front porch area; matches for lighting are kept out of reach of children on the top shelf to the left of the fireplace in the living room.

4.   Guests are reminded to dispose of ashes safely and to use the fireguard provided.

5.   A notice of emergency telephone numbers is displayed in the kitchen together with directions to the nearest public telephone box.

6.   Hardwired smoke alarms are fitted downstairs and upstairs and the backup batteries are checked regularly by the owners and manager.

7.   The property is no-smoking throughout and notice to this effect is displayed on the back of the front door, in the visitor information book and on literature and booking forms.

8.   Battery torches are available, one in the kitchen and one in the main bedroom.

9.   Wastepaper bins in the living room and bedrooms are made of metal.

10.Council wastebins are kept outside in the parking area, well away from the building.

11.Electrical appliances, plugs and leads are regularly checked by the owners and manager and replaced if there any signs of wear or other irregularity.

12.Any electrical work is carried out by qualified electricians and the oil-fired boiler is serviced regularly by an authorised technician; the chimney is regularly swept by an authorised chimney sweep.

13.The property is checked weekly inside and out by the manager for any defects; in the case of any being found, the owners are notified and appropriate action is taken as quickly as possible.


The owners and manager are aware of the dangers of accidental fire and are committed to ensuring as far as possible that all visitors are also aware and take reasonable precautions to prevent it.


Reviewed: 10/03/2018



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