Vine Cottage details
Cosy sitting room with brick open fireplace
New cottage kitchen including ceramic hob,
electric fan oven, microwave and dining area
Bathroom: WC, full size bath and shower
The cosy beamed sitting room with brick fireplace (for
log fires in the winter) has freeview digital TV,
DVD and video recorder, radio/CD player, and comfy cottage sofa and chairs.
Bend your head as you pass through the little door into the well-equipped
kitchen, with electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave and dining area. Go
on through the lobby, with door to the garden, to the bathroom and toilet.
Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling
Twin bedded room (please note: 2nd bedroom leads off 1st
Both enjoy far-reaching farmland views
Travel cot/Z bed available on request (own
bedding to be provided for travel cot)
Upstairs is a large vaulted
double bedroom and, leading off through a latched door, is a twin bedded room
with sloping ceilings. Both bedrooms
have lovely views over the adjacent farmland.
Long, lawned garden,
Garden furniture and barbecue (provided)
Parking is available for two cars outside
Outside in the garden, there is a table and chairs, two
sun loungers and a small barbecue for those long summer evenings. Beyond the
trellis fence and gate is the natural part of the garden where dogs can be
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
We regret smoking is forbidden on the premises.
Access Statement for Vine Cottage, Stanhoe,
Vine 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.vinecottagenorfolk.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 sent our full-colour brochure with details of our facilities and the local
area, tariffs and booking form. Booking forms can be also sent by email on
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 gravelled car parking area (will take 2 cars tandem) is immediately
opposite the front door, a level walk 10m across the lane, which has an
uneven surface in places.
The front door, immediately opposite the car parking space, is under
the trellis porch (with lantern light). It is hinged on the left, dimensions
73cmWx160cmH and the doorhandle and keyhole are on
the right, 94cm from groundlevel. Step over the
door sill (4cmH) down into the living room (drop 12cm). Light switches for
the living room, porch and upstairs are on the right. Immediately on the
right is the bottom step of the staircase (max 74x80cm) and then the newel
post to the stairs, 85cm from the front door; the max clearance between the
opened door and newel post is 70cm.
Stairs and Landing
The stairs rise from the living room immediately to the right of the
front door on entry, bottom stair as above.
The stairs rise in a straight line to the first floor landing area which
opens level on the left into the open-plan main bedroom. The lowest head
clearance is 185cm.
There are 9 wooden stairs, each 75cmWx25cmD, with a rise of 20cm between
each. The stairs are open tread.
On ascent, there is ranch-style railing on the left and a handrail on the
wall on the right, both 90cm above the treads.
At the top, mounted on the ranchstyle railing, is
a safety strip light operated by a raised button.
At the bottom 1st tread, a wooden safety gate is mounted on the righthand wall, hinged right and opened back against the
The living room is all on one level, carpeted in light green short
pile wool-mix carpet. 2 nonslip mats are placed just inside the front door.
Lighting is by wall lights with a 2-way switch beside the front door and next
to the kitchen doorway.
On the wall opposite the stairs is a protruding redbrick chimneybreast and
hearth, with working grate. In the alcove left is a digital TV with teletext,
DVD and video players each with remote controls and written instructions. The
alcove right has a built in bookcase with radio/CD player with remote control
and instruction book, books and maps, guides and tourist information
leaflets. A wooden chest is housed under the bookshelves, protruding 58cm
into the room. Childrens books and
games are in the black cupboard under the stairs.
There is a 2-seater sofa and 2 matching armchairs, all fabric covered and
moveable, and side table to the sofa with lamp.
The radiator is under the front window.
The doorway to the kitchen, in the wall opposite the front door, is
68cmWx155cmH. There are 2 steps down into the kitchen, 1st 7cm drop and 2nd
Kitchen/Diner and Rear Lobby
The kitchen/diner is entered from the doorway from the living room
(see above). To the left of the doorway is the light switch; lighting is by
spotlights/under cupboard lighting. The flooring is non-slip ceramic tiling.
Along the the right hand wall is the radiator and
the dining area, with wooden oblong table and bench style seating.
Along the left hand wall is a fridge freezer (freezer at the bottom) then worksurface 190cmLx60cmDx92cmH, with 1 drawer/2 cupboards
under. 3 wallcupboards and 2 open shelves are over
Opposite (under window) is a worksurface
235cmLx60cmDx92cmH with inset sink (lefthand
drainer) with lever taps, and 4 drawers/2 cupboards under.
Across the end wall between the 2 surfaces above is a ceramic hob with oven
under; the drop down oven door handle is 72cmH and easyclean
hob 92cmH. The hob controls are on the right of the hob, the main cooker switch is to the
right on the wall behind and the oven controls are above the oven door
handle. Double electric sockets are mounted on the walls above the lefthand worksurface (2) and to
the right and left of the sink. The switch for the extractor fan is next to
the socket to the left of the sink. Instruction books for the appliances are
in the 2nd drawer to the right of the sink with spare lightbulbs.
All crockery and glassware is in the wall cupboards and cutlery in the drawers. Kitchenware is in the floor cupboards.
Leading from the dining area, opposite the doorway from the living room, is
the wooden door to the rear lobby and bathroom, hinged on right opening back
into kitchen, the doorhandle on the left 100cm from
the floor. The door sill between the kitchen and rear lobby is 12cmHx8cmW. A
fire blanket is mounted on the wall to the left.
In the rear lobby, on the left wall are light switches for the lobby
and outside the back door, then 4 coat hooks on which hang a broom and bag
for barbecue. The floor is laminated oak boards.
On the left side of the lobby is the door to the back garden, 74cmWx192cmH,
hinged on the right with the handle and keyhole on the left 124cm from the
floor. The door sill is 13cmWx8cmH.
To the right of the door from the kitchen is an alcove for storing the
vacuum cleaner and ironing board and then a built-in tank cupboard, the
central heating/hot water programmer mounted on the side at 120cm from the
floor and the fire extinguisher above.
Facing the door from the kitchen is the sliding door to the bathroom (see
bathroom for details).
An ironing board is kept next to the cupboard in the rear lobby, there is a
freestanding/over bath airer in the bathroom and an
iron in the bottom righthand 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
(beyond the trellis gate).
Shower & WC
The bathroom is entered from the rear lobby on the ground floor by a
sliding door (slides to left to open), 62cmWx190cmH. The bolt is on the right
on entry, 108cm from floor. To the left of the door on entry are 2 pullcords, the 1st for the light and the 2nd
for the extractor fan.
The toilet is immediately to the left, height of seat 43cm. Facing, the
distance to the left is 16cm (to the wall), to the right 65cm (to the bath).
The flush button is central on the cistern.
The washbasin is to the right of the toilet, 82cmH, under the window.
The bath is to the right of the basin (on wall opposite door),
168cmLx69cmWx55cmH and there is a grab handle on each side.
There is an electric power shower wall-mounted over the tap end of the
bath. There is a shaver point on the right hand wall on entry 90cmH, above
The flooring is non-slip adhesive tiling. The oil-fired boiler is mounted
on the wall above the non-tap end of the bath 130cmHx30cmD (does not overhang
The main bedroom is open-plan from the top of the stairs, max area
between top of stairs, end wall and newel post (landing) 80cmx78cm.
The bedroom is carpeted in light beige, shortpile
wool-mix carpet, there is a central ceiling light with switch at the top of
the stairs on the right (2-way with switch by front door) and bedside lamps
on chests to each side of the bed.
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 cotton rich with extra fleece blanket.
The space to the left of the bed (as if lying in bed) is 52cm up to the
radiator and to the right of the bed 160cm to the wall.
100cm along the wall from the top of the stairs is the wooden latched door
to the 2nd bedroom, 50cmWx157cmH, hinged on the right and opening back
against the main bedroom wall.
The second bedroom is entered from the main (door as above), down 2
steps, 1st step 17cm drop, 2nd 35cmW and 20cm drop to floor and is carpeted
with rosepink, short pile wool-mix carpet.
The light switch is on the left wall on entry, lighting is by wall lights
above the bedheads and there are bedside lamps on chests to the side of each
of the beds.
There are two 3' single pine 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 190cm.
Sloping ceilings give each bed max height clearance 140cm and min height
clearance 85cm from mattress.
The radiator is at the foot of the right-hand bed on entry.
The back garden is accessed from the back door in the rear lobby and is approx 30m long.
There is an
outside tap on the right wall from the back door at 70cm from groundlevel for guests to wash muddy boots and dogs.
The area from the back door to the lawn, approx
4m is gravelled and has 2 protruding drains, one on the back of the house and
the other on the righthand wall below the outside
The garden is divided into 2 areas by a flowerbed and trellis fence, with
wooden gate 90cmWx105cmH, hinged right with bolt fastening on top on left,
under a trellis arch (90cmW) in the middle; the area nearest the cottage is lawned, with the oil tank on the righthand
side (surrounded by trellis fencing). The further area is natural under trees
and shrubs (the ground is very uneven) and dogs may be exercised here. There
is a pond immediately behind the rear fence of the property. Distance from
the edge of the gravelled area to trellis gate is approx
The garden is fully fenced; there is a gate at the end of the lefthand side wall from the back door which gives 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).
There is a garden bench under the front window 1m to the left of the front
door (facing the property) which faces south.
In the back garden, there is a glass-topped round table, 4 folding chairs and 2 folding
loungers with webbed plastic seats, kept in the plastic garden store. There
is a small portable barbecue (guests provide own charcoal and tools); grid,
foil and Brillo pads for cleaning are in a bag
hanging on the hooks inside the back door, as is a garden umbrella.
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.
Smoking is forbidden anywhere on the premises.
A noticeboard with emergency information is on the wall in the
In the living room, on the lowest bookshelf and on top of the chest, 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
back of the front door.
Pets are accepted by arrangement, Welcome Pets details on request.
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN PREPARED AS
CAREFULLY AS POSSIBLE BUT ALL MEASUREMENTS/DIMENSIONS STATED MUST BE REGARDED
AS APPROXIMATE AND ARE FOR INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE ONLY. THE OWNERS CANNOT
BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INACCURACIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER.
Hours of operation:
Open all year, Christmas on request
Local public transport numbers: not available
Local accessible taxi numbers: see cards in information file
version available on request
We have an ongoing programme of upgrading decor, fixtures and fittings for
the comfort of our guests.
Contact Telephone and Email Address
your feedback to help us improve continually. If you have any comments please
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