Today I am thrilled to spotlight on the Pilgrims Group properties from Norfolk Cottages, the perfect location for your family break, a beautiful minimoon or wonderful guest accommodation if saying your “I Dos” in the area.
Norfolk is a beautiful part of the UK sitting on the east coast of England with over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, the unique Broads national park, forests and heathland, nature reserves, pretty market towns and several fabulous seaside resorts.
Norfolk Country Cottages began life round the kitchen table of the Ellis family home in Reepham in Norfolk more than 20 years ago.
Back then, in the early 1990’s, Richard and Lesley Ellis felt there was a need for a company that could offer beautiful holiday homes, together with local knowledge and excellent customer service.
Starting with only a handful of properties, but a clear vision, the company soon outgrew the family home.
Taking a giant leap to today, Norfolk Country Cottages is still run and owned by the Ellis family, together with a dedicated management and staff team.
Now proud to be the largest independent holiday cottage agency in Norfolk, the company’s original vision, passion and aims haven’t changed – to provide the best portfolio, customer service, local knowledge and holidays possible.
The Pilgrims Group of cottages are beautifully refurbished cottages are set in the extensive mature and secure gardens and grounds of the 16th century Grade II listed Pilgrims House, which was once the farmhouse of Bromholm Priory. .
This group of attractive buildings is one of the key features of the Conservation Area of the village.
The House and Barn were built in the 16th century and are Grade 2 listed.
The village was once a revered pilgrimage destination for those seeking the healing properties of the fragment of the True Cross kept at nearby Bromholm Priory.
The Priory was mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the Domesday Book, and was the subject of a prediction in Mother Shipton’s Almanac
There is a warm welcoming atmosphere in the village, and a good range of local amenities including a pub and shop, a children’s playground and a bowling green.
Focusing on the Properties:
The Pilgrims Cottage is a beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom property and was the original cottage in the Pilgrims collection.
It was built in the 18th century and thatched in Norfolk reed. The cottage is laid out on the ground floor and has a real feel of traditional rural life.
Pilgrims Progress is an attractive 2 bedroom 1 bathroom conversion of a small Norfolk barn, featuring flint walls and exposed beams with elm boards and terracotta tile flooring.
The ground floor layout may be suitable for the less able.
Pilgrims Prospect is a stunning 2 bedroom 1 bathroom conversion of the original tack room and forge, and has many unique features.
It has terracotta floors throughout the ground floor and old pine floorboards to the upper galleries.
Flint walls and exposed beams give character to this delightful cottage, whilst underfloor heating gives a cosy feeling in winter.
Pilgrims Chase is a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom high quality conversion of four stables and a feed barn.
All the original beams are intact.
There are pitch pine and terracotta tile floors throughout and equestrian memorabilia abounds.
The Chase is laid out on the ground floor and may be suitable for the less able.
All these cottages together will fit a party of 18 but an exciting new property will be added soon to increase this to 30 people.
Each cottage has its own private area with table, chairs and gas barbecue.
There is shared use of the extensive gardens with a pretty summerhouse, outdoor chess set and swingball.
At the centre of the complex the 16th Century Grade II listed, thatched barn houses a large 13 x 5 metre heated indoor swimming pool and has exposed beams and stained glass windows, with sauna, shower and wc.
The pool, with an average year round temperature of 30c, is available for all guests.
For those gym bunnies there is an exercise room on the first floor of the gig house/wood store with exercise bike, weights, air hockey/pool table and table football.
For guests convenience there is also a laundry area which has a washing machine, tumble dryer, irons and ironing boards for guests to use free of charge and an ice machine.
For those looking for a wonderful family or couples break and sightseeing, the North Norfolk Coast is only a short distance away.
Paddle in the sea or take in a show at the pier at Cromer, or why not watch the world go by on the idyllic waterways of the Norfolk Broads.
For those looking for some city action there is Norwich with its castle, cathedrals, museums, theatres, restaurants and fine shopping.
This means the Pilgrim Groups properties are well placed for your guest accommodations allowing them to factor a short break into attending your special day.
For more information on all the Pilgrims Group properties visit Norfolk Cottages.
To Contact The Norfolk Cottages
Phone: 01263 715779