Cog Cottage is idyllically situated in the beautiful village of Great Walsingham 4 miles south of Wells-Next-The-Sea, making up part of a highly successful conversion of a Grade II listed Old Foundry by an award winning architect.
It retains many of its original beams and exposed brick and flint walls and has large floor to ceiling windows creating a light and airy feel to the open plan living area. Beanbags for those who like to game, a coffee spot in the sunny hallway and cosy comfy sofas around the log burner for lazy relaxing chilly evenings. A large picnic table on the rear patio for dining plus reclining wicker furniture to nestle into on a sunny evening on the sleeper deck perhaps with a chilled Prosecco in hand.
Cog Cottage was renovated in 2018 including new bathrooms.
The three bedrooms comprise of a twin, a double and a king with en-suite, all similarly decorated with variations on furniture and wall art. All have vaulted ceilings with clothes hanging rails, bedside tables and lamps, plus a TV and DVD player in the King room. The ensuite bathroom is contemporary, sumptuous and quirky providing a shower over the bath, toilet, sink and cabinet plus shaver socket etc. For the twin and double bedrooms there is a stunning shower room with sink and toilet with cabinet and shaver socket. Fresh towels and bath mats are left out along with hand soap, shower gel and foam bubbles.
The layout in the living area is well furnished open plan, with large windows that offer beautiful views into the garden and beyond, across the fields to Wighton. There are two large comfy sofas plus an armchair, coffee table, TV/DVD and log burner.
A cupboard full of board games, cards and books await the smaller visitors in the lounge plus a wide array of film choices amongst the DVDs plus Sky TV providing amusement on a rainy day.
The living area leads into the kitchen through a brick arch. Oak beams open up the adjacent wall facing the lounge area for orders of tea and cakes… Opposite the kitchen is the dining table seating six, dressed with fresh flowers and crisp table linen for your arrival.
The kitchen houses a range of appliances including a dishwasher, washer/dryer, 4 slice toaster and kettle and the all important coffee machine. Provisions to get baking, or if you’ve been to the Walsingham Farm shop and Deli for fresh bread, eggs and local meats and cheeses, you’ll find all you need to cook, serve and indulge.
There’s a store cupboard of basic condiments should you forget anything. The kitchen is equipped with plenty of crockery for adults and bits & pieces for smaller guests. There is a high chair in the cupboard under the stairs.
Tea and cake treats are provided on arrival, along with an evening beverage and morning brekkie.
Downstairs off the hallway is a WC with sink with an understairs cupboard for shoes and coats.
The main garden is stocked with plants and a railway sleeper deck with seating. Birdlife is abundant in the garden and beyond, with views of gently rolling countryside. We have Red Kites, Barn Owls, Marsh Harriers all frequently overhead if you’re keen on birds.
The front south facing patio is paved in Indian sandstone, bordered with a raised sleeper bed brimming with roses, grasses, alliums and hostas – enjoy it on the twin seater with comfy cushions. This is a particularly attractive chill out spot, a real sun trap!
The shed contains a sunlounger, charcoal BBQ, crab lines/buckets/nets, buckets and spades plus a few garden games. There is a log store stocked for the winter months with logs, sticks and newspaper.
The bike store is equipped with two adult bikes, helmets, locks and repair kits, with room for a couple more should you bring them.
The front and rear gardens are secure. Parking for one car adjacent to the cottage at the front with a further parking space at the private rear car park.
Great Walsingham is a picturesque rural village set 4 miles southeast of Wells with many beautiful period cottages arranged around a green. The medieval village of Little Walsingham lies half a mile to the west, home to the Shrine of Our Lady dating back to the last millennium.
This is our 2nd visit to Cog Cottage and yet again we have had a lovely stay. The cottage and garden are quite delightful!
Thank you for welcoming us back to Cog Cottage! The little extra touches were very much appreciated! It’s such a cosy and stunning cottage to return to after a chilly day out. Very comfy and home from home with everything we could possibly need.
Our first visit to Cog Cottage and we’ve had a fantastic time. Very well done Victoria for creating such a warm, cosy holiday cottage. You made us feel extremely welcome on arrival. I’m sure we’ll be back. Thanks again.
We had a really lovely time in this beautiful cottage – hope to come again.
We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing time at Cog Cottage as we always do. It was a very peaceful & relaxing time with lots of walks in the area & to the Shrine Of Our Lady of Walsingham. Thank you so much.