About Duffields House
Duffields is a Friday changeover (or Monday for short breaks outside of school holidays).
Duffields has private access from the main road through a five bar white gate. The main door is to the rear of the property and you walk into a spacious porch with ample room for boots, coats and storage. There is a downstairs toilet with heated towel rail and a snug or children’s den/office with settee, desk and chair and a TV and DVD player. The property has fast WiFi, a log burner and further outdoor storage for bikes etc.
The large open plan kitchen/dining room is reached through double glass doors from the hallway and encompasses the whole of the front of the house. This light and airy room is extremely well appointed with high quality appliances. The kitchen itself is bespoke with painted wooden units, solid beech work surfaces, an induction hob, butlers sink and fully integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and double oven. There is a small table with two chairs perfectly positioned inside one of the two bay windows to watch the world go by, whilst the other half of the kitchen is used as a dining area and is dominated by a large table, which will easily seat 8 people.
The downstairs is further complimented by a large, bright lounge with French doors opening directly onto the garden. The three-piece suite, including “L-shape” sofa creates seating for at least 8 people, with a flat screen smartTV, DVD player and a jetmaster open log fire. We also provide a selection of games, books and DVD’s for your entertainment should you want to stay in the privacy of your temporary home.
The first floor principle bedroom has a king sized bed with large dressing area including built-in wardrobes, a dressing table and chair and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. This room further benefits from access to a very large, private south-facing balcony with stunning views over the fields beyond and lounger chairs to relax and enjoy the sun’s warming rays in the summer. We also believe it to be the perfect place to see the night sky in all its glory!
There is a second generously proportioned double room with limited edition artwork and brand new furniture including an extremely comfortable double bed, plump bedding and pure wool throw. There is plenty of storage, including a built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and a chair. This room is next to a very large family bathroom with free-standing roll top bath, a walk-in shower, chrome heated towel rail and plenty of storage for all your toiletry essentials.
To the second floor are an additional two double bedrooms, each with twin beds (3 feet each), plentiful storage and chairs. These rooms overlook the countryside and fields to the back of the property and are incredibly peaceful rooms, designed for use by children and adults alike.
Duffields house provides unlimited wifi access for its guests, freeview satellite television and a wide selection of books, dvd’s and games. Towels and bed linen are provided and there are washing and drying facilities within the property including a clotheshorse, iron and ironing board. We even provide a couple of beach towels! The house is fully doubled glazed with oil fired central heating which makes it very snug and warm in winter.
Outside and garden
Step out of the French doors into the secure and completely private south facing sunny garden with its own bay tree, beautiful roses and hydrangeas and large patio with table and chairs. The garden has a stunning addition of a large first floor roof terrace; a glorious sun trap. It is fully secure and comes equipped with outside furniture to make the most of the space by day and night.
The garden also has a BBQ and to the rear of the garden is the 'Garden Room', a large secure space independent from the main house which houses washing and drying facilities. There is plenty of further storage space for bicycles and/or other beach, walking and sports equipment which you may wish to bring with you.
There is off-road parking for 2 cars and additional spaces immediately on the road to the front of the property.
The Surrounding area
Set in an unrivalled position within Brancaster village with very close proximity to the highly acclaimed gastropub The Ship and a short walk to Brancaster’s beautiful sandy beaches.The house is also within 200 yards of the village shop, tennis courts and a large children’s playground.Additional attractions in Brancaster village include Golf at the Royal West Norfolk Club, kite surfing, windsurfing and kite flying on Brancaster beach and sailing at Brancaster Staithe. It is a walker’s and dog lover’s paradise with sandy beaches that stretch for miles and the Norfolk Coastal path which runs the length of the salt marshes along a picturesque boardwalk location in Brancaster. For bird lovers, the closest bird watching is in the next village at RSPB Titchwell.
Norfolk is a perfect location for foodies, and Brancaster is no exception to this. A multitude of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and mussels can be bought locally in the village, including the Fish Shed famous for its wonderful fish selection, which now sells bread and fresh produce. If you are looking to eat out locally, you can choose from the superb Ship Hotel, The White Horse (one of the country’s most talked about Gastropub’s) with stunning views of the marshes, and the much loved Jolly Sailors which is great for children. There are a great many gastropubs in the area to choose from including The Orange Tree at Thornham and Marco Pierre-White’s The Lifeboat Inn. Thornham Deli is a good breakfast stop with children's area.