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First Carriage

Aylsham (2mls S), Norfolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Quirky converted railway carriage just 2 miles from the popular market town of Aylsham
  • Bespoke handmade furniture, kitchen facilities, and en-suite shower room
  • Visit the beautiful North Norfolk coastline with an array of towns and villages to explore
Property code: 87101

This characterful and quirky converted former railway carriage offers a couple the ideal escape where you can get away from it all and enjoy the tranquillity of the great outdoors.

Visiting North Norfolk offers an array of attractions all year round to suit all ages and tastes. The scenic coastline is within easy reach with quaint seaside towns full of cobbled streets and fishing boats as well as larger traditional towns such as Cromer with its pier and sandy beaches, only 11 miles away. Wroxham, the gateway to the 125 miles of waterways that make up the glorious Norfolk Broads is just 10 miles away and can be explored by a hired boat, foot or bicycle. A short drive brings you to the impressive National Trust Blickling Estate (3.5 miles), a breathtaking Jacobean mansion surrounded by historic parks. A short walk away is the River Bure which is great for kayaking.

As you park up next to your glamping retreat, take in the surroundings and views over the countryside before heading into your holiday home. Being a converted railway carriage it has an open-plan layout with one end housing a handcrafted (raised) double bed with a cute step up if needed, along with plenty of storage space underneath for your personal items. At the foot of the bed is a small TV/DVD player so you can catch up on your favourite movie of an evening (no aerial). In the morning, prepare a coffee in the kitchenette area which has everything you need for making a light snack or even an evening meal, complete with a plug-in convection hob, small oven and a fridge. The owner can provide space to freeze anything if needed. The quirky wooden door leads into the shower room which has a basin and WC, and the whole carriage is insulated with an electric heater making it cosy all year round including the chilly winter nights.

Outside, there is a gravel area with ample place to sit and enjoy the evening sun with a drink or two or while dining alfresco. There is a ‘Hobbit House’ BBQ hut which is fantastic and by prior arrangement with the owner, guests can book this to use at their leisure. Within the BBQ hut is a large fire pit with a chimney which adds to the whole outdoor experience and this is perfect for cosying up and cooking. There is allocated parking for one car.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 double
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Small oven and convection hob, fridge
  • DVD player to watch movies (no aerial)
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Outside seating on the gravel area
  • Use of the ‘Hobbit House’ with fire pit by arrangement with the owner
  • Shop and pub 2 miles, beach 11 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lee Cousins

This property is personally managed by Lee.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anne 5th September 2022

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Lovely to sit out in the orchard or sit in looking out at the view. Everything you need for a short break is here in this cosy retreat and it is so peaceful it really helped us to unwind and relax. There are lots of great places to visit close by and it doesnt take long to get to the coast either from here.

Reviewed by Ruth 20th August 2022

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The carriage was small but perfectly proportioned and very comfortable. The owners have used some clever ideas to save space and allow you to have everything you need for your stay at your fingertips. The outdoor space was lovely and open and gave a great area for our German Shepherd to run around and play. The owners were welcoming and gave us somRead moree good ideas for walks while we were there. The only thing I would say is the bed is very high so you have to be agile enough to get onto it. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 16th August 2022

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Superb property in the midst of the countryside. All you could need for a few days of chilling, campfires and rest. Lovely hosts, super carriage, very comfy bed and hot power shower. What more could you need!

Reviewed by Kim 23rd July 2022

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Such a lovely place, clean and very relaxing. Absolutely loved the dcor, bed was very comfortable and ample space for two people . We had a fantastic time and will be booking this carriage again.

Reviewed by Jill 15th July 2022

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We had an absolutely lovely time in a great location. We loved the uniqueness of staying in a the railway carriage which was renovated really beautifully. It was very hot when we stayed but there was plenty of shade in the field. The owners were very friendly and helpful and provided lots of tips of where to go/what to do. It was a perfectly peacefRead moreul location and a great base for exploring Norfolk. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 2nd July 2022

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First Carriage is fabulous! Its simple but very stylish and has everything you need for a relaxing break. Really comfortable bed, great shower, beautiful location and lovely walks from the door. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Jill 24th June 2022

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I'm very happy I found First Carriage, it's the most adorable place to stay. I loved the style in which the friendly and helpful owner has designed and decorated it, and made clever use of the space. It was really cosy and comfortable and perfect for me, a solo female, who likes staying in quirky and unique places. I went running in the leafy lanesRead more leading from the meadow and going out I particularly enjoyed visiting the Blickling Estate, Holkham Hall and beach and Holt. Would highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Hans 3rd June 2022

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