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The Pumphouse, Hilgay, Downham Market, Norfolk,
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The Pumphouse in Hilgay near Downham Market is a stunning bedroom holiday cottage that sleeps up to 14 people in a restored Fenland pump house that even has its own indoor spa hot tub.The Pumphouse in Hilgay in Norfolk has a fantastic history as a building used to house a steam engine pump that drew water from the surrounding Fenland fields and pumped the water into the River Wissey. It ceased use in 1973 and was left to fall into a state of poor condition, this fantastic building set in a stunning Fenland location has been restored and converted into a 5 bedroom self catering holiday home to the highest standards. The Pumphouse is perfect for large groups and families that want to enjoy the Fenlnds of Norfolk, fantastic fishing, walking, riding and canoeing are right on your doorstep as well as being completely surrounded by gorgeous Fenland wildlife and birdlife.
There are large grounds surrounding the pumphouse, the vast majority of this is left to run wild as the property adjoins a wetland nature and bird reserve. The pumphouse even has its own permanent resident, Otis the barn owl. If you are looking for a luxury, 5 bed self catering holiday home in the Fenlon's of Norfolk, the Pumphouse at Hilgay is well worth a look.
On the ground floor there is a large, state-of-the-art kitchen with huge island including breakfast bar with stools for two and a modern and contemporary dining table with seating for 14, all set within a high beamed open plan room. This adjoins and open plan living room with large wood burner, huge L-shaped leather sofa, sofa seats with a magnificent arched glaze window that has doors that open out onto the impressive balcony, stunning views with seating. There is a double bedroom on the ground floor, complete with open brickwork in a room that has been lovingly restored and has an ensuite shower room. The ensuite shower room has a large walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC and huge wall mirror.
Upstairs at the Pumphouse at Hilgay, you will find a double bedroom with large 6 foot bed and ensuite shower room, the bed faces a large window, again with spectacular views over the Fens. The second large double bedroom also has an ensuite shower room and WC with bedside tables and chairs in a contemporary design and there is a large walk-in shower with heated towel rail.
On the second floor at the Pumphouse, the views become even more spectacular. There is a double bedroom and a further second double bedroom with two three-foot beds, this room also has an additional pullout bunk and daybed and can provide accommodation for up to 4 people. There is a large family bathroom on the second floor, a freestanding rolltop bath with sink and WC as well as heated towel rail.
Of the many exceptional features that make the pumphouse at Hilgay unique, there is an indoor spa and hot tub with fantastic views and a long rectangular window. Outside there is a decked terraced area and L-shaped exterior garden sofa and table, as well as table and chairs and umbrella, all accessed through the stunning large round window. A completely unique large holiday home in Norfolk, tranquil in one of the most beautiful countryside settings.
The pumphouse at Hilgay is perfect for those looking for a large holiday home with 5 bedrooms surrounded by wildlife and the rivers of the Norfolk Fens in a beautiful scenic location. The pumphouse is completed to an exceptional standard with a wide range of high quality facilities, perfect for an extra special break.
Contact Name: Rural Retreats (My Cottage Holiday)
Telephone: 01386 896104
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