Downstairs: there are two bedrooms on the ground floor in the railway carriage – one with twin beds, and one with bunks which is next to the shower room and loo. These downstairs facilities are a useful feature for those with reduced mobility, although the carriage doors are too narrow for a wheelchair.
The master bedroom is upstairs, with windows looking front and back. There is also a single bedroom, with an optional folding bed.
We also have a travel cot, which can be put up in any of the bedrooms except the one with bunks, for reasons of space.
Towels are provided but please bring your own for swimming or the beach (Hunstanton and Kings Lynn both have leisure centres and pools).
Three piece suite with three-seater settee. Extending dining table and chairs to seat up to six. We have tried to create a sort of vintage feel to the furnishings, in tune with the wooden walls of the carriage – glimpsed behind the staircase. There is a wood burning stove which keeps the place lovely and cosy during the colder months!
The lounge is also equipped with:
Maps and books
Plenty of local maps, guides and books – including children’s books, and even recipe books (- if rain stops play, bake a cake!)
TV with DVD
TV with DVD and video, with lots of films to choose from.
Plenty of indoor games and pastimes for all ages.
You can see the wooden carriage walls in the picture. Table and chairs for up to six. Full-sized electric cooker with double oven; larder fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, slow cooker, mixer and hand blender. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and cookware. Kitchen consumables and linen provided. Please note – no dishwasher – sorry! Freezer and washing machine etc in an outhouse.
Very private, and catches the morning sun – lovely in the summer for an al-fresco breakfast, and barbecue in the evening.The picture was taken during renovation work in 2011 – the carriage clearly seen, snug in its new insulated cladding.
Plenty of garden furniture in the shed (glimpsed right of picture below).
Several bicycles of various sizes are kept in the garage ready for guests’ use; there’s a kettle style barbecue, and outdoor toys and games. And a washing line. Other ‘laundry aids’ are kept in the outhouse with the washing machine.
Bear in mind that the lake is just across the lane opposite the gate – as you can see from the picture bottom right, taken from the upstairs bedroom window. However, the gate can be secured with a cycle lock (provided) for the safety of children and dogs.