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Chère Amie


Chère Amie


Norfolk, England - View map
Ref: 7616

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

No Dogs

No Wifi

Stay here from £130 per night.

Head over to the UK's driest county for a stay in this fantastic new abode Chère Amie! Here we have a brand-new boat and mooring set in the breath-taking countryside of North Norfolk, accommodating up to 4/5 guests.

Chère Amie is a 1973 Westerly Pageant 23' sailing yacht, previously moored at Wells for 14 years and the owners' family had many sailing adventures up and down the North Norfolk coast on it during that time. It's now come home to Rosslyn and has been transformed into a cracking place to stay for romantic breaks and family weekends.

There is a shared outdoor pool onsite so pack your swimming costumes and really enjoy yourselves.

This accommodation consists of two parts. A dayroom on the jetty with a sitting area, a large picture window looking out into the woods and a cosy wood-burning stove for evenings in. There are four tub chairs and a coffee table.

Then there's the quintessential boat! Chère Amie, moored up to the jetty. It's an open plan set up with a cooking area and sleeping area. It is heated and cooled by an air source heat pump.

Although it is possible to sleep 6 we don't recommend that all beds are occupied as it might feel cramped. Max of 4 adults or 2 adult and 3 children.

Outside there is a full gas barbecue with a cold water sink, a picnic bench and a parasol. Please be aware the jetty is 5 feet off the ground with chains around it but we advise caution if you are bringing small children. There is a shower block with individual wet rooms including a family-sized wet room with baby changing facilities.

There is plenty to do on this site, which was once owned by the headmaster of the local school and had original shepherd's huts on site. The natural woodland setting allows for ample opportunities to see bats, owls, deer and foxes, or why not feed the owners' pigs, who love nibbling on food scraps! There are 3 other structures on the grounds but all are private from each other.

Owners Claire and Andrew have thought of everything to make sure you have a comfortable stay.

  • Sleeping arrangements

    1 double bed, convertible three quarter size bed (1m wide), a small child's bunk 1.4m long, and a single bunk.

  • Bathroom Facilities

    Allocated bathroom unit with hot water shower, basin and flushing toilet. Baby changing facilities also available.

  • Cooking Facilities

    The kitchen area contains a multi-functional microwave, a two-ring induction hob, a small sink with a cold water tap, a small fridge, kettle and a toaster. Also crockery, cookware and cooking utensils.

  • Internet Access

    There is no internet access in this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Boat has an air source heat pump. Office has a woodburner.

  • Child Policy

    Very welcome.

  • Pets Policy

    No Pets

  • Grounds and Nearby

    Barbecue and picnic bench with access to a shared heated swimming pool. Rosslyn is home to rescue animals; chickens, pigs and a goat. You are welcome to visit them and give them food scraps.

  • Parking Information

    Parking is less than 100 metres from the boat.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 17:30 and check out by 09:30

    These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
  • Public Transport

    Briston, 1 mile.

Sleeps max of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children

The bed set up consists of a forward cabin with a large double bed, the seating area and table in the centre of the boat converts into a three quarter size bed (1m wide) and then there is a small child's bunk 1.4m long and a single bunk.

There is a cushioned seating area in the cockpit of the boat.

Cooking facilities
The kitchen area contains an Induction hob, combination microwave, toaster, kettle, cold water sink, and small fridge. Crockery, cookware and cooking utensils are also provided.

Bathroom Facilities
Allocated bathroom unit with hot water shower, basin and flushing toilet. Baby changing facilities also available.

Outdoors
barbecue and picnic bench with access to a shared heated swimming pool.

There is no internet access at the property, however, there is a good 4G signal in the area.

With world-renowned blue flag beaches such as Holkham and Sheringham nearby, and the harbour at Wells-next-the-sea. there are many exciting opportunities for days out in the local area.

The Broads National Park, is an area of Norfolk which offers some really different experiences during your stay.

If you're looking to have a day at the seaside, then the beautiful fishing town of Cromer has wide beaches, famous crab suppers, a traditional Victorian pier and a 300-year-old lighthouse, and is only 13 miles northeast of Chere Amie.

Closer to your cosy home is the ruined fortified manor house Baconsthorpe Castle, a Grade I listed building run by English Heritage. Pop for a cup of tea and a walk in the heritage rose gardens at Mannington Halls, or the 1000-acre National Trust gardens full of azaleas at nearby Sheringham Park.

Chere Amie is the perfect base, for your couple or family, being only 15 minutes from the coast and 45 minutes from county town of Norwich, as well as all the natural, historic and scientific sites in the county, this really is a fantastic place to get away from everyday life.

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