Wensum House Annexe
Hempton, Nr Fakenham
Quirky, quaint and hidden away, Wensum House Annexe is one of our surprisingly spacious ‘ properties - comfortably furnished with modern amenities and a small front courtyard catching the afternoon sun.
: Private front door into lobby with WC, kitchen with double electric grill/oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher. Lounge / diner with staircase to first floor.
double bedroom with king size bed and TV, leading off from the bedroom is a small room with single bed (and childs' pull out 2'6" single under). Bathroom with electric shower over bath, WC and washbasin. Airing cupboard with washing machine.
small shingled courtyard with table and chairs. Note: village common and lovely dog walks close by.
Street parking on no through road alongside the property.
£100 refundable breakage deposit. £30 per week per pet. £25 Booking fee.
Wensum House and its Annexe is over 300 years old and is a Grade II Listed Building. In 1905, the whole property was home to Father Gray, a Roman Catholic priest who was given permission by the Bishop to say mass in the house and Annexe as there was no Catholic church in Fakenham at that time. A stained glass window can be seen in the Annexe from Back Street, this was the confessional – now rather ignominiously the toilet! A few years later George Edwards, a young farm lad who went on to become a Labour MP and was knighted by King George V in 1930, lived in Wensum House & Annexe, and ran the ‘National Agricultural Labourers’ and Rural Workers’ Union’ from here.
There are some lovely walks in the surrounding area, and a village pub, duck pond and children’s play area round the corner. Fakenham, on the River Wensum, has a choice of shops, pubs, cinema, and garden nursery – the town centre is a 5 minute walk from Wensum House Annexe. Thursday is very popular for its market and auction, and a day at the Fakenham Races (horse racing and sometimes camel racing!) should not be missed. Holkham and Houghton Halls, Sandringham House, and Well-next-the-Sea are within easy driving distance not forgetting the popular village of Burnham Market. Sculthorpe Moor and Pensthorpe Nature Reserves are less than a 10 minute drive – perfect for nature lovers. The Hanseatic port of King’s Lynn and the coast at Hunstanton are 30 minutes by car and Norwich, with its busy city life, is about a 40 minute drive. We are sure that guests will want to spend most of their days exploring this interesting part of Norfolk - and Hempton, Fakenham is ideally situated to venture North, South, East and West. If guests wish to have breakfast incorporated into their stay the owners of Wensum House will gladly oblige at direct cost.
Mrs M B; 19-23.9.19 - The owners are extremely helpful and welcoming. The accommodation is very comfortable with lots of hot water, a well equipped kitchen and a lovely comfy bed with quality bedding. The heating is simple to use and very efficient. The provisions provided were much appreciated on our arrival and were a thoughtful addition, as was the vase of fresh flowers and fruit. It is an easy walk into the town and the house has all up-to-date information and some excellent books on the area. Fakenham is actually a great base to tour from as it has good shops, restaurants, cafes and a bakers (Flour and Bean?) to buy sandwiches and cakes for the day! Everyone was so friendly too. We really enjoyed our stay.