St Gregory's Bed and Breakfast
St Gregory's is ideally situated, just two minutes walk from the centre of Wroxham at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The Wroxham and Hoveton train station on the popular 'Bittern Line', with its excellent links to Norwich and Cromer, is only a five minute walk from the house.
Its location makes St. Gregory's a perfect base for those wishing to explore the region, with the Norfolk coast just twenty minutes away by train, bus or car - as is the historic cathedral city of Norwich, with its connections to the national rail and road networks.
It is a large Edwardian semi-detached house that has been tastefully maintained, retaining many of its original features, and providing high quality en-suite double and twin-bedded accommodation. Full English or continental breakfast is included and special diets can be catered for (please let us know your requirements in advance).
Wireless broadband internet access is available. The house was used as a hospital for recovering British soldiers during the First World War, and is now the home of popular local artist Chris Hutchins, his wife Sue and their good-natured dog Dawson.
Wroxham itself has a range of restaurants and pubs to choose from, along with a good selection of local shops. Boats can be hired by the day or hour from Wroxham Broad and Horning. The historic market towns of Aylsham (close to the Boleyn estate at Blickling), Coltishall (home of the World War II airbase) and North Walsham are within easy reach, as is Cromer, with its renowned end of the pier shows and summer carnival.
Norfolk's heritage coast stretches from Hunstanton, via Holkham, Sheringham, Cromer, Bacton, Happisburgh, Waxham, and Winterton on to the sands of Great Yarmouth's 'Golden Mile'. The Blakeney National Nature Reserve is one of the largest undeveloped coastal habitats in Europe, while the Norfolk Broads National Park offers a unique variety of wildlife habitats.
Close to St. Gregory's, Hoveton Hall Gardens, or the beautifully designed grounds of East Ruston Vicarage, developed as a labour of love from bare, redundant farmland offer a treat for gardeners, while enthusiasts of the steam age will be in their element on the Bure Valley (Wroxham-Aylsham) and North Norfolk (the Cromer-Holt 'Poppy Line') railways. There are also many country estates and National Trust properties to discover, from Sandringham and Blickling Hall, to Sheringham Park and the Horsey Wind-Pump.
Beside the delights of messing about in boats and playing on golden sands, children have the even more energetic prospect of the recently opened Bewilderwood Adventure Park (guaranteed to provide parents with a sound night's sleep) just a few minutes away, the traditional funfair and Pet's Corner at Wroxham Barns (while parents tour the craft units - including Chris's artist's workshop), or Great Yarmouth's famous Pleasure Beach amusement centre.
We are 25 miles from the Pleasurewood Hills theme park with its white-knuckle Wipeout ride. Horse riding is available at West Runton's Shirehall Centre, and other riding schools nearby, while riding on the beach is an option at the Pakefield Riding School on the Suffolk coast (30 miles).
Norwich, with its magnificent Norman cathedral (its foundation stone laid in 1096) and castle keep (erected to pacify the troublesome locals in 1075), its pedestrian-friendly medieval town centre and award-winning Chapelfield Mall development offers a huge variety of shops, pubs, clubs, restaurants, museums and cinemas, all within easy walking distance. From Morrocan and Thai, to sea food and vegetarian, all tastes are catered for. Trips to the Castle's battlements and dungeons vie for attention with civilised alfresco dining opportunities or major shopping expeditions. Renowned as the city with more pubs and medieval churches per square mile than any other, Norwich really does have something for everyone.
To reserve your room please contact us on 01603 748319 or Email us via the Contact button on this page
Open - Christmas
Open - Easter
Open - New Year
Pets Not Accepted
Sleeps 2 - 4
Tea & Coffee Making