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Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Little Wainman House

The brick exterior of Wainman House, nr Peckover House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The exterior of Little Wainman House, Cambridgeshire | © National Trust / David Kirkham
The entrance hall at Wainman House, near Peckover House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The sitting room at Wainman House, near Peckover House

Little Wainman House

A gorgeous Georgian house with stylish interiors and a private terraced garden in the small town of Wisbech.

The entrance hall at Wainman House, near Peckover House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The sitting room at Wainman House, near Peckover House
The brick exterior of Wainman House, nr Peckover House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The kitchen at Wainman House, near Peckover House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The first floor double bedroom, 5' bed, Wainman House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The second floor twin bedroom, Wainman House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The large garden at Wainman House, nr Peckover House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

© National Trust / Mike Henton

A gorgeous Georgian house with stylish interiors and a private terraced garden in the small town of Wisbech.

At a glance

Guests
8
Bedrooms
4
Number of dogs welcome
2
Reference
010063
Acorn rating

About Little Wainman House

Wainman House is a hidden gem in the small market town of Wisbech. Behind its modest Georgian exterior lies an elegant house where much of its refined neoclassical style remains. Mosaicked floors, wood panelled walls, four-poster beds and period fireplaces run throughout, giving this holiday stay a truly luxurious feel. You’ll have your own private terraced garden and access to the flower-rich garden of Peckover House.

You’ll be in the heart of Wisbech, the birth place of Octavia Hill, and where much of its historic Georgian architecture stills stands. Walk just a few minutes to shops, restaurants and its very own, 200-year-old brewery, Elgood’s.

The west Norfolk coast is just a 30-minute drive from here. Visit The Wash National Nature Reserve, the largest bay in England, for its unusual coastal scenery made up of saltmarshes, mudflats and open water. A little further on you’ll discover vast expanses of purely ’sand, sea and sky’ from the bustle of Hunstanton through to sailing at Brancaster and breathtaking Holkham beach connected by pinewoods and sand dunes to the quaint quayside town of Wells-next-the-Sea.

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, available
  • Tumble dryer, not available
  • Television, available
  • WiFi, available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, available
  • Telephone, available
  • DVD, available
  • Open fire / wood burner, not available
  • BBQ, available

Location

Accessibility

Steep stairs down and restricted head height in basement. Induction hob. Enclosed garden. Find more information in the Accessibility Guide. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Layout

Ground floor layout

Stone steps from the street to entrance hall, kitchen with Rangemaster, sitting room, dining room (seating 12) leading to a small conservatory and terraced garden.

First floor layout

Three bedrooms (double with 5' four poster bed, 6' four poster bed, twin) two bathrooms with mixer shower over bath.

Second floor layout

One bedroom (twin which can also be a 6' double on request), shower room.

Other floors layout

Basement: Utility/boot room with lavatory, door to steps to street level, games room (reduced head height), store room for bicycles, etc. door to terraced garden.

More information

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up-to-date information, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

There is restricted head height in the basement and on the steep stairs leading down to it.

Heating: Gas central heating.

Garden: A large, pretty enclosed garden to the rear of the house reached through the conservatory or basement door. 

Parking: Allocated parking for three cars in a private inner courtyard a minutes' walk from the bottom of the garden. There is limited street parking (subject to availability and time restrictions apply) to the front of the house and a free public car park off Chapel Road at the rear, also a few minutes' walk.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Catering: Catering service available for a meal on arrival or celebratory dinners.

Annual events: The Wisbech Fair comes to Chapel Road for around a week in early March and mid- September (dates can be confirmed on request). Fairground activity and music may be heard until approximately 9.30pm during the evenings.

Please note: The house is set within a busy town so traffic noise may be heard at times.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to all National Trust properties during the period of their stay. Full details in the confirmation email upon booking.

Late check out on Sundays 12.00 noon at this cottage.