Wainman HouseWisbech, Cambridgeshire
- Guests 12
- Bedrooms 6
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 2
- Acorn rating 4 What's this?
- Reference 010052
About Wainman HouseA gorgeous Georgian house with stylish interiors and a private terraced garden in the small town of Wisbech.
Wainman House is a hidden gem in the small market town of Wisbech. Behind its modest Georgian exterior lies an elegant six-bedroom 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
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* available
- Open fire / wood burner not available
- Garden available
- BBQ available
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.View Floor plan (PDF 349 KB)
Three bedrooms (double with 5' four poster bed, 6' four poster bed, twin) two bathrooms with mixer shower over bath.View Floor plan (PDF 449 KB)
Three bedrooms (double with 5' bed, twin which can also be a 6' double on request, 4'6 double) bathroom with mixer shower over bath, shower room.View Floor plan (PDF 343 KB)
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.View Floor plan (PDF 522 KB)
Notes for guests
Wisbech Spring Fair: The Wisbech Traditional Spring Fair will be taking place 28 February to 7 March. Guests will likely hear some noise and music from the fair and local public parking will be limited as the free town car park will be close. The fair occupies the whole of Chapel Road Car Park, part of Somers Road Car Park and the Western half of the Market Place.
Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage 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.
Sitting room: There is provision to seat 10 people within this room; other chairs may be brought in if required.
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.
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