Sitting on the waterfront, and adjacent to Norfolk's only locked canal, this superb three-storey conversion of the 19th century Eldridge Mill Granary Building features balconies on all floors and stunning views over the mill pond and water meadows. Situated an easy two miles from North Walsham, there are walks, beaches, and the seaside town of Cromer, all virtually on the doorstep of this luxury self-catering treasure.
History with a touch of style
This former granary building features much of the wonderful structural woodwork that made up its original character and has been sensitively renovated to incorporate graceful, contemporary touches, such as the deep, plush sofas and the wood burner focal piece in the sitting room, in addition to a state-of-the-art 21st-century digital entertainment system. Wall-to-wall French doors in the background flood the room with natural light and open on to the ground floor balcony. Adding another touch of style are the lime green and white of the kitchen/dining room fixtures, juxtaposed with the traditional and warm brown hues of the beams and ceiling. Through the French doors in the kitchen, family and friends can step out onto the patio and garden.
Water and the abundant wildlife in the area play a big part at Canal Side. Not only are otters and Kingfishers frequently seen in the nearby water meadows, but there is also a launch not far from the property for kayak and canoe trips on the canal itself. For relaxing days and al fresco dining in the evenings, Canal Side features garden furniture on the patio, while the kitchen balcony boasts a table for two for a romantic glass of wine at sunset.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms make the first floor. The main bedroom is en-suite with all the luxury one would expect in such a setting, including a king-size bed, walk-in shower, and private balcony. Two more bedrooms and a shared bathroom complete the first-floor. The double in the second bathroom and the two twin beds in the third provide ample room to accommodate a large family or groups of friends.
We welcome one medium size dog. If your dog swims or paddles, please be aware that the garden is not dog proof. Also, if you have young children, they will need to be supervised at all times near the water as the disused canal running alongside the garden is not fenced. Mobile phone reception is variable.
At a glance
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 1 Pet allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 2 miles from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 5 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- No smoking
- 2 miles from shop
- Equipped with a stairgate
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
The best welcome box ever! Really made to feel welcomed and home from home.Miss Jo Strong - 6th October 2019
The standard of accommodation was perfect, with everything you would need for a break. The location was excellent for walking the dog through Bacton Woods and the view of the canal was idyllic. I would definitely book this property again.Mrs Michelle Fusi - 28th April 2019
First class accommodation, communication and welcome. Could not fault this holiday! Everything in the property was first class. We were delighted to have such a lovely place to stay in. Mrs Polly Harmston - 18th April 2019
A fantastic property for our relaxing family break. The kitchen was well kitted out, it had everything we needed and more! An ideal location for exploring Norfolk - we walked along the canal to the lock and ate at a nice pub in Dilham.The Speed party - 1st June 2018
It was so good that we've booked it again for a week in summer!! I don't think we've ever returned to a property before. We've never been so pleased with a holiday property, everything we needed for our holiday was there. The kitchen was superbly equipped, I cooked our Christmas dinner with no issues. We spent more time in the property than we would usually do, no doubt because it was extremely comfortable. We found this property by accident as our original booking was refused by the owner, due to ill health. We're really pleased to have found it, it looks like it will become a favourite....Mr Chris Dobson - 2nd January 2018
A wonderful property and spot. Walks on the doorstep, we loved Bacton Wood, a canoe up the canal, a cream tea at the Brooklands Hotel in North Walsham, a visit to the seals at Horsey, the Fur and Feathers pub at Woodbastwick and the patio on the back garden! A relaxing stay! The Calvert Party - 27th October 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Canal Side. Superb property, relaxing countryside views. Loved Cromer and Happisburgh beach. Will definitely be back in the spring. The Burton Party - 9th October 2017
Fantastic property, everything we could of wished for. We've had a fabulous holiday. Sun for the whole two weeks! Our highlights; Blakeney - Bishops Boat trip to see the seal colony - magical! Sheringham - Coastal Walk, great beaches at Holkham, Wells-next-the-sea, more seal spotting at Horsey, bike rides and canoes at Holkham Estate. Places to eat - Victoria Inn at Holkham, The Kings Head at Letheringsett and Byfords at Holt. Even managed to catch those amazing sunsets at Canal Side. Thanks The Killey Party - 25th August 2017
We are all sad to leave such a beautiful holiday home - by far the very best that we have stayed in. We all appreciated the views, and the house was filled with everything you need. I spent lots of relaxing time in the garden reading, a very rare treat! The children enjoyed the swimming baths at Great Yarmouth and although expensive we hired a boat for the day from Horning. Lots of lazy mornings too!! The day trip to Cromer is nice - a little seaside town and not too far away. Thank you.The Bradbury Party - 4th August 2017
A wonderful property in a lovely setting. The kids really enjoyed the table football whilst the parents appreciated the quality of the fixtures, fittings and products available. Wells-next-the-sea is definitely the best beach around and the Owl Sanctuary is worth a visit. The New Family - 28th July 2017
Thank you fro the chance to stay in your lovely house; truly magical. We enjoyed all the local walks plus just relaxing in this calm environment. The views and the sunset from the living room will be long remembered. Did a day trip to Wells and Stiffkey Marshes which are old haunts and lovely to revisit. Thank you again.The Skinner Party - 14th July 2017
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