Welcome to Woodside Cottage. We have put together this guide to the cottage to help you get settled quickly and make the most of your time with us.
The cottage is available for guests from 4pm on the day of the booking. If it is available any earlier we will let you know.
We ask you to vacate the cottage by 9am on the last day. We are generally quite early on our housekeeper’s rota so they will tend to clean the house from 10am-1pm.
When you check out, please return the keys to the key safe and ensure it is locked using the key code provided.
The full address is Woodside, The Street, Weybourne, NR25 7SY.
We are on the main coast road running through the village, coming from the West (Kelling) we are the 5th house on the left as you enter Weybourne, from the East we are the first house on the right about 100m after the Maltings Hotel. There is a white sign that says Woodside facing the road.
Trains from the North (Liverpool Lime Street) and West come via Peterborough to Norwich. Trains from London Liverpool Street to Norwich.
From Norwich take a direct train to Sheringham (our closest station 2.5 miles away) in just under an hour (it’s the last stop). From Sheringham you can take the popular coastal bus service (every 15 min in peak and 30 min outside http://www.coasthopper.co.uk/) which drops you in Weybourne outside The Ship Inn (250m from the house). Alternatively you can get a taxi on arrival (or pre book 01263 824545/822 222).
There is a coded key box on the left of the entrance porch, which contains a set of keys, one for the front door and one for the utility/boot room door. We change the code regularly and will send it to you a couple of days before arrival. The console table in the corridor has all other sets of keys needed in the drawers; all keys are labelled. Using the key safe during your stay is a convenient way to manage in groups and reduces the risk of losing keys on the beach!
Please make sure you do not leave the keys to the folding sliding door in the games room in the lock (they will snap off when you open the door if you do).
Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda all deliver; the full address for booking an online order is Woodside, The Street, Weybourne, NR25 7SY. The property comes with a large fridge freezer, wine fridge and plenty of kitchen cupboard storage so you can stock up for the week.
The closest shop to us is Tesco in Sheringham; the High Street in Sheringham also has a butcher and fishmonger. Cromer has a larger Morrisons, Lidl and Co-Op and Budgens in Holt is also a good option.
For topping up during your stay and fresh bread and pastries, the Village Store is great.
Eating and drinking
The kitchen is equipped to a high standard and as such you should find most things you need for dining in. The range cooker has an induction hob, grill, and electric main and side ovens. For the coffee lovers amongst you we have a cooker top espresso maker and cafetières.
Each bed has a duvet and two pillows (microfibre), with a blanket in the colder months. We will leave one large bath towel and one hand towel per guest, plus tea towels for the kitchen. There are two hairdryers in the property in the master bedroom and bedroom two and a nonslip mat for the bath. Please bring your own beach towels.
The blinds in the bedrooms are blackout; they can be a little fiddly as sometimes they catch on the window handles, so please be gentle.
Bedroom two can be set up to be a super king or twin room, this should have been agreed at the time of booking and made up accordingly, and we therefore ask that you don’t change this during your stay.
Please help yourself to the books, games and DVDs during your stay, we ask that you please treat them with care for other guests to enjoy.
The TV in the sitting room is linked to FreeSat and has SMART functionality, our upstairs snug has an additional TV and Xbox classic, and our fibre internet has speeds of about 40mbs.
Bluetooth audio devices can be found in the Kitchen and Games room (you’ll need to enable Bluetooth on your device and be within relatively close proximity to connect).
The Games Room has a 6ft multi game table with Pool, Air Hockey and a removable Table Tennis top. All the equipment is in a hessian box in the room. Cues and balls are clipped to the side/end of the table. To rotate different games, you need to pull out the grey panels on each corner and then rotate the table over (please refer to the instructions that are in the room). Watch out for kids fingers when doing this and please only let an adult rotate the games.
Keeping warm and clean
The cottage is fitted with an unvented heating and hot water system, designed to provide plentiful hot water at a constant pressure around the house. It is controlled by a NEST thermostat.
The water is heated regularly throughout the day and night while the cottage is occupied. Depending on the time of year heating is set to come on in the morning, at lunchtime, and in the evening. If you need to heat the house outside of these hours you can do this by turning the thermostat up on the NEST thermostat, which is located in the hallway. There is a user guide for how to do this in the cottage.
Our wood burning stove provides a wonderful heat on the colder days and nights, wood is provided for a couple of fires, if you need more there are plenty of places to buy this locally (the village store being the closest). If you are not familiar with operating these stoves, please see the instructions in the full cottage pack.
We have washing and drying facilities at the Cottage for use during your stay. There is a drying rack in the utility, we don’t have a tumble dryer but the heat from the boiler dries clothes quickly. In the warmer months we have a ‘whirly’ line which you will find beside the house on the side of the main decked area (the hole in the grass that houses it is in the top left corner (when standing with your back to house), before the raised step and sleeper.
The cottage is cleaned before and after each stay, during your stay if you need to use cleaning equipment this can be found in the cupboard under the stairs.
The property has two bins (collected on alternate weeks), the green for recycling (glass, paper, card, tin and plastic) and the black for general waste. The bins are collected on a Friday morning, we realise when you are checking out there is a lot to remember, if you could take the bins to the bottom of the drive this would be much appreciated. When you arrive you may find you need to bring a bin up the drive as it will just have been collected.
Babies and toddlers
As standard we have plastic cutlery, cups, plates and bowls. We also provide (travel cot with additional mattress, high chair, toddler chair (for that awkward in-between stage (x2), toilet seat, potty, baby bath, and steriliser.
There is a Weber charcoal BBQ in the garden, plus seating and garden games in the Beach Hut. Please do leave the BBQ grill clean!
We accept a very limited number of dog bookings per year. There is an additional fee of £25 for a dog, plus a returnable deposit. Dogs must not be allowed in the upstairs of the house, downstairs bedroom, or on any furniture. We would ask you to bring wet/muddy dogs in through the utility room as opposed to the front door and would prefer if your dog slept in the utility room (which is nice and warm).
Smoking in not permitted on the premises at any time or under any circumstances.
The cottage has Wi-Fi (BT); the router is in the sitting room and coverage is therefore best downstairs for video calls and downloads.
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Mobile coverage along the North Norfolk coast is good with plenty of 4G coverage.
In the event of an emergency
We hope that everything runs smoothly for you during your stay, if you do encounter a problem please contact our change-over manager Luisa on 07772 323552. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for general questions and enquiries that are not urgent.
The nearest hospital is Cromer, 01603 286286, it has a ‘minor injuries unit’.
A carbon monoxide detector is fitted in the sitting room and smoke detectors in the ground and first floor hallways. A fire extinguisher and fire blanket are in the utility room.
Please note there is a security camera on the outside of the house looking out down the driveway; this is to allow the owner to keep an eye on the property when it’s empty.