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A romantic and historic bolt hole for two, set amongst peaceful Norfolk countryside that feels blissfully remote from daily life.

Dating back to 1900, The Signal Box was moved from its original home at Wymondham station a century later, then transformed into an immaculate rural haven for two.  

Surrounded by winding lanes and timeless, tranquil Norfolk countryside, you'll feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In fact, it may seem as though you've wound back the years to simpler times past, as you're greeted by the charming cabin, elegantly painted in soft colours.

Better still, the views from this peaceful retreat are truly lovely, showcasing the green gardens, sparkling ponds, and the ever-present wildlife. Why not bring the dog along to appreciate all that wide open space, too?

Take full advantage of that soothing scenery with help from the light and bright sitting area on the upper floor (perhaps equipped with a steaming mug of coffee or a chilled glass of wine!) With windows on three sides, you'll be spoilt for choice of views, while a real flame stove will keep you cosy on the coolest of evenings.

You'll find a kitchen and dining area on this floor, too - so you can keep an eye on the visiting wildlife as you enjoy those hearty breakfasts! Equipped with an electric oven, a hob, and that all-important microwave, rustling up tempting snacks will be easy at any time of the day.

Simply head downstairs for your comfy double bedroom, complete with an en-suite shower room that's ideal for freshening up after a long day of exploring the countryside.

There's a furnished garden to sit out in if you don't intend to move a muscle (and who could blame you for that?) - simply grab a good book, gaze out across those calming wildlife-steeped ponds, or fire up the barbecue for a sizzling supper.

If you do fancy getting up close and personal with the local area, you've got plenty of options - starting with the country footpath directly beside the cabin! With secure bicycle storage provided at The Signal Box, you've got no excuse not to whizz through all that gorgeous greenery on two wheels, without a care in the world.

There are many pretty villages to wander through, offering cosy pubs, good food, and independent shops to browse. Nearby Melton Constable is home to an award-winning butcher's shop that will make those evening barbecues taste extra special.  

Meanwhile, there are National Trust properties to visit close by, and a short drive will lead you straight to the coast, where fresh seaside towns await (why not stop off for a fish and chip supper while you're there?)

After another day packed with all the things you love, use the sunset as your signal to breathe out and relax with your favourite person (and your favourite dog!), at what's sure to become your favourite holiday home.

Things to note


Check in at 2pm, check out by 10am. Saturday changeovers are not permitted. A washing machine is available on request, and a freezer is available nearby. The stairs to the lower ground floor may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility.

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The basics


Region: Melton Constable, Norfolk
Cost (from): £389 (7 nights)
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1154

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Facilities

Elegantly restored signal box for two guests. Upper Floor: open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area, seating, Smart TV with Freesat, radio, Wi-Fi, folding dining table, chairs, portable real flame stove, electric oven, hob, fridge with icebox, microwave, wine cooler. Lower Ground Floor: double bed, ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin, WC. Exterior: lawned garden, furniture, barbecue, designated parking for two cars.  Heating, towels, bed linen, books and games, hairdryer, secure bicycle storage and a welcome pack are provided.

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Walking, cycling, birdwatching, National Trust properties, beaches, seaside towns, market towns and villages, nature trails.

At a glance

  • An immaculately restored railway signal box, secluded amongst timeless Norfolk countryside, near the village of Melton Constable.
  • Ideal for a romantic break for two, with a sofa bed provided on request for extra guests. Up to two well-behaved dogs are permitted.
  • Secure bicycle storage is provided, and there are many country trails and footpaths to explore. There are pretty villages and National Trust properties to visit close by, and you can reach the coast within a half-hour drive.
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