An incredible transformation of a former Victorian toilet block, into a stylish holiday home with spectacular Norfolk sea views.
The story behind Wee Retreat is endearingly unique.
Formerly a dilapidated Victorian toilet block on North Norfolk's Sheringham seafront, the building was purchased by a local builder, who then proceeded to transform it into a stunning and contemporary holiday home, as an anniversary gift for his wife!
The two-storey haven didn't just put a beaming smile on her face, it's much-loved by the locals, and it's almost certain to make you beam with delight, too.
First, there's those idyllic, panoramic views out to sea, with the beach almost on your doorstep. Enjoy gazing out at the waves from the impeccably styled, open-plan lounge (or watch the Freesat TV instead!)
The clever use of space, together with the sophisticated, high-end look and feel throughout, is sure to amaze you - surely this amazing space can't really have been a toilet block?
On cooler evenings, simply switch on the toasty underfloor heating, and curl up with a book or game - a selection of both have been thoughtfully provided.
Meanwhile, the well-equipped kitchen and diner features an electric oven and induction hob, with a breakfast bar and stools.
When it's time to turn in, there are two elegant, comfortable double bedrooms for you to choose from; one on the lower ground floor, and one on the first. Both are accessed by a spiral staircase, and both come complete with a private shower room (though you may want to claim the first-floor bedroom for yourself, as this one also features French doors that open out onto the veranda...and of course, those magnificent sea views!)
From the bedroom or the living space, simply slide the doors open to enjoy your morning coffee on that furnished, enclosed veranda, as you surround yourselves with fresh sea air. That's a ritual that's sure to become completely addictive before long, as you excitedly plan out the day ahead.
Rather wonderfully, all you have to do to reach the local shops and restaurants is take an invigorating stroll along the seafront!
If you prefer a country walk, you could head for Sheringham Park instead, filled with beautiful landscaped gardens that are still perfectly close to the sea (Sheringham's town motto is "the sea enriches and the pine adorns").
Otherwise, simply hop aboard the Poppyline steam train, for a romantic, old-fashioned journey to Weybourne and Holt.
However you decide to spend your days, you're sure to find yourselves aching to get back to your Wee Retreat just as the sun starts to set, so you can feast your eyes on that blazing evening sky, armed (of course) with a chilled glass of wine.
Things to note
Check in at 4pm. No smoking. Please note that the mobile signal can be weak in places, and that interior dining space is limited.
One of the truly local brands in the Original Cottages family.
Region: Sheringham, Norfolk
Cost (from): £611 (7 nights)
Minimum stay: 1 week
Property ref: 1150
FacilitiesStylish two-storey seafront haven for four guests. Open plan lounge: seating, flat screen TV with Freesat, CD player, DVD player, access to enclosed veranda. Kitchen and dining area: electric oven, electric induction hob, fridge with ice box, breakfast bar with two stools. Spiral staircase to lower ground floor double bedroom: double bed, shower room with basin and WC. Spiral staircase to first floor double bedroom: double bed, shower room with basin and WC, access to enclosed veranda. Linen, towels, books and games provided. Underfloor heating. Roadside parking.
Beach, swimming, seafront walks, cycling, gardens, shops, restaurants, nightlife, steam train, sea views.
At a glance
- A former Victorian toilet block, astoundingly transformed into a sophisticated two-storey holiday home for up to four guests.
- Perfectly located on Sheringham seafront, North Norfolk, with spectacular sea views, and the beach on your doorstep.
- Linen, towels, books and games are provided. Please note that the property is not suited to children under 8, or those with limited mobility.
- The local shops and restaurants are within walking distance, with many other North Norfolk attractions in easy reach.