Nov 2018

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Unique and charming seventeenth-century townhouse on quiet lane right inside Norwich's medieval city walls. It is actually two conjoined terraced houses, replete with exposed beams, inglenooks, winding staircases, traditional Norfolk pamments and much more. Our old house is full of art and craft, antique and ethnic furniture, and family treasures, many of which we've picked up on our travels round the world. Perfect for work, holidays, and group get-togethers. This listing is for when we are away and the whole house is yours. Easy walking distance from all city-centre amenities. Sleeps 7 +. 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms. Outside courtyard. Parking: first 24 hours free on a permit we will give you. The rest is paid - in the adjacent car park - though we can also loan you a (different) 4 hour permit you can use each day to offset this.
Please note: I charge a one-off cleaning fee of £30 before each swap.


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More about us

  1. Though not retiring age yet, we’ve both stepped back from full time work in order to prioritise other things: our granddaughters, playing violin and piano, meditation, and travel - local and international. We like cycling round the reedbeds and old churches of Norfolk as much as tracing family history in Burma, Assam, Ethiopia, and Czechoslovakia. We both speak French and Nepali, but enjoy communicating with people with whom we share no common language.

  2. In our former lives, Anna worked at the University of East Anglia, Norwich University of the Arts, and Norwich Castle Museum as an Art Historian, and Howard was a Senior Manager in and out of the NHS.

  3. As we fall upwards into our second half of life, we are trying to learn to Be more than to Do. Our particular 'road less travelled' frequently brings us back to our local mystic, Julian of Norwich, who says it all for us when she promises that 'all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.'

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Where is it?


Our part of Golden Dog Lane is a pedestrian alleyway with six dwellings on it. We are three minutes walk from one of England's most beautiful cathedrals and a lovely river walk, not to mention all manner of eateries. We are ten minutes walk from Norwich's Norman castle which houses a splendid museum, and from the bustling central marketplace. Cinema City is our local arts cinema, again only five minutes walk away, within a Jacobean mansion - and with another great restaurant. The famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is a 15 minute bus ride away at UEA. Our house is so central, everything is pretty easy to get to. The rail and bus stations are 20 minutes walk from us. We can lend you a bike or two should you need. Norwich International Airport is also a 20 minute bus ride away...

Buzzy restaurants
The Last Wine Bar, Dhaba Indian Street Food, The Mediterranean
Cool bars
North, The Playhouse
Cozy cafés
Ancestor Coffee, La Petite
Retail therapy
Magdalen Street is the city's most ethnic, multicultural hub with antiques and bric a bric thrown in for good measure
Bit of culture
Norwich Castle, The Cathedral, The Playhouse, Cinema City
Walks in the park
Follow the river loop round and back up through the Cathedral Close
Spot of exercise
Do the same as the walk but RUN! Nuffield Health Club 10 minutes walk away
Day tripping
The Broads, the Coast: wild, beautiful, unique

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