The Old Post Office
Set in the charming Suffolk village of Geldeston on the Norfolk/Suffolk boarder
The Old Post Office is situated in the small country village of Geldeston, a very picturesque part of the Waveney River Valley on the Suffolk/Norfolk borders, the area is designated a national park known as "The Norfolk Broads".
"Be Happy" Beach Hut
Included with every 7-day booking is use of a family beach hut on Pakefield Beach, from Monday to Thursday. "Be Happy" is fully equipped with everything needed for a fun day on the beach for all the family. Make a cuppa, take a picnic or eat at the 3 local hostelries or fish and chip shop. Free local parking.
The cottage itself was built around 1820 and formed part of the Dowson brewery, as home to the Master Brewer. When the brewery closed in 1858 the cottage became a small village shop and later a sub Post office and family home, until its closure in 2005.
The Old Post Office is a large very comfortable house sleeping up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms.
The lounge is a good size & feels very cosy, offering comfy sofa's, bean bags, TV with freesat and free Wifi and a wood burner, especially relaxing on cold winter evenings (fire guard provided). A starter box of logs & kindling is included.
The kitchen offers everything you would expect at home, with ample equipment for 6 + including dishwasher (& tabs) washing machine, new double oven, quality crockery & glasses, and a 6 seater family table. A high chair is also provided. The dining/family room has a large family table, 6 - 10 places, ideal for a family gathering/social/playing games/meals (with additional crockery & cutlery provided).
The owners have tried to reflect the Norfolk Broads area in the cottage and also combine the cottage's heritage as a former village shop and post office.
There is a small children's room set up as a shop and toy post office, this room has been a particular success with younger visitors. The children love the scales/till/pretend money/shopping trolley, swiping their Club Card! Postman Pat features heavily in this room, along with DVD's books & games (other non-delivery person related toys are
available!!) Alternatively this room has ample storage for coats.
The main bedroom has an original Victorian bed, the second bedroom has 2 twin beds and en-suite shower room with hand basin, the third bedroom has a set of large 3ft wide bunk beds. All have good quality beds and fresh clean linen and towels.
Both upstairs showers are electric and the main bathroom has a full size bath, with constant hot water during your stay. In addition upstairs, if required for the younger visitor, there is a portable Disney travel cot (No linen provided), baby bath, non-slip bathmats, stair gate and plenty of toys.
A pretty, private, well established and secure courtyard, family dining table and 6 chairs, BBQ and tools, candles/fairy lights/security lighting, lockable brick storage area (ideal for bikes).
Outside toilet, extra folding chairs, you can park in the courtyard or directly outside the cottage.
The Old Post Office