Built around 1850, at the time when the population of Britain was 16.6 million, the first Olympic games were conceived in Much Wenlock and a new rail link from Norwich to London was built, Phoenix House was rising out of the ground. This was also the time when a pure water pipe system was established in Norwich and William Wordsworth, the poet and Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of England, both died;
Starting its life as two farm worker cottages, it stayed that way until the 1970’s, when it was un-sympathetically turned into one property and named after the Phoenix Breck, an area of woodland and pasture close by.
In 2011 we bought the house and living in caravans, set about renovating and extending the property to the beautiful character house it is today.
With a wealth of beams and huge inglenook fireplace, the house encompasses all the period charm of the mid 1800’s with 21st century energy saving insulation methods built into its fabric. Being so close to the Famous Peddars Way, makes Phoenix House a firm favourite with walker, cyclists and horseriders alike. The Peddars Way is the Ancient Roman route from Thetford to the North Norfolk coast and has always been a draw for the more fit amongst us. We, at Phoenix House will try to make your stay with us as pleasurable as is possible.
For the motor sport followers among you, Snetterton Race Circuit is only 25-30 minutes away and we often have top drivers and support crews staying with us, particularly when the British Touring Car Championships get under way in late July.
Norfolk offers much to see and do throughout one of the most interesting counties in the UK. Norfolk offers an abundance of wildlife, sporting activities and secluded spots to just sit and relax.
Staying with us at Phoenix House, puts you within the heart of the county
We recently stayed at this lovely B and B. Chris and Irene could not do enough for us they are lovely hosts. We could not fault anything. Room was clean and bright and plenty of choice for breakfast. Chris helped to plan our trips out by printing off lots of maps. Would definitely give Phoenix house five gold stars.
Chris and Irene are wonderful hosts who have done an amazing job of renovating this beautiful house. The room was lovely and bright clean and stylish with a comfy king size bed. Food was lovely and I would stay again without hesitation. Highly recommend
We stayed at Phoenix House B&B for 1 night in November so that we could attend a friends wedding. Chris and Irene are lovely hosts, very welcoming with a really lovely house. The room was really clean, bright and comfortable and the breakfast was great. I would definitely recommend this place.
Wonderful service, hosts and location
you are really looked after by Chris and Irene, great rooms lovely home great breakfast lovely peaceful location, highly recommended, we are regulars now when visiting family