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