A unique sleeping area in a detached timber building arranged as a "Cabinet of Curiosities" (BEWARE Some are quite scary). The space is heated by a wood burner. There is a sleeping loft with double mattress, and a further double sofa bed in the lounge area. It has an office area with wireless internet. There is a sauna and seasonal use of an outdoor pool
**** NB The pool is now open and currently is at a mere 16 degrees ***
This is a detached timber building measuring approximately six metres by four metres at the end of a rural garden, the building materials have come from all over the world and each object inside has it’s own story to tell. For example, the Aspen used to clad the sauna was collected by me during a trip to Parnu in Estonia and above the door you can find a shingle from the roof of the first prison in Australia.
I have always been a “collector of the unusual” since my grandfather took me to visit a museum when I was about 6. The exhibits here are a mixture of genuine artifacts and genuine hoaxes!! Guests can look around my collection and I am happy to discuss it with them.
The building is insulated, double glazed and heated by a wood burner. It comprises of:
. A lounge area approximately four metres square which houses a small museum in the style of a Victorian "Cabinet of Curiosities"
. A sleeping loft with double mattress (Please note, this is accessed by a very steep fixed ladder).
. A double sofa bed in the lounge for when there are more than 2 guests or for less agile visitors.
. There is an office area with a desk, fast wireless internet, DVD player/ projector with surround sound system (There are a wide variety of DVDs in the main house that you can borrow).
. There is an electrically heated sauna under the sleeping loft and a pool outside.
. There is a further loft space above the porch which provides a relaxing "chill out" area.
. Facilities are currently limited to an "outside toilet" and wash basin (cold water only) in an adjacent building but we are currently building a "mini museum" next to the main museum and this will include a hot shower, toilet and basin. We hope to have this fully open by the end of 2017.
Please be aware that some guests may consider some of the museum exhibits to be a bit gruesome and scary (they include such things as a grave robbed Victorian skull, a trunk purported to have contained the remains of a murder victim and a feejee mermaid etc. as well as less scary artifacts such as a rare Oliver typewriter, gramophone, clocks, a magic lantern and such like)
You can access the entire cabin and closely examine the exhibits (please treat them with the care they deserve).
There is a sauna and (in season) you have access to an outdoor pool and adjacent decking, garden and pond area... or you can play a game of croquet on the lawn by the main house.
There are no cooking or bathroom facilities in the cabin but there is an "outside toilet" and wash basin (cold water only) in an adjacent building. There are tea/ coffee making facilities in the cabin and you will be provided with the makings of a breakfast (cereal/milk/toast/yogurt/fruit etc... please let us have your preference for white or brown bread and full fat or semi skimmed milk) We can also offer "Raw" unpasteurized milk from a neighboring farm for an extra £1.50 payable on arrival. There is a nearby pub in walking distance (closed till November ... sorry) and other pubs and restaurants within a short drive.
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Although the cabin is separate from the house and you will be left undisturbed (apart, possibly,from the dog, cats and chickens) we will be available to help with information about local attractions etc. and of course, information about the exhibits. The dog is a female Sprocker (Springer/Cocker cross) spaniel called "Misha" ... meaning "god Like" but should mean "bonkers and bouncy", both cats are female, the tabby is "Bambi" and the black one "Frankenstein" ... long story. Our chickens are called "Burger" and "Goujon" and would love to let you have some of their eggs to take back with you after your visit ... just bring a box to take them in and ask us before you leave.
We are "out in the sticks" with no street lighting and your nearest neighbours will be sheep / cows or chickens. We are about a 10 mile drive from the coast and about a 1 mile walk from the river Waveney, the nearest part of the Norfolk Broads to us.
Make the most of your unique surroundings and feel free to ask me any questions about any of the artefacts in my shed – they’ve all got a story to tell.
There is no smoking ANYWHERE on the premises or grounds.
We have grumpy cats and a manic spaniel puppy(She will be kept away from you if you don't like dogs), so no pets ... sorry.
Please respect the privacy of our neighbours and keep late night noise to a minimum.
Born and bred in Wellingborough, Northants I have ended up on the east coast where amongst other things I run a company hosting murder mystery events. I like the strange and unexplained and am happy for people to share my interesting treasures housed in the "Aldeby Curorium" whilst spending a night at the museum.