The Pumphouse

Nr Downham Market, West Norfolk
Holiday Home

The loft styled refurbished Pumphouse offers five double bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, an indoor spa with views towards the nature reserve and the Norfolk fens.

The Pumphouse offers practicality, comfort and coolness in equal measures and has a fabulous large open plan living area with amazing views and a well equipped kitchen, state of the art AV system, and wood burning stove.

For those who want to make the most of the rural location for rambling or riding, canoeing in the river, or exploring the neighbouring wild life reserve, this is the perfect spot. For those who fancy an opportunity to let their hair down with barbecues, spas and a bit of fun in the country, the Pumphouse is also ready and waiting.

With a large outdoor deck, a barbecue big enough to roast a hog, the indoor spa and an entertainment system that would meet the expectations of most teenagers, this is a great place to relax.

The Pumphouse was built in 1849 by the then owner of the surrounding farmland. The pump drew water out of the fenland drain which runs up to the Pumphouse from the south and discharged it into the River Wissey via a large cast iron pipe running through an arched brick culvert in the dyke, which serves as the river bank – the vestige of this is still visible.

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Loft styled property with funky and cool interior that retains plenty of character.

The garden is approximately 1 hectare with the majority left to wonderful wilderness.


Home Spa with views


Modern interior


Character property


Wilderness views


Riverside location


Large decked area



Downham Market is the nearest town to The Pumphouse. The town retains a really intimate feel, characterised by many fine historic buildings, craft and collectibles markets – with a bustling market on many Fridays and Saturdays where you can buy a variety of goods from clothes, to carpets, to fresh produce – and a host of local independent shops.

Over the past few decades, Downham Market has grown from being a quiet market town to a busy town with supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.

Wildlife is in abundance, not only at the property but also in the local area. To experience a beautiful wildlife haven, visit Holkham National Nature Reserve or Pensthorpe Natural Park.

The Pumphouse

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