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Norfolk House

The captivating 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom grand home was built in 1877 by the Cutting family. Meticulously maintained, Norfolk House offers the best of both worlds with sublime period features that include original floorboards, high ceilings with hand-crafted medallions, fabulous wallpaper, and antique lighting, as well as all the modern conveniences such as air conditioning, a hot tub, steam sauna, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Everything about the property whispers high-end quality.

Sleeps up to 9, Norfolk House is ideal for vacations and special occasions (couple/girlfriend getaways, family reunions, retreats, small weddings, garden parties, bridal showers, baby showers etc.).

About the Space.

Norfolk House underwent a major refurb in 2022 but retains many of its characterful period features. The parlor, den, and dining room, for instance, have fabulous high ceilings featuring hand-crafted medallions, fantastic wallpaper and other graceful original features. Upon entering the house, you can't fail to be impressed by the design and décor that exude Victorian sophistication.

Main Floor:

The parlour is a wonderful room to sit and host a small gathering and the formal dining room table seats 8 comfortably. You can cozy up in the den by the gas fireplace and read or book or watch a movie. The home is filled with intricate detail and is furnished with interesting furniture and antiques. All bathrooms are recently renovated, you can indulge in a luxurious bath in the claw foot tub or relax in the steam sauna. There is also parking for 4 cars.


The main floor also includes the spa lounge, sunroom, steam room, shower and powder room with a private entrance to the hot tub outside. The spa lounge is a sun filled area where you can enjoy your afternoon tea or relax between the hot tub and steam sauna.


The newly renovated kitchen is perfect for making meals and comfortably sits 8. It is fully equipped and includes a gas/electric Elmira range, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, Keurig coffee maker, electric kettle, teapot, toaster, blender, Instapot, cooking basics, dishware, flatware and sharp knives.

On the 2nd Floor:

The 2nd floor includes 4 bedrooms which comfortably sleeps 9 and 2 bathrooms. Bedrooms all included top quality linens.

Master Bedroom – 1 King Bed

The master bedroom is located at the front of the house and has a memory foam king sized mattress with firm and soft pillows for a restful night’s sleep. The room includes an ensuite bathroom with shower, small sitting area and smart tv. You can also sneak into the small office space with desk, stationary and additional internet connection if you need to check on a few emails.

The Pink Room – 1 Queen Bed

The pink bedroom is located on the North side of the house and has a memory foam queen sized mattress with firm and soft pillows for a restful night’s sleep. There is a small sitting area and smart tv.


The Blue Room – 1 Double Bed

The blue bedroom is located on the South side of the house and has a memory foam double sized mattress with firm and soft pillows for a restful night’s sleep. There is a dresser and smart tv.

The Toile Room – 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

This bedroom is located on the West side of the house and has 1 memory foam double sized mattress and 1 memory foam twin sized mattress both with firm and soft pillows for a restful night’s sleep. There is one dresser.

Main Washroom

Enjoy soaking in the clawfoot tub or use the shower.


Outside you will find a secluded patio, hot tub, gas BBQ, garden furniture, yard games, parking and small pond. There is a beautiful Victorian porch with plenty of seating to enjoy a glass of wine or two.

Guest access

The house sites on a beautiful property steps away to the Lynn Valley Trail. This 12km trail will take you right to Port Dover. There is a beautiful park like yard that is great for relaxing and enjoying nature. You can also spend time relaxing in the private hot tub or by the fire. There is a beautiful Victorian porch with plenty of seating to enjoy a glass of wine or two. Guest have access to the main floor and second floor (the basement is a separate apartment).

Other things to note

In 1877, the house was built by the Cutting family. Immigrating from England they owned and operating The Cutting Hotel in Port Rowan before buying the land that Norfolk House sits on today. In Simcoe, the Cutting family owned and operated the Cutting Lumber Yard which was across the street from the house and you can still see remnants of the old train tracks that passed between the house and lumber yard which supplied lumber across Ontario. They also were involved in building many of the homes on James St. We are the 3rd family to own this property and are honoured to maintain its architectural significance and share its grand beauty with our guests.


  • Free wifi

  • All washrooms include complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hand soap, and hair dryer

  • Linens and towels provided

  • Washer and dryer are provided with laundry detergent for your stay

  • We provide cleaning supplies, vacuum, mop and broom should you need to clean up any spills

  • Keyless entry

  • Exterior security cameras (4, all facing out)

  • Driveway - 4 vehicles (no access to Garage)

  • No access to basement apartment

  • We have worked very hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please respect, care and be mindful of the surrounding neighbors so that guests can continue to enjoy the space for many years to come.

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