Discover Bodham House, Bodham
Published: Thursday 31st May 2018
Written by: Georgia Dawson
North Norfolk has so much to offer, come Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. Gorgeous diverse coastlines and pretty villages dot this area of Norfolk, making it a truly wonderful place to visit. Bodham is a lovely north Norfolk village, situated between Holt and Cromer, with a good pub and just a short drive from coast.
Bodham House, located just over two miles from the coast, is a gorgeous former Victorian Rectory which sleeps 12. The house is a newly refurbished, but much loved, family home which boasts spacious rooms and grounds. The house has a slightly elevated setting which allows you to gaze across the stunning Norfolk landscape and watch some beautiful sunsets too.
On the ground floor of Bodham House, you’ll be greeted by a large entrance hall with a staircase which leads you up to the first floor. When exploring the ground floor, you’ll find the drawing room, complete with a wood burner, comfortable seating, Smart TV and beautiful, far reaching views of the Norfolk countryside. The drawing room is perfect for curling up on a chilly morning with a hot drink, admiring the countryside as the sun rises above the trees.
The dining room on the ground floor has a lovely dining table with chairs, an open fire place and more wonderful countryside views. The dining room is ideal for enjoying a delicious family meal in front of the open crackling fire of an evening. The dining room has a door leading through to the kitchen, where you’ll find an electric two-hob Aga, electric cooker, fridge with icebox, microwave, dishwasher, dresser and a breakfast table and chairs.
There is also a sitting room/library on the ground floor, displaying a range of beautiful books and comfortable sofas, and a music/games room with a classic upright piano, books and games suitable for all ages. To complete the downstairs of Bodham House, there is a cloakroom with a w/c and washbasin, and a utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer.
Heading up to the first floor of Bodham House, you’ll find a staircase landing with the first bedroom, complete with two twin beds, a feature fireplace and a lovely porthole window. Five more bedrooms can be discovered on the first floor, all with gorgeous countryside views. The bedrooms are ideal for all the family, with three twin-bed bedrooms, two bedrooms with super king-sized beds, and one bedroom with a double bed.
A family bathroom lies on the first floor, with a bath, hand-held shower attachment, w/c and washbasin. The shower can be found its designated room, alongside a washbasin and w/c.
A delightful 1.5 acre lawned garden surrounds the house, perfect for those warm, summer days where the kids can run around while the adults cook up a barbecue. A tennis court is even available during the summer months of June until September, located behind the yew hedging at the back of the house. Time to get out your rackets in preparation for endless summer afternoons playing tennis. Also, no need to leave your four-legged furry friends at home. Bodham House welcomes two well-behaved dogs.
Bodham Village Hall hosts a wide variety of fantastic events that are suitable for all ages, such as quiz nights and film nights. Bodham also has a brilliant playing field with outdoor gym equipment, ideal for taking the kids for a run around. The Bodham Croquet Club is home to the Bodham Big Weekend, an annual event for the whole family. The local Bodham pub, The Red Hart, is a welcoming, traditional village pub which serves delicious food.
Bodham is only a 15 minute drive from the stunning salt marshes at Cley-next-the-sea and the iconic pier at Cromer. Even closer, the wonderful cliffs of Weybourne are just a 5 minute drive away and the lovely Blue Flag beach of Sheringham is just 10 minutes away. Bodham is an ideal location for exploring the North Norfolk Coast; spend your days building sandcastles on the beaches or pop on your comfy boots and head out for a walk along the Norfolk Coastal Path.
Amazona Zoo, located in Cromer, is a fantastic day out for all the family. Over 200 South American animals call Cromer their home, including Geoffrey’s spider monkeys, chilean flamingos, jaguars and caiman.
If history is more your thing, take a visit to the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate. Family events are often held here throughout the year. Also owned by the National Trust is Sheringham Park, which has acres to wander and explore. Sheringham is also home to the North Norfolk Railway (aka The Poppy Line), where you can hop on a steam train to the elegant Georgian town of Holt.