Pilgrims House

Bacton, East Norfolk Coast

  • 5 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 27th August 2022 in our Last Minute Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £2,536 per week
  • £362 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 king/super-king beds
  • 2 double beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 7 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Cycling


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Please note, stag and hen parties are not permitted at this property.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Pilgrim House is an impressive 16th Century Grade II listed property, standing on the same complex as Pilgrims Holiday Cottages in the heart of Bacton. The house has been extensively renovated and now offers super accommodation in six bedrooms all with en-suite facilities. While there are modern bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and a very impressive technology package the overall character of this lovely house has been retained. With a wealth of beams, original fireplaces and a room with some 11th century stone pamments from the ruins of nearby Bromholme Priory. There is an onsite heated indoor pool and you can also use the communal games room and mini gym. If you are a larger party the other Pilgrim cottages can be booked enabling parties of up to thirty guests to holiday together. Shop/Pub: 0.5 miles

Mini gym

Ground Floor:
Kitchen with two built-in electric ovens, electric range cooker with six burner gas hob, combination microwave, large fridge, large freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, rinser tap, Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother. Table and eight chairs.
Dining Room with dining table and twelve chairs, Dimplex Opti mist electric fire and hostess trolley
Sitting room has exposed beams, comfortable seating, SMART TV with SKY and Apple TV, gas fired wood burner style fire
The Library is a large room with built in book cases and wine cabinet, leather Chesterfield sofa and chairs, projector and screen, TV with Apple TV and Playstation plus a piano.
Utility/Boot Room/Cloakroom with washing machine, tumble dryer, Belfast sink, wc and shoe cleaner.
Bedroom 1 - The Snug has a 4’6” double bed, wall mounted SMART TV. En-suite with shower, washbasin and wc

First Floor:
Bedroom 2The Princess has a super king bed which converts to twin beds, please request on booking, wall mounted SMART TV, step up into The Smugglers Room which is a Jack & Jill bathroom complete with a roll top bath and hand held telephone style spray attachment, wash basin, wc, and under floor heating. Door leading to landing
Bedroom 3The Canary has a king size bed, wall mounted SMART TV and an En-suite with shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 4 - Danny Boy has twin beds which convert to a super king bed, please request on booking, there is a wall mounted SMART TV and there is an En-suite with shower, wash basin and wc
Bedroom 5 - The Master has a king size sleigh bed, with a pop up SMART TV in foot board, entrance to this room is via an elegant en-suite bathroom with a corner Jacuzzi bath with coloured lighting, double wash basins and wc - under floor heating

Second floor – short flight of steep stairs
Bedroom 6The Look Out – tucked under the eaves you are an the top of the house – 4’6” double bed with pop up SMART TV in foot board, En-suite with shower, washbasin and wc.,

Swimming Pool: At the centre of the complex a 16th Century Grade II listed, thatched barn houses a large 13 x 5 metre heated indoor swimming pool and has exposed beams and stained glass windows, with sauna, showers and wc. The pool, with an average year round temperature of 30c is available for each cottage with an allocated time each day between 08.00hr to 18.00hrs, All other times the pool may be booked at a discounted price of £8 per half hour (normally £10) with the complex manager.  Mini gym in the conservatory attached to the swimming pool.  No children under 16 years old.
Laundry: The laundry is on the ground floor of the old gig house next to the manager’s office. With washing machine, tumble dryer, irons and ironing boards for guests to use free of charge. Plus an ice machine for all to use.

 Games room: On the first floor of the old gig house with an air hockey/pool table and table football. Plus floor standing arcade games.  Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Bike Shed: Lockable bike storage available next to the Manager’s Office
Garden: Fully enclosed walled garden a few steps away from house with lawn, patio, gas barbecue, table and chairs
Parking: Designated space in car park for two large cars. Further roadside parking in Abbey street opposite the property available. 
Heating: Gas central heating combination of radiators and underfloor
Also provided: Towels. Books and games. Radio. All bedrooms have SMART TV’s with Netflix, Amazon prime, and access to shared film library (up to 3,000 films available)
Notes: Stag and hen parties are not permitted at this property. This is a non smoking property and pets are also not accepted. Mobile reception – variable. Children must be supervised at all times when close to water.

Once an important place of pilgrimage, the ruins of Bromholm Priory are still to be seen in Bacton today. The Priory was built in 1113 AD by William de Glanville and was home to the Cluniacs, the Black Monks who purchased a piece of the True Cross, the Bromholm Roode. Ensuing miracles ensured visits by many thousands of pilgrims including King Henry III. The Priory was mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Domesday Book, and was the subject of a prediction in Mother Shipton's Almanac. Today the coastal village opens its doors to the 21st century pilgrims who visit for their holidays. They enjoy the friendly village atmosphere and the sandy beaches, which are often quiet even in the height of summer. There is a good range of local amenities including a pub and shop nearby, a children's playground.


We greatly enjoyed our week in this spacious and atmospheric 16th Cent house located close to the beach. It is remarkably well-equipped throughout, has sole access to a private garden, and to the indoor swimming pool and sauna….. and there is plenty to see and do in the local area. Strongly recommended.

Mr R,

We stayed at Pilgrim House for a long weekend. The property was ready, clean and tidy for our arrival along with a really thoughtful welcome basket. All instructions were to hand and everything worked perfectly. The pool was lovely and the beach a stones throw away and deserted. Would definitely come again. Thank you for making our stay the best

Mrs R,

Very good position for visiting Norfolk. Lovely secluded garden with large gas bbq. Gas was supplied. The house has everything and more. Every room has own en suite. Plenty of parking. Fabulous pool and sauna where each accommodation is allocated a time everyday. Great arrival package. Very generous. A small supermarket, fish and chip shop and Chinese about 10 minute walk and a lovely cafe 5 minutes away. Would return .

Mrs F,

We had a wonderful stay at Pilgrims House, The house is so well equipped and Nikki the property manager was so helpful and friendly as is everyone in the area. We had car trouble whilst we were there and the nice guy at the garage jump started our car and also went out of his way to fix it quickly for us ! Having the beach 5 minutes walk away and private access to the gorgeous pool was also amazing! We would definitely come again!

Mrs G,

We were a family of ten, adults and smaller children. We enjoyed our week. Pilgrim House has lots of space and is very comfortable. The garden, although not right adjacent, is good, likewise the swimming pool. The beach is a short walk away.

Mr G,