Reside on one of the country's most magnificent and wondrous estates...
Holkham is a truly unique and very special estate - a heritage, cultural, farming and natural paradise on North Norfolk’s coast - enjoyed by residents, visitors and royalty since 1609. We are delighted to be able to offer you, as a visitor to Norfolk, the rare opportunity to reside within the walls of Holkham Hall, in one of five iconic estate lodges.
The Holkham Lodges...
The Holkham Lodges are each unique to their setting and original purpose, but are at once enchanting and irresistible. All sleeping two, you can choose from the woodland hideaway that is Palmers Folly, the Grade 2 listed and very romantic gatehouse Palmers Lodge, S. S. Teulon-designed South Lodge East and West, and the exemplary Grade 1 listed Triumphal Arch, designed by the renowned architect, William Kent. Which to decide upon? What a wonderful dilemma to have!
Holkham Hall, which sits proudly with far-reaching views over the 25,000-acre estate, is one of the region’s finest and most recognisable Palladian country houses. The ancestral home of the Coke family for more than 400 years, throughout the generations the family has retained their desire, passion and commitment to invest and evolve to ensure the estate remains integral within the local community. Hence, visitors often note they can feel the influences of Humphry Repton and William Kent still at play.
Throughout the year, the hall is host to a variety of discerning cultural offerings, from art exhibitions and live theatre, to concerts in the Marble Hall and festive candlelit tours. In addition to this, the hall is open from April to October, as well as year-round as a venue to the most magical of weddings and ceremonies.
A rich landscape...
The hall, and your lodge of choice, are surrounded by stunning parkland and farmland, including a walled-garden (home to the much celebrated annual North Norfolk Food Festival each September). The grounds are ideal for cycling and feature many themed walks and trails, with bike hire available close to the courtyard, restaurant and gift shop. You can even take to the water on the lake during the warmer months of the year - oh, Mr Darcy!
One of the elements that makes Holkham such an extraordinary place, are the beach and nature reserve that flank the estate to the east and west. The wide-sweeping sands and big skies of the beach - backed by sand dunes, Corsican Pine and Holm Oak - are desired by many prestigious landscape and fashion photographers, tv and film directors (can you picture the last scenes of Gwyneth Paltrow walking across the beach in Shakespeare in Love?). A trip to Norfolk isn’t complete until you have walked in her footsteps and stood in-awe of the never-ending skies and seascape. Surely one of the most magical places on earth.
Head slightly inland, and you’ll find wetland grazing for tens of thousands of migratory birds, ancient woodland, parkland herds of Fallow and Red Deer and other livestock. The most exciting introduction in recent years being the herd of Belted Galloway Cattle, which you will be able to spot when walking along Lady Anne’s drive on your way to the beach.
Field to fork...
The Holkham estate runs a very successful and diverse agricultural enterprise, underpinned by strong environmental, ecological and welfare values. Much of what the farmland produces, both in terms of cropping and livestock, is evident in the local produce and hand-crafted menus available throughout the county. The close relationship the estate has with local producers including cheesemaker Catherine Temple, brewers Adnams and Malt Coast, and charcutier Norfolk Charcuterie, has resulted in a raft of award-winning foods, including the highly-esteemed Great Taste Awards. The incredible range of produce is none more evident that at the distinguished and popular Victoria Inn, which sits at the gates of the hall and offers a fresh, local and seasonal menu. You can also learn about the historical significance of the agricultural estate at the hall’s engaging ‘Field to Fork’ experience.
You would think that staying on the estate alone would be enough. However, we wish for you to experience as much of what Holkham has to offer as you can during your stay. Therefore, you will also be provided with the following extra touches:
- parking passes for the park and beach
- 10% discount at The Victoria Inn
- 10% discount at The Beach Cafe in Wells-next-the-Sea
- 10% saving in The Courtyard Gift Shop and Café in Holkham park
- 10% off standard admission to Holkham Hall, Field to Fork Experience and the Walled Garden during the visitor season from April to October (we would advise you check details of opening times for each attraction on the main Holkham website)
- Complimentary continental breakfast at your property for you to enjoy on the first morning of your stay
We do hope you decide to treat yourself with a stay in one of the decadent Holkham Lodges - you will be promised of a rewarding, memorable and life-enhancing retreat.
Please click on any of the links below to read more about each of the lodges.
Escape to this exquisitely romantic, 18th century, Grade I listed retreat. Sleeping two and welcoming your furry friends too, The Triumphal Arch is a wonderful, award-winning property nestled in the parkland of Holkham Hall. Enjoy walks from the door, dine at The Victoria and explore Norfolk's expansive coastline.Read More
A boutique bolthole for two, Palmers Folly is tucked away on the private Golden Gate Drive to the east side of the Estate. Ideal for those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this retreat offers ultimate tranquillity as well as the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of this iconic stately home.Read More
This is a dream of a property, with vaulted ceilings in the living area and the most romantic of bedrooms. Palmers Lodge is a stylish haven for those wanting to retreat together, soak up the heritage and lose themselves for a while. Sleeping two and welcoming dogs, this Grade II listed gem is a discerning choice.Read More
Ideally situated on the Southern Border of the Estate, South Lodge West enjoys beautiful views from its ornate, detailed windows. Hop on a bike to explore the surrounding countryside and coast, or light the woodburner and enjoy this cosy retreat no matter the time of year. Pure bliss.Read More
South Lodge East dates back to 1847 and has been recent;y restored offering a fabulous contrasting mix of traditional interiors with contemporary colour. A unique chance to stay on the Holkham Estate; make this fabulously distinctive property on the coast your base for exploring the beautiful sandy beaches and local attractions.Read More