Vicarage House

Great Hockham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

  • 5 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Celebrate special occasions in this magnificent country house. If you only require use of the main house (sleeping nine), please contact us and we can offer you reduced rates.

You can book this property from:

  • £8,295 per week
  • £1,185 per night
  • 5 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

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


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


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


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 38 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 6 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


This stunning and luxurious family holiday home is set in six acres of landscaped gardens surrounded by Norfolk countryside. The accommodation comprises the main house and a separate pool house, sleeping up to 15 guests. Each bedroom has been beautifully designed with tasteful furnishing and comfortable pocket-sprung beds. With four reception areas and an additional games room, there is plenty of space to keep everyone entertained. If you’re bursting with energy, swim lengths in the heated outdoor swimming pool, explore the surrounding trails on bicycles provided or let off some steam on the tennis court. For those that like a slower pace on holiday, find shade or sun on one of four terraces with glass in hand. Every detail has been thought of here, whether it’s a stocked larder cupboard, access to a vast DVD collection, coffee machine with pods or luxury toiletries, you’ll be sure to find everything you need at this perfect retreat. Pub: within walking distance Shop: 6 miles

The Main House
Ground Floor:
Kitchen/Dining with six hob range, combi-microwave, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, warming drawer, coffee machine, bottle fridge, seating for 12 and Smart TV
Dining Room with large table seating 15 and decorated in exquisite, hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper
Sitting Room with comfortable seating for six, TV with DVD player, DVD and Book library and open fire
Drawing Room with sofas and arm chairs to seat 15, open fire, large French doors onto a generous terrace with the walled garden beyond
Utility Room with two washing machines, two tumble dryers, dishwasher and sink with filtered water tap
Larder Room with extra crockery and second fridge/freezer
Cloakroom with washbasin and wc

First Floor:
The Red Bedroom with super king bed which can be converted into twin beds (please request upon booking) En-suite with large walk-in shower, washbasin and wc
The Butterfly Bedroom with super king bed which can be converted into twin beds (please request upon booking), small single bed off this room suitable for a child (available on request) En-suite with large walk-in shower, washbasin and wc
The Teal Bedroom with super king bed and is en-suite to the family bathroom
The Cream Bedroom with super king bed which can be converted into twin beds (please request upon booking)
The Lilac Bedroom with single bed
The Family Bathroom with bath and double sink vanity unit

The Pool House
Kitchen/Dining/Living Area with oven and hob, fridge, coffee machine, dining table and chairs for six, two comfortable sofas and large bi-folding glass doors to the pool
The Tulip Bedroom with super king bed which can be converted into twin beds and TV with DVD player
The Taupe Bedroom with double bed and TV with DVD player
Shower Room with shower, basin and wc. Shared with Tulip and Taupe bedrooms
The Checked Bedroom with king-size bed and TV
Shower Room with large walk-in shower, basin and wc. Direct access from the Pool allows you to take a shower after your swim
Games Room with wood burning stove, sofas, armchairs, bean bags, DVD player, Sony Wii and PS4 attached to large screen TV, ping pong table, children's board games and toys

Garden: Includes classic borders, colourful roses, a topiary garden and acres of lawn. Four patios in total, one beside the kitchen with a large 15-seater teak table with rattan dining chairs and two barbecues. Another with a round rattan table with circular rattan seats for 10 in the Walled Garden. Within the six acres is a five-a-side football pitch with goal posts, herb garden and vegetable garden with produce for guests.
Tennis Court: Private tennis court.
Swimming Pool: Heated outdoor swimming pool available April through to October.
Parking: Driveway for five plus cars.
Heating: Oil Central Heating, two open fires, wood burning stove.
Pets: Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also provided: Towels. Luxury toiletries. Fire starter packs. WiFi. Books and games. DVDs. Radio. Bicycles, Tennis rackets and balls, Travel Cot. Highchair. Stairgate.
Extras: A private chef can be hired for your stay whether it’s for one-off celebrations or your entire holiday. Please arrange directly with the owners.
Special offer: Discount available for up to nine guests - not using The Pool House. Guests will still have access to the Games Room through the French doors from the garden and also the pool, tennis court and bikes. Please call us on 01263 715779 for more information. 
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception – good. Children should always be supervised when close to the pool.

Great Hockham is in the centre of the Brecklands, an area of environmental importance, and within 500m of the house is Thetford Forest Park - 50,000 acres of woodland offering bike and walking trails, Segway hire and a high wire experience. The village has a pub serving traditional pub food and offers a selection of local ales. The local shops can be found at Watton, a market town 6 miles away. Banham Zoo with over 2,000 animals from around the world is just a 20 minute drive. The Georgian Norfolk town of Wymondham is a 15 minute drive and offers a variety of boutiques and gift shops. The City of Norwich beckons visitors with its 900-year old cathedral, its Norman castle and one of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in the country. The Georgian town of Bury St Edmunds is close by and Newmarket, with its two racecourses and busy racing calendar, is a 30 minute drive. The famous beaches of Brancaster and Holkham are about 30 miles away and absolutely worth the drive.