Please note that The Cottage will not be available in its own right from 2019 but can be booked as part of Hales Hall Estate (1764)
Pretty as a picture, this delightful cottage dates back to the 15th Century and as part of Hales Hall, was awarded first prize by the Campaign for the Protection of Royal England in 2014. With its own private walled courtyard garden and further lawns with lovely views over undulating farmland, this cosy and characterful cottage, with rooms named after historical associations with Hales, features lead light windows, oak paneling and timbers throughout and is a super holiday home-from-home. Roses round the door welcome you into this tranquil retreat where family and friends can unwind and relax in an idyllic cottage that takes you back to a more erstwhile era but has all the creature comforts for modern day living. Shop: 0.7 miles Pub: 1.9 miles
Sitting/Dining Room with comfortable seating, TV with Sky HD package, iPod dock, WiFi, refectory-style dining table and chairs.
Kitchen with electric cooker, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
Bedroom - Jabez with a 4’ single bed, plus single truckle bed
Rear Entrance Hall with the original wattle and daub ceiling
Bedroom 2 - Blickling with a king-size bed and countryside views
Bedroom 3 - Erasmus with a king-size bed and garden views
Family Bathroom with a claw ball roll top bath, separate shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and hand-held attachment, free-standing washbasin and wc
Garden: walled shingle garden with table and chairs leading round a yew hedge to a further lawned area with barbeque.
Parking: Private parking for 3-4 cars.
Heating: Gas Central Heating.
Also provided: Towels. Books and games. Hairdryer. Welcome tray.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Some duvets and pillows are feather-filled. Mobile reception – good.
Security Deposit: A refundable security deposit of £350 is required two weeks prior to the start of your holiday, payable to Norfolk Cottages.
Events: Hales Hall has a Great Barn that on occasion is used for wedding events but guests are welcome to stay at The Cottage if it is available. During these events the gardens in and around the Hall are used for a short while for photography with the wedding party only. If you would like to book The Cottage during an event in the Great Barn, a discount rate is available please contact Norfolk Cottages for full details.
Additional Properties: The Cottage is bookable with additional properties; The Gatehouse (1751) sleeping 2 and Hales Hall (1750) sleeping 14. All 3 properties can be booked together for exclusive use of the location, see listing 1764 for full details.
Set in unspoilt and gently undulating countryside, dotted with farms and woodland, this part of south Norfolk has much to offer the visitor. With walks from the Hall itself it is easy to escape everyday life for a while and immerse yourself in nature’s back yard and when you want to go further and explore, The Broads National Park and fantastic sandy east coast beaches are just a short drive away. For a more novel route to The Broads, take the Reedham Chain Ferry across the River Yare; explore the waterways on foot or take to a kayak or canoe, bird watch on the way and don’t forget the picnic! This is great cycling country too, being such a flat landscape under Norfolk’s wide blue skies, there is a special calmness to this area that is unbeatable. The beaches on the east coast are not to be missed, sandy and long, they are great family playgrounds that are often underpopulated, even in the summer. For those who enjoy arts and culture with a bit of retail therapy thrown in, Norwich is a beautiful city to discover just 12 miles away `and history buffs will enjoy a visit to Norwich Castle whilst here. Being a foodie county with a growing reputation there are some great pubs, restaurants, cafés and farm shops to find and if you want to just stay put you can even have vintage tea delivered to your door! There is something for everyone here in this lesser-known part of the county and it’s just waiting to be discovered.
- Sleeps 5
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Pet free property
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Bed linen included
- Towels included
- Washing machine
- No smoking
- 13.5 miles from the coast
- 1.9 miles from nearest pub
- 0.7 mile from nearest shop