For larger parties, family gatherings and special occasions Hales Hall offers the perfect solution for an exclusive stay in holiday homes that are unique to the county. Grade I listed you are bound to be impressed by the architectural splendour and beautiful surroundings of these Tudor buildings, which offer a wide choice of living spaces and bedroom configurations to suit your party group. Built in 1478 by Sir James Hobart, Attorney General to Henry VII and awarded first prize by the Campaign for the Protection of Royal England in 2014 the Hall, Gatehouse and Cottage are idyllic and characterful and there is also the conversion of a small barn, The Garden Rooms, with further accommodation. If you are planning a large event, the stunning Tudor Great Barn is available for weddings, family celebrations or lavish weekends of your choice! Shop: 0.7 miles Pub: 1.9 miles
HALES HALL – sleeps 14 (please see listing 1750 for full details)
Two Drawing Rooms with plenty of comfortable seating, open fire, Blu-tooth music system, Entrance Hall with Boot Room and Cloakroom with washbasin and wc. Dining Hall with fireplace and table and chairs. Kitchen/Dining Room 38’ long with 4-oven AGA, built-in electric cooker, gas hob, larder cupboard, two dishwashers, American-style fridge/freezer, refectory table and chairs. Access to Laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Music Room 33’ long with plenty of comfortable seating, Steck mini grand piano, card table and chairs. Reading Landing with seating, garden and countryside views.
Bedroom 1 - Sir James Hobart with a super king-size bed, which can be made into twin beds, please request on booking. Bedroom 2 - Countess of Suffolk with a king-size bed. Bedroom 3 - Prudence with a 4’ double bed. Bedroom 4 - Lady Dionysia with a king-size bed and En-Suite Bathroom with claw foot roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, marble washbasin and wc. Family Bathroom with a claw foot roll top bath, marble washbasin, bidet and wc. Walk-in Wet Room with fixed rainfall shower head, hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and wc.
Landing Sitting Room with seating, books and games. Reading Landing with seating. Bedroom 5 - Sir Francis Bacon with a king-size bed. Bedroom 6 - Sir James Read with a super king-size bed and En-Suite Bathroom with claw foot roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, marble top washbasin and wc. Bedroom 7 - The Longe Room with a super king-size bed and En-Suite Shower Room with large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, marble top washbasin, bidet and wc. Family Bathroom with claw foot roll top bath, separate shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and hand-held shower attachment, marble top washbasin
THE GATEHOUSE – sleeps 2
Sitting Room with comfortable seating and rocking chair, dining table and chairs with moat views, woodburner . Kitchen with Locanche range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and American-style fridge freezer. Shower Room with large walk-in shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom - The King's Room with a four poster king-size bed and claw foot roll top bath with hand-held shower attachment, set on a raised dias.
THE COTTAGE – sleeps 5
Sitting/Dining Room with comfortable seating, iPod dock, 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. 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. 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
THE GARDEN ROOMS – sleeps 4 (please see listing 1750 for full details)
These bedrooms have minimal self-catering facilities and are bookable only as additional bedrooms to the Hall.
Bedroom - Lady Marjorie with a king-size bed and En-Suite Shower Room with a large walk-in shower with rainfall shower and hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and wc.
Bedroom 2 - Thomas de Brotherton with a king-size bed and En-Suite Shower Room with a large walk-in shower with rainfall shower and hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and wc.
Garden: extensive grounds and meadows of 9 acres with lawns, topiary, a small moat, cottage garden planting, numerous seating areas and barbeques.
Parking: Private parking for up to 12 cars.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Hales Hall only, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Heating: Gas central heating, underfloor heating, open fires, woodburners.
Also provided: Towels. Books and games. Hairdryers. Welcome trays. WiFi. TV’s in all properties with Sky HD package.
Notes: All properties are non-smoking. Some duvets and pillows are feather-filled. Mobile reception – variable.
Security Deposits: a security deposit of £1,600 is required in advance of your holiday, payable to Norfolk Cottages.
Housekeeping: Housekeeping services are provided for all 3 properties twice a week on a Monday and Wednesday during your stay.
Events: On occasion the Great Barn in the grounds of The Hall is used for wedding events but guests are welcome to stay if the properties are available. During these events the topiary gardens are used for a short while for photography with the wedding party only. If you would like to book during an event in the Great Barn, a discount rate is available please contact Norfolk Cottages 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 25
- 13 Bedrooms
- 11 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets welcome
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Bed linen included
- Towels included
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- No smoking
- 13.5 miles from the coast
- 1.9 miles from nearest pub
- 0.7 mile from nearest shop