The Old School House

Matlaske, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

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

You can book this property from:

  • £836 per week
  • £119 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Owner does occasionally bring a dog to the property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Built in around 1860 this former school and headmasters house, was converted into three homes in 1980, number three is at the northerly end and over the last year has undergone a further extensive renovation making it a spacious, comfortable home. The character has been retained, with high ceilings, exposed beams and original door steps that have been worn my hundreds of little feet over the years. The former school room is now the main living area with comfy seating around the fire, a large dining table and chairs for lazy meals and the musical among you can entertain everyone on the upright piano. There are super views over the surrounding farmland from the house and garden, deer can often be seen, while overhead buzzards and red kites soar. An attractive garden surrounds the property with a couple of seating areas perfect for alfresco dining. Shops/Pubs: 2 miles

Ground Floor:
Open plan sitting/dining room the former school room now has comfortable seating, Smart TV, DVD player, dining table and six chairs, upright piano and open fire.
Kitchen with built-in electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Cloakroom with washbasin and wc
Bedroom 1 with king-size bed and En-Suite shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

First Floor:
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath with hand held shower attachment, washbasin and wc

Garden: Main garden with lawn, patio and south facing sun shelter/dining area. To the front, a small west facing lawned terrace, a super space to watch the sunset. Further gravelled area with wood store and bike storage.
Parking: Driveway parking for two cars.
Heating: Oil central heating. Open fire with starter pack.
Also provided: Towels. WiFi. Books and games. Welcome pack. USB charging points in most mains sockets in most rooms.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception – variable. Owner does occasionally bring a dog to the property

The village of Matlaske is set in delightful rolling countryside ideal for walking and cycling. Just five miles due south of the seaside town of Sheringham and a mere four miles from the historic Georgian market town of Holt. Baconsthorpe with its castle is a neighbouring village and the castle is well worth a visit. Itteringham is another nearby village and has a well-stocked shop selling local produce and the village pub/restaurant is a great place for lunch or dinner. Blicking Hall, a beautiful National Trust property is also close by, the hall, gardens and parkland are all great places to visit, cycle hire is available here and the lake provides a tranquil place to watch the world go by or to do a spot of fishing.


Fantastic property - spacious house in a great location with a beautiful garden. We absolutely loved staying here and enjoyed having family over for a BBQ in the garden. The owners provided a lovely welcome basket which was full of Norfolk-based items which was really thoughtful. Would definitely stay again

Dr W,

Characterful property in a quiet location but close to lots of places to visit. The house was lovely, spacious, clean and eclectic mix of furniture and styles. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here and would not hesitate to recommend.

Mrs B,

What a treat to be able to stay in this lovely cottage at the end of lockdown! We had so much fun visiting friends and having Tapas at the Walpole Arms. Such a special part of Norfolk. We can’t wait to come back.

Previous Customer,