Palmers Folly

Holkham, North Norfolk Coast

  • Awaiting Grading
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Exclusive couples retreat tucked away in the woodlands of the prestigious Holkham Estate.

You can book this property from:

  • £865 per week
  • £124 per night
  • Awaiting Grading
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • On one level, no stairs
  • 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


Within the vast grounds of the Holkham Estate, with its grazing deer and peaceful woodland location, Palmers Folly is tucked away on the seldom used Golden Gates Drive. Ideal for couples wanting a romantic getaway to escape from the pace of everyday life. This bijou ground floor studio offers a cosy, relaxing space with a wood burner to warm your toes after a long walk along the beautiful sandy beach flanking the estate. When it’s time to dine, it’s time to be served - elsewhere, off site, in the nearby Victoria Inn or Wells Beach Cafe. Make use of the toaster, kettle and fridge if you really must! The Folly is a Grade ll listed gatehouse with comfortable furnishings and tasteful décor. Quite the exclusive couples retreat, and you can even bring your four-legged friends for company. Shop/Pub: 1.5 miles

One level:
Open plan Sitting area with two comfortable armchairs, freeview TV, wood burner
Kitchen area with toaster, kettle, fridge with freezer compartment along with crockery, cutlery and glasses
Bedroom area with king size bed En-Suite with washbasin and wc and separate shower room

Garden: Lawned area.
Parking: Driveway for one car.
Heating: Electric central heating, wood burner.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst in the surrounding parkland. Please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also provided: Towels. Welcome hamper filled with local goodies. Starter pack of logs for wood burner. A pass that gives free parking at car parks managed by Holkham Enterprises; Holkham Park car park, Wells Town car park, Wells Beach Road car park and Lady Anne's Drive car park. You will also receive 10% discount at the Courtyard Gift Shop and Cafe, entry to Holkham Hall, Holkham Stories Experience and Walled Garden (open 1st April to 31st October), The Lookout and the Beach Cafe at Wells-next-the-Sea.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception – poor.

The Holkham Estate is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to Holkham Hall, which sits proudly at the centre of the Estate with far-reaching views over the 25,000-acres of historic parkland and woodland. One of the region’s finest and most recognisable Palladian country houses and the ancestral home of the Coke family for more than 400 years. 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. Just outside the walls of Holkham Park is Lady Anne’s Drive which leads down to the wide-sweeping sands and big skies of the dog friendly beach, bordered by pine woods. You will also find yourself spoilt for choice when looking to eat out. The Victoria Inn in the Holkham village serves fantastic local, seasonal cuisine from dawn to dusk, whilst lunch can also be enjoyed at the Hall’s Courtyard Cafe or the Beach Cafe slightly further afield in Wells-next-the-Sea. Wells-next-the-Sea is a charming coastal town with its iconic beach huts and picturesque harbour where you can enjoy fresh shellfish or the catch of the day. Other delights nearby are Burnham Market and its sister villages, Brancaster, Cley-next-the-Sea and the town of Holt to name just a few.


Thank you for the perfect getaway to celebrate our wedding.

Past Customer,

Everything but the kitchen sink! Joking aside, it has been a beautiful, peaceful stay. Thank you

Past Customer,

We have visited Holkham for many years for family holidays so it has been lovely to actually stay on the estate. The setting is beautiful and tranquil and the Folly delightful. It is the perfect place to get away from everyday life. We look forward to returning soon.

Past Customer,

We have stayed in this property before and will be re-booking for another stay, it is peaceful and within easy reach of the beach and other locations along the norfolk coast, the property is compact with the only cooking facility a toaster kettle and microwave, that suited our needs and we took along a slow cooker as we didn't want to mix due to health issues and covid situation. It was a lovely break in tune with nature.

Mrs B,

Although we have visited the North Norfolk Coast many times, this was the first stay. We investigated Holkham and the cottage provided the perfect base for that. Perfect for a couple and all as expected from the descriptions and even in late May we made use of the wood stove, nice !

Mr Kevin B,

An idyllic retreat - the perfect break!

June and J,

A really lovely time away from work and everyday life. Beautiful and utterly peaceful. Wonderful trees, birds and skies. All the space & huge landscape is therapeutic and comforting. The welcome hamper was very nice. We enjoyed cycling, walking and Holkham bay is an incredible beach which thankfully swallows up everyone who is also enjoying the beach. A great stay and will recommend to others. A wonderful sense of peace in this long nurtured landscape - friendly jays around the estate & a general openness sharing a historic gem that still lives in the present.

Past Customer,