South Lodge West

Holkham, North Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Special OfferUp to 15% off Special Offer Discount - selected dates
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You can book this property from:

  • £872 per week
  • £125 per night
  • 4 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Electric car charging point
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Electric car charging point

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: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


South Lodge West dates back to 1847 and was designed by well-known architect, S. S. Teulon. After some years of disrepair, the lodge has been restored and once again stands as sentinel, along with South Lodge East (ref:2026), to Holkham Hall on the Holkham Estate. The perfect retreat for a wander down to the beach during the Summer months or to cosy up inside by the wood burner during the cooler climes. There’s a petite kitchen area with microwave, kettle and toaster otherwise encouraging you to enjoy the delicious and plentiful eateries of Wells, The Burnhams and beyond. Relaxing and switching off from the everyday is difficult to resist. If you’re feeling energetic, explore the far-reaching parkland that will be on your doorstep; ideal for long walks or cycling around the lake whilst the deer herd look on, with bike hire available on the Estate. Shop/Pub: 5 miles

One level:
Open plan Sitting area with comfortable seating, freeview TV, DVD player, wood burner Kitchen area with microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with freezer compartment 
Bedroom with a king size bed
Bathroom with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

Garden: Enclosed lawned area with garden furniture. 
Parking: Private parking for two cars. 
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. Gift bag. WiFi at the property is dial up speed only. Starter pack of briquettes for wood burner. A pass that gives free parking at car parks managed by Holkham Enterprises; Holkham Park car park, Wells Freeman St 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 – variable. Please see upcoming Estate Events here.  The southern entrance has occasional agricultural traffic and, being in the park, is in an area that is actively managed for game shooting. 

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 lunch and dinner service, whilst lunch can also be enjoyed at the Hall’s Courtyard Cafe or the Beach Cafe charming further afield in Wells-next-the-Sea. Wells-next-the-Sea is a lively 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.


It was not very clear that there wasn’t a oven or hob. I had checked before leaving and had seen there was so I brought food to cook and had to throw away. Also a table and chairs would have been nice. However we still had a wonderful stay.

Mrs Trish B,

The lodge was very clean, the bed and bedding very comfortable and luxurious. The kitchen area was small which was a shame but, if you're not intending to cook or, you arrive in summer months, eating outside would be fine. The estate is beautiful and all staff we met were really helpful and friendly.

Mrs Lynne W,

We found the settee extremely uncomfortable and with no other chairs to sit on it was not great. Would have liked a small ringed cooker so we could have cooked breakfast. The bed was not big enough for 2 large adults. We did not feel that the lodge was large enough for 2 adults and 2 large dogs. But overall it was a fabulous week and we would definitely book again but in a larger property

Mrs Jacqueline S,

A lovely little property in a magnificent setting. Great communication from booking to check in. Really good customer journey experience throughout. Constructive feedback would be to have better WiFi and a foldable drainer for the kitchen sink to help when drying dishes.

Mrs Geri M,

Did find that only having a microwave was inconvenient as we didn’t want to eat out all the time. But the position and the general condition of the Lodge was excellent. Holkham Hall was wonderful and having the ability to be able to park with the pass was really good. The welcome pack was beyond expectations too.

Previous Customer,

Beautiful location excellent holiday

Mrs Joanne S,

Truly delighted!

Mrs Claire P,

There was no hob or oven and this should have been made clear at the outset.

Mr Arnold W,

Over bombarded with unnecessary emails and texts! Especially regarding the time to leave by, on our last day!!!

Mr David C,

With the location this would be an ideal luxury break. The goodie box was a waste of time with no essentials, not even milk. A small combined oven hob would have been useful. The sofa was awful. I understand location as a selling point but a few little changes and I would be coming back time and time again,

Mr Mark P,

I don't remember seeing that the wifi was dial up only when we booked but really not worth having. The book that provides details of the cottage stated something about making sure you log out of netflix if you use it but I'm not sure how anyone could use netflix on the tv currently in the cottage, not sure if has recently been changed so maybe it should be updated. The food package that greeted us was nice but would have be good to include some milk although I appreciate not everyone drinks milk these days so a difficult one to balance. If asked then yes I would but it's not something I tend to do just in case what I experience is not what they experience.

Mr Caroline H,

We loved the location and the area was great for dogs and walking. We also were glad of the parking/hotel and shops discount card and the free electric charging point. Down side - no direct access to the garden, meant coat and shoes and leads on dogs first thing to get them outside. No oven meant having to eat out a lot, although the Victoria does do lovely meals.

Mrs Sue C,

WiFi connection very unreliable. My husband connected to South Lodge East; I had no night no tv connection. Coffee table in sitting area past sell by date. Would have been nice to have cooker hob and larger freezer space. (Corner where fridge is could house small fridge freezer if the small bit of work top removed. Overall very pleased, thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

Previous Customer,

Very impressed with the communication and clear instructions from this company

Mrs Joanne H,

Loved the cottage in a beautiful location. It was lovely, clean and comfortable and the food gifts were appreciated. It was a pleasure to stay in such an historical setting and we will hopefully return. Thank you.

Mrs Jacqueline S,

Booked for our son's wedding at the Marble hall at Holkham which was fantastic. We loved being on the estate in our own cosy lodge. The cottage was very clean and well equipped and a lovely touch with the welcome pack, beds were super comfortable too. The cottage was much bigger than we expected , nice to have a the water softener too. Location - just spoilt for choice, hired E-bikes for most of our stay and cycled to Wells next the Sea. Wood burner was great, felt like a real home from home. Estate staff were super friendly and helpful, a hidden gem! We will be back!

Past Customer,

This is a lovely property, just the right size for 2 (and a dog). It was nice and clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The location is great - good places on the doorstep for walking the dog and an enclosed garden (although not accessible directly from the property). Lots of dog friendly eateries nearby. The Victoria was lovely with great food and friendly staff. The Golden Fleece in Wells also served great food and staff were really nice. Lots to do in the surrounding area and lots to see in Holkham itself too.

Mrs S,