- 3 BR
- Sleeps 5
- from £ /wk
This little cottage, on the grounds of Hales Hall, has an almost dreamy quality to it. A Tudor building, Grade I listed and of historical significance (it was built in 1478 by Henry VII’s attorney general, Sir James Hobart), it’s also a great escape for a family or small group of friends. The property is surrounded in expansive grounds and is well located for exploring Norfolk. It’s a lovely vacation home rental in England that sleeps five guests, but the estate can accommodate larger groups.
This is a beautiful cottage for a family wanting to explore the wilds of Norfolk. Located on a 15th-century estate and surrounded in rolling countryside and farmland, it’s within easy distance of the Broads, east coast beaches and the city of Norwich. But it would be easy to stay put and enjoy the cottage and its idyllic setting.
The cottage sleeps five guests in three bedrooms, one single on the ground floor and two doubles upstairs. Each has its own character, and views of the surrounding garden and undulating farmland.
Details we like include brick exterior walls with pretty climbing roses, a private walled courtyard garden, original wattle-and-daub ceilings in parts of the home, wooden beams, original wooden doors and striking tiled floors. The estate’s gardens are also delightful – with nine acres of lawns, orchard, topiary, seating areas, barbecues, and even a small moat.
There are two additional residences on the estate that, combined, sleep 25 guests – making it great for weddings and other events. For larger events, there’s also the Great Barn, which at 184ft is the largest brick-built Tudor barn in England.
The bathroom has a claw-ball roll-top bath, a separate shower cubicle with rainfall showerhead, and underfloor heating. The combined sitting/dining room opens into the garden, and has a TV with Sky HD package. The kitchen has an electric cooker, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. There is gas central heating. Welcome trays, towels, hairdryers, books and games are provided. There is Wifi, as well as private parking for up to 12 cars.
Hales Hall is located just south of the small market town of Loddon, and about 15 miles southeast of Norwich. The property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, farms and woodland, and is just a short drive from the Broads National Park and spectacular (often unpopulated) sandy beaches. Southwold, on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, is about 17 miles away.
For a novel route to the Broads, the owners suggest taking the Reedham Chain Ferry across the River Yare. Explore the waterways on foot or take to a kayak or canoe. This is also a great region for exploring by bike.
For arts and culture (or retail therapy), the cathedral city of Norwich is within easy reach. And the region has a growing reputation for food – with great pubs and restaurants, cafes and farm shops. The market towns of Beccles and Bungay are both 5 miles away. The nearest shop is 0.7 miles away, and the nearest pub 1.9 miles.
Loddon, Norfolk, England, UK. Nearest airport: Norwich (c. 15 miles).
BEST TIME TO VISIT: The garden is beautiful in summer, countryside walks and fireside comfort, meadows and woodland bursting into life in the spring, and local produce at its best in the autumn.
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|Bed Type||2 kings, 1 single|
|Accommodate||Sleeps 5 guests|
|Pet friendly||Please inquire|
|Rates||Rates start at £585 for 3 nights and £780 for 7 nights in low season. See rate table for further details.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|View||Private courtyard garden|
The property is non-smoking. Some duvets and pillows are feather-filled.
Check in: 4pm
Check out: 4pm
Security deposit: £350
Cancellation policy: If you are forced to cancel your holiday you must inform BoutiqueHomes as soon as possible. The day we receive your notice to cancel is the date on which we will cancel your booking with the owner. Depending on your reason for cancellation, you may, at our discretion, receive a refund of all money you have paid to us for your booking less the booking fee (if applicable), any credit-card charges, and a handling charge of £60. In all other cases, you will remain liable for full payment unless we are able to re-let all or part of the period booked, in which case BoutiqueHomes will consider a refund, less the booking fee (if applicable), any credit-card charges, and a handling charge of £90.
Dates for 2018
|3 nights total||7 nights total|
25 to 31 May
13 July to 30 August
21 December to 4 January 2019
30 March to 19 April
18 to 24 May
1 June to 12 July
31 August to 20 September
19 to 25 October
5 January to 29 March
20 April to 17 May
21 September to 18 October
26 October to 20 December