The Coach House at Lodge Farm
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Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The Coach House at Lodge Farm
5 STAR GOLD AWARD 2014/15 Norfolk Holiday Farmhouse
100% Scored for Cleanliness and Housekeeping
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We believe it takes a combination of wonderful service, delightful rooms, high-spec bathrooms and kitchen in idyllic surroundings, to make your holiday special. This is reflected in our 2nd prestigious 'Gold Award' and five star rating from Quality in Tourism 2014/15.
Guests are pampered from the moment they arrive with a homemade cream tea (or mince pies at Christmas)! in the sitting room or gardens.
The Coach House Special Features:
•Luxurious, high-spec conversion of a Character property, built in 1800
•Detached Georgian Coach House and Stables, Gardens and Courtyard, with wood-fired cedar hot tub.
•Completely private/ self-contained at the end of own sweeping driveway
•All-inclusive of: luxury linens, towels, bathrobes, Arran Aromatics Toiletries, logs for woodburner, generous welcome pack
•Beauty treatments, maid service and in-house chef upon request
•Tucked away and ideally placed for touring Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
•5 x Stylish bedrooms for 8-10, flexible sleeping
•Family bathroom, 2 x en suites, downstairs WC
•Fluffy bathrobes for adults and children.
•Baby Kit : steriliser, bottle warmer, baby bath, cot and highchair
•Celebration Package: Bespoke Cake, Bunting and Champagne upon request
Location of The Coach House:
• Peaceful Riverside Village, 4 miles south of Downham Market
• Walking distance to butcher, general store, farm shop and café
• Choice of restaurants, pubs, swimming pool, supermarkets and services 4 miles away.
• Superb fishing lakes in the village
• Golf at Ryston Park 3 miles away. Floodlit driving range 3 miles.
• Church Farm children's attraction, animals, tractor rides, 4 miles.
• Cathedral City of Ely & Maritime town of King's Lynn, 20 minutes by car
• Thetford Forest and GoApe Treetop Adventure, 30 miles of exceptional bike and walking trails in 50,000 acres of pine forest. 15 minutes
• Heacham and Hunstanton sheltered sandy beaches. safe, shallow waters ideal for children. Glorious and uncrowded. 20 minutes
• 90 minutes easy train ride to Central London
• 8 miles from Welney Nature Reserve, 1,000 acres of abundant wildlife and wildflowers.
• Easy drive to Award-Winning Dinosaur Adventure and BeWilderwood
Inside The Coach House:
• 5 x bedrooms sleeping 8-10 guests comprising of:
• 2 x Master Bedrooms with en suites and flatscreen TV's.
• 1 x Twin Room
• 1 x Flexible room. Single, superking or twin.
• 1 x Ground Floor Flexible Room close to WC. Single, superking or twin, door to courtyard garden
• Downstairs WC and upstairs family bathroom with bath and shower.
• All bedrooms have garden views
• Exceptionally comfortable beds. Choice of pillows, luxury crisp, white linens.
• Spacious Sitting Room, full cinema surround sound, 50” TV, Woodburner
• Large farmhouse Kitchen-Diner, granite worktops and oak units, TV, iPod Docking. Very well-equipped with full range of cookware.
• Morning Room, with views of the garden and courtyard
• Utility Room with large fridge/freezer, sink unit and washing machine
• Level access with no steps on entire ground floor through to bedroom.
• Maps, books, magazines, many games and a large, varied DVD library
• Cosy under-floor heating.
Outside The Coach House:
• South-facing Courtyard Garden, with Olive trees, grape vines, BBQ, seating and cedar hot tub.
• Large enclosed front garden with mature oak trees, additional seating
• Playhouse, miniature John Deere Tractors/outdoor toys
• 4 acres private lawns, with open countryside views
• Plenty of parking and storage for bicycles
• Located on a 'Norfolk Green Lane' for cycling
Owners live nearby and are happily on hand to help, if needed.
Guests are personally welcomed upon arrival and given a quick tour by Anna, the owner.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Heacham/Hunstanton 37 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich or Stansted 80 km, Nearest railway: Downham Market 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
About this location
The East Anglia region
We'd love to welcome you to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty. Once discovered, you'll want to come back again and again.
Some of our personal favourite things to do and see....
We adore the glorious sandy beaches at Hunstanton. A Victorian seaside town with charm and character; renowned for its striped cliffs and magnificent sunsets. Have a go at kite surfing! Explore the coast and visit Wells, Heacham, Burnham Market, Cromer and Sheringham.
We enjoy a wander around our ancient market town of Downham Market, 4 miles away, known locally as 'The Gingerbread Town', also home to a clean, well-run swimming pool and leisure centre.
Enjoy a superb mix of shopping, history, cinema and entertainment in King's Lynn, a maritime town packed full of things to do and lots of lovely places to eat. We like the Bankhouse on the quay.
It's not everyday you see your local butcher in a London Bus on the river! Hilgay Raft Race, a hilarious fun-packed, fund-raising event on the river in our normally very sleepy little village! Every July.
Dinosaur Adventure, a favourite with our children! A truly 'monster' day out with brilliant indoor and outdoor activities. Too much for one day!
BeWilderwood, another favourite! A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food! Our children loved building a den..http://www.bewilderwood.co.uk/
Stow Hall Gardens; a very local well-kept secret! Shh! Welcomes dogs on a lead. A true secret garden!
The Hare Arms, 5 miles away, simply good local food and beer in a beautiful setting, conveniently opposite Stow Hall Gardens http://theharearms.co.uk/
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, the National Trust's oldest nature reserve and England's most famous fen. http://www.wicken.org.uk
The Cathedral City of Ely, home to 'The Ship of The Fens', one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in England, we enjoy tea by the river or lunch in the Cloisters.http://visitely.eastcambs.gov.uk/
Fishing at Dent's in Hilgay, just across the road, 5 well-stocked fishing lakes. People come from miles away to fish here.http://www.sweetpotato.uk.com/fishing.htm
Ryston Park Golf Club, in the next village, welcomes visitors.
WWT Welney Wetland Centre, for year-round 'birding' also well-organised activities for all the family. http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/welney/
Church Farm, Stow Bardolph, 5 miles away. A wonderful children's farm, with many rare breed animals and tractor rides, serving healthy local produce with large outside and indoor play areas. http://www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk/
No-one ever forgets their first glimpse of Oxborough Hall! A magnificent 15th Century moated Manor House (National Trust). We are fortunate to be surrounded by many National Trust Properties locally.
The Royal Sandringham Estate. Beautiful house and gardens, but to honest we go there for the fantastic woodland children's play area and hearty home-cooked lunches!
Cycling and motorcyclists: The gently rolling countryside and quiet back roads are ideal to explore by bike, we have somewhere safe to store bicycles, let us know in advance so we can move the tractor!
Walking: The region is simply a haven for nature lovers and those enjoying the great outdoors. We provide maps and suggested walks in The Coach House.
For more information, please visit our facebook page for the latest local events, highlights, special offers and news from the farm and visit our website: www.coachhouseholidaycottage.co.uk
Variety is the name of the game in this region, with unspoilt coastline and rolling countryside rubbing shoulders with a medieval port and family-friendly seaside resort.
History seekers can step back in time and discover West Norfolk's rich heritage, nature lovers can take advantage of the great outdoors, wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy seeing animals in their natural habitats, walkers and cyclists can roam to their heart's content, and visitors of all ages will enjoy a great day out at one of West Norfolk's many excellent visitor attractions.
We have very comprehensive visitor information in The Coach House, including maps and local guide books. We also have free wi-fi.
*Let us know if you are planning a celebration, we'd be happy to hang up the bunting! We can also provide a delicious cake iced how you wish presented with 2 bottles of chilled bubbly. This can be delivered during your stay or in The Coach House upon your arrival, please let us know with plenty of time to arrange.*
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8 Jan 2015
"Great Accommodation, Great People, Great Time!"
Our family of 6 adults, 3 children (aged 12, 9 and 3 years) and a 6 month old baby stayed at The Coach House for four nights and it was a wonderful way for us to see in the New Year together. The acc… More
2 Jan 2015
"Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections"
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously provided: gorgeous decorations, delicious hamper, logs - brilliantly equipped kitchen - all the stuff for babies and toddlers, including stairgate. Brand new hot tub, underfloor heating - cupboards full of games and DVDs. Brilliant layout: so ample opportunity to be together in the gorgeous big open plan kitchen or sitting room - or to take time out in beautiful bedrooms to just chill.
Stunning location, beautiful walks and beaches within easy reach, and the Wild Fowl Trust spectacular swan feeding ritual right on the doorstep! Really lovely large and delicious cafe just over the road, meant all our 'advanced cooking' endeavours were totally unnecessary!
The icing on the cake for us, was that, inspire of it being Christmas Eve - Anna (a fantastic portrait photographer: see her website) agreed to do a session of all our family….it was easy, relaxed, stress-free - and the results were what I've longed for, for a great many years!
We had the best holiday we could possibly have hoped for, and are already planning when we might be able to go back. No one could wish for more helpful and amiable hosts.
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner) who immediately laid out Tea & Scones for us. On showing us around the house, the first thing we noticed was how impeccably clean everywhere was and the attention to detail that was apparent. Everything we needed, through the kitchen, to the lounge, and through the bedrooms was there.
The lovely courtyard, where there is room to enjoy breakfast or lunch, is a real sun trap, and if the evenings are bit cooler then there is always the wood burner to add comfort to the lounge.
We found a lovely village pub for Sunday lunch called The Chequers, about 5 miles away at Wimbotsham. The food was reasonably priced and there was a nice village pub atmosphere.
All in all we had a super relaxing weekend made all the better with our choice of accommodation.
Thank you Anna, I would have no hesitation in recommending The Coach House to anyone.
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
1 Sep 2014
Anna greeted us at this truly 5* accommodation with freshly made scones and instantly we knew we were in for a great stay. The Coach House was packed with everything we needed and was immaculately cle… More
Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed staying in The Coach House and exploring Norfolk and Ely, nearby in Cambridgeshire. It was a pleasure having you all to stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
28 Jul 2014
"Above and beyond expectations"
This is not just a holiday property but a holiday home that has been developed from its original building as a Coach House into stunning accommodation, tastefully decorated with quality furnishings. … More
Many thanks for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your special wedding week in Norfolk and were more than happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
21 Jul 2014
"A beautiful house offering luxurious accommodation in lovely grounds"
We were welcomed to this beautiful property by Anna with tea and scones, what a treat after a long journey! There was ample space both up and downstairs for our party of 9. All rooms had quality furniture and fixings and TV's and sound systems to suit all. The kitchen and dining facilities enabled us to all come together for our meals and was well equipped. There is a lovely big private courtyard, complete with hanging baskets and pots where we were able to barbecue and eat al fresco. There is ample space for all ages to play. We even took our own goalpost and played football as well as cricket and badminton.
The location is also great. We visited Brancaster beach and Sandringham, all within a short drive. Some of the more adventurous of our party took cycles to Thetford Forest and also went to 'Go Ape' again not far to travel.
We had a wonderful time, the only regret was it went too quickly. The 'Coach House' really did live up to our expectations and its 5 star/gold rating. Thank you Anna and Matt for allowing us to stay in your lovely holiday home.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It was lovely to meet you all and we're glad The Coach House suited you so well. We look forward to welcoming you again.
29 Jun 2014
"Top rate accommodation and warmest welcome"
Anna and family made our stay totally stress free and relaxing. The cottage is amongst the best we have stayed in and nothing seemed to have been forgotten - no wonder they have just achieved 5 st… More
Many thanks for reviewing The Coach House, we're glad you enjoyed your week away and had a relaxing time. We hope to see you soon.
12 May 2014
"Character & charm, a real home from home."
For our annual extended family get together I selected to stay at the Coach House holiday cottage in Hilgay, Norfolk. It was a stunning property with fantastic furnishings, comfy warm beds and a great… More
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review The Coach House. We look forward to seeing you all together for your next meet up in Norfolk!
18 Apr 2014
We have just returned from a perfect week at The Coach House. From the delicious cream tea we received on our arrival to all the little attention to detail things like the soft comfy dressing gowns we… More
Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
12 Apr 2014
"Amazing Holiday Home"
We visited The Coach House with friends for a four night Easter break. With 4 adults and 5 children ranging between 7 and 14 we were looking for a base to explore the Norfolk Coast and a location to relax in the evenings. We struck gold with The Coach House as from the moment we arrived we were treated to 5 star luxury and service that would be difficult to match in any hotel. Anna is a wonderful host, and after a crafty lunch time drive by where we were kindly allowed to drop off some luggage before check in,we travelled to Sandringham and arrived back mid afternoon to be greeted by a freshly made cream tea and Anna's assistant Mel having ironed one of our shirts ! The Coach House has been beautifully decorated throughout and the kitchen and dining area formed the basis for some lengthy evening meals. With 2 double rooms with en-suites upstairs and 2 twin rooms and a large family bathroom there was ample space for all. My son was perfectly happy in his downstairs bachelor pad and made much use of the 50 inch TV with a fantastic surround sound system. In addition to our cream tea welcome we were supplied with fresh eggs throughout our stay (both Duck and Chicken) kindly delivered by Anna's son Dominic and our towels and napkins were also collected midway through our stay. We were of course keen to explore the region and although The Coach House may be a little short of other more coastal lets we all agreed the short drive to the signature locations was more than compensated for by the luxurious surroundings. The Coach House is a perfect location for a Norfolk break and we would recommend it to everyone.
Thank you Mike for such a great review of The Coach House. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and all the little extras we like to offer. Thank you for letting us know a 4 slice toaster would be more convenient than the 2 slice one, we have purchased a new one and really appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you again at The Coach House in the future and send our best wishes for Easter!
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