House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Large luxury holiday house set in middle of own grounds, fully modernised. Guests can play on the private all-weather tennis court swim in the heated swimming pool, play croquet, cricket or football all within the large private garden.
The house has a large games Room, containing a table tennis table, a flat screen with Wii and lots of sofas & bean bags
The house has large TV screens; a library of DVDs and books
Walking and cycling on Peddars Way (500 yards from house)
Visits to beaches on North Norfolk Coast
Visits to famous Norfolk houses and gardens
Visit Georgian towns of Bury St Edmunds and Wymondham
Visit Norwich with fascinating cathedral and great shops
Eat out at various local restaurants or have a private chef
A place to celebrate with friends or family.
Enjoy a summer holiday without the flights.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brancaster 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted 50 km, Nearest railway: Thetford 10 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Double beds (7), Cots (3), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Quality upholstered furniture and curtains.
Three large sitting rooms, one seating 6, one 10 and one 16 with log fires
One sitting room with flat screen and PS3
Large dining room in main house seating 16
Large eat in kitchen with granite work surfaces, American fridge, range cooker, secondary oven, two dishwashers
Second large eat-in kitchen seating 8
Large games room with table-tennis table, large flat screen TV, Wii, children's toys
|Further details outdoors|
Terraces and garden on all sides of the main house and the coach house. Rattan, teak or wrought iron garden furniture on each terrace. 6 sun loungers by pool. Parking for 20 cars.
Cautionary deposit of £1000 to cover damage; by cheque two weeks prior to stay or in cash at start of stay.
The East Anglia region
Both Norfolk and Suffolk are easily reached from London and their beauty and interest make them perfect destinations for a short break, a long weekend or a longer family holiday.
Norfolk is a county greatly dominated by water – whether it is the endless sandy beaches of the coast or the waterways of the Norfolk Broads. Historic houses, market towns and the tall spires of ‘wool’ churches punctuate the gently undulating countryside, where huge tracts of heathland and forest contrast with richly cultivated areas. The City of Norwich beckons the visitor with its 900-year old cathedral, its Normal castle and enormous open market.
Suffolk is predominantly agricultural, with ancient and beautiful market towns such as Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham to visit, and beautiful villages where the houses are decorated with the elaborate plasterwork unique to the county. An ideal county for walking, cycling or horse-riding, and one where car expeditions are always rewarding, ending up at some delightful pub, tracking down a haunted house, beachcombing or simply admiring the watermills and gentle landscapes immortalized by John Constable.
The Old Vicarage is a square, Georgian, pale brick Norfolk holiday house situated in very extensive grounds. It has a walled garden with large borders, a parterre, a small arboretum and paved terraces with garden furniture on three sides for the capture of sunshine at all times of the day. There is a hard tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool (heated 1st April to 30th October). This luxury holiday rental has stables and outbuildings, one containing a table tennis table in a lit but unheated space. Another contains bicycles for use of the guests.
There is much to see and do in this area of Norfolk. Great Hockham is in the centre of the Brecklands, an area of environmental sensitivity. A perfect choice for an outdoor break, within 500m of the holiday house is Thetford Forest Park, 50,000 acres of woodland offering bike and walking trails. Within the Forest is a high wire forest experience. In close proximity to the house is the Peddars Way, a Roman road which joins the Norfolk Coastal Path providing 96.5 miles of walks through National Nature Trails. This consists of leafy paths and tree-lined trails.
The village of Great Hockham in Norfolk has a public house and local shops can be found at Watton, a market town 6 miles away. The Georgian Norfolk town of Wymondham is a 15 minute drive and offers a variety of boutiques and gift shops. Norwich is 25 minutes by car as is the Georgian town of Bury St Edmunds. Newmarket, with its two racecourses and busy racing calendar, is a 30 minute drive. The famous beaches of Brancaster and Holkham are about 30 miles away. The historic houses and gardens of Norfolk are within easy reach.