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Vicarage House & Pool House


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Georgian exterior - 21st century living in glorious gardens

House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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 (1 April to 30 October), play croquet, cricket, badminton 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)

Visit the beaches on the North Norfolk Coast - Brancaster, Holkham, Wells

Have a day out on the Norfolk Broads

Visits to famous Norfolk houses and gardens - Blickling, Oxburgh, Houghton,

Visit Georgian towns of Bury St Edmunds and Wymondham

Visit Norwich with fascinating cathedral and great shops

Eat out at various local restaurants or let our private chef cook for you at home

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 Pets welcome, 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

Designer upholstered furniture and curtains.

Three large sitting rooms, one seating 6, one 10 and one 15 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

One 3.5m long outside teak table seats 15 on rattan chairs - breakfast or lunch outside on a sheltered but sunny terrace

Large round rattan table and circular benches (with backs) on terrace in walled garden

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. Circular rattan table and chairs in walled garden, Rattan chairs and 3.5 m teak table on terrace next to kitchen, rattan arm chairs and footstools in new garden, teak benches all round the garden, wrought iron garden furniture on one terrace. 6 sun loungers by pool. Parking for 20 cars.

Further details

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.

Great Hockham

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 a games room containing a table tennis table in a large room with a log burner. There are 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 importance. 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 and paintballing. 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. The City of Norwich is 25 minutes away 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.

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21 Jul 2014


"A great family holiday"

We have just spent a week at the Vicarage & Pool House. There were 15 of us ranging from age 1 to 75 and there was ample space for all of us as well as plenty of activities on site to keep us busy fr… More

19 Jul 2014


"The house is beautiful, the grounds are stunning and the facilities are amazing."

I booked this property for my husband's 40th birthday celebrations and it was absolutely perfect. There were 17 of us in total (12 adults, 5 children) and we all had a fantastic time. The main … More

11 Apr 2014


"Amazing week in an amazing house"

We have just returned from a week away at vicarage house with a large party of 5 families. The main house and coach house were perfect for our group, plenty of room for all. The pool, football pitch a… More

26 Feb 2014


"The Vicarage was absolutely perfect for our Birthday Celebration."

Our party ranged from 11 to 80 years; the weekend simply few by. The grandchildren and energetic adults were busy playing tennis or off on cycle rides. There was plenty to do indoors either watching… More

19 Sep 2013


"What an amazing place"

My family and I (11 adults and 5 kids) spent a weekend at Vicarge House and it was not long enough. What an amazing place with so much to do. We played tennis, went on the bikes provided, swam in th… More

25 May 2013


"Fabulous, well appointed house"

I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather (little time outdoors sadly) it comfortably accommodated 16 and made for a memorable weekend.

Katie was also great about posting back some chidren's clothes we left at the house gratis.

We will be back.

13 May 2013


"Absolutely Perfect"

Me and my siblings and their offspring rented this property to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves The house is stunning, the surrounding area is beautiful and there is plenty to keep you occupied whatever the weather.

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Calendar last updated:20 Nov 2014

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