Manor House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 16
The oldest part of the house dates from the Queen Anne period, giving a real sense of history. The house has been decorated in a style sympathetic to its age and offers an ideal environment for celebrations and large family gatherings in an atmosphere of relaxed opulence.
Having been recently renovated it also boasts a host of "mod cons" with plenty to keep everyone happy. Two of the reception rooms offer an ideal space for adults to sit and relax, while the entertainment room is designed for more family orientated tv or video activities with its state of the art cinema system.
The Grange has it's own private tennis court and archery alley. This, combined with the well stocked games room, which includes pool, table tennis and football tables means that there is plenty to occupy both children and the young at heart. The large kitchen has been laid out for families to get together and cook or eat in a communal manner, while the formal dining room forms the perfect backdrop for that celebratory meal.
The Grange is the ideal venue for both friends and families. We have child friendly facilities, including cots, high chairs and even stair gates. So that you can have that special time for yourself, we can arrange babysitting for you. It is also possible to arrange high quality catering to come and cook and serve for you in the lovely dining room. You can even arrange some pampering with a spa day at The Grange.
The area offers good walking and cycling with beaches close by (17miles). A sailing club, pay-and-play golf course, and Welney Wildfowl Trust are all within easy reach. The medieval town of Kings Lynn (4 miles) is of historical interest it contains all the main shops and supermarkets plus a regular London train service (1h 35m). Sandringham, Ely and Cambridge are all within an easy, pleasant drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hunstanton 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stanstead 70 km, Nearest railway: Watlington 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 7 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (7), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors||
On the ground floor there are several reception rooms; the "Yellow Drawing Room" overlooks the gardens, with an open log fireplace (wood for burning can be supplied) ; a Library; a striking formal dining room, with chandelier and gas coal effect open fire; and an entertainment room with a state of the art surround sound cinema projection system.
The ground floor also boasts an immense, well-appointed, eat-in kitchen which is some 17 meters long. It contains a central island making communal cooking a delight. The kitchen contains two large electric ovens and a large electric halogen hob for 6 pans. A further two combination microwave ovens, three toasters and two kettles means that you are never short of an appliance. From the kitchen there is a boot room leading into the kitchen gardens and then to the main garden. The study is also located on the ground floor and has full wireless broadband internet access and a printer/copier. A cloakroom and toilet are also on this level.
The first floor contains the three master bedroom suites, comprising large bedrooms with sofas and large en-suite bathrooms, all with separate showers and baths. The games room with table tennis, pool and table football is on this floor along with an additional shower room and toilet.
The top floor has four large double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite toilets and showers, while the other two share a "Jack and Jill" style en-suite bath/shower room.
The East Anglia region
The seaside resorts of Hunstanton and Heacham boast Blue Flag award beaches and array of traditional seaside activities and attractions for all ages. Hunstanton (19 miles) has a pier with lively seasonal entertainment, Sea Life Centre and cliff-top golf course. Heacham (16 miles) is home to Norfolk Lavender and visitors may participate in guided tours of the expanse of lavender fields to observe the harvesting.
Sandringham Estate - the Queens country residence, with its Jacobean-style house, museum, superb gardens and park are open to the public when the Royal Family is not in residence. To the south lies Ely Cathedral, ‘Ship of the Fens’, standing proudly in the small city of Ely. Ely has an excellent Saturday market and a good variety of gift shops, as well as a pretty water front and boat hire.
The historic city of Cambridge is easily accessible for the day and well worth a visit. One of the nicest ways to explore the city is by punt, which meanders through the city and passes many of the stunning university grounds. There are also many shops, pubs, restaurants and theatres. Norwich, famous for its cathedral is also within easy reach, where a visit to the stunning cathedral is not to be missed, as is the famous mustard shop, with many new and old varieties can be purchased.
The medieval town of Kings Lynn (4 miles), complete with handsome waterfront offers an array of good shops, inns, restaurants, theatre, cinema, bowling alley and a sports centre. It also offers regular train services to London (90 mins) and has all the shopping you’re likely to require with all the major supermarkets and fine restaurants well represented.
Both west and north Norfolk have an expanse of sandy beaches and salt marshes along the coastline, as well as nature reserves to protect the birds and plants which thrive here. The coastal road passes through many pretty rural villages, with popular tea rooms serving wonderful local food.
Denver Windmill, sailing club and pay-and-play golf course are close-by. Welney Wildfowl Trust, the award-winning Hare Arms pub and Downham Market with its Friday and Saturday markets, are all within easy reach. There is also easy access to the lovely sandy beaches, RSPB nature and bird reserves along the North Norfolk Coast.