Farmhouse | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Houghton Farmhouse is a 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom period farmhouse that can comfortably sleep 18. There is a choice of 2 large receptions, including dining room for 18 and smart TV room. The gardens are extensive and include a separate games room.
The house has been furnished to a modern and extremely comfortable standard with all imaginable conveniences; a fully stocked kitchen to enable your culinary juices to flow free, be it for a quick snack for all or that 5 course banquet for 18 people to celebrate the special occasion.
Houghton Farmhouse is ideal for family gatherings; to celebrate that wedding anniversary, special birthday, or simply to get friends and family together under one roof.
The garden is c. 1 acre in size and very private. We have converted one of the period barns into a games room, to include table tennis, pool, darts and numerous games etc.
The kitchen benefits from a walk-in larder and separate utility room, with washing machine, dishwasher and separate large fridges & freezer.
The lounge has soft seating for 18 with an open fire-place (logs can be provided for a fee). There is a wall mounted Sony Smart TV, with surround sound cinema system, connected to the internet and with a library of films for those rainy/lazy days in. If you have your own lovefilm or similar account, you can access them via this TV setup.
We are currently in the process of installing a swimming pool, subject to obtaining the required planning permissions. However, we cannot guarantee when this will be. Please contact us for more details and timing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Holkham or Wells-next-the-Sea 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 25 km, Nearest railway: Sheringham 20 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||Private indoor pool, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, 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||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The East Anglia region
Houghton Farmhouse is situated in one of the prettiest areas in North Norfolk, close to the beaches at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea and within easy driving distance of Holt, Fakenham and Blakeney. The Royal retreat of Sandringham is a 20 min drive away. Further afield in East Anglia are the many and varied attractions to suit all.
The County Capital of Norfolk is one of the Country's oldest and most important Cities. It is recognised as the 11th best shopping centre in Britain and boasts medieavel castle, 2 cathedrals, the ancient market square (been in the same place 800 years) and the quaint and interesting 'lanes', as well as several modern shopping centres.
Other major cities include the wonderful and most beautiful Cambridge, lovely Colchester. Lincoln is also possible in a day trip. There are, of course, some of the best beaches in Europe in the immediate area to the house, as well as further afield.
Should you wish, there are lots of theme and amusement parks are positioned all over East Anglia.
And, of course, any trip to Norfolk would not be complete without a trip out to the Norfolk Broads; perfect for a day trip on one of the many boats you can hire (never fear, they are very easy to operate).
Houghton St Giles lies between the two fabulous villages of Great and Little Walsingham, the site of medieval pilgrimage still popular today.
This is one of the most sought-after locations in Norfolk, ranking highly with holiday-makers year after year, due to the fantastic beaches and excellent local attractions.
Whether you want a day at the Races (Fakenham course is 10 mins away) or walks on the famous beaches, strolls over undulating countryside or time spend in the many traditional and contemporary pubs, bars and restaurants, Houghton Farmhouse is superbly located as your luxurious base.