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Old Rectory House

from £589 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

from £589 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

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

The Old Rectory House is a Georgian country house offering luxurious group accommodation near Swaffham. Built circa 1750 the family home and guest house is situated in an exceptional and unspoilt rural position with an outstanding view of the lake, and nearby Oxburgh Hall, a National Trust property with its historic parkland.

The Coach House and former stable block lie to the north west of the main house. Guests can enjoy a relaxing stay in this traditional accommodation which is only a stones throw from the main house. All rooms are individually decorated offering views of the stables and small Orchard. An ideal quiet country retreat. Breakfast is included each morning, prepared by the owner who lives in a self contained part of the property.

Leisure Facilities

- Access to nearby golf course

- Cycle hire

- Outdoor pool (by arrangement only, additional charges may apply)

- Arrangements for riding/pony trekking

- Other sporting facilities.


Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Norwich 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (2)
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Main House

The Courtenay Room overlooks the 10th century church ruins and sweeping lawns to the front of the house. The en-suite bathroom overlooks the coach house and stables. The room has a magnificent silver gilt bed and furniture and gives you a feel of the royal ancestry of the family.

The Devon Room is decorated in a charming late Victorian style overlooking the swimming pool, with a Victorian style bathroom overlooking the coach house and stables.

The Coach House

All rooms overlook the stables to one side and small orchard to the south side.

The Earl's Room has a traditional four poster style bed with en-suite bathroom. The room has a decorative fireplace, to give guests a great feel of English Country life.

The Countess's Room has a more cosy ambiance, with twin beds and en-suite bathroom.

The Lady Rose Room, charming rose patterned curtains give the name to this luxurious room. The super king bed can be divided into twin beds to suit your requirements. The en suite bathroom has a charming dressing table which adds to the comfort of your stay.

Further details outdoors

A sweeping driveway leads you to the house, which is surrounded by mature gardens with a croquet lawn, terrace, swimming pool and pool house. To the north west of the house lies the stable block and former coach house. The ruins of a 10th century church, St Mary Magdalene, dated 946, lie in the garden.

Further details


The East Anglia region

Wherever you are in Norfolk the unspoilt North Norfolk coast is never very far away and the variety of landscape in this part of East Anglia is remarkable, all nestling under wonderful big blue skies: from sandstone cliffs to saltmarsh; from sandy beach to shingle; from muddy creek banks to crashing breakers – all to explore from Hunstanton to Sheringham and round to Happisburgh.


The Old Rectory House is situated in a tiny village which is located in the middle of a triangle whose corners are Swaffham, Downham Market and Thetford.

It is one of the most fascinating villages in Norfolk, and a great base for exploring the lesser known western part of the county. There are two linked-sites in the village that draw visitors from far and wide. The first is Oxburgh Hall, home since it was built in 1482 to the Bedingfield family, still in residence half a millennium later. This elaborate Tudor manor house encapsulates so much of that era in its building and setting: with a square moat and a huge and ostentatious gatehouse (seven storeys high) it shouts of the wealth and power of those who built it. Although the interior is much changed, and largely Victorian, it contains needlework by two of the great women of the age, Bess of Hardwick and Mary Queen of Scots. It is also reputed to contain the ghost of a Spanish woman who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the 16th century.

The second great site is St John’s Church, famous for the collapse of its spire in 1948. What avoided the destruction or was rescued after it forms a very different church setting, a cluster of buildings with very unusually for a village church what looks like a cloister among them in the north wall. There is much evidence in the church of the fact the Bedingfields stuck to the old faith, the intricate decoration showing they were able to protect the place through the worst Reformation and Puritan excesses. There is a third place in the village, again linked to the Bedingfields, which should be mentioned here. This is The Bedingfield Arms, also known as the Bedingfield Coach-house for its old use, the village pub where those wanting to spend time in the area will find accommodation.

In the vicinity of the village there is plenty to occupy those on a longer stay: Cockley Cley has a wonderful Saxon Church; just a mile or so east there is the reconstructed Iceni village; and both Downham Market and Swaffham (enjoying some TV fame as a setting in the series Kingdom) are well worth visiting.

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    • 4 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:02 Sep 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Italian

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