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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

The Gaolhouse Ref 4496

from £41 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

from £41 /night

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Gaolhouse is part of a converted former gaol in the market town of Thetford in Norfolk. The cottage has one double bedroom, one twin with an ensuite and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room and a study with single bed and spiral stairs which lead to the former dungeon. Outside the cottage is a small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Boasting the original cell doors and a glass viewing slab in the floor allowing a glimpse into the dungeon, The Gaolhouse is an unusual and fascinating holiday cottage in a lovely part of the country.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Utilities Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Further details

Gas central heating. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, Freeview, DVD, books/DVDs/games. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair. Roadside parking available. Small enclosed rear courtyard garden with table & chairs. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shops 2 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk.

About this location

The East Anglia region

Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways – East Anglia is a dream holiday destination. Norfolk offers beaches, saltmarshes and quaint villages whilst equally as charming are the coast and countryside of Suffolk.


Thetford is a Norfolk market town bordering Suffolk. Just a short drive from the town is Thetford Forest, Britain's largest pine forest with nature reserve and the Peddars Way National Trail. Families, walkers and cyclists will enjoy High Lodge Forest Centre offering excellent trails for all abilities and children will enjoy the Squirrel Maze. For the brave, there is the high rope course of Go Ape. Further afield is Grimes Grave Flint Mines and Cockley Cley Iceni Village.

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Review 1-9 of 9

3 Oct 2014


"Family holiday"

Lovely place to stay and use as your touring base. The modern interior makes it very comfortable and not eyrie at all. Thanks for the tea and milk that was waiting for us after a long drive. … More

10 Jan 2014


"Lots of character, spacious and beautifully presented"

We are a family of four who stayed here over Christmas and couldn't have been more pleased. The location was good, only taking a few minutes to walk into Thetford town centre. The garden area w… More

3 Oct 2013


"perfect home but with the wrong location"

total of comfort, nice restauration, nice little garden the location wasn't goode at all, the environment was too busy and noisy… More

9 Apr 2013


"A warm welcoming comfortable location for a family break"

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Gaol house. From the moment we walked in the door we loved it. We were welcomed with a note from the owner who had hidden 15 Easter eggs around the house for the c… More

18 Feb 2013


"A wonderful place - and a fantastic holiday"

This place is amazing! The photos don't do it justice. There is a lovely luxurious living room, with a cell-door into a kitchen and lovely dinning room, and another cell door into a study and d… More

6 Feb 2012


"It's a history tour AND a place to stay."

The Gaolhouse is a unique property, made from a portion of an old functioning Jail. The decor is decidedly Prison-esque, but the property has all the modern conveniences. The location is superb, jus… More

8 Jan 2012


"had a brilliant time"

the holiday cottage was georgeous and we had a lovely experience would definatly recommend this place we hope to be staying there again in the near future… More

14 Sep 2011


"Clean, quiet, and decor inkeeping with property"

My partner and I reallly enjoyed our stay at this quirky cottage. The attention to the decor was inkeeping with the property with plenty of "jail" related touches. My boys, 11, 8 and 1 rea… More

18 Aug 2011


"Charm and Comfort Combined"

From the outset all went well. We were a group of five; my mother and sister plus my Russian wife and her brother, visiting from St Petersburg. We were so happy to find such a gem of a holiday cotta… More

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Sykes Cottages (Property Manager Sykes Cottages)

  • 7 Years listed

Calendar last updated:31 Mar 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English

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