The Suffolk Countryside Specialists

The Gatehouse at Hales Hall

Loddon - Norfolk/Suffolk Border

Historic, comfortable, a romantic holiday cottage for two
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
1751
£681 - £852 per week *

Description

Please note that The Gatehouse will not be available in its own right from 2019 but can be booked as part of the Hales Hall Estate (1764).

A truly beautiful bolt hole for two, The Gatehouse is part of a magnificent Tudor hall that was awarded first prize by the Campaign for the Protection of Royal England in 2014.  Steeped in history and wrapped in romance, this captivating cottage will envelop you in its tranquility and charm, from the minute you walk through the garden gate.  The four poster bedroom, named after an historic figure associated with Hales, with its minstrel’s gallery, features a roll top bath with a sparkling glass chandelier above and if you can dare to tear yourselves away, take a stroll in your private topiary garden where you can enjoy supper under the star-lit skies.  Shop:  0.7 miles  Pub: 1.9 miles

Ground Floor
Hall leading to
Sitting Room with sofa, comfortable armchairs, woodburner, TV with Sky HD package, WiFi, dining table and chairs with views over the moat
Kitchen with Locanche range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and American-style fridge/freezer. Door to lawns and topiaried garden 
Shower Room with large walk-in shower, washbasin and wc

First Floor
Bedroom - The King's Room with a four poster, king-size bed, minstrel’s gallery, claw foot roll top bath with hand-held shower attachment set on a raised dias

Garden:  Cottage garden fenced and gated on one side that opens onto the lawn to the rear, with table and chairs.  Topiary hedging with herbaceous borders from the patio side of the cottage, edge a further long, lawned area that leads to a lovely spot with a garden bench. 
Parking: Private parking for 2 cars.
Heating: Gas Central Heating, Woodburner
Also provided:  Towels. Books and games. Hairdryer. Welcome tray.

Notes:  This is a non-smoking property. Some duvets and pillows are feather-filled. Mobile reception – good. 
Security Deposit:  A refundable security deposit of £250 is required two weeks prior to the start of your holiday, payable to Norfolk Country Cottages. 
Events: Hales Hall has a Great Barn that on occasion is used for wedding events but guests are welcome to stay at The Gatehouse if it is available.  During these events the gardens in and around the Hall are used for a short while for photography with the wedding party only.  If you would like to book The Gatehouse during an event in the Great Barn, a discount rate is available please contact Norfolk Country Cottages for full details. 
Additional Properties:  The Gatehouse is bookable with additional properties; Hales Hall (1750) sleeping 14 and The Cottage (1752) sleeping 5.  All 3 properties can be booked together for exclusive use of the location, see listing 1764 for full details.

Set in unspoilt and gently undulating countryside, dotted with farms and woodland, this part of south Norfolk has much to offer the visitor.  With walks from the Hall itself it is easy to escape everyday life for a while and immerse yourself in nature’s back yard and when you want to go further and explore, The Broads National Park and fantastic sandy east coast beaches are just a short drive away.  For a more novel route to The Broads, take the Reedham Chain Ferry across the River Yare ; explore the waterways on foot or take to a kayak or canoe, bird watch on the way and don’t forget the picnic! This is great cycling country too, being such a flat landscape under Norfolk’s wide blue skies, there is a special calmness to this area that is unbeatable.  The beaches on the east coast are not to be missed, sandy and long, they are great family playgrounds that are often underpopulated, even in the summer.  For those who enjoy arts and culture with a bit of retail therapy thrown in, Norwich is a beautiful city to discover just 12 miles away and history buffs will enjoy a visit to Norwich Castle whilst here.  Being a foodie county with a growing reputation there are some great pubs, restaurants, cafés and farm shops to find and if you want to just stay put you can even have vintage tea delivered to your door! There is something for everyone here in this lesser-known part of the county and it’s just waiting to be discovered.

 

Features

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.7 mile
  • Nearest pub 1.9 miles
  • 13.5 miles from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom

Facilities

Ground Floor
Hall leading to
Sitting Room with sofa, comfortable armchairs, woodburner, TV with Sky HD package, WiFi, dining table and chairs with views over the moat
Kitchen with Locanche range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and American-style fridge/freezer. Door to lawns and topiariy
Shower Room with large walk-in shower, washbasin and wc

First Floor
Bedroom - The King's Room with a four poster, king-size bed, minstrel’s gallery, claw foot roll top bath with hand-held shower attachment set on a raised dias

Garden:  Cottage garden fenced and gated on one side that opens onto the lawn to the rear, with table and chairs.  Topiary hedging with herbaceous borders from the patio side of the cottage, edge a further long, lawned area that leads to a lovely spot with a garden bench. 

Parking: Private parking for 2 cars.
Heating: Gas Central Heating, Woodburner
Also provided:  Towels. Books and games. Hairdryer. Welcome tray.

Notes:  This is a non-smoking property. Some duvets and pillows are feather-filled. Mobile reception – good. 
Security Deposit:  A refundable security deposit of £250 is required two weeks prior to the start of your holiday, payable to Suffolk Cottage Holidays. 
Events: Hales Hall has a Great Barn that on occasion is used for wedding events but guests are welcome to stay at The Gatehouse if it is available.  During these events the gardens in and around the Hall are used for a short while for photography with the wedding party only.  If you would like to book The Gatehouse during an event in the Great Barn, a discount rate is available please contact Suffolk Cottage Holidays for full details. 
Additional Properties:  The Gatehouse is bookable with additional properties; Hales Hall (1750) sleeping 14 and The Cottage (1752) sleeping 5.  All 3 properties can be booked together for exclusive use of the location, see listing 1764 for full details.

Prices

Reviews

An amazing venue to spend a few days & feel like Lord & Lady of the Hall The venue was suggested by Norfolk Country Cottages & they have been most helpful Mrs Irene Richardson - 27th April 2018

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