The Suffolk Countryside Specialists

The Cottage at Hales Hall

Loddon - Norfolk/Suffolk Border

A charming ancient country cottage set in a tranquil setting full of character and charm, family friendly - a lovely cottage in which to unwind and enjoy the countryside and The Broads.
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£780 - £1213 per week *


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

This absolutely charming holiday cottage with its delightful cottage courtyard garden, surrounded by communal country gardens dates back to the 15th Century. The Cottage is situated within the curtilage of Hales Hall, Loddon in South Norfolk, close to the Suffolk border which was  awarded 1st prize by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England for its sympathetic and attractive upgrade and conversion to holiday accommodation.

About this Suffolk Cottage Holidays cottage:

Despite its age and occasional low beams it is a very family friendly holiday cottage and would make a wonderful base for summer holidays with children or for couples looking for space and beautiful surroundings. Featuring lead light windows, oak paneling and oak timbers throughout it is a fascinating cottage in which to stay - do take a look at the hall ceiling where you can view the original wattle and daub construction. The kitchen has everything you and your family will require for a week in the country, there is a spacious and very attractive living room with an charming mix of period furnishing, refectory table and door leading to the cottage garden.  A ground floor bedroom with large single 4' would work well for a single adult or two small children. Despite its historic lineage The Cottage has a straight staircase with a further two bedrooms,  (each of the bedrooms is named after one of Hales Hall's historical associations) and well equipped family bathroom. 

The Grounds:

Roses, attractive shrubs and climbers surround the cottage. With its own private walled courtyard garden and further lawns with lovely views over undulating farmland, you can really enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside.  There is croquet on the communal lawn, a moat and the manicured gardens include some charming topiary and are surrounded by yew hedging and ancient brick walls.


  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.7 mile
  • Nearest pub 1.9 miles
  • 13.5 miles from the coast
  • Barbecue
  • Detached
  • Ground floor bedroom


Ground Floor
Sitting/Dining Room with comfortable seating, TV with Sky HD package, iPod dock, WiFi, refectory-style dining table and chairs.
Kitchen with electric cooker, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine  
Jabez Bedroom -  with a 4’ single bed, plus single truckle bed 
Rear Entrance Hall with the original wattle and daub ceiling, coat hooks and umbrella storage

First Floor
Blicking - with a king-size bed, bed side tables and lamps, hanging cupboard and countryside views
Erasmus bedroom - with a king-size bed bed side tables and lamps, hanging cupboard and countryside views
Family Bathroom with a claw ball roll top bath, separate shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and hand-held attachment, free-standing washbasin and wc

Garden:  walled shingle garden with table and chairs leading round a yew hedge to a further lawned area with barbeque. 
Parking: Private parking for 3-4 cars.
Heating: Gas Central Heating. 
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 £350 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 Cottage 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 Cottage during an event in the Great Barn, a discount rate is available please contact Suffolk Cottage Holidays for full details. 
Additional Properties:  The Cottage is bookable with additional properties; The Gatehouse (1751) sleeping 2 and Hales Hall (1750) sleeping 14.  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.



Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras

We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.

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Travel & Transport

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Outdoor & Active

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