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Sleeps 14 adults Bedrooms 7 Pets 2 Welcome Region Norwich Town/village Loddon
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Well Appointed Group Retreat, near Loddon (1750SF)

Far from the madding crowds, The Property is reached by crossing the ancient Hales common, just a couple of miles from Loddon and the Norfolk Broads. With delightful formal gardens, a moat beyond which lies open countryside small country mansion, The Property is a perfect example of a Tudor Hall House.

This truly magnificent Grade I listed property has been nationally recognised and was awarded first prize by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England in 2014. A unique holiday home, The Property was built in 1478 by Sir James Hobart, and is a superb example of a moated Tudor hall house. With oak beams a feature throughout; the house displays architectural grandeur. Beyond the house is a stunning Tudor Great Barn, which can also be made available for weddings, family gatherings or lavish weekends of your choice!

The house, its outbuildings and wonderful gardens have been completely renovated over the past few years, en-suite bathrooms added to most bedrooms, the old kitchens converted into a spacious kitchen breakfast room, a perfect space in which a large party of friends and family can enjoy a long weekend or longer holiday together.

On the door step to the Broads BECCLES & BUNGAY are within 5 miles, NORWICH 13 miles, SOUTHWOLD and the SUFFOLK COAST 17 miles, CAMBRIDGE 70 miles, DISS (main line station with regular trains to London and Norwich) 17 miles

For anyone with an interest in history or simply a desire to enjoy a splendid gathering of friends and family in sumptuous surroundings The Property will provide the perfect venue.

Whilst The Property in south Norfolk has been beautifully and sympathetically upgraded over half a millennium, there remains much evidence of its original design. In the time of the Anglo-Saxons The Property would have had a large living room reaching up to the rafters with central open hearth, where the lord of the manor and his servants would have eaten, entertained and slept. Now there are three floors, the 2nd floor having four spacious bedrooms and en suite bathrooms with withdrawing rooms at either end, a sitting room with a selection of books and games at the head of the central staircase.

The 1st floor has a further three bedrooms again each with access to its own bathroom or en suite and a large library / music room with baby grand piano.

The ground floor contains the remaining public rooms with a very large kitchen dining room at one end, beside which is a small chapel (now used as a games room). The formal dining room has a table for around 10 and a lovely fireplace. The utility room, boot room and cloakroom can be accesses from the spacious hall, beyond which is the drawing room and sitting room, one with a large flat screen TV, the other with a lovely open fire, high back chairs and sofas where people can relax and chat.

For readers of Wolf Hall, you will know that houses like The Property were built with an eye to entertaining. Sir James Hobart created the current The Property on the site of an older building. Appointed as Attorney General by Henry VII in 1486, his house had to reflect his status and be of a size and quality fit to entertain the king who made regular tours of the country visiting his courtiers and officers. Brick built with a timber-frame, with wattle and daub infill, you can still view part of the ancient ceiling in the hall of The Cottage.

The grounds are extensive with manicured lawns, elegant topiary, a broad yew avenue with charming private seating area and acres of lawns on which to enjoy croquet and other outdoor games. A moat divides the garden from the surrounding fields to one side, tall hedging and brick walls separate The Property from the common.

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  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


Cobbled streets, historic landmarks and riverside walks make this ancient town a perfect escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Located in the heart of the city, on Gentleman’s Walk is the outdoor market which hosts around 200 stalls selling local produce and gifts. The medieval Norwich Castle is well worth a visit, the keep itself is open to the public as well as the dungeons, museum and gallery of art collections. The Cow Tower is one of England’s first artillery blockhouses and was an important strategic defence of the city. Another iconic heritage site is Norwich Cathedral where tours are available and visitors can stroll the cloisters and gardens.

The Forum is a public venue offering free exhibitions and events, there is a cafe and library onsite. Just outside the city is the beautiful 80 acre Eaton Park, this is perfect for an action filled family outing, there is a skate park, tennis court, basketball, cricket & football pitches. In the Summer, concerts are hosted under the domed bandstand, the lily pond & gardens are a haven for wildlife.

Tudor houses, cosy tea rooms and antique shops line the famous Elm Hill, also within the city are the formal Plantation Gardens and the Theatre Royal. Bus tours are a great way for sightseeing, and the Bridewell Museum offers a fascinating insight into the industry and trade of the city. Packed with historical artefacts and inventions, this building has been a tobacco warehouse, a prison and a shoe factory in its previous life.


Located on the east coast of England, facing Europe across the North Sea, Norfolk is one of the UK's most rural counties, with over forty percent of its population living in just four towns – Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford. Adjacent to The Wash, in whose mud the medieval King John famously lost the Crown Jewels in 1216, Norfolk's geography is that of low plains or “fens”, which makes it along with neighbouring Suffolk feel more like northern countries of European mainland (Belgium and Holland) than the rest of England which is predominantly hilly.

In a similar way to that of the “low countries”, erosion and land reclamation have changed the coastline over the centuries, so that several towns (King's Lynn, for instance) which were once on the coast are now to be found several miles inland! The whole set-up makes for some very interesting topography as well as history and Norfolk is, for this reason, an interesting county to visit, almost as if it was a different country altogether!

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Norwich


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