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Felmingham Hall
Felmingham Hall
North Norfolk
Accommodating 14 guests.

Felmingham Hall

Felmingham Hall is an impressive Grade II listed Elizabethan Manor House set in the heart of rural Norfolk. It has been renovated with meticulous care and and much passion by the owner to provide an extremely comfortable and grand venue for a large gathering of family or friends.

Felmingham Hall featured in The Sunday Times Travel Supplement on 25 January 2009 under 'Top 50 Coolest Country Retreats', coming in at No.29. Review by Vincent Crump:

'Country cottage? Perhaps not, but indulge us; surely there's room here for one full-bloodied stately home, and where better than on the champagne shores of north Norfolk? An Elizabethan manor house straight from a Miss Marple whodunnit, it has four-posters, a panelled Long Hall, fountains, a swimming pool and the mandatory housekeeper. Pay more and you get a butler, a cook and hot and cold running housemaids.'

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Location

Felmingham Hall is situated between Aylsham and North Walsham in Norfolk. It lies in an extremely peaceful setting at the end of a long drive off a quiet country lane. The property is surrounded by fields and woodland on 3 sides and is 1/2 mile outside the nearest village. The Hall is a 3 hour drive from London, Birmingham and Manchester. Norwich is a 20 minute drive and has an airport and main line rail station. Fast trains from Liverpool Street Station in London to Norwich take 2 hours.

The History

Felmingham Hall, built in 1569 is a Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house. It is described by Pevsner, the architectural historian, as one of the earliest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Norfolk. A house has existed on the site since the 11th century when the manor was first granted by William the Conquerer. During the early 18th century, the Hall was the home of William Talman, royal architect to the court of James I and architect of some of England's finest houses, including Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.

The Accommodation (14 - 20 Guests)

The property has a wealth of period features, like oak panelling, open fires, ornate ceilings, stained glass and is furnished throughout with early English portraits, tapesties and antique oak furniture. Most bedrooms feature four poster beds, and all have modern en-suites with roll-top baths or showers. The entrance hall features period-style knowle sofas; the ground floor drawing room has a baby grand piano and the first floor Long Room has comfy country house sofas, together providing a unique ambience in which to entertain your family and friends.

Ground Floor:

  1. Hall with open fire and leading to a grand staircase.
  2. Panelled reception room with a baby grand piano and open fire. Audio/visual equipment features Freeview, DVD and CD.
  3. Dining room with open fire, ornate ceiling and long table seating 14.
  4. Children’s snug.
  5. Bar with banquette seating and CD.
  6. Contemporary stainless steel kitchen overlooking walled herb garden and featuring a Smeg range cooker and dishwasher, large fridge and freezer.

First Floor:

  1. Long drawing room with oak paneling, huge sofas, small library and cloakroom.
  2. Master bedroom with 17th century four poster 5' bed and an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and shower.
  3. Double bedroom with 18th century four poster 5' 6" bed and an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and shower attachment.
  4. Double bedroom with an 4 poster bed, Elizabethan fireplace and an en-suite shower room.

Second Floor:

  1. Double bedroom accessed via a private staircase with Gothic style 6' bed and day bed (which provides an additional single bed to create twin bedded room, for children or sharers if required) and en-suite bathroom with double ended roll-top bath.
  2. Double bedroom with 17th century oak four poster 4'6" bed and en-suite bathroom with slipper bath and shower attachment.
  3. Double bedroom with oak 5' bed and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath.
  4. Double bedroom with oak panelled four poster 5' bed and day bed (which provides an additional single bed to create twin bedded room for children or sharers if required) and en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and shower attachment.

Guests should note that the owners live in a self-contained wing to the rear of the Hall with separate access and entrance. Your privacy will be maintained at all times.

The Grounds

Six acres in total comprising:

  1. Walled garden with knot garden, fountain, summer house, barbecue area and outdoor heated swimming pool, (available to use between 1st May and 30th September) and a wild flower meadow.
  2. Old moat and Statuary.
  3. Large child friendly lawn to front.
  4. Ample parking in drive and under cover parking for 2 cars.

 



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The Services

The following services are included in the rent:

  1. Welcome hamper.
  2. Logs and utilities (except phone).
  3. Towels and bed linen.
  4. Toiletries, flowers & local newspaper.
  5. Housekeeper.

Additional Services

The following services are available on request for which there will be an extra charge:

  1. Champagne cocktails on arrival.
  2. Chef.
  3. Butler.
  4. Maid service for linen changes.
  5. Helicopter flights for trips or tranfers.
  6. Child minding.
  7. Grocery shopping.
  8. Cycle hire.
  9. Chauffeur to collect guests from Norwich Station or Airport.
  10. Additional accommodation for 10 & 6 guests in neighbouring barn conversions.

Ten Things To Do

  1. Visit Blickling Hall, near Aylsham (National Trust).
  2. Visit Felbrigg Hall, near Cromer (National Trust).
  3. Go for a morning walk along Holkham Beach, stop for lunch at The Victoria Arms and visit Holkham Hall in the afternoon.
  4. Go shopping for antiques and organic produce in Holt.
  5. Book a boat ride to the seal sanctuary off Blakeney.
  6. Take the children on a miniature steam railway from Wells to Walsingham or from Aylsham to Wroxham.
  7. Explore the Norfolk Broads by hiring a boat for the day from Wroxham.
  8. Visit Christrian shrines at Walsingham.
  9. Visit Sandringham, the Queen’s country estate near Kings Lynn.
  10. Go horse racing at Fakenham.

Pubs & Restaurants

  1. The Walpole Arms, Itteringham.
  2. The Saracens Head, Mannington.
  3. The Buckinghamshire Arms, Blickling.
  4. The Black Boys, Aylsham.
  5. The Crown, Banningham.
  6. The Goat, Skeyton.
  7. By Appointment, Norwich.
  8. The Victoria, Holkham.
  9. The Hoste Arms, Burnham Market.
  10. The Globe Inn, Wells-next-the-Sea.

Price

The prices listed below include Vat and are for rentals up to the 4th January 2015:.

Nights: 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tarif £2,950 £3,750 £4,500 £5,250 £5,600 £6,100

Christmas, New Year, Summer (minimum 5 night stay)

- - - £6,000 £6,250 £6,500

Restrictions

  • Minimum stay of 2 nights (except for periods below)
  • Minimum stay of 5 nights in June, July, August and Christmas/New Year
  • Minimum stay of 3 nights over bank holiday weekends
  • Sorry no smoking, pets, hen/stag parties or fireworks