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The Old Hall

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The Old Hall
Heated Pool and Garden
Perfect for Celebrations and Get Togethers
1 of 22The Old Hall
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Overview
8 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
18 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
If you are looking for a proper country house with oak panelling, log fires, leaded light windows and fantastic gardens you have found it - you can see more photographs on our website theoldhalldotnet. Featured in The Independent as one of the 50 best British breaks - we were in the luxury section along with Chewton Glen and Le Manoir, also featured In The Sunday Times and Good Housekeeping magazine, once again next to Le Manoir! Here's what a recent guest had to say - 'What a staggering house it is. Thank you for providing the most perfect setting for the best weekend of my life. Friends travelled from as far as Toronto and Hong Kong to be here and it did not disappoint. Archery, fish and chips, long baths, swims, log fires, proper sleeps and the most wonderful of friends. I will never f...If you are looking for a proper country house with oak panelling, log fires, leaded light windows and fantastic gardens you have found it - you can see more photographs on our website theoldhalldotnet. Featured in The Independent as one of the 50 best British breaks - we were in the luxury section along with Chewton Glen and Le Manoir, also featured In The Sunday Times and Good Housekeeping magazine, once again next to Le Manoir! Here's what a recent guest had to say - 'What a staggering house it is. Thank you for providing the most perfect setting for the best weekend of my life. Friends travelled from as far as Toronto and Hong Kong to be here and it did not disappoint. Archery, fish and chips, long baths, swims, log fires, proper sleeps and the most wonderful of friends. I will never forget our Norfolk jaunt at The Old Hall.' As soon as you enter the atmospheric Great Hall you know that you have arrived at a very special place - the perfect backdrop for family parties, celebrations and get-togethers. Grade Two* listed with a plethora of original features; leaded light windows, Jacobean fireplaces, decorative plaster ceilings and an abundance of oak beams and panelling. This family owned house has been updated for modern living without losing it's atmosphere and authenticity. Sleeping up to 18 - ideally maximum of 14 adults and 4 children The Old Hall is offered an an exclusive basis for holidays or long week-end breaks and whilst offered on self catering basis we can provide highly rated caterers ranging from a formal dinner with a private chef and waitresses service to fish and chips cooked in the garden. We have 7 bedrooms, 3 are en-suite, plus we have a funky children's dorm in the attic sleeping up to 4 children, although lots of adults sleep there too. Set in 17 acres with a private pool, tennis court, croquet lawn and woodlands you can escape from the world and focus on simple pleasures. The gardens are a stunning feature and contain spectacular yew hedges, topiary and what remains of the old moat. Children have the freedom to run around and explore with a sense of adventure - escaping to the tree house or building a den in the woods when they need a break from adults or if you need a break from them! If you have older children we can organise camping in the grounds in bell tents. There is wildlife in abundance here - muntjac and occasionally other deer, foxes, hares, rabbits, owls, green woodpeckers and house martins nesting in the eaves. Badgers and otters have been spotted in the village. In addition we have our own hens, geese and peacocks. There's lots to see and do for all ages making use of the extensive grounds or you can just simply relax. We can organise a range of activities on your behalf - shooting, archery, bushcraft, canoeing and tennis lessons to name but a few. There are extensive walks right from the door. If you'd rather be pampered we can arrange for a Champney's trained therapist to visit you here. If you want to travel further afield we can point you in the right direction to explore the best that Norfolk and Suffolk have to offer whether that's the stunning North Norfolk coast or Southwold, Walberswick and the Suffolk coast, the Norfolk Broads, historic houses and museums, local breweries or magical childen's attractions such as Bewilderwood, Banham Zoo and The Dinosuar Adventure Park. Our own dogs love it here and we are very happy to welcome yours by prior arrangement and will even provide them with treats.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
All wedding related activity including stag or hen parties must be agreed in advance by our insurance company prior to booking. No additional day or overnight guests at the house without permission in writing - an additional charge may be made. No commercial activity, filming or photography without express permission. Please advise if the more than half the group are aged under 30 (excluding children). Some groups may be required to lodge an increased damage deposit including.
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite), 3 Half baths, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Janine P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

We have just returned from a week at The Old Hall and all I can say is amazing. The first glimpse of the house is breathtaking and it just gets better the more you see. The house has a magical feel, very warm and friendly...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Reviewed 21 July 2020

The Old Hall is a stunning house with beautiful gardens, a heated swimming pool and a tennis court; perfect for a staycation! Thank you to Janine and Sophie for looking after us. They’d thought of everything, including a delicious cake, bottle of bubbles and even...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank kverdult
Reviewed 19 February 2020

We had a truly wonderful weekend at the Old Hall. Janine couldn't be more helpful and the house is amazing -- a magical Tudor hideaway in a peaceful village on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Odyssey54569460870
Reviewed 12 February 2020

This house really takes your breath away, it’s enormous and has so much character, classical English style and atmosphere. The grounds are beautiful and there are some lovely walks straight from the gate. I highly recommend for a stay where you want a bit of...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank DorrieM754
Reviewed 30 December 2019

My family and I have had the most perfect Christmas week staying in the Old Hall, having three small children we were a little bit worried but this beautiful house has a great play room and annex for them to play in. Janine the owner...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2019

We’ve just had a perfect weekend at The Old Hall. The building was beautiful, as was the traditional decor. We had a family gathering and we all agreed that it had been the best we’d ever had. Bedrooms impressive and comfortable and all your every...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank es62brs49
Reviewed 18 November 2019

The Old hall offers an amazing house and gardens for a family or group celebration. I hired it for my 60th birthday and had a fabtastic weekend of fun activities, some of which I created myself and other were organised through the friendly and helpful...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed 16 October 2019

Just back from an amazing 4 days at The Old Hall.... where do i start! Janine is just the best from the moment i sent my initial availability email to the day we arrived nothing was any bother. She helped with all my silly questions,...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 10 September 2019

We stayed here as a family to celebrate a 90th birthday and it could not have been more amazing. From booking up the property to actually staying in this has dropping Manor House, the entire experience was faultless. We received so much advance information about...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Akki9574
Reviewed 13 June 2019

The Old Hall is all and more. Its well presented and well kept structure, makes for a unique relaxing stay, with everything imaginable to make yourself and guests feel comfortable. You feel no matter how many times you walk round the House you see things...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Hana100689
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Tennis Court
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Saxlingham Nethergate is a pretty Norfolk village with a village green and a beautiful church with rare 13th and 15th century stained glass windows. We are set on the edge of the village with extensive countryside walks and cycling right from the door.
Getting around
We are 2 hours from London by car or train (London Liverpool St to Norwich or Diss) and are located 15 minutes from the train station. Norwich airport is 30 minutes away and has regular daily flight to Schiphol
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