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Hales Hall, The Gatehouse & The Cottage

Loddon - Suffolk Countryside

  • Sleeps 25
  • 13 Bedrooms
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Saturday changeover
£7782 - £13240 per week *


Close to the Suffolk Norfolk border, the Broads National Park, the Suffolk coast and Norwich. Hales Hall, near Loddon, is the perfect venue for a large family gathering or group of friends to enjoy a uniquely historic self-catering holiday. 

An outstanding Grade 1 listed Tudor Manor House, fully and superbly refurbished to a very high standard over the last three years Hales Hall is an award-winning property accommodating up to 25 holidaymakers within Hales Hall, The Gatehouse, The Cottage and The Garden Rooms. The hall, gatehouse and cottage making up one large L shaped building, the two garden rooms situated at the far end of the formal gardens.

Despite its historic setting the accommodation is very flexible; larger beds can be made up as singles or super kings to suit your party, bed turn down and cleaning services are available during your stay and, if you are planning a large event, the stunning Tudor Great Barn can be booked for weddings, family celebrations or parties!  

Hales Hall was built in 1478 by Sir James Hobart, Attorney General to Henry V11, the property lavishly furnished to ensure that it was suitable for royal entertainment. The grounds are laid out formerly much as they might have been in Tudor times, with a large central lawn, ideal for croquet and picnics, yew and box hedging topped with castellated topiary creating shaded walkways, the south side of the gardens protected by an ancient moat.

Hidden away in a truly rural location in south Norfolk, just a couple of miles from the Broads, the grounds are surrounded by gentle undulating farmland and woods. Reaching Hales Hall across the ancient Hales Common, the visitor will be stunned by the layout and quality of the buildings. this magnificent property.

Within a short drive of the Broads National Park, BECCLES & BUNGAY are within 5 miles, NORWICH 13 miles, SOUTHWOLD and the SUFFOLK COAST 17 miles, CAMBRIDGE 70 miles DISS (where there is a 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 Hales Hall will provide the perfect venue.  Whilst Hales Hall in south Norfolk has been beautifully and sympathetically upgraded over half a millennium, there remains much evidence of its original design. 

 Housekeeping:  Services are provided 3 times a week during a 7 night stay and once during a short break stay, chargeable at £45 + VAT per day, payable to the owner 2 weeks prior to the start of your holiday
Events: On occasion the Great Barn which lies beyond the garden of The Hall is used for wedding events but guests are welcome to stay if the properties are available.  During these events the topiary gardens are used for a short while for photography with the wedding party only.  If you would like to book during an event in the Great Barn, a discount rate is available please contact Norfolk Cottages for full details.



  • Sleeps 25
  • 13 Bedrooms
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Saturday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Detached building
  • Nearest shop 0.7 mile
  • Nearest pub 1.9 miles
  • 13.5 miles from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom


HALES HALL – sleeps 14 (please see listing 1750 for full details)

Ground Floor  
Two Drawing Rooms with plenty of comfortable seating, open fire, Blu-tooth music system, Entrance Hall with Boot Room and Cloakroom with washbasin and wc. Dining Hall with fireplace and table and chairs. Kitchen/Dining Room 38’ long with 4-oven AGA, built-in electric cooker, gas hob, larder cupboard, two dishwashers, American-style fridge/freezer, refectory table and chairs. Access to Laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

First Floor
Music Room 33’ long with plenty of comfortable seating, Steck mini grand piano, card table and chairs.  Reading Landing with seating, garden and countryside views.
Bedroom 1 - Sir James Hobart with a super king-size bed, which can be made into twin beds, please request on booking. Bedroom 2 - Countess of Suffolk with a king-size bed. Bedroom 3 - Prudence with a 4’ double bed. Bedroom 4 - Lady Dionysia with a king-size bed and En-Suite Bathroom with claw foot roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, marble washbasin and wc. Family Bathroom with a claw foot roll top bath, marble washbasin, bidet and wc. Walk-in Wet Room with fixed rainfall shower head, hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and wc.

Second Floor 
Landing Sitting Room with seating, books and games.  Reading Landing with seating. Bedroom 5 - Sir Francis Bacon with a king-size bed. Bedroom 6 - Sir James Read with a super king-size bed and En-Suite Bathroom with claw foot roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, marble top washbasin and wc. Bedroom 7 - The Longe Room with a super king-size bed and En-Suite Shower Room with large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, marble top washbasin, bidet and wc. Family Bathroom with claw foot roll top bath, separate shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and hand-held shower attachment, marble top washbasin 

THE GATEHOUSE – sleeps 2 (please see listing 1751 for full details)

Ground Floor
Sitting Room with comfortable seating and rocking chair, dining table and chairs with moat views, woodburner . Kitchen with Locanche range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and American-style fridge freezer. Shower Room with large walk-in shower, washbasin and wc

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

THE COTTAGE – sleeps 5 (please see listing 1752 for full details)

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

First Floor
Bedroom 2 - Blickling with a king-size bed and countryside views. Bedroom 3 - Erasmus with a king-size bed. 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

THE GARDEN ROOMS – sleeps 4 (please see listing 1750 for full details)

One Level
Bedroom  - Lady Marjorie with a king-size bed and En-Suite Shower Room with a large walk-in shower with rainfall shower and hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and wc.
Bedroom 2 - Thomas de Brotherton with a king-size bed and En-Suite Shower Room with a large walk-in shower with rainfall shower and hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and wc.

These bedrooms have minimal self-catering facilities and are bookable only as additional bedrooms to the Hall and are available at £150 per room per stay, please request and pay on booking. 

Garden:  extensive grounds and meadows of 9 acres with lawns, topiary, a small moat, cottage garden planting, numerous seating areas and barbeques.
Parking: Private parking for up to 12 cars.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Hales Hall only, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Heating: Gas central heating, underfloor heating, open fires, woodburners. 
Also provided:  Towels. Books and games. Hairdryers. Welcome trays. WiFi. TV’s in all properties with Sky HD package. 



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