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Norfolk country House with Indoor Heated Pool And Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Country House in Rushall, Diss, South Norfolk, England - Peacefully located In open countryside, Short Drive To Beccles And The Broads

Rushall Lodge is a large bright and spacious country house with its own large indoor pool and hot tub.

Set in 2 acres of lawned garden with a small wood, wildlife abounds here. The accommodation is entered via a beautiful open plan entrance hall with galleried landing. All bedrooms have attractive views to the garden and countryside beyond. All modern facilities including wi-fi, TV and music. A very large country-style kitchen is at the heart of the house. This leads out onto an enormous patio area which is paved and balustraded. The lounge with its open inglenook fireplace and deep comfortable suite of leather with woven-fabric cushions, is a perfect place for a relaxing evening, and is adjacent to an enormous conservatory with snooker table, library shelves and oversized sofas to relax into. There is a cast iron log burner here to warm the colder evenings.

The large driveway is gated and lit at night, as is the garden patio.

The surrounding landscape is amazing; acres of multi coloured roses are grown commercially, adjacent to lanes almost totally devoid of traffic. Beautiful for walkers and cyclists.

The garden is huge, with a small wooded area of mature silver birch trees from where one can sit and wait to see pheasant, rabbits and a wide variety of birds.... not to mention the occasional muntjac deer passing through!

The house and gardens are totally private and unoverlooked, making it a totally relaxing location in which to truly unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Many of our repeat visitors have made Rushall Lodge a part of their booking their favourite week as soon as they leave!

More Details

paul Jackson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About paul Jackson

Paul and Julie Jackson have put their hearts and souls into Rushall Lodge having bought it in 1999 as a large house in need of updating. Despite bringing up their five children at the same time, they undertook most of the work themselves, with help from professionals within the family. The result, a six bedroomed house with large indoor heated pool and hot tub, games room with library and a beautiful galleried entrance hall. Other work included the building of a huge balustraded patio, accessed by no less than six sets of French doors to various parts of the ground floor. Some years later, having got the bug for transforming homes into something different, they are currently working on a similar project in Valencia, Spain.

Rushall Lodge is managed by family members.

paul Jackson purchased this house in 1999

Why paul Jackson chose South Norfolk District

Paul and Julie bought Rushall Lodge in 1999 and spent the following five years creating something special, at a country house perfectly located on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk. The house and gardens are completely unoverlooked.

Set between the tiny village of Rushall, which has a farm shop and a lovely old pub/ restaurant, and the well appointed town of Harleston, Rushall Lodge is away from it all , yet minutes from everything.

Excellent road and rail links to London and Norwich and yet surrounded by peaceful countryside and quiet country lanes, it is difficult to find a better location.

What makes this house unique

Clients who choose to stay at Rushall Lodge will find something for everyone, the younger generation (who need wi-fi to survive.... yes we have that too!) will be enthralled by the choice of big pool, big garden or big games room. Others the wildlife that abounds or simply the chance to relax by an open fire, or a walk to the country pub (don’t forget to wear something bright when walking at night)

Rushall Lodge is for some, a holiday in itself, you can simply stock up with groceries, close the drive gates and disappear.

Others use it as a luxurious base to explore all Norfolk and Suffolk have to offer, or discover the tranquil country lanes that meander off in all directions from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

1 Three generations of the same family here- a wonderful time had by all.

2 Everything as stated, couldn't fault it, housekeepers on hand and very helpful.

3.Pool magnificent, house wonderful, definitely coming back.

4.We cant believe the variety of wildlife in the garden, beautiful!

(comments taken from guests visitors book)
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Norfolk District in Norfolk

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • ~En-suite bathroom with wide shower enclosure, wc and basin. ~Family bathroom with wc, bath, shower and basin. ~Ground floor double width shower room with double width enclosure and basin, wc. ~Changing room with wc.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (6 Bedrooms) plus travel cot & sofa bed. Notes on bedrooms: Two double bedded rooms, two single bedded rooms and two twin bedded rooms, one of which is on the ground floor and has an adjoining room with sofa-bed, making it very useful for those having difficulty with stairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Drying of swimming towels within pool area very easy as large de-humidifier in constant operation. Bring your own towels! Adult height security lock to pool access and glass / food restrictions apply. Pool 6 feet deep at far end and 3feet 6in at shallow end. No pets accepted No smoking permitted. Not available as party venue. Only family groups or couples Outside: The indoor swimming pool is heated all year round to 30 degrees c. the hot tub is kept at 37 degrees c. No extra charge for heating. pool is 32 ft by 16 ft with depth range 3ft 6in to 6 ft there is a swim jet pump fitted to the deep end for swimming against the tide! the pool complex is private, accessed from within the house and has views to your private 2 acre garden via 4 sets of French doors. the very large paved patio area has a range of furniture and is lit at night by glass globes on the balustrade pillars. Wildlife common to the grounds are Muntjack deer, pheasant, rabbits, partridge and grouse plus wide variety of birds and ducks. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer, vacuum cleaner, freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided. Towels are not included. Property cleaned on every booking. In event of a two week booking property is cleaned on a weekly basis by arrangement with clients Other: The large conservatory contains the snooker table, baby grand piano and library. further french doors lead onto patio. In winter this room is heated by a cast iron burner that uses coal or logs, available locally. Multi-gym (adult use only)


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Norfolk country House with Indoor Heated Pool And Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.678571 based on 29 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We booked the property as a surprise 60th birthday party with a few friends.

The property has everything you need, great grounds with wildlife as a bonus.

We were all very impressed.

Ian Knights

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely guests who enjoyed their stay....and have already contacted us to book again!
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Nice house in lovely county location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family get together. The pool and hot tub were lovely as was the games conservatory. Lovely bedrooms

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, in the heart of the country side.... a group of nine of us stayed for two nights, we felt welcome & at home. Plenty of space, well equipped kitchen, very clean, comfortable beds, fabulous outdoor area, lovely heated large pool & fab hot tub, perfect for unwinding & getting away from it all, but close enough to venture into Norwich, as we did. Great service & communication from both the owner and the lovely couple that look after the house. Would definitely recommend & certainly hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.....always nice to hear that clients have enjoyed staying at Rushall Lodge, and we look forward to welcoming you all back soon! The number of return visitors helps us assess if we are getting it right......this year nearly a half of our bookings are repeat bookings, with some re booking before they have departed!
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Great property for a family get together, very peaceful location.

  • 4 of 5

Great house, we all enjoyed the pool and garden as we were lucky enough to have dry sunny weather. Kitchen well equipped and good lay out for group catering.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments......we make every effort to present Rushall Lodge at its best, so our guests enjoy its unique mix of space, facilities and peaceful location.
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Lovely 60th weekend. Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Stunning. A relaxed birthday weekend with friends. We swam,jacuzzi'd and ate both in and out ( Crown Pulham Green and The Crown at Burston both great ). Bill and Lisa were so helpful. Perfect relaxed way to celebrate my 60th. I hope to come again and would reccomend it

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Rushall Lodge has been refurbished, having had a new kitchen, new carpets throughout, and new lounge furniture. These updates complement the existing features and facilities, to make sure visitors can really appreciate the experience of staying here!
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Christmas 2016

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic Christmas family holiday at Rushall Lodge.

From the moment we were greeted at the door by Lisa standing next to the most enormous Christmas tree, to the moment we left we enjoyed every moment.

We are a three generation family of 12, with 2 three year olds and the youngest being just 6 months but this beautiful house was large enough to accommodate us all and give us plenty of space for quieter moments when needed.

We were lucky to be the first visitors to appreciate the updates and improvements that have recently been completed which include a new light and bright kitchen, fabulously comfortable new sofas and new flooring throughout.

The new kitchen is very well equipped and spacious enough for the family to help prepare meals (no lonely sprout peeling!) There are 3 fridges at the property and 2 freezers so there was plenty of storage for our Christmas food supplies.

Next to the kitchen is the dining room overlooking the very large garden, perfect for formal dining, there is also a large breakfast bar in the kitchen too.

The newly furnished lounge is cosy and warm with a large woodburner which kept us all toasty in the evenings.

Off the lounge is generous conservatory with a pool table. table football and piano- plus a library of books if you have time to read.

There are 5 light and airy bedrooms upstairs with fresh white bed linen and 2 bathrooms (one en-suite)

Downstairs are a further 2 rooms, one with twin beds and a sofa bed.

The whole family made good use of the large warm swimming pool and of course the hot tub, which is checked regularly by Bill.

Beyond the pool entrance are further rooms which house the washing machine, tumble dryer, extra fridge, freezers and multi-gym. This large storage area also became our secret hiding place for Christmas presents away from prying eyes!

We really had the most fabulous Christmas and loved it so much we have booked to come back again for Christmas 2017.

Huge thanks to Paul, Lisa and Bill for making us feel so welcome

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the new look we have given to Rushall Lodge! The fact that you rebooked before you left says it all!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Half moon
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Half moon
Nearest Ski
350 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Great Yarmouth
Car: necessary


Just 1 mile from the Great Yarmouth Rd. then usually about 40 mins by car to quiet beach at Gorleston on sea.

Another trip popular with youngsters is crab fishing at Walberswick again only 40 minutes by car.

Norfolk Broads starts at Beccles just 15 mins by car.


Nearest airports 1. NORWICH 20 mins by car. 2. STANSTED 1 hour by car.

(Car recommended for further travel or shopping.)


Nearest shop farm shop 1 mile, Pub Restaurant 1 mile

Town of Harleston with all amenities 3 miles.

Market town of Diss 5 miles.

City if Norwich 11 miles.

London 99 miles.

Further Details:

Short drive to Harleston, lovely little shops, a supermarket, banks, and tennis courts in the park.

Beccles,close by car, is the start of Norfolk Broads.

Diss, an old market town has a lovely pedestrianised centre with a beautiful church at the top of the road and several places from which you can dine or have a drink and enjoy a lovely view over the lake, called Diss Mere. My personal favorite is the back room of the fish and chip restaurant. Decorated with a seaside theme its food and views won't disappoint!

Less than 1 mile away is the Half Moon, an old coaching inn, which has open fires and the best 'pub grub' including the un-finishable 'full moon grill'. You will need to book in advance, but worth the effort. The nearby village of Pulham Market where two very old pubs look over the village green...truly back in time!

Banham Zoo is a great day out from here and is a lovely experience, it is well thought out and spacious.

If you don't want to go out in the car, there are lanes to walk in the countryside close to the house where the chances of seeing a car are very slim. In the summer, our huge garden with its Silver birch wood at the end will make you feel like you are in your own private park!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Norfolk District, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Ht oct 18
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb HT 19
8 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
Feb '19 ht 2
15 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
5 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 19
26 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May BH
3 May 2019 - 5 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
31 May 2019 - 11 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Pre hol
12 Jul 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer hol
19 Jul 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct H term
25 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
HT2 oct
1 Nov 2019 - 7 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
Pre Xmas 19
13 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
XMAS / N Year
20 Dec 2019 - 9 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable on booking, remainder 8 weeks from holiday start date.
Returnable security deposit: £250 payable in cash on arrival returned by cheque posted to your given address provided conditions observed during rental period:
No Smoking indoors ~ No additional guests to arrive ~ House left clean/tidy including cooking range/ovens.~No glassware allowed in pool/spa area ~ No pets ~ Fireworks not allowed ( horses nearby ) Relaxing venue, no parties/loud music.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Fridays and Mondays. Arrivals at 4pm, departures at 10 am. Other times by mutual arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices from £1500 per week to £3000 per week,
weekends from £975 for 3 nights ( off peak, Sept-March )
Please contact owners for prices and offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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