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Norfolk country House with Indoor Heated Pool And Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 life.....re booking their favourite week as soon as they leave!

More Details

paul Jackson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

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

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 Harleston in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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)


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)


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: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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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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: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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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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: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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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Rushall Lodge is in need of some TLC but was cozy. The pool made up for the shortfalls.

  • 3 of 5

Paul Jackson, the owner was very helpful and made the booking process easy. The deposit was returned by cheque in good time.The housekeepers, Bill & Lisa were helpful too and made contact by phone with arrival details etc. The house was spacious but for us it was all about the pool. It was wonderfully warm and a really good size. Bill visited daily to check the hot tub and was very helpful & friendly. Getting a phone signal was difficult and the best place for WIFI was in the kitchen. However, there is a breakfast bar which we sat around regularly. It was lovely to have ducks, chickens and a woodpecker visit the garden. The conservatory was very cold as you would expect in October. We had to buy stuff to burn on the stove but it was just smokey and would not work which made it a no go area. Southwold and Aldeburgh are worth visiting. If you are a gardener or a steam enthusiast then Bressingham is a must. Overall we enjoyed Rushall Lodge but with a little TLC it could be amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Rushall Lodge. The house is currently undergoing a kitchen refurbishment and new carpets fitted throughout! Like most woodburners, there is a knack to lighting it and we always use it in the winter ( make a very small brightly burning fire and add to it gradually......it is a lovely feature to see and enjoy!)
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A great weekend spent in a lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual crafting weekend at Rushall Lodge last October and enjoyed it so much we returned again this year which very much speaks for itself. The house is perfect for us with good bedroom arrangements and plenty of room around the table for the 7 of us to do our different projects whilst the well equipped kitchen is spacious and becomes a hub for socialising whilst cooking the evening meal. The lounge is a good size and great for chilling out with a glass of wine. The pool and Jacuzzi and are great facilities to have for a relaxing weekend away and were well used. We arrived on the Friday and the time flew by as the house is very comfortable and we felt at home from the minute we arrived. Bill and Lisa were on hand if we needed anything and are both very friendly and helpful. We have just booked to return again next October which is just about the best recommendation we can give for Rushall Lodge.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ten Happy People

  • 5 of 5

Everything was made very simple by Paul re booking. On arrival the house is deceptive it does not appear that large , but once you get inside ,it is so bright and airy ,with all rooms a good size. There were ten of us celebrating our Golden Wedding , and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the time there.. Great kitchen, with large range cooker, plenty of crockery and utensils everything very clean, and a large dining table where we could all gather.The males in the party enjoyed the snooker table, but the most popular area was the pool and hot tub.The pool is a great size for swimmers and is so warm ,it is like getting into a lovely warm bath. The hot tub was a pleasure to use, great temperature and jets, we all spent a lot of time in there., so much so my granddaughter wants to go back next year ! Lisa and Bill were very friendly and near at hand if we had any queries The local pub has now closed ,but we had a super meal at The Crown at Pulham Market, would definitely recommend a visit good food and an attractive dining room .ALM taxis were very efficient We spent a few hours out on a boat on The Broads on Sunday, which is a pleasant area to visit..The weather was not that good ,but I can imagine it in summer with the large garden and patio enjoying a barbecue.

I cannot think of a better place to have gathered with the family to celebrate. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review.......Rushall Lodge is a perfect setting for a family get together, and so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you returning. We have a large number of repeat bookings from contented family groups now, which is lovely for them and us!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Pre holiday
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct HT 17
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pre festive
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Feb HT 18
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
Pre hol
20 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer hol
27 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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.
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