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Traditional Handsome Norfolk House In A Quiet Village In North Norfolk

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House in Ringstead, Nr. Hunstanton, North Norfolk, England - Only A Couple Of Miles To Hunstanton, Brancaster And A Few More To Burnham Market

Manningham House is a Carrstone and brick detached house is the pretty traditional village of Ringstead. The village has a pub serving food, a large playground and a locally stocked shop (with curios for sale) all within walking distance. It is perfectly located for visiting the beaches of Holme, Hunstanton, Brancaster, Holkham and Wells and the large houses of Sandringham and Holkam. The beautiful sandy beaches, nature reserves and walks can all be found within a short distance. For keen walkers, Peddars Way and Ringstead Downs are both in Ringstead. The house can accommodate 6 guests (+ 1 baby) and prices include all bills, linen (not towels) and tea towels. A high chair and travel cot are provided (but not baby linen). The Aga, woodburner and open fires provide a cosy atmosphere in winter and in summer the sunny garden is perfect for BBQ and table-tennis.

elizabeth cooke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About elizabeth cooke

My husband and I live in Essex but we love spending time in Norfolk. Ringstead is that hidden gem: close to the beaches but just off the coast road. Children and families all love it!

elizabeth cooke purchased this house in 1994

Why elizabeth cooke chose

Norfolk is simply stunning! The huge expanses of sandy beaches never cease to amaze us. In winter they offer bracing walks and in the height of summer holidays they can still feel remote. Norfolk is known for its huge skies, often portrayed by local artists and photographers. The pubs, the farm shops, the fish shops all keep us well fed during our stay and the car goes back home laden with goodies for the following week. Manningham House used to be our regular weekend bolt hole from London as it is only just over two hours by car. Having moved to the countryside we still enjoy our visits to the most beautiful coastline in the UK!

What makes this house unique

The village of Ringstead is perfectly located: only 5-10 minutes from the beaches and coast road but also in the tranquility of the countryside. It is well catered for with a shop, pub, playground, antiques centre and garden centre - good for browsing. We always come away with something we never knew we needed! For those wanting a quiet time, the back garden of Manningham House is a suntrap and many an afternoon is spent having a bbq and wandering across to the pub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A super house in a great location. Heaps of things to do in the area.'

'The house is beautiful and feels like a proper home.'

'Our best holiday rental ever - really enjoyed the garden and the outdoor space'.

'As always, easy to arrive and difficult to leave.'
Jan 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


Lovely holiday in Norfolk

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 5 night stay at Manningham House in a picturesque peaceful village the house has everything you could possibly need and more for a self catering holiday with the added bonus of The Gin Trap Inn across the road.(Food very good)

Liz the owner handled our booking and any queries quickly and efficiently.

Would recommend and return again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you found everything you needed in the house. We love the Gin Trap too - good food and just opposite, what more could you ask for? We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for your kind review.
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First class

  • 5 of 5

Another first class stay at Manningham House. Since we first visited three years ago the house has been lovingly maintained with great attention to detail and offered the space, quality and ambience that we look for in holiday accommodation. Local activities are plentiful, from a lazy lunch at the nearby Gin Trapp pub and walk along the Peddars Way, to kayaking off Huntstanton Beach and being watched by curious seals. I'm pretty sure we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased that you appreciated the improvements we have made recently to Manningham House. The spaciousness and comfort of the house are much appreciated by our guests, as they can really relax in the two sitting rooms and kitchen diner. You are right about there being so much to do in the locality and you will find there is still plenty more new things to try next time you visit.
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way. What more can we say.

Visited with elderly relatives, everything was great from booking, info, accuracy of photos and details provided. Location great, we walked for miles from house, cycled for miles from house, and did memory trips out with the elderly relatives. The local shop and pub are a hugger asset to keep less mobile entertained.

Peaceful, comfortable, not lacking in any way.

We were so lucky to find this property and would recommend it to anyone, any family group. Just wished it was our house!

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you found everything as expected and that you were happy with your stay in Ringstead. For a small village we are fortunate to have a popular pub and a well-stocked shop, as well as the church, playground and nursery. All only a few miles from the sandy beaches for which Norfolk is so famous.
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Warm and welcoming. Perfect location and property

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is lovely. From the Open fireplaces to the well appointed kitchen to the lovely deep bath in the family bathroom. It has a beautiful Aga in the kitchen as well as a modern oven and hob. There are plenty of utensils, cutlery and crockery for 6 people. All the rooms are more than large enough for the whole party (should you have 6 people attending). The En-suite is very spacious, the beds are extrememly comfortable and the duvets are thick and warm. The added bonus of the second reception room (or as we called it "the quiet lounge") is great. The garden is a sun-trap in the afternoon and it was lovely to see the baby rabbits coming in to the garden morning and evening. The location is excellent. It is far enough off the beaten track to be near silent in the evening (we sat out and listened to the owls hooting in the woods nearby in the evening) yet close enough to the coast to feel "by the seaside". The local shop is a little treasure trove and the location of the local pub is great but do book early as it is VERY popular.

The owner is very helpful with information and assistance. It is clean, tidy and has all the "home comforts".

All in all a fantastic weekend, with everything you could want either in a house or in a location.

Well worth the 5* rating.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Manningham House and Ringstead so much. Being warm and comfortable on holiday is key to a relaxing and fun time, especially in winter, and we do try to ensure that our house is (almost) a home from home. Do hope you will book with us next time you visit our area of Norfolk.
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Cosy house for a winter break

  • 5 of 5

Manningham House is an elegant building and very spacious inside. We walked straight into a warm welcoming kitchen on a very cold day. The whole house felt cosy, and was very clean with comfortable beds, and lovely duvets and pillows. The village is peaceful and friendly and in an excellent location for exploring the area. We need to visit again in the summer to make the most of the garden that gets the afternoon sun. Good secure parking space. A really lovely holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about our house in RIngstead and we were glad to hear that you were warm and comfortable during that cold snap. We look forward to welcoming you back in the warmer weather when you will find it is very easy to while away the sunny days in the garden, having a bbq and playing table-tennis.
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Relaxing break in a home from home

  • 5 of 5

Felt instantly at home in this well equipped, warm house! Plenty of space for 4 adults and 2 children and good location to reach the coast, a quick drive away. Superb kitchen with aga and also electric oven and local pub the Gin Trap is opposite too for great food & local shop sells everything you need - if your thinking about booking this house then don't hesitate, its lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that you enjoyed staying in our house in Ringstead. You are right - it is homely and well located, just off the beaten track but so close to the coast. We love the Ringstead Stores as well - where else can you browse through knick-knacks and stock up on food supplies both in the same shop?
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Before Easter
18 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter break
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half-term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late September
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half-term
20 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required and full payment is due 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit of £200 is also payable.
10% reduction for repeat bookings of a full week or longer; first booking must have been made directly with the owner.

Short breaks - Please contact me for accurate prices of shorter breaks. These are dependent on the time of the year and the nights chosen and they may vary from the quoted prices above.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Friday, except during the summer when it is Saturday. We are very flexible depending on availability.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks and long weekends are available and flexible. Please contact for availability and prices.
10% reduction for repeat bookings. The first booking must have been made directly with the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Hunstanton in Kings Lynn & West Norfolk

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Ensuite to bedroom 1, heated towel rail, basin, loo
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Underfloor heating, heated towel rail, loo, basin
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 Family bathroom has roll top bath with showerhead, separate shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' bed. With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , good-sized room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , good-sized room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) plus one baby in cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No smoking or pets are permitted on the property. Outside: Private enclosed rear garden laid partly to lawn and partly to gravel for parking and BBQ. Garden furniture and large BBQ. Table tennis in garage - very popular. Front garden is private and walled. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, tea towels, oven gloves are included. Towels, bathmats and travel cot linen are not. Cleaning and linen change is done on changeover days and after one week for guests staying two weeks. Extra cleaning can be arranged at extra cost.

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