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Large Quirky Country House Perfect for Parties, Gatherings and Celebrations

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Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 37
  • 16 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms, 3 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeping up to 37 guests in 12 bedrooms, a comfortable home from home

Nestled down a quiet lane in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside is Gunthorpe Hall. A Victorian/Georgian Hall, in part designed by Sir John Soane, sympathetically restored as a private home providing comfort and quirky surroundings whilst retaining the original charm of the property.

Gunthorpe Hall comprises 12 bedrooms sleeping up to 37 guests family style. There are an additional 4 bedrooms available (sleeping up to 11 people) in Wing House if additional accommodation is required - please enquire for more details.

If both properties are hired, up to 48 guests can be accommodated, where both friends and family can enjoy quality weekends together under one roof. We encourage guests to bring dressing gowns and slippers, to really get into the feel of using the Hall as your 'home from home' for your weekend.

We welcome groups to celebrate birthdays, family re-unions, corporate and team building events, spiritualist retreats, weddings or friends just looking to spend quality time together.

Our large dining room can seat up to 68 for a formal celebratory dinner, or more buffet style.

Our grade II listed home has plenty of space for guests to spread out in. Relax by the open fire in our welcoming Sitting Room, tinkle on the ivories on the grand piano in the Oak Hall, unwind with a glass of wine on the Parterre, dance the night away in the Oak Hall, get active with a game of croquet, badminton or cricket in the garden, or let the big kids loose in the Billiard Room. Gunthorpe Hall is the perfect country getaway at any time of year.

The grounds offer a unique opportunity for you to host on-site games such as clay pigeon shooting, archery and treasure hunts. The beautiful landscaped gardens are a fantastic setting for drinks, picnics or a BBQ during your stay. There is also a quiet, tranquil fishing lake that you are welcome to fish during your stay – please bring your fishing gear with you.

Our large Victorian walled vegetable garden, along with our own flock of sheep, chickens and ducks, inspire the delicious meals prepared by the Gunthorpe Team. We can fully cater for your stay, provide a special dinner for you and your guests to relax and be waited on, or you can entirely self-cater.

We are ideally located to access and explore the fantastic beaches (Wells, Holkham, Sheringham etc..), quaint marketing towns and endless attractions of North Norfolk. There is always something to do in North Norfolk. The Crawfish pub serving Thai food and local ale is only a mile away, and a larger gastro pub The Kings Head is 5 miles away that can accommodate much larger groups for meals.

Other things to do locally include Hot Air Ballooning, Bird Watching, Sailing, Seal Trips, Cycling, Fishing, Amazona Zoo, Swimming, Wroxham Barns, Pensthorpe Natural Park, Dinosaur Adventure, Horse Racing, Bewilderwood, Golf, Horse Riding, Steam Trains, Tank Driving, Davenport's Magic Kingdom, Hilltop Outdoor Centre, Blickling, Felbrigg and Holkham Hall and there is of course lots of shopping!

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is only 5 minutes away and an absolute must see. During winter months, we are able to offer a couple of rooms on a Bed & Breakfast basis for those attending the Christmas show.

Hire rates vary depending on season and nature of event held at the Hall. Please contact us for a bespoke quote for your stay.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Toni-Marie Milliken
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2017

About Toni-Marie Milliken

Toni and Jamie have been the managers at Gunthorpe Hall now for nearly 3 years, and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Toni-Marie Milliken purchased this chateau / country house in 1981

Why Toni-Marie Milliken chose Norfolk & The Broads

Gunthorpe Hall has a character all of its own, which can only be experienced to be understood. Having been lovingly restored by volunteers, friends and family over 30 years ago, the spirit of fun, collaboration and enthusiasm is ever present in everything we do here.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The Gunthorpe Hall team staff the Hall all year round, and work their socks off to ensure that you have the most pleasant and enjoyable stay during your time here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing 3 nights. Both kids & adults enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to another memorable family event here!
Jul 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing 3 nights. Both kids & adults enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to another memorable family event here!
Jul 2016
  • 1 of 11

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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect from start to finish, excellent hosts, great support and amazing accommodation and grounds. Food was delicious and we had a really memorable weekend. Thank you Gunthorpe Hall. Hoping to find an excuse to return!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Gunthorpe Hall has a character all of its own, which can only be experienced to be understood. Having been lovingly restored by volunteers, friends and family over 30 years ago, the spirit of fun, collaboration and enthusiasm is ever present in everything we do here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 21 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Crawfish at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Harwich at 100 Miles Nearest Golf : Fakenham at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Kings Lynn at 28 Miles Nearest Motorway : M11 at 72 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Crawfish at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Wells Next The Sea/Weybourne at 12 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Gunthorpe Hall is located in the picturesque North Norfolk countryside within 10 mins drive of the sea at Blakeney, a mere 25 mins from the picturesque beaches of Holkham and Wells, and only 25-30 mins from the popular seaside towns of Sheringham and Cromer. There is a pebble beach at both Weybourne and Salthouse for those not keen on getting sandy toes.

Travel:

The nearest airports are Norwich, Luton and Stansted. The nearest and most convenient train stations if travelling from London are Kings Lynn and Norwich.

Distances:

The popular historic market town of Holt is close by and offers a wealth of bespoke shops, quality pubs and hotels, eateries and a small theatre.

Fakenham is only a short drive and offers a racecourse, shopping, restaurants, pubs and a small cinema.

Both Pensthorpe Nature Park and Walsingham Abbey are a 10 min drive away, and we are only a 5 min drive from the spectacular Thursford Christmas Spectacular - we seasonally offer B&B for those wishing to visit the unmissable show.

Further Details:

There are a number of supermarkets that deliver to Gunthorpe Hall, including Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury's. You are within a 10 minute drive of Tesco, Morrison's and Budgens. There are a number of wonderful local deli/farm shops including 'Back to the Garden', 'Walsingham Farm Shop' and 'Bakers and Larners' of Holt. The Salthouse Dun Cow pub comes highly recommended for lunch or dinner, and also are dog friendly.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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£3,999
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To secure a booking, we require a signed booking form along with a £1000 deposit. The remaining rental balance is due one month before the start of your stay, along with 80% of any linen, catering and services we are providing you. The remaining rental balance and fuel charge are payable within one month of departure.

Changeover Day:
Our typical weekend hire runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning, more or less days can be catered for upon request.

Notes on prices:
Our typical weekend runs from 3pm Friday to 11am on Sunday. The price for weekend hire (not weekly hire) of Gunthorpe Hall varies by time of year, number of guests, type of hire (i.e. family get-together vs Wedding) etc. Oil and electricity is metered during your stay and charged post departure, we provide a fuel estimate for the time of year and duration of your stay for budgeting. Coal and logs for the open fires are included in the rental cost. Towels are available at a cost of £4 per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Gunthorpe Hall team staff the Hall all year round, and work their socks off to ensure that you have the most pleasant and enjoyable stay during your time here.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Confessional Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Grey Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Boot Room Toilet - Toilet
  • Swift En suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Austin En suite - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Georgian Flat Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Wing House Downstairs - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Wing House Upstairs - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Wing House Toilet Downstairs - Toilet
  • Wing House Toilet Upstairs - Toilet
  • Shower Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • We have 2 en-suite bathrooms and 4 independent bathrooms within the Hall. If taken, Wing House has 2 bathrooms, and 2 additional separate toilets.

Bedrooms

  • 16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 37
  • Faits - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Kertmegi - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Hancock - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Hardingham - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Maclaren - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, This room can be 3 single beds or 1 double and 1 single
  • Gladstone - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, This platform room can be 1 double or 2 singles
  • Wing House - Double - 1 Double Bed
  • Wing House - Triple - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Can be 1 x double and 1 x single, or 2 x singles
  • Wing House - 'Sitting Room' - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Can be 1 x double and 2 x singles OR 4 x singles
  • Wing House - Double Upstairs - 1 Double Bed
  • Robinson - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Ditchburn - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Lows - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Carter - 2 Single Bed
  • Swift - 1 Large Double Bed, 3 Single Bed, This room can be 5 x singles OR 1 x double and 3 x singles
  • Austin - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Gunthorpe Hall sleeps up to 37 guests in 12 bedrooms. A number of bedrooms can be configured in different ways to best suit your guests requirements. All of our bedrooms are spacious, and can comfortably sleep the amount of guests in them. Wing House (if hired) sleeps up to 11 guests in 4 bedrooms. The maximum total sleeping capacity of both the Hall and Wing House is 48.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A full sleeping plan of all bedrooms is available on the 'Contact Us' page of our website. A template can be provided for ease of working out your sleeping configuration. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There are 3 toilet rolls, along with fresh bath mats and hand towels in all bathrooms on arrival. Other: We have a large dining room that can be configured in a number of ways to seat from 24 up to a maximum of 68 for a formal setting.

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