Snettisham • Sleeps 10 • Dogs welcome
This is a stunning grade 2 listed period property that combines a beautiful building with a private and rural location. Set in a raised position above the coastal village of Snettisham, Norton House boasts a large, mature garden in which to relax and enjoy some well-earned time away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. A true gem offering an unforgettable experience!
This is a stunning grade 2 listed period property that combines a beautiful building with a private and rural location. Set in a raised position above the coastal village of Snettisham, Norton House boasts a very large, mature garden in which to relax and enjoy some well-earned time away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. A true gem offering an unforgettable experience!
The architecture of the house maximises the potential offered by the idyllic setting with the many gothic style windows bringing the natural light and surrounding landscape into the house. Many rooms provide direct access to the garden, perfect for al fresco entertainment on a lazy summers evening.
Many rooms include working wood burners and you’ll never lack for comfort. To supplement the entertainment, a bar billiards table has been positioned in the main lounge area. For friendly competition only of course! For those amongst us that prefer a quiet read and a glass of wine, you can choose from one of the many window seats, reception rooms or you can even just pitch up against the old apple tree.
The stunning open plan kitchen/dining room provides a fabulous space to gather everyone for a sociable meal together while making sure the chef doesn’t get left out! This area joins seamlessly to a stunning patio and outside entertaining space through bi-fold doors.The contemporary handmade kitchen is beautifully finished with granite worktops and is fully equipped with top of the range appliances including; a large fridge freezer with ice dispenser, a separate wine cooling fridge, dishwasher, large oven with gas hob, a separate double oven and grill, microwave and toaster. The large centre island has an additional sink with an instant boiling hot water tap and is serviced with 4 breakfast stools.
At the opposite end of the room, the dining area is filled with natural light from the above lantern roof and the large bi-fold doors along one side of the room, which can be opened onto the patio to connect the inside and outside spaces. The handmade natural oak dining table is an attractive centrepiece that comfortably seats up to 12 guests, and the large decorative antique dresser to the side of the table houses a TV.
On the ground floor you have the choice of three beautifully decorated reception areas; a second dining room, a main lounge and finally a separate TV/chill out room.
The second dining room is more formal and can capably host a sit-down meal for 10 guests, and you can imagine sitting there long into the evening, enjoying a little after dinner treat.
Adjacent to the dining room is the main lounge, this was once actually two rooms but is now a very generous space with lots of comfy seating. In addition, there is a fully restored vintage bar billiards table that is in perfect working condition. This is a fun addition to the house, beyond what you might ordinarily expect, great entertainment for all the family. The room also features a wood burner.
The last of the three rooms is the TV chill out room where a separate group can play games or relax in front of the 49inch curved Smart TV on the large leather corner sofa. This sofa also converts to a double bed should additional sleeping accommodation be required (Please note that there is an additional charge for the sofa bed to be made up, please enquire with the team should this be something you wish to use) This room also has a working wood burner.
Dogs are welcome to join you in this room and the kitchen/diner, but we respectfully request dogs are not allowed into bedrooms or the lounge/billiard room.
The utility room is an ideal doggy chill out/sleeping area, the coolest spot in the house during summer and boast’s its own fully fenced dog garden, ideal for night time leg stretching! The utility room also has a Belfast sink, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Norton House offers 5 bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, and all are finessed to a luxury standard with tranquillity and comfort very much to the fore. The range of beds and rooms makes the property suitable for different types of group, regardless of age.
The ground floor bedroom features an attractive super king size bed, with a large wardrobe to match, a relaxed seating area with 2 comfy arm chairs and a table, which are well positioned to look out onto the patio and across the garden, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee and a read of the paper! There is also a dressing table with a stool and mirror tucked away to create a private dressing area, a Netflix enabled Smart TV and a magnificent en suite bathroom. You can also open the French doors onto the patio where there is seating for 2 and connects to the other patio areas along the side of the house adjoining the kitchen/dining room.
The en suite bathroom is beautifully decorated with gothic style tiles to match the architecture of the house and features a large walk in shower area with a choice of rain effect or power shower options, a lavish, freestanding roll top bath, sink, WC and a heated towel rail.
There is also a separate shower room with WC on the ground floor.
The master bedroom is situated on the first floor and features a super king size bed, two lovely views, complete with window seats overlooking the front and side gardens. Ample hanging space is afforded to guests and the room also includes a Freeview TV.
As you enter the bedroom you do first go through a side room in which the owners have thoughtfully installed a permanent cot. For those of you with children under 2 years of age, this is a real plus. When in the main bedroom you are only a matter of steps from the side room, reducing the need for being on tip toes after bedtime.
The room also benefits from its own superb, modern en suite bathroom with a huge freestanding bath, walk-in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 has comfy twin beds, which can be zip and linked to make a super king bed, with views over the front garden. Again, you are treated to unique styling, period features and plenty of hanging space.
Bedroom 4 offers a super king size bed, chest of drawers, decorative screen and features the attractive exposed brick work of the property. Why not relax in the window seat and read a good book while taking in the beautiful views across the front garden!
Bedroom 5 has a super king size bed and again overlooks the apple trees at the front of the property. This south facing aspect is great with a coffee in the morning! The room has been elegantly furnished with local artwork and includes a dressing table with drawers, a Freeview TV and a working wood burner, ideal for cuddling up to on winter nights.
There is a second contemporary family bathroom located next to bedroom 5 with a huge freestanding bath, walk-in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.
The pictures featured in the accompanying slideshow speak amply about the nature of the garden, but to illustrate further…
Whatever time of year, the garden at Norton House reveals many treasures. In the spring the blossom of the flowering currants or the apple trees brings joy to the space and encourages you to think about the impending return of bountiful summer. Hellebore’s, bluebells and daffodils fill the flowerbeds and the buzz of queen bee’s (and other early risers) provides the accompanying soundtrack. The warmer weather brings further life to the garden and guests are welcomed to use any of the fruit from within it.
For family groups the garden offers a diverse area where you can feel reassured that the nearest road is half a mile away down a private track. Therefore, they can play in the spacious garden (that’s nearly big enough for a decent game of cricket) without concern. So, relax in a sunny spot while the kids enjoy themselves!
There is a long patio running along the side of the house that is accessed from the large bi-fold doors in the dining room. Here you will find 3 distinct areas that seamlessly link together; an al fresco dining area with a table and chairs seating 10 guests and a gas BBQ, a more relaxed seating area with rattan sofas and further down you can access the area outside of the ground floor bedroom.
The garden does have stone walls and mature hedging with a wire fence but is not completely escape proof for the most determined canine escapologist, therefore it is recommended not to leave dogs unsupervised while they are in the main garden. However, the small doggy garden outside the utility room is fully fenced.
The property offers generous off-road parking for up to six cars, ideal for large groups.
The village of Snettisham is situated on the North Norfolk coast, just a few miles from the royal residence at Sandringham and boasts a superb RSPB reserve, beach, award winning 14th century coaching inn – The Rose and Crown, and Snettisham Park Farm, a working farm offering fantastic family days out. Within a 10-mile radius you also have the popular coastal villages and towns of Old Hunstanton, Holme-next-the-Sea, Thornham and Titchwell. Some great beaches, places to eat, walks and nature reserves all await your exploration!
At a glance
Sleeps up to 10 guests
£500 Good Housekeeping Deposit
3 Dogs Welcome
Five Beautiful Bedrooms,
One on the Ground Floor
Two En Suites with Separate Bath & Walk in Shower
First Floor Family Bathroom
Additional Ground Floor Shower Room
Traditional Bar Billiards Table
Separate TV Room
Large Dining Room
Ideal for Friends & Family
Off-road parking for 6 cars
Croquet, Boules, Badminton & Quoits sets for Garden Use
Mature Gardens with Outside Seating & Dining Space
Accepts Hot Tubs
Wood Burners (starter pack provided Oct-Mar)
Complimentary Welcome Hamper
Bath Robes & Slippers
Luxury White Towels & Linens
Arrival day: Friday
Arrival time: 4pm
Departure time: 10am
7/14 night stays and 3 night short breaks start on a Friday 4 night short breaks start on a Monday
Short breaks are priced at 80% of full-week price. Alternative start days may be possible outside peak weeks.
|Dates||7 night price||Short breaks*|
|7th January 2022 → 10th February 2022||£1650||£1320|
|11th February 2022 → 24th February 2022||£1900||£1520|
|25th February 2022 → 10th March 2022||£1650||£1320|
|11th March 2022 → 24th March 2022||£1900||£1520|
|25th March 2022 → 31st March 2022||£2500|
|1st April 2022 → 14th April 2022||£4600|
|15th April 2022 → 21st April 2022||£4025|
|22nd April 2022 → 28th April 2022||£2500|
|29th April 2022 → 5th May 2022||£3050|
|6th May 2022 → 26th May 2022||£2700|
|27th May 2022 → 2nd June 2022||£5175|
|3rd June 2022 → 16th June 2022||£3050|
|17th June 2022 → 23rd June 2022||£3450|
|24th June 2022 → 30th June 2022||£4025|
|1st July 2022 → 21st July 2022||£4600|
|22nd July 2022 → 25th August 2022||£5175|
|26th August 2022 → 1st September 2022||£4600|
|2nd September 2022 → 8th September 2022||£4025|
|9th September 2022 → 22nd September 2022||£3450|
|23rd September 2022 → 13th October 2022||£2700|
|14th October 2022 → 27th October 2022||£3050|
|28th October 2022 → 3rd November 2022||£1900|
|4th November 2022 → 22nd December 2022||£1650||£1320|
|23rd December 2022 → 5th January 2023||£5175||£4140|
|Later dates||Please contact us for details|
|Rates shown do not include £20 booking fee.||*available outside peak weeks|
Getting to Norton House
Guest book for Norton House
We had a fabulous visit to Norfolk staying at Norton House, Snettisham. The house was just fabulous, very welcoming, homely and warm.
Extremely well equipped with more than just one of everything for each person. Best holiday house we have had. The dogs loved the garden and enclosed garden was ideal for last toilet stop of evening.
Ideally situated the surrounding area had lots to offer and a fabulous beach was never far away.
We had a problem with the plumbing in one of the en-suite toilets but one phone call and your maintenance team were out had it fixed within the day with no need for us to be in house.
Great service from your team, whatever the query. I only wish you covered more areas other than Norfolk.
Would not hesitate to recommend your company/house to anyone 10 out of 10. Well done.
Extremely well decorated house and lots of thought into who was staying and needs of each guest. Lovely to find a home that accepted 3 dogs and made space for them.
Anyone staying at Norton House with Barefoot Retreats looking after them is in for a treat .Thank you.
We absolutely loved Norton House, it is gorgeous. We loved the welcome hamper and gorgeous Sandringham apple juice. The bar billiards table was a master stroke - my two nieces learned to play and we had lots of games together. The dogs (and us) loved the garden - so well kept, we ate some apples, and the humans did as well. Victoria plums - wonderful. It was a great place to have a reunion with our Miami relatives over for a short break. Thanks very much, we'd definitely come along again.