|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Set in the heart of the breathtaking Big Skies of the Norfolk Countryside, the award- winning Coach House is an idyllic bolthole on a private country estate. The warmest of welcomes awaits! The Coach House was featured in the Daily Express 'Top Ten Holiday Homes for Groups 2015'.
Quietly found at the end of its own sweeping driveway on the edge of the peaceful riverside village of Hilgay, The Coach House is an ideal base for touring this stunning region. Located 4 miles from Downham Market, close by is Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Thetford Forest. The Coach House is also just a short drive from the glorious beaches of the beautiful Norfolk coastline.
Guests are treated to stylish bedrooms, delightful views of the open countryside, and the modern warmth and cosiness of under floor heating. Relax and unwind with comfortable beds, high spec bathrooms and luxury linens, towels and fluffy bathrobes — all complemented by a cosy wood-burning stove, 50' cinema surround sound TV and luxury granite and oak kitchen. The kitchen has a Britannia Range Cooker as well as a Siemens double oven, so plenty of space for preparing meals for your group. Enjoy exclusive use of the wood-fired cedar hot tub in the private courtyard, perfect for total relaxation under the big Norfolk sky all year. All areas are consistently graded 100% for cleanliness. Master bedrooms have flat screen TVs, there is an additional day bed in one of the master bedrooms for an extra guest. Day Spa treatments are available as is superb private dining from a top Norfolk Chef, or onsite clay pigeon shooting (no experience necessary). We are happy to hang up the bunting for your celebration! Hen parties are very welcome and we are happy to help with your plans.
Outside, the pretty, sheltered, rear courtyard is bathed in sun all day. BBQ, dine and relax around an old olive tree. Younger guests explore the playhouse, enclosed garden, cycle, kick a ball or fly a kite. The miniature John Deere tractors, toys and games are very popular! We offer a full range of baby equipment to save space in your car. Enjoy sitting amongst the mature oak trees taking in the stunning Norfolk sunsets and rich wildlife or take a stroll along the river, there is also a good adventure playground in walking distance.
Top rated 31 'Excellent' reviews by guests on T rip Advisor and consistently graded 100% for cleanliness, service and facilities by Visit England.
Anna and Matt live nearby, and are happily on hand if needed.
Having spent over 30 years working in the service industry, most recently as First Class Cabin Crew with British Airways, I am passionate about providing the best possible experience for our guests. Good service is just so rare these days! I believe it is the combination of excellent service, luxury facilities and idyllic, surroundings which make a perfect holiday retreat. All guests are greeted with fresh scones, homemade bread and jam. We also treat you to hand-poured Artisan Chocolates from Coco Pzazz and Arran Aromatics toiletries. My husband and I live nearby and are happily on hand to help if needed but fully respect the privacy of our guests. The Coach House has been open 2 years and is a new renovation of an original Georgian Coach House. We have received a string of top-rated reviews on T rip Advisor for the accommodation and service. We are thrilled to have achieved 5 stars and a Gold Award for Excellence at our annual tourist board grading.
Anna Stephens purchased this house in 2012
We have just installed a beautiful wood-fired cedar hot tub for exclusively for guests to enjoy and it is proving very popular!
Reviewed 11 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
We stayed at the Coach House for a family 70th birthday. We all said 'wow' as we drove up the driveway when we arrived. It was dark but the house was all lit up and looked so inviting. We had a fabulous reception from Anna who had baked bread and scones for our arrival. The house is beautifully presented and maintained to an extremely high standard. We felt very at home and comfortable during our stay. Our party ages were 20 months - 70 years and the house catered for all our needs. The fluffy robes and chocolates on the towels were a lovely touch. We can not recommend this house enough Anna is a fantastic host. Thanks for such a perfect setting for a big birthday celebration.
I booked to stay at the coach house the day before we stayed and Anna was extremely helpful from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Email was sent to me straight away explaining everything I needed to know about the property and really good directions. Upon arrival we were greeted by Anna who gave us a tour of the Coach house and explained how to use everything including the hot tub which was very easy. We were all amazed how squeaky clean the property was and such attention to detail in the bedrooms with beautiful furniture and feather quilts with a selection of different pillows and cushions. The showers were just perfect with the added touch of some very nice body wash & hair conditioner. The kitchen is huge with 3 different ovens and everything you need is close to hand. It has a real warm homely feel about it. The back garden had lots of different seats to choose from with cushions and sun loungers. The hot tub was so relaxing especially at night with all the tree lights on. The location was perfect and very peaceful with lots of different shops only a few minutes drive away including Tesco and a local butcher. I think out of our group the top favourite was the hot tub followed by the extremely comfortable beds
Quietly situated on the edge of the peaceful riverside village of Hilgay, near Downham Market. The Coach House is a stunning luxury retreat, perfectly located for touring Norfolk and it's coastline, as well as Cambridgeshire. The vibrant Cathedral City of Ely is a short drive as is the ancient maritime town of King's Lynn.
Some of our favourite things to do and see....
We adore the glorious sandy beaches at Hunstanton. A Victorian seaside town with charm and character; renowned for its striped cliffs and magnificent sunsets. Have a go at kite surfing! Explore the coast and visit Wells, Heacham, Burnham Market, Cromer and Sheringham.
A wander around our ancient market town of Downham Market, 4 miles away, known locally as 'The Gingerbread Town', also home to a clean, well-run swimming pool and leisure centre.
Enjoy a superb mix of shopping, history, cinema and entertainment in King’s Lynn.
It's not everyday you see your local butcher in a London Bus on the river! Hilgay Raft Race, a hilarious fun-packed, fund-raising event on the river in our normally very sleepy little village! Every July.
Dinosaur Adventure, a favourite with our children! A truly ‘monster’ day out with brilliant indoor and outdoor activities.
Be Wilderwood, another favourite! A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Tree houses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food! Our children loved building a den.
Stow Hall Gardens; a very local well-kept secret! Shh! Welcomes dogs on a lead.
The Hare Arms, 5 miles away, simply good local food and beer in a beautiful setting.
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve and England’s most famous fen.
The Cathedral City of Ely, home to 'The Ship of The Fens', one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in England.
Fishing at Dent’s in Hilgay, just across the road, 5 well-stocked fishing lakes.
Ryston Park Golf Club, in the next village, welcomes visitors.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
22 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$482|
We offer short breaks and longer stays all year. Short breaks: Weekend break is Friday to Monday, Mid-Week Saver break is Mon-Fri. Week long stays are Friday-Friday or Monday-Monday. Do contact us as we may be able to be flexible with start dates out of peak season as well as offering 2 night weekend breaks (Fri-Sun).