The Tack House, Holkham, nr Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Holkham (near Wells-next-the-Sea), Norfolk
The Tack House offers a unique and really special chance for five guests to stay on Norfolk's superb Holkham Estate. This 200-year-old former Georgian farm manager's house has been comprehensively refurbished without losing its traditional charm and is set in peaceful farm surroundings.
The Tack House is Grade II listed and sleeps up to 5 guests, providing an amazing place to stay just ten minutes' walk from the south gates, the parkland, and Long Avenue which will lead you down to the spectacular Holkham Hall. This is a perfect location for anyone looking to enjoy walking, cycling, and fresh countryside air, as well as easy access to Norfolk's beautiful beaches.
Refurbished in 2018, a great deal of consideration has gone into ensuring this spacious period country house has retained an essence of grandeur and elegance. The addition of a stylish mix of contemporary and antique furniture along with an eclectic selection of artworks from the art dealer owner's private collection enhance The Tack House’s individual character and bring it to life. You will find it to be a rather smart, but casual, easy and unfussy house that is comfortable and well-equipped, with rooms that are airy and bright. And there is certainly ample room for everyone to ‘spread out’.
On the first floor are three bedrooms (super-king, king/twin and single), all with extra comfy beds and lovely linens, and two bathrooms. The magnificent private master suite runs the width of the house and has a separate seating area, dressing room and large adjoining bathroom. Downstairs there is a generous-sized farmhouse kitchen with two electric Aga options, a lovely sitting room with a wood burning stove and windows overlooking the garden, along with a cosy snug enjoying views across the fields - an ideal spot for curling up with a book, working (if you must) or enjoying a television programme or film all to yourself. Oil-fired radiators keep the house cosy in the cooler months. Outside the enclosed and private courtyard garden has a covered seating area, a fire pit and a full-sized table tennis table to keep you entertained.
The Tack House is a very much a ‘grown-up’ property but well-behaved children and dogs are very welcome to stay. Babes in arms are welcome too and there is a high chair, travel cot and stair gate available on request.
Entrance hall/boot room
A large space perfect for coats, shoes and the important walking boots.
Dining farmhouse kitchen
A spacious room with both Aga and Aga Companion (two door electric oven). The main Aga will be switched off June to October. Fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Door to the garden. Dining table with seating for six guests.
A lovely bright room with two and three seater sofas, wood burning stove, widescreen television with Freeview, Netflix access and Bluetooth soundbar.
A cosy room with views overlooking the countryside, two seater sofa, flat screen television and DVD player.
With washing machine and drying rack.
A handy cloakroom with wash basin and WC.
Master bedroom suite
A magnificent room with super-king size bed, two seater sofa and small wall mounted flat screen television. A doorway leads through to a large dressing area with fitted wardrobes.
Fully tiled with large walk-in shower, bath with hand-held shower, vanity unit with wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
With a 6' super-king zip and link bed. The zip and link bed can be split into two 3' beds. Please request desired option on booking.
A pretty single room with 3' single bed and views across parkland.
Bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.
There is a south facing garden to the rear of the cottage, laid to lawn and shingle, with covered dining area with table and chairs, full-size table tennis table and charcoal barbecue. The garden is fully enclosed and only very determined dogs will manage to escape.
Parking on the driveway for up to four cars.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, at a charge of £50/dog.
Travel cot, high chair and stair gate are all available. Please request on booking. NB: Bedding for the travel cot is not supplied.
The WiFi signal should be good, though download speeds may be variable.
Both Agas will be electric from 20/5/19.
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