Palmers Folly

Holkham, Norfolk Coast

  • Awaiting Grading

You can book this property from:

  • £894 per week
  • £128 per night
  • Awaiting Grading


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Electric car charging point


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Electric car charging point
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • No more than 2 pets
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Grandeur abounds despite the petiteness of your base. A true folly, savour its delights, large and small. Cosy up inside. Step straight out for wondrous walks. This is you time exemplified.

Bijou bolthole

Rarely is a country estate complete without its folly. This one is all yours. Exquisitely apt, its tip-top renovation retains a focus on enjoyment and escape. All you need to curl up and be cosy, to snuggle up and sleep, to stretch your legs and take in the air. It’s all here. But let there be no work here. No effort shall be called for. When it’s time to dine, it’s time to be served - elsewhere, off site, most teasingly in the nearby Victoria Inn or Wells Beach Cafe. Make use of the toaster, kettle and fridge if you really must!

However long you choose to stay, or return for, your Grade II listed gatehouse is unlike any other. Gloriously grand high ceilings and decorative plasterwork encase a bijou studio apartment. All on one level on the ground floor you’ll discover an open plan layout centred around an achingly large fireplace. The wood burning stove is suitably nurtured by deep seated, comfortable armchairs. Their wool blankets just there should you need them. Let the fire roar through the coolest of evenings. Let the deep stone walls keep you cool in the hottest of summer nights.

A rather opulent king size bed sits stately waiting for you to plunge into its proudly plumped linens. Crisp white sheets at the ready. An en suite shower room kick starts your day or soothes you into a quiet evening in.

It may take you some 15 minutes to walk from your haven at Palmers Folly to the centre of the Estate and Holkham Hall, but bring pooch along to enjoy the setting. Another 15 minutes beyond will steer you through the Holkham village and on to the beach. This pet friendly cottage makes for a wonderful base for a revitalising Norfolk walking holiday (just please keep man’s best friends on leads through the Holkham Hall grounds). The Estate alone provides many exploring options incorporating woodland and access to the golden sands.

Bedroom and bathroom

Palmers Folly sleeps two in a studio style open plan space including a sumptuous king size bed. There’s an en suite shower room and separate loo.


Fabulous accommodation, very well appointed, great welcome pack and good communication from the team throughout. Thank you- we loved our stay at Palmers Folly

Mr B,

Palmer's Folly is a lovely little gatehouse tucked away in the woods on Holkham estate. Great communication from Norfolk cottages prior to our stay. The folly is small but very comfortable and cosy, lovely welcome pack and very helpful directions for the manager of the property. Wonderful beaches very nearby, cafes and a pub all in walking distance through the beautiful parkland. Highlight for us was the salt marshes and the abundance of birds. We are already planning our return trip.

Miss M,

Thank you for the perfect getaway to celebrate our wedding.

Past Customer,

Everything but the kitchen sink! Joking aside, it has been a beautiful, peaceful stay. Thank you

Past Customer,

We have visited Holkham for many years for family holidays so it has been lovely to actually stay on the estate. The setting is beautiful and tranquil and the Folly delightful. It is the perfect place to get away from everyday life. We look forward to returning soon.

Past Customer,

We have stayed in this property before and will be re-booking for another stay, it is peaceful and within easy reach of the beach and other locations along the norfolk coast, the property is compact with the only cooking facility a toaster kettle and microwave, that suited our needs and we took along a slow cooker as we didn't want to mix due to health issues and covid situation. It was a lovely break in tune with nature.

Mrs B,

Although we have visited the North Norfolk Coast many times, this was the first stay. We investigated Holkham and the cottage provided the perfect base for that. Perfect for a couple and all as expected from the descriptions and even in late May we made use of the wood stove, nice !

Mr Kevin B,