Palmers Folly

Holkham, Norfolk Coast

  • Awaiting Grading

You can book this property from:

  • £843 per week
  • £120 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


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking
  • 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: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


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.


An idyllic retreat - the perfect break!

June and J,

A really lovely time away from work and everyday life. Beautiful and utterly peaceful. Wonderful trees, birds and skies. All the space & huge landscape is therapeutic and comforting. The welcome hamper was very nice. We enjoyed cycling, walking and Holkham bay is an incredible beach which thankfully swallows up everyone who is also enjoying the beach. A great stay and will recommend to others. A wonderful sense of peace in this long nurtured landscape - friendly jays around the estate & a general openness sharing a historic gem that still lives in the present.

Past Customer,

A wonderful (and much needed) escape from the 'real' world! We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the Folly - so snug and intimate (especially with the glass toilet door!!). We ate at The Anchor & The Hoste - taxis were a challenge but we got there in the end (although they may very well be driving The Estate trying to find their way out!). The deer on the Estate were magnificent and we loved hiking through the grounds and walking on Holkham Beach. We always love coming to Norfolk but this was a extra special experience. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

Kate and I,

What a lovely place! And we really loved the park - esp the pheasants & hares, and oh, the wonderful deer! So many of them! And the amazing night sky - what a wonderful winter break! Thank you

Previous Customer,

There for my birthday. Quirky and special place to be. We had good weather so able to make the most of walking on the beach at Holkham and Wells.

The Delamere Party,

We can only echo previous comments - a wonderful break and a privilege to stay on the Holkham Estate.

Previous Customer,

Unique accommodation fit for the setting! We were very grateful for the 'goody bag' which was both varied and of the best quality. The discounts available in local restaurants, beach cafes and shops were also much appreciated. Some improvements to make the stay exceptional? A sink in the main room and underfloor heating in the toilet!

The Stevenson Party,

Perfect! Lovely to get away from Brexit, wifi and feel yourself in a idyllic peaceful place - stay outside and real life is around you and step further and 4G appears so you can reconnect to the distant world. Enjoyed the park when everyone has left. Reconnected with my wife through the house and facilities - Perfect weekend!

Previous Customer,