The Triumphal Arch

Holkham, Norfolk Coast

You can book this property from:

  • £905 per week
  • £129 per night


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • The Triumphal Arch is not suitable for infants or young children.
  • No more than 2 pets
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


When a picture speaks a thousand words savour it; let all the spectacular glory of this dramatic building sink in. The Triumphal Arch on the Holkham Estate offers truly unique accommodation.

Opulent oasis

Tranquility and spectacle combine. Designed in the 18th-century to impress, it continues to achieve this superbly today. And while completed before Holkham Hall itself and intended to draw visitors through and on to the North Norfolk coast, nowadays it is all quiet. All yours. So much so, this stunning Grade I listed building is perhaps one of the most unusual and most romantic boltholes for couples.

Quirky accommodation naturally comes with pros and cons. Here they include stone spiral staircases and stunning vistas. Not forgetting privileged access to the Holkham Estate for the duration of your stay.

Come on in, through the west wing and you’ll instantly see how adeptly it has been transformed to offer luxury amenities and accommodation. It’s a far cry from its roles in times gone by as a sleeping place for shepherds or ad hoc accommodation for family.

The ground floor presents a fabulously light kitchen-diner. Compact yet complete, facilities are sufficient for rustling up light suppers and breakfast, hot and cold. Why not, when there’s scrumptious Norfolk produce available at every turn in neighbouring villages. Light pours in to this area from windows on two levels and the full-glass internal door is a design gem.

Make your way steadily up the original stone spiral staircase. Your path will first cross a shower room and loo. But you’ll be distracted, more importantly, by the spectacular bedroom that greets you at the very top of the stairs. Here you are, right above the arch. Your sprawling bedroom with treats in each line of sight.

Your king size bed has been magnificently positioned. Come dawn chorus, or afternoon graze, your view from here is blissful panoramas up and down the avenue - because there are windows on both sides. Whichever window you choose up here, whichever direction you cast your gaze, solicits enchanting views. Back in the room, the deep seated sofas calls you to repose. The original open fire begs you burn a log on it - you can. But will you first be able to resist the lure of the roll top bath - it would be rude not to, wouldn’t it.

A stay at The Triumphal Arch will excite you both, and any canine friends you bring along too. They’re very welcome. While there’s no enclosed garden, there is extensive acreage you’re invited to explore as long as man’s best friend is on a lead.

Beyond the paths and woodland of the Estate, Holkham National Nature Reserve promises yet more stunning outdoor exploration. Surrounding villages and beaches like Holkham and Brancaster will each delight in turn. For a romantic getaway, this is a rather special place to be.

Bedroom and bathroom

One king size bedroom incorporates the roll top bath. Separate shower and loo on the stairwell as well as a ground floor cloakroom. Plush linen and towels provided.


Really enjoyed our stay, felt like royalty in such a special place. Thank you for the welcome pack it was much appreciated. The Crab House in Wells was fantastic but i am glad we booked in advance. For a takeaway the Fortune House was great for Chinese!

Past Customer,

We loved our short stay at the Triumphal Arch and had a great time cycling around the estate. Fabulous welcome basket too! Thank you. Top Tips - head down to Holkham beach early in the morning before all the day trippers arrive for a secluded walk on miles of deserted sand. Other top tip - The Black Lion at Little Walsingham (v.pretty village) for an excellent dinner.

Past Customer,

Amazing property - perfect for that special occasion!

Mrs M,

Perfect location to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday. Amazing property and the 34 stairs are great excitement! Best welcome pack we have ever had.

Past Customer,

Exceptionally beautiful location and a great place to stay, especially the access to the parkland. The Triumphal Arch is definitely a special place. The welcome package was fabulous.

Past Customer,

Such an amazing place, wish we had booked for longer for our Norfolk Adventure. Everything was exceptional and we will definitely be recommending to friends and family. Im stood here at the window writing this looking down the LONG driveway watching the cows munching on the grass for their breakfast. Idyllic.

Past Customer,

We'll miss having our breakfast and afternoon drinks with the cows, pheasants and sheep. Won't miss headbanging! Had a really great time in the quirky arch in such a beautiful setting.

Past Customer,

12 things to summarize our stay in the Arch in a beautiful setting. Peace, sunsets, comfy bed, layins, Holkham Bay, Holkham, fantastic hamper, brancaster beach, seals at Holkham bay, horses running in sea, deer munching, hares hiding. Not forgetting the stairs!! An adventure on their own!! Tip: Do not have late shower as fan will go on and on and on! Suggestion - small mirror in loo will be helpful.

Mrs Cheryl C,

The Triumphal Arch at Holkham Hall was fabulous place to stay, very peaceful with beautiful views. The standard of cleanliness was very high, fixtures and fittings in the bedroom/lounge were of a high standard. The goodie bag on arrival exceeded our expectations a really lovely touch to make our holiday special.

Mrs C,

This place was heaven. Phenomenal. One of my favourite places to stay. Note though the WiFi is unreliable so you cannot work here.

Miss D,

Fantastic property in a great location, 34 steep steps to the top room, once there the view is superb.

Mr B,

Such a lovely location with so much wildlife to see. We have fallen in love with Norfolk and we will be back.

Mr Chris H,

We've had the most special time - The Arch could not have been a more perfect honeymoon spot for us. We shall remember our wonderful stay in this unique home forever. Thank you.

Miss Elly B,

A magnificent & unique luxury apartment with amazing views. The spiral 35 step staircase is unique and no problem for anyone with good health. The apartment has unique car access to the long estate road to Holkham Hall, normal visitors can only approach via the main entrance at The Hall.

Mr W,

Amazing building and location, luxury stay ! Could have stayed much longer than 2 nights ! Loved it !

Mr Michael T,

A beautiful retreat, such a magical place. Thank you for the welcome pack! On the last morning, the mist surrounded us like a fairytale!

Stearman Family,

A total original and beautiful retreat set in such peaceful surroundings. A staycation to remember - especially the stairs!! Thank you for the thoughtful welcome pack even Annie the dog was included! Would certainly recommend to our 'fit' friends.

Mr Chris D,

A truly fabulous folly in an amazing setting. The view down The Avenue is stunning and will be greatly missed as will the gorgeous bed and claw foot bath. Holkham Hall is beautiful, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holt are lovely places to visit. Will be so sad to leave. Many thanks for the yummy hamper and bubbly!

Sue and A,

Beautiful place - full of endearing quirks.....but oh my thouse stairs!

Mr Stuart M,

A fabulous place to stay. Incredible location - so much to do in a small area! We have cycled miles visiting pretty villages and doing great coastal walks. Lovely beaches and the sea was warm enough for swimming. Hope to return....

Mrs Karen W,

What an amazing place. We will miss the views, wildlife, walks and beaches.

Previous Customer,

Fantastic place, very quiet! Loved watching the hares running around the fields outside!

Past Customer,

So tranquil and fantastic beach walks!

Mr Tim C,