Imposing in size, and yet intimate in atmosphere, this Grade-I listed Tudor hall invites you to take long romantic walks in the gardens and topiary, curl up by the open fire, and soak the day away in the roll top baths. Built in 1478, and standing in the bucolic, south Norfolk area of farms and woodland, this exclusive luxury self-catering manor exudes every bit of its rich history and character.
An award-winning stay
Ah, those interiors! From the flagstone entrance hall, up every floor, and past every nook, staircase, and hallway, the detailed balance of style and comfort fills the Hall with a near-endless sense of delight. With enough room to accommodate up to fourteen guests, parties can break into clusters and individually enjoy the comfort of the main sitting room or library, where the inglenook fireplace acts as nothing less than a soul-warming focal piece. For more solitude, there is a cosy little reading space on the first-floor landing, with views over the gardens and countryside, and then a second quiet reading space on the second-floor landing.
Musicians in the crowd may feel the urge to entertain at the Steck mini grand piano in the music room, where there is plenty of room to come together again. There may be no better place to regroup than the dining room, though, with its 38’ refectory table and in the delicious warmth of the AGA in the kitchen. From the dining room, or through a large oak door in the dining hall, guests can step out into the gardens for al fresco drinks and dining. With so much to offer, and such attention to detail, it should come as no surprise, perhaps, that the Hall won the 2014 prize for the Campaign for the Protection of Royal England.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
As a nod towards its heritage, the bedrooms at the Hall are named after historical figures that have an association with Hales. On the first floor, the Sir James Hobart room features a super-king size bed convertible to two twin beds upon request on booking. Next, there is the king-size Countess of Suffolk room, which benefits from a feature fireplace and views over the gardens and countryside. There is a double bed in the Prudence room, and the Lady Dionysia room boasts not only an en-suite bathroom with a claw foot, roll top bath, but also a sumptuous, antique, king-size brass bed with awnings. Also conveniently located on the first floor are a family shower room and a family bathroom with a claw foot, roll top bath.
The Sir Francis Bacon room on the second floor is light, airy, and features a king-size bed. Then there is the super-king size Sir James Reid room, with views across the estate and an en-suite bathroom with a claw foot, roll top bath. The Longe Room also has a super-king size bed as well as an en-suite shower room. A family bathroom with a claw foot, roll top bath and separate shower cubicle further benefits guests staying on the second floor.
Hales Hall further boasts garden rooms on the grounds. These bedrooms have minimal self-catering facilities and are bookable only as additional bedrooms to the Hall and are available at £60 per room, per night. If you require these rooms, please make your request and pay upon booking.
The Garden Rooms are the Lady Marjorie room, featuring a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room with WC, and the Thomas de Brotherton room, also with a king-size bed and en-suite shower room with WC. Both rooms benefit from a mini fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, and continental breakfast supplied to the fridges on request directly with the owners.
We welcome two well-behaved dogs. Housekeeping services are provided twice a week on a Monday and Wednesday during your stay. If you suffer from allergies, please be aware that some duvets and pillows are feather-filled. We will require a refundable security deposit of £1,000 payable two weeks in advance of your stay. Mobile phone reception is good.
Special Note: Please note that there is an original oak door connecting the Sir James Reid room’s en-suite to the en-suite for the Longe room. This oak door is required to be left unlocked for fire safety reasons.
On occasion, the Great Barn is used for wedding events but guests are welcome to stay at Hales Hall if it is available. During these events, the gardens are used for a short while for photography with the wedding party only. If you would like to book the Hall during an event in the Great Barn, a discount rate is available please contact us for full details.
At a glance
- Sleeps 14
- 7 Bedrooms
- 9 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 1.9 miles from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 23 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- No smoking
- 0.7 mile from shop
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
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