Step through any door, whether in the Hall, the Gatehouse, or the Cottage, and you will feel an immediate urge to experience the Hales Hall motto: to “Lose yourself”. Dating back to the 15th century, this Grade-I listed masterpiece lies within manicured gardens and miles of billowy, tree-studded fields. Expansive and regal in some places, intimate and rustic in others, this luxury self-catering tour de force offers everything you need and will carry you away.
If walls could talk
There is no such word as “modest” that might apply to the wealth of choice, class, setting, history, and charm that Hales Hall has to offer. Being an ideal retreat for large gatherings – be they family, friends, or wedding and honeymoon parties – guests at Hales Hall have three exquisite properties available to them, thanks to which there is all the room to come together and to be alone. In addition to the gorgeous Tudor furnishings and the elegant modern comforts, everything at Hales Hall combines to create a spirit of conviviality.
Folded into every moment will be the undeniable wonder at what stories have unfolded here, and you may even get a sense of them yourself. Just pushing open the Hall’s large oak front door, for example, and stepping into the flagstone entrance hall. While lounging by the inglenook fireplace in the library, or listening to someone play the mini grand piano in the music room one evening, you might glance around and catch an echo of centuries past. With such stylish and faithful attention to its history, it should come as no surprise that the Hall won the 2014 prize for the Campaign for the Protection of Royal England.
Hemmed in by the moat, and featuring its own cosy inglenook fireplace, couples staying in the Gatehouse are sure to enjoy the timeless presence of romance. In the same way, the views of rolling farmland from the Cottage, its private walled courtyard, and the bedrooms tucked cosily under the gables will doubtless evoke its long-running past.
Bedrooms and bathrooms – Hales Hall
Hales Hall is the largest of the three lodgings and has enough room to accommodate fourteen guests. In homage to 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.
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.
Bedrooms and bathrooms – The Gatehouse
With the same, exquisite elegance found throughout the house, the Gatehouse sleeps two and features a stunning, tiled walk-in shower room on the ground floor. The bedroom upstairs, known as the King’s Room, boasts a majestic four-poster, king-size bed with awning, and on the far side of the room, in the light of a chandelier, is a claw foot, roll top bath, set on a raised dais.
Bedrooms and bathrooms – The Cottage
Ideal for a family or a smaller group of friends, the Cottage sleeps five. On the ground floor, there is a large single room, known as the Jabez room. Upstairs, under the gables, are the Blickling room and the Erasmus room, both of which have king-size beds and benefit from heart-stirring views. All three of the rooms in the Cottage share the convenience of the family bathroom on the first floor. True to its rustic heritage, the bathroom features a claw ball, roll top bath neatly set under a sloping ceiling with exposed wood beams. Opposite the bath is a stately shower cubicle with a rainfall showerhead.
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 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 prior . Mobile phone reception is good.
Special Note: 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 Hales Hall during an event in the Great Barn, a discount rate is available please contact us for full details.
At a glance
- Sleeps 25
- 13 Bedrooms
- 11 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
- 13.5 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Ground floor bedroom
- No smoking
- 0.7 mile from shop
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
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