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Vicarage House & Pool House

The house bathed in Spring sunshine
17 reviews
The house bathed in Spring sunshine
Georgian exterior - 21st century living in glorious gardens
Croquet in the Walled Garden
Vicarage House from the front lawn
The swimming pool at Vicarage House
Swim in the pool with your party of friends - no sharing or being overlooked
The house sits happily in its six acres of gardens and grounds
Play tennis on the private court in the garden
Large contemporary kitchen, designer crockery - fab breakfasts to be enjoyed
Gather with family & friends for pre-dinner drinks or post-dinner coffees in drawing room
Dine elegantly with 14 friends with fine wines and delicious food
Breakfast or lunch on the sunny terrace overlooking the rose-filled parterre
Mid-morning coffee by the swimming pool while children and friends splash around
Games room with table tennis and many games - chose your game and let battle commence!
Red guest bedroom with ensuite (one of 9) - sleep blissfully on pocket sprung superkings or singles
Butterfly bedroom suite (two of 9) - superking or singles for a good night's sleep
Teal bedroom (three of 9), rest easy on a super king pocket-sprung bed
Tulip bedroom (six of 9) - superkings or singles with french windows opening onto the New Garden
Contemporary living in the Pool House - relax after a swim with the papers
The Walled Garden looking back towards the house and Pool House
Party time at Vicarage House!  Marquees and weddings by special arrangement
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9 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 15
Great Hockham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England
Large luxury holiday house set in middle of own grounds, fully modernised. Guests can play on the private all-weather tennis court, swim in the heated swimming pool (1 April to 30 October), play croquet, cricket, badminton or football all within the large private garden.
The house has a large games Room, containing a table tennis table, a flat screen with Wii and lots of sofas & bean bags
The house has large TV screens; a library of DVDs and books
Walking and cycling on Peddars' Way (500 yards from house)
Visit the beaches on the North Norfolk Coast - Brancaster, Holkham, Wells
Have a day out on the Norfolk Broads
Visits to famous Norfolk houses and gardens - Blickling, Oxburgh, Houghton,
Visit Georgian towns of Bury St Edmunds and Wymondham
Visit Norwich with fascinating cathedral and great shops
Eat out at various local rest...
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About the Owner, Katharine D
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
The house has a team of staff; a house manager who lives in the next door village, who welcomes guests on arrival and gives guests a tour of the house, explaining how everything works (there is also a manual for reminders). She will book restaurants and recommend visits. There is a house keeper who will clean the house during your stay. She lives in the lane and is constantly on hand to help and to suggest outing etc. The swimming pool man visits weekly, the lawns are mowed weekly and the gardener works one day a week. All these people are local and are happy to help.
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Listing #HL252898
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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

This was our third visit and I hope it won’t be our last. What a beautiful house, actually home is probably a better description - with the equally well equipped Pool House very close by - every room superbly decorated and there is plenty to do both outside and inside with the games room if the weather is bad. Loved...

Alison N
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The house and its gardens were the perfect choice for our daughter's wedding. Plenty of space for a marquee and the house, along with the adjoining poolhouse, gave us plenty of bedrooms for friends and guests involved in the day itself. The main bathroom was great fun to get ready in - big enough for most of the bridesmaids and...

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 8, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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It was our second stay at Vicarage House and it was as wonderful (if not more so) as the first: 12 of the family (varying ages) celebrating a birthday and what better way to do so in such lovely surroundings : it really does have everything you need (inside and out). We were blessed with good weather so the pool...

Management response:

Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and had lots of fun in the garden and found so much to occupy yourselves in the vicinity. The team at the house work exceptionally hard, aiming for perfection. We are happy you were happy. Katie and Richard


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (15)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(5)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (15)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Designer upholstered furniture and curtains.
Three large sitting rooms, one seating 6, one 10 and one 15 with log fires
One sitting room with flat screen and PS3
Large dining room in main house seating 16
Large eat in kitchen with granite work surfaces, American fridge, range cooker, secondary oven, two dishwashers
Second large eat-in kitchen seating 8
One 3.5m long outside teak table seats 15 on rattan chairs - breakfast or lunch outside on a sheltered but sunny terrace
Large round rattan table and circular benches (with backs) on terrace in walled garden
Large games room with table-tennis table, large flat screen TV, Wii, children's toys
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We welcome families, parties of adults and most hen parties. We have no house rules barring the taking off of outdoor shoes on the carpeted areas and not entering the Pool pump...
    1 Shower
    4 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Full
    5 Kings
    1 Queen
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Jan 5, 2018 -
Mar 29, 2018
Late Winter/Early Spring 2018
3 nights
Mar 30, 2018 -
Apr 19, 2018
Easter 2018
3 nights
Apr 20, 2018 -
May 3, 2018
Early Summer 2018
3 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $1,395 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
The Old Vicarage is a square, Georgian, pale brick Norfolk holiday house situated in very extensive grounds. It has a walled garden with large borders, a parterre, a small arboretum and paved terraces with garden furniture on three sides for the capture of sunshine at all times of the day. There is a hard tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool (heated 1st April to 30th October). This luxury holiday rental has a games room containing a table tennis table in a large room with a log burner. There are bicycles for use of the guests.

There is much to see and do in this area of Norfolk. Great Hockham is in the centre of the Brecklands, an area of environmental importance. A perfect choice for an outdoor break, within 500m of the holiday house is Thetford Forest Park, 50,000 acres of woodlan...
Getting around
The best way to travel from Vicarage House to the sights of Norfolk and Suffolk is by car. We do have bicycles at the house to visit local pubs and investigate the forest which is 55,000 acres of public land.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stansted: 31.1 mi
Railway: Thetford: 6.2 mi
Ferry: Felixstowe: 43.5 mi
Drive by car
Ferry to Felixtowe (1.5 hour drive
Fly to Stansted (1 hour drive)
Fly to Luton Airport (1 hour drive)
Fly to Norwich Airport (0.5 hour drive)
Train to Thetford from London and the Midlands (10 minute drive).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 24.9 mi.
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