Welcome to The Coach House Cottage in Norfolk
* Now with Scandinavian Wood-Fired Cedar Hot Tub *
Set in the heart of the Big Skies of the Norfolk Countryside, the Coach House is a stunning retreat on a private country estate, perfect for family get-togethers and small groups. Found at the end of its own sweeping driveway on the edge of the peaceful riverside village of Hilgay, a few miles south of Downham Market, it is an idyllic country getaway. An ideal base for touring East Anglia, positioned close to Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, 90 minutes by train to London and a short drive from the glorious beaches of the beautiful Norfolk Coastline, one week is never enough!
Built in 1800, this beautiful Georgian Country House has 5 stylish bedrooms, including one on the ground floor in the old stables. There are three modern bathrooms, two of which are en suite and a downstairs cloakroom. The Coach House comfortably sleeps 8-11 guests and is extra-spacious for 4-5. Sorry, The Coach House does not accept pets.
Our guests are treated to airy bedrooms, delightful views of the open countryside, and the modern warmth and cosiness of under-floor heating. Relax and unwind with comfortable beds, high spec bathrooms and Luxury 5 star hotel grade linens, fluffy bathrobes (for children too)! and towels — all complemented by a cosy wood-burning stove, surround sound TV and luxury kitchen. 3 of the bedrooms have the latest flat screen TV's. A full basket of logs is provided, and all heating, electricity and linens are complementary. The Coach House has outstanding reviews on Trip Advisor and scores consistently high grades from it's tourist board inspections, including 100% for cleanliness and housekeeping. The Owner of The Coach House was formerly First Class Cabin Crew with British Airways and benefits from a wealth of world class customer service experience.
The warmest welcome awaits with the wonderful aroma from freshly made bread and scones with homemade jam. We collect eggs from our hens for you and can arrange newspaper deliveries. Bread and eggs can be delivered again during your stay. If you are planning a celebration, we can help with bunting and a Private Chef. We can arrange spa treatments either on site or 3 miles away at 'The Little Retreat'. You are welcome as a guest at Ryston Park Golf Club, or can enjoy fishing at the well-stocked lakes in the village. For convenience, there is a large farmshop with cafe, pub and friendly tradtional butcher and village shop, more services can be found 4 miles away in Downham Market, or 20 minutes drive away is Ely or King's Lynn. The Coach House is a short frive from The Royal Sandringham Estate, Thetford Forest and the beautiful and endless beaches of the Norfolk Coastline.
Outside the coachhouse, the pretty, sheltered, courtyard is bathed in sun all day with space to BBQ, dine and relax around an old olive tree. Bathe under the stars in the amazing Scandinavian wood-fired hot tub, the courtyard is lit up with thousands of tiny lights at night. The large, enclosed gardens offer plenty of safe space for younger guests to enjoy the playhouse, as well as kick a ball or fly a kite in the play paddock. Children love the horses and ponies at the farm! The miniature John Deere Tractors are very popular, there are toys and games for the children, as well as board games, books and DVD's for all the family. Enjoy sitting amongst the mature oak trees taking in the stunning Norfolk sunsets and rich wildlife or take a peaceful stroll along the river. During the evening, you will see barn owls flying low over the fields and you may well be visited by our latest resident —a little deer who you may find alseep under the trees!
"An unforgettable stay in truly luxurious and genuinely rustic accommodation. Lovely out of the way feel, but at the same time convenient for the Norfolk hotspots. Definitely recommended. We'll be back!"
Sue & Nigel, Wolverhampton