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Sue McGrath

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Sue McGrath

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014
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BLO NORTON HALL

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Diss House Rental Photos and Description

Accommodation for groups of 18 plus 8 and 6 in additional 2 barns

An exquisite Elizabethan (Tudor) moated Manor House and 2 Beautifully restored and luxuriously equipped barns on the grounds of Blo Norton Hall,in the heart of Norfolk

Blo Norton Hall sleeping 18 in 8 bedrooms with en-suits with further accommodation sleeping 8 in Virgina Barn or 6 in Duleep Singh Barn . They are available all year round as a separate or joint rental with Blo Norton Hall.

The Main house is furnished throughout with antique furniture. Family portraits and other pictures line the grand oak staircase and reception rooms. The entrance hall leads into the Main Hall where access to the drawing room with the hi tech hi fi allowing piped music through out the ground floor and the Sitting room where one can relax watching Tv or just admire the gardens, the fireplaces are a real treat in the autumn to keep you cozy and warm. The large charismatic open plan kitchen is on the east of the entrance hall with direct access into the gardens. Small double bedroom available for the less able.

The first floor corridor leads to six luxurious bedrooms with six bathrooms / shower rooms ( five en-suite).

The second floor provides outstanding views of the surrounding gardens and offers a further king sized bedroom with en-suite and a further large lounging area with TV and Ping Pong Table, ideal for the kids.

Virginia Barn sleeping 8 in four bedrooms, 2 King size with ensuites, 1 twin and 1 bunk bed with shared bathroom on the ground floor. A fantastic space with beamed high ceilings, great for entertaining friends and family, with open plan large kitchen. To the front you will find a patio to enjoy a bbq on those sunny days and to the rear a shared area laid to turf, ideal for the children to safely run and play.

Duleep Barn, is smaller but very cozy and still contains all the items you would expect in a well stocked house. With 2 bedrooms, a Kingsize Master bedroom with ensuite over looking beautiful farmland and a twin room, shared bathroom. There is a sofa bed in the open plan lounge and kitchen. Private patio area with BBQ and shared garden to the rear.

Local Amenities: Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve

(IP22 2HX) Tel : 01379 688333. Fax : 01379 688333

Boundary Farm Riding Stables (IP22 2QP) Tel : 07908 223600

Place of Interest around 2 miles away.

Knettishall Heath Country Park (IP22 2TG) Tel: 0845 606 6067

Place of Interest around 4 miles away.

Bressingham Gardens (IP22 5XR) Tel: (44) 01379 686900

Banham Zoo (NR16 2ES) Tel: (44) 01953 887771

Place of Interest around 5 miles away.

Wyken Hall Vineyards (IP31 2DW) Tel: (44) 01359 252372

Place of Interest around 6 miles away.

Ancient House Museum, Thetford (IP24 1AA) Tel: (44) 01842 752599

Place of Interest around 10 miles away.

Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum (IP14 5PW) Tel : 01449 672670

Place of Interest around 13 miles away.

Wingfield College (IP21 5RB) Tel: 01206 769607

Grime's Graves (IP27 0TP) Tel: 01842 810656

Place of Interest around 14 miles away.

Bury Saint Edmunds Cathedral (IP32 7BW)) Tel: 01284 748720

Church of Saint Andrew, Wingfield (IP21 5RA) Tel: 01379 586609

Museum of East Anglian Life (IP14 2DF) Tel: 01449 612229

Theatre Royal, Bury Saint Edmunds (IP33 1QR) Tel: 01284 769505

01284 769505

Moyse's Hall Museum (IP33 3BU) Tel: 01284 706183

Nowton Park, Bury Saint Edmunds (IP29 5LX) Tel: 01284 763666

Place of Interest over 15 miles away.

Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve (IP30 0AL) Tel: 01449 737996

West Stow Country Park (IP28 6HF) Tel: 01284 728718

Stonham Barns Craft Centre (IP14 6AP) Tel: 01449 711755

Newmarket Racecourse (CB8 0TG)

Box Office / Tickets: 0844 579 3010

All other enquiries: 0844 579 3010

More Details

Details for Blo Norton Hall 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, 7 Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

The house is furnished throughout with antique furniture. Family portraits and other pictures line the grand oak staircase and reception rooms. The entrance hall leads into the Main Hall where access to the drawing room with the hi tech hi fi allowing piped music through out the ground floor and the Sitting room where one can relax watching Tv or just admire the gardens, the fireplaces are a real treat in the autumn to keep you cozy and warm. The large charismatic open plan kitchen is on the east of the entrance hall with direct access into the gardens. Small twin bedroom available for the less able. The first floor corridor leads to six luxurious bedrooms with six bathrooms / shower rooms ( five en-suite). The second floor provides outstanding views of the surrounding gardens and offers a further king sized bedroom with en-suite and a further large lounging area with TV and Ping Pong Table, ideal for the kids.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sue McGrath (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for letting us hire beautiful Blo Norton Hall. we have all had a lovely weekend and the weather was so good to us till Monday- but we were going by then so it did not matter so much. We hired Emma to cater for us on Saturday night and that was wonderful-everyone enjoyed it even out picky little ones! Thank you
Aug 2014
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Blo Norton Hall
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 16 reviews
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Blo Norton Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427653
+44 -2075927660
Diss Breckland
5

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5
Well, what can I say other than absolutely stunning, felt like the Lord and Lady of the Manor. Great venue for my parents 60th wedding anniversary celebrations with friends and family. House very well equipped, bedrooms to die for and the location and grounds were beautifull. Thanks to all the staff who managed the property especially Sue who gave me all the advise and information I asked for. Thanks also to the housekeepers and the maintenance guy who showed us around. The house was spotless. Will definitely be back, possibly for a Christmas.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blo Norton Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427653
+44 -2075927660
Diss Breckland
4

Beautiful Old English House

  • 4 of 5
We came with the whole family to celebrate my dad's 70th Birthday with ages ranging from 92 to 11 years old. The house is extremely beautiful although we felt it was a little run down in places. There were a few things mentioned on the website that were not actually there. (the aga and 42 inch television). However overall we had a wonderful time, the grounds were beautiful as were the log fires which kept my Grandad busy, we also had a table tennis tournament in the lovely games room. We had a fabulous meal provided by Good for a Party and we had dinner in the local pub the White Horse both were excellent and I would recommend highly. It will be a weekend that my family will remember for a long time thank you.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and will pass on your comments to the owner. Apologies if the website you looked at had not been updated to reflect what it offers, we will of course track down the website that was missed so it does not mislead any of our guests. Thank you for highlighting this and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Blo Norton Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427653
+44 -2075927660
Diss Breckland
5

OLD ENGLAND AT IT'S BEST

OLD ENGLAND AT IT'S BEST
  • 5 of 5
13 Hens plus 2 babies arrived here for a fun weekend. The approach down the drive builds to reveal the Hall in all it's splendour. All the rooms are ensuite and all have their own character. When the lights are on in the evening it is magical, too hot to light the fires which would have been the icing on the cake. The kitchen is beautifully fitted out with 2 of everything.The lounges are large and there is loads of space to disappear for a quiet relax. We did the clay pigeon shooting in the grounds in the morning and party pampering during the day, and Avril came to cook a splendid meal for us in the evening, Would highly recommend them all. Sue was extremely helpful on booking and the whole weekend was a resounding success. Thank you very much, would love to return in the future.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blo Norton Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427653
+44 -2075927660
Diss Breckland
5

Idyllic slice of English History

  • 5 of 5
We actually stayed here over Christmas and New Year 2012/2013 - but I'd neglected to write a review on this site. We had a wonderful time in a truly extraordinary house that is hard to beat. We have rented many houses in terrific locations, but Blo Norton Hall is at the top of the list as a unique and wonderful experience. Entertaining family was a delight - with a great kitchen, luxurious bedrooms, and superb public areas (notably the grand and historic dining room). The grounds evoke all that is best of the East Anglian countryside, too. We will return when we visit Norfolk again, but in the mean time dwell on fond memories of this house.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blo Norton Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427653
+44 -2075927660
Diss Breckland
4

Wonderful weekend away with friends

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful long weekend at the Virgina Barn, Blo' Norton. Set in the rolling countryside, it has 4 bedrooms (two double, one twin, one bunks) and a large kitchen/living area. The property is well maintained and clean. Our only negatives were the number of flies around and no wifi - having no signal made it difficult to plan local activities. Other than that a great weekend and would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are looking into wifi in the barns now that there is more demand for it, I would think this will be in place for next spring. Sorry about the flies, Virginia barn is on a farm and where there are cows there are flies, it has been particulary bad this year and we are always looking into ways to make things better and more comfortable for our guests. Hope to see you again.
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Blo Norton Hall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427653
+44 -2075927660
Diss Breckland
5

Amazing and awesome!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Blo Norton Hall is an amazing house. 18 of us had a fantastic time celebrating a 60th birthday. Ages ranged from 21 to 70. We arrived in deep snow which made the grounds so picturesque. The snow cleared while we were there which then gave us a totally different experience. The bedrooms are fantastic, the lounges are huge and so welcoming with the great log fires. The kitchen is in a league of its own. Unbelievable!!!! We used a firm of caterers for one night who came in, cooked a three course meal, served us all and cleared everything away for the cost of only £16 per person. We all dressed in Tudor clothes for the fun of it as we feasted on this medieval banquet - excellent stuff. We also booked the local clay pigeon shooting man to come and spend the afternoon with us in the grounds where he taught us all to be dead-eyed dicks!! All together the weekend was fantastic made all the better by the beauty of this amazing house. Would recommend it whole-heartedly.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, really great to hear what you all got upto and pleased you took up the Clay pigeon shooting its available for all ages from 8 yrs upto 90. Look forward to seeing you all again, you were great guests.

Map

Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Stanstead
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The White Horse, Thelnetham
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Diss
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The white Horse, Thelnetham
Car: necessary

The Village itself is surrounded by quiet lanes, ideal for walking, cycling and painting and is close to Redgrave and Lopham Fen. Blo Norton Hall is the perfect choice for a relaxed stay in the East Anglian Countryside.

Blo Norton is situated close to the picturesque Norfolk and Suffolk Borders making it ideal to explore all that both counties have to offer.

Blo Norton lies on the River Little Ouse which separates Suffolk from Norfolk.

The Hall reputedly provided the setting for Virginia Wolf’s short story The Journal of Miss Joan Martyn. In the story the main character, Rosamund Merridew, is a historian researching England's land-tenure system

Attractions and Places of interest close by:

Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve,

Boundary Farm Riding Stables,

Knettishall Heath Country Park,

Bressingham Gardens,

Banham Zoo,

Wyken Hall Vineyards.

Nearest Local Towns:

Diss/ Thetford

Garboldisham (0.5) m.

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Rates & Availability

From £327 Per night

Diss House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Season 2
Sep 5 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
£327
From
£608
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,292
 
 
Xmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Season1
Jan 7 2015 - Jul 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£327
From
£608
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,292
 
 
Hot Season
Jul 3 2015 - Sep 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£387
From
£641
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,708
 
 
Season1
Sep 4 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
£327
From
£608
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,292
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£327
From
£608
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,292
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25
Refundable damage deposit £700
Tax Rate 20.0%
Notes Please note Enquiries made on Owners Direct the price advertised is NOT including VAT which is charged on top of at 20%. Home Away Quotes ARE including the VAT.

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Amenities

Diss House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathrooms and ensuites have recently been renovated and updated to luxury standard with power showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Four Poster Double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Four poster Queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Four Poster Queen - guest bed available
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Room
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Triple
  • All double bedrooms and four poster rooms are large enough to accommodate a cot/travel cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 18 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
Notes:
Dogs are allowed but not upstairs. Entrance doors are wide enough to accommodate wheelchair access, however, there is no lift/ramp facility inside the house to extend wheelchair access. Ipod dock provided in kitchen. Please Note on Owners Direct Website the price quoted from is NOT including 20% Vat, this will be added on any enquiries. Home Away Prices are including the VAT. Owners Direct apologise for any confusion and is currently looking into.

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