About the property
- House21 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House in Loddon, Nr. Norwich, South Norfolk, Norfolk, England - Fabulous Heated All Year Indoor Swimming Pool In Georgian Orangery In The Grounds For All Visitors
Described in the 17th century as a Handsome Gentleman's Manor House, the Manor House which currently is occupied by the owners has attached to the Country House three properties for self-catering holidays which are let as a single let for 15people over the Coach House , the Clock house and the Attic Apartment in the Manor House. All the properties are accessible internally with each other and form a spacious range of units for different ages in a large family gathering. All visitors share with the owners the beautiful swimming pool and the 2 acres of gardens during their stay.The accommodation enjoys a village location in Loddon on the Norfolk Broads and is 11 miles from the Cathedral city of Norwich, "a Fine City" where various nightlife , shopping and theatre and restaurants thrived whilst it is also equidistant to the Lowestoft marina and sea' " the farthest eastern point of England", Southwold and the beach huts, Sandringham Palace , the smoke house in Walberswick and Orford and the theme parks and amusement parks in Great Yarmouth. Visitors can also explore the various sandy and award winning beaches in North Norfolk and South Norfolk as well as visiting the numerous antique and curios shops around the area. The Self catering accommodation consists of the Coach House, previously the Tack Room to the Manor House and which is currently modernised for visitors and the Clock House which was formerly the Hayloft and the Georgian Clock Tower to the manor House. This has been converted to an open plan living space with french door access to a patio garden and outdoor eating space and a view of the Poolhouse at the end of the grounds. The Main House was once the seat of Sir Thomas Bignold the founder of Norwich Union and currently known as AVIVA. It had over the years been restored and refurbished by the owners and have since 2004 been a self-catering establishment for visitors from all over the country. The Poolhouse was refurbished with the Victorian Georgian Windows of the old Norwich Railway Station and is a delightful place for relaxation all year round.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Esther Tan
I am a Chartered Building Surveyor with an architectural emphasis and over the years have restored the Georgian Manor House to its present state. We have made many friends during this time and love sharing our beautiful house with the people from all over the country.
Esther Tan purchased this House in 2000
Why Esther Tan chose Waveney District
The property is a landmark Georgian house with historical importance and architecturally sound and a fine example of 17th century elegance during its time. The house was built in 1703 for a lawyer, Samuel Gilman and the imprint of his daughters' names, Sarah and Henrietta Gilmans are etched into the glass of the windows.
What makes this House unique
This is a substantial property with two houses attached adjacent to the main house , the Coach House and Clock House and well placed for village amenities and easy access to Norwich and London , Suffolk and North Norfolk, it enjoys a tranquil and idyllic grounds to enjoy a family holiday or special occasion.It is in Loddon on the Norfolk Broads and visitors can hire a cruise along the Broads on a sunny day with a picnic. The Swimming Pool provide heated swimming facilities everyday on your doorstep from 7 pm to 7am shared only with the owners who would respect your privacy on using the pool during your stay
Pool / Spa
Lovely place for a large family get together
The idea for this stay was to get all the family under one roof for a 70th birthday celebration. As there is 15 of us this cab be difficult but the house proved to be more than adequate. The indoor heated swimming pool was a great success for all but especially the grand children. The owner also runs a fusion restaurant and a very delightful meal was supplied Saturday evening.
David and his family were wonderful guests, and Esther loved cooking for you once your grandchildren had been put to bed, giving you all time to relax and enjoy your special day.
Huge space ideal for large family
We were 3 brothers and their families who wanted to spend a quality weekend together.
We could not have chosen a better location.
The kids spent most of the day playing cricket in the huge garden and hours in the lovely indoor pool.
The facilities are great 7 bedroom's mentioned everyone had there own space.
With good WiFi the kids were all happy.
A good kitchen area.
2 mins walk from the local village shops that has everything from chip shops, 2 pubs, butchers, post office and a supermarket...
Walks along the local river.
The owner - Esther is a lovely lady who was an ideal host.
Went as a group of 8 adults and four young children. Spent most of the time on the pool or chasing the kids around the huge garden. The owner and their family live in the main house but we didn't notice when they were there. We had loads of space, plenty of seating inside and out and toys for the kids. There were a few downsides but I'm sure the owners will be getting onto it. The boiler in the main kitchen kept turning off which meant we had to boil the kettle to wash up or take everything through to the other kitchen to wash up. It also meant that there was no hot water in the shower on that part of the house. The owner tried to fix but had to give up. Some of the mattresses were too soft and the windows above the bed in the clock house need blinds. Being woken at first light is not amusing. None of this put us off though.
Thank you for your constructive review
We are glad to say the boiler is now replaced with a new one and three of the mattresses you informed us have been thrown into the skip and three more 11 inch pocket sprung mattresses were bought and replaced
It is god you tell us about these as we can only act on improvements if we are aware of it
The velux blinds have been put in to reduce the roof light glare so thank you!
The house was great. There was plenty of space and the pool was wonderful. We also had the use of half of the huge lawned garden. The owners were happy with us playing archery and games. Plenty of parking off road. Altogether there were 15 of us and it was the best weekend we can remember. The owners were very helpful and unobtrusive. Loddon is such a lovely area and there was plenty to see and do, but we had everything there and didn't need to venture out. Thank you.
Disgustingly filthy place. Avoid.
Took 15 ladies here for a hen weekend. The place is disgusting. Years of grime and Dirt in every room. Owners couldn't care less about cleanliness despite reporting this to them. Hot tub doesn't work. If you like swimming with an ants nest then the pool is for you!
There's no cooking utensils, not enough crockery for the amount of people it sleeps and things like lights and pictures are hanging off the walls.
Avoid this place!!!!
Completely malicious review after we wouldn't give them a free stay after they had left a filthy mess with rubbish from their hen party and massage party all over the house
We cleaned the showers for them on request to their particular standards and nothing else was indicated to us throughout their stay while they basked in the sun and used the pool everyday and in the evening when they clearly should not be doing after7 pm
The hot tub had not been offered nor ever was offered as a package for the let at all and they know that All the utensils and crockery and saucepans were more than enough to cater for at least twice the occupancy of 15 people as we duplicated all of those
If they weren't so lazy as to check their drawers and the two kitchens thoroughly to make an effort to look for their needs they would have found them .Instead they stayed up all night late into the night troubling neighbours with their loud drunken behaviour otherwise they would have noticed the location of these items
All very well to complain because they cannot get their way and you don't use people's property and facilities for the whole period and ask for their money back afterwards
If it is that bad leave immediately but you had not bothered to complain to us apart from the showers you mentioned needs to be cleaned to your standards
If they had not applied such pressure on the bed it wouldn't have broken the floorboard which had caused the bed to be lopsided as we discovered and they should know as the bed was ok on arrival and not when they left and similarly whatever did they do to the lights?
I should be asking for compensation for the damage
On departure they left 11 rubbish bins mixed with recycling matter and food waste which they cannot be bothered to separate
Filthy and disgusting is what was left at our property
Great weekend in Loddon
Had a lovely weekend in the Coach House/Clock Tower and Attic Apartment. Great social kitchen/diner and living room. Great for large parties, there were 14 of us. Very quirky property with lots of rooms needs a little tlc in some areas but would definitely recommend and would definitely use again. The pool is an added bonus and had the weather been good we would have used the garden as well. Many thanks Ester, you were great!
Special interest holidays:
Cookery courses are available in Oriental Cooking on request.
Broads is on the doorstep literally. Nearest Beach is about 18 miles away.
Norwich Airport is about 40 minutes away or 19 miles away.
Nearest Train station to major cities e.g. London and Cambridge is 11 miles or 20 minutes by car. Good public transport to and from Norwich and surrounding towns.
Accessible to all Norfolk and Suffolk attractions as Loddon is on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk and ideally placed for all the tourist spots and beaches.
Loddon has 4 pubs of which one is a gastropub The Swan and the other is The White Horse. The Angel and the Kings head are drinking pubs. There is a supermarket here and village library and shops and bakeries. The surgery and dental facilities are excellent here in case of emergencies . We have Indian and Chinese takeaways as wells the renowned Fish and Chips just a few metres way from the gates of the property.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: On Booking, 50% deposit is required and balance payable 4 weeks before arrival date. payment is by bank transfer or Paypal or Cheque. Changeover Day: Friday is changeover day usually but we are flexible. Arrival is 4pm and departure is 10am Notes on prices: For further information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
50% deposit on booking and balance payable 4 weeks before arrival credit card, bank transfer paypal or cheque