For groups of up to 21 guests including children over 3 yrs
About Sue McGrath
Hi my name is Sue MCgrath and I have been managing Blo Norton Hall since my boss Mr Lorimer purchased in 2009 where he refurbished and brought it to life. With such a beautiful property my job is very easy, we love to rent it out so you and your families can enjoy the house for the many different events you would like to hold with a large group of people. Its great for Anniversary celebrations, catching up with old friends, Wedding receptions as you can put a marque up in the garden, families with children of all ages as they love hunting around in the gardens playing hide n seek and finding the secret play area in the woods. My staff and I also love to stay here as well as work here, its a very special place.
Sue McGrath purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2009
Why Sue McGrath chose Diss
Blo Norton Hall is not modern, does not have great Wi-FI, you cant get a phone signal, the furniture is antique and the floors uneven but what it lacks in Hotel sophistication it makes up for with character and it has bundles of it! I love it for its quirkiness and when children arrive their faces light up, for they see how great hide and seek is going to be. Its very special to me and I am sure it will become to you, some of our guests have been returning year after year, it grows on you.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The house is a coming together and a celebration of family events, you find yourselves talking because we do not have Hi tech equipment or X boxes, the phones don't work very well so you find communication becomes key, even the kids join in! We are not one of these places who hike up all the bank holiday rates, we have 3 rates and pass the discounts on to everyone, so you pay a low rate Jan - July, that's right no increase for Easter or May bank holidays, there's a summer rate and of course Christmas and New year. We believe that everyone should benefit especially those with young children. We hope you enjoy as much as I and my staff enjoy working and maintaining it.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A great setting to share with friends
From initial engagement throughout the whole process I found Sue flexible and helpful. This is a quirky building - still not sure how to find my way around! - but perfectly organised to enjoy with friends of family. Superb location, gorgeous grounds and a helpful staff. You'll feel in your own Tudor bubble.
Amazing house and grounds - full of character
Just had a lovely long weekend with a group of friends at Blo Norton Hall. We all loved the house and grounds.
so pleased you enjoyed your stay and be lovely to welcome you back some time in the future.
Blo Norton Team.
Fantastic setting for a brilliant Sten
We spent a long weekend here for a Sten do. We were straight away blown away by the beauty of the house. Everything had been kept to a very high standard and the property oozed character. A very friendly welcome from Paula the housekeeper meant that we were well informed about what to do in the house and what rules were to be followed. A very useful information pack was given to us to help make our stay more enjoyable. We had a wonderful weekend which was made all the more enjoyable by the high quality of this fascinating house.
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,
Wyken Hall Vineyards.
Nearest Local Towns:
Garboldisham (0.5) m.