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Historic Swafield Hall - beautiful interiors, extensive gardens, Tennis Court - SOUTH WING APARTMENT renovated to a very high standard

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



SOUTH WING APARTMENT renovated to a very high standard

South Wing apartment sleeps 4 (or 5 with a portable bed) and contains 2 bedrooms: a large great looking lounge/principal bedroom with old exposed oak beams, kingsize bed, 42' flat screen TV +DVD player, antique flemish chandeliers, antique fireplace, siting zone, authentic windows with the old original shutters and stunning views; second room is a separate twin bedroom. There is a stylish family bathroom (shower) and fully equipped private kitchen with a dining table for 7 people. You can experience life in the Grade II listed Hall, enjoy fabulous views from all bedrooms, use the Tennis court, Croquet lawn, Barbecue, large Victorian style conservatory with a table for 14 people, garden tables for outdoor breakfasts / dinners, Sunbathing area with deck chairs and cocktail table, a hammock near the Parterre and the main lawn, the Secret Arabian garden with benches under a lime tree canopy etc. If you have a larger group Swafield Hall can accommodate up to 13 guests, please ask the owners

About the property

XIV century Swafield Hall

Swafield Hall offers self-catering accommodation in a truly outstanding rural setting, within tranquil gardens and parkland, very close to the sea. Guests can stay in beautifully restored private apartments, experience life in the Grade II listed Hall, discover its historical interiors, enjoy great views from the windows of the apartments and explore stunning gardens, a tennis court, a croquet lawn, a large Victorian conservatory with barbecue area. Swafield Hall estate is ideally located near the North Norfolk coast, close to the coastal resort of Mundesley with its wonderful sandy beach (5 min drive), but far enough from the noise of the popular sea resort. Swafield Hall is equidistant between two main tourist attractions in North Norfolk: Cromer (8 miles) and the Broads (8 miles). Sheringham is 13 miles. National Trust treasures Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall are both just in 10 miles from Swafield Hall.

The house is mentioned in "The Buildings of England" by Nicolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson and has an impressive brick and flint Tudor North facade and beautiful lime washed Georgian South elevation. Local legend reports that Admiral Horatio Nelson stayed in the house. He visited the local area many times and attended Paston Grammar School, North Walsham, until he was 12 years old. North Walsham is 2 miles from Swafield.

Choose between two beautifully restored self catering apartments, with many period features including exposed beams, an open fireplace, antique chandeliers and original window shutters.

To access your apartment you pass through the historical interiors of Swafield Hall including the impressive 17 metre long vaulted Ground Floor Hallway, with marble flooring and Georgian yellow walls, and beautiful 18th century main staircase.The secluded top floor location allows you to enjoy stunning views from all your windows.

At Swafield Hall guests can enjoy all beautiful gardens, use the tennis court, croquet lawn, barbecue, tables at the parterre for outdoor breakfasts / dinners, seating area in the large wooden Victorian style conservatory, outdoor sunbathing area with deck chairs and cocktail table, shaded relaxation area with a hammock near the parterre and the main lawn, relaxation area in the Arabian Secret garden with a lime tree canopy and two benches etc.

The Butterfly reserve, Paston Way and Dilham to North Walsham canal (Norfolk’s only artificial, locked sailing canal) are 5 minutes walk from the Hall and ideal for leisurely walks or bicycle rides.

The nearest villages are Swafield (1 mile) with the award winning local butcher Tavern Tasty Meats, Trunch (1.7 miles) with an excellent pub 'The Crown Inn' and famous classical concerts in Trunch Church during the summer season, and the Market Town of North Walsham (2 miles) containing several restaurants and the local Waitrose.

For your stay at Swafield Hall you can choose the East Wing or the South Wing, each with private kitchen & bathroom. The South Wing apartment sleeps 4 (plus the possibility of an additional person on a portable bed). For larger parties the South Wing can be rented together with Nelson’s suite (+2), and/or with the East Wing (+2) providing accommodation for up to 9 guests. The South Wing apartment contains a principal bedroom/ lounge with kingsize bed & large flat screen TV, antique flemish chandeliers, antique fireplace, authentic windows with the original shutters and stunning views, spacious kitchen, bathroom (shower) and a twin bedroom.

The East Wing sleeps 2 (plus the possibility to place a baby cot with can be provided) and contains a bedroom with kingsize bed, flat screen TV, large victorian style bathroom (both rooms with antique chandeliers) and kitchen.

In February 2017 we've finished Nelson’s Suite renovation. This is a luxurious 250 square feet private room, situated on the first floor of Swafield Hall. Nelson’s Suite retains its original features like antique plaster, bay windows, servants bell mechanisms, servants door and C18th enfilade doors.

The suite can be rented for special occasions as an additional bedroom to accommodate larger parties of guests. It sleeps 2 and contains a large lounge/bedroom with exposed oak beams, kingsize bed, 42″ flat screen TV, polished wood floors, crystal chandelier, antique furniture, bay sash windows and stunning views over the parterre and main lawn. It has its own en-suite with Victorian style shower and original fireplace. Please contact us if you would be interested in booking this room as part of your visit.

The house has ample parking in the tudor courtyard. Guests' bicycles can be securely stored overnight.

Young children welcome in travel cots or we can provide a travel cot or high-chair.

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Boris Konoshenko
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Russian
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Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Boris Konoshenko

Previously Chief Editor and Managing Director of the most read daily newspaper in Moscow (Russia), Boris got two higher education, first as a radio physicists and second as a theatre director. At the perestroika time he chose to work in the new born independent media business and achieved commercial success. Boris likes theatre and classical music, handicrafts, restoration and decorating, he is an avid gardener and Harley enthusiast.

In 2014 Boris quit his job in media business, which became too dependent politically, moved from Moscow to London and started looking for a restoration project.

"When we visited Norfolk and saw Swafield Hall for the first time the house definitely wasn’t in its best condition. It had been on the property market for a long time and nobody had lived there for 3 years. The roof was leaking, walls were cracked, some windows, doors and wooden constructions were rotten… It was crying out for TLC. But it was a beautiful, outstanding house with more than 4 centuries of history, great interiors and marvellous gardens. We said “definitely not” but returned here once, returned again, and finally decided to buy Swafield Hall, renovate it and restore it to its previous glory.

The renovation started in May 2015, and the work on Swafield Hall is now complete.

We are happy to share our love and passion for this beautiful historic house with our guests".

Boris Konoshenko purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Boris Konoshenko chose North Walsham

Swafield Hall is very close the North Norfolk coast, 2.8 miles walk/drive to Mundesley with its wonderful sandy beach. Nearby you can find some of the finest beaches the UK has to offer (Cromer 8 miles, Sheringham 13 miles) and the famous Norfolk Broads (8 miles). National Trust gardens and estates Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall are both situated just in 10 miles from Swafield Hall.

Local legend is that Horatio Nelson stayed in the house. He visited this area many times and even attended Paston Grammar School, North Walsham, until he was 12 years old. North Walsham is 2 miles from Swafield.

The picturesque old railway track of the northern section of the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway is 5 minutes walk from Swafield Hall. It is now a public walkway (a part of the Paston Way footpath) and a nature and Butterfly reserve full of of wild flowers, scrub and undisturbed grassy banks, which make it an ideal habitat for butterflies. Nineteen different species have been recorded. The railway was constructed in the 19th and 20th centuries, though unfortunately the section that linked Swafield to North Walsham was closed in 1964.

Swafield Hall estate is surrounded by beautiful fields, from the west windows you can see a stunning view to 15th-century church of St Nicholas at Swafield (0.8 mile), from north windows – a view to 14th-century church of St Botolph in Trunch (1.2 miles).

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Please bring your slippers :-)
Family get-togethers/birthdays are welcome but the venue is not suitable for hen parties/stag nights.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in North Walsham in North Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • South Wing family bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Two separate secure doors to the lounge and twin bedroom
  • The family bathroom in the South Wing has two separate doors to the lounge and to the twin bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • South Wing Twin bedroom (16 sq. m) - 2 Single Bed
    South Wing Lounge (40 sq. m) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , single portable bed can be placed in lounge if it is needed
  • The South Wing sleeps four (or 5) and contains a large lounge/principal bedroom (32 sq. m) with kingsize bed and an additional twin bedroom (16 sq. m). An additional portable single bed can be placed in the lounge, hall or twin bedroom if required.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Larger groups can be accommodated: 7 people by combining with the East Wing apartment 13 by adding Nelsons, Blue & Green Suites Please contact the owners for further details.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Exceptionally good place to stay near the Norfolk Broads

  • 5 of 5

We were attracted to this property by how good it looked on its website - and when we arrived it turned out to be even better. We got a very friendly reception from the owners. The apartment itself was lovely, with windows looking over the stunning garden. The gardens themselves offered plenty of places to sit and relax outdoors. The accommodation and the entire property were impeccable.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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We loved the property it was beautiful and so peaceful. Tim and Boris were so friendly and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday here was so peaceful. Our apartment was excellent very clean and wonderful views of the garden, which were beautiful.

Boris and Tim were lovely and could not have been more helpful.

The surrounding areas have lots of places to visit. The Rectory gardens being one of the best. Also dinner at Gunton Arms is a must.

Would higjhly recommend this as a number one place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, grounds, and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Boris and Tim were great hosts and were very welcoming from the moment we arrived.

The apartment was spectacular and the attention to detail was very impressive. I now understand why they were adamant that we brought our slippers, or borrowed some of theirs, as the property historic, beautifully kept and the grounds are amazing.

Bring your Tennis Rackets too.

If possible, take a look around the house and the other rooms with one of the hosts, as some very well known people have stayed at the property in the past.

I would 100% recommend a stay here if you are looking for a peaceful day or two, and you are only a few miles away from local sights which Boris and Tim are happy to run through with you.

There is one negative though:

As the property becomes busier with more bookings, we will have less of a chance to book a weekend to come back again :)

Thanks again.

Rob & Lis

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for staying at Swafield Hall. We're very glad that you enjoyed your visit!
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Beautiful hall close to the coast

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in Swafield Hall. The hall is beautifully restored with a fantastic garden. The apartment was very spacious and very nicely decorated. On Sunday morning Tim took half an hour to show us around the garden which we enjoyed very much. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the South Wing apartment for 5 days and had an absolutely lovely holiday. Swafield Hall is truly charming, we enjoyed all the facilities, tennis, BBQ, beautiful gardens and a very well equipped and spacious apartment. Tim and Boris were very friendly and welcoming and we wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review, greatly appreciated. It was a real pleasure to meet you and the family and we hope that you can visit again!
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A beautiful, comfortable historic property in idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the South Wing of this amazing house, which was on the top floor, with lovely views across the extensive grounds. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, everything was immaculate and fresh.. The house is very old and fascinating, and has been renovated with great care by its charming owners. There are large grounds which guests are welcome to use and we were made to feel very much at home. A good location too, close to the coast and within easy reach of Norwich. Overall a very enjoyable stay, we couldn't have asked for more.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
The Crown Inn, Trunch
Nearest Ferry
73 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Nearest Train
2.6 Miles
North Walsham
Nearest Motorway
42 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5.5 Miles
Gunton Arms
Nearest Beach
2.9 Miles
Car: recommended


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