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Traditional Handsome Norfolk House In A Quiet Village In North Norfolk

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Ringstead, Nr. Hunstanton, North Norfolk, England - Only A Couple Of Miles To Hunstanton, Brancaster And A Few More To Burnham Market

Manningham House is a Carrstone and brick detached house is the pretty traditional village of Ringstead. The village has a pub serving food, a large playground and a locally stocked shop (with curios for sale) all within walking distance. It is perfectly located for visiting the beaches of Holme, Hunstanton, Brancaster, Holkham and Wells and the large houses of Sandringham and Holkam. The beautiful sandy beaches, nature reserves and walks can all be found within a short distance. For keen walkers, Peddars Way and Ringstead Downs are both in Ringstead. The house can accommodate 6 guests (+ 1 baby) and prices include all bills, linen (not towels) and tea towels. A high chair and travel cot are provided (but not baby linen). The Aga, woodburner and open fires provide a cosy atmosphere in winter and in summer the sunny garden is perfect for BBQ and table-tennis.

elizabeth cooke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About elizabeth cooke

My husband and I live in Essex but we love spending time in Norfolk. Ringstead is that hidden gem: close to the beaches but just off the coast road. Children and families all love it!

elizabeth cooke purchased this house in 1994

Why elizabeth cooke chose Ringstead

Norfolk is simply stunning! The huge expanses of sandy beaches never cease to amaze us. In winter they offer bracing walks and in the height of summer holidays they can still feel remote. Norfolk is known for its huge skies, often portrayed by local artists and photographers. The pubs, the farm shops, the fish shops all keep us well fed during our stay and the car goes back home laden with goodies for the following week. Manningham House used to be our regular weekend bolt hole from London as it is only just over two hours by car. Having moved to the countryside we still enjoy our visits to the most beautiful coastline in the UK!

What makes this house unique

The village of Ringstead is perfectly located: only 5-10 minutes from the beaches and coast road but also in the tranquility of the countryside. It is well catered for with a shop, pub, playground, antiques centre and garden centre - good for browsing. We always come away with something we never knew we needed! For those wanting a quiet time, the back garden of Manningham House is a suntrap and many an afternoon is spent having a bbq and wandering across to the pub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A super house in a great location. Heaps of things to do in the area.'

'The house is beautiful and feels like a proper home.'

'Our best holiday rental ever - really enjoyed the garden and the outdoor space'.

'As always, easy to arrive and difficult to leave.'
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ringstead in King's Lynn and West Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No extra overnight guests without prior permission. Please contact owner directly.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Ensuite to bedroom 1, heated towel rail, basin, loo
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Underfloor heating, heated towel rail, loo, basin
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 Family bathroom has roll top bath with showerhead, separate shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' bed. With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , good-sized room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , good-sized room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) plus one baby in cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No smoking or pets are permitted on the property. Outside: Private enclosed rear garden laid partly to lawn and partly to gravel for parking and BBQ. Garden furniture and large BBQ. Table tennis in garage - very popular. Front garden is private and walled. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, tea towels, oven gloves are included. Towels, bathmats and travel cot linen are not. Cleaning and linen change is done on changeover days and after one week for guests staying two weeks. Extra cleaning can be arranged at extra cost.


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Traditional Handsome Norfolk House In A Quiet Village In North Norfolk
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a lovely well equipped house in a peaceful location. Our friends and us were looking for somewhere to relax and Manningham House was a great place to do just that. Very well equipped and cosy. We were out and about exploring the area during the day, then back to the house, open fire, music and board games, did not even witch on the to during our 4 day stay. Would highly recommend and hope to return one day. Thank you Liz for your quick responses to any questions we asked and for all of the instructions in the house just in case something goes wrong (not that it did). The Gin Trap pub is well worth a visit lovely food but best to book as gets very busy.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a detailed review and we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much. The house is a cosy base for a visit to Norfolk and we are lucky to have the Gin Trap pub opposite. You are right - booking is almost essential during the weekends in particular. We hope you do decide to return to see some more of Norfolk in the not too distant future.
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A lovely comfortable house with everything we look for to make a homely atmosphere on holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The property was really well equipped with everything you needed. It was also very suitable for our 2 year old grandson who really enjoyed his first British seaside holiday. The pub over the road was also very good. I even tried a strawberry gin!!

The only slight problem about which you couldn't help with, was that we couldn't make or receive calls on our mobiles. We had to drive away to contact elderly parents. However the wi-fi was excellent.

The location of the property was so convenient for different days out!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a small village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights at Manningham House and enjoyed every minute. There were 4 of us plus a one year old, but it could have easily accommodated 2 more adults. The house is well furnished and well situated in a small village. We'd absolutely return!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, Kim. We look forward to welcoming you back, perhaps with another two friends! I believe that a holiday home should have plenty of space for both relaxing and socialising - ours has that. Until your next visit...
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A home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Manningham House is quite simply a home from home! It is truly a wonderful place to stay in from it's location in a beautiful village to the facilities it provides. The rooms are very spacious and the kitchen is fabulous, well stocked and overlooking the garden which is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the evening sun. The beds were the comfiest we have stayed in on holiday for a very long time and what a difference that makes! I can certainly concur with previous reviewers that Liz made the whole booking process seamless. Thank you and hopefully we shall return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you will too! The kitchen is very much the heart of this home and having French windows leading on to the garden is a great bonus, as is having two sitting rooms - a place for socialising and a place for peace and quiet (or for children to have their own space). I like to provide plenty of information at every stage of the booking process so there are no unexpected surprises on arrival. Very pleased that you found booking our house easy.
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Gorgeous and relaxing cottage; fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Manningham House so much: the house is incredibly welcoming, both historic and modern, and so well thought out and kept, we all felt relaxed and at home the minute we let ourselves in...

The main difference to ther holiday properties we have known, is that it feels like a real, cherished home. Just that we've never met the friends whose house we're borrowing!

The owner was very fast & kind in all her communications, thank you Elizabeth for being such a font of information and kindness.

There are too many touches to list, but the kitchen and bathrooms have been so well-planned, I almost never had to search for anything (and the owners and housekeeper have thought of everything). The house was so clean and neat, we felt positively wrapped in welcome.

The bedrooms are all lovely, beautifully decorated; both living rroms supremely comfy; the art dotted around the place is gorgeous, and the garden is perfect for alfresco meals before long walks on the nearby beach. We had spectaucular sunsets every night of our stay.

The Gin Trap over the road is great, lovely food and excellent service. We also ate well at The Lodge (Snettisham?) and Chives in Hunstanton.

Shopping, food, books, doctor's surgery, many lovely outings are all within a few minutes' drive. And the little shop in Ringstead is a total destination in itself...

All in all, our holiday was a success largely because of this cottage.

We stayed as a family of 5, our three teenagers were very happy to have a room each. They loved the house as much as we did.

We highly recommend Manningham House!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a detailed and thoughtful review; we are delighted that you enjoyed our house and the area so much. We use the house ourselves and like it to be homely when we stay there. I am glad that came across to you as our guests. We hope that you will return sometime soon - you will be very welcome.
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Lovely cosy property, spacious and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were pleasantly surprised with the size of the property and after settling in appreciated how well maintained, equipped and cosy the house was. We had some nice weather during our stay so also had the chance to sit outside and enjoy the well kept garden. With amenities in the village including a shop and a local pub there was enough on the doorstep for a few days but we really liked the proximity to Old Hunstanton's beautiful beach and the town. The owner Liz was really helpful and easy to contact if we needed to.

Our teenagers also really liked staying in the house too - high praise -

and we shall definitely be looking to stay at Manninghsm House again in the future. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay in Manningham House. The area, as you found, has much to offer for all ages and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Gin Trap, Ringstead
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Kings Lynn
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
The Gin Trap, Ringstead
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Old Hunstanton Beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Peddars Way (Norfolk Coastal Path) is a popular National Trail that passes directly through Ringstead and many walkers stop off at the Gin Trap for refreshment. Walking just sections of Peddars Way is possible.


Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton Beaches are only 5-10 mins away.

Our favourite is Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, again 5 mins away. It is more remote and parking is available at the entrance to Beach Road or at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust information centre at the end.

Brancaster Beach is 10 mins away. There is a small fee for the car park and a small beach shop selling ice-creams and beach toys. Just walk 5 mins from the entrance to be completely alone

Holkham and Wells are 15 miles aw


The Coastal Hopper bus runs along the coast road although it is almost essential to have a car to reach many of the places of interest.

Cycling is also a popular option along the coast.

The nearest train station is Kings Lynn, about 20 mins away.


Hunstanton is only a couple of miles away, with supermarkets and a variety of shops.

Heacheam, 1 mile away, has a farm shop at Norfolk Lavender and other small shops.

Burnham Market is 8 miles away with plenty of interesting independent shops and art galleries.

Farm shops and fish shops are plentiful on the coast road, particularly around Thornham and Brancaster.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
10% reduction for repeat bookings of a full week or longer; first booking must have been made directly with the owner. Please contact me directly about this.

Short breaks - Please contact me for accurate prices of shorter breaks. These are dependent on the time of the year and the nights chosen and they may vary from the quoted prices above.

Changeover Day: this is usually Friday, except during the summer when it is Saturday. We are flexible depending on availability.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks and long weekends are available and flexible. Please contact for availability and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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