Highfield House is a secluded country residence just outside the popular Georgian market town of Holt, close to the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
The house sits in three acres of grounds in which you can enjoy a heated outdoor pool (open mid-May to September), a game of tennis on the grass court (marked up, with net, in summer), a hidden valley and a fire pit to gather round. You can also hire a hot tub from our recommended supplier.
For the younger ones there’s a football goal, playhouse and a wild beech maze to explore, as well as some outdoor games including croquet and lawn darts.
The house itself welcomes you in with an impressive butterfly staircase, leading up to a galleried library area with a large collection of DVDs, books, games and a cosy sofa. It is surrounded by six large bedrooms which can sleep up to twelve people and accommodate a travel cot or two (one travel cot and five stair gates provided). All are light, bright and spacious; they have wonderful views as well. The super king-sized master suite has a sofa, dressing room and en-suite shower room. The East wing has a super king-sized bedroom with views of the countryside on three sides, a twin bedroom and family sized bathroom with separate bath and shower.
In the West wing you can find another super-king bedroom, king-sized bedroom and double bedroom all serviced by a bathroom with bath and integral shower. All the super king-sized beds are 6ft zip and link so can also become 3ft twin beds, providing flexible sleeping arrangements.
Downstairs there is a large lounge with oak flooring, comfy seating, open fireplace, upright piano and wide-screened TV, DVD player, CD player and Bluetooth speaker. Next door there is a snug with a sofa and desk, leading to a den with TV, DVD, Wii and a selection of toys for younger children.
The dining room has a beautiful oak table and chairs for twelve (high chair available) and is next to a contemporary, fully-equipped kitchen with induction hob, double ovens, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and American fridge-freezer (with ice and filtered water facility), with a kitchen table that seats six. There is also a gym/games room with a mirrored wall and a boarded exercise space with a treadmill, some exercise equipment, a full-size table-tennis table and dart board. There is a small utility room with a washing machine and drying rack, a guest toilet and cloakroom area.
Highfield House is ideally situated, tucked away in its own perfectly secluded spot but a mere two miles from Holt. The town’s famous Byford’s Café and Bakers & Larner’s department store (with excellent deli) are well worth a visit, as are the wide selection of independent boutiques and gift stores, art galleries and antique shops, cafes and pubs, book shops and take-aways; there is a supermarket too.
Only ten minutes away by car is the promenade in Sheringham and the spectacular cliffs at Weybourne. You can also go crabbing at picturesque Blakeney and enjoy more traditional seaside fun at Cromer where you can see the only surviving, full season, end of pier variety show in the world.
In North Norfolk there is something for everyone, from walking to sailing, bird watching to adventure days out (zip wires, dinosaurs, treehouses), wildlife parks to golfing (mini or 18 holes), stately homes to cycling, seal watching to castles and museums. If you miss city life, Norwich is 26 miles away with excellent restaurants, theatres and shopping. From Norwich there are direct trains to London Liverpool Street, and the local Airport is a convenient worldwide gateway via Schiphol Airport.
For an extensive list of things to do, what’s on and places to see, please have a look at the Visit Norfolk website.
We look forward to welcoming you to Highfield House.
Booking notes: You will have exclusive use of Highfield House and grounds when you stay.
The minimum stay is 3 nights, with 10% off if you book for 7 nights.
Please note that for most of the year we are happy for you to arrive on any day except Saturday or Sunday and our preference during the summer is for Monday or Friday arrivals but please do get in touch if you need more flexibility and we'll do our best to help.
If you would like any other services, such as a hot tub or catering, please note that they will incur an extra charge and are for you to arrange directly with our recommended suppliers.