The magnificent, eight bedroom Ormesby Manor sits in a twelve acre parkland together with a single storey, two bedroom property, Well Lodge. Ormesby Manor can be rented alone or with Well Lodge to sleep twenty guests in total. Ormesby Manor is a totally lavish Grade II listed manor house, perfect for holidays with large groups of friends and family get togethers. It features eight beautifully presented bedrooms sleeping sixteen guests as well as a magnificent drawing room, a television room, a formal dining room, an office and a fabulous country kitchen with an enormous breakfast area and kitchen scullery. This fabulous manor house is really hard to beat for special celebrations with its stunning, sophisticated decor and beautiful, rich furnishings. Ormesby Manor boasts a private waterway and a spectacular walled garden. Originally a large farmhouse dating back to 1762, it now offers an imposing 19th century Italianate addition with a circular tower. The lodge is perfect for additional guests and has been finished to a very high standard. It offers an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, two gorgeous bedrooms, both with sumptuous super kingsize beds and a family bathroom. Please note that the lodge cannot be rented on its own. Ormesby’s St Michael Parish Church with its 13th century tower and chancel stands at the gate of this Norfolk gem and a sweeping driveway takes you to your holiday havens for the week.
Ormesby Manor & Well Lodge enjoy fabulous grounds just inside the Norfolk Broads National Park. They are located close to Ormesby, Little Ormesby and Norfolk’s beautiful Rollesby Broads. The remaining Norfolk Broads, Great Yarmouth and Norwich are all within easy reach. These magnificent properties are surrounded by nature and country wildlife including rare birds, grey seal and seabird colonies. Guests enjoy country and coastal walks, fabulous beach days in Happisburgh and Horsey, lively entertainment in Great Yarmouth, broads day boating, sea fishing, shopping in Norwich’s picturesque lanes, theatre and museum trips and Norfolk’s renowned big blue skies.
With Ormesby Manor’s air of splendour, you will know you are in for a luxurious stay. The manor house is brimming with classy wallpapers, antique furnishings, period features, chandeliers, slipper baths, sumptuous super kingsize beds and luxurious soft furnishings. Ormesby Manor is perfect for celebrations as it offers exquisite living and dining spaces together with sensational outside space. As well as an astonishing drawing room with a giant feature fireplace, huge sash windows and shutters, comfy sofas and an elegant ambience, there is another living space with a massive screen for movie watching and chilling. Though referred to as the snug, it is hardly that. It is a lavish room with plenty of seat, a classical wallpaper, beautiful windows and a fabulous mix of leather chairs and squishy sofas. Dining can be enjoyed in style in the refined dining room, enjoying beautiful garden views. Informal dining is also offered in the amazing kitchen. The craftmanship of the cabinetry is astounding. The kitchen features a central island, a matching dresser, a range cooker and other fantastic appliances. The chefs in your holiday group with be in awe of this magnificent room. There are are range of tables and chairs in the dining area, making it a wonderful space for breakfast. The office is very classical with beautiful furnishings, another stunning wallpaper and delightful garden views. You will feel so at home in this marvellous house!
The bedrooms are truly magnificent. The Horning Bedroom feature a fabulous, beautifully dressed bed with four twirled corner posts, a day bed, animal print chairs and gorgeous navy and beige tones. Its mustard toned ensuite bathroom is fabulous with a giant walk-in shower. The Horsey Bedroom also features a super kingsize bed with luxury linens and an oversized headboard, subtle grey tones, atmospheric ceiling beams and gorgeous garden vistas. You reach its stylish marbled ensuite shower room through an arch. The Hickling Bedroom is a coral and beige wonder with a twin headboard, massive sash windows that almost reach the floor and a colour co-ordinated ensuite bathroom with a slipper bath and shower attachment. It is a very jolly bedroom suite that is drowned in natural light. Somerton Bedroom enjoys pale aqua and gold tones, another lavish super kingsize bed adorned with beautiful throws and cushions and a fantastic ensuite. Here the slipper bath is absolutely stunning in bright aqua, looking wonderful against the attractive wallpaper. There is also a very large walk in shower at the other end of the bathroom. Thurne Bedroom enjoys beautiful floral upholstery and soft furnishings that contrast beautifully with the cream decor and antique furnishings. It is blessed with another stunning ensuite bathroom. Guests enjoy a four poster bed in Barton Bedroom. Its red patterned soft furnishings match the wallpaper and offer a warm and inviting ambience. Barton Bedroom, Upton Bedroom and Ranworth Bedroom share a fabulous family bathroom at the top of the house. Upton Bedroom is totally serene and tranquil and Rainworth offers beautifully made up twin beds and a matching day bed. The family bathroom is very pretty with an ornate mirror over the sink and another delightful slipper bath and shower attachment. Whichever bedroom you end up with in this dreamy house, you will sleep like kings on deluxe mattresses and in the finest of linens. The bathrooms come with fluffy towels and bespoke luxury toiletries.
Well Lodge is single storey which is perfect for anyone with mobility issues. Though it may not offer the grandeur of the manor house, it is exquisitely decorated and furnished and will definitely impress. The living room and both bedrooms come with Smart televisions and, of course, WiFi. The living space is beautifully designed with an easy flow between the living area and the kitchen and dining space. The kitchen is immaculate and modern in design. Guests dine at a stylish table with fabulous overhead lighting. There are exposed brick walls and wooden beams which create an inviting atmosphere. The living area enjoys sumptuous sofas and trendy chairs. Both bedrooms are beautifully decorated and furnished with beautifully dressed comfy beds. They offer views out to the terrace and gardens. The family bathroom enjoys a large walk in shower and contemporary fittings. This is a super place to stay and allows for an even bigger celebration or get together! There is a delightful furnished terrace outside the lodge and guests can share in the wonder of the surrounding parkland and gardens.
Ormesby Manor & Well Lodge enjoy twelve acres of parkland, close to the villages of Ormesby and Little Ormesby. It is located 21 miles from Norwich and 7 miles from Great Yarmouth. Close by are the gorgeous beaches of Horsey and Happisburgh as well as the Rollesby Broads, part of the Trinity Broads where you can enjoy happy times on or by the water. The Trinity Broads are three lakes that are found in the north eastern region of the Norfolk Broads. These are land locked and not connected to the main Norfolk Broads waterways. The Trinity Broads are comprised of Ormesby Broad, Rollesby Broad and Filby Broad. Fishing is very popular, there are a number of boardwalks, a wonderful waterside restaurant and pub and a sailing club. Locals often refer to the area of the main Norfolk Broads as ‘Broadland’. The beautiful Rivers Yare, Ant, Waveney, Chet and Bure meander their leisurely way through Norfolk and Suffolk connecting beautiful inland lakes, creating waterways and wetlands that make up The Norfolk Broads. Wildlife is abundant and conservation has been very successful in reintroducing species such as otters and herons that struggled for some time to survive. To the eastern side of the Norfolk Broads, the sandy beaches and stunning coastline caress the Broads at Horsey Mere with the salt water of the North Sea coming within a hare’s breathe of the the fresh water. Grey and common seals thrive on the shoreline. Guests love watching them at Horsey Gap. Boat hire on the Broads is very popular and an absolute must.
Any visit to the Norfolk Broads really should include a visit to the bustling town of Wroxham, the hub of boating activity and a tourist mecca. It has everything, shopping, attractions, cafes, restaurants and beautiful local walks. Ludham is a quaint, pretty village, close to Womack Staithe offering white washed cottages with thatched roofs and a lovely pub.
The historic village and beach of Happisburgh is definitely worth a visit. It boasts the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk Coast and the only independently operated lighthouse in the UK. The lighthouse, built in 1790, is open to the public on occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays during the summer plus private visits can be arranged. The village offers a secluded sandy beach and enjoys a constantly changing coastline.
Norwich is wonderful with exceptional gourmet dining including the vegetarian Benedict’s and Roger Hickmann’s. It boasts cosy pubs including The Fat Cat and St Andrew Brew House where delicious craft beers are made on the premises. Excellent fish and chips is served to the sounds of jazz at the Grosvenor Fish Bar. Norwich Cathedral stands in all its majesty with the ancient beauty of stained glass windows, a booming organ and hushed cloisters. You can enjoy free guided tours and learn how the cathedral survived riot, war, plague and fire. There are peregrines that nest in the cathedral’s spire. The observation point is manned by expert volunteers from the Hawk and Owl Trust so that you can get a good view of them. The cathedral plays host to many reverent and impressive concerts and recitals throughout the year. Norwich also boasts dozens of churches from its medieval heyday, some of which have been repurposed into cultural and exhibition spaces such as the Norwich Arts Centre. The Forum is a huge glass edifice and the home of BBC Norwich as well as being a thriving library and boasting restaurants and a bustling cafe. Norwich open-air market delights shopper with traditional fruit and veg stalls alongside gourmet tea and coffee vendors, artisanal bakers and others.