Ormesby Manor and Well Lodge

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 7


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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.

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What you should know…

  • Five of the bedrooms in the manor house enjoy ensuite bathrooms with the remaining three sharing a delightful family bathroom. In the lodge, there is one family bathroom
  • Please let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion as we may be able to help with special catering requirements
  • Please note that the the Lodge is never rented on its own, its purpose is to provide additional space for large group staying in The manor house and wishing to have extra space

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Heating

Manor House

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall
- Formal drawing room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast dining facilities
- Formal dining room
- Snug with comfy seating and TV
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- “Horsey” bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite shower room
- “Hickling” bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom (which is also accessible from the corridor)
- “Horning” bedroom with super-king bed
- Family shower room

Second Floor (split-level with internal steps)
- “Somerton” bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom
- “Thurne” bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom
- “Upton” bedroom with super-king bed
- “Ranworth” bedroom with twin single beds
- “Barton” bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom

Well Lodge

Ground Floor
- Living area with smart TV
- Kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, microwave and dining facilities
- Bedroom with super-king bed
- Bedroom with super-king bed
- Family shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Terrace
- Seating
- Set within 12 acres of parkland

Additional Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Bathrobes
- Toiletries
- Luxury bed linens
- Plenty of parking


About the surrounding area of Ormesby Manor and Well Lodge
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Norwich

(33.2 km)

Nearest Village Ormesby St Margaret

(1.7 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Farmers, Ormesby

(1.7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Kings Head

(3.0 km)

Nearest Supermarket Lidl, Caister-On-Sea

(5.5 km)

Nearest Beach Caister-On-Sea

(6.2 km)

Nearest Golf Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club

(6.8 km)

Nearest Tennis Acle Tennis Club

(12.1 km)


Found in the East of England, Norfolk’s charms are as broad as the famous network of rivers that run through it. With an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, this is one county where you can really kick back and enjoy some quintessential English countryside.

But it’s not just a rural idyll – there’s loads of stuff to see and do, which we’ve all put together in our handy Norfolk travel guide. And don’t forget, if you need a place to stay our luxury cottages in Norfolk offer everything you need for an amazing family holiday.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Ormesby Manor & Well Lodge are perfect for family reunions. Together they sleep up to twenty guests so multi-generational families or groups of friends enjoy the properties for large get togethers. The grounds are incredible with so many areas for hide and seek and other games. The cinema room in the manor house is extremely popular with families as children can watch a movie on the enormous screen after a busy day on the Broads or at the beach.

Ormesby Manor is close to Norwich which enjoys a long list of family friendly attractions. Norwich Castle which was built by the Normans as a Palace over 900 years ago. It is now a friendly museum and art gallery where children can go back through time discovering treasures left behind by the Normans and find out about East Anglia’s own Queen Boudicca. The Museum of Norwich is packed full of exhibitions and interactive displays. Children enjoy taking the hop-on-hop-off bus to see the city. Open offers a variety of wall climbing taster sessions. With the aid of mechanical devices, the instructors are able to get everyone to the top of the wall regardless of their ability. With special climbing harnesses and equipment, it is a thrilling, exciting challenge. There is also ten-pin bowling and laser tag. The Norwich Puppet Theatre features the best of British and international theatre of animation for all ages. The Gravity Trampoline Park boasts over 80 interconnected trampolines. There is a toddlers only zone and specialised sessions. It is great fun with special jump platforms, tumble tracks and slam dunk zones. There are also airbags so that your children can try out some scary new tricks.

Great Yarmouth is very lively with an endless list of entertainment. This includes the Pleasure Beach, a nine acre amusement park, the Time and Tide Museum, Jurassic Journey, Hirsty’s Family Fun Park, Camel Park Oasis, Great Yarmouth Minster, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Pettitts Animal Adventure Park and much more.

Whitlingham Adventure is a watersports haven that will definitely keep the family happy. There is canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing available. If someone doesn’t want to get in the water, there is also archery, bike tours and climbing.

Horsey Beach and Happisburgh Beach are fabulous and quite quiet. Horsey Beach is totally unspoilt and is a fantastic place for watching the seals. It is also similar to Winterton Beach which is also worth a visit.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden can be found in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, a secret hideaway with four miles of woodland walks, brimming with trees, plands and much wildlife. The gardens are a hotspot for rare birds. You can also hop aboard Primrose, the garden’s Edwardian style river cruiser and glide along the river for 50 minutes while catching a glimpse of the historic ruins of St Benet’s Abbey. It is a delightful trip.  

Not far away, Lowestoft is a fabulous seaside town with much entertainment including the wonderful Somerleyton Hall and Gardens, the East Anglia Transport Museum, Africa Alive, Sparrow’s Nest and Gardens, the Marina Theatre and various other museums. There are 14 lanes of glow bowling at the Richardson’s Family Entertainment Centre, skating and an arcade on Claremont Pier and over 35 rides, attractions and shows at the Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park. Set in 50 acres, the theme park has rides up to 50mph as well as water based ones. Smaller children will enjoy the Flying Elephant ride, Balloon Rays and the Big Train whilst the older thrill-seeking ones enjoy the Wave Breaker and Kite Flyer. There are  also sea lion and parrot shows. The East Anglia Transport Museum is a living museum showing the development of transport over almost a century. Vehicles of yesteryear can be seen in action. It is wonderful opportunity to travel on types of vehicle that are now half forgotten.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1,500 to be paid prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday or Monday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 7-nights across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Dec 20th 2022 £3,878 £4,432 £4,986 £5,539
Dec 20th 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 - - - £9,088
Dec 27th 2022 - Jan 6th 2023 - - - £9,088
Jan 6th 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 £3,878 £4,431 £4,985 £5,538
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 17th 2023 - - - £6,786
Feb 17th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 £3,878 £4,431 £4,985 £5,538
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 - - - £7,028
Apr 21st 2023 - Apr 28th 2023 £4,200 £4,800 £5,400 £6,000
Apr 28th 2023 - May 26th 2023 £4,524 £5,170 £5,816 £6,463
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 - - - £6,786
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 £4,848 £5,540 £6,232 £6,923
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 28th 2023 £5,169 £5,908 £6,646 £7,386
Jul 28th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - £7,756
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £4,848 £5,540 £6,232 £6,923
Oct 1st 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 £4,524 £5,170 £5,816 £6,463
Oct 20th 2023 - Oct 27th 2023 - - - £6,786
Oct 27th 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 £4,200 £4,800 £5,400 £6,000
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 £3,878 £4,432 £4,986 £5,539
Dec 20th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - - - £9,088
Dec 27th 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 - - - £9,088

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Dec 20th 2022 €4,239 €4,844 €5,449 €6,054
Dec 20th 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 - - - €9,934
Dec 27th 2022 - Jan 6th 2023 - - - €9,934
Jan 6th 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 €4,238 €4,844 €5,449 €6,053
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 17th 2023 - - - €7,417
Feb 17th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 €4,238 €4,844 €5,449 €6,053
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 - - - €7,682
Apr 21st 2023 - Apr 28th 2023 €4,590 €5,246 €5,902 €6,558
Apr 28th 2023 - May 26th 2023 €4,945 €5,651 €6,358 €7,064
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 - - - €7,417
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 €5,299 €6,055 €6,812 €7,567
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 28th 2023 €5,650 €6,457 €7,265 €8,073
Jul 28th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - €8,478
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €5,299 €6,055 €6,812 €7,567
Oct 1st 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 €4,945 €5,651 €6,358 €7,064
Oct 20th 2023 - Oct 27th 2023 - - - €7,417
Oct 27th 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 €4,590 €5,246 €5,902 €6,558
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 €4,239 €4,844 €5,449 €6,054
Dec 20th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - - - €9,934
Dec 27th 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 - - - €9,934

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Dec 20th 2022 $4,455 $5,091 $5,727 $6,363
Dec 20th 2022 - Dec 27th 2022 - - - $10,440
Dec 27th 2022 - Jan 6th 2023 - - - $10,440
Jan 6th 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 $4,455 $5,091 $5,727 $6,362
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 17th 2023 - - - $7,796
Feb 17th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 $4,455 $5,091 $5,727 $6,362
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 - - - $8,074
Apr 21st 2023 - Apr 28th 2023 $4,825 $5,514 $6,203 $6,893
Apr 28th 2023 - May 26th 2023 $5,197 $5,939 $6,682 $7,424
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 - - - $7,796
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 $5,569 $6,364 $7,159 $7,953
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 28th 2023 $5,938 $6,787 $7,635 $8,484
Jul 28th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - $8,910
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $5,569 $6,364 $7,159 $7,953
Oct 1st 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 $5,197 $5,939 $6,682 $7,424
Oct 20th 2023 - Oct 27th 2023 - - - $7,796
Oct 27th 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 $4,825 $5,514 $6,203 $6,893
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 $4,455 $5,091 $5,727 $6,363
Dec 20th 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - - - $10,440
Dec 27th 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 - - - $10,440

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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