The School House

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Recommended Quirky Modern Ideal for Kids

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

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The School House is a phenomenal, stylishly renovated old village school in the picturesque village of Beighton, close to Norwich, Great Yarmouth and the Norfolk Broads. Sitting in half an acre of manicured gardens full of wildlife, this property offers unique accommodation for up to eight guests.

The conversion incorporates original features with contemporary details  such as dark framed windows, accent features and superb double height aspect in the living room. Interior designers have created an ultra luxurious, somewhat quirky holiday home that will leave you with magical holiday memories.

The village of Beighton is mostly known for its fourteenth century stone and flint church, Beighton All Saints which was re-worked by the Edwardian architect AS Hewitt and features a thatched nave roof and beautiful decorative glass. The bustling market town of Norwich is just fifteen minutes away with its picturesque lanes, buzzy market, cultural and dining treats and its cathedral. Guests can enjoy many boating excursions on the Norfolk Broads, the nearest of which is just five minutes from the house. The lively entertainment of Great Yarmouth is also close by, along with the beautiful, tranquil beaches of Horsey, Happisburgh and Winterton.

The School House is wonderfully secluded, allowing guests total privacy. The renovation includes a living room, kitchen diner, utility room, two bedrooms, one bathroom, a toilet, a study and a boot room on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper floor. You enter the property into the kitchen diner, a stunning space with a pitched, black framed glass roof. The fresh and contemporary feel blends beautifully with the stone floor and painted brickwork. The kitchen is sublime with its dark cabinetry, butlers sink and large freestanding range cooker. Guests dine at an industrial style dining table and chairs and the industrial theme continues with rows of shelves for crockery and glassware. Just off the kitchen is a handy utility room and guest toilet. The end of the kitchen and dining area is home to a framed conservatory snug, a very useful second living area which is drowned in natural light and enjoys lovely garden views. The living room is very striking with its double height aspect and sumptuous sofas surrounding the feature open fireplace. There is a second dining table in the living room. The staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms continues with the modern theme of deep inky colours contrasted with fresh whites and textural neutrals, in keeping with much of the house. Doors from the living room open to the study, bunk room, a charming, colourful double bedroom and a modern wet room.

Upstairs you will discover the beautiful master bedroom suite with its vaulted beamed ceiling, super kingsize bed, dressing area and ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bath and overhead shower. It is a gorgeous room, minimalist in styling and featuring the same dark colour splashes. The remaining bedroom is a gorgeous twin with steel framed beds, crisp cottons and fabulous soft furnishings.

Outside, guests can enjoy the beautiful spacious garden and can enjoy alfresco dining and a firepit on chilly evenings. It is a lovely spot from where you can enjoy a wonderful range of entertainment.

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What you should know…

  • This fabulous property enjoys gorgeous living space and four bedrooms, one of which is a bunk room, ideal for children
  • The upstairs bathroom is ensuite to the master and downstairs there is a wet room with a shower
  • The property is ideally situated to enjoy the Norfolk Broads

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
- Living room with dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Conservatory snug
- Utility room
- Cloakroom
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family shower room
- Bedroom with bunk beds

First Floor
- Master bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds

Exterior Grounds
- Fire pit
- Seating area
- Half an acre of gardens

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Open fire
- Parking for up to 4 cars

Location

About the surrounding area of The School House
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The School House is located in a secluded position in the village of Beighton, fifteen minutes from Norwich and close to Great Yarmouth, Caister-on-Sea, the Norfolk Broads, Acle, Thrigby, Winterton, Horsey and Happisburgh. There is easy access to the three lakes of the Trinity Broads as well as the main waterways of the Norfolk Broads. 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 when staying at The School House.

Acle is just minutes from the house, a flourishing market town with very attractive seventeenth and eighteenth century building and an ancient, nine hundred year old church. It hosts a small market every Thursday and has previously won the ‘Eastern Daily Press’ ‘Village of the Year’ competition. It enjoys great access to the Norfolk Broads and hosts an annual Acle Sailing Regatta which takes place west of the Acle Bridge on the River Bure.

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 offers unique 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 for its beach and historic lighthouse. The lighthouse is the 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 enjoys a secluded sandy beach and a constantly changing coastline.

Norwich enjoys exceptional gourmet dining experiences including the vegetarian Benedict’s and Roger Hickmann’s. It boasts many cosy pubs including The Fat Cat and St Andrew Brew House where delicious craft beers are made on the premises. Excellent fish and chips are 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

(19.6km)

Nearest Village Beighton

(500m)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op Food, Acle

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant The Cock Tavern, Cantley

(2.9km)

Nearest Beach Great Yarmouth

(18.9km)

Region

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

The School House enjoys four bedrooms so is ideal for a family holiday. You may even have room for Grandparents who can sleep on the ground floor if they wish. The house is surrounded by half an acre of beautifully kept garden where you can enjoy alfresco dining, a firepit and lots of family games.

The property 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.

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

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  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £500 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
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 across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 £1,137 £1,208 £1,279 £1,421
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 17th 2023 - - - £2,804
Feb 17th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 £1,137 £1,208 £1,279 £1,421
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 14th 2023 - - - £2,804
Apr 14th 2023 - May 5th 2023 £1,354 £1,438 £1,523 £1,691
May 5th 2023 - May 12th 2023 - - - £2,804
May 12th 2023 - May 26th 2023 £1,353 £1,438 £1,522 £1,691
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 - - - £2,804
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 23rd 2023 £1,408 £1,496 £1,584 £1,760
Jun 23rd 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 £1,624 £1,732 £1,839 £2,154
Jul 7th 2023 - Sep 8th 2023 - - - £2,804
Sep 8th 2023 - Sep 22nd 2023 £1,570 £1,668 £1,766 £1,962
Sep 22nd 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 £1,354 £1,438 £1,523 £1,691
Oct 20th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 - - - £2,804
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 £1,137 £1,208 £1,279 £1,421
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - - - £2,804
Dec 27th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - £2,804
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 £1,137 £1,208 £1,279 £1,421
Feb 9th 2024 - Feb 16th 2024 - - - £2,804
Feb 16th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £1,137 £1,208 £1,279 £1,421
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 12th 2024 - - - £2,804
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £1,354 £1,438 £1,523 £1,691
May 3rd 2024 - May 10th 2024 - - - £2,804
May 10th 2024 - May 24th 2024 £1,353 £1,438 £1,522 £1,691
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - - - £2,804
May 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2024 £1,408 £1,496 £1,584 £1,760
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 £1,624 £1,732 £1,839 £2,154
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 - - - £2,804

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 €1,196 €1,271 €1,346 €1,495
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 17th 2023 - - - €2,950
Feb 17th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 €1,196 €1,271 €1,346 €1,495
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 14th 2023 - - - €2,950
Apr 14th 2023 - May 5th 2023 €1,424 €1,513 €1,602 €1,779
May 5th 2023 - May 12th 2023 - - - €2,950
May 12th 2023 - May 26th 2023 €1,424 €1,513 €1,602 €1,779
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 - - - €2,950
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 23rd 2023 €1,481 €1,574 €1,666 €1,851
Jun 23rd 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 €1,709 €1,822 €1,935 €2,266
Jul 7th 2023 - Sep 8th 2023 - - - €2,950
Sep 8th 2023 - Sep 22nd 2023 €1,652 €1,755 €1,858 €2,064
Sep 22nd 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 €1,424 €1,513 €1,602 €1,779
Oct 20th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 - - - €2,950
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 €1,196 €1,271 €1,346 €1,495
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - - - €2,950
Dec 27th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - €2,950
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 €1,196 €1,271 €1,346 €1,495
Feb 9th 2024 - Feb 16th 2024 - - - €2,950
Feb 16th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €1,196 €1,271 €1,346 €1,495
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 12th 2024 - - - €2,950
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €1,424 €1,513 €1,602 €1,779
May 3rd 2024 - May 10th 2024 - - - €2,950
May 10th 2024 - May 24th 2024 €1,424 €1,513 €1,602 €1,779
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - - - €2,950
May 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2024 €1,481 €1,574 €1,666 €1,851
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 €1,709 €1,822 €1,935 €2,266
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 - - - €2,950

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Feb 10th 2023 $1,304 $1,385 $1,466 $1,629
Feb 10th 2023 - Feb 17th 2023 - - - $3,215
Feb 17th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 $1,304 $1,385 $1,466 $1,629
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 14th 2023 - - - $3,215
Apr 14th 2023 - May 5th 2023 $1,552 $1,649 $1,746 $1,939
May 5th 2023 - May 12th 2023 - - - $3,215
May 12th 2023 - May 26th 2023 $1,551 $1,648 $1,745 $1,939
May 26th 2023 - Jun 2nd 2023 - - - $3,215
Jun 2nd 2023 - Jun 23rd 2023 $1,614 $1,715 $1,816 $2,017
Jun 23rd 2023 - Jul 7th 2023 $1,862 $1,986 $2,109 $2,469
Jul 7th 2023 - Sep 8th 2023 - - - $3,215
Sep 8th 2023 - Sep 22nd 2023 $1,800 $1,913 $2,025 $2,249
Sep 22nd 2023 - Oct 20th 2023 $1,552 $1,649 $1,746 $1,939
Oct 20th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 - - - $3,215
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 $1,304 $1,385 $1,466 $1,629
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 27th 2023 - - - $3,215
Dec 27th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - $3,215
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 $1,304 $1,385 $1,466 $1,629
Feb 9th 2024 - Feb 16th 2024 - - - $3,215
Feb 16th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $1,304 $1,385 $1,466 $1,629
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 12th 2024 - - - $3,215
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $1,552 $1,649 $1,746 $1,939
May 3rd 2024 - May 10th 2024 - - - $3,215
May 10th 2024 - May 24th 2024 $1,551 $1,648 $1,745 $1,939
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - - - $3,215
May 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2024 $1,614 $1,715 $1,816 $2,017
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 $1,862 $1,986 $2,109 $2,469
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 - - - $3,215

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.

Reviews

  • Exceptional!

    Posted by Helen on 26/07/2022

    The School House is truly a gem. It's light-filled, has plenty of space, lovely gardens, amazing kitchen and several comfortable gathering areas inside and outside. The beds were very comfortable and everything was so clean. So much detail on the decoration which really added a nice modern feel. We loved the short walks to the church nearby and to see the Alpacas. We'd highly recommend The School House to anyone visiting Norfolk. It was exceptional!

  • We loved our stay

    Posted by Simon B on 21/06/2022

    Loved our stay at The School House. The lounge is really comfy and a really impressive space. The children loved running around outside, climbing the trees and late night marshmallows in the fire pit. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of space for all everyone round the table at meal times. We were big group so the second lounge in the kitchen conservatory was used all the time. I’d definitely book again.

  • Thoroughly recommend!

    Posted by John on 04/06/2022

    It's a few weeks since we've returned from The School House. The location is quite exquisite and there was lots of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy themselves in the various spots around the house and outside. We also took a couple of trips to the broads which are close by as well the beautiful beaches. With 3 generations of family and friends staying at the house there was plenty of space for everyone. There was the good sized BBQ and seating area in the garden. The arrivals and handover process was straight-forward and we could see the house had just been cleaned before we arrived. We would thoroughly recommend if you want to get away from it all.

  • An amazing birthday

    Posted by Hazel on 16/03/2022

    We stayed for my 50th Birthday with a group of 7. The place was amazing, the clever design meant we could ulitlise all spaces without being on top of each other. The open fire place was lovely and fire pit was fun. It was clean and comfortable. Would definitely return again.

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