The Swannery

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Barn Quirky
Great Value
Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

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Nestled within the serene embrace of Gayton Thorpe's quaint charm lies The Swannery, a grade 2 listed building steeped in history. Originally crafted in the late 1700s as the bustling heart of our farmyard, this structure has gracefully evolved over the centuries, now standing as a testament to timeless elegance and rural tranquillity.

Once the bustling workshop of our ancestral farm until the dawn of the new millennium, The Swannery has undergone an elegant evolution. Its historic aura resonates through the meticulously preserved original features, serving as a captivating backdrop to modern comforts and contemporary luxury.

Designed to accommodate families seeking solace or groups in pursuit of camaraderie, The Swannery offers an idyllic retreat amidst Norfolk's pastoral splendour. Across two floors, six resplendent bedrooms await, generously catering to the needs of up to sixteen guests.

On the ground floor, five sumptuous bedrooms envelop guests in opulent comfort, each boasting ensuite facilities for unparalleled convenience. A gourmet kitchen and dining area beckon culinary enthusiasts, adorned with a sleek underfloor heated, polished concrete floor, and equipped with state-of-the-art amenities for culinary indulgence.

Head upstairs, where a snug sitting room exudes warmth and serenity, inviting moments of tranquility. Here, the sixth bedroom, a charming bunk room, offers a playful retreat for younger guests or intimate gatherings of friends, complete with ensuite and shared Jack and Jill bathroom facilities.

Beyond the confines of its walls, a private outdoor dining area awaits, where guests can embrace Norfolk's vast skies. Indulge in the shared delights of an indoor pool, steam room, and Jacuzzi, fostering moments of relaxation and rejuvenation amidst the verdant expanse of the farm.

Discover the many wonders of West Norfolk, from the grandeur of stately homes to the serenity of woodland trails, the region offers an array of experiences to delight every palate. Whether seeking adventure or respite, The Swannery stands as a beacon of hospitality, promising an unforgettable retreat amidst the timeless allure of Norfolk's bucolic landscape.

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What you should know…

  • The swimming pool and spa complex, has a system where in the morning anyone can use the pool then in the afternoon/early evening each barn has a private slot then there is swimming for anyone later on in the evening.
  • Please bring your own swimming towels for use in the pool as the chlorine can discolour the white towels we use in the barns.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Heated Pool Indoor Pool Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Sauna/Steam Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

The Swannery

Ground Floor
- Spacious open plan kitchen with a large induction hob, two ovens, two dishwashers, and ample worktop space.
- Dining area with long dining table  
- Bedroom 1: King-size or twin beds with ensuite
- Bedroom 2: King-size or twin beds with ensuite
- Bedroom 3: King-size bed with ensuite
- Bedroom 4: King-size bed with ensuite
- Bedroom 5: King-size bed with ensuite

First Floor
- Cosy sitting room
- Bedroom 6: 3 Bunk beds with ensuite
- Jack & Jill Toilet

Exterior
- Private dining area

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Freeview TV’s in bedrooms
- Underfloor heating
- Shared indoor pool, spa and steam room

Location

About the surrounding area of The Swannery
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Nestled within the picturesque village of Gayton Thorpe, The Swannery serves as an ideal gateway to the treasures of Norfolk. With over one hundred miles of coastline gracing its shores, the region boasts an array of pristine beaches within a forty-five-minute drive, promising sun-kissed days and tranquil seaside retreats. Whether you seek the bustling charm of Victorian seaside towns or the serenity of nature reserves, Norfolk's coast offers a haven for relaxation and exploration.

For those enamoured with history and grandeur, The Swannery lies within an hour's drive of five magnificent Norfolk stately homes. From the regal splendour of Sandringham House, a favoured retreat of the monarchy, to the awe-inspiring halls of Holkham and Oxborough, guests are invited to embark on a journey through the opulent tapestry of Norfolk's past. Whether basking in the sun-dappled tranquillity of its beaches or delving into the rich heritage of its stately homes, The Swannery promises an unforgettable holiday experience amidst the timeless allure of Norfolk.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Norwich Airport

(53 km)

Nearest Train Station King's Lynn Train Station

(14 km)

Nearest Village Gayton Thorpe

(0.5 km)

Nearest Town King's Lynn

(17.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Crown Inn

(2.5 km)

Nearest Beach Heacham South Beach

(27.5 km)

Nearest Shop Premier Convenience Store

(3.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore, King's Lynn

(12.5 km)

Nearest Golf Middleton Hall Golf Club

(11.5 km)

Nearest Tennis Alive Leisure, King's Lynn

(14 km)

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

At The Swannery, families are welcomed to a magical retreat where history meets modern comfort, ensuring a memorable holiday for kids and adults alike. With six spacious bedrooms, including a delightful bunk room, there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and relax. The charming kitchen and dining area provide the perfect setting for family meals and bonding time, while the cosy sitting room offers a haven for evening storytelling and games.

Outside, children can explore the vast expanse of the Norfolk countryside, enjoying nature walks, wildlife spotting, and perhaps even a picnic under the wide-open skies. Nearby award-winning beaches offer endless opportunities for sandcastle building and paddling in the sea, while family-friendly attractions such as nature reserves and wildlife trails promise adventure and discovery around every corner.

With its convenient location near a plethora of outdoor activities and cultural sites, The Swannery serves as an ideal base for family adventures, ensuring a holiday filled with laughter, exploration, and cherished memories for years to come.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Fenced Grounds

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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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 To be paid directly to the owner prior to arrival, and refunded after departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Pool towels, however, are not provided.
Heating costs 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. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? No, it is included in the rental price
Changeover day Mondays and Fridays
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay
Pets welcome? No pets allowed
Smoking Allowed? No smoking or vaping

Property Terms & Conditions
- Please kindly note that the property owner requires a list of the names, ages, addresses and contact details of all guests in the group.
- Once the booking has been confirmed, the property owner will contact you directly regarding the security deposit.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 24th 2024 £4,435 £5,085 £5,736 £5,913
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 £5,698 £6,520 £7,342 £7,472
May 31st 2024 - Jul 12th 2024 £4,677 £5,363 £6,048 £6,235
Jul 12th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 £6,289 £7,212 £8,134 £8,385
Sep 6th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 £4,435 £5,085 £5,736 £5,913
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £5,322 £6,102 £6,883 £7,095
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £4,032 £4,623 £5,214 £5,375
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £6,585 £7,555 £8,524 £8,815
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 £3,951 £4,531 £5,110 £5,268
Feb 14th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 £4,435 £5,085 £5,736 £5,913
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £4,032 £4,623 £5,214 £5,375
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 £5,564 £6,380 £7,195 £7,418
Apr 11th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £4,435 £5,085 £5,736 £5,913
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 £5,698 £6,520 £7,342 £7,472
May 30th 2025 - Jul 11th 2025 £4,677 £5,363 £6,048 £6,235
Jul 11th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 £6,289 £7,212 £8,134 £8,385
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £4,435 £5,085 £5,736 £5,913
Oct 24th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £5,322 £6,102 £6,883 £7,095

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 24th 2024 €4,799 €5,503 €6,206 €6,398
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 €6,166 €7,055 €7,944 €8,085
May 31st 2024 - Jul 12th 2024 €5,061 €5,803 €6,545 €6,747
Jul 12th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 €6,805 €7,804 €8,802 €9,074
Sep 6th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 €4,799 €5,503 €6,206 €6,398
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €5,759 €6,603 €7,448 €7,678
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €4,363 €5,002 €5,642 €5,817
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €7,125 €8,175 €9,224 €9,539
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 €4,275 €4,902 €5,529 €5,700
Feb 14th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 €4,799 €5,503 €6,206 €6,398
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €4,363 €5,002 €5,642 €5,817
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 €6,020 €6,903 €7,786 €8,027
Apr 11th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €4,799 €5,503 €6,206 €6,398
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 €6,166 €7,055 €7,944 €8,085
May 30th 2025 - Jul 11th 2025 €5,061 €5,803 €6,545 €6,747
Jul 11th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 €6,805 €7,804 €8,802 €9,074
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €4,799 €5,503 €6,206 €6,398
Oct 24th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €5,759 €6,603 €7,448 €7,678

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 24th 2024 $5,140 $5,893 $6,647 $6,853
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 $6,603 $7,556 $8,508 $8,659
May 31st 2024 - Jul 12th 2024 $5,420 $6,215 $7,010 $7,226
Jul 12th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 $7,289 $8,358 $9,426 $9,718
Sep 6th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 $5,140 $5,893 $6,647 $6,853
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $6,167 $7,072 $7,976 $8,223
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $4,672 $5,358 $6,043 $6,230
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $7,631 $8,755 $9,879 $10,216
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 $4,579 $5,250 $5,922 $6,105
Feb 14th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 $5,140 $5,893 $6,647 $6,853
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $4,672 $5,358 $6,043 $6,230
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 $6,448 $7,393 $8,339 $8,597
Apr 11th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $5,140 $5,893 $6,647 $6,853
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 $6,603 $7,556 $8,508 $8,659
May 30th 2025 - Jul 11th 2025 $5,420 $6,215 $7,010 $7,226
Jul 11th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 $7,289 $8,358 $9,426 $9,718
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $5,140 $5,893 $6,647 $6,853
Oct 24th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $6,167 $7,072 $7,976 $8,223

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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