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“Amazing venue for a special birthday celebration”
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The Old Hall
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81 reviews
The Old Hall
Heated Pool and Garden
Atmospheric Great Hall
Garden Room
Drawing Room
Yellow Sitting Room
Country Kitchen With Aga
Poolside Pavilion
Poolside Pavilion
Childrens Chill Out Room
Master Bedroom Suite Overlooking The Garden
En-Suite Bathroom / Dressing Room
Oak Bedroom - superking bed
Oak Bedroom En-suite
Crewel Bedroom - with dressing room and en-suite
17th Century Four Poster
Attic Dorm - Sleeps 4 Kids
View To Garden Terrace
The Garden - Yew Hedges and Topiary
Pop Up Glamping
Tennis Court
Perfect for Celebrations and Get Togethers
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Manor House -
8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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DaveandLi...
Portsmouth
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing venue for a special birthday celebration”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We booked to stay at The Old Hall based on the pictures and reviews on line, we were not disappointed. There are not enough superlatives to express how special this place is. We were greeted by Janine and given a tour with a potted history of the house. We had booked in house dining by Bespoke Events for the evening of my 60th birthday, Rebecca & Chris were amazing. We started with champagne in the Moroccan loggia in the garden, dinner in the Great Hall followed by cheese and coffee in the sitting room, I felt very privileged spending my special day with family and friends in this perfect setting. We made full use of the facilities, tennis, croquet and the swimming pool, with long walks in the grounds.
Thank you to Janine and her team for making our stay so memorable.

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Liked best: The history coupled with stylish feel of the house
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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LMR56
Rochester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Truly exceptional home!”
Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have had the privilege of staying in some wonderful homes over the years but The Old Hall has to top them all by a considerable degree. Firstly the opportunity to stay in such an outstanding historic home was truly amazing. Words cannot describe the beauty of this wonderful building which, despite its obvious grandeur, is a really welcoming "home". The whole house is furnished exquisitely with beautiful fabrics, comfortable beds and top quality sheets and towels. With no fewer than 3 sitting rooms to choose from, a really well-equipped homely farmhouse kitchen complete with aga, the beautiful thatched summer house and 8 delightful bedrooms, the house is incredibly spacious and ideally suited to large groups or family gatherings. The extensive gardens are stunning and being fortunate with the weather, we were able to make full use of the lovely heated pool and tennis court. Unfortunately, we weren't able to take advantage of the many services on offer but there is a whole host of catering, entertainment options and activities that can be organised both on site or in the local area. We cannot thank Janine, Bec and the staff enough for their kind hospitality and we really hope we will be able to return in the not too distant future.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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keithlind...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Great expectations greatly exceeded.”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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I needed a place to which to invite my whole extended family for a weekend to join me in celebrating my seventy-fifth birthday. It was easy to choose The Old Hall: it offered everything we needed, and more, for eight adults (39 to 75 years old) and seven children (7 to 16 years old). Oh, and six dogs!

The house itself was immaculately presented, in keeping with its history, but with all modern amenities and fully equipped, with a large Aga in the kitchen (home-from-home!) but also an electric oven and hobs, and a microwave oven. My son-in-law produced mouth-watering steaks on the large Weber gas barbecue in the courtyard..

Converting the attic into children's bedrooms, complete with a home cinema, was inspirational and a boon the one morning it rained.

The pool pavilion was used by the musicians among us. My wife, children and grandchildren are all are very keen swimmers, so the pool was essential. We have had several homes with swimming pools so know how important it is to maintain them properly. The pool at The Old Hall was very clean, the water temperature and chemical balance perfect, the motorised cover easy to use and pool towels provided for everyone. We all enjoy outdoor games, so the lawns (for croquet and cricket) and tennis court were a bonus.

The grounds were a joy to explore - a mix of very trim beds, lawns and topiary, many mature trees and some wilderness to investigate. The whole house and grounds seemed boundless and in three days we had no need to venture beyond the front gate.

We were welcomed on arrival by the owner, who gave us a full tour and pleasantly surprised us with unexpected extras.

The feedback from my whole family, from youngest to oldest was full of superlatives.

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Liked best: The spaciousness
Liked least: The noisy peacock disturbed one or two of my family members' sleep.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children People with pets
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Travelling group: Large Group
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Phil J
1 review
“What a place!!”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We visited the Old Hall as part of a 30th birthday weekend. From the moment we drove onto the property the weekend was just perfect. We were welcomed by the fantastic host with Champagne and freshly made cake, followed by a tour around the very big and very historic property learning lots as we went.

The house itself offers everything you would need and want mixing the 16th century with all the modern comforts you would expect and more.

Whether you want to relax, play games, swim in the pool or just explore (which would occupy a good day or two) you can't go wrong with this place. An incredible social house ideal for large groups to enjoy.

Will definitely be back. Thanks to Janine and everyone at the Old Hall!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Liked best: A splendid manor where we were made to feel at home.
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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