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North Elmham Chapel

England / North Elmham, Norfolk
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Full description
A jaw-droppingly palatial Victorian retreat, dog-friendly and divinely nestled in an ancient Norfolk village that's surrounded by beautiful countryside.

The perfect setting for epic woodland walks, North Elmham Chapel is a former Victorian chapel, soothingly nestled in a Norfolk village that was first recorded all the way back in 1035 (‘Elmham' is Old English for "village where elms grow").

Brimming with quirky character and plush, indulgent style, the brick-and-flint chapel is ideal for celebrations of up to 10 guests... and with up to four well-behaved dogs also permitted to stay, no-one has to be left off the list!

Extremely spacious throughout, there's plenty of room for everybody to stretch out and relax, surrounded by glorious gothic architecture, a grand, sweeping oak staircase, and vaulted ceilings.

Curl up with your loved ones and chat cosy evenings away in the snug - also the ideal spot to watch a movie together - or grab a good book and a cuppa, and unwind in the conservatory, surrounded by garden views.

Meanwhile, you've got the choice of an Aga or an electric oven to whip up feasts fit for the church elders, with an incredible light-up kitchen island that will have everybody arguing over who gets to do the cooking!

Break bread and drink wine at the dining table - complete with pew seating - then why not head up to the enormous galleried first-floor living area, complete with its incredible vaulted roof, huge, light-flooding windows, games tables, and an original pulpit?

When it's finally time to turn in, you'll have the choice of five gorgeous bedrooms, four of which are en-suite. Each room has been individually styled and richly furnished, to boast its very own character (translation: it may take a while to choose your favourite!)

You'll find the magnificent master room on the first floor, with a six-foot superking bed and an opulent Ashton & Bentley bath. The remaining four rooms are on the ground floor; three kingsize and one double.

One of the kingsize rooms features a door that leads into the garden... so grab this one if you enjoy an al fresco morning coffee.  

In fact, on sunny mornings, why not take a sociable breakfast in the garden all together, surrounded by whispering mature trees, plants, and a large open pond? (Just make sure you keep a close eye on the kids and dogs!) The extended grounds also feature a woodland area and a riverside walk.

You can head to the friendly village shop, just a short drive away, for groceries and holiday supplies, while if you'd rather let someone else do the celebratory cooking, The Brisley Bell Inn is a recent Great British Pub Awards winner that's hugely popular for all the right reasons.

And with delights like Pensthorpe Natural Park - featured on BBC's Springwatch - and the windswept North Norfolk Coast practically on the doorstep, a heavenly holiday at North Elmham Chapel is all but guaranteed.

Things to note

If bringing your dogs, there will be a small additional charge. Please bring your own equipment for children and babies.


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The basics

The basics


Region: North Elmham, Norfolk
Cost (from): £2,584 (4 nights)
Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Minimum stay: 4 nights

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Facilities

Converted Victorian chapel, sleeps 10 guests.  Ground floor: entrance hall with oak staircase.  Kitchen with Aga, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, Nespresso machine, hot plate, washing machine.  Dining room with seating for 10.  Conservatory with doors to garden.  Snug with seating, wood-burning stove, Smart TV, cloakroom. 2 kingsize bedrooms with TVs, shared bathroom.  Double bedroom with en-suite shower, kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower.  First floor: galleried living room with seating, wood-burning stove, widescreen TV, games tables, vaulted roof.  Master kingsize bedroom with TV, bath, walk-in shower, twin wash basins, Bluetooth speaker.  Large fenced garden with patio area and furniture, fire pit, pizza oven, open pond.  Grounds feature a woodland area and a riverside walk. Private parking for 6 cars.

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Walking, cycling, nature watching, riverside picnics, parks, beaches, village shops, pubs, restaurants

At a glance

At a glance

  • A large, mesmerising Victorian chapel, painstakingly restored and beautifully nestled in an ancient Norfolk village that's surrounded by woodland and countryside.
  • Five bedrooms (four of which are en-suite) sleep up to 10 guests. Up to four well-behaved dogs are also welcome to stay.
  • There are plenty of places to relax, including a snug, a conservatory, and a spectacular galleried living space on the first floor, complete with books and games.
  • The garden is ideal for al fresco dining (just keep an eye on the kids and dogs!) The extended grounds feature a woodland area and a riverside walk.
  • The village shop is a short drive away, with pubs, beaches, and parks in easy reach close by.
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