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The Triumphal Arch

England / Holkham, Norfolk
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An historic, architect-designed retreat for two, rich in indulgent luxury and set on an imposing 25,000-acre Norfolk estate.

Designed by the famed architect William Kent back in the 18th century, The Triumphal Arch was originally intended to impress travellers passing through the Holkham Estate to the North Norfolk Coast.

Today, you'll feel every bit as impressed as those ancient travellers, as you arrive on the estate to be greeted by this truly unique retreat for two. Still boasting all those former charms, the interior has been redesigned and renovated to provide the ultimate in romantic luxury.

Surrounded by historic park and woodland designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can immerse yourselves in panoramic views from each side of the estate's avenue, whilst relaxing in boutique comfort.  

Your accommodation is spaced over three levels, starting with the welcoming open-plan kitchen and dining area on the ground floor.  With its stone floors, original fireplace, and grand high ceiling, it's easy to imagine yourselves as lords and ladies from times past!  Better still, the kitchen is equipped with all the mod-cons you'll need to whip up a romantic supper - and there'll be a goodie-stuffed welcome hamper to greet you, too.

Head up the spiral staircase to the stylish shower room, and slightly further to the real jewel in the crown...a gorgeous top-floor living area with an open fire, and a bedroom that features a four-poster kingsize bed...and an opulent cast-iron roll top bath!

With your bed facing a window, morning views will be wondrously far-reaching as you wake from your sound night's sleep. Head outside to the garden as you cradle your morning coffee, excitedly planning out the rest of your day together.

You could begin by wandering through those amazing Holkham Estate grounds. Home to Holkham Hall, you may feel you've seen some of the elegant scenery before (and if you've watched The Duchess, a 2008 film starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, you have!)

Part of your stay includes a pass that entitles you to free parking at Holkham and Wells beaches - so surely it'd be rude not to pay them a visit at least once, particularly if you've brought the dog with you? You'll also receive discounts at the on-site gift shop and café, and the spectacular Walled Garden, open during the spring and summer months.

Away from the estate (though by now you might well be thinking: why leave?) are plenty of shops and cafés to while away some time in, and you can pick up some bargains at nearby Burnham Market.  

However you spend your days, heading back to your Triumphal Arch will feel like a delicious treat by evening, as you watch the sun sinking over that historic landscape. Simply equip yourselves with a chilled glass of bubbles, and your retreat into romantic luxury will be complete.

Things to note


Mobile coverage is limited. WiFi accessible in the bedroom only.  Dogs must be kept on leads whilst exploring the estate grounds. No smoking.

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The basics


Region: Holkham, Norfolk
Cost (from): £765 (7 nights)
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1148

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Facilities

An elegantly restored 18th century retreat for two. Ground floor: kitchen and dining area with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dining table, seating for four, cloakroom with washbasin and WC. First floor: shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.  Second floor: open plan lounge area with open fire, comfortable seating, freeview TV, bedroom area with kingsize bed, cast iron roll-top bath, wash basin. Exterior: lawned garden, driveway parking for one car. Heating, logs, towels, welcome pack and bed linen provided.

Local Activities


Walking, cycling, woodland, nature trails, birdwatching, beaches, coastal activities, water sports, market towns, restaurants.

At a glance

  • An historic, architect-designed retreat for two, set within the grounds of the famed 25,000-acre Holkham Estate, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the North Norfolk Coast.
  • The property is dog-friendly, but unsuitable for young children.
  • Your stay includes a pass for free parking at nearby Holkham and Wells beaches, and parking in Wells, with discounts at the on-site gift shop and café, entry to Holkham Hall and the Walled Garden, as well as a selection of other attractions.
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