A dreamlike, TV-featured retreat comprising luxuriously restored and handcrafted accommodation, cosily nestled amongst 30 tranquil acres of wildlife-steeped Norfolk parkland.
  • Sleeps: 2-3 per unit
  • Bedroom: 1 per unit
  • Bathroom: Varies
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Blissfully located by Thetford Forest and Kings Forest, you’ll discover Settle Norfolk nestled amongst 30 stunning acres of private, ancient tree-strewn parkland that’s teeming with diverse wildlife.  

Amongst many others, here you can expect to meet passing roe deer, hares, swans and songbirds… and if you’re lucky, perhaps even the rare, beautiful golden pheasant. Meanwhile, the serene, shimmering lakes are packed with fish.

Against such a soothing backdrop, it’s only fitting that the accommodation on offer at Settle Norfolk is designed for cosy relaxation, in imaginative, unique havens that are almost as picturesque as their surroundings.  

Choose from a handcrafted lakeside cabin for up to three guests, two luxury safari bell tents, or three lovingly restored vintage railway carriages, each sleeping up to two guests (and if Carriage Number Three looks familiar, that’s because its restoration was filmed for the popular TV show, Amazing Spaces!)

Each stylish, self-contained retreat boasts furnishings, décor and accessories from a carefully curated community of local and artisanal suppliers, each one of whom shares Settle Norfolk’s passion for slow, sustainable – and beautiful – living.

The boutique, handcrafted cabin features a relaxed, open plan living-and-kitchen space with huge glass doors that showcase the water lily lake to perfection. There’s a sleek, black Bertazzoni cooker that’s ideal for slow-cooked suppers, and a soft-glowing woodburner to warm your souls on cool evenings.

Meanwhile, the superking bedroom is ideal for long lie-ins, while the large, opulent bathroom, with its freestanding stone egg bath, may prove very hard to leave.

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At a glance

  • A sumptuous selection of luxury accommodation, privately secluded amongst 30 acres of Norfolk parkland, close to Thetford and Kings Forests and a designated Special Protection Area for wild birds.
  • Self-contained accommodation comprises a boutique handcrafted cabin (3 guests) and three elegantly restored vintage railway carriages: Carriage 1, Carriage 2 and Carriage 3 (each 2 guests).
  • There are two luxury safari bell tents (each 2 guests) furnished with leather armchairs and a mattress-topped wooden bed. Please bring your own bedding.
  • The cabin and carriages feature luxury kitchen and bathroom facilities, with accessories, furnishings and décor provided by a carefully curated selection of local and artisan suppliers. The tents share a communal outdoor kitchen, and a spacious shower and toilet block.
  • Wake up to a delicious, locally sourced breakfast basket, then gaze out at the shimmering, wildlife-strewn lake with your drink of choice, and just breathe!
  • There are plenty of forest trackways and paths to explore in the local area, if you can make it that far…


Self-contained luxury accommodation, each sleeps 2-3 guests.  

Handcrafted cabin (2-3 guests): open plan living/kitchen space, glass doors with views of water lily lake and access to furnished decking/firepit, seating, wood burner, Bertazzoni cooker, superking bedroom with Piglet bedding, luxury bathroom with WC, shower, freestanding stone egg bath, toiletries.

Three vintage carriages (1,2,3 – each sleeps 2 guests): lounging area with wood fire, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom with WC, lake-facing decking terrace with firepit.

Luxury safari bell tents (2 guests): wooden double bed with mattress, two bedside lamps, vintage leather armchairs, chest of drawers, food safe, vintage washstand, wood-burning stove, rugs and matting, electricity.  Furnished outdoor decking area with firepit, access to communal outdoor kitchen and facilities block.

All accommodation includes: locally sourced breakfast basket, handmade toiletries, fresh seasonal flowers, kitchen equipment/barbecue utensils, firewood.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, swimming, nature watching, birdwatching, local pubs, restaurants

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The three vintage carriages each boast their own individual character, with soft, elegant furnishings and high-end fixtures, as well as a wood fire and a decking terrace with firepit… perfect for marshmallow toasting under the stars, as you watch the moonlight glisten on the lake.

Carriage Number One is delightfully rustic, with many of its original materials, including wood flooring and cladded walls, intact, while Carriage Number Two has a beautifully light, minimalist Scandi-chic vibe.  

Last but by no means least, the TV-featured Carriage Number Three features hand-made pine counter tips, 17th century oak cladding, and a scenic wraparound terrace for supreme sundowners.

Perfect for those who prefer sleeping under canvas, the luxury canvas bell tents are lovingly furnished with vintage leather armchairs, a wood-burning stove, and a mattress-topped wooden double bed. Fully hooked up with electricity, soft-glowing bedside lamps will help you get lost in a good book, before finally drifting off to a sound night’s sleep.

If you can bear to leave, there are miles upon miles of magical trackways and paths to explore in the surrounding area.  

However, you may simply want to brew another cuppa, or open a well-deserved bottle of wine, then Settle down to enjoy the pause you’ve pressed on hectic life back home.

Things to note

See individual accommodation for check in/out times. The accommodation is not suitable for young children or pets.

Where you'll be staying

Shropham, Norfolk

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