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Chapel Lodge

Oxborough, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

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Located in the grounds of the National Trust's Oxburgh Hall, Chapel Lodge remains true to a 19th-century Norfolk country cottage but with warmth and comfort as welcoming added extras. This attractive little cottage is the perfect get-away for two, surrounded by garden and tucked just inside the park wall, with views across to the family chapel and The Wilderness beyond. There are fabulous walks from the cottage through the Estate.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
lobby with door to stairs, bathroom with electric shower over bath, kitchen/scullery, living room/dining area with wood-burning range/cooker and door to south facing patio area.
First floor
double bedroom with 6' bed which can be a twin on request.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electric under floor heating downstairs and electric panel heaters first floor.

Cottage Approach: The gated entrance/exit to the cottage garden and parking area is via the main road into Oxborough village. Traffic may be heard passing.

Parking: For 2 cars beside the cottage.

Utilities/Electricals: Cooking is by a wood burning range plus, microwave and Baby Belling 2 ring hob/oven.

Accessibility: The staircase turns at the bottom and is quite steep

Storage: Cycle storage is provided within the cottage garden.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to Oxburgh Hall and other selected National Trust properties during their stay, listings in cottage welcome folder.

Cottage details
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
010054
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Quirky
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • DVD
  • Fridge

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
A view of Blakeney Point landscape, showing the estuary south of the point © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

Norfolk Broads
View across the Parterre garden at Blickling with topiary towards the East Front. © Mike Williams

The Norfolk Broads are what family holidays are really made of! Exploring by land or water or a combination of both, there?s a multitude of ways to discover and enjoy this area, including sailing, motor boating, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, walking and cycling. There is much to inspire and delight those who visit the Broads. Not only are the famous waterways something to marvel at but the surrounding landscape is full of wonderful surprises. The beautiful countryside is home to many charming towns and small villages with traditionally thatched cottages, quaint village greens and stunning churches with histories that are as fascinating as the architecture. This area is rich in wildlife and there is no better place to find it than at Horsey.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • Thetford Forest
  • Grimes Graves
  • Swaffham (auction/market)
  • Sandringham
  • Pingo Trail
  • Peddars Way long distance path
  • Oxborough Fishing lakes.
Activities
  • Walking
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horseriding
  • Boating.
National Trust places to visit
Oxburgh Hall
Oxburgh Hall 15th-century moated manor house
St George's Guildhall
St George's Guildhall England's largest surviving medieval Guildhall
Peckover House and Garden
Peckover House and Garden Elegant Georgian town house with wonderful walled garden
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds The only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain
Ickworth
Ickworth A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Romantic and secluded

    As this was our honeymoon we were pleased to find gifts on the table and bubbles chilling in the fridge on arrival. The cottage did not disappoint and was romantic and secluded. Our special get away was made more memorable by staying in this gorgeous cottage. Loved the fact that we could walk around the estate when all other people (public & staff) had gone home. Made us feel like a prince & princess!!

  • Stephen Taylor
    • April 2015
    • Norfolk
    Made special by:

    Being on an NT estate and able to roam freely day or night and watch wildlife. A great place to stay with a welcome feeling from the time of arrival to leaving.

  • Robert Egli
    • December 2014
    • Surrey
    Lord of the estate?!

    Very nice cottage decorated in the period surrounded by trees and wildlife, whilst being well equipped with modern appliancies and very cosy with the Cooking-Range. Access to the whole estate whilst closed to public over Christmas made it very special indeed, felt like the 'lord of the estate'. No hestiation to recommend to anyone seeking a reaxing break to unwind from hectic city and work life. A big thank you and compliment to the NT team making us very welcome for our Christmas break with a decorated tree and hamper, we were even given personal contact phone numbers, just in case we needed help over Christmas!

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
    • ----------------
    Charming and cosy!

    It was absolutely charming and so cosy - we loved the wood burning range which kept us warm. We were delighted with the cosiness and cleanliness of Chapel Lodge. It was extremely well-equipped despite being a two-person place. Everything we might have needed was there - thanks so much for making our weekend away so easy and such a pleasure.

  • Chris Hayes
    • December 2014
    • Norfolk
    Freedom to roam!

    We loved the wood burning cooker, the dark night sky and the freedom to roam the grounds at any time. We could see that the cottage was well tended, a new supply of wood appeared and the wheely bin was put out on the right day, but the staff left us in peace to enjoy the property.

  • Julie Reilly
    • November 2014
    • Lincolnshire
    Relaxing stay

    Loved chapel lodge. Loved the location. Being in a woods is so special. Walks on the doorstep and access to the gardens of oxburgh hall was lovely. My husband loved cooking on the wood burner. The lodge was comfortable and unique. The gardens of the lodge are cleverly designed. Loved our relaxing stay. Whilst staying at chapel lodge nt staff were friendly/ informative and helpful.

  • Darren Pancoust
    • October 2014
    • Northamptonshire
    Perfect get away

    As we live in the middle of a town center estate, we wanted a place away from excess light and some real peace and quiet. this cottage was the perfect get away.

  • K Brookes
    • September 2014
    • Midlands
    A marvellous setting surrounded by trees and a stones throw away... beautiful Oxburgh Hall

    This was a perfect setting for two people, the Lodge was quaint and being able to walk the grounds of Oxburgh Hall after all had left was a delight for romantic walks. To see the wildlife (Kingfisher, Owls, Pheasant, Buzzards, Deer and Voles) along with the fish in the moat (Roach, Rudd, Perch and Pike) was fantastic and made for a very, very relaxing break. We will definitely return to this location. The lodge is comfortable and well presented with a lot of 'mod cons' whilst maintaining the older character of the building. It is in a marvellous setting surrounded by trees and a stones throw away and in the grounds of the beautiful Oxburgh Hall with it's wildlife. The staff were very friendly and helpful - an excellent advert for the Trust. The only negatives (which proved a bonus in the end) was poor tv reception (morning news and weather) and no wifi/poor mobile reception (landline provided for calls in and out - bonus). My only niggle is being a NT member and not getting any benefit from it...no discount, can already get into properties 'free' as I'm a member (non members can get into NT free by staying at a property - is it worth me cancelling my membership as I only tend to use it on holidays and can see no advantage...visiting other properties in the area could have saved up to £50 or just under 15% or of course a three course meal for two with a bottle of wine. To summarise: brilliant place, will return, highly recommend. NT could do more for members!

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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