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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
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Cottage ref
Acorn rating What's this?
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Quirky
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • DVD
  • Fridge


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 are 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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  • Thetford Forest
  • Grimes Graves
  • Swaffham (auction/market)
  • Sandringham
  • Pingo Trail
  • Peddars Way long distance path
  • Oxborough Fishing lakes.
  • 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 A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Spooner
    • April 2016
    • Surrey
    Peaceful, private cottage

    This cottage is peaceful and private, despite being located paces away from oxburgh Hall. It has easy access to an area of beauty, full of nature. The staff at the hall and in the grounds are genuinely friendly and helpful. We want to find others like this in the NT portfolio. We select using the brochure and website and then book by phone (we are old fogies). The NT call centre staff are friendly, helpful and professional.

  • V Ward
    • February 2016
    • Cambridgeshire
    Particularly enjoyed...

    Location in the grounds of Oxburgh Hall with out of hours access, particularly at snowdrop time.

  • R Bugg
    • December 2015
    • Suffolk
    Made enjoyable...

    The comfortable accommodation and the peace and quiet.

  • J Norris
    • December 2015
    • Norfolk
    Made enjoyable...

    Very comfortable surroundings. Welcome tray with tea, coffee and biscuits. Stove ready to light. Everything was ready for us to just take our coats off and relax as soon as we got there. I wish I had discovered National Trust holiday properties earlier.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable by....

    The location of the cottage was wonderful and the standard of the accommodation was excellent. It was also lovely to be able to explore the grounds of the property after hours and feel like we had a unique experience of the property when everyone else had gone home! The only thing that would have improved our stay would have been the provision of wi-fi in the cottage.

  • Mr Peter Galloway
    • October 2015
    • Norfolk
    Made enjoyable...

    Particularly enjoyed the peace and tranquility. Also, booking late in the year, the log fire crackling along with an old ticking clock..the most relaxing time I have ever had on holiday. I know its difficult in Cottages but two settees would have been great, just so we could both lie down and relax.

  • 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!!

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Prices include:

  • 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 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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