Sandy Hill Lane, Holt, NR25 7HW
Surrounded by a tranquil woodland and beautiful scenery for the whole family to enjoy
No. 15 is a beautiful Scandinavian style timber lodge nestling in a privately owned 100 acre forest. It is one of a small number that are exclusive to this idyllic setting.
At its front is a generous veranda that gives views into the forest from which you can relax and listen to the sounds of the woodland with the occasional 'toot toot' from the nearby steam train (The Poppy Line). On the veranda is a picnic table for outdoor dining and a barbecue area is below.
Inside there is an open plan area with lounge, dining room and fully fitted kitchen. In the lounge is a freeview TV with a blu-ray/DVD player. There is a small selection of books and board games. The lodge also has free wi-fi.
Sleeps up to six people: one double bedroom downstairs with its own en-suite and a separate family bathroom plus two twin bedrooms upstairs. Bed linen is supplied. A cot and high chair can be provided on request for no extra charge.
Outside is a gentle ramp giving access to the rear of the lodge avoiding the steps. On the back veranda there is small patio set. Whilst we can't promise that the lodge is completely set up for wheelchairs it is suitable for the less mobile with all amenities situated on the ground floor.
We welcome up to two small well behaved dogs for a small extra charge.
Private parking is at the front for at least three vehicles.
See below for a 360 degree tour of the lodge. To switch between the Ground and First floors click on the G and F at the bottom right hand corner. As you can see we have the decorations up for Christmas.
The Forest and beyond
The private forest is located in North Norfolk. It is beautiful, unspoilt and only accessible to those staying in the lodges. As well as enjoying the sounds of the forest and its wildlife, we encourage visitors to use the bird feeder that is placed outside the front of the lodge to tempt the birds to visit the veranda. Also in the forest is a captive breeding pair of red squirrels. If you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of them and their offspring as well as visiting the ducks, chickens, horses, sheep and pigs that live here with them. The forest is very peaceful and relaxing and at night it is very restful and magical. For the enthusiastic astronomer it is possible to see the night sky very clearly as there is no street lighting.
For further details about the forest and other styles of lodge we suggest you visit the Weybourne Forest website.
During your stay you are welcome to explore the forest using the paths which are suitable for people, dogs and bicycles! Starting from Weybourne Forest you are able to walk into the adjacent National Trust forest which leads to Sheringham Park and The Poppy Line. The latter being a fully operational steam railway running between Holt and Sheringham along the picturesque coastline. Bicycles and dogs are allowed on board. We recommend a visit to the Weybourne Station Waiting Room for a glimpse of its TV heritage. If you've not got room to bring your bicycles, all is not lost as bicycle hire is available locally.
If you want to explore the area around the coast on foot, The Norfolk Coast Path is nearby, see the National Trails leaflet for more details or visit the North Norfolk Council's Interactive Map of the path.
Just a few miles away is the award winning Georgian market town of Holt. As well as being picturesque with lots to see it has an annual Christmas Festival early in December with a spectacular display of Christmas lights and a Summer Festival in July.
For beautiful sandy beaches you can visit the coastal villages close by at Holkham and Wells-Next-The-Sea, with Sheringham and Cromer offering the sights and sounds of traditional seaside resorts.
Turning inland is Thursford whose Christmas Spectacular is the largest Christmas Show in the country running several weeks from November up to Christmas.