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Historic Swafield Hall, East Wing apartment

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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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The East Wing self catering apartment is situated in the oldest 16th century part of the house, it was beautifully renovated and contains a 20 sq m bedroom with fabulous view, kingsize bed, original exposed oak beams, LED TV, antique chandelier. Large luxury bathroom is in Victorian style, with free standing bath near the window, rocking chair and antique chandelier. You can enjoy stunning view to the parterre and main lawn while taking a bath. Discover beautiful gardens, play on a tennis court.

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Swafield Hall offers self-catering accommodation in a truly outstanding rural setting, within tranquil gardens and beautiful parkland, very close to the sea. Guests can stay in a beautifully restored private apartment, experience life in the Grade II listed Hall, discover its historical interiors, enjoy great views from the windows of the apartment and explore stunning gardens, a tennis court, a croquet lawn, a large Victorian conservatory with barbecue area. Swafield Hall estate is ideally located near the North Norfolk coast, close to the coastal resort of Mundesley with its wonderful sandy beach (5 min drive), but far enough from the noise of the popular sea resort. Swafield Hall is equidistant between two main tourist attractions in North Norfolk: Cromer (8 miles) and the Broads (8 miles). Sheringham is 13 miles. National Trust treasures Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall are both just in 10 miles from Swafield Hall.
The house is mentioned in "The Buildings of England" by Nicolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson and has an impressive brick and flint Tudor North facade and beautiful lime washed Georgian South elevation. Local legend reports that Admiral Horatio Nelson stayed in the house. He visited the local area many times and attended Paston Grammar School, North Walsham, until he was 12 years old. North Walsham is 2 miles from Swafield.
At Swafield Hall guests can enjoy all beautiful gardens, use the tennis court, croquet lawn, barbecue, tables at the parterre for outdoor breakfasts / dinners, seating area in the large wooden Victorian style conservatory, outdoor sunbathing area with deck chairs and cocktail table, shaded relaxation area with a hammock near the parterre and the main lawn, relaxation area in the Arabian Secret garden with a lime tree canopy and two benches etc.
The house has ample parking in the tudor courtyard. Guests' bicycles can be securely stored overnight.
You can see the latest photos of Swafield Hall online (search SwafieldHall).
The Butterfly reserve, Paston Way and Dilham to North Walsham canal (Norfolk’s only artificial, locked sailing canal) are 5 minutes walk from the Hall and ideal for leisurely walks or bicycle rides.
The nearest villages are Swafield (1 mile) with the award winning local butcher Tavern Tasty Meats, Trunch (1.7 miles) with an excellent pub 'The Crown Inn' and famous classical concerts in Trunch Church during the summer season, and the Market Town of North Walsham (2 miles) containing several pubs and restaurants, the local Waitrose and Sainsburys.

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

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Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
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Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard

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Swafield, United Kingdom

The nearest villages to the estate are Swafield (1 mile), with famous local butcher Tavern Tasty Meats and Trunch (1.7 miles) with St Botolph church and a popular pub ‘The Crown Inn‘ . The most interesting part of St Botolph in Trunch is its magnificent wooden carved font canopy, one of only four such surviving canopies in all of England. The nearest coastal resort is Mundesley, with its wonderful sandy beach and great pubs (2.9 miles walk/drive). Nearby you can find some of the finest beaches the UK has to offer (Cromer 8 miles, Sheringham 13 miles) and the famous Norfolk Broads (8 miles).
The nearby market town of North Walsham (2.5 miles) contains several restaurants, the local Waitrose and Sainsburys.
Swafield village had an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. The church of St Nicholas at Swafield has one of the few remaining Medieval Rood Screens in Norfolk. It was built in 13th or 14th centuries and extended in the 15th century. St Nicholas sits proudly on a hill and there is a beautiful view to the surrounding countryside, including view to Swafield Hall.
The picturesque old railway track of the northern section of the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway is just 5 minutes walk from Swafield Hall. It is now a public walkway (a part of the Paston Way footpath) and butterfly reserve. The railway was constructed in the 19th and 20th centuries, though unfortunately the section that linked Swafield to North Walsham was closed in 1964. Pigney’s Wood is 15 minutes walk, it is managed by North Norfolk Community Woodland Trust and serves as a haven for wild flowers, butterflies and birds. The site comprises 1.7 hectares mature mixed woodland, 7.8 hectares of new woodland, 8.5 hectares open ground and 5.5 hectares low-lying, wet grassland. Over 20,000 trees of forty species have been planted since the site was purchased in 1992.
In Swafield the walkway along the old railway track crosses the course of the canal. Swafield is one of only a few villages in Norfolk with a canal – The North Walsham and Dilham Canal, which is the only canal in Norfolk. The canal was constructed and opened in 1826 and is 8.7 miles long and runs from Swafield Bridge to a junction with the River Ant at Smallburgh. The canal was constructed with locks a little wider than most canals in the UK to accommodate the use of the Norfolk wherries, hence the image of a wherry on Swafield’s village sign.
Have a relaxing time wandering around, or rest on one of the benches and discover the local birds and wildlife.

Hosted by Boris

Joined in May 2016
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Previously Chief Editor and Managing Director of the most read daily newspaper in Moscow (Russia), Boris got two higher education, first as a radio physicists and second as a theatre director. At the perestroika time he chose to work in the new born independent media business and achieved commercial success. Boris likes theatre and classical music, handicrafts, restoration and decorating, he is an avid gardener and Harley enthusiast. In 2014 Boris quit his job in media business, which became too dependent politically, moved from Moscow to London and started looking for a restoration project. "When we visited Norfolk and saw Swafield Hall for the first time the house definitely wasn’t in its best condition. It had been on the property market for a long time and nobody had lived there for 3 years. The roof was leaking, walls were cracked, some windows, doors and wooden constructions were rotten… It was crying out for TLC. But it was a beautiful, outstanding house with more than 4 centuries of history, great interiors and marvellous gardens. We said “definitely not” but returned here once, returned again, and finally decided to buy Swafield Hall, renovate it and restore it to its previous glory. The renovation started in May 2015, and the work on Swafield Hall is now complete. We are happy to share our love and passion for this beautiful historic house with our guests".
Previously Chief Editor and Managing Director of the most read daily newspaper in Moscow (Russia), Boris got two higher education, first as a radio physicists and second as a theat…
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You can find information about the history of Grade II listed Swafield Hall and recent renovation on the Swafield Hall web site.
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