Once a ruined chapel in a Norfolk woodland, the crumbling brickwork and old stone arches have been lovingly restored to create a rural retreat like no other. The red-brick walls of the Victorian, gothic-revival chapel have been saved, to create a stunning entrance to this contemporary architectural marvel. The main house is straight out of the pages of a glossy architectural digest; a vision in timber, brick and glass that slides away to blend the garden with the open living area. Here you’ll find a hand-crafted kitchen with every kind of pot and pan hanging above the bespoke island. The dining table harks back to the ruins of the chapel, with a church pew for a bench and a refectory-rustic table. A family snug is a perfect place to unwind, and there’s a games room and office covering working remotely and leisurely evenings. Our favourite spot has to be the library nook, where you can curl up with a good book from the vast collection and watch the sun set behind the silhouette of the old chapel. Out of the house, you're in a great position for exploring the North Norfolk countryside (Great Snoring might be one of our favourite quintessential English village names), and the hosts kindly provide two Knaap two-seater electric bikes if you want to venture further afield.
Home truths: *There's a shop a twenty-minute walk away, but the closest supermarket is over five miles away so having a car is recommended
*There is plenty of parking onsite and e-bikes available to rent on the estate
*Private catering can be arranged in advance, just ask your host
*The owners live on-site in private accommodation, in a separate garden, away from the main house
*This host does allow two dogs for an additional £50 per dog per booking
*Your host can provide a travel cot and high chair for infants, just ask
*Two additional guests can be accommodated in the Garden Suite, which has its own living space, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, and can only be booked in conjunction with the main house and by direct arrangement with the hosts
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