A Room in the Park

Holkham, North Norfolk

Discover North Norfolk

A Room in the Park is blessed to be located on the glorious Norfolk Coast and are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do and see, whatever your interests.

Sandy beaches, unique salt marshes and rolling countryside with panoramic skies give North Norfolk its distinctive flavour, a spectacular coastline, most of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is something wonderfully special about the region of North Norfolk and its unique coastline and countryside that makes for a fabulous British holiday.

Situated on the east coast of England, north Norfolk has 45 miles of stunning coastline, beaches, big skies and breath-taking countryside.

From the unspoilt and empty beaches of Holkham and Brancaster (favoured by everyone from kite-boarders to film makers), to the family friendly sands of Hunstanton, Sheringham and Cromer the North Norfolk Coast offers something for everyone.

History & Heritage
Holkham Hall & Park
A Room In The Park is within the grounds of the Holkham Estate set inside the 4,000 acre deer park. The Hall, (open 1st April to 31st October on Monday, Thursday and Sunday) and Park are well worth exploring, and ideal for cycling and walking along many of its designated nature trails.
Holkham Nature Reserve & Beaches
Holkham is famous for its SSSI nature reserve, the stunning beaches and the abundance of wildlife. Whether you’re talking the dog for a walk through the pines, enjoying a spot of bird watching or having a family day at the beach, you are sure to fall in love with this beautiful landscape.
Sandringham House & Park
Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year.
Norfolk Coastal Path
If you’re a keen walker then you will love the Norfolk Coastal Path. Totalling 150km, the path is made up of a number of shorter walks that you can enjoy if you don’t want to do the full distance. The route of this National Trail lies entirely within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and there is a Coasthopper bus service to get you back where you need to be.
Blickling Hall
The Blickling Estate is one of Norfolk’s top visitor attractions. The estate was once the home of the Boleyn family, and now encompasses nearly 5000 acres, with an impressive Jacobean house, a garden you’ll want to try to recreate at home, and parkland perfect for walking.
Wells & Walsingham Railway
A delightful 10 1/4″ railway, the longest in the world no less! Travel on the unique Garratt locomotives “Norfolk Hero” and “Norfolk Heroine” which were especially built for this line. A fun activity for train enthusiasts and families.
Places to Eat Out & Drink
We are very lucky to have such a good choice of places to eat and drink in the area, from simple cafes to traditional pub food to fine dining – and everything in between!
Many are within easy walking distance of the barn but if on foot, do remember to take the torch with you as it is pitch black along the track into Wells and through the park when night falls! At weekends and during school holidays, booking is a must.
The Globe Inn ~ Situated on The Buttlands, a traditional pub serving good food using local ingredients.
Tel: 01328 710206

The Bowling Green ~ The oldest pub in the town, opposite St Nicholas church, serving simple pub food at a reasonable price.
Tel: 01328 710100

The Crab House ~ Located on Freeman Street this unassuming restaurant is a favourite with locals.
Tel: 01328 710456

French’s Fish& Chips ~ The best one on the quay but expect to queue for a long time during July and August!

The Albatross ~ A must to visit whilst in the area. Very reasonable Dutch pancakes and omelettes served all day and sitting outside on deck is the best view in Wells! Live music Saturdays and Sunday lunchtime.

Bang in Wells ~ A friendly Cafe Bar offering great, simple, seasonal food using fresh local produce in the heart of Wells.
Tel: 01328 712149

The Golden Fleece ~ A pub & restaurant right by the quay serving quality food in a friendly environment.
Tel: 01328 710650

The Victoria Inn ~ A short walk through the park excellent traditional Inn owned and managed by the Holkham Estate. Food served all day using locally sourced ingredients.
Tel: 01328 711008
The Red Lion ~ Cosy, traditional put serving great food. Best place for local mussels during the winter months.
Tel: 01328 830552
The Black Lion ~ One of our faourites serving good, simple food cooked well in a relaxed ambience..
Tel: 01328 820235
The Duck Inn ~ The 2017 Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year for the East of England. Set in the beautiful village of Stanhoe.
Tel: 01485 518330
The Orange Tree ~ A stylish, contemporary dining pub serving award-winning food, from top quality local produce in a laid back environment.
Tel: 01485 512213

A Room in the Park

Holkham, North Norfolk