The Squire's Retreat

Norwich, Norfolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 010049

About The Squire's Retreat

This elegant four-bedroom apartment on the Felbrigg Estate is a converted former laundry.

Experience the elegance of life at the heart of the grand Felbrigg estate in this spacious four-bedroom apartment. 'The Retreat' was created from a conversion of the former laundry wing for the last of the Felbrigg Squires when the austerity of winters in the Hall became too much. The interiors are in keeping with its 17th-century elegance and the four-poster beds add a little luxury to your stay. Step through its French doors directly out to the West Garden with its ornate brick summer house.


There are lots of waymarked trails around the estate for you to follow, as well as a walled garden and parkland lake to explore. As a guest you’re invited to discover the elegant country house of the estate, Felbrigg Hall, free of charge.


Beyond the estate walls, North Norfolk’s heritage coast can be reached within a 10-minute drive. Head to Cromer for its sandy beach, 500 ft pier and links to the Norfolk Coast path. For a slightly wilder coastal scene, drive 30 minutes to Blakeney National Nature Reserve, where you’ll discover its unspoilt sand dunes, marshes and rare wildlife.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Large entrance hall with wide stairs to first floor, sitting room, dining room with French doors to garden, kitchen, boot room leading to utility and lavatory.

  • First floor

    4 bedrooms (2 doubles with 6' wide four poster beds, en-suite bathrooms with bath and separate shower cubicles, 1 double with 6' bed which can be a twin on request, 1 twin with an en-suite shower room), shower room.    

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

There are 3 shallow steps leading up to the front door and 3 leading down from the French doors to the garden. 

Heating: Bio-mass heating included. 
Garden: The West Garden is beside the gardens visitor route but screened and marked as private to the apartment. 

Parking: Car parking for up to four cars in a shared private parking area close by. 
Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings can be found in the cottage welcome folder.

Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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