The Tower

Blickling, Norfolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 010042

About The Tower

A special and luxurious escape with a roof terrace and lots of original features on the Blickling estate.

A holiday at The Tower really is something special. Formerly the Earl of Buckinghamshire’s race stand, this luxurious accommodation now boasts a roof terrace and your very own Rapunzel tower. In keeping with its fine period style, original features such as the large arched windows and quirky spiralling staircase are complimented by an elegant décor.


Set on the Blickling parklands, views stretch across rolling fields, woodlands and out towards the coast.  There are walking and cycling trails to explore and local ales to be sampled in the estate’s country pub, The Buckinghamshire Arms.


Beyond the estate walls, the sandy beaches and cliff top paths of the Norfolk coast are within 20 minute drive. Blakeney Point Nature Reserve is 20 miles away. The Georgian market town of Aylsham can be reached within a 30 minute walk or five minute drive.  

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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* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, steps up to sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove. Spiral staircase leading to bedrooms.

  • First floor

    One twin bedroom (can also be a 6' double on request).

  • Second floor

    Second floor: one double (5' half tester bed) with en-suite shower room. Third floor: roof terrace with outdoor seating.

  • Other floor(s)

    Third floor: roof terrace with outdoor seating.

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.

The main staircase in this cottage is a spiral staircase.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: Available for two cars.

Garden: There is a fenced garden area.

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.

Please note: We do not consider this cottage suitable for children under the age of 6 due to the twin bedroom being on a different floor to the master bedroom and access to both being via the spiral stairwell. No stair-gates are provided due to the design of this building.

In July/August there may be open air concerts held on Blickling park beside the lake, this is likely to result in heavy traffic between 4pm to 11pm (Concert dates will be promoted on the Blickling Hall website).

August Bank Holiday Monday Aylsham agricultural show is also held on the park and the local area will be busy all day/evening and possibly over the weekend before for preparation.

Outside: Farm vehicles sometimes use the drive for access to surrounding farmland.

There is a footpath passing the boundary of the property.

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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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