The Tower

Blickling, Norfolk
The exterior of The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The extensive exterior of The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The garden at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The sitting room at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The cosy sitting room at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The kitchen and dining area at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The master bedroom at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The twin bedroom at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The bathroom at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The en-suite shower room at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The spiral staircase at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The utility room at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The roof terrace at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
The view from the roof terrace at The Tower, nr Aylsham, Norfolk
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 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 National 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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • 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.

  • Other floor(s)

    Third floor: roof terrace with outdoor seating. Please note there is no access to the round tower above the roof terrace.

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

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 all National Trust properties during the period of their stay. Full details in the confirmation email upon booking.

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

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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