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The Water House Houghton

Sleeps 4, from £475 to £900 per week

The Water House is a unique single storey listed building, dating back to the 1720s, situated in a peaceful part of the Houghton Estate, with unrivalled views across the famous deer park. It has been tastefully renovated and refurbished to provide an idyllic rural retreat for up to 4 guests with spacious living areas and 2 beautifully presented comfortable bedrooms, each with their own bath/shower room. There is a lovely sheltered courtyard garden which houses the remains of the old treadmill and a large, fenced lawned garden which backs directly onto the deer park with a herd of over 600 white fallow deer and small groups of other rare species from around the world. Guests staying here have the advantage of a free pass to the beautiful Palladian Houghton Hall with its award winning gardens, contemporary sculpture park, model soldier museum, playground and restaurant (during open season and excluding events/exhibitions). Approached by a quiet country lane, this cottage really has to be the ultimate hideaway, yet it's only 10 miles to the Georgian village of Burnham Market and under 20 minutes drive to the glorious North Norfolk coast.


The Water House | Front

Accommodation is all on the ground floor and has an open plan layout with the kitchen/dining area leading through to two separate sitting areas.

Entrance Hall: has a tiled floor and space for coats and boots storage.

Kitchen: has wonderful uninterrupted views across the Houghton deer park. It is well-equipped with an electric oven, microwave, fridge (with ice-box), dishwasher and a washing machine. There's a round kitchen table which may seat up to 6 people. This area leads directly through to the sitting area.

Sitting room: a lovely light and spacious room with an open working fireplace, two comfortable sofas and fully glazed double doors leading out to the attractive courtyard garden. There's an opening directly into the snug.

Snug: has a window overlooking the garden and parkland, sofa, digital freeview TV, DVD player and a selection of books and games.There's the advantage of wifi provided in the cottage.

Bedroom 1: lovely room with a window overlooking the courtyard garden. There is a comfortable king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe, a full-length mirror and a dressing table.

Bathroom: a high quality bathroom which has a bath with wall-mounted shower over, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 2: has twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a wardobe. En-suite bathroom: with a bath with wall-mounted shower over, hand basin and WC.


The Water House is situated along a quiet country lane on the edge of the deer park and has ample parking space in the shingle drive to the side of the house.

Along the front of the cottage is a shingled area with a bench providing the ideal spot to sit and relax and enjoy the wonderful views across the deer park. At the side is an enclosed large lawned garden with mature trees and shrubs, backing directly onto the park. To the rear of the cottage is an attractive enclosed shingled courtyard garden with a real Mediterranean feel, with outside furniture and a barbecue. There are the remains of the old treadmill which was originally used to pump water from underground to supply the palladian water tower for the hall.

It is only minutes drive from the main gates of Houghton Hall and the excellent Kings Head pub/hotel at Bircham is only 2 miles away, with the Georgian village of Burnham Market only 15 minutes drive. It's ideally located to visit the unspoilt Norfolk Coast and the Royal Sandringham Estate.



Short Breaks

3 night break: 70% of full week price
4 night break: 80% of full week price
5 night break: 90% of full week price

3/4/5 day short breaks are not usually available during school holiday periods.

Prices may be subject to change.

Please note that where dogs are permitted the standard charge is £20.00 per week or part week; however some cottage owners request a higher amount and this will be specified in the individual property description.

Fri 26 Oct 2018Tue 18 Dec 2018£475 / week
Wed 19 Dec 2018Mon 31 Dec 2018£875 / week
Tue 1 Jan 2019Fri 4 Jan 2019£820 / week
Fri 4 Jan 2019Thu 4 Apr 2019£490 / week
Fri 5 Apr 2019Thu 25 Apr 2019£675 / week
Fri 26 Apr 2019Thu 23 May 2019£570 / week
Fri 24 May 2019Thu 30 May 2019£810 / week
Fri 31 May 2019Thu 27 Jun 2019£685 / week
Fri 28 Jun 2019Thu 11 Jul 2019£780 / week
Fri 12 Jul 2019Thu 29 Aug 2019£900 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2019Thu 12 Sep 2019£780 / week
Fri 13 Sep 2019Thu 26 Sep 2019£685 / week
Fri 27 Sep 2019Thu 17 Oct 2019£565 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2019Thu 24 Oct 2019£630 / week
Fri 25 Oct 2019Thu 19 Dec 2019£490 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2019Sat 4 Jan 2020£900 / week

How to Book

To book The Water House please call us on 01328 730880 or email [email protected]
If you require our Booking Form you can download it from our website and post it completed to us.
Please also read our Booking Conditions, available on our website, before completing the Booking Form.
The changeover day for this property is Friday.