Within the vast grounds of the Holkham Estate, with its grazing deer and peaceful woodland location, Palmers Folly is tucked away on the seldom used Golden Gates Drive. Ideal for couples wanting a romantic getaway to escape from the pace of everyday life. This bijou ground floor studio offers a cosy, relaxing space with a wood burner to warm your toes after a long walk along the beautiful sandy beach flanking the estate. When it’s time to dine, it’s time to be served - elsewhere, off site, in the nearby Victoria Inn or Wells Beach Cafe. Make use of the toaster, kettle and fridge if you really must! The Folly is a Grade ll listed gatehouse with comfortable furnishings and tasteful décor. Quite the exclusive couples retreat, and you can even bring your four-legged friends for company. Shop/Pub: 1.5 miles
Open plan Sitting area with two comfortable armchairs, freeview TV, wood burner
Kitchen area with toaster, kettle, fridge with freezer compartment along with crockery, cutlery and glasses
Bedroom area with king size bed En-Suite with washbasin and wc and separate shower room
Garden: Lawned area.
Parking: Driveway for one car.
Heating: Electric central heating, wood burner.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst in the surrounding parkland. Please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also provided: Towels. Welcome hamper filled with local goodies. Starter pack of logs for wood burner. A pass that gives free parking at car parks managed by Holkham Enterprises; Holkham Park car park, Wells Town car park, Wells Beach Road car park and Lady Anne's Drive car park. You will also receive 10% discount at the Courtyard Gift Shop and Cafe, entry to Holkham Hall, Field to Fork Experience and Walled Garden (open 1st April to 31st October), The Lookout and the Beach Cafe at Wells-next-the-Sea.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception – poor.
The Holkham Estate is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to Holkham Hall, which sits proudly at the centre of the Estate with far-reaching views over the 25,000-acres of historic parkland and woodland. One of the region’s finest and most recognisable Palladian country houses and the ancestral home of the Coke family for more than 400 years. The grounds are ideal for cycling and feature many themed walks and trails, with bike hire available close to the courtyard, restaurant and gift shop. You can even take to the water on the lake during the warmer months of the year. Just outside the walls of Holkham Park is Lady Anne’s Drive which leads down to the wide-sweeping sands and big skies of the dog friendly beach, bordered by pine woods. You will also find yourself spoilt for choice when looking to eat out. The Victoria Inn in the Holkham village serves fantastic local, seasonal cuisine from dawn to dusk, whilst lunch can also be enjoyed at the Hall’s Courtyard Cafe or the Beach Cafe slightly further afield in Wells-next-the-Sea. Wells-next-the-Sea is a charming coastal town with its iconic beach huts and picturesque harbour where you can enjoy fresh shell fish or the catch of the day. Other delights nearby are Burnham Market and its sister villages, Brancaster, Cley-next-the-Sea and the town of Holt to name just a few.
- Sleeps 2
- 1 bedroom
- 1 bathroom
- 2 pets
- Private parking
- Sorry, no WiFi
- All on one level
- Ground floor bedroom
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Open fire/woodburner
- No smoking
- 1.5 miles from pub
- 1.5 miles from shop
- 1.5 miles from coast
An idyllic retreat - the perfect break!June and John - 8th August 2020
A really lovely time away from work and everyday life. Beautiful and utterly peaceful. Wonderful trees, birds and skies. All the space & huge landscape is therapeutic and comforting. The welcome hamper was very nice. We enjoyed cycling, walking and Holkham bay is an incredible beach which thankfully swallows up everyone who is also enjoying the beach. A great stay and will recommend to others. A wonderful sense of peace in this long nurtured landscape - friendly jays around the estate & a general openness sharing a historic gem that still lives in the present. - 20th July 2020
A wonderful (and much needed) escape from the 'real' world! We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the Folly - so snug and intimate (especially with the glass toilet door!!). We ate at The Anchor & The Hoste - taxis were a challenge but we got there in the end (although they may very well be driving The Estate trying to find their way out!). The deer on the Estate were magnificent and we loved hiking through the grounds and walking on Holkham Beach. We always love coming to Norfolk but this was a extra special experience. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Kate and Ian - 23rd February 2020
What a lovely place! And we really loved the park - esp the pheasants & hares, and oh, the wonderful deer! So many of them! And the amazing night sky - what a wonderful winter break! Thank youKay and Bob Nash - 21st February 2020
There for my birthday. Quirky and special place to be. We had good weather so able to make the most of walking on the beach at Holkham and Wells.The Delamere Party - 5th January 2020
We can only echo previous comments - a wonderful break and a privilege to stay on the Holkham Estate.Annette and David Hardy - 10th November 2019
Unique accommodation fit for the setting! We were very grateful for the 'goody bag' which was both varied and of the best quality. The discounts available in local restaurants, beach cafes and shops were also much appreciated. Some improvements to make the stay exceptional? A sink in the main room and underfloor heating in the toilet!The Stevenson Party - 2nd November 2019
Perfect! Lovely to get away from Brexit, wifi and feel yourself in a idyllic peaceful place - stay outside and real life is around you and step further and 4G appears so you can reconnect to the distant world. Enjoyed the park when everyone has left. Reconnected with my wife through the house and facilities - Perfect weekend! Paul, Claire and Holly, who enjoyed the dog biscuits! - 21st October 2019