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Chapel Lodge

Oxborough, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

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Located in the grounds of the National Trust's Oxburgh Hall, Chapel Lodge remains true to a 19th-century Norfolk country cottage but with warmth and comfort as welcoming added extras. This attractive little cottage is the perfect get-away for two, surrounded by garden and tucked just inside the park wall, with views across to the family chapel and The Wilderness beyond. There are fabulous walks from the cottage through the Estate.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
lobby with door to stairs, bathroom with electric shower over bath, kitchen/scullery, living room/dining area with wood-burning range/cooker and door to south facing patio area.
First floor
double bedroom with 6' bed which can be a twin on request.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electric under floor heating downstairs and electric panel heaters first floor.

Cottage Approach: The gated entrance/exit to the cottage garden and parking area is via the main road into Oxborough village. Traffic may be heard passing.

Parking: For 2 cars beside the cottage.

Utilities/Electricals: Cooking is by a wood burning range plus, microwave and Baby Belling 2 ring hob/oven.

Accessibility: The staircase turns at the bottom and is quite steep

Storage: Cycle storage is provided within the cottage garden.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to Oxburgh Hall and other selected National Trust properties during their stay, listings in cottage welcome folder.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Quirky
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia
A beautiful day at Kings Marsh, at Orford Ness. A former salt-marsh, it is now enclosed by river walls and provides habitat for both waders and wildfowl. © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

Norfolk Broads
View across the Parterre garden at Blickling with topiary towards the East Front. © Mike Williams

The Norfolk Broads are what family holidays are really made of! Exploring by land or water or a combination of both, there?s a multitude of ways to discover and enjoy this area, including sailing, motor boating, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, walking and cycling. There is much to inspire and delight those who visit the Broads. Not only are the famous waterways something to marvel at but the surrounding landscape is full of wonderful surprises. The beautiful countryside is home to many charming towns and small villages with traditionally thatched cottages, quaint village greens and stunning churches with histories that are as fascinating as the architecture. This area is rich in wildlife and there is no better place to find it than at Horsey.

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place to visit
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  • Thetford Forest
  • Grimes Graves
  • Swaffham (auction/market)
  • Sandringham
  • Pingo Trail
  • Peddars Way long distance path
  • Oxborough Fishing lakes.
  • Walking
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horseriding
  • Boating.
National Trust places to visit
Oxburgh Hall
Oxburgh Hall 15th-century moated manor house
St George's Guildhall
St George's Guildhall England's largest surviving medieval Guildhall
Peckover House and Garden
Peckover House and Garden Elegant Georgian town house with wonderful walled garden
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds The only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain
Ickworth A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • K Brookes
    • September 2014
    • Midlands
    A marvellous setting surrounded by trees and a stones throw away... beautiful Oxburgh Hall

    This was a perfect setting for two people, the Lodge was quaint and being able to walk the grounds of Oxburgh Hall after all had left was a delight for romantic walks. To see the wildlife (Kingfisher, Owls, Pheasant, Buzzards, Deer and Voles) along with the fish in the moat (Roach, Rudd, Perch and Pike) was fantastic and made for a very, very relaxing break. We will definitely return to this location. The lodge is comfortable and well presented with a lot of 'mod cons' whilst maintaining the older character of the building. It is in a marvellous setting surrounded by trees and a stones throw away and in the grounds of the beautiful Oxburgh Hall with it's wildlife. The staff were very friendly and helpful - an excellent advert for the Trust. The only negatives (which proved a bonus in the end) was poor tv reception (morning news and weather) and no wifi/poor mobile reception (landline provided for calls in and out - bonus). My only niggle is being a NT member and not getting any benefit from discount, can already get into properties 'free' as I'm a member (non members can get into NT free by staying at a property - is it worth me cancelling my membership as I only tend to use it on holidays and can see no advantage...visiting other properties in the area could have saved up to £50 or just under 15% or of course a three course meal for two with a bottle of wine. To summarise: brilliant place, will return, highly recommend. NT could do more for members!

  • M Finch
    • June 2014
    • Canada
    Living in the pages of an english novel

    The cottage garden and grounds were stunning. Felt like we were living in the pages of an English novel. Neighbourhood pub made it perfect. Perfect location, tea, flowers and biscuits such a lovely surprise, kitchen charming and bathroom modern, comfy bed.

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