Somerleyton has a brilliant range of activities to offer both the relaxed or adventure hungry visitor. From full-on family days out to unwinding at the ultimate rural retreat, there’s something to suit every taste. The sumptuous Hall and Gardens are open from Easter until the end of September, where you’ll discover treasures such as the walled garden with greenhouses designed by Joseph Paxton the architect of Crystal Palace.
The estate is home to Lord and Lady Somerleyton and their young family who are bringing it back to its former glory with new planting and renovation work. Today’s visitors can enjoy one of the finest yew hedge mazes in Britain, dating back to 1846. The estate is a perfect destination for family members of all ages, with a children’s trail, willow play area and educational guided tours also available. The Kitchen Garden Café is the place to unwind and enjoy a revitalising snack, soft drink, tea or cake.
The range of outdoor activities is greater than ever, now Fritton Lake offers an Outdoor Centre and Woodland Retreat. Activities on the two and a half mile Fritton Lake include stand up paddle boarding, open water swimming, triathlon training, canoes and kayaks. Plus, trail running, cycling, horse riding and more.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, delicious seasonal food is available from both The Dukes Head, a traditional pub right on the Norfolk Broads, and The Fritton Arms, a unique relaxed boutique destination for dinner, bed and breakfast, showcasing the finest estate produce.
Great houses such as Somerleyton were built to impress and entertain, making it a dream venue for a grand wedding, ball or corporate event. The entire hall is available for hire, or two new unique Fritton Lake Retreat developments can be privately enjoyed, or even invested in.
Firstly, the remote and luxurious Hill Wood enables you to immerse yourself in the native flora and fauna, while still knowing that Fritton Lake and all its activities are just a buggy ride away. Perfect for owners who appreciate peace and seclusion, it is a low density development of only 35 cabins, set in light matured oak woodland with stunning lake views. Each has its own golf buggy to get around the park.
Secondly, the newly developed uber cool ShedRooms are not to be missed. An innovative mix of traditional and modern retreats, with stunning views, all south facing with sun drenched decks. Available in one, two and
three bed size, they feature wood burning stoves and the very latest in eco-friendly insulation and
All ShedRooms come with a pair of bikes and the option for a wood-fired hot tub and concierge service from The Fritton Arms to stock fridges with freshly prepared estate produce and ensure all your needs are catered for.
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Flexible ownership and shared ownership options are available, so you can make the most of a lifestyle purchase on this traditional family-owned country estate.
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