The villa is a square, Georgian, pale brick house situated in very extensive grounds. It has a walled garden with large borders, a parterre, a small arboretum and paved terraces with garden furniture on three sides for the capture of sunshine at all times of the day.
There is a hard tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool (heated 1st April to 30th October). It has stables and outbuildings, one containing a table tennis table in a lit but unheated space. Another contains bicycles for use of the guests.
The local village of Great Hockham is in the centre of the Brecklands, an area of environmental sensitivity. Within 500m of the house is Thetford Forest Park, 50,000 acres of woodland offering bike and walking trails. Within the Forest is a high wire forest experience. In close proximity to the house is the Peddars Way, a Roman road which joins the Norfolk Coastal Path providing 96.5 miles of walks through National Nature Trails. This consists of leafy paths and tree-lined trails.
The village has a public house and local shops can be found at Watton, a market town 6 miles away. The Georgian town of Wymondham is a 15 minute drive and offers a variety of boutiques and gift shops. Norwich is 25 minutes by car as is the Georgian town of Bury St Edmunds. Newmarket, with its two racecourses and busy racing calendar, is a 30 minute drive. The famous beaches of Brancaster and Holkham are about 30 miles away. The historic houses and gardens of Norfolk are within easy reach.
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall • Drawing room • Sitting room • Dining room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Utility room • Boot room • Cloakroom with WC.
First floor: Bedroom with 6' bed • Bathroom with hand held shower and twin sinks • Double bedroom • Single bedroom • 2 double bedrooms with 6' ft zip and link beds (can be double bedrooms with 6' ft zip and link beds (can be split to 3 ft single beds), each with bathrooms en suite with bath with hand held showers.
Food Hamper • Washing machine • Dishwasher • Sheila Maid Dryer • Smeg Range with 6 gas rings and electric oven • Further electric oven • Microwave • 40inch plasma TV & DVD with surround sound & Blu-ray • PS3 with games and a very wide selection of DVD's. Additional 2 flat screen TVs with DVDs • WiFi connection • Piano (short one octave, not tuned as would damage the case were to have it tuned) • Oil central heating • Open fires in all three reception rooms.
Hard tennis court • Table tennis • 6 adult bicycles and numerous children's bikes (Ride bicycles through 50,000 acres of Thetford Forest's off-road paths and tracks, safe, traffic-free biking).
Cot, travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Private swimming pool: 15 ft x 10 ft, 4 ft in shallow end, 6 ft in deep end
The pool has a step ladder with 4 wooden sunbeds and is heated to 88 degrees from April - October.