Stody Hall

Melton Constable, Norfolk
+44 (0)1263 862247
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2 crisp, pretty boltholes for couples on an ancient estate in the heart of Saxon Norfolk… superb walks, stately homes, wild coastline


2 places


Each sleep 2

The Experience

The Saxons left behind their round-towered churches; an ancient peace still pervades this gently rolling scene. A lovely stream running at the foot of the hill completes the setting for 500-year-old Stody Hall Manor and its two ground-floor cottages: wood-cladded Shepherd’s Rest and the flint and brick Old Stables. Their names convey the purpose and the atmosphere of this once working farm. Follow in the shepherd’s footsteps, entering from the courtyard an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, where you can cook, eat or read beneath white-painted beams after a day in the fields or discovering the wide, wild stillness of Holkham Beach, or walking the vast estate. There are peaceful views, too. Old Stables has a similar airiness and lightness in its stripped back timbers, and a log burning stove to keep things cosy before you retire to your crisp, cream-coloured bedroom. Secluded, south-facing courtyards mean lots of sun, Norfolk reed fencing keeps things private… and, if you come with friends, Shepherd’s Rest’s terrace interlink. Perfect.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 6 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £60
Weekly price
from £415
1 Cottage for 2
From £601 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £601 bed1 bedroom



Arrived for a well needed break and stayed in the Shepherds Rest. The welcome from our host was excellent the cottage is comfortable and has everything you need. With the town of Holt not far away you are spoiled for some great retail therapy, a good selection of coffee shops and the market on Sunday. Would recommend this Host and their cottages

Alastair, London

Situated in the midst of the Norfolk countryside on the edge of the lovely garden of Stody Hall Shepherd's Rest was beautifully appointed and complete with all you could need. Nicola the hostess was really friendly and helpful when we arrived and ready to provide any local information we might need. If you are looking for peace and quiet, then this is a perfect place. It takes ten minutes to drive into Holt and about the same again to reach Blakeney or Morston. Mobile coverage is patchy which can be a good excuse, but tricky if you need to stay connected. A great getaway!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Michael and Nicola Baker

  • Take a boat from Morston to see the seals off Blakeney Point. (Also, Blakeney depending on the tides).
  • Experience the Norfolk coastline along the “Poppyline” on the North Norfolk Steam Railway. This runs from Holt to Sheringham, passing through the Kelling Estate and Weybourne.
  • Visit the National Trust properties of Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall, a must for most visitors. Wonderful walks at both properties.
  • For birdwatchers, the salt marshes between Stiffkey and Salthouse are very rewarding.
  • Cromer Pier. The pretty Georgian town of Holt where you will find smart cafes, galleries and shops. Try Bakers and Larners Food Hall, “the Fortnum & Masons of Norfolk”.
  • Holkham Hall and Beach offer walks along vast sandy beaches. Holkham Hall is set in beautiful Parkland with its own herd of fallow deer. The Victoria Hotel and cafes within the grounds make it a perfect day out.