The Moat House

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Peaceful escape for couples in the grounds of a stately Tudor manor house; watch the wildlife from your garden, explore the nearby coast


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

This enchanting hideaway overlooks the ancient moat of Hindringham Hall and has a secluded garden where you can relax in the sun, read or just watch the wildlife – grebes, moorhens, geese and two resident black swans.

Downstairs is open plan, with French windows opening to the garden; upstairs is the bedroom with stacks of books and spectacular views. A tray of tea, coffee, milk and sugar is left out as a welcome, along with pretty china and freshly cut flowers from the garden.

The friendly owners know all there is to know about North Norfolk: the safe sandy beaches, the world-class golf, the stately homes, the shops and restaurants of Blakeney, Holt and Wells-next-the-Sea. You’re welcome to roam the garden here on days when it is open to the public and there are tours of the house occasionally during the year. You can use the tennis court too.

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We think you'll love

  • The setting – surrounded by the moat with beautiful views all around
  • Being so close to the coast
  • The peace and quiet
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You should know

  • There’s no open fire or log-burner
  • No children or dogs allowed
  • Short breaks are only available in the low season


  • 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 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks only available in winter. Minimum stay: 3 nights Nov-Apr. Hindringham Hall gardens are free to guests on Wednesday mornings and Sunday afternoons during summer months.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £72
Weekly price
from £500
1 Cottage for 2
From £721 bed1 bedroom


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Moat House and its idyllic setting. The cottage was beautiful, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We really enjoyed our tour of the gardens. The surrounding area is very pretty with lots of interesting places to visit.

Lindsey, Oldham

We had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. We also loved the free garden visit, with it's very interesting medievial fish ponds. The Norfolk coast is within easy reach. When visiting in May don't miss the Azalea gardens at nearby Stody estate

Bert, Ter Aar-The Netherlands

Very comfortable house surrounded by beautiful and peaceful gardens. Easy to access the bird reserves, historic houses and coastline of North Norfolk.

Christopher, Leatherhead

Such a treat to dip into this special place.

Rosemary, Cambridge

Wonderful atmospheric and tranquil location. Very comfortable and cosy, and very well placed to get around Norfolk. Beautiful gardens and lots of history.

Tim, Hitchin

Beautiful, tranquil place to stay

Elizabeth, Exeter

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The neighbourhood

The cottage is set in the pretty village of Hindringham. There are three pubs within two miles – ask your hosts about eating places as well as farm shops; Cley Deli is a good option for pre-made meals if you don’t want to cook. There are walking paths and it’s a ten-minute drive to the North Norfolk coast for the coastal path. Visit sandy beaches in Holkham, take boat trips to see the seals from Blakeney Quay.

Local points of interest from Lynda Tucker

  • Peace and the chance to unwind in this spacious detached cottage within the beautiful grounds of Hindringham Hall. Just 4 miles from the North Norfolk coast and within easy reach of ALL that Norfolk has to offer. With King size bed and crisp cotton sheets
  • Excellent local restaurants and pubs with magnificent food caught, bred or grown in Norfolk. Two good Farm Shops within 2 miles or Waitrose and Tesco will deliver to your door..Situated beside the Medieval Moat and within the Halls beautiful gardens
  • For shopping you can't beat Burnham Market but the Georgian Market Town of Holt comes a good second. It is market day at Fakenham on Thursday- but get there early to view the Auction House- who knows what you will find? Wells is also not to be missed.
  • Wet Days- try one of the 5 stately homes within a 30min drive, steam trains run from Holt to Sheringham and Walsingham to Wells. Thursford has a Steam Museum or Christmas Show. Fakenham has a cinema and bowling alley and Cromer has an End of the Pier Show
  • Bird watchers- Cley, Titchwell, Pensthorpe.. need I say more? Walkers- wonderful walks along the coast and try leaving your car and and returning via the Coast Hopper Bus. Tennis- on site, Winding down- money can't buy the peace you'll find at Moat House
  • So close to the sea yet can retreat to the peace of the countryside. ALL that Norfolk has to offer is within easy reach- be it a golf course, house to visit,music- events and fairs take place all summer and then there are the auctions and street markets...


Lynda Tucker

When Lynda and Charles Tucker moved to Hindringham Hall the cottages in the garden were used by staff, but over the years they have been renovated and are now holiday lets. The Tuckers have a passion for gardening and history – the gardens have featured in national magazines and are open to the public twice a week for six months of the year. Popular tours of the site and ground floor of the Hall are held a few times a year.