The Penthouse - Groundwork gallery

King's Lynn, Norfolk
+44 (0)1553 340714

Irresistible for art, design and heritage-lovers, bird-watchers and those who love to explore Norfolk's wide open spaces


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Down by the Great Ouse River in historic old King’s Lynn, here is a gem of modern design and sensibility atop a contemporary art gallery, with a grandstand view of the town’s iconic Custom House. The penthouse, a spectacular open-plan space built by its new owners over a formerly derelict 1930s workshop, is super-modern and stylishly clothed in works of art, of course, and natural materials, gorgeous fabrics and clever lighting, all duly attributed to their creators. The bed is a marvel of high-Yorkshire comfort, furniture is by a local wood-worker, bathroom walls are clad in recycled plastic chopping boards. Your light and airy kitchen has black granite tops and charcoal grey units, Dartington glass and sharp knives. Veronica has gone to great eco-friendly lengths, her passions are art and the environment, education and this particular part of East Anglia; she and her husband run Groundwork with huge energy and insight. There’s masses to visit in the town itself, and summer festivals galore. Or launch out for famous gardens, farmers’ markets and the ferry across the Wash for bird-watching and fabulous views. 


  • 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
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Sofa beds available. Washing machine is on floor below.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £81
Weekly price
from £573
1 Studio for 2
From £811 bed1 bedroom


Veronika has been responsive throughout. Apartment very comfortable and perfectly situated in old part of King’s Lynn.We're interested by her use of British materials and recycled goods. This has encouraged us to consider some of the same suppliers for work we're about to undertake at home. Very positive experience in small quiet town.

Frances, Hertfords

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Veronica Sekules

  • You have the best of all worlds here, right in centre of things near all the shops and restaurants, enjoying one of the town's most spectacular views, yet living in peace and quiet.
  • For historic building fans, King's Lynn is second to none. There are no less then 481 of them, grade 1, 11* and 11., including 2 medieval guildhalls, one of which, is Britain's oldest theatre, 2 spectacular marketplaces and 2 grand 15th century churches
  • Along the Great Ouse river quay you will find England’s only surviving Hanseatic Warehouse, dating from 1475 - now a popular bar and restaurant. where it is lovely to sit in the evenings.
  • A short drive out of town to the North and East takes you to the huge sandy beaches of the Norfolk coast, to its important bird reserves, to local sights of Castle Rising, Houghton, Holkham and Oxburgh Halls and the Royal Sandringham estate.
  • You are within 5 minutes of at least 3 great restaurants: Bank House was Town Pub of the Year for 2017; Goldings is a good gastropub and Marriotts Warehouse has good middle eastern inspired food. Prezzo and Pizza Express are within 5 minutes walk too.
  • The Penthouse is above GroundWork Gallery, which is dedicated to art and environment, presenting exhibitions of the highest quality. All proceeds help its work.