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The Long House
Architect / Hopkins
Location / Norfolk

Sleeps / 10
Beds / 2D 3T

The Long House

The Long House is next available from 8 December, see here.

For dates in 2018, see here.

"Insulated from the elements yet somehow part of the landscape. Which is perhaps the best experience a holiday house can offer." The Long House. The Observer. June 2012

The Long House accommodates up to 10 people. It has five bedrooms:

  • Four double bedrooms on the first floor of the house (two of which can be made up as twins). The bedrooms all have an ensuite bathroom with WC, with either a shower or a bath.
  • One double bedroom on the ground floor annexe (which can be made up with twin beds), and an ensuite shower and WC

The following are provided for your holiday:

  • Miele kitchen appliances - oven, combination microwave oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, fridge freezer.
  • David Mellor kitchen equipment - including DM kitchen knives, chopping boards, sieves and colanders, graters, whisks, tongs, cooking utensils, a range of DM saucepans (suitable for the induction hob), food blender, scales, mixing bowls, a rolling pin and pastry brush, glassware (tumblers, wine glasses, champagne flutes), DM cutlery (including children's cutlery), a tea pot, cafetiere and mugs.
  • Miele washing machine and condenser dryer (plus an iron, ironing board and airer, but please bring detergent).
  • REN skincare individual shampoo, bath & shower gel and hand soap.
  • Peter Reed high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen.
  • Luxurious hand towels and bath towels.
  • Luxury hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets (to ensure that everyone, including those with allergies, have a comfortable stay; but please note we do not have the storage space to also provide feather duvets and pillows).
  • Hairdryers.
  • A few food items to get you started in the kitchen, some: tea bags, coffee, semi-skimmed milk, bread, salted butter and olive oil.
  • Some basic household items, some: bin bags, washing up liquid, kitchen roll, hand-wash, dishwasher tablets, foil and loo paper.
  • A library of books to keep the most avid reader happy, from local travel guides, to architecture and philosophy.
  • Television and DVD player (so do bring DVDs to play).
  • Wi Fi internet connection (which you can access if you bring a laptop, but please note that, due to its location and for reasons beyond our control, internet access can be intermittent)
  • If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact us.
  • Arrival/ Departure: you will be sent detailed arrival information before your stay. Arrival is after 4pm and departure by 10 am.
  • Underfloor heating throughout the house; plus starter fuel log (if you wish to use the fire in the living room).

What's not provided:

  • Beach towels.
  • Landline telephone.
  • High chair and travel cot
  • Additional logs for the fire (but these can be bought locally if desired).


  • We are sorry but (due to their locations) we do not accept dogs at The Long House or The Balancing Barn.
  • However, one well-behaved dog (who respects and loves modern architecture) is welcome at The Dune House and The Shingle House, both situated on beaches, for an additional charge of £20 per booking.

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