Heckingham Hall

Autumn at the holiday cottages

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Heckingham Hall, Heckingham Manor, Hellington Hall, Holiday cottages | 1 comment

With the summer extending into October, the excellent weather was enjoyed by all.  We would like to hear about places you have eaten at around our holiday cottages, particularly your view of their price and quality of food.  Loddon Swan has been enjoyed by many  (a little pricey but worth the extra!) .   It sources local produce as much as possible and uses Red Poll beef!    It is more than “pub food” and is situated in the centre of Loddon.     The White Horse in Chedgrave offers free taxis and bottles of wine to our holiday makers  (please ask us for details before you go). Chedgrave is...

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April bookings

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Heckingham Hall, Heckingham Manor, Holiday cottages | 0 comments

We have seen extremely high bookings this month. Weekend breaks (Fri to Mon) and midweek (Mon to Fri) are becoming firm favourites. With the cold weather (snow and ice!) in April, the indoor pool was very popular for Hellington Hall and the hot tub was in full use in the snow at Heckingham Manor. The barbeques were taken out of storage and put back in again several times! We decided that we would have some built and every property has a new brick built barbeque ready to use all year...

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The farm in January

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in British Blonde, Farm, Heckingham Hall, Red Poll, Sheep | 0 comments

All the cattle are housed, even the red polls, because of the excessive rain and wet ground. We have been unable to leave any out wintering. The sugar beet has all been lifted and safely delivered to Cantley sugar beet factory, a yield of approx 30 tons an acre. This is very pleasing considering the poor growing season last year. The ewes are enjoying the sugar beet tops (this is what is left on the field after the harvester has lifted the beet), which should last them most of the month. Snow has fallen and hay and fodder beet have been given. On the 21st January 2013, I headed to...

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February at the holiday cottages

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Catering, Heckingham Hall, Heckingham Manor, Holiday cottages | 0 comments

Christmas and New Year passed in a flash!    It was great to see so many people from all over the world at our holiday cottages.   Everyone  was in great Christmas spirit. January has passed with a sustained flurry of snow and ice.   Everyone made their  accommodation,  some even arriving by taxi!    We were  amazed to see the  outside hot tub in full use at Heckingham Manor.   Unfortunately they were to shy to have their photo taken! Holiday bookings have come in at an unprecedented rate.      Please do book to avoid disappointment. We have been working on our website  and have added a...

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Merry Christmas

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Catering, Heckingham Hall, Heckingham Manor | 0 comments

The end of the year is soon arriving, the cottages are great for families to share memorable times. We already have some bookings for Christmas 2013, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Our caterer, Claire Hill has made a special menu for food when you arrive at your property, please book as soon as possible. The hot tub has just arrived at the Manor! It looks amazing. We are sure that it will be enjoyed by all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Holiday accommodation over the summer

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Heckingham Hall, Heckingham Manor, Holiday cottages | 0 comments

We have had some lovely visitors staying with us in Norfolk this summer, some from as faraway as South Africa!    In spite of  the poor weather, all seemed to have enjoyed their stay.  The Manor is looking lovely and we are looking forward to the arrival of the new hot tub.  This will make it a super place to stay in 2013  for a holiday or a good private  party.      It is advisable to book as early as you can to secure your chosen dates and  to avoid disappointment. Here’s a great shot we took recently of the way farming used to be, with horses and plough.  It was taken at the...

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