Exterior | Old Hall Farmhouse, St Nicholas, Harleston
Swimming pool | Old Hall Farmhouse, St Nicholas, Harleston
  • Cottage
  • St Nicholas, Harleston
  • CYO

Old Hall Farmhouse


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Car parking on site

Suffolk longhouse dating to 1420, with beams, wood burning stove, swimming pool and wild flower garden, Bungay close by.

Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Large beamed dining room. Large kitchen. Utility. Separate toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Shower room and toilet. Second floor (steep stairs to one bedroom): Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel inc
  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Set in wild flower garden extending to open countryside
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (33ft x 20ft, depth 3ft 6in to 7ft 6in) with changing facilities, avail Apr-Oct
  • 3-acre trout fly fishing lake
  • No smoking
  • NB: Two unfenced ponds in garden

This delightful detached holiday home is a fine example of a Suffolk longhouse dating back to 1420 with carved ceiling beams and oak floor boards. The indoor heated swimming pool is private and for guests exclusive use (open between April and the end of October). Set in its own large area of garden with magnificent views over open countryside, the spacious beamed farmhouse, which includes a wood-burning stove in the living room, is the perfect location for a family holiday, a celebration break or a get-together with friends. The property is beautifully secluded and set on a working farm with livestock. Three acres of trout lakes nearby offering fly fishing and abundant wildlife.
The hamlet of St Nicholas South Elmham is steeped in history and surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside of the Waveney Valley. South Elmham Hall, with its ancient ruined minster and farm café, is reached by footpath. A short drive away is the historic town of Bungay, gateway to the Broads National Park and notable for its wide range of antique shops, restaurants, pubs and other specialist shops; bicycle and canoe hire is also popular. Nearby is St Peter’s Hall with its award-winning independent brewery and restaurant. A little further along the Waveney is the attractive market town and boating centre of Beccles where day boats can be hired to explore the Broads.
The bustling city of Norwich, with its fascinating castle museum and Theatre Royal, is within
40 minutes’ drive. Also within half an hour’s drive is the Suffolk Heritage Coastline with the famous seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, the RSPB bird reserve at Minsmere and the smaller but equally charming villages of Dunwich and Walberswick. Shops and pub 3 miles.



Celebration Houses

Cot Available

Detached Property


Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site


Satellite TV

Shower Cubicle

Swimming Pool - Private

Swimming Pool - Heated

Washing Machine


Woodburning Stove

Working Farm


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 29 reviews


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  • Family


out of 10

We had a lovely time, farmhouse really comfortable and enjoyed the pool.

2 Oct 2022


  • Leatherhead

  • Couple


out of 10

Perfect rural retreat in a 15th century house but with all mod cons. THE place to get away from it all. Great heated pool, lovely grounds and some friendly animal life plus wild life. Lots of local walks with places of historic interest. Some good food available within a few miles. Coast is but 30mins away but mostly we just lounge about the grounds.

11 Sep 2022


  • Letchworth Garden City

  • Family


out of 10

It was a Swallows and Amazons holiday for three generations - a farmhouse in the heart of the countryside surrounded by a working farm in full swing, harvesting and dealing with their livestock. The three ponds were filled with hungry fish that surfaced in a turmoil of open mouths when we took bread to them in the mornings. The farm dogs were welcome visitors as were the peacocks and peahens. Best of all was the large indoor swimming pool for our exclusive use whose deep end was 7ft6ins. The Suffolk longhouse itself was a thing of beauty - over 600 years old and showing its age delightfully. The four bedrooms with their creaky and undulating floors were clean and comfortable and the three bathrooms were easily accessible to all seven of us. The hosts are friendly and went out of their way to ensure the childrens' desire to have their daily dose of doggy company was possible. Away from the farm, negotiation the winding roads to Southwold or Aldeborough takes about 30 minutes. There's plenty of information in the longhouse about what else there is to do and where to go. I cannot judge value for money. It was not cheap but it's hard to put a fair price of a week when the whole family is together in such a magic place.

14 Aug 2022

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