ELIZABETHAN MANOR HOUSE TO LUXURY NORFOLK HOTEL
During its 400 year life the house has been owned by the Le Strange family, the explorer Hanbury Tenison, and managed by the Edrich Family. Famous England cricketers Bill Edrich and Dennis Compton are believed to have played cricket on the lawn by the side of the house.
The transformation of this Elizabethan Manor house to one of Norfolk's premiere luxury hotels has been accomplished paying attention to the special history of the location. History also suggests that Pocahontas, the American Indian wife of explorer John Rolfe, also enjoyed some Heacham Manor's restful surroundings on a short visit with her husband.
Built in 1580 in the reign of Elizabeth I, the first inhabitants are thought to have been French cluniac monks.
Stories tell of an underground tunnel linking the house with a ruined chapel in nearby Hunstanton.
On passing through the carrstone entrance walls, the winding drive takes you past the spring fed pond and under the chestnut tree towards the house. The beautiful facade of the house appears between trees and leads you to a charming reception through the tudor arch porchway.
"Had a brilliant time, wonderful hotel, great staff, can't wait to go back! "
"My favourite place to stay in Norfolk - idyllic "
"Lovely place highly recommended, very peaceful and the staff are great "
"The manor house and grounds are tranquil and beautiful. The setting amongst trees really is away from it all "
"One of the most delightful aspects of our stay were the staff all of whom could not have been more pleasant and helpful "
Having been a working farm before 2009, the property was transformed in to the hotel it is today with one of Norfolk's best golf courses.The Hotel
Perhaps the most famous visitor to the Manor was Pocahontas, the Indian princess who came to England in 1616 with her husband John RolfeThe History