Inside Bessingham Manor

As you step inside Bessingham Manor, you are greeted by its grand Entrance Hall, with black and white marble flooring and a large sweeping staircase. Scroll down and take a tour…
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The Dining Room

This is a lovely room entered via a brick arch from the kitchen.

A large table, wood burner and sumptuous drapes provide an intimate and comfortable dining experience.

The Drawing Room at Bessingham Manor.

The Kitchen

The large flagstone-floored kitchen is fully equipped with a large Aga and a further large electric range cooker. Lack of cooking space will never a problem!

The dressers, the custom-made solid wood units, freestanding furniture and pine table give this room an authentic ‘Victorian kitchen’ feel.

The French doors in the kitchen open straight onto the patio – perfect for those warmer days. There’s also a large American style fridge freezer, with water filter and icemaker.

Outside Bessingham Manor.

The Scullery

Off the kitchen is a fantastic ‘side kitchen’ or Scullery. This houses a huge original butler sink, microwave, dishwasher and brick and slate shelves that provide lots of storage. The great advantage of this room is that all the preparation and washing up can be placed out of sight!

Another door from the kitchen leads down to the barrelled vaulted cellars.

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Drawing Room

This vast south-facing room (it is approximately 14m long by 7m wide) has 2 sets of bay windows (one with French doors opening towards the lower lawn) and windows on two more aspects making it an exceptionally light and bright room all day long.

Chandeliers, beautiful cornicing, a marble fireplace and comfortable seating make this an impressive room for relaxing and entertaining! There is also a large flat screen TV with Sky HD+.

There are two downstairs cloakrooms, both with a Victorian feel. One is in the porch and the second is off the main corridor.

The Drawing Room at Bessingham Manor.

The Study

Across the hall is the Study. This is a spacious, but very cosy room – ideal for reading, watching the Sky HD+ TV or having a chat with friends.

Curl up on one of the leather sofas by the wood burner and pick out one of the many books that we have in the bookcase.

The Bedrooms

The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with a nod to the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Huge windows and fireplaces are commonplace in this house, so all are bright and characterful.

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Bedroom 1 (Family Room)

is a large room with a Super King Size four-poster bed plus a single bed, fireplace, chaise longue and dual aspects overlooking the beautiful local countryside.

The large en suite has a double slipper bath with French doors opening out onto its own balcony with seating. Just picture yourself soaking in the bath with the doors open on a balmy night with champagne in your hand!

There is also a lovely corner shower.

The Drawing Room at Bessingham Manor.

Bedroom 2 (Family Room)

has a Super King Size four-poster bed and a single-sized Day Bed, fireplace, chaise longue and windows on two aspects.

The en-suite is charming with its traditional slipper bath and fireplace.

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Bedroom 3

is a beautiful wallpapered room with a Super King Size black and brass bed and fireplace. The décor has a somewhat ‘Chinese feel’.

Bedroom 3 has a large en suite with a modern shower.


Bedroom 4 (Family Room)

is another wallpapered and characterful room with a Super King Size cream and brass bed, adult bunk beds and a large window overlooking the rear garden.
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Bedroom 5

is a double room with a brass bed and fireplace.

It looks out on to the rear garden.

The Drawing Room at Bessingham Manor.

Bedroom 6

can sleep 3 (the room features a small double bed (4ft) and one single bed) with a fireplace, that overlooks the rear garden.

We found that the wardrobe in this room had a secret door in the back where the servants could scurry through (though you can tell your children it goes to Narnia!).

Bedroom 7

is a pretty double bedroom that is downstairs, making it suitable for those less able and wheelchair users.

It has an adjoining wet room through the archway.

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Bedroom 8

is a beautiful wallpapered room with a Super King Size black and brass bed and fireplace. The décor has a somewhat ‘Chinese feel’.

Bedroom 3 has a large en suite with a modern shower.

The Drawing Room at Bessingham Manor.

Bedroom 9

is another wallpapered and characterful room with a Super King Size cream and brass bed, adult bunk beds and a large window overlooking the rear garden.
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The Family Bathroom

is wonderfully luxurious!

A cast iron, freestanding roll top bath occupies centre stage, facing towards the large windows and surrounded by Chandeliers and a fireplace.

We guarantee you will feel very special every time you bathe.

There’s also a large separate shower.

There are two staircases: the old servants staircase at the far end of the Manor, or you could make your entrance and sweep down the main staircase into the Grand Hall.

Bessingham Manor is decorated in beautiful Farrow and Ball colours and is adorned with beautiful cornicing, dado and picture rails, gorgeous light fittings, stained glass doors and beautiful cast iron Paladin radiators. That’s just to name some of the delightful features that await you.

View a full list of the bedrooms, alongside floor plans of Bessingham Manor.


Bessingham Manor is set in 4.5 acres mostly laid to grass with mature trees and a small area of woodland so there is lots of space to explore!

There is a large patio area at the back of the house, conveniently accessed from the kitchen and main reception room. Here you will find tables and chairs and a large gas fired BBQ for outside entertaining.

The land is mostly surrounded by hedges, beyond which there is open parkland on 3 sides. Please be aware that as with many houses of this type (a working estate) and in this location, there is a small working farm on the adjoining land.

Bessingham is a beautiful small North Norfolk hamlet (approximately 40 homes, all of which were once owned by the Bessingham Estate) set in a conservation area well away from the typical tourist areas. It is not a thoroughfare, so it and the surrounding areas are amongst the most unspoilt and quiet areas of North Norfolk.

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Check rates, availability and book our self-catering accommodation securely online using our online booking system. Have a question or would rather book by telephone? Call us on 07970 073315

C Robinson, July 2015

"We are just home from the most glorious family weekend at your lovely residence. It could have been tailored to our needs, with everything just as we wanted it. The bedrooms were very good and suited everyone, from Grandpa aged 80 to Evelyn almost two. We were able to have our evening meal in the garden each night and the cooking facilities were excellent. Thank you for making our family reunion beyond all our dreams."

The Youngs, Easter 2015

"WOW!!!! What a stunning property Bessingham Manor is and far exceeded our expectations. Thank you both for making it so welcoming when we arrived. The goody basket, the shopping put away, the warm Aga etc., was much appreciated and we immediately felt at home. Everyone had a fantastic weekend. Also thank you for helping my eager nephew and girlfriend with suggestions for the day when they turned up 5 hours early! We left at 10am and hoping all was to your satisfaction with the house/bins etc. Much was consumed over the weekend. Thank you again and congratulations to you both for creating a beautiful home."

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A Labour Of Love

Completely restored from a shell that was designated for demolition, we are excited that this amazing house, which was originally designed to impress and entertain, will come alive once more!
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Bessingham Manor,
Manor Road,
NR11 7JN.

Phone: +44 (0) 07970 073315

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