The manor is one of Norfolk’s most romantic and impressive large Edwardian country houses set in sweeping parkland. Although a private family home, and not open to the public, the property offers a unique and magical venue for weddings and other events, as well as an inspiring location to the world of film and photography. To the discerning visitor the manor can also provide luxurious accommodation in a grand country house style, with all modern comforts. The manor is situated in the heart of beautiful North Norfolk. The coast lies twenty minutes to the north, offering vast expanses of sandy beaches and a rich wildlife. It gives ready access to both Norwich and Kings Lynn and to many excellent local restaurants and historic houses. North Norfolk is famous for its pretty villages of flint and brick and the greatest concentration in the world of medieval churches.
The manor provides the ideal location for larger house parties and groups and is the perfect spot for a family celebration. As the visitor enters through the grand front gates, and then approaches along the mile or so of formal drive, he knows that he is in for something special. The house has broad Italianate garden terraces overlooking rolling parkland which sweeps down to the lake, offering the perfect romantic venue. It combines the formality of a stately home with the friendly intimacy of a family country house.
The terraces offer picturesque locations for a marquee, with the house as a dramatic backdrop, as does the park sweeping down to the banks of the lake with views of the boathouse. Smaller weddings can be held in the house. The paneled Long Room and seventy foot flower-filled Winter Garden are both licensed for wedding ceremonies. With over twenty years’ experience in wedding planning our team of event management experts will provide an outstanding service in organising and hosting your day. The caterers are well known for taking their award-winning and imaginative cuisine to stylish weddings and society events throughout East Anglia and, working with you, they will create a perfect menu for your special day.
The opportunities for entertaining in the main house are also numerous, from private dinner parties in one of the two dining rooms, a drinks reception in the Long Room or drinks or garden parties in the seventy foot Winter Garden. It is possible to stay in the house in conjunction with an event. Three separate road access points make it easy for large numbers of cars to get into and out of the site safely and quickly. Furthermore, its position central to North Norfolk, and only twenty miles from Norwich with its international airport and railway station means that it is convenient to visitors from far and wide. The house was originally designed to accommodate a house party in comfort and style and this tradition is carried through into the 21st century. Although the manor is a private house they are able to have visitors to stay in a grand country house style, but with all modern comforts. The capacious reception rooms make for easy entertaining, from the large and airy drawing room with its Georgian feel, to the oak panelled warmth of the main hall and library. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be taken amidst the grandeur of the Shooting Dining Room, or the more intimate Yellow Dining Room, for which you can choose your menus, whilst drinks can be enjoyed in the beautiful and flower filled Winter Garden.
The house offers double and twin bedrooms to seven couples, all with stunning views across the terraced gardens and Park. Every bedroom has its own bathroom or shower room, several of which are richly decorated with Edwardian tiles echoing the Art Deco style, making bath time an experience not just a convenience. A heated swimming pool is available in summer for guests, together with access to the Gardens, Park, Lake and Boathouse. Excellent pubs and restaurants are to be found in some of Norfolk’s most picturesque villages a short distance from Sennowe. The wonderful unspoilt beaches of the North Norfolk coast and several great houses such as Blickling, Houghton and Holkham are all within half an hour’s drive.