LUXURY HOLIDAY HOME
South Creake · North Norfolk
Six bedrooms with full en suites, a beautiful walled garden with plenty of room for kids to run around, and a hot tub to keep the adults relaxed: Welcome to The Old Chequers! Lovingly restored to provide a luxurious holiday experience, while still retaining its original charm and character, The Old Chequers boasts a spacious and beautifully decorated interior, complete with a large open-plan kitchen and dining area, plenty of seating for a family meal, as well as a comfortable living room area with a log burner. The bedrooms have been carefully designed with comfort and style in mind and each bedroom has its own en suite for optimal privacy and comfort. Our wonderful holiday home is the perfect base for large groups of friends or families looking for a peaceful, relaxing retreat near the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
WELCOME TO THE OLD CHEQUERS
Arriving at The Old Chequers
Our spacious holiday home has six beautiful bedrooms and offers accommodation for 14 guests. As you walk into this renovated historic building, you are welcomed into large entrance hall with a chequered tiled floor. There are two large and comfortable armchairs to relax in and plan your days of adventure on the North Norfolk coast or to simply enjoy a good book. The entrance hall provides the central access point to the TV room, Lounge, Dining room, Kitchen, Courtyard, and the main staircase. Save for the wheelchair accessible room, the bedrooms are located upstairs, while the spacious living room and fully equipped kitchen are on the ground floor. We have taken care to add amenities to make your stay comfortable and luxurious.
EXPLORE OUR LUXURY HOLIDAY HOME
Kitchen · Dining · Utility
As you head through the house from the entrance, you walk into large, open-plan kitchen and dining area. The classic kitchen has solid wood worktops and is well equipped with modern appliances, including a large freestanding oven and separate grill, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, milk frothers, blender, Kitchen-aid, kettle, and toaster. The kitchen has been thoughtfully equipped to a very high standard for large groups who want to self-cater and enjoy meals together.
The dining area is beautifully furnished with a solid wood tabletop as the centrepiece of the room. We have always felt that it is important to have a grand dining table to enjoy long and relaxed meals with your friends and family. The dining table seats twelve and you can squeeze a few highchairs around it if you needed to. The dining room is also equipped with a wine and drinks fridge and drinks serving area so not to disrupt the chefs at work in the main kitchen area.
The utility room holds the washing machine, tumble dryer, an additional dishwasher, sink, and two fridge freezers. We felt it was important to be able to do a big shop in Wells or Fakenham and have enough space to keep it all fresh for your time at The Old Chequers. There is also a larger unit for all the overflow food and a cleaning cupboard. This is a great space that keeps the entertaining area fuss-free and organised.
THE COMFORTS OF HOME
Living and Entertainment Areas
The open plan living area has been cleverly divided up to cater for all staying in the house. You could either sit next to the cosy log burner on the large sofa, or enjoy a movie on the corner sofa with surround sound system. Watch the children in the playroom that has a few toys and board games to keep them occupied, or relax in the conservatory and hopefully be lucky enough to meet our feathered friends and their ducklings on the river. This room really does provide a space for all to enjoy and is perfect for families with children or friends on a relaxing retreat.
The log burner sets the ambience to the room and we always enjoy watching the flames through the glass. There is a fireguard to keep little fingers at bay. Logs and all things fire can be found at the local nursery or at the petrol station in Burnham Market, though we do always try and keep a good level of stock in the house itself.
Our home provides a tranquil and relaxing spot where you can disconnect from the world, but do not fret, we are connected to high speed fibre internet and the smart TV has BT TV (including BT and Sky Sports), Netflix, Amazon video, etc. at the click of a button. The house has networked speakers throughout and music can be played simultaneously or separately in each room.
The pebbled courtyard on the north side of the house has been thoughtfully furnished to an additional social space. From the dining room you can use the arched window to pass food and drinks through to the Courtyard and Firepit area. It is a cosy corner to tuck away into at night time with the fairy lit skyline to enjoy alfresco dining and a seated fire pit area to keep warm on the chillier evenings.
LUXURY OUTDOOR LIVING
The quintessentially British, flint stone walled garden has been planted with a variety of plants, shrubs, and bushes. There is a large lawn to enjoy a run-around with the children, play a few lawn games, or just watch the river flow by. There is a large decking area with a dining table and outside sofas to enjoy the garden and some alfresco dining on the "sunny" side of the house. A recent addition to the house is a wood fired hot tub with capacity for up to 8 people at a time! The Hot Tub has a lid so can be made child-safe at all times.
There are lights all around the garden and creake, so that you can appreciate the garden at night. It truly is wonderful sitting in a night garden. The garden has a Webber BBQ to flip a few burgers and sear a nice steak or some fist-sized scallops if you are lucky enough to pick some up from the local fishmongers at Burnham Market.
We have young children and appreciate that the open river can be a little concerning. However, we feel very comfortable with our children playing outside in the water, albeit we do make sure they are supervised. Dogs can also enjoy paddling in the water but please also be mindful of the small tunnels either end of the stream in the garden as this is not fenced off.
Please respect our home as if it were your own
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: Before 10:00
No Smoking on the property
Pets are welcome, by prior arrangement
Pets are not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture
We are a pet friendly holiday home, and often welcome guests and their animal friends. Please let us know if you will be bringing a pet. We ask that guests keep pets off the furniture and downstairs only, as we have a few allergies in the family.
HISTORY OF THE OLD CHEQUERS
The Chequers Inn
Previously known as the Chequers Inn, the property was one of the central buildings in the quiet village of South Creake during its days as an operational pub. While the exact date of construction is unknown, the Inn was built well over 300 years ago, and was a popular gathering place for locals as the local pub to the neighbouring brewery, which is no longer in operation. This historic pub building has been beautifully renovated and furnished to a very high standard. Following its full renovation, The Old Chequers now offers all the modern conveniences while keeping its old world charm.