Bodney Lodge

East Anglia Norfolk Swaffham

  • From £357 a night
  • Sleeps 12

Your own private estate - in a beautiful and unspoilt part of Norfolk.

Book Now

Book your stay securely on a third-party website

Situated in a gorgeous and relatively unknown part of Norfolk, this converted barn and stable is a gem of a place, a luxury holiday property that can accommodate up to 12 people in five-star comfort. Set on the Bodney Hall private estate, and approached by way of a tree-lined gravel driveway, it's also as peaceful and private as it gets, only two hours from London yet offering  stunning views both across its own grounds and the unsung countryside of the Norfolk Brecks. They also welcome dogs and provide beds for pampered pooches andwork with local caterers who can provide everything from ready-made meals to full tasting menus

The property has been superbly – and sensitively – restored, and fitted out to very high standards with high-end fixtures and fittings and underfloor heating powered by a ground-source heat pump. The barn itself is a magnificent space, with a vaulted and beamed oak ceiling above an open-plan living area furnished with comfy seating and Smart TVs, a rustic dining table that can seat 14 people, a brand-new state-of-the-art kitchen and  a wood-burner set into a massive stone chimney. It's a fantastic space for a gathering of family or friends.  There's also a games room with a full-size snooker table and dartboard, heated with another wood-burner.

Beyond the main space the property has six large bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Two (with super-king-size beds) are on the the same level as the main living area plus there's a twin room on the mezzanine floor, accessible via a spiral staircase. A separate converted stable block has three further bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other two with queen-size beds. The decor throughout is contemporary country in style, put together with flair and originality: some walls are left as the original bare brick and flint, others are covered with quirky modern wallpapers; some beds have individually designed headboards while others are contemporary four-posters; one room has a beautiful free-standing copper bathtub.  Wherever you sleep, and whatever you do, you will feel thoroughly spoilt.

Finally there's the location, which is basically a 40-acre estate in a beautiful part of Norfolk, with plenty to explore in every direction. You're midway between the small towns of Thetford and Swaffham, beyond which you can visit picturesque Castle Acre with its ruined  priory and castle. The river Wissey and the almost inexhaustible delights of Thetford Forest are a few minutes' away. Or you could just stay put and enjoy the estate, which you can stroll to your heart's content, enjoying the formal gardens and parkland and your own manor-born lifestyle for a while, even if it's only a few days.



June-August + Christmas, New Year & Easter £4500 a week. April & May £3500 a week. Rest of the year £2500 a week. Short breaks sometimes available at £750 a night, 2-night minimum. 

The Owner Says

Bodney Lodge is a beautifully restored nineteenth century converted barn and stable, offering luxurious accommodation for up to 12 people in 5 double bedrooms, all which have en-suite bathrooms, and an open mezzanine twin room.

The property has been lovingly refurbished to the highest possible standard, with top quality amenities and ground source underfloor heating on the stone floor throughout, allowing a truly comfortable stay without compromising on the character of the original features of the property.


Show Map

Getting There

The estate is just outside the village of Hilborough on the B1108.  From London, follow the A11 to the Mildenhall turnoff and then the A1065 towards Swaffham, turning right on to the B1108 about 5 miles south of the town towards Watton. The Hall is on the right.


  • Accessible Facilities
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Games Room
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Parking
  • Wifi

Looking For...

  • Activities
  • Cycling
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Eco Retreat
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Family Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic
  • In the Sticks
  • On the Farm
  • Sensational Views
  • Something Different
  • Walking
  • Woodland

Related Guides

See Self Catering in Norfolk


Be the first to leave a review!

Add Your Review

List Your Property

Do you have a Cool Place you'd like to tell us about?

Join Cool Places

Other Cool Places near Bodney Lodge

What Customers say about Cool Places

Everything I needed for a stay

I'm already looking forward to going again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. It definitely deserves a five star rating!

Nathan, Verified Customer

6 out of 5!!!!

This place was amazing… I could not recommend this place enough, I’ll be singing their praise for many years to come and we are going to book again soon.

Barbara, Verified Customer

Easy to navigate

Great site that offers a really broad range of places to stay across the UK. Easy to navigate and book holidays.

Patrick, Verified Customer

Such a great variety of properties

Found this website when looking to book a staycation for later in the year. Such a great variety of properties and the website is really easy to use. Already shared with my family and friends.

CT, Verified Customer

Great, simple, straightforward

Great, simple and straightforward. I will definitely be using Cool Places again.

SM, Verified Customer