Blo Norton Hall and Barns

An exquisite Elizabethan (Tudor) moated Manor House and 2 Beautifully restored and luxuriously equipped barns on the grounds of Blo Norton Hall,in the heart of Norfolk

Blo Norton Hall sleeping 16  in 9 bedrooms with 6 en-suits with further accommodation sleeping 4- 8 in Virgina Barn or 2 - 6 in Duleep Singh Barn . They are available all year round as a separate or joint rental with Blo Norton Hall.

Please Note: We are not accepting any further bookings for the Hall or Barns for 2024 due to the estate being up for sale. All bookings made during and booked for 2023 will be honoured. It has been a great pleasure to get to know so many of our regular returning guests and to be able to share this wonderful house and barns with you and be part of your celebrations. We hope to see you again at our other properties in Bury St Edmunds and Scotland.

Blo Norton Hall

Blo Norton Hall, a stunning, moated house dating back to the sixteenth century, is located in the pretty south Norfolk village of Blo Norton. The Hall provided the setting for Virginia Woolfs’ short story, The Journal of Miss Joan Martyn.  In the story, the main character, Rosamond Merridrew, is a historian researching Englands’ land tenure system. One day,she comes across a forgotten manor house and pays a call to investigate meeting the inhabitants and eventually gets her hands on the diary of one of their ancestors, Joan Martyn.

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Blo Norton Barns

Further accommodation that allows you to sleep 4 - 8 in Virgina Barn and 2 - 6 in Duleep Singh Barn. Both barns are available all year round as a separate or joint rental with Blo Norton Hall sleeping 16. Virginia Barn sleeping 4 - 8 in four bedrooms, 2 King size with ensuites, 1 twin and 1 small double bed with shared bathroom on the ground floor. Duleep Barn, is smaller but very cozy and still contains all the items you would expect in a well stocked house. With 2 bedrooms, a Kingsize Master bedroom with ensuite over looking beautiful farmland and a twin room, shared bathroom.

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16th Century Manor House

As with many old houses, the precise history of Blo Norton Hall is not entirely clear. The Hall was certainly in existence in 1585 and certain features indicate the work of one John Brampton who died in 1535. Records exist as far back as the 13th Century and Prince Frederick Duleep Singh (see below) was of the view that since about 1280 the Hall had never been sold outright in that there was always a connecting link between each owner. While staying at Blo Norton, Virginia used to cycle around the Norfolk lanes and visited various places including Kenninghall

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The Windmill in Thelnetham

One of Suffolks Rare Windmills lovingly restored back to working order in the 1980s, now owned and maintained by voluteers from the suffolk Building Preservation trust.  Situated near Hopton, Bury St Edmunds and Diss

Plenty of History about Prince Frederick Victor Duleep Singh who lived at Blo Norton Hall, visit the Church to find out more