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The Old Chapel

Flitcham, Norfolk (Ref. 1014062)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Home from home."

    Full of character and excellent amenities.

    Thank you, really appreciate taking time for your feedback and welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EirianMar 2022

  • "The old chapel in Flitcham is a little piece of heaven on earth!"

    The location is simply beautiful.surrounded by beaches, nature reserves and Sandringham it is an ideal place to escape the norm, and truly relax. The property it’s self is bursting with character. A beautifully renovation chapel with the most comfortable beds you will ever find! The open fire, the games room, a bath under the stars truly makes this holiday let a true gem, and one I’ve been blessed to find! I cannot fault the place. Some peoples reviews I think do not take into exception that the property is an old character property. Therefore be prepared for its quirky features. Personally I cannot recommended The Old Chapel enough, and will

    Thank you for your feedback, its great you appreciated its quaintness, welcome back any time ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MariaDec 2021

  • "The property was fine."

    Lovely building, in a lovely village. Although the road it’s on is a bit of a “ rat run” at times with it being a short cut to the coast. The chap next door was a true gentleman. The decor wasn’t to our liking but then we’re all individuals. With are own unique likes and dislikes. The sofa in the lounge was very difficult to get out of. The drive was a little cosy for two cars. Beds were surprisingly comfortable. The house is technology rich. The kitchen was a little cramp with very little space to store food. The low lamp and positioning of the table meant it was difficult to avoid hitting your head if you sat on the window side of the table. A door mat is needed in the kitchen. Nowhere to wipe feet on entering the kitchen. I used a mat from my car. The on suite isn't actually one in the true sense of the word. Shower yes, no toilet though. The down stairs toilet is very cosy. Just enough room to do what needs to be done, tall folks could possible find it too cramped We didn’t use the garden. Looked fine although you’d have to watch children with it being a raised garden with a good drop onto the path in places. Overall we enjoyed our stay the area is wonderful and with in easy reach beaches and places of interest.

    Thank you for your feedback. We've introduced a mat as suggested and bought a shoe rack. When looking at the property description it does clearly state en-suite shower and not bathroom, however the word en-suite has been removed. October is also prime potato season here in Flitcham and road noise will be unusually higher at various times in the months of September and October. When delivering the experience to our guests we deciding to move away from Magnolia and pine the sofa is from a well known chain advertising a laid back lifestyle consistent in our belief people on holiday wish to slow down. This is a Victorian period property full of character and charm that's part of its magic and away from todays square boxes and hemmed in gardens. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "Found the Old Chapel to be very welcoming, clean , nicely decorated to a high standard & with all the facilities needed to ensure a comfortable stay ( beds were lovely , sky TV & broadband both available)."

    Also a great base location to explore the coastline of the North Norfolk coast. Unfortunately my mum was taken ill meaning we had to leave earlier than expected, within a day the owner of the Old Chapel contacted me to see how my mum was & then offered us a partial refund, which was totally unexpected but very much appreciated & generous. Mr Dixon

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "Excellent pre holiday details and information."

    Well appointed property with wonderful welcoming atmosphere and extremely comfy beds.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "The Chapel itself had been done very nicely, however overall it was a challenge with 6 adults."

    The lounge was difficult to sit 6 people comfortably to watch TV. The sofa although looks fab it was very low to the floor and hard to get up from. The property also lists a downstairs cloakroom which again was difficult to use and for the bigger person would be impossible I realise its due to the design of the building,so not sure anything can change. One other thing which I think should be noted in the details was the garden,to access the main garden area was 2 very high steps or an equally steep grass bank, which again for the slightly less fit would be very difficult to use the garden, which is a shame as its very nice once you get there. Although we would probably not book this particular property again I'm sure we will book through sykes again.

    Thank you for your review. When we decided to decorate the chapel we had hoped we had catered for all, the sofa whilst low is a loaf sofa designed for a layback lifestyle, there are of course three armchairs that can be moved to accommodate guest requirements. We are sorry to note that you found the steps steep and the cloakroom on the small side, we believe the sympathetic conversion has kept the chapel original and in keeping with its original features. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2021

  • "We were aware that the property was on a busy road, although we did not expect the noise of the traffic to be quite so invasive, especially at night."

    Fortunately for us the extensive building work next door was suspended during our stay, otherwise that could have been an issue. The property was well equipped, especially the kitchen , with high quality equipment. However we were constantly hitting our heads on the low hanging lighting above the dining table, for the first couple of days. The games room was a welcome bonus, our grandchildren enjoyed making use of it and the gaming chair. We were fortunate to have excellent weather for our stay, so made good use of the very pleasant garden.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "The Old Chapel is a stunning property, with everything you need for a wonderful holiday."

    The beds are so comfortable, you will not want to leave. My boys, including my husband, loved the Games room. The pink sofa in the lounge was my favourite place to lie back and relax. There is so much to do in the surrounding area - Sandringham and Brancaster Beach being our favourities, and The Ffolkes pub. Roger, the owner, is so helpful, thank you. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "The Old Chapel was very well equipped and furnished - the beds were very comfortable too!"

    Everything clean and we were missing nothing during our week. There were lots of extras such as books and games that made it feel like a home from home. Beautiful little village to walk around and very close to lots of the best in Norfolk. We had a lovely week here and were very fortunate to pick a very sunny week too. Friendly neighbour selling all sorts of plants and produce that was very useful too!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a quiet location."

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Major building site next door with noisy heavy equipment,we at least should have been informed."

    One shower cubicle was so small it was unusable we all had to share another one in a dressing area with no toilet or hand basin.

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately there is little we can do with neighbouring building work which has been delayed due to CoVID and should have been finished by now. Due to the character features within our beautiful Old Chapel including the roll top bath, the shower cubicle size was limited in the main bathroom, but there is a choice of 2 showers to choose from. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "It felt more than just a self catering property."

    Felt more like someone's home. The high standard of facilities such as the kitchen equipment, sound system, games room were all appreciated and made the stay feel special. Complimentary local craft gin was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2021

  • "The cottage was warm when we arrived, which was much appreciated, as we arrived late."

    Have arrived at other places, and the first thing you have to do is work out how to turn the heating on ! It was comfortable, and very charming.

    Reviewed by SaraDec 2020

  • "Very well kept house with lots of amenities."

    You can tell the owners reinvest to keep the house up to scratch. Carpets and decor all looks very new.. Kids loved it also. Will be coming back.

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2020

  • "In one word the Old Chapel is “Amazing” We booked this as a last minute break and we were so glad we did as we had a wonderful stay at the Old Chapel and everything exceeded our expectations."

    It is beautifully renovated with lovely decor and homely touches and exceptionally clean and well equipped and from the moment we stepped through the door we felt at home. The surrounding area is lovely with lots of places to visit and lots of nice pubs and restaurants to go out and eat if you wish. We shall not hesitate to book the Old Chapel again and hopefully in the very near future as we enjoyed our stay so much, we don’t normally go back to the same place but a revisit is a must for us. Thank you and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2020

  • "Beautiful decor really lovely and toasty warm loved the fire and gin samples!"

    Beds lovely, cool barrista style coffee machine (take your own pods). I’d suggest replacing the sofa cushions loosen off bath taps and get a new table football in the games room. Very rickety and rocky! These small things would make the place excellent ❤️

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2020

  • "A really lovely cottage in a great village location for seeing the area."

    Lovely furnishing with great colours and decoration. Very comfortable and homely. The cottage is on a busy road, which when we arrived thought may bother us, however the road is busy at the usual rush hour times but quiet otherwise and we really didnt notice it all. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly come back again.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020


    We are sorry to hear our property was not as tranquil as usual. This may have been due to it being harvest time when you visited. Norfolk is a farming county, and with Flitcham sitting on the working Royal Estate, there may have been a higher level of traffic during harvest season. The TV sound system should be enough to drown out any unwanted noise though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "House is absolutely fabulous, everything you could need is available."

    Sky q is very nice in a holiday rental. The complimentary gin made us go to the distillery and make a purchase and will be following the business. The cottage is good base for sight seeing and the beaches are wonderful. The only gripe we have is the syke site it stated the house was on a quite road which is totally untrue, it is a very busy road all through the day and night

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday in The Old Chapel."

    The accomodation was very comfortable for us (4 adults and 2 children). The decor, furnishings and finishing touches were all such high quality. We were happy with the location as we were happy to drive to different areas. We went to on the Norfolk broads for day boat hire and Bewilderwood which are both about an hour away. Would also highly recommend Old Hunstanton and North beach at Heacham which were only about 20 mins drive. Can't recommend the accomodation highly enough.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage, with lots of special touches, great base to discover Norfolk"

    Reviewed by VicciAug 2020

  • "Great location too numerous beaches, Chapel was well stocked with everything you would have at home to make it comfortable, extra’s like Sky TV and games room including games station and large TV."

    Complimentary Gin and Tonic was a nice touch. My only gripe was the bathroom situation upstairs as the main bedroom only has a shower no basin or toilet. We had lovely time, the weather was great and we had use of a nice table and chairs together with a recently renovated garden area.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage ."

    Great base for exploring the area .

    Reviewed by DoloresMar 2020

  • "A wonderfully quirky holiday home decorated beautifully."

    No pine beds and magnolia decor here! It's high spec and first and foremost a home that you can walk into and feel like you are at home too. Great playroom for the kids as well - perfect for my 11 and 14 yr old boys - meaning we got to have the cosy fire in the living room all to ourselves with a glass of complimentary gin. This is a fantastic location to explore Sandringham and the north Norfolk Coast.

    Reviewed by CharlotteNov 2019

  • "The chapel had everything a family could want from a holiday home."

    Great location,tastefully decorated,clean and comfortable.The kitchen was very well equipped and the games room provided great entertainment for children and adults.We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size suite with shower and walk-in wardrobe, 1 x King size, 1 x twin (can be queen size bed on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Games room
  • Open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, nespresso machine, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 55" Smart TV with Netflix and Sky Q package which can be watched anywhere throughout the chapel with the Sky Q app
  • A selection of books, PlayStation, games, DVDs
  • WiFi (40mbps)
  • Smart speak system with auxiliary connection
  • BBQ with area and partially sheltered gazebo
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Luxury bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Social club 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled right in the heart of the picturesque village of Flitcham, and accessed by a beautiful landscape of country roads deep in the heart of the Royal Estates you will find The Old Chapel standing proud waiting for you to retreat to.

Despite dating back to 1885, The Old Chapel has been lovingly restored and is decadently and considerately decorated throughout.

As you enter the gravel driveway which can accommodate two cars to the rear of the property you are greeted by a landscaped garden.

A large purpose-built BBQ area just waiting to be enjoyed at your dining leisure.

Contemporary stable doors open up onto a kitchen fit to provide and seat a feast with a traditional long church table and benches where many a meal can be consumed with pleasure.

A small downstairs toilet for convenience is tucked under the stairs.

A delightful games room excitingly invites you in for all gaming pleasure.

Lift the latch on the wooden door to enter a vastly seated lounge which welcomes you in to try a spot of local gin.

A large open fire just waiting to be lit… Pull the blinds, nestle down to the crackling pop of the wood fire, turn on the speakers, take a sip, and stretch out fully on the main coach to take in your choice of viewing or listening pleasure with complete surround sounds.

The upstairs of the house boasts a beautiful deep free-standing bath designed for stargazing fun.

The small shower is perfect for a rinse off after an enjoying day at one of the many sandy beaches and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and wildlife that nestled this gem of a hideaway.

The bedrooms consist of a large master with a king-size bed, a further two double rooms, one consisting of another king-sized bed, the other two singles.

Every room encompasses its own unique character complete with Tempur mattresses and cushions.

Plenty of storage throughout allows for a comfortable relaxed stay.

The master bedroom boasts a large walk-in wardrobe area and has character features such as a chaise lounge and its own private shower to be uniquely viewed from the comfort of its sleigh bed.

Bring the house to life… Make the house sing with your own music which can be linked via airdrop to the many Bluetooth speakers that are situated from room to room.

The games room is a treasure chest of gaming and viewing pleasure with its own speaker system, gaming chair, PS4, sky box, and a library of DVDs to keep you entertained, as well as good old fashioned board games to be enjoyed if desired by the open fire.

The TV and speakers in the lounge allow for a truly cinematic experience for the times when you desire to cosy down; a vast array of applications and channels allow you to experience the wonderments of a fully kitted out back lit TV.

The house is so accommodating you will never want to leave, but you will always be welcomed back.

Open the door and explore...

The property rests within reach of a fantastic collection of rural and coastal pubs, which sell both traditional pub food and regional delights such as the area’s famous cheeses, craft beers, local fins, wines and local seafood; yum!

Flitcham and the nearby villages such as Anmer and Sandringham are part of The Royal Families Estate, which adds such a rich tapestry of nature to explore at its finest.

The glorious sandy beaches are all within a close drive.

Snettisham and Heacham are said to have the most strikingly outstanding sunsets in the whole of the United Kingdom.

From sunrise to sunset don’t forget to look up at the sky and openness of the land, it will leave you feeling both fresh and rested as you let go of the daily stress of your normal life and remember what it feels like to be alive and free!

A cyclists’ haven, The North Coast Cycleway is just simply an absolutely idealist way to take in the beauty of the beaches nearby; alternatively, if you’d prefer to walk through nature, be sure to explore Norfolk’s AONB, salt marshes and its famed RSPB reserve.

Abbey Farm, a unique farm that has made its focus on conserving wildlife for the past 30 years, and the popular market town of Kings Lynn, with its 12th century fishing port and True Yard Fisherfolk Museum are also worth visiting.

The property welcomes you with open arms, as it is known as the healing home, The Old Chapel for all that are blessed that enter through its door.

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About the location


King's Lynn 9.2 miles

Flitcham is a small west Norfolk village situated north east of King's Lynn. The parish is known as Flitcham cum Appleton although the latter now consists of a farm and a few cottages while Appleton church is just a ruin. Flitcham has a Family-run gin distillery which is based in a former barn in the village. The original carved village sign was a gift of King George V in 1912. Nearby is the Houghton Hall, built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister. Houghton Hall is one of Norfolk’s most beautiful stately homes and remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses. The nearby market town of King's Lynn provides a large choice of amenities. This town is an excellent place to explore, with many historical spots, such as its 12th century port, its 18th century The Walks and local fishing museum True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum. Close to The Wash National Nature Reserve and the Norfolk Coast AONB where you can explore the open countryside with ample opportunities for walking, cycling, even birdwatching and rich with scenery for those budding photographers among you. Also nearby are a number of lovely sandy beaches, where you can look forward to sunbathing on the golden sands, swimming in the shallow waters, or taking the opportunity to learn how to surf! An excellent rural base for couples, friends and families looking to explore Norfolk's country and coastline.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
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