The Location of Vicarage House
Norfolk and Suffolk are within easy reach of London and their beauty and interest make them perfect destinations for a long weekend or a holiday with family or friends. Great Hockham sits on the border of both counties.
There is much to see and do in this area of Norfolk. Great Hockham is in the centre of the Brecklands, an area of environmental importance, an SSSI site. It is a perfect choice for an outdoor break in this extraordinary part of England. Within 500m of the house is Thetford Forest Park - 50,000 acres of woodland offering bike and walking trails. Within the Forest is a high wire experience. In close proximity is the Peddars Way, a Roman road which joins the Norfolk Coastal Path providing 96.5 miles of walks through National Nature Trails. This consists of leafy tree-lined paths. There is a Nature Reserve within five minutes of the house.
The village of Great Hockham has a public house and local shops can be found at Watton, a market town 6 miles away. The Georgian Norfolk town of Wymondham is a 15 minute drive and offers a variety of boutiques and gift shops. The City of Norwich beckons the visitor with its 900-year old cathedral, its Norman castle and enormous open market. The Georgian town of Bury St Edmunds is close by. Newmarket, with its two racecourses and busy racing calendar, is a 30 minute drive. The famous beaches of Brancaster and Holkham are about 30 miles away. The historic houses and gardens of Norfolk and Suffolk are within easy reach.