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The Patch

The Patch with carriage within it
Victorian railway carriage hidden in a homely chalet bungalow, sleeping up to 8, near quiet beach beside The Wash, NW Norfolk

King's Lynn
Norfolk, England

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The Patch is a homely self-catering chalet bungalow with four bedrooms and a large garden, on the north-west coast of Norfolk, between Kings Lynn and Hunstanton.

Uniquely, it has been created around a wooden Victorian railway carriage, which was placed here in the 1930s, and the rest of the house has grown up around it.

The carriage houses two bedrooms - one with twin beds, one with bunks - and the shower room/toilet. These downstairs facilities are handy for people who are not very good with stairs.

Upstairs there are two sunny bedrooms - one with a kingsized bed and dual aspect windows, and a large room with a single bed but plenty of room for a comfortable folding bed if needed.

The owners can provide a travel cot and other baby gear at no extra cost.

There's a spacious kitchen, and a large lounge/dining room, with all the facilities you'd expect (except a dishwasher, due to plumbing limitations).

Outside, the house sits in its own large private garden with plenty of garden furniture and lots of room for lively children (and dogs) to run around and play. It's a great place for an al-fresco breakfast in the morning sunshine or a barbecue in the evening.

Opposite the house is a lake, where there are sailing lessons in the summertime. And it's just a short walk along footpaths to Snettisham's quiet, undeveloped beach on the edge of the Wash. For bird lovers, the famous RSPB Snettisham nature reserve is within walking or cycling distance - a wild and wonderful place!

Fishermen can enjoy the nearby Kings Lynn Angling Association lakes, and Snettisham Beach Sailing Club offers opportunities to sail. Astronomers and romantics can enjoy the velvety black night skies - not much light pollution here. And children love seeing all the rabbits and ducks which populate the garden and surrounding lands in the mornings and evenings.

A few miles further are attractions such as Snettisham Farm Park, Sandringham House (the Royal Family's much grander holiday home), Bircham Windmill and the atmospheric Castle Rising (both favourites with children), the iconic Norfolk Lavender farm at Heacham, and the cheerful seaside holiday town of Hunstanton with its theatre, fairground, Sea Life Centre and leisure centre with swimming pool.

OTHER DETAILS: Off road parking. Dogs accepted by arrangement. Bedlinen can be provided for an additional fee (duvets and two pillows for each person). Kitchen and bathroom hand towels and consumables are supplied. Travel cot, high chair and stairgates etc are available at no extra charge.

The Patch is priced between £375 and £785 per week depending on the time of year and size of the party. Please ask for details. 3 night minimum stay for short breaks outside of the school holidays or full weeks at peak times.

Please check the Booking Enquiry link to get in touch.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Single
  • Accommodation for 5+
  • Twin


  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Norwich


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pets Welcome
  • Extra Activities
dining table next to the train carriage
exterior shot of The Patch
nearby scenery
activities are available on the lake
view of the lake from upstairs
twin bedroom inside the carriage
the railway carriage seen from kitchen/dining area
The Patch
the neighbours