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The Old Chequers

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7 Nights See prices

  • £4350  to  £9080

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Short Breaks From

  • £620 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £825 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About The Old Chequers

The Old Chequers is an impressive holiday home sleeping up to 14 people in six bedrooms with large reception rooms, an outdoor hot tub, and a river flowing through the private garden. The former village pub is in South Creake near Fakenham, a short stroll from The Ostrich Inn. It dates back some 300 years and has been completely refurbished, retaining the period charm and warmth of centuries of hospitality to combine with contemporary features and comforts. It's an excellent choice for self-catering holidays with extended family and friends in North Norfolk. Our newly added games room provides an excellent entertainment space, where guests can enjoy a game of pool while watching sports on TV.

South Creake is a friendly community in a great location with excellent access to the coast, countryside and popular attractions. To give you an idea of how central the house is, you're six miles from Burnham Market and Fakenham, eight miles from Holkham Beach and Wells-next-the-Sea, 15 miles from Hunstanton, 23 miles from Sheringham, and around an hour's drive from Norwich. You can choose from dozens of beaches, go walking along the coast or through the countryside, and eat, drink, and shop around historic market towns and picturesque villages. Local attractions include Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, beWILDerwood, Norfolk Lavender, and Sandringham Royal Estate. You can visit the ancient ruins of Creake Abbey, have fun at an Escape Room and an axe-throwing range, admire the birds and the beauty of Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve and Blakeney Point, and take a journey on the Poppy Line of the North Norfolk Railway.

Guests who stay at The Old Chequers love that they can laze around the house, enjoy relaxed barbecues or picnics by the stream in the garden, and soak their stress away in the outdoor hot tub. There is also tennis and a children's play area nearby. The owners know the first thing you want to do when you arrive is drop your bags and grab a drink, which is why they provide a welcome hamper complete with goodies that include coffee, tea, milk, cookies, and a bottle of wine. It feels like a private hotel all to yourself with added self-catering facilities. You'll find a cosy bathrobe in your bedroom and all the little extras that elevate a holiday rental to the next level.

Whether you're here for a week or a long weekend, your stay at The Old Chequers will be one you'll be happy to repeat in any season. It's perfect for all ages and has successfully hosted hen weekends, wedding guests, milestone birthdays, and family reunions.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Charlotte Windsor van Rooyen joined Independent Cottages in May 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Norfolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Chequers is a luxurious holiday home in North Norfolk, furnished to an exceptional standard and well-equipped to accommodate groups of up to 14 people. Highlights include:

Ground Floor:

  • Large entrance hallway with a black and white tiled floor, a hallway table for leaving keys, and a seating area with two comfortable armchairs and an upholstered ottoman.
  • Substantial living room with flagstone floors, ample seating, a fireplace with a log burner (two bags of logs are provided with more available to purchase), and a huge wall-mounted Smart TV with BT Sports, Sky Sports, Netflix, and Amazon channels. A conservatory extension increases the space, providing even more room for socialising.
  • Gorgeous dining room with a herringbone brick fireplace and wood burner, oak beams, a window seat, and a solid wood table seating 12 with room for a highchair.
  • Fitted kitchen fully equipped with all mod cons, including a dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker, and a wine fridge with a complimentary bottle of wine. A generous welcome hamper awaits your arrival.
  • The utility room has laundry facilities, cleaning equipment, and two fridge/freezers. There is lots of space to store your groceries and keep everything fresh.
  • Dual aspect double room designed to accommodate guests who use a wheelchair. It has a superking or two 3ft-wide single beds, ample storage, two armchairs, and an accessible ensuite with a wet room shower, WC and a handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Luxurious master bedroom suite which features a dressing room, a TV room or snug, and views over the garden and the stream. A superking-sized bed, dressing table and wardrobe, and an ensuite with underfloor heating, a bath and a shower, combine to create a wonderfully indulgent space.
  • The Blue Room has a superking or twin single beds, plenty of storage, and space for a travel cot or an air mattress for younger children. There is a bath and a shower in the ensuite.
  • The Green Room has a king-sized bed, beautiful mango wood furniture and an ensuite with a shower.
  • The Yellow Room sits between the Green and Taupe rooms. It faces west so is great for guests who like to sleep late and enjoy the afternoon sun. There is a king-sized bed and an ensuite with a shower over the bath.
  • The Taupe Room is furnished with a king-sized bed and has an ensuite with a shower.

Outside: You'll spend happy hours in the garden where clever lighting makes it a useable space to socialise well into the evening. A barbecue, firepit, hot tub and lots of room to play make it ideal for all ages. You can fit 2 cars in the driveway, and up to 4 if you squeeze it. You can additionally park on Front Street, right next to the house, along the bollards. Please do not park immediately outside the entrance to the courtyard as it’s on a double yellow and the small passageway where the river flows through is actually a public highway.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. A welcome hamper and two baskets of logs are provided. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Smoking is not allowed. Travel cots are available on request.

The Old Chequers Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 3rd Jun 2024 - Sun, 30th Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £2,130 - £2,475 | 4 nights: £2,840 - £3,185 | 5 nights: £3,665 - £3,895 | 6 nights: £4,490 - £4,605

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 1st Jul 2024 - Thu, 25th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £2,325 - £2,625 | 4 nights: £3,100 - £3,400 | 5 nights: £3,975 - £4,175 | 6 nights: £4,850 - £4,950

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 26th Jul 2024 - Sun, 1st Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £2,535 - £3,000 | 4 nights: £3,380 - £3,845 | 5 nights: £4,380 - £4,690 | 6 nights: £5,380 - £5,535

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 2nd Sep 2024 - Thu, 17th Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £2,010 - £2,325 | 4 nights: £2,680 - £2,995 | 5 nights: £3,455 - £3,665 | 6 nights: £4,230 - £4,335

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 18th Oct 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £2,535 - £3,000 | 4 nights: £3,380 - £3,845 | 5 nights: £4,380 - £4,690 | 6 nights: £5,380 - £5,535

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 1st Nov 2024 - Sun, 1st Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £2,010 - £2,325 | 4 nights: £2,680 - £2,995 | 5 nights: £3,455 - £3,665 | 6 nights: £4,230 - £4,335

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 2nd Dec 2024 - Sun, 15th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 12+2 in 6 bedrooms (1 Superking, 2 Superking/Twin, 3 King, 1 Sofa Bed)
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7828 446362 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Charlotte Windsor van Rooyen
Member Since May 2022

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The Old Chequers Noticeboard

Hot tub and gamed room with pool table. Short stays available, for a minimum of 3 nights. Group bookings for friends, family getaways or reunions, and celebrations are welcome. Great location in a quaint village, near the popular North Norfolk coast.

Last Minute Offers

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The Old Chequers 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 24th June 2024