Peaceful, rural and relaxing, luxurious and languid the Godwick Estate is a wonderful retreat, off the beaten track yet not far from Holkham and the wide open beaches of North Norfolk.

It’s a perfect place for a special celebration or just a relaxing retreat.

Godwick Hall is one of the finest locations in Norfolk.  Once part of the Holkham Estate, Godwick is set in 100 acres of the quintessential English countryside with one of the finest examples of a deserted medieval village in the UK,   where you can see the remains of medieval streets, houses, and a church tower. It makes a fascinating walk for anyone who enjoys history and those who just like looking at sheep grazing the ancient landscape. 

For a romantic retreat for couples, Godwick’s shepherd’s huts are close to nature – quirky, rustic, and extremely comfortable. They have wood burners and radiators so are cosy retreats even in the colder months. The three huts come with some fabulous mod cons – a double bed and ensuite shower room, a small kitchen and microwave, and even a two-person hammock!  As well as a comfortable night’s sleep, guests can order a welcome breakfast hamper of Norfolk bread and cereal along with a host of other extras such as a bottle of Fizz chilling in your fridge, a barbeque, or marvel at the stars with a fire pit, basket of wood, blankets, marshmallows, and skewers. Godwick’s owner, James Garner has trademarked it Schlamping for luxury glamping! The Old Stables is a new self-catering home that offers a contemporary light Skandi style space with views across the tranquil parkland, sleeping up to six in the three ensuite bedrooms. All the rooms have luxury beds, the huge living room has a large sofa and a wood burner, while the well-equipped kitchen has doors opening onto the patio. 

For larger groups and special occasions, Godwick Hall is a sumptuous Georgian country house that sleeps up to 14 people in seven beautiful bedrooms melding traditional features with modern touches. There’s a grand drawing room, a games room, a splendid dining room, a vast kitchen with an Aga, there’s even a heated swimming pool and a children’s play area.

Where is Godwick?

Godwick is a great base to explore north Norfolk with its wide-open beaches and renowned pubs and restaurants. 11 miles from Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham, it’s also within reach of the fine city of Norwich. There are ample walks in the area as well as fantastic places to eat and drink nearby including the award-winning The Brisley Bell.


  • Shepherd’s Huts prices from £90/night minimum two night stay. 
  • Godwick Hall sleeps 14 adults is c. £1000/night minimum stay three nights 
  • The Old Stables sleeps six adults  is £450/night minimum stay two nights 

Weddings at Godwick

Godwick Great Barn, a 450-year-old Grade II listed barn, is one of the finest wedding venues in Norfolk – it has never been an ordinary venue –  quirky, eccentric, glorious, it’s the perfect place to get married or to celebrate your wedding.
Combining history and magnificence with a wonderful rural setting, The Barn retains its rustic authenticity, huge oak beams, and an amazing pitched roof with tasteful contemporary facilities. It’s licensed for wedding ceremonies and can seat up to 150 with great acoustics for music and entertainment. There’s plenty of outside space for photographs, entertaining, garden games, and outside ceremonies.

About the Lost Village of Godwick

Open to the public, it’s worth a wander for those who enjoy their history or just like looking at sheep grazing the ancient landscape. The story of the lost village can be discovered as you wander around the site, with descriptive panels explaining the history, the people and helping interpret the ancient landscape. 
The village was almost completely abandoned by 1586 when the Old Hall was constructed and gardens and a park laid out around it. The Great Barn was built in 1597 with the church tower converted into a folly soon afterward. Both were an important part of a very early landscape park. The monument, which was until recently on Historic England’s at-risk register, was repaired in 2020 in a project involving Historic England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Godwick Hall.

The Garner family are fortunate to have been the custodians of this land for over 90 years with William Garner taking over the tenancy of the farm in 1928 and eventually buying it from the Holkham Estate in 1959. Today the estate is home to James Garner and his family who have thoughtfully protected the landscape and buildings to create a luxury rural retreat with a range of holiday accommodation, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the historic landscape. Goodwick Hall is one of the finest locations in Norfolk.

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