Magdalen House is a Georgian property built in 1829 and set in the heart of peaceful countryside in West Norfolk
Magdalen House is a Georgian property built in 1829 and set in the heart of peaceful countryside in West Norfolk. Within 5 miles of Oxburgh Hall (National Trust), Gooderstone Water Gardens and the Iceni Village in the heart of West Norfolk, an area famed for its ancient churches, windmills and village signs. It is central for exploring the historic towns of King's Lynn, Swaffham, Ely, Norwich, Bury St. Edmunds and Cambridge, and for visiting Sandringham, Norfolk Lavender, Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park and Thetford Forest, amongst many other places of interest.
We are open all year except for Christmas week. Your suite is in the old part of the house with a corridor to your own bathroom. The bedroom is fully equipped with Freeview TV, tea and coffee making facilities and for those with a sweet tooth a dish of sweets is always on hand. The library and sitting room gives you extra space to relax so as not to be confined to one room.
Our prices are based on two people sharing The Blue Room. If you wish to book for a single person, please enter the code SINGLE in the Promotional Code section and the price will be reduced accordingly.
History to the present day
Set in the older part of the village in what was once an area of "Buntings", hence Buntings Lane ,we believe this to be on the edge of the Warrens surrounding Brandon, a town once known for its rabbit fur and gloves as well as food. Our research leads us to think that the Buntings tribe were pre-Anglo Saxon.
Over time the house and land have been a nursery, pig farm and today a smallholding, though we now only have time for our Carriage Horses and pleasure drives for our guests.
Food and Drinks
Your breakfast is served in the beamed dining room overlooking the fields. On cold days we light the woodburning stove in the inglenook fireplace, on warm days the door is opened to fresh air and birdsong.
Grounds and gardens
The garden at Magdalen House was created from scratch. There are many 'rooms' to be explored and sat in. Guests are invited to wander but need to know we have dogs who may join you, and therefore it is vital that all gates remain shut. If you have the urge to weed, please feel free.
Overall, our plot is 2.8 acres, with paddocks containing our Carriage driving horses, Bobby D and Del Boy.
Carriage rides are offered from Magdalen House, at extra cost. Simple pleasure rides from here at Magdalen House to a wide variety of locations in the area, or just a leisurely trot through the country lanes. A fantastic way to travel and unwind and see the wonders of the surrounding countryside.
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Free broadband access (wired)
Food and Drinks
Continental breakfast (included)
Cooked breakfast (included)
Golf course (a short drive)
Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
Address: Magdalen House, 18 Buntings Lane, Methwold, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 4PR, United Kingdom
Check In: After 4.00pm Check Out: By 10.00am
Directions: Methwold is situated just off the A13, 3 miles north of Mundford. There is designated parking at Magdalen House.
Nearest train stations are Brandon (7 miles) and Downham Market (13 miles) both of which are expensive by taxi however a pick up service is available if arranged prior to your visit. Please request this in the Additional Information section of the booking form.