The arrangement of the properties is perfect for groups of friends or family reunions across the generations – and who don’t necessarily want to be on top of each other at breakfast! While entirely self-contained and with private entrances, the garden door between the Upper Barn & Granary, for example, can be left wide open, facilitating comings and goings between the two properties. Likewise between Granary & Coach House.
“Our party, 4 generations from 83 to 1, has spent such a happy week here”
The 5 properties sleep a total of 18 adults: Upper Barn sleeps 6; the Granary & Coach House each sleep 4; the Gate House & Stable each sleep 2. Parties of up to this number (+ some children using travel cots/ Z beds) can book all the properties together. (We do reserve the right to request a ‘housekeeping’ deposit, payable in advance).
The largest eating area is in the Granary – we can add another table (to make one huge one) and provide extra chairs to allow 18 or so to dine in reasonable comfort. We are more than happy to provide any additional crockery or cutlery required, large platters, serving bowls etc.
“We were a group of 18 celebrating a ‘big’ birthday. We colonized all the cottages, which were all immaculately and beautifully furnished while being different and got together for main meals in the Granary. It all worked beautifully!”
Groups often like to avail themselves of the following, details of which in our pre-arrival Information (provided on booking) :-
As an alternative to flowers, consider pre-ordering a personalised celebratory cake. How about a special meal prepared inhouse or a special ‘vintage tea party’? A local company can put on an excellent Murder Mystery with a minimum of 9 participants. There are all sorts of activities available locally – recent unusual ones have been a Falconry demostration and a Clay Pigeon Shooting day. Or hire the Beach Hut for a day and/or evneing. Great fun.
Consider a pampering session – see Wellbeing
Party accessories such as helium balloons etc can be found in nearby Halesworth www.halesworth.net/shopping
Subject to availability, you can even hire the living/dining room in our our award-winning house for a special dinner, or serve summer cocktails in our exotic summer house aka The Temple! We also now have an ‘Indian’ tent for hire. Just enquire!
Finally, there’s our offer of a complimentary photo shoot – see details under that heading and www.northnorfolkvisuals.co.uk/belle-grove
Our one caveat is that you refrain from using Sky Lanterns as these are hazardous to growing crops and livestock.