The Sheriff’s House features

A 4-bedroom, 3-storey Grade II* listed medieval townhouse located in Norwich City Centre, featuring it’s original Great Hall, kitchen, bathroom and drawing room. Originally built by the Sheriff of Norwich in the 1540s as the Great Hall of his large courtyard mansion, this beautiful home has many surviving medieval features and is rich in history.

The Sheriff’s House is located in the centre of Norwich with many restaurants, pubs, bars, shops, museums, markets (and much more) accessible within minutes on foot.

This spacious townhouse can accommodate up to 8 guests and features 3 double rooms and 1 twin room. Downstairs is a well-equipped kitchen, W/C and a drawing room, with a dining room table that unfolds to seat 8.

A magnificent stone arch greets you as you enter the front door and walk into the Great Hall. The Great Hall connects the kitchen, drawing room and dining area and also features a grand wooden staircase leading up to the first floor bedrooms.

On the second floor of the Sheriff’s House are 2 large double bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one with a double bed. Both bedrooms feature exposed medieval timber beams, which once formed the ceiling of the Great Hall. On the middle floor is 1 twin room, 1 double room and a family bathroom with bath and shower over.

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Historic Medieval Building

Built and lived in by the Sheriff of Norwich in 1540, the property is a fascinating piece of medieval history.

Beautifully Appointed

The Sheriff’s House has been carefully furnished with antique furniture and maintains many of its original features.

City Centre Location

Located in central Norwich. Pubs, restaurants, cinemas and Norwich’s quirky shopping lanes are minutes away on foot.

  • 1 King-size bedroom
  • 2 Double bedrooms
  • 1 Twin bedrooms
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Electric Hob
  • Oven/Grill
  • Microwave
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Seperate W/C
  • Flat screen HDTV
  • Towels, bed linen and tea towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Central heating

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The Area
The Sheriff’s House is situated in the centre of Norwich. In the immediate surrounding area you will find some of the best bars and restaurants the city has to offer such as The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant, Merchants of Spice, Cosy Club, The Golden Star, St Andrews Brewhouse as well as the wonderful Norwich Playhouse and Cinema City all on your doorstep.

The building is also surrounded by history as it sits in the ancient heart of Norwich in Colegate. Founded by the Anglo Saxons who settled in Norwich around 720 AD, the city became wealthy enough to attract Viking raiders who settled in Norwich around 870 AD. Viking place names are all around you in this part of the city – the suffix ‘-gate’ itself means ‘street’ in Old Norse. Norwich benefited from these great sea traders and went on to be one of England’s great trading ports, mainly thanks to the booming wool trade. The wool trade made its merchants rich – leading to the building and rebuilding of Norwich’s many medieval churches and indeed our own Sheriff’s House.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Click on the day you would like your holiday to start from on the calendar, then from the drop down menu choose how many days you would like to stay for and follow the instructions to complete the booking.

When booking you are required to pay a 20% deposit. The full balance is then payable 4 weeks prior to your stay.


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Excellent historical rental

Excellent historical rental. Ideally located for visiting Norwich, only drawback was parking....

Lynda-Anne (22/04/19) (Wareside)