There are some steps to enter The Magazine on both the lower ground and ground floors plus a steep staircase to the first floor.
Dog Allowed - Yes
Oil central heating plus 2 wood burning stoves
All Vivat Trust properties have a TV, DVD player and CD player plus fully equipped kitchens with oven & hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. In addition The Magazine provides the following facilities.
Bath with electric shower over the bath
Garden with outdoor furniture
BBQ (charcoal not included)
Off road parking for 2 cars
The house dates back to 1642 when it was built as an arms store for use in the Civil War by the Royalist Sir Hamon Le Strange of Hunstanton Hall (hence its name of Magazine). Built out of the distinctive local carstone the main part of the house was constructed in the style of a chapel to mask its true purpose. Rumour persists of the existence of an entrance to a secret passageway leading to the sea, constructed to aid escape and covertly move munitions during this fraught period of English history. Since then ownership of the Magazine was passed down through the Le Strange family before falling into disrepair and finally being restored to the comfortable house it is today.
Location: Sedgeford, near Hunstanton, Norfolk
Interesting Towns: Hunstanton, Burnham Market, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Fakenham and King's Lynn
Historic Attractions: Castle Rising Castle, Sandringham, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, Blickling Hall (NT), Felbrigg Hall (NT), Oxburgh Hall (NT), Castle Acre, Creake Abbey (EH) and SHARP archaeological dig (Jul-Aug)
Activities: Golf at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club and Hunstanton Golf Club, sailing at Brancaster and Hunstanton and bird watching at Snettisham and Titchwell Marsh Reserves (RSPB), Scolt Head Island and Pensthorpe Gardens, Seal trips at Blakeney National Nature Reserve and walking along Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path
May: Houghton International Horse Trials, Houghton Hall
July: Holkham Country Fair & Sandringham Flower Show
August: Burnham Craft Fair & North Norfolk Music Festival
September: Game and Country Fair Sandringham & Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival
November: Christmas Fair Sandringham