Edingthorpe is a small, rural village, set in the lovely Norfolk countryside, near North Walsham. The hamlet has few village amenities: no pub or village shop for example, but it is that unspoilt charm that helps make Edingthorpe so appealing.
It’s the type of place where it feels like nothing has disturbed the peace for centuries. All this sounds like the perfect location for a weekend getaway with friends, and that is exactly what my boyfriend and I did for the past couple of days.
On Friday morning, Jort and I drove to the airport to board our flight to Norwich. Our flight took a staggering 36 minutes in total and from touch down towards the rental car, took us a mere 6 minutes. It’s safe to say that this was the quickest flight and border control, I’ve ever had in my life.
We rented a car for the weekend, which was the best thing to do. We had a few hours to spare, before heading towards Edingthorpe Hall (where we have spent the majority of the weekend), so we decided to explore Norwich. We did a bit of shopping (I obviously had to pop into Waterstones & Lush) and we did a bit of a food shop for the next 2 days to come (we mainly bought breakfast and some snacks as the rest of the groceries were bought on Saturday, after the rest of the group arrived).
Edinghtorpe Hall is extremely spacious, starting with a beautiful large reception entrance which leads into the TV room, grand staircase and the rest of the ground floor. The entrance hall also leads into the oldest part of the house, with a beautiful inglenook fireplace hosting a wood-burning stove as the main focal point. It truly is stunning, the vibe of this house is gorgeous and I can’t wait to get back here someday.
After a little lie-in and a well-deserved bath (WITH a Lush Bathbomb) & breakfast spread to die for courtesy of our hosts, we went for an amazing walk through the countryside. The whole area truly is stunning and I would very much like to go back anytime during the warmer months. Just imagine the area with some sunshine!
After lunch at Shambles in North Walsham, we went to Mundesley Beach with the whole group. It felt a bit as if I was back in Dun Laoghaire (even though there wasn’t a sandy beach in the direct vicinity of my home there).
Saturday evening was reserved for a night in with the whole group. Imagine 12 people (10 English, 2 Dutch), quite a lot of alcohol and a game of Cards Against Humanity. It’s safe to say that we had a really fun evening, with lots of food and banter.
On Sunday morning, we woke up at around 8 a.m. After breakfast, another bath (with Santa’s Grotto Bathbomb) and saying goodbye to everyone, my boyfriend and I went on a little detour around the area, before heading back to the airport.
We had the best Sunday Roast at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea, but after that, it, unfortunately, was time to head back towards the airport in Norwich and board our plane back to Amsterdam. We had the best and most relaxing weekend in England, and I can’t wait for our next trip at the end of the month! Paris/Antwerp, here we come!