As camp as a Christmas tree, Carrington House is an explosive, design-lovers’ dream in Snettisham on the North-Norfolk coast. Wade through the shagpile, put on your shades as you take in the enthusiastic retro wallpaper, and you just might make it to the basement. There lurks the soundproofed disco with decks and dressing-up box.
From the ten fuchsia lampshades suspended above the dining table to the Chinese lacquered furniture, Carrington House breaks the Norfolk hush with a rush of Mayfair chic. Upstairs, bedrooms burst with vivid flair. The names on the doors hint at their interiors: Chinoiserie, Hollywood, Bijou and Versace.
Adjoining the main action is a secluded three-bed cottage: the quiet, studious son of the playboy parents. A perfect escape from the party, it offers a small sitting room with board games and a telly. So pack up your Louis Vuitton bags, drive up to North Norfolk, open the yellow door in the Georgian facade and get set for fireworks.
Head into the Coach House and relax in the eight seater hot tub with colour changers and waterfalls. The perfect spot to unwind any time of day, and with all the bamboo garden furniture all your loved ones can be close by.
Enjoy the ultimate in exclusivity with a beautiful secret garden, hidden by copper beeches with a white, wrought iron gazebo and a glass-topped tree root table seating twelve. A sophisticated walled terrace, luxury sun loungers, a mirrored trellis and stunning patio furniture complete the experience.
“From the outside it’s just a mild mannered country house – but don’t be deceived. Welcome to the ultimate designer retreat.” Style Magazine.
The den, with its roaring fire, is a relaxing retreat in which to chill out and watch your favourite films on the state-of-art HD plasma screen or listen to the latest tunes via music console and iPod dock.
For more formal occasions, head to the Pavilion Room – a modern twist on a traditional drawing room, designed entirely with cocktails in mind.
In the subterranean, sound-proofed cellar, complete with chill out area, guests will find plenty to amuse themselves with DJ decks, dance floor, karaoke machine, six foot cinema screen and dressing up room.
The dining room has a huge, black lacquered table seating 22, surrounded by white leather upholstered chairs. The room oozes elegance and is ideal for celebratory dinners or magnificent Sunday lunches.
In the kitchen you will find all the mod cons you need. “An aga is a country house essential!” says Carrington house designer Shaun Clarkson, and there’s one of those too!
To make your event extra special we can also provide house staff from personal chefs to waitresses and bar staff. We source local and organic produce wherever possible to create delicious and varied menus. Please click below for the latest sample menus.
Alternatively if you would prefer to be left to your own devices, but without any extra hassle, we can happily stock the fridge with essential items and leave a prepared meal you can add the finishing touches to on arrival.
Wander upstairs, and take your pick from six very different bedrooms, including The Versace Room, which has a bespoke raised bed for that extra special night’s sleep.
The Hollywood Room, is an American twin straight from the set of a 1950s movie; and the Orient-inspired Chinoiserie, complete with two large luxurious single beds, which can also be transformed into a giant double.
Alternatively, the Red Room is fantastical in every way with a very versatile eight-poster bed that can be for two singles up to a pleasure-seeking sleep chamber for six.
With a nod to the swinging 60’s, the adjoining yet very private cottage features three double bedrooms, a super stylish sitting room, luxury bathroom and private walled terrace.
The Cabin Room comes with freestanding bath, whilst the Terrace Bedroom with its private patio brings the outside inside with a bespoke bed featuring a woodland silhouette.