Danum House

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Guest Accommodation with 5 rooms £35 pppnb, £75 prpnb


Danum House

Danum House


Mr Archie Sim

22 Pauls Lane,
NR27 0PE


22 Pauls Lane,
NR27 0PE


Built in early 1800 this Arts and Craft style house was home to the Countess of Yarborough and her husband John Maunsell Richardson (nicknamed Cat Richardson), in his day the best gentleman National Hunt jockey in England having won every major steeplechase race twice including the Grand National in 1873 and 1874. The property was once owned by Florence Barclay the well-known authoress of the "Rosary" and many other novels. Her original writing desk can be found in the Drawing Room.

Overstrand is a pretty coastal fishing village close to the town of Cromer, made famous by Clement Scott the London Drama and Literary critic in Victorian times who named it Poppyland. From his published articles in the Daily Telegraph came a constant flow of London's most famous acting community to visit and stay in Overstrand. The village is populated with large, interesting houses from that time.

Quiet and peaceful Danum house is a historic house that still retains its Old World charm. Only minutes from the sea guests can explore the beautiful sandy beaches and the long country walks close by. Inside a feature of the property is the original oak panel walls in all the reception rooms. Full English breakfast, central heating, en-suite rooms with TV and coffee/tea making facilities for guests. Off-road parking.

Children welcomeTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' usePrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableHairdryer

Children welcome from any age.


See location of Danum House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 244408  Lat: 52.91770 Long: 1.33639

By Road:
From Cromer to Overstrand. First left entering Overstrand. Danum House is 100 yards on right.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • UnlicensedUnlicensed
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • HairdryerHairdryer

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge


  • YesBedroom without fitted carpets available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesWet room
  • YesBathroom with emergency call system available
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as vibrating pads (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBedrooms available with separate, private or shared bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users