Swimming Pool

The Pilgrims Barn was built in the 16th century as a storage barn to the Bromholm Priory, the ruins of which are in Abbey Street, opposite the Pilgrims House. The barn is built of flint interspersed with soft Norfolk red bricks and it has a roof made from Norfolk reed. More recently, it was a store for hay and straw for the former occupants of Pilgrims Chase (Ebony, Tanby, Polly, Heron and the chickens!).

During construction of the pool a Tudor brick floor was carefully excavated and used to build the chimney breast in Pilgrims Chase and the forge in Pilgrims Prospect. The pool itself is made from Italian stone tiles and it measures over 13 x 4 metres, with an overall depth of 1.2 metres. It is heated and air conditioned throughout the year, with a sauna, shower, WC and a superb Bose sound system. The former ventilation slits have been filled in with antique stained glass leaded lights, that dapple the pool with shafts of coloured sunlight. 


Just 500 yards away is a gorgeous, quiet sandy beach.

Games room

There is an air hockey/pool table, table football and a multi gym with weights. There is also a washing machine, dryer and irons.


You will find an outdoor chess set and a few swingballs to keep you fit as well as individual BBQs for each cottage.

Bacton Village

Next door to Pilgrims is the excellent Cafe Bacton which serves breakfast, sandwiches and light lunches all day.  They will also provide celebration buffets to order.  There is also a hairdressers and a shop.

There are two pubs in the village but for a special treat take your five pound voucher from your welcome pack and head west out of the village about a mile to the friendly crowd at the Lighthouse Inn, Walcott.

In Bacton village there is a bowls club and playing fields.  The village hall hosts many clubs and events.