Discover Major’s Lodge

Family-friendly, wheelchair-accessible holiday cottage.

Discover Major’s Lodge

Family-friendly, wheelchair-accessible holiday cottage.

Discover Major’s Lodge

Family-friendly, wheelchair-accessible holiday cottage.

Discover Major’s Lodge

Family-friendly, wheelchair-accessible holiday cottage.

Your Safari Stay on the Reserve

Experience the ultimate safari park stay at Major’s Lodge, for the best wildlife holidays in North Norfolk. This single-storey wooden safari lodge has breathtaking views over the grassy expanses and lakes of Watatunga Wildlife Reserve, making it a top choice for weekend breaks and longer stays in Norfolk.

With a backdrop of grazing herds of exotic deer and antelope species, Major’s Lodge offers Norfolk’s best safari stays, for groups of up to eight people. From the comfort of the terrace or sitting room, guests can enjoy stunning views of Watatunga’s endangered deer and antelope. Plus, as a fully wheelchair accessible holiday cottage, Major’s Lodge offers a unique way to enjoy an accessible holiday.

For those booking directly with us, your conservation holiday will include a complimentary guided tour of the reserve. You’ll have exclusive access to two four-seater electric buggies and a state-of-the-art bird hide, situated just a minute’s walk from the lodge. Both the lodge and the hide are designed for wheelchair users, complete with entrance ramps at both locations, and a spacious wet room at Major’s Lodge.

The lodge boasts a large fully enclosed wilderness garden, ideal for a family holiday in Norfolk. It’s child-safe, with deep borders planted to attract butterflies and provide winter seed for birds. Adjacent to the lodge is a raised decked seating area, with spectacular views of the wildlife reserve. Designed to be wheelchair-friendly, the decking includes a ramp leading down to the lawn and a secure gate, ensuring the safety of the young ones.

Sleeps 8
(4 bedrooms)

2 bathrooms &
1 wetroom

Wheelchair accessible

Access to private bird hide

Buggies on-site

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Beds & Bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Enclosed Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How Far To…?

  • Beach 14 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire

Nearby Activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many beds & bedrooms does Major’s Lodge have?

Major’s Lodge sleeps eight.

  • Bedroom 1 with super king bed, fitted wardrobes and wash basin (wheelchair accessible)
  • Bedroom 2 with twin (2ft 6) zip and link bed/king size bed
  • Bedroom 3 with twin (2ft 6) zip and link bed/king size bed, wash basin (wheelchair accessible)
  • Bedroom 4 with king size bed, wash basin (this room may be more suited to one adult or children as access is at one side of the bed only)

All bed linen and towels are provided. 

What appliances and amenities are included in Major’s Lodge?

Major’s Lodge has a built-in electric double oven, electric hob, microwave oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Iron and ironing board.


Also includes, WiFi, Travel cot & Highchair (on request), Gas barbeque and  Welcome pack

Is Major’s Lodge accessible?

Major’s Lodge is suitable for the ‘less able’ with wheelchair access at the front and rear of the lodge and wet room fitted with grab-rails and non-slip flooring, wide doorways. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are wheelchair accessible.

A raised decked seating area leads directly from the lodge; wheelchair friendly with ramp down to the lawn.

Will our buggies be at Major’s Lodge when we arrive?

Once you have had your safety briefing you will be able to collect your buggies from the yard at Major’s.

Can we bring any pets to Major’s Lodge?

Unfortunately we do not allow pets at our accommodations due to the proximity to the animals.

Is there parking at Major’s Lodge?

Yes, there is a shingled parking area for six cars.

What is there to do in the local area?

In addition to visiting the Watatunga Wildlife Reserve, local activities include walking, cycling, fishing and golf.

The Angel Pub (01553 811326): They have a large outdoor seating space with a new BBQ menu and takeaway options. Specials almost always include local produce and, in season they serve local game and seafood.

Rodwell’s Fish and Chip Shop, 44 Downham Rd, Watlington, King’s Lynn PE33 0HS (07943 844133): A locally renowned takeaway which in late summer sells the best chips made from potatoes grown on our farm. If they aren’t open, there is a Fish & Chip shop in nearby Magdalen which is also highly recommended.

Sandringham Gardens and Estate
Sandringham Royal Park spreads over 243 hectares with waymarked trails for cycling or exploring by foot and a children’s play area which is fantastic and free to visit except for car parking costs. Tickets for the house and gardens must be prebooked, but you can enjoy a lovely walk, cycle ride and the fantastic children’s play area without booking. Please see the Ticket Pages to book. The website will give you up to date info regarding which parts of the estate are open.

The nearest sandy beach with easy parking close by is probably Brancaster but you may have to queue for parking unless you get there early. To avoid a long walk, park at the Beach Car Park next to the golf club. Don’t worry about the crowds near the entrance to the beach, head right or left and walk as far as you like to find space. The beach is vast.

Hunstanton beach right next to the town offers a step back in time with a promenade filled with food stalls, bingo halls and a fun fair at the end. The Wash offers no waves and a long walk out to sea. Great for beach cricket. Old Hunstanton beach is considerably nicer – the best place to park is Sea Lane car park to the right of Le Strange Arms Hotel. It’s free to park there from 5 p.m.

Holkham Beach is thought to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Norfolk. The hordes of visitors reflect that but again, if you’re prepared to walk and find a secluded spot, the stunning setting is worth it.

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Watatunga Wildlife Reserve, Watlington Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0RG