The Cottage at Dragon Hall

The Dragon Hall Cottage is welcoming a home away from home for writers and translators from across the world.
It offers a comfortable and refreshing haven: a space to find peace, quiet and inspiration through residencies and retreats.

The cottage is  red brick two story house dating from the late 19th century. Originally, it was the family home for the head brewer from the brewery next door to Dragon Hall.

It was fully renovated in 2018, and provides self-contained accommodation for creative writers and literary translators in residence.

The cottage was better equipped than home, easily accessible and central enough that I was able to walk to most places

Meihan, 2023 Resident

Inside the Cottage

The kitchen-diner is equipped for self-catering, and the shared bathroom has a shower.

Fully renovated in 2018, the Cottage has a terrace outside the front door leading to Dragon Hall’s Garden. It can be accessed from the garden and a private entrance from St Ann Lane.

Downstairs there is a sitting room with a sofa and armchairs, two desks, and a library with books by local authors and former residents.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, with windows overlooking the garden. Please note that the stairs up to the bedrooms are rather steep, in typical Norwich style.

Writing without noise or interruption or self consciousness or distraction is incredible

Vida Adamczewski, 2022 resident

General Information

Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage, however you are welcome to smoke in the garden space and dispose of cigarette ends in the cigarette disposal bin.

Residents are welcome to entertain visitors in the cottage, however please do not allow overnight visitors without notifying us in advance. Pets are not permitted in the cottage.

Unfortunately there is no parking for residents or visitors, unless they have access needs and have previously notified the NCW team.

A housekeeper will come once a week to clean and hoover all areas, change bed linen and towels.

Washing machine, dishwasher, heating available.

Dragon Hall is open to the public and events may take place  during your stay.

Dragon Hall is also a popular wedding venue. Weddings take place in the main building and in the garden, weather permitting. They always finish by midnight. We hope the revelries won’t disturb you.

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