Our family has been associated with the area where Hales is for hundreds of years – we can trace our roots in this part of the county back to the time Hales was built – but in more recent times Richard and Wendy Johnston, who own the property, have farmed the land and built a successful business in South Norfolk. Their daughter Helen, an editor, and her husband Gary, a property investor, run Hales Hall and divide their time between Norfolk and their home in London.
We wanted to combine our love of the land and good food with our love of story telling and offer guests the opportunity to share in the joys of Norfolk. Plus, we do like to throw a party. What could be better than to invite guests to celebrate their special occasions at Hales Hall & The Great Barn and experience the beauty, solitude and history of this corner of the country.