A north Norfolk holiday cottage has been named among the grandest in Britain and fit for royalty.

The Grade I listed Triumphal Arch, at Holkham Hall, was included in a list of 12 of the grandest British hotels by The Telegraph.

The one-bedroom holiday cottage is described as "like being in a fairytale" with a spiral staircase that leads to the four-poster bed and a view of the surrounding 25,000 acres of Holkham Estate.

The Telegraph article writes: "The most endearing part is that you’re actually inside an arch – a Grade 1 18th century listed one at that, with cows and deer meandering past the door."

Eastern Daily Press: The Triumphal Arch on the Holkham EstateThe Triumphal Arch on the Holkham Estate (Image: Archant © 2009)

The holiday stay is self-catering but nearby is the Victorian Inn, an "upmarket gastro pub" on the edge of the estate.

Visitors can also explore the grounds by renting an electric bike for the whole day.

The Hall itself is also open to visitors on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.