Norfolk cook Mary Kemp’s bid to create holiday let at Quidenham farm

Mary Kemp. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Mary Kemp. Picture: SIMON FINLAY - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A Norfolk cook has applied to convert an outbuilding at her home into a self-contained holiday let.

Mary Kemp, a cookery writer who has been involved within the industry for 25 years, has submitted a planning application to convert the building at Hill House Farm, on the Quidenham Estate, into a self-catering cottage.

In a design and access statement submitted to Breckland Council, it states the cottage 'would be of a high standard and as well as being available for holiday lets, it will be used for residential cookery classes, hosted in the main farmhouse, and for accommodation for visiting chefs and writers'.

Mrs Kemp, who is a columnist for our EDP Norfolk Magazine, already runs cookery classes, cookery theatres and events.

Mrs Kemp and her husband Neville would run the cottage alongside their 'farming enterprise', which consists of arable and livestock and is a way of diversification.

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