The Pleasaunce The Pleasaunce

Situated on the North Norfolk coast, The Pleasaunce is a beautiful Grade II listed home.

Originally built for Lord and Lady Battersea, it stands in 6 acres of spacious grounds, offering play areas for children and gardens in which to stroll or just sit and enjoy the surroundings.

The house is situated 100 yards from the cliffs which overlook a sandy beach. The Pleasaunce is a perfect base for holidaymakers, conferences, groups, weekend/mid-week breaks, school parties and retreats.

The Pleasaunce can accommodate up to 80 guests. There is also a self catering bungalow in the grounds which can accommodate 4 people plus a cot.

Job Vacancies

We have several vacancies for a Qualified Chef, Assistant Cook and Kitchen Staff. The roles will be to work as part of small kitchen teams, helping to ensure that the catering needs of approx 80 people are being met.

Placements will start in March 2017 and we hope to be completed by the summer of 2017.

How to apply
You can apply for these posts by sending a CV/written application by email to Mark Thompson - email

Our new CENTRE MANAGERS - Phillip and Jillian Orme

 Phillip and Jillian Orme We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a very experienced couple, Phillip and Jillian Orme as Centre Managers of The Pleasaunce.

Phillip and Jillian both grew up in Sheffield and met whilst Phillip was serving in the Royal Air Force. They married in 1981 and have two children Daniel, now 32 and married to Joanna with two sons Noah and Nathaniel, and Matthew who is 30 and married Rachel in November last year. Phillip and Jillian became Christians together in 1989 and began attending St Edwards Anglican Church in Castle Donington, Leicester. They were involved in Youth and Children's work and were heavily involved in the Cursillo movement within the Anglican Church, and were founder members of Leicester Anglican Cursillo with Phillip being Lay Director during 2003.

In 2007 they felt called by God to move into full time Christian Ministry and began working as Centre Managers in Pirbright, Surrey for Sandes. This is an organisation which serves the military community in centres located on military bases across the UK by providing a permanent Christian presence distributing Scriptures, offering pastoral support, Bible study, prayer meetings, and children's Bible Clubs etc. These neutral, non-military spaces provide a home from home for soldiers and their families who can face incredible pressures and stressful working lives. Sandes also looks after soldiers and their families through providing meals, play clubs, support sessions and toddler groups. For the next nine and a half years, Phillip and Jillian were able to develop their gifts of hospitality and compassion working closely with some remarkable young men and women. They also felt called to lead a fundraising initiative to generate £350,000 for the total refurbishment of the Pirbright centre.

Having felt God telling them that it was time to move on, they are looking forward to their new life at The Pleasaunce and intend making a start on practical jobs such as re-decoration as soon as they move in.

Please pray for them as they enter their exciting new role.

The Pleasaunce - 2017 Programme

Our programme is detailed below and is also available as a printable PDF.

The Pleasaunce 2017 Programme
Date Activity Leaders

30 June - 8 July

Reopening Week

Tony and Lorraine Hughes

22 July - 29 July

Family Weeks

Paul Chapman

29 July - 12 August

Family Weeks

Dave and Helen Hughes
Including 5 - 12 August
Childrens Workers: Natalie Clemo and Jade Wigzell

12 August - 19 August

Family Weeks

John and Enid Maiden

19 August - 2 September

Family Weeks

Carol and Patrick Henderson

9 September - 16 September

Autumn Special

John Whittingham

November TBC

Thursford Spectacular


23 December-28 December



28 December - 4 January 2018

New Year


Please note that our programme may be subject to change

The Pleasaunce Location

Harbord Road
NR27 0PN

See location on GoogleMaps


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