Residential Family Consultancy


Residential Family Consutancy

As I have now moved to a large property in the seaside town of Lowestoft I have decided to offer residential consultancy for individuals or families. I have a dedicated guest area with a large family studio room that comfortably sleeps 4 as well as an additional adjoining room that sleeps two if required. The guest rooms have their own stylish modern bathroom and a rather grand entrance all of their own and are completely private from the rest of the property – although only a door away from the main areas.

Consultancy stays are for a minimum of two nights but there is no maximum– so you can come for a weekend or a week. Prices reflect how many ‘work’ sessions you would like during your stay, these can be for one or more parent, the whole family or for a child or children and may be a mixture of styles from coffee chats to full on family workshops. Between sessions there is the beautiful county of Suffolk to explore, from wildlife and beaches to theatres and theme parks. Lowestoft is a rather typical British seaside town with some wonderful buildings and the famous ‘scores’ where the herring fishermen brought their catch up from the sea each day. There is still a working harbour and an exceptional long golden sand beach, some great gastro pubs and restaurants as well as excellent fish and chips.

Pakefield Beach, Lowestoft

Crown Street Hall, Lowestoft.



The Family Studio

The Family Studio is a large room which comes furnished with a kingsize bed, a large single/small double click-clack sofabed, a slat based folding single bed, a full size dining table and 5 chairs, a family friendly TV tuned to NOW tv, a stocked fridge, microwave/grill oven, a kettle, cutlery, crockery and cooking bowls and utensils, a toaster, a Bluetooth speaker for your music and storage and hanging space for your clothes and belongings.


There are books for all ages, board games and outdoor beach toys. All linens and towels are provided and there are some blankets and towels for the beach too if you want them.


The Seagull Room (optional 'extra')

An additional bedroom can be rented if required for a small extra fee – it is in the same private guest corridor as the studio and guest bathroom.

The Seagull room has a smart tv, tea and coffee making facilities, a small gateleg table and two chairs, a kingsize bed (with a luxurious velvet quilt) and a large chest of drawers for your belongings.


The Guest Bathroom

Has a deep two ended bath (with a floating disco ball, boats and bath bombs!) An overhead- shower, heated towel radiator and button flush toilet. All toiletries and towels are provided

The Main Kitchen

Accessed by a door from the guest corridor, this is where we meet and work together at designated times. The rest of the time is up to you – relax or go out and about.

The main kitchen also has a dining area and sitting area (the computer area is not for general use) and you are welcome to use it from 10.30am till 11.00pm. If you wish to cook and eat your own food (or order in) you are welcome to do so. 

Costs and Timings

Standard two night package

A two night stay in the family studio with 4 x 80 minute consultancy/workshop sessions                £250                                                               

Optional Additions

Per night use of the family studio in addition to above                                                                                     £35

Each additional 80 minute consultancy/workshop                                                                                            £45

Per night use of the Seagull Room in addition to family studio                                                                      £20                                                                                       

Check in is from 3pm on your day of arrival

Check out is before 3pm on day of departure

Consultancy/workshop sessions can be scheduled to start any time after 10.30am or to end anytime up to 11.00pm 

They can be for the whole family or for one or two members only such as a single child session, a parent only session or a session for one parent with one child .  

The Ebrochure gives all the details as well as a sample programme you might find useful. Request an email copy below. No follow up will be made from your request for a brochure unless you specifically ask to be contacted.



3 Crown Street Hall, Crown Street West,

                 Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1SG





Gill Hines

Education and Parenting Consultant

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