Enjoying an excellent position close to the breathtaking North Norfolk coastline, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Barsham Barns (refs 31169, 31170, 31171, 31172 and 31173) provide the perfect base for discerning guests looking for somewhere special to stay, relax and unwind. Created by an architect and his interior designer wife, the properties are all stunning and beautifully appointed, and provide a wonderful place to relax after a full day of sightseeing.
Greys Court is a very spacious, single-storey brick and flint building, converted from the old stables into holiday accommodation. The generously proportioned main rooms have a cool Scandinavian mood, decorated in relaxing shades of blue and green for a calm and comfortable atmosphere. It is the perfect place for a holiday with friends or family. There is a panelled living room with window seat and woodburner, and a huge panelled dining hall with open-plan kitchen and antique dining table to seat ten. You have plenty of space outside too. On one side, Greys Court has its own spacious, enclosed garden, perfect for soaking up the sun, and on the other, a large terrace and lawn. All of the holiday properties have access to a spa area with a 10-seater hot tub and steam room, and also a games room.
There is so much to do in the area that you will be spoilt for choice. Just 5 miles away, Wells-next-the-Sea is a must, with its narrow gauge railway that takes you to the beach, its picturesque quay and mix of artisan cafés and shops. For all the fun of the fair, head to Hunstanton, with its Sealife Centre, seaside amusements and beach that really does seem to go on forever. Or, for the traditional pursuit of crabbing, head to Blakeney where you can also take a boat trip out to see the seals. Further along the coast lie the traditional seaside towns of Sheringham and Cromer. Sheringham, with its shingle beach also boasts 1000 acres of natural parkland with a multitude of walks, including cliff top trails with some of the best views in the area at Sheringham Park. Cromer delights with its traditional promenade and pier, including its famous end of pier show. In fact, seaside lovers could choose a different beach or seaside town every day and not be disappointed.
Culture vultures are very well catered for too, with numerous National trust properties and stately homes in easy reach, including The Blickling Estate, Holkham Hall and, of course Sandringham, all of which host seasonal events throughout the year. The Thursford Collection is well worth a visit too, as is their famous Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Try and squeeze in a trip to the Broads, where you can join a trip or even hire your own day launch and drift along spotting wildlife. Described as ’the bird watching capital of the UK’, Norfolk boasts marshes, RSPB sites and nature reserves. Add in the fact that great walks, cycling routes and golf and fishing are all close by, and you’ll see why you’ve picked the right spot to stay when you book one of the properties at Barsham Barns. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.
All on ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility room. 5 bedrooms: 3 double (5ft, two four poster) one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, one with ladder-style stairs to galleried area with 2 single beds (for alternative sleeping, no children under 14 years) and en-suite bathroom and toilet, one (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with en-suite shower room and toilet.
36" Freeview TV. Wii. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Small enclosed courtyard to front. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture to rear. Ample parking.
All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Shared 11/2-acre landscaped grounds. Shared hot tub (private use on request). Two shared games rooms, one with table tennis, one with table football. Shared steam room with hot tub. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking.