Stables Barn is a very spacious single-storey brick and flint building that has been converted from the old stables and has dreamy views across undulating meadows to the little Victorian flint church over the valley. Its generously proportioned main rooms have a cool Scandinavian mood and are decorated in relaxing shades of blue and green for a calm and comfortable atmosphere. On one side the barn has a sheltered walled courtyard for soaking up the sun and on the other, a large terrace and lawn.
The barn has its own spacious, enclosed garden, and there are also shared games rooms, a spa and a steam room. A gentle fifteen minute walk, following in the footsteps of Henry VIII, takes guests to the medieval village of Walsingham. This is home to the shrine of Our Lady, visited by pilgrims from around the world, founded in 1061 when the lady of the manor built a Holy House modelled on a dream vision of Jesus’ house in Nazareth. Little remains of the 13th century priory, but the famous Abbey gardens may be visited and have spectacular drifts of snowdrops in springtime.
The barn consists of five spacious bedrooms including two four posters, two king size beds (one can be made into two singles), and a childrens’ bedroom with twin beds, all with ensuite bathroom or shower and WC.
There is a panelled sitting room with window seat and woodburning stove, huge panelled dining hall with open plan kitchen and antique dining table to seat ten, a small laundry room with butler's sink, washing machine and tumble dryer and a downstairs cloakroom.
Other facilities include: real fire, central heating, free wireless internet, house linen. In summer you can open the doors to the courtyard, letting in the sun and enjoying the fantastic views. In winter the underfloor heating and woodburner keep the barn really cosy and warm.
Entertainment facilities include: TV, DVD player, Radio, CD System, Freeview, Table Tennis. Why not book a session for exclusive access to the spa pool or chill out in the steamroom? Also available are two games rooms, one with table tennis and darts and one with table football.
Outside there is a terrace, garden, BBQ, parking and garden furniture. There is a sunny fully enclosed courtyard to the southwest and on the meadow side is a large lawn, terrace with table and seating for ten with wonderful views across to the church.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
Wherever in Norfolk, the idyllic North Norfolk coast is never very far away. The variety of landscape in this part of East Anglia is remarkable, all nestled under wonderful big blue skies, from sandstone cliffs to saltmarsh, sandy beach to shingle, muddy creek banks to crashing breakers. Guests can explore from Hunstanton to Sheringham and round to Happisburgh.
There is much to do for all ages and interests: beautiful beaches for picnics, swimming or just walking, hidden creeks on the saltmarshes, fantastic birdwatching, easy cycling, lake or sea fishing, quaint villages, shopping in the sophisticated small towns of Holt and Burnham Market or visit more traditional seaside resorts like Hunstanton and Cromer.
Guests can sail at Morston, windsurf or kitesurf at Brancaster, take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point, hire a beach hut at Wells-next-the-Sea, stride along the grand expanse of Holkham beach, explore creeks and quays at Brancaster and Burnham Overy Staithe, go twitching on the salt marshes of Cley-next-the-Sea for rare sightings, or eat excellent local food at any number of pubs and restaurants.
For keen golfers, Norfolk has some of the most dramatic and challenging golf courses in the country. Guests can try Sheringham, Royal West Norfolk at Brancaster, Royal Cromer or King’s Lynn.
Take in the sights from the Walsingham & Wells narrow gauge railway, or visit some of the most spectacular stately homes, historic houses and gardens in the country. Holkham, Houghton, Blickling and Oxburgh and Royal Sandringham are all within easy distance.
Go a little bit further inland and discover the Norfolk Broads: miles and miles of inland waterways to explore. Guests can hire a motor cruiser, traditional sailing boat or take a guided tour in this wonderful nature reserve that is rich in wildlife.
The owners have teamed up with a fantastic local chef who has come up with some delicious meals that can be ready for guests on arrival. A week's notice is required. All guests need to do is pop the meals in the oven.
Norfolk is a great place for food that's grown close to home and Kelby is passionate about the ingredients he uses so everything is fresh and locally sourced wherever possible.
There is Yoga/Beauty available mid-week for a break that combines relaxation, pampering and a bit of gentle activity to refresh after a long winter. A gentle yoga class is followed by an afternoon of relaxing in the spa room with a variety of beauty treatments. The next day is perfect for an invigorating session of Nordic walking in the beautiful Norfolk countryside with views of the sea near Blakeney.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of services, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
- Security deposit: £500. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. - Energy costs: Included in the rental price. Logs and kindling are provided if needed. - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. - Arrival time: 4pm onwards. - Departure time: 10am. - Minimum of 7 nights stay in the months of July and August. - Pets: No. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - Changeover Day: There is a Friday to Friday changeover at this property. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Posted by Anonymous Gueston 08/07/2010
Beautiful barn, kids loved the Jacuzzi and very impressed by North Norfolk.
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