House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
This 5 STAR, Gold Award Winning, extremely comfortable house, totalling over 500 square meters has been decorated to a very high standard using natural linens and wood with under floor heating throughout. Guests choose, prior to arrival how they would like the bedrooms made up - doubles or twins - with high quality zip and link beds in all bedrooms. There is the luxury of a bathroom for every bedroom (5 are en-suites). In addition there is a cot bed, two camp beds and two travel cots. A perfect house for all generations and large parties with fantastic and spacious reception rooms, hall and kitchen offering comfortable seating for all guests, yet complete privacy throughout the sizeable sleeping quarters. The huge windows overlook the sea, Glaven Valley and the outstandingly beautiful Cley Marshes. This house is a wonderful place to be at any time of year with sliding glass doors on the entire South and West facing sides opening up to the gardens, giving extended space from the house into the walled gardens on warm days... allowing warm natural light to stream in during the winter when all the glass doors are closed. In the garden is a barbecue, fire pit, sofa and tables and chairs for over 30 people.
With a short 20 to 30 minute walk to the beach Barn Drift sits in hundreds of acres of private farm land. With fabulous walks all around and right from the front door. It is on the edge of Cley which has an award winning smoke house and award wining delicatessen, 2 pubs, well known local pottery, 2 cafes and exceptional art gallery as well as a second hand book shop and a much acclaimed NWT Bird Centre with gift shop and cafe ~ all within walking distance of the house. Holt, the local town is just 3 miles in-land where the streets are lined with enticing antique shops, wine bars, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants pubs and food halls. There are vast choices of beach to visit, boats trips to take and boats to hire; with Blakeney Harbour visible from the garden and Morston Quay just a mile along the coast, both offering free boat launching ~ why not bring your own boat. Dogs welcome too!
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1/2 a mile 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 41 km, Nearest railway: Norwich, Kings Lynn or Dereham 42 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 5 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (16), Double beds (8), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The East Anglia region
Situated on the North Norfolk Coast this area is an area of outstanding natural beauty, offering a wealth of different beaches to visit and all the fun that comes with them. This well established exclusive enclave has masses of enchanting villages along the coast and bustling market towns all with interesting shops and galleries, wine bars and restaurants. Local produce including fish and crab is available everywhere. There are plenty of charming pubs, some offering the finest food. With the world famous Blakeney Point, with its white sands visible from the garden you will find there is nowhere better to be. East Anglia is notoriously dryer than the rest of the country and Cley, being where it is is often degrees warmer than the rest of the country.
The delightful village of Cley, at the mouth of the Glaven Valley has narrow streets lined with pretty flint cottages. There are two pubs both serving food, an award wining delicatessen as well as smoke house and an art gallery, pottery and second hand book shop. There are two cafes, windmill, NWT bird centre and a magnificent medieval church.