Barn | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Chaucer Barn is situated on the edge of the charming village of Gresham, tucked into a valley classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Barn is part of an 80-acre farm, bought by the poet Geoffrey Chaucer for his son in the 14th Century. It has its own 5-acre landscaped garden with beautiful views over rolling fields to mature woodland. It's an awarding barn conversion providing luxury self catering accommodation for up to 18 guests. It makes the perfect hideaway for family special occasions and weddings. Guests are welcome to roam the farm with its 12th Century ruins of Gresham Castle of Paston Letters fame.

The accommodation has 9 double bedrooms, 4 offer the option of twin or double bed arrangements. There are 7 bathrooms (3 en-suite), 4 reception rooms, a games room and an 18 seated dining table.

The beautiful unspoilt coast of North Norfolk is just two and a half miles away offering the vast white sandy beaches of Holkham and Wells, the 'Poppyland' towns of Sheringham and Cromer, the pretty Georgian town Holt with its boutiques and cafes, Sailing in the National Trust Salt Marshes, beautiful walks and year round bird-watching.

Size Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms
Nearest beach West Runton 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 20 km, Nearest railway: Sheringham 5 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, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, 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 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Double beds (5), Cots (3), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 32
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The general decor at Chaucer Barn marries 21st century contemporary with historic flint walls and original York stone. There are oak ceilings and floors, large sliding glass walls and each room has its own unique interior.

The piece de resistance is probably the open plan dining area where you can enjoy sumptuous banquets with friends around the large 18 seater table. It has overhead candelabra, and immense overhead space, but manages to remain warm and cosy, being filled with English oak and with a heated York stone floor. The kitchen is an inspiring place for the cooks in your party. It has a four-door electric Aga, a big range cooker, granite work surfaces, a walk-in larder and some serious culinary equipment.

The large adjoining games and reception rooms each have open fires, wide sink-into sofas, open-joisted oak ceilings with massive beams and oak floors. Each room opens west (via a fully sliding, floor-to-ceiling glass wall) onto a patio. The games room features table tennis, piano and a games cupboard to suit all ages. The reception room features a large LCD 46" flat screen television, a DVD player and an X-box.

Further details outdoors

This property is a registered and licensed Wedding venue as well.

Set in 5 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with stunning views over woodlands. Fantastic outdoor BBQ area with dining table.

Further details

Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies

Full premise licence

Minimum 7 nights stay July and August

Sorry no stag parties!

The East Anglia region

Chaucer Barn is situated on the edge of the charming village of Gresham, tucked into a valley classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Norfolk Broads are a twenty minute drive away and there are a large number of historical places of interest to visit such as the Holkham and Blicking Estates.

Sheringham

The beautiful unspoilt coast of North Norfolk is just two and a half miles away offering the vast white sandy beaches of Holkham and Wells, the ‘Poppyland’ towns of Sheringham and Cromer, the pretty Georgian town Holt with its boutiques and cafes, Sailing in the National Trust Salt Marshes, beautiful walks and year round bird-watching.