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Barn | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
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)|
|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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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|
|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.
Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
Full premises licence
Minimum 7 nights stay July and August
Sorry no stag parties!
About this location
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.
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.
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21 Sep 2014
"PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT...TAKE US BACK!!!!!!!"
Couldn't have found and tied the knot at a more PERFECT and unique fairy tale wedding venue! Our guests may not have been too impressed with the 3 hour journey, but immediately appreciated why we… More
3 Feb 2014
"Brilliant wedding venue"
My niece and her husband had a large party staying here for their wedding, and the wedding meal and evening's entertainment took place in the barn. Drinks were served downstairs and I think there… More
18 Jan 2014
"Fantastic Family Stay"
This is our second time at Chaucer barn and we had an absolutely fantastic time.The barn was completely as described with ever detail being completely perfect. It was really lovely to have the barn fo… More
27 Dec 2013
"THE wedding venue in Norfolk"
We married at the barn in October. The barn is so beautiful, we fell in love with it the first time we came to see it. All of our guests felt the same way when they arrived too. The staff are great, … More
13 Oct 2013
"Great Wedding Venue"
We had our wedding here in Feb 2012, and it was ideal as it offered good accommodation for guests coming from overseas and afar in the UK as well as a hall for 50 people and plenty of common rooms or … More
3 Jun 2013
We had an amazing half term at Chaucer Barn, what an amazing and stunning venue to spend a few days with a large group in. It was like a home from home and there was even a lovely filled hamper for us… More
22 May 2013
"What a place"
Yes what a place perfect for a wedding like the one we were at everything and more is here a truly magical place yes it may cost a few bob but boy is it worth it would come back in an instant.… More
28 Apr 2013
"The Icing On Our Wedding Cake..."
Chaucer Barn truly is a magical place. As soon as we saw it when planning our wedding we had to have it! James & Laura are we were really helpful during the whole process. Unpretentious and absolut… More
7 Mar 2013
"A North Norfolk Gem"
We held our wedding at Chaucer Barn over 3 days in September 2012. As I, the bride, work as a wedding planner and the groom is a Virgo, we're fussy, choosy and some of our close friends say we… More
5 Mar 2013
"The Most Perfect Wedding Venue"
My husband and I fell in love with Chaucer Barn the moment we set eyes on it. The barn itself is beautiful. Each bedroom is indivdually decorated and the grounds are just breath taking! After our init… More