A secluded river valley setting, only 15 minutes from the coast at Wells-next-the-Sea. From the house it's two miles to a village farm shop and two miles to pubs and restaurants.
Holt, five miles away, has a wonderful deli (Larner's) and some interesting smaller shops (clothes, books etc) as well as a large supermarket with car park in the centre. Various other supermarkets can be found in Fakenham, Cromer, Aylsham and Blakeney. Farmers' markets are held in Burnham Market and North Creake on the first Saturday of every month, and in Fakenham on the 4th Saturday.
The barn is two to three hours' drive from London, depending on traffic and which side of London you're travelling from!
Nearest airport: Norwich (30 miles)
Nearest station: Kings Lynn (20 miles)
The barns are set in an idyllic country location near the North Norfolk coast with its big blue skies, marshes and unspoilt little villages. There are beaches like Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea, perfect for sand castles and picnics, and more traditional seaside towns like Hunstanton and Cromer are not far. From Morston you can take a boat out to Blakeney Point to see the seal colony, or join the bird watchers at Cley for some rare sightings. Norfolk is home to some dramatic golf courses while the coast provides opportunities for all kinds of watersports, from waterskiing to sailing and kite surfing.
Only five miles away is the unspoilt North Norfolk coast with its various beaches, from sandy to shingle: Wells-next-the-Sea with its huts and lagoons; the sophisticated Georgian town of Burnham Market for fashion and interiors, as well as two very good restaurants; if you don’t already know how, you can learn to sail and windsurf at Brancaster or Morston; there are seals at Blakeney Point, great bird watching at Cley and endless walks on the famous Holkham beach. Walsingham is also home to the world’s longest narrow gauge steam railway, which in the summer takes twenty minutes to reach Wells-next-the-Sea. Besides the outstanding National Trust properties at Blickling and Felbrigg, there are Pensthorpe, Houghton Hall, Holkham and Sandringham and their gardens to be explored. Four miles away is the busy market town of Fakenham that retains its weekly auction and produce market, a farmers’ market on the last Saturday of the month and a racecourse which holds regular meets.
Norfolk is a great place for foodies. The proximity of the sea, a rich farming history and an increased interest in being able to trace locally-produced ingredients makes Norfolk a great place for food shopping. It is easy to buy meat, fish, eggs, cheese, vegetables and fruit all produced within the county. A list of interesting places can be found on Great East Barns website (see link below), as well as full details of local attractions.