Great East Barn

North Barsham, Norfolk

Special Offers

Last minute availability in The Great East Barn sleeping 14 for half-term from 29 Oct-1 November. 3 nights £1500.00, reduced from £1760.00.

10% off all other stays during October and November.

The Great East Barn was once a stunning 19th century granary and is now the perfect setting where family or friends can gather for a group holiday or special party. This magnificent 5 star barn conversion, close to the North Norfolk coast, sleeps 14. You may also combine it with one of the other properties within the Barsham Barns site, to sleep up to 48 people.

Country meets city here, in a perfect combination of old and new: a contemporary open plan interior combining tasteful designer details (muted shades, limestone floors, claw foot baths etc) within a traditional building. From the comfortable first floor sitting room you can look out across calm green fields and grazing sheep. The bedrooms all have either ensuite bathrooms or showers and are beautifully presented and chintz-free with quirky details and uplifting colours.

The barn has an enclosed private garden with plenty of outside seating, barbecue, umbrella and some games to while away the time. There's also a jacuzzi spa pool/steam room and two games rooms with table football, table tennis and darts. The beach at Wells-next-the-Sea is 15 minutes away.

The Great East Barn sleeps up to 14 in immaculate, well-laid-out and colourful bedrooms. There are six doubles and one twin, including a 5' four poster bed in the master room, a 6' king size and a 5' king size, (both the latter can be made into twins if required). There are four bathrooms and three showers altogether.

The kitchen is brilliantly equipped for entertaining, and open to the dining room so friends can chat while preparing meals.

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 wood burner keep the barn really cosy and warm.

The dining room has an inspiring modern oak dining table with seating for 14 and a separate small breakfast table for 4. When booked with another barn, the table may be extended to seat 22. The views from here down the valley to the meadows beyond are quite stunning.

As far as entertainment is concerned, there's a TV, a DVD player, radio, CD system, Freeview, table tennis and two games rooms, one with table tennis and darts, one with table football. Each barn may book the jacuzzi spa (seating 10) and steam room for exclusive use for two hour-long sessions per day. There is an informal booking system, via a whiteboard outside the spa room.

Outside there is a BBQ and plenty of garden furniture. The terrace faces southeast and has a built-in table with seating for 14. Steps lead up to a lawned area.


Washing machine/dryer


Ceramic hob



Open fire

Linen and towels

Jacuzzi spa pool for ten

Steam room

Games rooms with table tennis, darts & table football


Flip charts

22-seat conference table

Break-out rooms for meetings

Marquee hire available


Contacts for florists, photographers etc.


5th Jan - 29th Mar 2012

3 nights £1,805

4 nights £1,980

5 nights £2,155

6 nights £2,310

7 nights £2,510


30th Mar - 05 April, 13th Apr - 03rd May, 11 - 31 May 2012

3 nights £2,100

4 nights £2,340

5 nights £2,585

6 nights £2,820

7 nights £3,060


Easter, May Bank Hol, May Half-Term, 06 - 12th Apr, 04 May - 10th May, 01 - 07 Jun 2012

3 nights £2,415

4 nights £2,735

5 nights £3,060

6 nights £3,380

7 nights £3,705


08 Jun - 05 Jul 2012

3 nights £2,145

4 nights £2,390

5 nights £2,635

6 nights £2,875

7 nights £3,120


06 Jul - 30th Aug 2012

3 nights £2,415

4 nights £2,735

5 nights £3,060

6 nights £3,380

7 nights £3,705


31st Aug - 25th Oct 2012

3 nights £2,100

4 nights £2,340

5 nights £2,585

6 nights £2,820

7 nights £3,060


26th - 1st Nov 2012

3 nights £2,345

4 nights £2,635

5 nights £2,930

6 nights £3,220

7 nights £3,515


02 Nov - 22nd Dec 2012

3 nights £1,895

4 nights £2,080

5 nights £2,265

6 nights £2,450

7 nights £2,635


23rd - 30th Dec 2012

7 nights £4,370


30th Dec 12 - 4th Jan 2013

5 nights £3,250

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.

(+ space in other barns on the same site for total of 48. Maximum dining together: 22).

Property details

  • Sleeps: 48
  • Bedrooms: 24
  • Beach nearby: Yes
  • Internet access: Yes
  • Open fire: Yes
  • Catering: Yes
  • Disabled access: Yes
  • Hen parties: Yes
  • Child friendly: Yes
  • Wedding Venues: Yes
  • Party Houses: Yes
  • Corporate: Yes
  • Active Houses: Yes
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