- Bedrooms: 1
- Sleeps: 2
- Approximate Pricing: £225 - £595 per week
Kingsize bedstead in beautiful large bedroom
Superfast fibre optic WiFi free
Spacious listed barn conversion
Full family sized kitchen
2 acre landscaped gardens
Bed linen, mattress and pillow protectors and towels included
Information file on the property and local area with directions
Flexible arrival days in low season
Arrivals on a Saturday in season
Driftwod Barn is a generously spacious newly restored barn for two with Norfolk flint and red brick walls and terra cotta pan-tiled roofs. All on the ground floor with no steps. We have vaulted timbered ceilings, FREE SUPERFAST FIBRE-OPTIC BROADBAND with your own router right inside the property, satellite TV, underfloor heating throughout, open plan kitchen/dining/living, king size bed in spacious bedroom. Beautiful historic old barns and a lovely rural location. And your best friend, the dog is welcome too, we charge £20 a week each.
Large open plan living area: 20ft by 15ft, with full height vaulted ceiling and a full kitchen, dining area and comfortable sofa area. Underfloor heating throughout.
The kitchen area comprises a family family size kitchen, brand new electric oven, four burner gas hob, built in full size dishwasher, new and huge Smeg fridge with a decent ice box, microwave, kettle and toaster as you'd expect at home. For your arrival there is a complimentary WELCOME PACK: tea, coffee, fresh milk and other goodies to tempt the weary traveller. In the cupboards is plenty of china, iron and board, tea pot, kitchen knives and tools as you'd expect; but you will also find pepper and salt, range of herbs and spices, oil, sauces etc. Hopefully all you need to get going.
The dining area has a pine table for four, and from the table you look out both to the west or east with a view over the fishpond and fountain-and flower beds in summer and to the south down long lawns to mature oaks and ash trees.
The sitting area has comfortable sofa and chairs, 32 inch digital flat screen tv with satellite TV and digital radio, dvd and video, a good collection of movies if it rains! With underfloor heating.
The generous bathroom with marble tiles has both walk in shower with shower panel and a full size bath. With its heated towel radiator, plenty of fresh towels provided and underfloor heating you'll not want to go home!
The spacious 14ft by 11ft bedroom has a feature exposed brick and flint wall, king size bedstead with brass knobs! Digital radio, tall boy chest of drawers, fitted carpet and triple wardrobes. The bed comes with fresh cotton bedlinen which is included. We use soft cotton pillow and mattress protectors for hygiene, not everybody does (not the old fashioned rubber ones! But soft and breathable; launder these and you have a clean mattress and pillows and not just a sheet away from the last guest!).
We produce a comprehensive property file giving you all the info you need to operate the equipment in the Barn: the instructions are for the actual TV etc. you have, not generic info as provided by the bigger holiday cottage companies. You will arrive to info getting you right onto Wi-Fi and operating the TV and satellite. We will E-mail this to you before you come so you can see what there is, and print a copy in Driftwood Barn for your arrival.
Beautifully warm 'all over' underfloor heating and hot water is by biomass burner,carbon neutral in terms of climate changing carbon emisions. We have rainwater recovery systems flushing the loo and solar panels for electric. We have 'A' grade CO2 emissions certificates for all our buildings so we can reduce our negative impact on the planet..
Driftwood Barn has a lovely rural location; there are tall mature oaks and ash surrounding the area, sheep and chickens, cattle pastures and open fields whilst we are also close to transport links to get you to the beach, the woods, or into town. We are a short walk out of the village and open onto lovely walks into the countryside (see surrounding area section below).
Right outside the door there is a sunny south facing seating area, opening onto a gravel courtyard you look toward tall, mature oaks and ash. You open onto 2 acres of formal and romantic gardens with lawns, flower borders and a small lake.
There is secure off street parking in the gardens..
Driftwood Barn is within 10/15 mins walking distance of the village with pub serving real ales, pub food, restaurant and great breakfasts; 24 hour garage with extensive mini mart and off licence, award winning chip shop with restaurant; and the village Medieval round tower church. Or walk the other way for Felbrigg park (30 mins walk): National Trust Jacobean hall, walled gardens, parkland and lake, the 'Great Wood' forest, Stables cafe and restaurant.
For beaches Cromer is nearest with pier, sea-side town 'life', crab fishing boats, pubs, life-guard and surf guard; the well known Holkham gap is just up the coast; Sheringham is just along the coast and nearer you is the lovely quiet little town of Overstrand with steep climb down cliffs to the sandy beach and see our guide to some more out of the way places and hidden beaches.
To the west of us is the North Norfolk coast with coastal villages tucked away behind the wild marshes and to the east the broads with wide open spaces and unspoilt coastline.
We produce our own local information file with all the best known, and the lesser known, local attractions. Stately homes and lovely Norfolk flint villages; beaches in town or unknown and out of the way; restaurants bib gourmand and village pubs; : all with door to door directions, getting you right there first time. We E-mail this to you on booking so you can plan your itinerary, and put a printed copy in the Barn for your arrival along with some maps and parking info.
Walking: weavers way passes through the next village, norfolk coast path through Cromer, also ther are lots of lovely routes from the door or a short drive away. Golfing on the clifftop in Cromer; swimming from the blue flag beach in Cromer, wave pool in Sheringham, or gym and pool at Bodham; fishing on the many beaches and the village's own fishing lake within walking distance; flying from North Repps grass strip- microlight tuition; not much climbing though, this is norfolk..
Flexi arrival days. Listed barn, large gardens. pub walkable,nr Cromer and sea.