Originally built in 1846, Windham’s Barn has been tastefully restored to offer a luxurious and peaceful escape for families and groups of friends. Set within its own grounds at the heart of an historical farming estate, and completely surrounded by countryside, this self-catering conversion is also conveniently close to the hamlet of Thurgarton and the beautiful beaches of North Norfolk.
Stunning views from every room
The sophistication of Windham’s Barn is immediate. Greeting visitors with comfortable seating in the entrance hall, the area then leads to an open-plan dining room and fully-equipped kitchen, at the back of which is another sitting area. Under a full-length vaulted ceiling and exposed, original beams, the view and natural light pour in through full-height, sliding glass doors that run along the entire south side of the room, and which open on to the rear garden.
Separate from the dining room and kitchen area are a television room and a large sitting room. A fireplace makes for a beautiful focal point in the sitting room, and the French doors open on to the south-facing terrace. The Master bedroom is also on the ground floor and has a king-size, four-poster bed and patio doors that lead to its own terrace. It also has an en-suite bathroom and WC. Completing the ground floor are a utility room with washer and tumble dryer and a shower room with WC.
Just over a mile away is the quintessentially English village of Aldborough and another five miles to the north is Cromer and the coast, and 18-hole golf courses, while the Georgian market town of Holt is just eight miles west. For National Trust lovers, Felbrigg Hall, Blickling Hall, and Blakeney Point are also nearby. Visitors may never want to leave Windham’s Barn, though – there are lovely walks right outside the door, and there is even an enclosed hard tennis court on the grounds.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The next four bedrooms and two bathrooms with WC are on the first floor. While the first bedroom has a king-size bed, the next two have super-king beds convertible to twin beds, and the last is the undisputed children’s room with a full-size bunk bed. Then, tucked away via a separate staircase, is the sixth and final bedroom in Windham’s Barn. This bedroom also has a super-king bed convertible to twin beds.
We welcome two well-behaved dogs. We are happy to provide a travel cot, high chair, two stair gates for your stay. If you require the super-king beds to be made up as twin beds, we ask that you please make this request on booking. We will require a £250 security deposit (£500 for New Year bookings), payable two weeks prior to your stay. The property has a driveway with parking space for up to six cars. Mobile phone reception is variable.
Special Note: The property is approached by a single-track, unsurfaced lane which is also used by farm vehicles. The summer months are the harvesting period in the surrounding fields.
At a glance
- Sleeps 12
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 1.3 miles from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 5 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Ground floor bedroom
- Equipped with a high chair
- No smoking
- 1.3 miles from shop
- Equipped with a stairgate
- Tennis court
- Equipped with a travel cot
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
A perfect location and property for a very special birthday celebration with family and friends, it could not have been better. We look forward to returning.Mrs Deborah Louise O'Grady - 6th June 2018
The most Insanely beautiful location and property. We wanted a really special place to make some memories and this place was it. In the middle of nowhere, we drank champagne and watched the mist swirling in around the backdrop of the beautiful sweet chestnut trees , whilst embracing the quietness that the location brought us, it allowed us to destress. The barn is truly lovely and we lit the wood burner and snuggled up. The nicest place to be, thank you Norfolk Country Cottages for a lovely weekend.Ms Carol Matthews - 10th November 2017
Excellent location, safe for children. One of the few places we have rented that we would go back to. Excellent for large families with different generations. Plenty of parking, quiet and peacefulMr Keith Pledger - 31st July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday in your lovely Barn. Spacious, lovely views, extremely well equipped and beautifully presented.Again thank you for a truly lovely home and environment for our holiday, not forgetting the red deer and the fantastic sight of a Buzzard on the wall outside our bedroomWallis party - 2nd July 2017
The property was of the highest orderMr John Bakewell - 18th March 2017
The barn was a perfect base for a great few days and everyone in our party enjoyed it immensely.Mr Keith Offord - 7th December 2016
An excellent property which appealed to all members of our party from 19 to 70+.Mrs Barbara Cousins - 24th November 2016
Really gorgeous place, set in beautiful surroundings. Had fun using the tennis court and did a lovely walk from the barn all the way to Cromer for fish and chips by the sea. Great place for a relaxing weekend with friends.Dr M Jones - 6th October 2016
The barn was brilliant for three generations of our family. We loved the tranquility of the location and the barn is well equipped for a family that loves to cook and be together.The Leaver Family - 3rd September 2016
Lovely, spacious, well stocked accommodation, children enjoyed the big outside, adults the tennis court and barbecue. Book for family get-together, enjoyed wonderful Norfolk weather, spent most of our time on beach.The Beck & Thompson Party - 27th August 2016
Fantastic property in beautiful surroundings.dr Debbie Sparkes - 22nd August 2016
We had a lovely time in this beautiful house set in such lovely countryside. West Runton beach was so good for both children and dogs that we went twice. We loved our week here.The Pritchard / Throw Family - 22nd July 2016
We had a lovely family holiday there. Its isolation and tennis court were particular attractions.Mrs S Gibson - 17th July 2016
Such a lovely peaceful place will highly recommend it to friends and family. One of us even managed to spot the elusive red deer.The Cooper Family - 15th July 2016
Beautiful house for a party of 9 (2 families with young children). The house is very spacious, with lovely open, communal spaces when we all wanted to be together, but also quieter rooms when we needed down-time. Lots of games and activities for the kids which was very welcome.Miss Sonia Pitts - 6th July 2016
Loved the tennis court and playing croquet on the lawn.The Coy Family - 4th June 2016
A wonderful retreat - time to unwind and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Even the deer showed up.The Pryke Party - 20th May 2016
Warm, cosy and well equipped. Beautiful area and quiet surroundings.Mrs A Henman - 10th March 2016
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