Thatch Barn

Burlingham Green, near South Walsham, Norfolk

8 people Family Friendly Ground Floor Accommodation WiFi Walking BBQ Off Street parking
Sleeps: 8
7 nights
£1550 - £3250
Available from a minimum of 3 nights

Overview

  • 8 Guests
  • Four ground floor double bedrooms (two of which can be made into twins)
  • Three ground floor bathrooms, two of which are en suite
  • Suitable for children over 5 years old
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Private enclosed garden
  • Barbecue and garden furniture
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Parking for 4 cars

Features

  • A beautiful spacious barn renovation, with thatched roof, charming features and elegantly furnished throughout.
  • Designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind, beautifully done with great attention to detail.
  • Located in a quiet hamlet, a peaceful little hideaway situated in beautiful and peaceful surroundings with countryside views.
  • Sympathetically renovated and retaining wonderful beams throughout, a beautiful high pitched ceiling with original exposed timbers is a great feature of the open plan living area.
  • The spacious light and airy open plan ground floor living area is a very sociable space with French doors opening out onto a south facing terrace, with outdoor furniture and a barbecue – perfect for outdoor dining.
  • An ideal base for families and groups of friends at any time of the year with flexible sleeping accommodation and parking for four cars.
  • Thatch Barn makes an ideal holiday location, being situated half way between the lovely sandy beaches of the east coast and the historic city of Norwich.
  • Ranworth Broad is just over 2 miles away and 5 other waterways are only 5 miles distant, a haven for those who enjoy boating, fishing and the beauty of the waterways.
  • Nearby to good restaurants and pubs, the local village of South Walsham is only 2 miles away and houses a local shop and 2 great pub/restaurants, The Ship Inn and The King’s Arms.
  • There are wonderful walks in the area including National Trust walks from the bottom of the drive.

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Spacious vaulted open plan sitting room with dining area, with exposed beams, a TV, a cosy fire and French doors opening out onto a south facing terrace.
    The open plan well-equipped kitchen is part of the sociable ground floor living area.
    Separate utility room.
    Double bedroom with 6′ bed, exposed timbers, TV, French doors onto the garden and en suite bathroom with separate shower.
    Double bedroom with 5’6″ bed, exposed timbers, TV, French doors onto the garden and en suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
    Double bedroom with 6′ zip and link beds which can convert to singles on request, TV and exposed timbers.
    Double bedroom with 6′ zip and link beds which can convert to singles on request, TV, exposed timbers and French doors onto the garden.
    Bathroom with a shower over the bath.
  • Mezzanine floor:
    Mezzanine level with seating for two, a TV, DVDs, books and games.

Equipment

  • Oil fired central heating, fire in living area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Flatscreen TV with basic Sky package, DVD and CD player, Bose entertainment system. TVs in all bedrooms
  • WiFi broadband*
  • Outdoor furniture and barbecue, various outdoor children’s games
  • Parking for 4 cars

Thatch Barn, sleeping eight, is an immaculate barn conversion in the rural hamlet of Burlingham Green on the edge of the beautiful Norfolk Broads.

Surrounded by open countryside, this spacious, light and airy traditional barn has a contemporary, modern design and benefits from an open plan living area with a beautiful vaulted timbered ceiling. The accommodation is flexible with two of the four spacious ground floor bedrooms, being either twin or double rooms to suit your party. All bedrooms have a TV and two are en suite.

The mezzanine room, equipped with DVDs, games and books, is ideal for children. The garden, enclosed by open post and rail fence, has a secluded south facing terrace with outdoor furniture and a barbecue, ideal for al fresco dining with wonderful views over the open Norfolk countryside.

This linked barn is approached by a tree lined drive shared with three other barns, each enjoying their own seclusion and countryside views.

The areas surrounding Thatch Barn offer wonderful walking opportunities with access to wonderful National Trust walks from the bottom of the drive. There’s a lot to see and do within an easy drive including the superb broads and rivers, within a few miles of the property at Acle, a haven for those who enjoy boating, fishing and the beauty of the waterways.

The east coast offers lovely sandy beaches, including the traditional seaside town of Great Yarmouth and the quieter beaches at Winterton-on-Sea and Sea Palling.

The historic city of Norwich with its Cathedrals, Norman Castle, theatres, museums, shops and lively bars and restaurants is just eight miles.

There are numerous family attractions nearby including the award-winning BeWILDerwood and Wroxham Barns with craft stalls, a small animal farm and play area which are both less than 10 miles away.

In a lovely setting, with all amenities close by, the small village of South Walsham (2 miles) has two great pubs, one with a Chinese/Thai restaurant/takeaway and a store/Post Office. The thriving village of Acle with shops, boat hire, pubs, restaurants, traditional butchers and a market day on Thursday, is three miles.

NORFOLK BROADS

The Norfolk Broads are all which is great for those who enjoy boating, fishing and the beauty of the waterways. Hire a day-boat on the Norfolk Broads – try Wroxham (7.5 miles), Potter Heigham (11 miles) or Stalham (15 miles). The North East corner of the Norfolk Broads are equally remote as many boats cannot navigate through Potter Heigham bridge to get here! However, this corner of the Broads contain some real treasures, such as the Horsey Windpump at Horsey and the villages of Martham (10 miles), Hickling (14 miles) and West Somerton (12 miles).

NATURE RESERVES on the Broads include:

The floating NWT Broads Wildlife Centre at Ranworth Broad (4 miles).
NWT Cockshoot Broad (4 miles).
NWT Upton Broad and Marshes (4 miles).
How Hill National Nature Reserve, near Ludham (13 miles) features the “Electric Eel” electric passenger boat on which visitors can take a trip through the maze of reed-fringed dykes, normally not accessible to the public. From Easter to the end of October, the Broads Authority information centre at Toadhole cottage is open, where you can see how marshmen lived in the 1800s. The renowned How Hill secret gardens will be open every weekend from the end of May through to October.
NWT Hickling Broad (15 miles) is the largest of the Broads, a year-round haven for wildlife.

COASTAL TOWNS & VILLAGES/BEACHES

From the Norfolk-Suffolk border at Hopton-on-Sea, with the exception of the harbour’s mouth between Gorleston-on-Sea and Great Yarmouth, there is an unbroken stretch of fabulous sandy beach all the way up to north Norfolk.

The nearest beaches to Thatch Barn are:

WINTERTON-ON-SEA (13 miles) is a lovely unspoilt ancient coastal village, with miles of beaches and sand dunes. The sand dunes are a nature reserve classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is ideal for bird watchers and walkers. Just north of Winterton a colony of grey seals live and can be regularly seen basking on the beach or popping their heads above the waves. Although we are only a few miles north of Great Yarmouth, there are no amusements here, just pretty cottages, a lovely 300 year old pub and a cathedral sized church.

CAISTER-ON-SEA (12.5 miles) is a large village with plenty of amenities. It’s main attraction is its wide, sandy, unspoilt beach with grassy dunes. Other attractions include Caister Castle Motor Museum and Caister Roman Fort (English Heritage).

GREAT YARMOUTH (12.5 miles). With its 2 piers, many attractions, funfair and amusements, Great Yarmouth is everything you would expect from a typical British seaside resort! Great Yarmouth has a long, soft, sandy beach. The central beach between the two piers is probably the busiest with many attractions and amusements for the children while the North and South beaches are more secluded. The many attractions include Great Yarmouth Row Houses and Greyfriars’ Cloisters (English Heritage), the Elizabethan House Museum (National Trust), the Nelson Museum and the SEA LIFE Centre. Take the children to Docwra’s Rock Factory, the fabulous Circus and water show at the 1903 Hippodrome and Merrivale Model Village, Railway and Gardens. The Pleasure Beach offers fun rides for families on the seafront, including a wooden roller coaster dating from 1932.

HEMSBY (13 miles) has a vibrant and busy beach, close to exciting amenities, cafes, arcades, shops and fun fairs.

HORSEY (13.5 miles) is unique in that it’s a remote coastal village which is on the Broads. The National Trust-owned Horsey Windpump has a top deck from which you can gaze out across Horsey Mere. There are riverboat trips and the Mere itself can be easily walked around. Horsey has an unspoilt and beautifully quiet sandy beach, very popular for seal watching in the winter months.

GORLESTON-ON-SEA‘s (15.5 miles) main attraction is the 3km beach, formed by a large expanse of sand backed by a rock armour protected concrete sea wall with timber groynes.

SEA PALLING‘s main attraction is the beach (16.5 miles) which has retained its prestigious Blue Flag status.

WAXHAM (17 miles) has one of the few beaches that not many people know about, unless you are a local or a regular visitor.

HAPPISBURGH (19.5 miles) has a wonderful sandy and quite secluded beach, the oldest working lighthouse in Britain and the Happisburgh Owl Barn which is open at weekends from Easter through to October.

MUNDESLEY village (22.5 miles) has all the amenities and charm of a popular seaside resort. The beach is considered one of Norfolk’s finest beaches, long and sandy with safe swimming at low tide. Nearby Stow Mill is one of the best windmills in Norfolk and well worth a visit.

CROMER (26 miles) is a Victorian seaside town with fine sandy beaches. It is famous for crab fishing and has the only end-of-the-pier show in England.

OVERSTRAND (26 miles) is an attractive village, situated on a cliff-top overlooking fine sandy beaches. The lovely cliff-top path linking Cromer with Overstrand (about 1.5 miles) is one of the best walks in Norfolk.

VILLAGES, TOWNS & CITIES

SOUTH WALSHAM (2 miles) is a pretty Broadland village with 2 broads and lovely walks. There are two pubs; The Ship Inn, a gastro pub and restaurant, and The King’s Arms which has a Chinese/Thai restaurant (eat in and takeaway), as well as a store/Post Office.

ACLE (3.5 miles) is a small Broadland market town with shops, boat hire, pubs, restaurants, a traditional butchers and a market every Thursday.

RANWORTH (3 miles) is a lovely Broadland village with a beautiful medieval Church. Ranworth also contains the floating NWT Broads Wildlife Centre.

WROXHAM (7.5 miles) is the capital of the Norfolk Broads. Boats of all kinds are for hire and there are also an abundance of hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops and a large department store. Wroxham contains many visitor attractions including a riverside park, the Bure Valley Railway, Hoveton Hall Gardens and Wroxham Barns leisure and shopping complex with boutiques, craft studios, a kids’ farm, funfair and restaurant.

NORWICH (10 miles) city centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart. It has superb shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore. Its landmarks include the majestic Norman Cathedral, the domineering Castle and City Hall’s clock tower. Art lovers should make their way to the Sainsbury Centre. The city has the largest undercover market in Europe, Norwich Market as well as many museums and theatres, ancient pubs, cobbled streets such as Elm Hill, great historic buildings and half-timbered houses. The City of Norwich Aviation Museum (12 miles) is located outside the city centre with parking facilities.

NORTH WALSHAM (18 miles). Explore the town and combine with a woodland walk or mountain biking in Bacton Woods just outside the town.

AYLSHAM (19 miles) is a charming market town with two markets each week and a fortnightly Farmers’ Market. Attractions include National Trust’s Blickling Hall with its beautiful gardens and large estate and international programme of open air concerts. Take the Bure Valley Railway to Wroxham and the Broads where you can spend a few hours on the water before returning by train.

HOUSES & GARDENS

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (2.5 miles).

Hoveton Hall Gardens, Hoveton Hall Estate, Hoveton Hall, Hoveton (9.5 miles).

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Thrigby (9.5 miles).

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston (17 miles).

Raveningham Gardens (20 miles).

Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (20.5 miles), is in the care of the National Trust. Check the website for details on their full events programme.

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, Somerleyton (21.5 miles).

Mannington Gardens (25 miles). The Wolterton and Mannington Estate, owned by the Walpole family, has a medieval moated manor that isn’t open to the public, but you can visit its beautiful rose gardens and enjoy its walking trails.

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate (27 miles), is one of the finest 17th-century country houses in East Anglia, in the care of the National Trust. It sits in beautiful parkland, and has walled garden, working dovecote and walking trails.

Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum (32 miles).

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Barton House Railway, Wroxham (7 miles). Ride on Two miniature railways, 3 ½ inch and 7 ¼ inch gauge, in the garden of Barton House, operating both steam and electric locomotives.

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, Reedham (8 miles).

BeWILDerwood (10 miles) is an original and enchanting day out for younger children. 50 acres of wild, outdoor treehouse adventure park. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, and marsh walks.

Redwings Visitor Centre, Caldecott Hall, Fritton (18.5 miles). You can meet the rescued ponies, horses and donkeys.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre (19 miles), situated on the grounds of Fritton Lake Country Park – part of the 5000 acre Somerleyton Hall Estate.

Dinosaur Adventure, Weston Park, Lenwade (20 miles) is set in 100 acres, where you can discover life-size dinosaur models on a trail through woodland, plus adventure play areas and raptor racing.

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park, Leisure Way, Lowestoft (20 miles).

Banham Zoo (21 miles) is welcoming and well-managed, with tigers, leopards and zebra in 35 acres.

Clay Pigeon Shooting (23 miles) in Taverham.

East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft (23.5 miles).

The Wizard Maze, Metton (25 miles).

Africa Alive, Whites Lane, Lowestoft (26 miles).

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall (32.5 miles) is a moving and historic museum explaining the story of the workhouse, plus farm animals and antique machinery.

OTHER WALKS

Please click here for a selection of Norfolk walks which are available to download and print, including walks in and around Great Yarmouth & the Broads, Norwich & the Broads and Cromer.

EVENTS

FEBRUARY

CAMRA’S National Winter Ales Festival, Norwich (10 miles).

MARCH

Mothering Sunday Walk, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (2.5 miles).
BeWILDerMum’s Twiggle Treat Day, BeWILderwood (10 miles).

APRIL

Bouncing Boggle Bunny Egg Hunt, BeWILderwood (10 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Blickling Estate (National Trust) (20.5 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Felbrigg Hall (National Trust) (27 miles).
Easter Egg Hunt, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (2.5 miles).
Egg-cellent Easter, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (20 miles).
Easter on the Pier, Cromer Pier (26 miles). FREE event.
Bluebell Weeks, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (2.5 miles).

MAY

Bluebell Weeks, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (2.5 miles).
Broads Outdoor Festival – Events across Britain’s Magical Waterland.
Folk On The Pier, Pavilion Theatre and across the town, Cromer (26 miles).
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich and various venues.
Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival, Cromer (26 miles).
Dippy’s Splash Zone Party, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (20 miles).
Festival of the Blues, Blickling Estate (National Trust) (20.5 miles). Bluebells and Blues music.

JUNE

Dippy’s Splash Zone Party, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (20 miles).
Cromer Pier Show 1, Cromer (26 miles).
Green Festival and Boat Show, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (2.5 miles).

JULY

Cromer Pier Show 1, Cromer (26 miles).
Jazz and more in July, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (2.5 miles) – every Sunday in July.
Cromer Pier Show 2, Cromer (26 miles).
Shakespeare Festival in the Cloisters, surroundings of the Norwich Cathedral cloisters. Pack a picnic or order one from the Refectory (10 miles).
Winterton Open Gardens & Scarecrow Festival, Winterton-on-Sea (13 miles).
Gorleston Clifftop Festival, Gorleston-on-Sea (15 miles).
Worstead Festival, Worstead (13.5 miles). Heavy horses and tractors, with fun for the kids, craft stalls, and the best of Norfolk food.
Horning Water Carnival, The Ferry Inn, Horning (12 miles).
Bug Week, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (20 miles).

AUGUST

Caister Lifeboat Day, Caister Lifeboat Station (12 miles).
Hemsby Lifeboat Day at Hemsby Lifeboat Station (12 miles).
Hemsby Herring Festival, Hemsby Lifeboat Station, Hemsby (12 miles).
Cromer Pier Show 1, Cromer (26 miles).
Cromer Pier Show 2, Cromer (26 miles).
The Blickling Proms, Blickling Estate (National Trust) (20.5 miles).
Festival of Bowls, Great Yarmouth (16 miles).

SEPTEMBER

Norfolk Food & Drink Festival, various venues including Norwich and Aylsham. Plus The Big Onion, The Moveable Feast, Battle of the Bangers and much more.
Martham Beer Festival, Martham (10 miles).
Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, South Quay, Great Yarmouth (16 miles).
Heritage Open Days, Great Yarmouth (16 miles).
GY Wheels Festival, Anchor Plaza, Great Yarmouth (16 miles).
Eastern Festival of Racing, Great Yarmouth Racecourse (14 miles).
Out There Festival of International Street Arts & Circus Entertainment, Great Yarmouth (16 miles).
Cromer Pier Show 1, Cromer (26 miles).
Cromer Pier Show 2, Cromer (26 miles).
Aylsham Food Festival, Aylsham (19 miles).
Festival of Bowls, Great Yarmouth (16 miles).

OCTOBER

Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival, Cromer (26 miles).
Norwich Beer Festival, St Andrews and Blackfriars Halls, Norwich (10 miles).
Aylsham Food Festival, Aylsham (19 miles).
Acle Tasty Food and Drink Festival, Acle (3.5 miles).
Halloween Days, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (20 miles).
Halloween Open Day, Cromer Pier (26 miles). FREE event.

NOVEMBER

Thursford Christmas Spectacular, The Thursford Collection, Fakenham. The largest Christmas show in the country!
Christmas Country Craft Market, The Forum, Norwich (10 miles).
Christmas at Blickling Hall (National Trust) (20.5 miles).
Cromer Christmas Show, Cromer Pier (26 miles).
Assembly House Christmas Fair, The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich (10 miles).
Christmas evenings at Blickling Hall (National Trust) (20.5 miles).

DECEMBER

Cromer Christmas Show, Cromer Pier (26 miles).
Thursford Christmas Spectacular, The Thursford Collection, Fakenham. The largest Christmas show in the country!
Christmas at Blickling Hall (National Trust) (20.5 miles).
Santa Days, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (20 miles).
Meet Father Christmas, Cromer Pier (26 miles).
Clutter City Yuletide Market, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich (10 miles).
Christmas Workshops and Father Christmas at Fairhaven, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (2.5 miles).
Norwich Global Village Christmas Market, St Thomas’ Church Hall, Norwich (10 miles).
Christmas Country Craft Market, The Forum, Norwich (10 miles).
Christmas stories and sleigh bells, Blickling Hall (National Trust) (20.5 miles).

Things you need to know about Thatch Barn if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed at this property
  • Children over 5 years old are welcome
  • Please note that a damage deposit of £500.00 is payable with the final balance
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Friday to Friday during the Summer High season
  • Minimum stay 3 nights during all other times

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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