From this property, magnificent views of the marsh with constant changing tidal patterns of the sea can be enjoyed.
A stunning holiday property standing detached, set on the edge of the Salt Marshes in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Marsh Barn has been completely re-designed to offer spacious and well-equipped accommodation to discerning guests looking for somewhere of a very good standard in which to relax and unwind. Everything has been thought of, from well-appointed marble bathrooms, some of which have freestanding baths, a kitchen with extras such as warming drawers and a utility with drying area for wetsuits. The rooms are light and airy, and provide breathtaking views across the Salt Marshes, with their ever-changing tidal patterns, towards the sea and golf club. Within large gardens with a sheltered, walled, sunny lawned garden and furniture, and leading to a fruit orchard and private hard tennis court, the property is well placed for guests who wish to leave their cars parked up for the whole week and explore on foot, as there are walks on the marsh, cycle routes, golf, sailing and award-winning pubs to discover every day, all within easy walking distance. The property is excellent for bird-watching enthusiasts, with direct access from the garden leading to the National Trust marshes and Coastal Path. It is also an easy walk to Brancaster’s sandy beach, golf and sailing club. For those who like water, there is sailing, water skiing and windsurfing from the harbour for all ages and levels. Golfing enthusiasts will welcome the rare opportunity to play on the world class golf course too. Brancaster beach is beautiful year round and offers both a sunny retreat and bracing walks. There are a series of nature reserves to explore, including the RSPB-managed Titchwell Marsh, whose reed beds and lagoons are home to nesting avocets, marsh harriers and bitterns. From the little harbour at Brancaster Staithe, boats run to Scolt Head Island, also a bird sanctuary and nature reserve. Bustling Burnham Market is a 5-minute drive and offers a unique mix of boutique and antique shops and relaxed places to eat. Holkham’s beach, where parts of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ were filmed, is a 10-minute drive. A little further along is Wells-next-the-Sea, a popular fishing village renowned for its fresh seafood and quayside, full of colourful boats. No longer by the sea, it now stands on a creek, with a 1-mile walk along the embankment or a short ride on the miniature steam train that takes you to the excellent sandy beach. Further along the coast are the seal colonies at Blakeney Point. Less than half an hour’s drive is the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton, with its unusual striped cliffs towering over 60 feet high, behind is the sandy beach full of rock pools at low tide. The town boasts a Sea Life Centre, funfair, indoor swimming pool and a cliff-top golf course. There are many stately homes to visit, including Holkham Hall, a fine Palladian mansion overlooking Holkham beach, Houghton Hall and the Royal Sandringham Estate and museum. After a day spent exploring all that the area has to offer, return to stunning Marsh Barn and enjoy an evening of relaxation in beautiful comfort whilst planning the next adventure. Shops 3/4 mile.
Entrance hall to TV/sitting room. Spacious drawing room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet; each with 6ft bed. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from hallway). Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, shower attachment and toilet.
- Open fires – fuel available locally
- Oil central heating by meter reading
- Electricity and bed linen included
- Towel hire, £10per person
- High chair
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Two dishwashers
- Telephone at cost
- Large orchard
- Hard tennis court
- Welcome pack
- NB: Direct access to marsh. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £50.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Wi-Fi available, however this facility cannot be guaranteed to be available at all times due to the unpredictability of Service Providers. Towels are not provided, available for hire at £10 per person. ADDITIONAL CHARGES - There is a £250 security deposit payable 1 week prior to your holiday by cheque to the owner, this will be refunded 3 weeks after departure providing all is left as found. Guests should include covering note with their booking reference and stating the cheque is for Marsh Barn.Get the full listing »