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Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk

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Huge fabulous kitchen overlooking the sea
Roof pruned Persian Ironwoods offering dappled shade in our most sheltered walled garden. Bliss!
Always cosy!
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8 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
16 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
5 STAR, Gold Award Winning for 7 years running, gorgeous Holiday Home, licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies ~ unique and extremely comfortable private house with over 500 square meters of spacious, light filled rooms and more than 6 acres of garden surrounded by private land over looking the sea. Decorated to a very high standard inside using natural linens and wood with under floor heating throughout. Barn Drift is the perfect location for a bespoke wedding, blissful holiday, reunion of friends or family offering a welcome, relaxed atmosphere in a stunning rural location. Whatever the occasion guests choose prior to arrival how they would like the bedrooms made up, each bedroom can be a double bedroom or twin bedroom with high quality zip & link beds. There is the luxury of a bath...5 STAR, Gold Award Winning for 7 years running, gorgeous Holiday Home, licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies ~ unique and extremely comfortable private house with over 500 square meters of spacious, light filled rooms and more than 6 acres of garden surrounded by private land over looking the sea. Decorated to a very high standard inside using natural linens and wood with under floor heating throughout. Barn Drift is the perfect location for a bespoke wedding, blissful holiday, reunion of friends or family offering a welcome, relaxed atmosphere in a stunning rural location. Whatever the occasion guests choose prior to arrival how they would like the bedrooms made up, each bedroom can be a double bedroom or twin bedroom with high quality zip & link beds. There is the luxury of a bath/shower room for every bedroom (5 en-suite). In addition there is are two camp beds, a cot bed and two travel cots. A perfect house for all generations and large parties ~ Barn Drift offers a fantastically spacious Drawing Room, Old Cart Shed, Hall and Kitchen each with enough comfortable seating for guests, yet complete privacy throughout the sleeping quarters. The huge windows overlook the sea, Glaven Valley and famously beautiful Cley Marshes. This house is a wonderful place to be at any time of year with sliding glass doors on the entire South and West facing sides opening up to the gardens, giving extended space from the house into the sheltered walled gardens... yet still allowing natural light to stream in during the winter with doors closed. In the garden is a barbecue, fire pit, sofa, deck chairs and tables and chairs for over 30 people. With a short 20 to 30 minute walk to the beach Barn Drift sits in hundreds of acres of private farm land. With fabulous walks all around and right from the front door. It is on the edge of Cley which has an award winning smoke house and award wining delicatessen, 2 pubs, acclaimed local pottery, 2 cafes and an exceptional art gallery as well as a second hand book shop and the famous NWT Bird Centre with gift shop and cafe ~ all within walking distance of the house. Holt, the local town is just 3 miles in-land where the streets are lined with enticing antique shops, wine bars, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, pubs and food halls. There are vast choices of beach to visit, boats trips to take and boats to hire; with Blakeney Harbour visible from the garden and Morston Quay just a mile along the coast, both offering free boat launching ~ if you want to bring your own boat. Dogs welcome too with prior agreement.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs must be kept on the lead outside. Guests must inform us of any events planned with over 21 guests present. Guests must inform us of a ceremony booked at the house. The booking form must be accurately completed and returned before arrival.
Bathrooms
5 Attached (ensuite), 3 Showers
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About the Owner
Alice A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

I stayed here with friends a few weeks ago and it was absolutely stunning - surrounded by beautiful grounds and an unmissable view of the sea, this house has it all. The interior was stunning, with the whole house feeling light and open. We enjoyed...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Thank you so much for your really lovely review- we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and we hope you’ll be back soon! Yours, Alice & Jonny

Reviewed 5 February 2019

Wow what a truly stunning house and land! From the bedrooms to the kitchen equipment, everything was of the highest standard and so wonderfully presented. I had the most comfortable stay and really did not want to leave - the location was amazing showcasing Norfolk’s...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank poppycalder
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thanks so much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and the local area so much! I do hope you'll come again. Yours, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

A beautiful, tranquil home in the stunning Norfolk countryside overlooking the sea! We had such an enjoyable few days experiencing lovely walks to the beach and trips to the stunning local town, followed by fun filled evenings. If you’re hoping to escape from reality and...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed it and hope you’ll be back! Yours, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 31 January 2019

This is the most beautiful house with a countryside walk down to the sea, which one can look onto from the kitchen when having your breakfast. The rooms are all homely and the beds so comfortable. The garden is wonderful and such a beautiful place...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

Thank you for your kind review and we hope you’ll be back! Yours, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

The house is absolutely stunning in a fab location. Perfectly equipped with a lovely kitchen overlooking the sea. Wonderful outside area and all bedrooms were perfect with en-suites! Very comfortable beds. We had the most wonderful stay, it is probably the best place in Norfolk...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank fellowesonholiday
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I do hope you’ll be back soon - it was a pleasure having you all in the house! Yours, Alice & Jonny

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Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

We recently got married at Barnsdrift. We stayed 2 nights. It was a absolutely stunning location - surpassed our expectations. Alice was so accommodating & went out of her way to ensure we had an amazing wedding at Barnsdrift. The venue has 8 amazing double...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, we were delighted you chose Barm Drift for your wedding and so pleased it all went so well! Yours, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 27 September 2018

My daughter reserved this house for her own wedding and even some marginal weather could not detract from the experience. If anything, the wind and rain we had on one of the days helped us to enjoy the amenities - of which the house had...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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4lice, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review, it was lovely to meet you all and we were truly delighted you chose Barn Drift for such a special weekend- shame about the weather! Best wishes, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 23 September 2018

We were lucky enough to find this stunning barn for our wedding venue and we are so glad we did! The name 'Barn Drift' is very apt as it's tucked away down a private drive meaning you have complete privacy and can escape into a...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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4lice, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thank you very much for your kind and really well written review. It was nothing but a pleasure to deal with you both from the moment you first enquired about the house! Best wishes, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is an amazing destination. The location itself is in a great place of Norfolk with most tourist areas accessible within an hours drive. The house itself is immaculate. We couldn't believe the high quality finish of the location. The building is stunning, and the...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review - so pleased you appreciated everything at Barn Drift, good to hear as our team work so hard and we hope you'll be back. Holt is a real gem isn't it! Yours, Alice & Jonny

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A fantastic house; a beautiful setting near the beach, lots of space and very comfortable. Everything was easy and everyone was happy! Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Madeleine A
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review- we very much hope you'll be back soon! Best wishes, Alice and Jonny

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The delightful village of Cley, at the mouth of the Glaven Valley has narrow streets lined with pretty flint cottages. There are two pubs both serving food, an award wining delicatessen as well as smoke house and an art gallery, pottery and second hand book shop. There are two cafes, windmill, contemporary bird centre and a magnificent medieval church. With surrounding reed beds and salt flats adding to the unrivalled charm of the area. Less than a mile away are equally charming seaside villages with their own personality and 3 miles inland is the fine Georgian town of Holt, full of boutiques, book shops, art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and wine bars.
Getting around
You can walk into the village to the deli, smoke house or pubs. There is a coastal bus that runs up and down the coast road, the nearest stop is outside the deli in Cley. There are also lot of reliable local taxi firms, details of which can be found in the house file.
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