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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!
1 of 58Huge fabulous kitchen overlooking the sea
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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 4 October 2016

The location was ideal, we were blessed with great weather and took adavantage of the lovely garden. The house is extremely well equipped and the owner was more than helpful in making everything go to plan responding to queries in the months beforehand and taking...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Gill183
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Thank you so much for your and review, we are just delighted it all went so well and hope to have you back. Best wishes, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We hired Barn Drift for a week over August bank holiday weekend to host our wedding reception for 140 guests. The house and setting are both absolutely stunning and all of the guests agreed. The wedding suppliers all said they thought this was the most...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Simon W
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

We are delighted to read your kind review! Thank you for taking the time to write it, we very much hope you will return to Barn Drift soon - it was such a pleasure to have you, your family and guests there. Best wishes, Alice...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Barn Drift was just the most perfect place for a wonderful holiday. Everything was just wonderful. We stayed with four generations and there was plenty of room for everyone.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Pioneer666875
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for your lovely review - we do hope you will all be back soon! Best wishes, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 12 August 2016

A beautiful house with breathtaking views and the 'resident'. Marsh Harrier was an added bonus, he visited almost every day. The house is incredibly well decorated and maintained and feels more like a home than a holiday house, the website doesn't do it justice. The...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Sarah P
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Many thanks for your very kind review, we are delighted it all went so well and that you enjoyed yourselves - particularly delighted to hear about the Marsh Harrier! We do hope you will return soon. Best wishes Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 10 June 2016

We had a weeks stay at Barn Drift and loved it. It was great for a large family as there was plenty of space, despite many people in the house. It is very comfy and kept to a high standard. The welcoming hamper was lovely,...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Katharine R
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2016

Thank you for your kind review. Very helpful to know that you struggled with wifi - this hasn't been mentioned before (other than after storms) we are looking into a booster. We would be pleased to know where you thought the kitchen lacked because it...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Our rather large family comprising 10 adults, 4 children and 2 babies plus Ellie the setter stayed at Barn Drift for our annual get together. The luxurious property afforded us the space to cope with the differing ages whilst also having large gardens with beautiful...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Alizonclarke
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2016

Thank you very much indeed for your kind review - we are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves and completely adore the family photo on the stairs! Best wishes, Alice and Jonny

Reviewed 17 January 2016

We stayed at Barn Drift for a week last summer. I had been told it was like a home from home but in fact it was so much better than my own home - I would dearly love to move in and never go home....More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Sally M
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2016

Thank you for your lovely review! We very much hope you will come back soon. Best wishes, Alice and Jonny

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

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Date of stay: December 2015
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

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Date of stay: August 2015
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016

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Date of stay: December 2015
Alice A, VR Owner at Barn Drift, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Holt, North Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

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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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