Stiffkey Barn

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

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Nestled on a two-and-a-half thousand-acre North Norfolk estate owned and farmed by the same family for three generations, Stiffkey Barn offers couples and small families an exceptional stay. This brilliantly renovated stable barn enjoys two stylish bedrooms, a shower room and a gorgeous open-plan living room. The barn comes with a private courtyard garden where you can enjoy the estate’s far-reaching views, a glass of your favourite tipple in the sunshine and a barbecue on the deck.
 
The estate offers a rural idyll that is sprinkled with tranquil woodland, regenerated marshland, hedgerow-lined pathways, meandering river banks and carefully preserved wildflower meadows where you can enjoy pretty hikes, cycling and spotting wildlife, including kingfishers, rare breed sheep and a wonderful array of birds. The estate boasts a brewery which creates award-winning craft beers in one of the estate’s ancient farm buildings, surrounded by golden barley fields that offer some of the best Maris Otter barley in the world. They host a monthly Street Food Friday where you can meet local artisans and taste delicious treats.

Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of the estate, and its outstanding team is only happy to chat about its prolific wildlife and preservation techniques. The estate is tucked in a quiet pocket of the glorious North Norfolk countryside between the golden hills and salt-washed coastline that is only ten minutes away. You will crave tranquillity no more. You can hunker down with this revered wilderness and blissful sandy beaches on your doorstep. You just need to pack your walking boots and a good book or three, and serenity awaits. You can head to the powdery beaches of Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham, ramble across salty marshes, browse the charming boutiques in Burnham Market and Holt, taste delicious fresh fish and chips or sample at fine dining menus at a long list of fantastic eateries, hit the calm roads on bikes and enjoy Norfolk’s huge skies.
 
Stiffkey Barn is a wonderful choice of holiday home for guests looking to relax, reinvigorate and spend special time with their partner, friends or family. The barn is beautifully presented, superbly comfortable and a joy to stay in. The views of the estate will entice your gaze and make you want to explore, though Stiffkey Barn is also a great place to hunker down with a good book and some delicious treats. The barn is tucked away at the top end of the estate’s ancient buildings. Offsetting its gorgeous flint walls are lavish fabrics and a soothing, calm colour palette. Your open-plan living room is centred around a large landscape window to drown the space in sparkling Norfolk light and to take full advantage of the scenic views. A modern sofa is sprinkled with scatter cushions where you can relax, unwind and enjoy a good movie or two after exploring the estate or spending the day on the beach. The television enjoys Freeview channels and a DVD player for your entertainment. The modern kitchen has shaker-style cabinetry and excellent appliances, including a Nespresso coffee maker. The living room also comes with a dining table and chairs though you might want to head outside if the sun is shining.
 
Your master bedroom boasts gorgeous wood detailing, a beautifully dressed king-size bed and a wonderfully warm ambience. It is a room that entices long lie-ins. The second bedroom can be made up as a kingsize or with twin beds to suit your needs, but either way, the beds in Stiffkey Barn are adorned with hotel-quality linens and beautiful soft furnishings. Both rooms enjoy fabulous painted headboards. Guests share an immaculate shower room and a separate toilet.
 
Doors open from the barn to your private courtyard garden with its barbecue where your barbecue master can prepare a feast. The deck is perfect for an early evening gin and tonic and to enjoy the starry skies later. Stiffkey Barn is dog friendly, so your well-behaved furry friend can enjoy the garden and the estate.

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What you should know…

  • Stiffkey Barn is pet friendly, but please let us know if you are bringing your well-behaved pooch in advance
  • You are very welcome to explore the estate on foot or bike. There are superb walking and cycling paths and beautiful areas for picnics
  • Please let us know if you would be interested in a craft beer tasting at the brewery

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine TV DVD Heating

Interior Grounds
- Fully-equipped open-plan kitchen with cooker, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespress Vertuo (please bring own pods)
- Open-plan living area
- Bedroom with a king-size bed
- Bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made into double or twin, please request)
- Shower room with a walk-in shower
- WC and utility area with washer/dryer

Outdoor Grounds

- Large private garden with outdoor dining

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV with Freeview and DVD player
- BBQ

Location

About the surrounding area of Stiffkey Barn
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling
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Stiffkey Barn is located on a wonderful family-owned estate in North Barsham, ten minutes from the North Norfolk coast. The estate enjoys lush woodland, marshland full of wildlife and beautiful wildflower meadows. You will enjoy amazing walks and cycles on the estate and can enjoy its special treats, such as the brewery. The estate owners are proud to be the purveyors of a ‘Norfolk Born and Brewed’ product. The estate is cross-crossed with family-friendly cycle tracks, and there are wonderfully scenic picnic spots.
 
When leaving the estate, you can visit the fantastic powdery beaches of Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham, both backed by fragrant pine woods and nature trails. The rolling dunes and sorbet-hued beach huts at Wells are definitely Instagram-worthy. Holkham’s beach is totally unspoilt, with a glorious semi-circle basin filling to form a spectacular shallow lagoon at high tide. The beach is famous for the closing scene in Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’. Brancaster and Holme next-the-Sea also offer huge open expanses of sand and big, big skies. As well as offering a phenomenal beach, the charming seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea enjoys novelty shops, amusement arcades, gift shops and lots of fish and chips, which can be eaten on the splendid quay wall while watching the boats at high tide. Wells’ lovely leafy green ‘The Buttlands’ is home to several gastropubs. You can take the Wells to Walsingham Light Railway for an afternoon excursion.
 
The twenty-five thousand-acre Holkham Estate is rich in history, architecture and wildlife. Holkham Hall is the seat of the Earl of Leicester, an 18th-century mansion still lived-in as well as open to visitors. There are six acres of walled garden, walking and cycling paths, lakes, deer, a tree-top high ropes course with its swings, bridges and ziplines, rowing boats, canoes and kayaks on the lake and a woodland play area. It makes for a great day out.
 
Another must is a trip to see the seals off Blakeney Point. The famous, picturesque village of Blakeney offers a pretty harbour, fishmongers, butchers and galleries, gastropubs and its amazing landscape of marshes, sand hills and mud banks. Within this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Blakeney National Nature Reserve offers uninterrupted coastline views, and you are very likely to spot migratory birds and seals at Blakeney Point. You should try one of the fresh crab sandwiches from the mobile van in the car park at the harbour. They are delicious! Trips can be taken from Blakeney and Morston Quay to visit the seal colonies. The pups are born from November to early January, with over two thousand seal pups being born yearly. Just down the road is the enchanting, sleepy, flint-built, artisan village of Cley-next-the-Sea with its iconic windmill, galleries, pottery, deli and smoked fish shop. The marshland was used for horse races up to the early 19th century and was a regular haunt for smugglers. The area is excellent for birdwatching, so look out for ringed plovers, oystercatchers, Brent geese and common teal. Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes Visitors Centre offers a cafe and wonderful birdlife.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Norwich Airport

(43.6 km)

Nearest Train Station Dereham Station

(26.8 km)

Nearest Village Barsham

(1.3 km)

Nearest Town/City Fakenham

(7.4 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Barsham Arms

(2.4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Barsham Brewery

(1.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Little Waitrose

(6.2 km)

Nearest Beach Holkham Beach

(14 km)

Nearest Golf Fakenham Golf Club

(8.6 km)

Nearest Tennis South Creake Tennis Club

(5.8 km)

Region

Found in the East of England, Norfolk’s charms are as broad as the famous network of rivers that run through it. With an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, this is one county where you can really kick back and enjoy some quintessential English countryside.

But it’s not just a rural idyll – there’s loads of stuff to see and do, which we’ve all put together in our handy Norfolk travel guide. And don’t forget, if you need a place to stay our luxury cottages in Norfolk offer everything you need for an amazing family holiday.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Stiffkey Barn is a wonderful, charming barn conversion on a fabulous estate in the North Norfolk countryside. It is perfect for a small family with its two bedrooms. The estate is incredible. There are fantastic hiking and cycling paths, meandering rivers, lush woodlands, scenic picnic spots and lots of wildlife to look out for.
 
You will spend many blissful beach days in Norfolk. With huge expanses of sand and shallow water, children will enjoy plenty of sandcastle building, swimming and splashing when staying at this gorgeous home. Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham beaches are incredible, with gorgeous dunes and pine forests behind them. Brancaster and Holme next-the-Sea are other amazing charmers.
 
Holkham Hall is a coastal treasure opposite the beach car park. There are local deer on the wildlife trails, a Holkham Stories exhibition where children can learn about farming and other local interests, plus a fantastic Woodland Adventure Play Park. This boasts a tree house, high-level walkways and a zip wire through the trees. There are also fabulous water activities, such as kayaking on the lake.
 
At Blakeney and Wells, children love spending time crabbing off the harbour walls. A popular excursion is a seal-watching trip from Morston out to Blakeney Point. Passengers are taken to the basking ground of Blakeney’s resident seal colony, usually from Morston.
 
Pensthorpe Natural Park is a seven-hundred-acre park packed full of wildlife and family fun. It is the former home of BBC Springwatch. Children can head off on a trail or a walk, take part in wildlife-inspired challenges or discover the four gorgeous gardens. Little ones adore exploring the WildRootz outdoor adventure playground or the indoor Hootz House. Older children love the off-road Land Rover Pensthorpe Explorer adventures.
 
The Thursford Collection is a lively, popular attraction where children can experience the sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam. They can climb on board and enjoy all the fun of the fairground on traditional carousels and gondolas and delight in the unique sounds of the Robert Wolfe show on the mighty Wurlitzer. There is an annual Christmas Spectacular with mechanical organs, fairground carousels, and a cast of over one hundred and thirty performers.
 
Sheringham’s attractions include Sheringham Park, the beach and a trip on the Poppy Line, Sheringham’s steam railway. Harry Potter fans will find the locomotive evoking images of the Hogwarts Express. Sheringham’s Little Theatre entertains the audience with plays, music and films. The Muckleburgh Military Collection is a wonderful day out for all the family.
 
Other popular visits include Blicking Hall, the former Jacobean pile of Anne Boleyn, Houghton with its fabulous art collection, the Royal Sandringham and the 19th-century Bircham Windmill.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £125 charged by the owner upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4:00 PM
Departure time 10:00 AM
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 5 or 7 nights across peak dates
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? On request only and for an additional charge of £30 per dog, per stay.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £780 £968 £1,156 £1,317
May 3rd 2024 - May 13th 2024 £968 £1,187 £1,406 £1,532
May 13th 2024 - May 24th 2024 £780 £968 £1,156 £1,317
May 24th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 £968 £1,187 £1,406 £1,532
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 £780 £983 £1,187 £1,425
Jul 5th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - £1,640
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £780 £968 £1,156 £1,317
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 £860 £1,076 £1,291 £1,505
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £592 £742 £891 £1,049
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - £2,419
Dec 27th 2024 - Mar 14th 2025 - - £2,038 £2,419
Mar 14th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 £968 £1,187 £1,406 £1,532
Apr 4th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 £780 £968 £1,156 £1,317
May 2nd 2025 - May 12th 2025 £968 £1,187 £1,406 £1,532
May 12th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £780 £968 £1,156 £1,317
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 £968 £1,187 £1,406 £1,532
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 £780 £983 £1,187 £1,425
Jul 4th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - £1,640
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 £780 £968 £1,156 £1,317
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £860 £1,076 £1,291 £1,505

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €844 €1,047 €1,251 €1,425
May 3rd 2024 - May 13th 2024 €1,047 €1,284 €1,521 €1,658
May 13th 2024 - May 24th 2024 €844 €1,047 €1,251 €1,425
May 24th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 €1,047 €1,284 €1,521 €1,658
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 €844 €1,064 €1,284 €1,542
Jul 5th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - €1,774
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €844 €1,047 €1,251 €1,425
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 €931 €1,164 €1,397 €1,629
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €640 €802 €964 €1,135
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - €2,618
Dec 27th 2024 - Mar 14th 2025 - - €2,205 €2,618
Mar 14th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 €1,047 €1,284 €1,521 €1,658
Apr 4th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 €844 €1,047 €1,251 €1,425
May 2nd 2025 - May 12th 2025 €1,047 €1,284 €1,521 €1,658
May 12th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €844 €1,047 €1,251 €1,425
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 €1,047 €1,284 €1,521 €1,658
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 €844 €1,064 €1,284 €1,542
Jul 4th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - €1,774
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 €844 €1,047 €1,251 €1,425
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €931 €1,164 €1,397 €1,629

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $904 $1,122 $1,340 $1,527
May 3rd 2024 - May 13th 2024 $1,122 $1,375 $1,629 $1,776
May 13th 2024 - May 24th 2024 $904 $1,122 $1,340 $1,527
May 24th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 $1,122 $1,375 $1,629 $1,776
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 $904 $1,140 $1,375 $1,651
Jul 5th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - $1,900
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $904 $1,122 $1,340 $1,527
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 $997 $1,246 $1,496 $1,745
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $686 $859 $1,033 $1,215
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - $2,804
Dec 27th 2024 - Mar 14th 2025 - - $2,361 $2,804
Mar 14th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 $1,122 $1,375 $1,629 $1,776
Apr 4th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 $904 $1,122 $1,340 $1,527
May 2nd 2025 - May 12th 2025 $1,122 $1,375 $1,629 $1,776
May 12th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $904 $1,122 $1,340 $1,527
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 $1,122 $1,375 $1,629 $1,776
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 $904 $1,140 $1,375 $1,651
Jul 4th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - $1,900
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 $904 $1,122 $1,340 $1,527
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $997 $1,246 $1,496 $1,745

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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