Send kites soaring on Norfolk’s blustery beaches or hunker down in dramatic dunes. Spot seals at Blakeney Point. There’s National Trust sites galore: Felbrigg, Blickling, Sheringham Park and more. Climb the iconic windmill at Horsey Windpump. Visit seaside towns and historic cities. Hire a boat and explore feathery reeds and feathered friends on the Broads.
Switch to flight mode as you arrive at High Greenway. Immerse yourself in over 2,000 acres of rural tranquillity where the calls of wading birds and bleating lambs break the silence. Cycle the estate or walk the dogs through woodland. Taste craft beer from the estate’s own brewery and marvel at the metamorphosis from the golden grains of the barley fields to the refreshing citrus ale in your hand.
Sink into the squishy sofas of the upstairs galleried living room and soak in the magnificent views along the Stiffkey River valley, whatever the season. Warm up the post-beach crowd around the blazing woodburner. Cook up a feast in the spacious kitchen/dining area or tuck in on the terrace of your private walled garden. Grab a glass, pop a cork, relax.
Embrace the acreage of the estate by paws, feet or wheels. Walk dogs through wetland meadows scattered with wildflowers or stroll under the canopies of woodland trees. Hire bikes and grab the illustrated estate map to navigate the family friendly cycle tracks. There’s ample space for kids to roam free. Find the shared games room for a spot of ping pong or air hockey.
Broad skies and starscapes envelop your diurnal and nocturnal senses in the lavender scented, walled garden. Stunning views to the meadows beyond distract from your novel or cheeky afternoon snooze. Fire up the bbq and watch the sunset over the Stiffkey Valley from the generous terrace, cocktail in hand of course.
There’s plenty of space to spread out across the two floors of this big, beautiful barn. Be mesmerised by the valley views from the huge, squishy sofas of the first floor galleried sitting room. When it’s dark outside, simply gaze at the history of the ancient flint walls and weighty oak beams that surround you. On wild weather days, snuggle up in front of the roaring woodburner with a board game or two. The superfast fibre broadband makes scrolling a breeze.
Browse through the Freeview TV for a spot of catch up or watch movies on the DVD player. Younger members of the group will be tempted by the other TV in the cosy snug. Sprawl on a bean bag and chill in this perfect popcorn and movie spot. For family friendly all-weather sport, find the shared games room for air hockey, table tennis and table football. Or, grab some fizz and bubble your cares away in the large shared indoor spa pool.
The heart of the barn beats around the open-plan kitchen with its double-height dining area with flint and oak features. When it’s time for cocktails and mocktails, the mixologist of your group can take centre stage on the large central island of the kitchen. Throw open the huge glass doors and sip your spritz on the terrace.
Grab a taste of Norfolk from the Walsingham Farm Shop – homemade pies for supper, fine sausages for your barbeque and artisan breads and cheeses for your picnic. All washed down of course with Barsham Brewery beers, Congham Vineyard wines or Sandringham Apple Juices from the royal estate. And for pescatarians, catch the finest local fish at Gurneys Fishmongers in Burnham Market.
Call up one of our private chefs for special celebrations or a decadent treat; they will relish serving their delights in the fine dining area or al-fresco on the terrace. Eat in with a choice of takeaways including Plattens Fish & Chips and the Fakenham Tandoori. Whatever’s on the menu, there’s room for everyone to sit comfortably around the dining tables inside or out.
You don’t need to travel far for decent pub grub. Treat yourself to a Norfolk Sunday Roast at the country casual Barsham Arms complete with pork scratchings and apple ketchup. If you’re visiting Holkham Hall and beach, be sure to book the dog friendly Victoria to sit around a roaring fire or marvel at the views from the spacious Orangery.
Crisp white sheets and fluffy towels set the scene in each of the six bedrooms split over the two floors. Each bedroom has been sensitively designed with soothing shades to create a haven of relaxation. No need to count sheep here, you’ll be off to dreamland in no time.
There are three bedrooms on the ground floor. Capturing the hues of sand and sea, bedroom one offers a kingsize bed with ensuite bathroom. Bedroom two, with its soft pink décor, features a well appointed ensuite with shower. Bedroom three has twin beds and an ensuite shower room.
Upstairs, cocoon yourself within the gentle drapes of the four poster in the spacious master suite, or draw them back to admire the charming flint walls. There’s room here for a cot or z-bed if you have little ones in tow. The lavish roll-top bath in the ensuite will call you for a deep, candlelit soak. Indulge, you’re on holiday.
There’s a charming iron framed kingsize in bedroom five which shares a bathroom with bedroom six – a zip-linked kingsize or twin beds, you choose. There’s space in here for a cot too. A single sofa bed and z-bed add to the bed count and provide additional sleeping options when and where required.