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4 Star Traditional Cottage, Close To Holme Beach And Dunes, RSPB And Hunstanton



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Cottage in Holme next the Sea, Nr. Hunstanton, North Norfolk, England - Perfect For Family Holidays And Short Breaks, Children Welcome,

Barnwell Cottage is an extremely well equipped and attractive holiday cottage, yet totally clutter free for complete relaxation. Conveniently located for Holme beach, Hunstanton Golf Course and RSPB Titchwell, it is an ideal base for birding, walking, Golf and cycling. A short drive to the shops and attractions in Hunstanton, but less than one minute's walk to the Coasthopper bus stop, we cater for all ages and interests. The Cottage has been welcoming holiday guests for over 3 years now and all our visitors comment on how comfortable, cosy and well equipped we have made it. Plenty of off-road parking in front of the cottage and a sunny rear garden with a large garden shed for storing bikes. The cottage has proved very popular with couples and we offer short breaks all year, apart from high summer.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We love north Norfolk and having holidayed here since we were children, we finally bought Close Cottage in 2007. We completely gutted and refurbished it into a cosy, clutter-free family bolt hole. We have 2 daughters and a Labrador. Peter is golf mad, so it's perfect for him; the girls love to sail and kayak and lie in bed watching the tide come in before walking across the road! We also bring our horses to ride on Holkham beach. We installed pet friendly hard floors throughout. The en suite eliminates holiday bathroom queues! Our cottage in Holme is more traditional in style, with softer furnishing (carpets) and no pets. Many visitors return year after year, they love the level of comfort and equipment provided which makes for a really relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Speaks English, German

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

sandy beds

great cottage

  • 5 of 5

good location for bird watching and walking great coastal bus service.very clean and tidy cottage we had a very good week thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review - I will also pass your kind comments on to Sarah our housekeeper! I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Burton on Trent

Ideal comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5

An ideal place for comfort, peace and very good facilities . Liz, the owner, was most helpful in booking and in her friendly dealings with us throughout.

The beds were comfortable,,shower rooms immaculate and all cooking appliances worked well.. The location was also very good and convenient for access to all parts of Norfolk..

The cottage is very suitable for couples but would work well for four people, being tastefully and imaginatively eequipped.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A thousand thanks for taking the trouble to write this delightful review! Your enjoyment is the purpose of our holiday cottages and our service - plus it makes our efforts and those of our Housekeeper wholly worthwhile! I am so pleased that you were happy with everything. Thank you for booking with us and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Quorn Leicestershire

barnwell cottage

  • 2 of 5

we enjoyed our stay at Barnwell Cottage; we had been before so we knew what to expect. The place was clean and well cared for, comfortable and warm. We think there should be a little more equipment in the kitchen; we tend to eat 'at home' rather than go out for meals and the number of saucepans just enabled us to get by but it would be more difficult to feed 4 adults. I guess the assumption is people will go out to eat while they are on holiday; as I say, we tend to have meals as we would at home and that is a drawback. An extra decently sized saucepan would be useful but that is our only criticism as the rest of the cottage was fine.

There was a dvd player but we couldn't find the instructions on how to use it; there was a mention of it in the house folder but we couldn't find anything though we searched. being technology illiyerate we had to settle for the tv in the evenings - which was fine.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We were delighted to welcome you back and you are one of many repeat guests booking their holidays with us. In actual fact the kitchen equipment at Barnwell already exceeds the requirement stipulated for a 4 star Visit Britain rating, which the cottage has - the very full glassware and crockery cupboard reflects this! Your point about 'eating in' has been acted on this week and your suggestion implemented - there are now an additional 3 saucepans in the kitchen ready to use! With regards the DVD, I wish we had known this whilst you were there! We always ask guests in the welcome letter sent out before guests arrive - and again on the welcome notice board - to contact us during their stay if there is anything out of place. However I am aware that the mobile signal at the coast is not always that good so we will probably ask our housekeeper to pop in to check that everything IS indeed OK! (The instructions have now been secured to the DVD for easy operation) Thank you again for your kind comments about Barnwell -we look forward to welcoming you back next time.
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From the Owner

Holme has a wonderful beach that is reached by walking across the golf course - it is a beautiful part of the north Norfolk coastline, completely cut off from the crowds you can encounter further along the coast, yet close to larger villages - Burnham Market - and towns - Hunstanton - with a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and shopping. We wanted to be able to have our family and friends to stay with us on holiday, and Barnwell has proved a real hit with family members of all ages. Guests have started to repeat book with us as well throughout the year, especially during the quieter months when bird migration is at a peak and the golf courses are quieter!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Hunstanton Golf Club at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Kings Lynn at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : White Horse at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Holme Beach at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended


Half a mile to the beach at Holme - wonderful golden sandy beach which can always be walked due to the high tides.


One mile into Old Hunstanton, which as a post office and village stores. Just under 2 miles to the Sainsburys and Tesco stores in Hunstanton.

Sandringham House is less than half an hour's drive away


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February half term
11 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter Holidays
8 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May Half term
29 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
All bookings are direct with us, the owners.
Deposit is 50% of total cost, payable at time of booking.
Balance due 4 weeks before start date.
£100 damage deposit paid separately by all first time guests
Discount for couples (using one bedroom only)
Parties must include over 18s
Sorry - NO Dogs allowed at the cottage

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual day for changeover, especially in the summer peak. We are always flexible if possible and especially for off-peak short breaks which are very popular at the cottage and always available year round. Christmas dates and changeover vary

Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Quiet, comfortable base which provides excellent access to the outdoor attractions that are so close by, especially the Golf at Hunstanton and the RSPB at Titchwell. Flatscreen TV. WIFI. Large rear entrance/utility is perfect for storing walking and beach gear, and golf clubs! : Lots of hanging space Large, secure garden shed for storing bikes Coasthopper bus stop less than 100 yards away

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1st floor bathroom with power shower in large corner cubicle, basin with mirror, WC, easy chair & heated towel rail. Ground floor bathroom with power shower in large corner cubicle, basin with shaver point, WC, towel rail. Both floors are tiled.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and built in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with zip-link superking size bed which can be divided to twin beds. Bedding is all duvets and feather pillows (2 per person). Both bedrooms have mirrors, drawers and ample hanging space.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: NO DOGS ALLOWED Outside: Full size A frame pub picnic table in the private, sunny garden that is laid to lawn. There is a large shed suitable for storing bikes available to our guests. Utility Room: Freezer, washing machine, ironing board & iron, tool kit, laundry basket, airer and pegs, CH boiler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels are included (except beach towels). The property is cleaned and linen/towels changed at the end of each booking. Our local housekeeper can handle emergencies! Other: The back door enters into a large utility area with lots of storage space, hanging pegs for coats, room for walking boots and beach gear.

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