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Barn Conversion In Open Countryside - Alethorpe Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Alethorpe Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Alethorpe barn is bright and modern occupying one half of the barn conversion. The furnishings are stylish but practical with rugs on tiled floors downstairs so that you remain cool in summer but the underfloor heating warms you in winter. There is a utility room where muddy boots and coats can be stored and clothes dried. The seating area upstairs provides a quiet spot for reading or bird watching.

About the property


The barn is situated opposite the wonderful wildlife reserve of Pensthorpe, in open country - the views from the barn are so expansive that you can barely see another house. The underfloor and gas central heating ensure that it is always cosy but, in the summer, the open plan living area with 3 sets of French windows mean you can enjoy al fresco living. The contemporary furnishings are comfortable and stylish. There is plenty of dining furniture etc so that you can have your friends around easily. The local area has many excellent pubs and restaurants and on the coast at Holkham and Wells you will find beautiful sandy beaches. The barn is the perfect place from which to explore the area and enjoy a home away from home. You can book the properties either singly, or as a pair for larger parties.

More Details

Property Manager
Katherine Hattrell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Katherine Hattrell

When we bought the farm in 2011 we realised that the barn would make the most beautiful holiday homes. We designed them to be as comfortable as home with plenty of room for everyone. We live and work in Norfolk and London so Jodie, who lives on the farm permanently with her family, is the person who makes it all run smoothly. She is on hand to make sure your stay is a special one.

Katherine Hattrell purchased this barn in 2011

Why Katherine Hattrell chose Fakenham

My husband's family have always lived and/or holidayed in Norfolk. He brought me to Norfolk when I was 20 and I have loved the place ever since. We really enjoy being just a little set back from the coast, so that, after a busy day, you can return to the peace of Pensthorpe.

What makes this barn unique

The barn is an oasis of calm in a busy world. The farmland around is wonderful for walking and cycling without bumping into another person. Yet the modern conveniences of a supermarket etc are only a couple of miles away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came back to this lovely cottage. It has everything! Most of all peace and tranquility. We will be back again! 9/03/15 (Alethorpe)

Lovely and spacious and very comfy 13/9/14(Wanstead)

Lovely accommodation and setting. Great location for exploring North Norfolk. 2/8/14 (Wanstead)

Having stayed in many holiday cottages in England, Alethorpe has proven to be the best. 6/9/14
Feb 2014
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
To secure a booking a 30% deposit is required. Confirmation will be made via email. The balance must be paid 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday but there is some flexibility in low season


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Fakenham in North Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Alethorpe and Wanstead are similar though decorated differently. The Ground Floor is mostly open plan comprising: Kitchen - gas hobbs, electric oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher Dining area - seats 8 Sitting room - wide-screen TV, DVD/CD player, comfortable sofa with chaise and arm chair Separate utility room - washing machine, freezer, traditional ceiling fitted drying rack, space for boots and coats Separate WC Upstairs One double bedroom, one twin bedroom each with en suite bathroom: one with walk in shower, the other with bath and shower fitting. Both bathrooms have basins,WCs and heated towel rails. Upstairs seating area with extensive views across the farm All towels and linen are provided but not beach towels. Irons, ironing boards, cleaning materials and hairdryers are all provided. A well behaved pet is accepted by prior arrangement if you are taking both sides of the barn or if it is late booking and the other side is empty. The garden is not enclosed. Outside: Private terrace with table and bench with great sunset views. Brick barbecue Lots of parking 50sqm lawn shared between Alethorpe and Wanstead


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Alethorpe Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic location, lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Alethorpe Barn. The barn provides all the comforts of home in a stunning location and is a great base to explore the Norfolk countryside. We will return, with more family members!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you enjoyed the barn and we look forward to having you to stay again soon. Katherine
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Lovely barn in a secluded location

  • 5 of 5

we had a really lovely stay here over August bank holiday weekend. The barn was clean, spacious and everything you needed even better having bedding and towels provides. The location was just perfect surround by fields and very quiet! Short drive to fakenham and across the road from Pensthorpe nature park. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you to stay again. Katherine
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Stylish barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

Alethorpe is a beautiful barn conversion in a perfect location for exploring North Norfolk. The property itself is so spacious as is the patio and garden which was great for our one year old daughter to explore and run around in. Location is superb. Set well back off the road linking Fakenham and Norwich you had the sense of a real rural location but with the added bonus of being less than a five minute drive from Fakenham with its supermarkets and shops. If wildlife is your thing then Pensthorpe is a must and well worth a day out. Even more so as it is just over the road. Kids (and adults) will love the adventure playgrounds too! A visit to the coast is also highly recommended and less than 20 minutes drive away. The expansive sandy beaches at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells are the best that we've been to in the UK.....by far. All in all a lovely week in Alethorpe and one which we've been waxing lyrical to friends and family about since we got back. They may book and we hope to return!.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Katherine
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All as expected plus plus

  • 5 of 5

Surpassed our expectation in all areas. Very well equipped with quality equipment. Well maintained and spacious accommodation. Many would have included four bedrooms in the space.

The location provides good access to the many attractions and its situation provides views of local wildlife including many Hares.

A delightful experience which we highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the barn. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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A beautiful, well equipped, spacious property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Alethorpe Barn, it was so spacious, so clean, and so much more than a standard holiday let. The property itself is beautiful, the kitchen modern and well equipped, each bedroom had an en-suite bathroom and plenty of space and storage. We loved the underfloor heating and separate laundry room . Katherine and Lucy looked after us so well, putting up stairgates to keep our toddler safe and bringing her toys and us wine during a spell of bad weather.

The barns are situated in a tranquil, rural location and perfectly located for exploring the whole of the north Norfolk coast. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here, in fact we have already recommended the property to our parents!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the barn despite the weather and we look forward to welcoming your parents.
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Superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in both barns, as we were 2 families of 3 generations. They gave us each our own space but when required, each individual barn had ample room to seat 8 for meals. The owner has thought of everything and each barn has everything you could need to make you feel as if you were in your own home. The barns are located away from any road noice or neighbours for complete peace and tranquility. Loads of places to visit locally, for young and old. Would recommend these barns to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Burnham Overy Staithe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fakenham pitch and putt, RWNGC 17m, Sheringham 20m
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Car: recommended


Wells and Holkham beaches are 20 minutes drive away (9 miles to Wells). Both beaches are large and sandy.


A car is necessary. There is a bus stop just outside the farm entrance with buses to Fakenham and Norwich. Nearest airport is Norwich (22 miles)


Nearest supermarket /pub/restaurant 2 miles.

Wells-next-the-Sea 9 miles for sandy beach.

Further Details:

Besides the bird watching at Pensthorpe and at the barn there is the Hawk and Owl Trust at Sculthorpe 6 miles away and the RSPB centre at Titchwell Marsh.

Fakenham racecourse is close by and is very friendly and intimate.

The country houses of Sandringham, Houghton, Holkham, Felbrigg Hall and Blickling are within easy reach.

Excellent golf courses are within good driving distance:

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club 17miles

Sheringham 19m

Hunstanton 20m

Royal Cromer 23m