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Barn Conversion In Open Countryside - Wanstead 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



Wanstead Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Wanstead is the other half of the barn conversion. It is the mirror image of Alethorpe next door. It has all the modern conveniences that you would expect at home but is set in wonderfully peaceful surroundings.

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:
16 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.

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 Saturday but there is some flexibility in low season


Accommodation and facilities for Wanstead Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)in Fakenham in North Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • 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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Wanstead Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A delightful homely well equipped property! A delightful stay for my family. Will hope to go back.

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with this beautiful barn. As a family we felt it was home from home and settled into the environment quickly to start our break. We enjoyed beautiful walks and important family time together! Amazing! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing the review. I'm so pleased you had such a lovely break. Katherine
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Wanstead Barn

  • 5 of 5

Wanstead Barn was a very comfortable stay and spacious too. It had everthing and more to make our stay comfy. The welcome pack of milk,biscuits and bottle of wine was much appreciated :).

The Barn is in a lovely position so near to all the places to visit.

Morton Day trip to see the Seals was great, followed by lunch in Wells by the Sea. Sandringham was lovely and Holkham Beach one of the best beaches we have ever been too. A morning in Norwich was not long enough and Swimming at 'Splash' in Sherringham was great fun also. We finished with a lovely meal at the 'Thai Restaurant' a few minutes down the road, left turn when leaving the Barn, very good food and customer service.

We would definetly to return :). Lovely break!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 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. Katherine
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Superb barns

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in both barns as we were 2 families of 3 generations.

The barns allowed for individual privacy but each barn could then easily accommodate 8 for meals. The barns are excellently furnished and the owner has provided everything you could possibly need. Their location is truly peaceful, away form road noice and neighboursand nearby is loads of things to do for all ages. I would highly recommend everyone to take a break at these barns.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wanstead Barn

  • 5 of 5

Wanstead Barn was the perfect holiday home in the perfect location for us - a lovely conversion with plenty of space and everything we could possibly need. Beautiful views - in a quiet location, yet so near to so many places of interest, including being right opposite Pensthorpe, where we spent a wonderful day.

One of the highlights was watching a hare on several occasions.

Would definitely recommend to others and would love to return for another holiday in the future

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you had a lovely time and we look forward to having you to stay again.
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Wonderful Cottage !

  • 5 of 5

A perfect Holiday Cottage, spacious, very clean, good quality furnishings and lovely welcome pack, milk, wine, biscuits etc and all extras you could need e.g flask, cool bag, cleaning products - great attention to detail.

Would highly recommend and will hopefully be returning next summer!

Thank you for a wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed the barn. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Katherine
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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