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Luxury Character Barn With Private Indoor Heated Pool and Sky TV - Sleeps 16

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Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Stunning property with pool - perfect for Family Events and Reunions. Sleeps 16.

Our huge character barn has 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens and a large dining room with a table to seat 16 people. We have a private heated indoor swimming pool, which is behind lockable doors. We also have 2 games rooms.

Our property is perfect for entertaining, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, in fact celebrations of any kind, and is ideal for families. Our main barn sleeps 14 and we have a pretty one bedroom cottage just behind the main barn, which has a double bed and a sofa bed if required. The cottage also has a large walk in shower room.

A long private tree-lined drive takes you to the property gates. There is plenty of parking for numerous vehicles with 4 garage bays and a large turning circle behind lockable gates.

The enormous living room with galleried landing is a fabulous feature and is perfect for gatherings and events with plenty of comfy seating on sofas and armchairs. The bar area and additional seating area adds to the size of this large open plan entertaining space.

The 2nd living room and 2nd kitchen are on the other side of the dining room away from the main entertaining area and allows space for families to spread out. This area is often used as a quiet area for children or adults alike.

The private heated indoor swimming pool is just off the main living area behind lockable doors, which is ideal for little ones.

There is a games area off the 2nd living room with many board games and puzzles to keep children (or adults!) busy. There is also a full size table football just off the bar area for older children and adults. The bookshelves upstairs are stacked full of a huge number of books for young and old. There is also a large collection of dvds including Disney favourites.

The Sky TV with sports channel in the main living room is very useful for rainy days or as an additional entertainment / source of calm in the evenings. The smaller living room has Freeview TV.

The location is rural and the property is a stand-alone destination for entertaining a large group. Numerous facilities including pubs, restaurants, shops and beaches are all within a short drive.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Alexandra Atkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

About Alexandra Atkins

I'm Alex and I grew up in York, North Yorkshire. I now live in Hertfordshire with my husband and 2 children. I manage all the lettings and the upkeep of our property so if you have any queries or suggestions to improve the facilities then please don't hesitate to let me know. If you're not sure about anything then please pick up the phone and ask.

We decided to start holiday letting at the end of 2014 and spent the next 6 months updating our property. We started letting in August 2015 and are very pleased that we did. The response from our guests has been fantastic and makes it very worthwhile.

It is very important to me that our guests are happy and enjoy their break. I have paid extra special attention to the soft furnishings, bedding and towels. Many guests tell me it feels like a home from home, which is lovely to hear.

Alexandra Atkins purchased this barn in 2008

Why Alexandra Atkins chose Kings Lynn & West Norfolk

This property is fantastic for holidaying with family and friends.Our guests have had many wonderful celebrations here including wedding anniversaries, birthdays and reunions.

The swimming pool, table football, Sky TV and beautiful grounds mean you don't have to leave the premises but if you want a change of scenery then there are beaches or local restaurants a short drive away. Sandringham is nearby and is a big attraction with its sprawling grounds, stunning house and museum.

We have equipped the property with a football table, board games, puzzles, dvds and plenty of books, which you are welcome to use during your stay. We hope you love this property as much as we do.

What makes this barn unique

Our property is perfect for all seasons because of the entertaining space, indoor private pool and Sky TV. The recent addition of a full size football table is also going down very well!

It is a 20 minute drive from the beautiful Sandringham estate and only 30 minutes to Hunstanton and other local beaches. Old Hunstanton is great for shops and eateries plus there are many pretty villages to explore. Anmer, which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is only 16 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a fabulous break. We all came together - 3 generations! - to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Great location and stunning house. We loved the pool and appreciated the privacy and plenty of parking. Highly recommend Biltons, which is a pub / restaurant on the A10 at Tottenhill. Only 15 mins drive and well worth a visit! We'll be back!!
Sep 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a fabulous break. We all came together - 3 generations! - to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Great location and stunning house. We loved the pool and appreciated the privacy and plenty of parking. Highly recommend Biltons, which is a pub / restaurant on the A10 at Tottenhill. Only 15 mins drive and well worth a visit! We'll be back!!
Sep 2015
  • 1 of 5

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

Spacious, well equipped, character home.

  • 5 of 5

Our pre-Christmas family gathering included our children, partners, grandchildren and our two black labs. The house had a lovely warm and welcoming feel - especially as two Christmas trees were up with lights shining on our arrival. The full height lounge is spectacular and the grandchildren made the most of the galleried landing and maze of rooms for chasing each other and playing hide and seek. We were even treated to a short Christmas themed play from the gallery. The pool was the icing on the cake and everyone enjoyed this. The house is very well equipped and having two kitchens is a bonus when cooking for large numbers. Beds were really comfortable and the linen and towels were good quality. We would certainly recommend this house as the perfect place for family gatherings or large get togethers.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very characterful house - perfect for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

We chose this house for a family get together which included our children and grandchildren and it was perfect. The children enjoyed playing hide and seek around the house, swimming in the pool and even performed a short play for us from the galleried landing.

Top quality bed linen, very comfortable beds, fluffy towels. A great time was had by all and we would certainly recommend to others and also consider a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic weekend celebrating a 40th birthday with 8 adults and 8 children. The property exceeded our expectations and was exceptionally clean, and the indoor pool was a big hit with the children. We will definitely return one day and have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideal for large groups, clean and well presented - perfect for our family gathering from aged 4 to 75! Enough to keep everyone entertained. Very well equipped kitchens - we had everything we could wish for .. and more. Recommend without hesitation .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope you will visit again soon.
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5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of friends who meet once a year for a 'girly weekend' this property was by far the best we have ever stayed in. The space is fantastic and easily enough room for 16 ladies to relax, be together and catch up. The pool was a great hit and we were so lucky with the weather we used it a lot to cool down put of the sun! Lots of sun loungers that we moved into the beautiful garden. The large dining table was fantastic and easily seated is all. In the evenings when it turned cooler the large living room with a bar was the favourite spot! Although with the added bonus of a 'snug' you could easily escape for a bit of quiet time!! All in all the perfect place and we cant wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We're so pleased you had such a great time and look forward to welcoming you all again.
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5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a fantastic weekend at this property. There were 12 adults and 12 children under the age of 3 years. It didn't feel crowded as so much space. The kids loved all the space downstairs and all the different rooms. The pool was a big hit with all the kids and adults. Everything was clean and well maintained. Lots of thought has gone into this property which makes it work well with large groups and kids. We would all recommend this place :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you again in future.
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Location

Pensthorpe Natural Park
"Beautiful wildlife and garden trails and lakes to explore."
Thursford Collection

From the Owner

This property is fantastic for holidaying with family and friends.Our guests have had many wonderful celebrations here including wedding anniversaries, birthdays and reunions. The swimming pool, table football, Sky TV and beautiful grounds mean you don't have to leave the premises but if you want a change of scenery then there are beaches or local restaurants a short drive away. Sandringham is nearby and is a big attraction with its sprawling grounds, stunning house and museum. We have equipped the property with a football table, board games, puzzles, dvds and plenty of books, which you are welcome to use during your stay. We hope you love this property as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Stansted at 76 Miles Nearest Golf : Eagles Golf Course at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Kings Lynn at 5.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 36 Miles Nearest Beach : Snettisham at 17 Miles Car: recommended

Sandringham is a 20 minute drive and is well worth a visit. The beautiful historic town of Kings Lynn is just 15 minutes away and has numerous shops, pubs and restaurants. There are many places to visit from castles to gardens, beaches and country walks. Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton beaches have plenty to offer and are approximately 30 minutes away.

Further Details:

There are numerous shops, pubs and restaurants in historical Kings Lynn, which is a 15 minute drive. Sainsburys, Morrisons and Tesco are within a 10 minute drive. Apart from golf, tennis and a 5-a-side football pitch within a 5 minute drive there is also Tilney St Lawrence Horse Riding Club, which is 6 miles away and Chestnut Farm Equestrian Centre, which is 7 miles away. There are many coarse fishing locations across Norfolk.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
February Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£3,500
 
 
Easter 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£3,500
 
 
May Half Term 2017
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£3,500
 
 
Summer 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£3,500
 
 
Christmas 2017
8 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
£3,500
 
 
Christmas Week 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 5 nights
From
£800
£4,500
 
 
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,400
for 4 nights
From
£850
£4,500
 
 
February Half Term 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£3,500
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£3,500
 
 
Summer 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£4,200
 
 
October Half Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£700
£4,200
 
 
Christmas Week 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 5 nights
From
£800
£4,500
 
 
New Year 2018/19
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 3 nights
From
£900
£4,500
 
 
Christmas Week 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 5 nights
From
£800
£4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
£3,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day: Please contact owner - we are flexible

Notes on prices: Weekend and mid-week rates are available. Please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Our property is perfect for all seasons because of the entertaining space, indoor private pool and Sky TV. The recent addition of a full size football table is also going down very well! It is a 20 minute drive from the beautiful Sandringham estate and only 30 minutes to Hunstanton and other local beaches. Old Hunstanton is great for shops and eateries plus there are many pretty villages to explore. Anmer, which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is only 16 miles away.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 8000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Swimming pool room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, In swimming pool room and includes changing room
  • En-suite to bedroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • 2nd bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 8 - Toilet
  • Cottage bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Located in the cottage
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 - shower, wc, sink; En-suite to bedroom 2 - bath, shower, wc, sink; En-suite to bedroom 8 - wc, sink; main bathroom - bath/shower over, wc, sink; main bathroom - bath / stand-up shower with enclosure, wc, sink. Shower, toilet and sink in changing rooms in swimming pool room; 2 x downstairs wc. Shower and toilet in the cottage.

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Single bed folds away under double bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large double room with en-suite toilet
  • Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed, The cottage is available at extra cost
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) plus 1 bedroom cottage available at extra cost. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed and en-suite shower room; bedroom 2 with king bed and en-suite shower and bath; bedroom 3 with twin beds; bedroom 4 with king bed and single bed; bedroom 5 with king bed; bedroom 6 with single bed; bedroom 7 with king bed and en-suite toilet. Double bed in cottage in grounds at extra cost.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The main barn has 8 bedrooms and sleeps 14 people plus travel cot. There is also an extra double bed in the cottage, which is available to hire. The galleried landing has bookcases full of books. There is also a selection of games and dvds including Disney favourites. Our latest addition to the property is a full size football table! Two bedrooms have freeview TV. There is wi-fi internet access. Between the main living room and dining room is a beautiful seating area beside the ceiling height windows and bar area - great for entertaining or just relaxing. Outside: The ornate gardens are completely enclosed and so are very secure for young children. There are separate garden areas including a small orchard, fruit growing area, lawned area, 2 ponds with fish, BBQ patio area off the pool room and outdoor furniture. The private heated swimming pool is indoor and is accessible from the main living area; the doors can be locked for safety. Utility Room: There are 2 utility rooms. One is next to the main kitchen and has a spare fridge freezer and a dishwasher. The 2nd is next to the 2nd kitchen and has a washing machine, fridge and spare fridge / freezer. Airers are available for hanging clothes to dry. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bath towels and linen are included as well as extra blankets if needed. Please provide your own beach towels. Other: We can provide details of caterers if needed.

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