Child friendly large group accommodation, Norfolk – Lower Farm Barns, North Barsham, Norfolk
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About Barsham Barns
Once you have stayed here you won’t want to go home
Barsham Barns provide absolutely stunning barn conversions for family holidays and group celebrations for families of 4 up to a big party of 22 guests. Five elegant and tasteful barns are located in a tranquil spot near the Norfolk coast; the other two beauties are located in a country setting yet within 20 minutes from the Norfolk Broads. All are superbly equipped and beautifully furnished to such a high standard that after a stay here you will be going home brimming with stylish tips for your own pad. Catering is available, or meals waiting in the fridge on arrival. Each barn has its own private garden and for guests at North Barsham there are two games rooms and a jacuzzi/ steamroom..
The Away with the Kids review
We arrived at Long Meadow, Barsham Barns knowing that it was going to be good, but what we didn't expect was just how good and an absolute pleasure a stay here really is.
Aggie(2) and Alfie(3) soon absconded to the toy box corner and thus proceeded to spend the next hour happily scattering toys all over the floor, finding their favourites and general being enthralled with the variety of toys. This left Jo and myself to ooohhh and aahhhh over the kitchen and bedrooms before deciding it was getting late and we needed to feed the kids. Rustling up an omelette in the welll equipped kitchen was a dream and the welcome tea tray with tea, coffee, milk and a locally produced cake was soon being tucked into. Families can take advantage of pre-ordering from Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco who will all deliver to the barn. This takes the hassle out of stocking up on necessities and frees up more time to enjoy your well deserved break.
We loved everything about Long Meadow from its spacious open plan interior complemented with antique and contemporary furnishings, whilst light streams in through dramatic windows for you to enjoy the surrounding views and nights spent round the huge wood burning stove. The vivid pop of colour against the backdrop of exposed brickwork and featured beams creates a most stylish and contemporary holiday stay; a place to truly switch off, relax and enjoy the company of your friends in a wonderfully environment. Alfie called it his "King of the Castle" house as it features a central island den complete with enormous squishy cushions and TV for an alternate living space. It is from up here almost touching the rafters that you can appreciate what a gem this place is. It also cleverly hides a downstairs loo with washing machines and enormous storage spaces. Fitted stairgates can be installed to prevent little ones toddling up to the top deck under their own steam.
The Self Catering Holiday Accommodation
Each spacious property at Barsham Barns has a distinctive individual interior ranging from contemporary Scandinavian to Middle Eastern influence. The Great East Barn is the largest and sleeps 14 guests and can be booked with Long Meadow that sleeps 8 to accommodate family get-togethers of up to 22. Grey's Court sleeps 10, High Barsham sleeps 12 and Little Barsham sleeps 4. Each barn has a private garden just perfect for sipping the odd glass of wine on a balmy evening.
All barns at North Barsham share a spa room which can be booked for exclusive access to the luxurious jacuzzi pool or chill out in the steamroom. Also available are two games rooms, one with table tennis and darts, one with table football. The delights of the north Norfolk coast are within easy reach being only 5 miles away.
Things for Families to Do and Visit in Norfolk
Mountain bikes for adults and children, tag-a-longs, or trailers which attach to an adult bike and child seats for the under 4's are all available to hire if booked in advance. The services of a local chef can be arranged for either drop-off meals or in-house catering. Enjoy a bit of well-deserved pampering by engaging the services of a visiting beauty therapist. Fresh produce is available from a fantastic farm shop less than 2 miles away in Little Walsingham. A highly recommended sandy beach can be found at Wells-next-the-Sea (complete with beach huts to rent) 5 miles away. The Victoria pub at Holkham is 15 minutes drive (also great beach walk).The coast from Hunstanton to Cley-next-the-Sea is a bird watchers' paradise. Head to Blakeney for a boat trip to see the seal colony then walk along the coastal path to Cley-next-the-Sea.
Absolutely stunning holiday barns to enjoy time spent with loved ones and friends. Don't forget to look up at the sky on a clear night. We were amazed at the number of stars twinkling away.
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