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Windham's Barn

Thurgarton - North Norfolk Coast

Anyone for tennis? - luxury surrounds you in this beautiful 19th century barn situated in one of the prettiest and most unspoilt areas of North Norfolk.
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£1912 - £3456 per week *


Windham's Barn is a beautifully renovated 19C barn in a totally private rural setting with stunning views across open countryside from every room. Built in 1846 by William Windham, owner of nearby Felbrigg Hall, the barn is idyllically located within its own grounds at the heart of an historical farming estate belonging to the owner's family for almost a century. Offering spacious, laid-back luxury for families and groups of friends to relax and unwind, the barn has been tastefully restored to a high standard, providing an elegant, contemporary, light-filled peaceful escape.  With two sitting rooms and large open plan dining kitchen with seating area, original beams and full height sliding glass doors that run along one side of the room, you might not feel like venturing too far. For sunny days there is an enclosed south facing garden with two terraces and, for more active days, you can play tennis on a court within the grounds - or put your boots on and explore the lovely walks available from outside the door. And, if you can manage to tear yourself away from this lovely spot, don't forget the beautiful beaches of North Norfolk - just fifteen minutes' drive away. Shop/Pub: 1.3 miles

Entrance Hallway with seating, cupboard and cloaks area leads to
Full Height Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room a very spacious room with large range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, central island with four stools, dining table to seat twelve Seating Area with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, woodburner. Sliding doors lead to south facing garden
Television Room with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, CD player
Large Sitting Room a double aspect room with comfortable seating, open fire and French doors leading to south facing terrace
Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer
Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc
Master Bedroom with a king-size four poster bed, patio doors leading to terrace and En-Suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

First Floor:
Bedroom 2 with a super-king/twin beds
Bedroom 3 with a king-size bed
Bedroom 4 with a super-king/twin beds
Bedroom 5 with full size bunk beds
Bathroom 1 with bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and wc
Bathroom 2 with bath, hand-held shower, washbasin and wc

Additional First Floor via separate staircase:
Bedroom 6 with a super-king/twin beds

Garden: Fully enclosed with lawn, two paved terraces, garden furniture including sun loungers, swing, croquet set, barbecue, fire pit. Further paved terrace outside master bedroom.
Tennis Court: Garden pathway leads to enclosed hard tennis court (Please provide your own rackets and balls)
Parking: Driveway, for up to six cars.
Heating: O.F.C.H., underfloor heating to ground floor.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs welcome, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also Provided: Towels. Books, games and radio, clock radio, iPod dock. Travel cot, highchair, two stairgates. WiFi. Welcome hamper.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile signal - variable.  Super-king beds can be made up as twin beds, please specify on booking.  Property is approached by a single track unsurfaced lane which is used by farm vehicles. Surrounding fields will be harvested during summer months.

The hamlet of Thurgarton is situated in one of the prettiest and most unspoilt areas of North Norfolk within undulating countryside.  It is just over a mile from the quintessential English village of Aldborough, with its large village green, convenience store and pub.  The Georgian market town of Holt is about eight miles west where you will find excellent shopping and other amenities.  The North Norfolk coast, much of which is classified as being of outstanding natural beauty, and is a heritage coastline, is some five miles to the north and offers numerous recreational pursuits including bird sanctuaries, safe sandy beaches and excellent sailing facilities at Blakeney and Morston.  There are 18 hole golf courses at nearby Cromer and Sheringham. For National Trust lovers, Felbrigg Hall, Blicking and Blakeney Point are in close proximity and, if you are searching for first-class food look no further than The Gunton Arms at Thorpe Park or treat yourself to the best fish and chips in the area at No 1 restaurant in Cromer.


  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Enclosed garden
  • 5.5 Stars
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Travel cot
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Tennis court
  • 5 miles from the coast
  • 1.3 miles from nearest pub
  • 1.3 miles from nearest shop



A perfect location and property for a very special birthday celebration with family and friends, it could not have been better. We look forward to returning.Mrs Deborah Louise O'Grady - 6th June 2018
The most Insanely beautiful location and property. We wanted a really special place to make some memories and this place was it. In the middle of nowhere, we drank champagne and watched the mist swirling in around the backdrop of the beautiful sweet chestnut trees , whilst embracing the quietness that the location brought us, it allowed us to destress. The barn is truly lovely and we lit the wood burner and snuggled up. The nicest place to be, thank you Norfolk Country Cottages for a lovely weekend.Ms Carol Matthews - 10th November 2017
Excellent location, safe for children. One of the few places we have rented that we would go back to. Excellent for large families with different generations. Plenty of parking, quiet and peacefulMr Keith Pledger - 31st July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday in your lovely Barn. Spacious, lovely views, extremely well equipped and beautifully presented.Again thank you for a truly lovely home and environment for our holiday, not forgetting the red deer and the fantastic sight of a Buzzard on the wall outside our bedroomWallis party - 2nd July 2017
The property was of the highest orderMr John Bakewell - 18th March 2017
The barn was a perfect base for a great few days and everyone in our party enjoyed it immensely.Mr Keith Offord - 7th December 2016
An excellent property which appealed to all members of our party from 19 to 70+.Mrs Barbara Cousins - 24th November 2016
Really gorgeous place, set in beautiful surroundings. Had fun using the tennis court and did a lovely walk from the barn all the way to Cromer for fish and chips by the sea. Great place for a relaxing weekend with friends.Dr M Jones - 6th October 2016
The barn was brilliant for three generations of our family. We loved the tranquility of the location and the barn is well equipped for a family that loves to cook and be together.The Leaver Family - 3rd September 2016
Lovely, spacious, well stocked accommodation, children enjoyed the big outside, adults the tennis court and barbecue. Book for family get-together, enjoyed wonderful Norfolk weather, spent most of our time on beach.The Beck & Thompson Party - 27th August 2016
Fantastic property in beautiful surroundings.dr Debbie Sparkes - 22nd August 2016
We had a lovely time in this beautiful house set in such lovely countryside. West Runton beach was so good for both children and dogs that we went twice. We loved our week here.The Pritchard / Throw Family - 22nd July 2016
We had a lovely family holiday there. Its isolation and tennis court were particular attractions.Mrs S Gibson - 17th July 2016
Such a lovely peaceful place will highly recommend it to friends and family. One of us even managed to spot the elusive red deer.The Cooper Family - 15th July 2016
Beautiful house for a party of 9 (2 families with young children). The house is very spacious, with lovely open, communal spaces when we all wanted to be together, but also quieter rooms when we needed down-time. Lots of games and activities for the kids which was very welcome.Miss Sonia Pitts - 6th July 2016
Loved the tennis court and playing croquet on the lawn.The Coy Family - 4th June 2016
A wonderful retreat - time to unwind and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Even the deer showed up.The Pryke Party - 20th May 2016
Warm, cosy and well equipped. Beautiful area and quiet surroundings.Mrs A Henman - 10th March 2016