The Barn, Burnham Overy Staithe, nr Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Burnham Overy Staithe (near Wells-next-the-Sea), Norfolk
The hamlet of Burnham Overy Staithe is located on Norfolk's north coast, less than 5 miles from the beloved seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea. You can't help but be charmed by the traditional ambience of the Barn, which is superbly situated in a secluded location just a short distance from Burnham Overy Staithe's popular harbour and the coastal path.
Sleeping up to 6 guests in rustic comfort, the Barn is a fantastic destination for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing break on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, with easy access to all of Burnham Overy Staithe's amenities.
Tucked away through an original low arch set in a high chalked wall,The Barn offers both peace and privacy right in the heart of this pretty coastal hamlet, popular with birdwatchers, walkers and sailors. The comfortable accommodation is 'upside down', with a lovely triple aspect sitting room on the upper floor to take full advantage of the spectacular views to the creek and harbour. With a well-equipped kitchen and large dining area, three bedrooms (super king and double on the ground floor, and twin offering full size truckle beds option upstairs), and two bathrooms, this character property will appeal to a variety of holidaymakers across the year.
This is a fantastic spot if you just want to relax and unwind, but there's plenty to see and do, from right outside the front door, if you so wish. Take the mile long walk to one of Norfolk's most secluded beaches - a simply stunning, vast and sandy beach, ideal for picnics and endless beach walks - and don't forget to take along your binoculars, the birdlife is amazing. Explore the creeks in a kayak, have a summer early evening swim in the harbour (please make yourself aware of the tides, which can change very quickly), play a set or two of tennis on the village courts, stroll along to the local pub for a bite to eat, or catch the Coasthopper, and spend a day exploring the delightful neighbouring villages along this beautiful stretch of coastal North Norfolk.
Please note: There is an apartment above The Barn, that has shared access through the garden and courtyard. However the apartment is only occupied very occasionally throughout the year.
Burnham Overy Staithe is just delightful. A small coastal hamlet with a good pub/restaurant, it is home to Overy Staithe Sailing Club. The creek is spectacular in all weathers and the walk along the sea bank to the beach is very special. If the tide is out, you can walk across the marshes out to Scolt Head Island a National Trust nature reserve, or take the ferry which runs to and fro throughout the summer months. Although you can't see it, Overy beach is in walking distance, is often deserted and the wildlife is abundant. In season terns nest on the beach and are protected by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The Hero pub and restaurant is a couple of minutes' walk from the quayside and serves good food all day. Home to a National Trust-owned black windmill, a true North Norfolk landmark which dominates the skyline for miles. From Burnham Overy Staithe you can explore the whole of the North Norfolk coast, using the Coasthopper bus service that runs through the village. You are within easy reach of Holkham Hall, with its fabulous beach, chic and trendy Burnham Market with great places to eat and independent shops to browse, and Wells-next-the-Sea with its famous fish and chips, narrow gauge railway and colourful beach huts.
Entrance through double french doors to:
A light and bright dual aspect dining area with table and chairs to seat eight, and sideboard. Leads through to
A well-equipped kitchen with a range of base and wall units, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and radio.
Stairs (which are not steep) lead to the first floor. NB: There is a stairgate at the top of the stairs.
Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room
A lovely bright room with double french doors leading onto a private patio. Super king bed with bedside tables, wall lighting, wardrobe, hairdryer and wall-mounted Freesat TV. En Suite with walk-in power shower, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and useful storage.
A pretty room with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, hairdryer and wall-mounted Freesat TV.
Bath with electric shower over, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
With full-size single beds with two additional full-size truckle beds (please advise at time of booking if you require these beds to be made up), bedside tables, lamps, drawers and washbasin.
Washbasin and WC.
A very pleasant, spacious room with ample comfortable seating, with two large comfy sofas and two armchairs, large wall-mounted Freesat TV with DVD player and selection of games. An area of this room is an ideal study/games area with a large table, WiFi connection point and telephone (for incoming calls only).
There is a fully enclosed garden, which has a small lawned area and patio areas with garden table and chairs. There is no barbecue, but you are welcome to use disposable ones. Gates access onto West Harbour Way, where there is parking for a couple of cars on the grass immediately outside the gates.
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