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1 Horsey Barns

Horsey, Norfolk

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The front door opens into an attractive and cosy beamed room which, like the other two barns, has a well equipped kitchen area looking into the open plan sitting/dining room. The accommodation is arranged to provide a comfortable and relaxing break for walkers, birdwatchers and those simply wishing to enjoy the vast open spaces along this stretch of coast. There is footpath access close by, passing beside a traditional country pub overlooking the grazing marsh, leading directly to the beach and onto miles of sand dunes, along often deserted stretches of this magnificent coast. The tranquil waters of Horsey Mere and historic Horsey Windpump, also restored by the National Trust, are within a pleasant walking distance of the Barns. Free entry to Horsey Windpump during normal opening hours.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen/dining/sitting room, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 single) and shower room.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Please note: that there is limited space for the travel cot.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to Horsey Windpump and selected National Trust properties during regular opening times, listings can be found in the cottage welcome folder.

Cottage details
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  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Cot
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia
A beautiful day at Kings Marsh, at Orford Ness. A former salt-marsh, it is now enclosed by river walls and provides habitat for both waders and wildfowl. © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

Norfolk Broads
View across the Parterre garden at Blickling with topiary towards the East Front. © Mike Williams

The Norfolk Broads are what family holidays are really made of! Exploring by land or water or a combination of both, there?s a multitude of ways to discover and enjoy this area, including sailing, motor boating, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, walking and cycling. There is much to inspire and delight those who visit the Broads. Not only are the famous waterways something to marvel at but the surrounding landscape is full of wonderful surprises. The beautiful countryside is home to many charming towns and small villages with traditionally thatched cottages, quaint village greens and stunning churches with histories that are as fascinating as the architecture. This area is rich in wildlife and there is no better place to find it than at Horsey.

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  • bird watching
  • boating
  • cycling
  • golf
  • fishing
  • horse riding
  • sailing
  • walking
National Trust places to visit
Horsey Windpump
Horsey Windpump Imposing five-storey drainage windpump
Heigham Holmes
Heigham Holmes A delicate and unique island in the Norfolk Broads
Elizabethan House Museum
Elizabethan House Museum Delightful treasury of 16th-century domestic history
Blickling Estate
Blickling Estate Magnificent Jacobean house with gardens and park
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia
The Textile Conservation Studio
The Textile Conservation Studio

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Chris Kay
    • February 2015
    • Wiltshire
    Good access for bird/sea life watchers

    Cottage provides good access for bird and sea life watchers.

  • Anonymous
    • February 2015
    • -------------
    Made special:

    Location and quaint cottage feel Great location, cosy cottage, lovely welcome flowers and card

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • -----------
    Made special by:

    Baby seals within a 10 minute walk.

  • Jackie Egan
    • February 2014
    • Dorset
    Very Comfortable

    Very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage. Location - near the sea with opportunity for walking. Sensitive conversion of an historic building - makes this place special.

  • Sezar Atta Hikmet
    • February 2014
    • Middlesex
    Excellent accommodation

    It was nice to find fresh flowers. Very clean excellent accommodation. Very near were we wanted to be. The windmill nearby is great point of interest

  • Molly and Susan
    • Kent
    Super holiday

    What a super holiday – we loved the barn and hope to return very soon. We’ll recommend to all our friends.

  • Matt and Lucy
    • Glocs
    great location

    Very comfy – great location - fantastic wildlife. Highlight: view from top of wind pump at sunset.

  • Norma and Barry
    • Sheffield
    wonderful experience

    Lovely cottage. Great weather and the seals on the beach were a wonderful experience.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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