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Barn Owl Loft


Itteringham, Norfolk

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This apartment occupies the east wing upper floors of a beautifully preserved manor house Itteringham Manor which is also a National Trust holiday cottage which can accommodate eight people. Both properties can be booked separately or together.

Barn Owl Loft offers cosy, characteful accommodation for two in the middle of tiny Itteringham village which is fast becoming renowned for its revival of an excellent community-run village shop and café on Route 33 cycle map. South facing, it overlooks the River Bure meandering through the neighbouring meadow and across rolling farmland, with a glimpse of The Walpole pub and restaurant.

This hidden valley is quintessential, unspoilt rural Norfolk at its absolute best. You’re halfway between the city of Norwich and the coast with its cliffs, sandy beaches and marshland bird reserves. Typical let start day is Thursday.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance lobby and bootroom
First floor
Open plan kitchen, sitting room and dining room
Other floor
Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Visitor notes

Heating - Oil fired central heating.

Parking - Parking for up to 2 cars opposite the building, level surface.

Garden - Private courtyard garden for guests.

Please note - Stairs are narrow and winding and very steep with narrow treads, also there are exposed beams and low ceiling angles in the main apartment area.

Offers - Guests receive free access to Blickling Hall and Gardens during opening hours on showing their booking confirmation.

Local Events - In July/August there may be open air concerts held on Blickling park beside the lake, this will result in heavy traffic through the village from about 6pm to 11pm. (Concert dates will be promoted on the Blickling Hall website.) August Bank Holiday Monday Aylsham agricultural show is also held on the park and the local area will be busy all day/evening and possibly over the weekend before for preparation.

Cottage details
Let starts
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Dogs allowed
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  • Pub Nearby
  • Coast Nearby
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
A view of Blakeney Point landscape, showing the estuary south of the point © 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 are 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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  • Norwich city
  • Norfolk Broads
  • North Norfolk coast
  • weekly markets and auctions
  • seal trips.
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Bird watching
  • Golf
  • Nature Trails
  • Segways
National Trust places to visit
The Textile Conservation Studio
The Textile Conservation Studio
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
Sheringham Park
Sheringham Park Spectacular landscape park and woodland garden with miles of footpaths and stunning coastal views
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
Blakeney National Nature Reserve An extensive area of saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, dunes and grazing marsh
Heigham Holmes
Heigham Holmes A delicate and unique island in the Norfolk Broads


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Barrett
    • January 2017
    • Suffolk

    Cottage and location was just perfect.

  • N Bradshaw
    • October 2016
    • Derbyshire
    Special holiday!

    The beautiful location of the cottage and the diversity of the area, lovely beach walks to autumn strolls in the country side made this holiday special and at a time if the year we do not usual think to take a holiday.

  • Mrs Stelfox
    • October 2016
    • Lancaster
    Comfortable cottage

    The cottage and furnishings were most attractive and comfortable and the countryside beautiful. The National Trust goes the extra mile in the comfort and furnishing of their properties.

  • Mrs Panther
    • June 2016
    • Surrey
    Lovely location

    Lovely location , several national trust properties nearby to visit. Pub to walk to that does food. All made our stay enjoyable.

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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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