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“Exceeded our expectations”
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Huge fabulous kitchen overlooking the sea
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Huge fabulous kitchen overlooking the sea
Roof pruned Persian Ironwoods offering dappled shade in our most sheltered walled garden. Bliss! With sheltered walled gardens Barn Drift is often the warmest place to be in the country.
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51 reviews
Huge fabulous kitchen overlooking the sea
Roof pruned Persian Ironwoods offering dappled shade in our most sheltered walled garden. Bliss!
With sheltered walled gardens Barn Drift is often the warmest place to be in the country.
Stunning sea views and uninterrupted landscape.
Unbeatable location!
Stunning all year round with total privacy, located on the edge of a seaside village.
Huge windows throughout the house letting in natural light.
With so much space inside you will find comfortable places to sit everywhere, all with good views.
Sit back and relax, there is enough comfortable seating for everyone.
With more than enough comfortable seating in two sitting rooms there is Sky TV available
All rooms are light and spacious.
Fresh soap, bath and hand towels are left out for each guests use.
Coastal or rural views from all 8 bedrooms.
Constant hot water. 5 en suites, 2 wet rooms, a large shower and 8 loos!
All bedrooms can be made up as either a double or twin bedroom at each guests request
Five of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, those without have a bathroom right next door
All bedrooms a pleasure to stay in.  Each can be a double or twin room upon request
Every bed in the house is extremely comfortable and made up with fine Egyptian cotton bed linen.
Plenty of books in every room
Expansive outside space with gorgeous views as well as lots of sheltered areas in which to relax.
Table tennis and many other games available.
Huge gardens offering such verity, with stunning rural and sea views.
take it easy!
The location is exceptional, there are beautiful and varied walks right from the front door
Now fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies!
The perfect house for Christmas and new year.
Always cosy!
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Holiday Rental House -
8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Cley Next the Sea, Holt, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Sarah P
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6 reviews
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“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A beautiful house with breathtaking views and the 'resident'. Marsh Harrier was an added bonus, he visited almost every day.
The house is incredibly well decorated and maintained and feels more like a home than a holiday house, the website doesn't do it justice. The attention to detail and thoughtfulness about every comfort really impressed us. Alice was incredibly helpful and I got the impression that she genuinely wants every guest to have a wonderful time, which we did.
As 13 adults and four under 4's we were a big group but there was ample space in the house and fabulous gardens for everyone.
We will definitely be back.

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Liked best: The whole experience was amazing, but the beautiful view from the garden was really special
Liked least: A very minor niggle but a couple of bigger casserole dishes would be great
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
13 Aug 2016
Many thanks for your very kind review, we are delighted it all went so well and that you enjoyed yourselves - particularly delighted to hear about the Marsh Harrier! We do hope you will return soon. Best wishes Alice and Jonny
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Katharine...
2 reviews
“Relaxing, calm, beautiful”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a weeks stay at Barn Drift and loved it. It was great for a large family as there was plenty of space, despite many people in the house. It is very comfy and kept to a high standard. The welcoming hamper was lovely, and it was easy to be in touch with the owners if we needed them.

The location is great for exploring the local area, but remote enough to feel secluded.

The kitchen wasn't entirely kitted out for catering to large numbers but it was more than possible to make do. Wifi couldn't really handle large numbers of people accessing it at once.

It is a lovely, quiet, beautiful location, beautifully furnished house. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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Liked best: Comfortable, cozy and beautiful.
Liked least: Wifi access was not always easy.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
11 Jun 2016
Thank you for your kind review. Very helpful to know that you struggled with wifi - this hasn't been mentioned before (other than after storms) we are looking into a booster. We would be pleased to know where you thought the kitchen lacked because it has intentionally been kitted out for large groups. We are delighted that you found everything else so much to your satisfaction and hope you will return. Best wishes, Alice and Jonny
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Alizoncla...
Te Anau, New Zealand
1 review
“Amazing property within a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 9 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Our rather large family comprising 10 adults, 4 children and 2 babies plus Ellie the setter stayed at Barn Drift for our annual get together. The luxurious property afforded us the space to cope with the differing ages whilst also having large gardens with beautiful views from every aspect. The amenities were excellent for such a large group, everything had been well thought out and the web site is a true reflection of Barn Drift. it is perfectly situated for exploring all the wonders of North Norfolk.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
10 Jun 2016
Thank you very much indeed for your kind review - we are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves and completely adore the family photo on the stairs! Best wishes, Alice and Jonny
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Sally M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“WOW!!!”
Reviewed 17 January 2016 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at Barn Drift for a week last summer. I had been told it was like a home from home but in fact it was so much better than my own home - I would dearly love to move in and never go home. The conversion has been beautifully carried out so that we had space to come together and space to be apart. Our three children absolutely adored the freedom of running around whilst the grown-ups enjoyed just watching them. Everything you could possibly want is there so you really don't need to take anything. A fantastic place. We cannot wait to get back this summer.

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Liked best: The barn
Liked least: There really is nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Jan 2016
Thank you for your lovely review! We very much hope you will come back soon. Best wishes, Alice and Jonny
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Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
7 Jan 2016
Thank you for your kind review, we hope you will be back soon. Best wishes, Alice and Jonny
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