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Located in the heart of North Norfolk, Barsham Barns is a collection of meticulously restored self-catering barns that provide the perfect sanctuary for groups of all sizes. We had the pleasure of staying in the charming Loose Box, a barn designed with comfort, space, and style in mind. The interior, adorned with Farrow & Ball colors, exudes a sense of sophistication. While using the barn as a base, we embarked on a weekend of exploration in this stunning and underrated part of the world. However, one can easily be tempted to simply unwind and relax, as the well-appointed barns share access to a small spa, and the surrounding fields and farms offer delightful opportunities for leisurely strolls.

What awaits inside the Loose Box? Unless you have highly specific requirements, it’s difficult to think of anything that this L-shaped haven doesn’t offer. Formerly a smithy and stable, this little outhouse features an open-plan main living room, dining area, and kitchen at its core, with a room (complete with a bathroom) at each end. For longer stays or after muddy walks, there’s a convenient utility room equipped with a washer/dryer. In the spacious courtyard, you’ll find a BBQ and outdoor furniture, perfect for enjoying a lazy cook-up on a sunny summer day. Despite its authentically aged appearance, complete with pastel shutters and exposed beams, the Loose Box provides modern comforts such as free WiFi, underfloor heating, and a TV and entertainment system to keep everyone entertained during moments of relaxation.

When it comes to dining options, all the barns boast well-equipped kitchens, making them ideal for families or large groups. If you prefer not to worry about grocery shopping, major supermarkets offer convenient delivery services. The Loose Box itself features a courtyard BBQ, allowing you to savor al fresco meals on pleasant days. Alternatively, the barn owners have partnered with a local chef who can provide catering services if you wish to indulge in a hassle-free dining experience. During your excursions in the area, you’ll have no trouble finding excellent pubs to satisfy your culinary desires. Your accommodation will also provide a list of the best local delis, butchers, fishmongers, farm shops, and supermarkets to ensure your culinary needs are met.

Barsham Barns is situated in Alan Partridge country, a place that exudes a unique charm. From the wild and windswept beaches of Holkham and Cromer to the quaint and delightfully middle-class villages and towns like Burnham Market and Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk captivates with its beauty. The county town of Norwich offers a bustling scene with its array of shops, restaurants, and pubs. Additionally, it boasts the renowned Colman’s Mustard, adding a flavorful touch to the region’s culinary offerings. Whether you’re seeking coastal adventures or an immersion in the idyllic countryside, North Norfolk has something for everyone to enjoy, making it a destination that shouldn’t be underestimated.

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