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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Pets Not accepted Region Norfolk Town/village Wells next the Sea

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16 Buttlands Close, near Wells next the Sea

A lovely barn, converted from an original 1870's cart lodge, situated opposite the beautiful 11th Century Binham Priory. It sits in communal grounds surrounded by other similar conversions. The property is full of character with original beams and exposed flint walls, the rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished. French doors from the sitting room open into a small courtyard and then into the communal gardens, although these are not suitable for ball games there is a children's play ground a few minutes' walk away. Set in the quiet north Norfolk village of Binham yet only a few miles from the coast, the barn offers the best of both worlds for a truly relaxing holiday. Shop/Pub: all within walking distance

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, Freesat, iPod dock, DVD player, CD player, Blu-ray player, woodburner
Kitchen/Diner with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer dryer, dining table with chairs and a long bench
Bedroom 1 with a double bed
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Shower Room with walk in shower, washbasin and wc

Mezzanine/First Floor: stairs lead straight into
Bedroom 3 with a super king-size bed and seating area with PlayStation
Leading to
Bedroom 4 with 2'6" twin beds
Bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, washbasin and wc - please note there is restricted head height in this room and in shower area

Garden: Small courtyard area with table and chairs, further communal lawned gardens, not suitable for ball games.
Parking: In separate open cart lodge for one vehicle, further visitors parking available.
Heating: Night storage heaters, woodburner.
Also Provided: Towels. Books and games. Radio. Hairdryer. WiFi. Telephone for incoming calls. Starter basket of logs provided. Communal cycle storage and drying room.
Notes: This is a non smoking property. Mobile signal -variable.

Binham is a quintessential Norfolk village, which nestles just a few miles inland from the north Norfolk heritage coast. It has a traditional village pub and a local store that has a quirkiness all of its own! The area is a natural haven for sailors, bird watchers and families alike; explore quays and creeks at Morston and Blakeney and take a trip from here to see the largest seal colony in the UK. Walk through coastal marshes at Salthouse and Cley-next-the-Sea and visit the Norfolk Wildlife Trusts' centre, where the local birdlife literally fly past your window, binoculars supplied! Find fabulous wide, sandy beaches at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham and don't forget to visit historic Holkham Hall whilst you are there. Visit the charming Georgian town of Holt for its eclectic mix of art galleries, shops and eateries and seek out the Shell Museum at nearby Glandford to view interesting curios and the largest UK collection of shells. There is so much to see and do you will be spoilt for choice.

Exterior image of this lovely barn conversionLovely sitting room with open beamsPretty bedroom with double bedKitchen with convenient dining areaAnother view of the sitting room with bare brick wall detailWell equipped kitchen with electric oven and hobAnother view of the attractive sitting room with comfotable seatingDining area within the kitchenBedroom 3 has a super king sized bedSeating area in bedroom threeBedroom four also has twin bedsBathroom with bath and overbath showerDressing table area in bedroom oneNice spacious sitting roomModern, fully tiled shower roomThe stunning Binham Priory
  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Freezer
  • Open Fire
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Beach
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room


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Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

LocationWells next the Sea

This unspoilt harbour town is a fantastic base for exploring the North Norfolk coastline. There is a long sweeping sandy bay, with colourful beach huts and a variety of independent shops, tea rooms and amusement arcades. Visitors can stroll along the beach to Holkham Bay, another lovely way to travel to and from the town is the Wells Harbour Railway with views across to the harbour and the golf course. The Wells and Walsingham Railway is also a charming steam train route.

Amongst the moored boats in the harbour is the Albatros, one of the oldest sailing ships still afloat. Food and drink is served aboard, there is also live music and themed public events throughout the year. At the top of the main street of shops is the green, with a few nearby inns to choose from. The Whin Hill Ciderworks is the perfect venue to sample the local cider and apple juices.

There are boat trips out to Blakeney Point where the seals are often found basking on the sandbanks. The surrounding marshlands of Holkham Nature Reserve are a haven for migrating birds, larks and geese. From the town there are guided alpaca treks which is a fun and interesting way to explore the coastline.

Holkham Hall is open seasonally to the public and there are marked routes for walkers to explore the estate, which is also home to a large herd of deer. There is boat and canoe hire available from the lake.


Located on the east coast of England, facing Europe across the North Sea, Norfolk is one of the UK's most rural counties, with over forty percent of its population living in just four towns – Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford. Adjacent to The Wash, in whose mud the medieval King John famously lost the Crown Jewels in 1216, Norfolk's geography is that of low plains or “fens”, which makes it along with neighbouring Suffolk feel more like northern countries of European mainland (Belgium and Holland) than the rest of England which is predominantly hilly.

In a similar way to that of the “low countries”, erosion and land reclamation have changed the coastline over the centuries, so that several towns (King's Lynn, for instance) which were once on the coast are now to be found several miles inland! The whole set-up makes for some very interesting topography as well as history and Norfolk is, for this reason, an interesting county to visit, almost as if it was a different country altogether!

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Norfolk Nearest shop 1 miles Nearest pub 1 miles


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