Brazenhall Barn (Sleeps 14)
About Peter Allingham
Brazenhall Barns: These are owned and operated by Peter Allingham. Peter has been in the holiday business since 1994, running the high-end specialist operator, Ancient World Tours. Peter's family has farmed the surrounding area of Norfolk for well over a hundred years and Brazenhall Barns are luxury holiday homes converted from ancient livestock yards - yards which were mentioned in 18th century French travel journals as being of exceptional quality!
Peter Allingham purchased this Barn in 2011
Why Peter Allingham chose Fakenham
Brazenhall Barns is redecorated top to bottom two years so the Barns always looks 'just opened'! I grew up in this part of Norfolk and for me it is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK with gentle rolling hills (Norfolk isn't as flat as they say!), delightful villages, bags of history and plenty for younger visitors to do.
What makes this Barn unique
We have some unusual features at Brazenhall Barns. Not only can we accommodate 14 in the Barn and 6 in permanent beds in the Lodge but we can have up to 22 people dining inside our outside the Barn. This makes both properties ideal for hire if you are looking for a family reunion or special birthday party. The Barns are surrounded on three sides by lovely summer meadows and these are yours to enjoy during your stay. We're also next to the Archangel Distillery - Gin tours are available!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is permitted outside on the patio only.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
THE Most Comfortable Holiday Home!
I'm a regular at Brazenhall bringing groups of friends for weekends and the occassaional business event. This place is perfect every time and I can't thank Peter and the team enough for looking after us so well.
Spacious, peaceful barns, perfect for a family gathering.
If you are looking for large accommodation with beautiful outside space and views to celebrate a family birthday or special occasion, you could do no better than booking Brazenhall barns.
By far the most comfortable nights sleep we have all had in a holiday accommodation with lovely touches such as their own toiletries (which smelt amazing) and great tasting gin. Being all on one level was perfect for those in the party with limited mobility and meant no steps for the little ones to fall down too. Our group was 14 strong, aged 1-70 and we all had the most amazing stay, helped by the glorious Easter bank holiday weather.
Peter and Erica were both helpful and informative and Erica very kindly provided lots of good family friendly places for us to visit beforehand. I would happily recommend Brazenhall barns and the party have all said they would love to return again!
We're all delighted you had such a great weekend! The weather helped too I'm sure. We look forward very much to welcoming you back.
With all best wishes, Peter & Erica.
Really Lovely Place!
Had a wonderful stay at the Barns. Comfortable, well laid out and a fun time for all of us!
Amazing Location - Amazing House
Our group of 12 stayed (and dog) and had the best time. There is so much to see in the area and some great restaurants too. We enjoyed the massive dining table and spent too much time sitting at it sipping wine. The view of the church from the garden in the evening sunlight was amazing. Norfolk is just the best place for our annual get together and we will definitely be back!
I'm so thrilled you had a good time - we loved having you to stay! We're so lucky to be living in this part of the world. When I drive to the Barns in the morning and, at this time of year, see the sun come up, I really count my blessings!
Look forward to seeing you again next year and keep an eye on our newsletter - we'll let you know of any Food and Drink festivals in the area we think you'll enjoy!
All the best,
A Beautiful Place for a Mid-Week Break
We had a great time this week (our third visit) and it was so good to be back. The Barns are beautiful and so comfortable and well equipped. Great value out of season too. We'll be back! Thank you!
Outstanding property for a lovely anniversary celebration
A group of 13 of us had an amazing weekend at Brazenhall Barns. The house is all on one level with no steps - a great help for my uncle who finds it hard to do stairs. The bedrooms were so comfy I've even taken a note of the mattress make so I can get one at home!
The kitchen was very well equiped and it was great to have such a huge dining table for us all to get around in the evenings.
There was lots to see close by and there are so many gastro-pubs and restaurants all along the coast that we were spoilt for choice. We will DEFINITELY be back!
The Archangel Distillery is in the same hamlet and tours can be arranged by contacting them in advance. Just a couple of miles away is the ‘Extreme Adventure Company’ with treetop swings, walks, a 3G swing and its famous 1000 foot zip wire! There is a small course too for more junior members of your party. The stunning Pensthorpe Park is just past Fakenham and is well known as the host of BBC Springwatch as well as being voted Norfolk’s Best Visitor Attraction.
Children (of all ages!) love steam engines – and the delightful Wells and Walsingham light railway offers a charming way to spend an afternoon. Operating between April and the end of October, this narrow-gauge railway (the longest of its type in the world) passes through some great countryside on its half hour journey to and from the coastal town of Wells with its quay and excellent sea food.
North West Norfolk is one of the last unspoilt parts of the UK with plenty of charming villages, excellent restaurants and, of course, the famous Norfolk coastline is only a few miles away with delightful walks, great sandy beaches and some superb bird-watching opportunities.
We’re minutes from Fakenham where are there are two large supermarkets, a cinema (for the odd rainy day), bowling alley and sports hall and plenty of smaller shops to keep you interested.
Close by are two of Norfolk’s most popular shopping towns which are packed with lovely small shops, restaurants and pubs. These are Holt and Burnham Market – bywords themselves for lazy sunny days pottering around antique shops before settling down to an exceptional lunch.
There are plenty of excellent pubs and restaurants in the area and these are shown below. We can do no better than quote directly from their website. Our local taxi firm, Tiny's Taxis (01328 856 314) are very happy to provide an excellent service to and from the restaurant of your choice if none of you fancies driving.