About the property
- Farmhouse3272 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Farmhouse near Aylsham, Norfolk, England - 5 Bedrooms, 1 Ks, 2 Dbl, 2 Twin, 3 Showers, (2 En-suite) 1 Bathroom, 3 Sitting Rooms & Kitchen/Diner
Home Farm House is set in 2 acres of grounds in the small village of Suffield Common. The house has been completely renovated to create a beautiful family home. Every room has quality furnishings and fittings. There are oak beamed ceilings throughout and the flooring is either limestone flags or oak boards. The kitchen and utility have modern appliances that integrate into the traditional style, all three reception rooms have comfy sofas and either an open fire or wood burning stove.
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- May 18, 2018
About Colette Brideson
I love the rural life and also enjoy true comfort and modern day conveniences. I was delighted to renovate Home Farm House and be able to retain its original character - of which there is a lot - and add my own personal touches. I have fully equipped the house as a real family home from home, focusing particularly on the bathing facilities and kitchen equipment. I also selected the building materials, decoration, soft furnishings and fabrics. I enjoy cooking and entertaining and I have ensured that all my guests’ needs in these areas are provided for. I am proud that many of my guests comment that the kitchen is better equipped than their own. I hope you choose to stay at my house and enjoy it as much as I do, please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions, Colette.
Colette Brideson purchased this Farmhouse in 2001
Why Colette Brideson chose North Walsham
When I discovered Home farm House I fell in love with it. The countryside, big skies, clear starry nights and the deafening silence are a welcome contrast to the noise, lights and bustle of city life. It is very rural and immediately surrounded by beautiful country, but not too close to livestock or agricultural workings to disturb. It is also well placed, close enough to the coast, (but not the very busy caravan parks), The Broads, many local amenities and attractions and the 'Fine City of Norwich'. If the weather is inclement there is always something to do with cupboards and shelves full of books and games in the house or a short drive away there are lots of great restaurants, pubs, sports facilities and other attractions. Over the years I have compiled a comprehensive list of things to do and see that I have enjoyed and you can too.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The property is on a seldom used lane, benefits from extensive gardens and has many characterful features; including large fireplaces, an antique bread oven, ships beams and 15th century beams, a green oak beamed loft, 18” thick walls in many rooms, great art work, contemporary and antique furniture. I have complemented these with modern, quality appliances, lighting and bathroom fittings. The house is light, bright and breezy in summer and cosy and warm in winter. Its space and layout lend itself to family entertaining.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Extremely well-appointed, spacious, lovely setting
A group of 8 of us booked for a long weekend. Our first impressions were very positive, and increased during our stay. The house is very spacious with plenty of communal areas inside and out but with private spaces too. The excellent facilities meant we cooked some great meals together and enjoyed a BBQ in the courtyard. Everyone went away impressed with the set-up. Special thanks to the owner, Colette, who managed the process so smoothly and made our stay a good one.
So pleased you enjoyed your weekend at our holiday home and made use of the new BBQ. Colette
Great farmhouse with great facilities
There is very little to fault with this farmhouse. Large kitchen, 3 lounge areas, comfortable beds, well equipped, interesting garden for the children to explore, nice walks from the house, useful boot room, good eating just mile or two away. All our (very picky) family really enjoyed the stay and were full of praise for the House.
The wood burner in the lounge collapsed internally and perhaps should be replaced or properly fixed; king sized beds would be a good upgrade - but there are no other negatives to report. Just keep everything else the way it is!
We expect to make a return visit.
Fabulous location, beautiful big property for a New Year gathering with friends!
Hi Collette! We meant to write in the visitors book before we left, but I totally forgot!
We had a fabulous stay in the house! It is a beautiful property and it was such a pleasure to find a kitchen so well equipped, not to mention huge! It was the perfect setting for a New Year’s Eve get together with our friends and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!
The place was spacious for the little ones to spread out in the entrance lounge with their toys. We didn’t even use the snug at the end of the house! The bedrooms were a great size, lovely and airy! The location was great too and we took a steam train ride from Sheringham which the little ones loved, a walk and play on the beach in Cromer and dinner at the Crown on NYE. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful property and we’ll definitely recommend you to our friends and family. Happy new year! Louise
We were looking for somewhere to celebrate my 70th birthday with our family and found the perfect house and location at Home Farm House. We were a party of 10 with an age range between 4 and 73 years old. The house never felt crowded, always the ideal spot for each one of us. The house and garden are beautiful and so well equipped -everything we needed was always available. All 10 of us were able to sit comfortably around the large kitchen table and enjoy wonderful meals together. The garden provided many interesting nooks and crannies for a Easter egg hunt and the courtyard was a superb place to barbecue locally sourced meat and fish. Days out were enjoyed on the beach at Overstrand, pottering around Cromer, walking in Sheringham Park and exploring Hickling and Ranworth Broads. We would highly recommend this beautiful house set in glorious surroundings for a relaxing multi-generation family holiday. As we were leaving, our youngest grandson, aged 4, said he would like to have stayed for 100 days - we all agreed!
An Absolute Gem
We rented this property for a family away weekend to celebrate my 70th birthday. Three generations of the family were there and everyone loved the house. The accommodation offered is excellent, and all of the rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard. The kitchen and dining area is exceptionally good and ideal as a gathering point and social hub for the party. There is also a spacious and attractive garden. The rural location is pleasing, although the narrow roads make for some interesting passing manoeuvres! We had a very good celebration dinner at the Crown in Banningham and a good walk along the beach from Overstrand to Cromer for lunch. The property is within easy reach of many of the attractive places which Norfolk offers and I would wholeheartedly recommend it.
Thank you Terry, the dining/kitchen room is our favourite social space too.
we also like the calm of the bedrooms after the partying! Colette
Wonderful property in a beautiful rural location
I recently stayed at Home Farm House with my family for my parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary. It was a perfect property giving everyone (9 adults, 2 children and 2 babies) the space they needed to relax and enjoy the weekend. The large dining table was perfect for a celebratory meal and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. The bedrooms were clean, comfortable and very well furnished. We had a fabulous stay and were found the setting perfect for exploring the North Norfolk coast. Very handy having a Waitrose just a few minutes drive away too. Thank you for such a great stay and hopefully we'll visit again in the future.
So pleased my 'home from home' holiday home worked for your very special family celebration. thank you for your review. kr Colette
Coast/Beach: Mundesley beach is the easiest to get to, 7 miles away, a Blue Flag Award sandy beach, with lifeguard in season and easy parking. Trimingham is 6 miles. Overstrand is 7 miles away and is easily accessible by car, it is an attractive cliff-top village overlooking a sandy beach where you can buy fresh lobster and crab in season. Cromer's sandy beach and it’s pier is 8 miles, Sea Palling for water sports 15 miles, Blakeney for seal viewing 18 miles. The Broads are 7 miles away for day boats, canoes, kayaks and sailing. Travel: The property is rural therefore a car is essential to enjoy your stay. There is ample parking for at least 8 cars on the drive outside the house. The nearest train station is North Walsham on the Bittern Line or Norwich main line. Norwich airport is closest and then Stansted. Distances: Home Farm House is 130 miles from central London, 170 miles from Birmingham. North Walsham is 3.5 miles, Aylsham 5 miles, The Broads 7 miles, Cromer 8 miles and Norwich 17 miles. The nearest supermarket is a very large Waitrose 2.5 miles away, Sainsburys and Lidl in North Walsham, Tesco and Budgens in Aylsham, Morrisons and Lidl in Cromer. Further Details: There are excellent local pubs and restaurants. I highly recommend The Gunton Arms in the Gunton deer park. In addition there are the Erpingham Arms, Saracens Head, The Crown at Banningham, The Walpole Arms and Black Boys in Aylsham. I provide a 'recommended' list with your joining instructions. There are many walks and cycle routes from the house and many more that can be reached by car. I have comprehensive details of local attractions, activities and hostelries in the house. For example, the Weavers Way, Bure Valley walk, Peddars Way/North Norfolk Coast Path, the Paston Way (coastal), Wherryman's Way around the Broads and Barton Broad walk. Use our local OS maps to find them. A short drive or cycle ride away is the Southrepps Common Nature Reserve which comprises 12.4 hectares of woodland, it is a site of special scientific interest and conservation status. A car park and 800 metre boardwalk provides easy access and The Vernon Arms is nearby for refreshment. We are excellently placed for cyclists. Norfolk was the first county in Britain to introduce Quiet Lanes for walking and cycling. They are almost on our doorstep covering 36 miles and occupying a triangle from Cromer to Bacton and inland to North Walsham, all easily and safely accessible from the front door for cyclists of all abilities. The Quiet Lanes link with the Paston Way, Bacton Woods and the Coast Cycleway. I have cycling maps and information at the house. Broadland Cycle Hire is located in the car park at Bewilderwood, 13 miles away, where you can hire bikes, tandems, children’s cycles, baby seats and tag-alongs. There are several cycle rides starting from there and they have route maps. For steam trains the Bure Valley Railway starts at Aylsham, The ‘Poppy Line’ at Sheringham. There are many day boat hires on the Broads and several National Trust houses and gardens nearby, Blickling and Felbrigg Halls being the closest. For the younger members of your group Strikers is 6 lane 10 pin bowling alley with arcade games and a bar 3 miles away and the Victory swimming pool and gym is in North Walsham. For anglers there are many local lakes, Felmingham Mill Lakes in walking distance and Blickling lake the most spectacular. The VisitNorthNorfolk website is an excellent source of information and things to do.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes if paying direct to me: A deposit of £100 is required to reserve your rental dates. 30% of the rent is payable 12 weeks before the rental start date. The remaining rental balance less your £100 deposit is payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. A £500 damage security deposit must be paid no later than the week prior to your rental start date. Terms & conditions and rental hire policy are available upon request and are provided with your booking documentation. Changeover Day: Change over day is Friday. The house will be ready at 4pm on your day of arrival, departure time is 10am prompt. There is flexibility - more so in low season and early arrival/late departure by pre-arrangement only. Notes on prices: Weekend and short break prices available upon request