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Farm House Located Deep In The Countryside Ideal For Relaxing & Entertaining

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,272 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

Colette Brideson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your wonderful house with us. It's so well equipped while being homely and comfortable. Looking forward to our return

Thank you for providing us with this wonderful place to stay. Home Farm House exceeded our expectations all around from the location, to the comforts of the bedrooms and the perfect kitchen dining area

We had a fabulous stay at HFH and can't wait to come back again!

The Scottish clan have had a fantastic weekend at this marvellous house it has more than met our expectations

Your house is beautiful, I will certainly recommend to others. We had a lovely holiday and did a lot of things. We all like cooking and were very impressed with all the pots, pans and gadgets etc.

A wonderful week in a beautiful house, beyond our wildest dreams

What a fabulous house! couldn't wish for a better vacation

We've had a lovely stay. This is a wonderful house - it all worked so well for our mix/match family.

This place had everything thankyou for sharing it!
Jan 2012
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North Walsham Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3272 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • First floor; bedrooms 1 & 2 have en suite shower & WC with oak basin stands and Grohe fittings, the family bathroom has a standalone bath and WC. Second floor shower room & WC also has an oak basin stand and Grohe fittings. The ground floor has a WC.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor: Bedroom 1, double bed en-suite. Bedroom 2, double bed en-suite. Bedroom 3, twin beds. Second floor: Master king size bedroom with adjoining shower/WC and a large twin bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Home Farm House was originally two cottages. It is unknown how old the original dwellings are but the clover leaf beam in reception 2 has been dated to the 15th century. At some stage the cottages were converted into one house. In 1974 the late David Hood started to renovate the house for himself and convert the barns into 5 dwellings. When he died he bequeathed the meadow, that wraps around our paddock to the side and back of the house, to the local community and it has been designated a County Wildlife site. You can walk the meadow and see the labyrinth, folly, the BIG question mark and seating area. I have owned the house since 2001 and totally renovated it in 2009. I have furnished the house with quality fittings, antique and modern furniture with many original works of art. I provide a comprehensive guide to help you enjoy the property and make it work for you. There are books, CDs, local maps, many garden and indoor games for you to enjoy during your stay. Outside: Home Farm House has wonderful aspects, although we have neighbours the house is not overlooked and is very private being set well back from the lane. It has 2 acres of grounds, 1 acre of lawns, 1 acre of paddock, a stream with a bridge and a pond. The front lawn is a boules, hoopla or footie kick around space. In season you can dine alfresco in the courtyard where there is garden furniture, gas BBQ, swing seat, parasol and a hammock. Out of season these are not available for use. Picnic tableware, blankets, chiller bags, cushions and games are provided for your enjoyment in the garden. Our gardener comes weekly on Friday to keep things tidy. Please don’t use the paddock because it is being replanted. Utility Room: Large room with granite work surface, Franke twin sink, Bosch washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes maid, vacuum cleaner, cleaning products and implements, water softener and oil fired boiler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality bath and hand towel pp, cotton bed linen, hand wash, toilet tissue, a basket of logs and kindling, some candles are provided with a bottle of red and white wine. Cleaning and laundry serviced weekly on Friday. Other: Reception 2: Comfy sofa, B&O TV & DVD, wood burning stove, desk, bookcase of children’s books, stable door to the courtyard. Boot room: Butler sink, boot and coat storage, garden games, stable door to garden, boot cleaning ‘shower’ and summer house.


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Extremely well-appointed, spacious, lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your weekend at our holiday home and made use of the new BBQ. Colette
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Absolute Gem

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Wonderful property in a beautiful rural location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased my 'home from home' holiday home worked for your very special family celebration. thank you for your review. kr Colette
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A very special place

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing (and very spacious) 5 bedroom property in a beautiful rural location. We stayed over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend with our friends. We had five children in total, and we all absolutely loved the place. Every detail has been thought about, from the fully equipped kitchen with every accessory you can think of, to the outdoor toys in the summer house. The house itself has been lovingly extended and renovated, offering plenty of room and comfort even for a large group. It is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of the world (we enjoyed taking the steam train from nearby Aylsham to Wroxham, and then cruising the Broads, as well as a trip to the beach). The owner is lovely: when we managed to leave behind a special teddy bear, she arranged to have it posted to us. All in all, 5 stars on every level!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Ken, so pleased you enjoyed my holiday home as much as I do!
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The Perfect Easter Weekend !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Home Farm house over the Easter weekend with friends and family and I could probably say “just perfect” …. and simply stop there; because that’s exactly what it was. From the administration to the house and gardens everything was wonderful.

Home farm is a very large 5 bedroom farm house near North Walsham. It has been very sympathetically renovated to keep the charm of an old farm house but provide all the mod cons you would expect from a quality short let. It’s very clean and well equipped, especially the kitchen which has every cooking utensil you could ever want, and more!

All the rooms were very spacious and tastefully decorated.

We had unusually good Easter weather and so the lovely gardens provided a perfect setting for an Easter egg hunt for the younger children.

Many thanks to Colette and her team for making it a perfect Easter.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comprehensive review, I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed our holiday home and the facilities it provides. We enjoy cooking hence the plethora of kitchen kit and pleased that you appreciated it too. Great that you were able to spend time in the gardens.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Gunton Arms
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
North Walsham
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Gunton Arms
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: necessary


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.


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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $666.22

Booking Notes:
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 an element of flexibility - more so in low season. Earlier arrival only by pre-arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Weekend and short break prices available upon request

£100 deposit to secure dates (refunded). 30% of rental fee 12 weeks before arrival, 70% less £100 deposit 8 weeks before arrival. £500 damage security deposit cleared funds 3 days before arrival. Refunded when housekeeping have signed off that the house was left in good order within 2 weeks of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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