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Family Farmhouse, Near Award Winning Beach & Norfolk Broads, Dogs very welcome.

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Waxham, Nr Sea Palling, Norfolk, UK - Quiet Location, Lots Of Space, Dog Friendly With Private 1.5 Mile Farmland Walk And Secure Garden

Walnut Farmhouse is located on private farmland with its own enclosed garden and driveway. The site has its own 1.5 mile private dog walk, Sea Palling is 5 minute's drive away where you can find a beautiful long sandy beach, fish & chips, cafes, local shop/post office and small amusements to keep the children entertained and a choice of 2 local pubs. Only half an hour away are Great Yarmouth with its many attractions and the historic and popular city of Norwich which has much to offer everybody. The house is on the edge of the Broads National Park and there are many places to hire a boat to cruise for the day or just a few hours, the nearest being only 10 minutes away at Hickling Broad. The beach along this coastline is sandy and dog friendly, easy to walk and mostly very quiet. The whole area is ideal for bird and seal watching, cycling, dog walking and family days out. The house is very spacious and cool in the summer and the central heating ensures it is cosy in colder months.

Rachel McLeod
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Rachel McLeod

I work very hard to ensure that guests have all they need to know before they arrive and when they are here so please do email or call with anything you need to know about the house and the area.

Rachel McLeod purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Rachel McLeod chose Norfolk & The Broads

We knew the house would be popular with famillies and dogs as it has an unbeatable location in a quiet, rural part of Norfolk, down a private track and minutes away from the beach. All the beaches along this coastline are sandy and dog friendly and easily accessible. We particularly love the seal colonies which breed along the coast and have spent many happy hours during the winter months watching the seal mothers with their pups.

Like me, they are 'incomers' to this part of Norfolk and, like me, would never live anywhere else! A high proportion of our guests come here, fall in love with the area and move up. Think that says it all!

What makes this farmhouse unique

When you stay at Walnut Farm house you will be treated to peace and quiet and space and light. In the winter the house manages to be cosy too with an efficient radiator system and electric wood burner in the lounge (quicker and easier than the real thing!)

There is a fabulous 1.5 mile long dog walk from the door through the private farmland and alongside a very quiet part of the river, part of the Broads network.

Access to the beaches is easy and there are plenty of local villages to visit, many of which have good, dog friendly pubs. If you want days out Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Cromer and Sea Palling are all within a very easy drive and if you want to go a bit further afield the popular parts of North Norfolk are an easy day trip too.

Seal watching, Broads boating, easy walking and cycling and relaxing are all on offer

Guestbook comments from the owner

A very special thank you to the owners of this wonderful house, that has made this family holiday one to remember. Thank you - September 2013

A wonderful place to stay for our 4 generation family holiday. Lots of things to do and places to visit, thank you. - August 2013

We all enjoyed a marvellous week at Walnut Farm. The house was lovely and well equipped. - August 2013

A lovely welcome and great house for our family holiday, we had a great time and enjoyed our time in Norfolk. - August 2013

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Walnut Farm. Thanks to the McLeods for their hospitality. Our young ones have disappeared for long periods of time playing, leaving the older ones to enjoy the peace of the house. We hope to return next summer to this beautifully presented, spacious and well-equipped house. - July 2013

A wonderful house. Thank you for the warm welcome - from 10 yrs to 80 yrs everyone has had a wonderful time. - July 2013
Jul 2013
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Great Yarmouth Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • There is an ensuite bathroom with bedroom 1, a family bathroom upstairs and downstairs there is a shower room next to the living room with the sofa bed. This makes this the ideal accommodation for larger parties or two families sharing.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) plus sofa bed downstairs and cot Notes on bedrooms: There are 2 double bedrooms one with ensuite, 2 twin bedrooms and 1 single bedrooms. All rooms have hand basins, plenty of storage space and the largest double bedroom has a wooden cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Walnut Farmhouse is an excellent property for all year round holidays, the garden is great in the warmer months and the electric log burner in the lounge is lovely in the winter months, backed up with modern central heating throughout the house. There is plenty of room for all members of the family to have their own space with the kitchen, dining room and garden great for all coming together to make some perfect holiday moments to remember. There is a private gated driveway at the front of the house able to accommodate 4 cars and 2 separate lawn areas with garden furniture and BBQ provided. The house is very suitable and welcoming for dogs with the majority of the downstairs being hard floors and rugs and offering plenty of easy living space. Outside: Large secure private garden with seating and BBQ, mostly laid to lawn and gravel with mature and attractive planting. The boundary is enclosed by a mix of dog proof evergreen hedge and a low wall topped with high decorative railings. Two high walled yards are adjacent to the house, one with access through a side door to the garden. Beyond the boundary of the garden is a small touring caravan site (maximum 20 pitches). Utility Room: A very useful room with washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of room for drying clothes or wet dogs, keeping dog beds, outdoor clothing and games. The room opens up on two sides into small yards, one with access to the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen will be provided but we ask guests to bring their own beach towels. Other: There is a sun room which opens up to the garden and a large family room with a sofa bed. The house is large enough for everyone to have their own space and makes a great holiday location for large families or friends who want to relax together.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Family Farmhouse, Near Award Winning Beach & Norfolk Broads, Dogs very welcome.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at walnut farm house and have all come away with lovely memories of our time there. There was enough space for everyone to spread out over the house (four generations in the family) the quiet room was well used by the older adults. The kitchen was a joy to cook in, I have never stayed in such a well equipped house there was everything you could possibly need. The owners Rachal and Phil were on hand to deal with any queries and nothing was too much trouble. Have already started recommending it to friends and family

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic late Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse as exactly as the pictures show. Rachel had agreed to leave the Christmas decs up for us as we were having a late Christmas and the farmhouse had a lovely Christmassy feel about it. The kitchen was perfect and well equipped (have to admit to being a bit nervous about doing a full dinner in a strange kitchen). There was room for everyone to spread out. The en suite was a bonus. We were lucky with the weather and only had one damp day but it was very windy and extremly cold. However the house was warm and toasty. Not a draught to be felt. The dog walk was a lovely for us to walk Barnabas on his morning walk and in the afternoon we walked miles and miles of beach and sand dunes. We found a family of young seals on the beach nearby and were delighted to visit Horsey and the colony there. (Here were the only non family humans we saw all until then too!) Sea Palling was a bonus and buzzing even in bleak January with fish and chips and candy floss available. It was a shame we only found this on the last day. Our break really was the get away we needed. I would recommend Walnut Farmhouse to any large family wanting a beach/wildlife holiday. The setting is lovely, the garden fully enclosed and safe for the dog. Even in January the dog walk wasn't muddy and even if we did get a bit dirty the utliity was large and a great place to sort ourselves out.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and confortable

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideal house for a larger group as there is so much space to relax - 3 living rooms downstairs plus loads of outdoor space for summer evenings. It was lovely and clean and the beds very comfortable. Everything you need for your stay is there and the owner was very welcoming when we arrived - cake/chutney/eggs on arrival which is a very thoughtful touch. You do need a car as nearest town is not within walking distance, but on a summers evening the pub (Lord Nelson) is about 30 minute walk. Great food and reasonable prices - would recommend. The dog walk was brilliant and private (only saw 1 other dog) and it takes you along the river. Overall a fantastic place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and quiet house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend stay at Walnut Farm. Even with a toddler, a baby, 8 adults and one mad spaniel there was enough room for everyone and plenty of stairgates were really useful! Big secure garden was brill for the dog, and it was just so nice to feel relaxed in a properly dog friendly house. The big kitchen was great too. It was a quiet location to have a hol in winter, I'm sure it would be equally peaceful at other times of the year. The house also stayed warm despite extremely stormy weather outside, which we were very grateful for! The sea is a short drive away (unfortunately there isn't a direct footpath across the fields) and miles of dog friendly beaches await.. at least in winter. Sea Palling was a lovely vast stretch of sand worth a visit for the beach and kite flying / kite chasing if you're a dog. In winter, at least, the shops and cafes there were pretty bleak though and it's worth taking a picnic or eating elsewhere, rather than planning to find something to eat there. We also loved seeing hundreds of seals at Horsey (we also found them on beaches nearer the house, with far less people around!). All in all a recommended house for a holiday, with a really welcoming and peaceful feel.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Walnut Farm - it's just great for a family (and dog friendly!) holiday. And you found the seals close by too! Most people head for the busier beach further south along the coast but they can often be found much closer to the house - an amazing sight in the winter months and often during the rest of the year too. We very much appreciate you taking the time to do a review and hope to see you here again.
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Lovely big house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as as a party of 4 adults, 4 teens and 2 11 year olds.

The house is lovely and there was plenty of room for us all. Nice kitchen with everything you could need, kids enjoyed baking brownies and cakes.

Lovely beaches in surrounding area. We hired a boat for the day on the broads and had a great day out in Great Yarmouth. Loads to do on local area.

Great holiday had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5 star review! Really pleased you enjoyed the house and the area - it really does have a lot of room for all the family to spread out or all get together. The Broads offer a lot of great opportunities for messing about on boats, wildlife watching and just sitting and watching the world go by from a waterside pub! Lots of family orientated things to do in Great Yarmouth and Norwich and then return to the peace and quiet of the house at the end of the day to relax! Hope to see you back here again. Sue
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That Special touch

  • 4 of 5

Spent a long weekend at Walnut Farm with my family....7 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 very energetic spaniels. First class customer service from the owners pre and post holiday, and it was the extra special dog friendly touches at the house that stood out for us...I won't spoil it for others with the detail. Clean, spacious accommodation with everything you need. Location superb....close to beautiful beaches and within easy reach of Great Yarmouth and Norwich for any retail therapy. It's a shame to mention this but the wifi failed us, which with teenagers missed terribly but didn't detract from a great time. Would certainly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sea Palling
"Sea Palling is a small, coastal village in the Norfolk countryside. Amazingly for such a sm..."
Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Norwich Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
Sea Palling
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Kilometres
Ingham Swan
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

No special interest holiday provided but the area is rich in wildlife and bird spotting opportunities, fantastic for photography and painting and the close proximity to both the sea and the Broads means that there plenty of locally available courses for sailing plus kayaking, fishing, boat hire and jet ski hire.


The 2 nearest beaches to Walnut Farmhouse are located within a 5 minute car drive. Sea Palling is a blue flag beach with cafés, shop, toilets and amusements and lifeguards in attendance during peak season. In the other direction is Horsey Gap where there is a car park behind the sand dunes. Both are sandy, easy walking, very quiet and dog friendly. A short walk along the beach and you might well meet the local seals and during the winter months their pups. This beach is a top breeding colony and people come from miles around to view the seal pups in the winter.


A car is pretty much essential for getting around in this part of rural Norfolk. There is a bus service to Sea Palling from Norwich. The nearest train stations are at Great Yarmouth and North Walsham. Local taxis operate.


Local amenities are 5 minutes drive to Sea Palling where you will find village shop and post office, cafes and fish and chip shop and 2 pubs that both serve food. Nearest supermarket is 6 miles away in Stalham. Seaside resort of Great Yarmouth is 14 miles and Cromer is 23 miles away. Norwich City Centre is 23 miles away with all of its museums, shops and famous Castle. The Broads National Parks starts just a few miles from the house at Hickling and the small towns of Stalham is 5 miles away.

Further Details:

Walnut Farmhouse has an excellent location for exploring the best of the Norfolk Coast and Broads or a trip into the centre of Norwich. There are many local National Trust properties that you can visit. Great Yarmouth has something for everyone. The location is very peaceful but not isolated. Within a couple of miles there are cafes, pubs, a farm shop, very good butcher and just a little further afield you will find an excellent fishmonger at Happisburgh, a local food shops - Truly Local - which counts Prince Charles as a customer, more dog friendly pubs, bicycle hire, banks, takeaways, chemists, pet shops and more. Please do feel free to email Sue if there is anything you want to know about the area and what it has to offer.

The location is ideal for everything that you could want from a family holiday or a get together with friends. The choice is yours of how active or relaxing your holiday is.

There are facilities for fishing on the Waxham Cut (License required) or sea fishing trips can be booked locally.

Anyone interested in wildlife (watching or photography) will be spoilt for choice here. The coastline is used by colonies of seals for breeding and in the winter months 100s can be seen together with their pups. The flat marsh land and waterways provide a habitat for a huge amount of wildlife including Marsh Harriers and there are deer - Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer - in the area too.


Rates & Availability

Great Yarmouth Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $127.82
Booking fee $19.17

Short breaks: Short breaks are not always available due to the limitations of the cleaning staff so do please ask. Also note the OD system does not allow correct calculation of short break prices. 3 night weekend breaks, where available, are 75% of the full week price. 4 night weekday bookings, where available, are 65% of the full week price.
Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking and the balance is to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, arrival time is from 4pm and departure time is by 10am.

Notes on prices:
For up to date availability and details of special offers/late deals please e-mail. We aim to please as many guests as possible and are happy to work within your budget.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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