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

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 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 22, 2018

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 Norwich

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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Norwich Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 11
  • 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.


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

  • 5 of 5

Great house in good location. Plenty of space for our weekend away with a group of friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, plenty of room, warm and cosy in December. Great welcome gift. Rooms clean and homely. Toiletries in each bathroom, plus coffee, tea . milk and sugar. ready for a cuppa when you arrive. Very thoughtful owners, dogs well catered for.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Large farmhouse great for kids and dogs.

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse is very large with plenty of space and lots of rooms so not to get on top of each other. The children and the dog loved it. It is very near to the beach. Large gardens.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a large family party

  • 5 of 5

The property is spacious, clean, well equipped and comfortable. The garden is dog proof once the gate is shut, and also suitable for toddlers. We enjoyed our holiday with plenty to do, walking and on the superb beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice house well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Nice house but needs more cleaning garden needs more attention such as removing stinging nettles e.t.c for the sake of young children

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: April 2017
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Booking fee $20.9
Refundable damage deposit $139.33

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.