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Fantastic Apartment in A Peaceful Rural Setting 10 miles to Coast, Exc.Location

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in East Barsham, North Norfolk, England - Peaceful Location, Excellent Central Location for Coast ,attractions and Towns

A wonderful self contained apartment within a former Rectory set in 2.5 acres of peaceful grounds teeming with birds and wildlife. The recently refurbished apartment is fully centrally heated and although joined to the main house is completely private and has separate access through the private courtyard which has an outdoor seating area. There is ample parking within the grounds very close to the property.

The Apartment is situated in a quiet village which boasts a church mentioned in the Domesday book, the fabulous Tudor built Barsham Manor and a delightful pub. It is in a perfect central location , just a short drive from the gorgeous unspoilt beaches of the North Norfolk coast where you will find mile after mile of sea and sand, perfect for relaxing on a warm summers day but just as exhilarating for winter walks wrapped up against the cold. A short drive will take you to the Georgian market town of Fakenham and Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park as seen in the BBC's Springwatch shows, and within easy reach of other interesting towns such as Walsingham , Holt and Burnham Market to name but a few. Slightly further afield is the magnificent city of Norwich home to the famed Cathedral, fabulous shops, restaurants, the Canaries football team and Alan Partridge! Bird reserves such as Titchwell and Cley are also a short distance away.

New for 2016 guests can now take advantage of our Sports and Remedial Massage service at the property by a fully accredited, Insured and ITEC qualified massage therapist, including Postural Analysis, Deep tissue Massage, Myofascial Release and Full Body Relaxing massage. Prices on application. What better way to wind down after a hard days sightseeing !

More Details

Heather Seamons and Russ Bartlett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Heather Seamons and Russ Bartlett

We have lived in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside for over sixteen years after deciding to make Norfolk our permanent home after many years of happy holidays. Both originally from London we enjoy the outstanding scenery and peace that Norfolk offers.

Why Heather Seamons and Russ Bartlett chose North Norfolk & Coast

This location is perfect for us at is conveniently placed for the gorgeous coast, beach walks and country side , whilst being near enough to roads to easily get to local amenities , Norwich and further afield to London.

What makes this apartment unique

We look forward to meeting you and know that you will enjoy staying in our apartment which is in a wonderful country setting with rural views perfect for watching the varied wildlife and being amazed by the fabulous Norfolk sunsets. We have good local and bird watching knowledge and can advise on good spots.


East Barsham Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, hand basin, w.c and shaver point. Towels are provided and consist of two bath sheets, two bath towels, two hand towels and two face cloths .Cleaning products and toilet rolls are also provided for guest use.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom consists of a king sized bed with anti-allergy duvet and pillows, an En-suite bathroom and a built in wardrobe which contains a hanging rail and shelves. There is also a dual control electric blanket to keep you snug in chilly weather.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Guests have unrestricted use of the courtyard that they enter to access the apartment and it has a garden table and chairs with a sun shade . There are also a couple of sun lounger chairs for relaxing in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and tea towels are included and will be changed on a weekly basis .Please note there are no ceiling fans at the property but there are electric fan heaters . Other: There is a separate downstairs toilet with w.c , wash hand basin , cleaning essentials and toilet rolls.


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Fantastic Apartment in A Peaceful Rural Setting 10 miles to Coast, Exc.Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Peaceful, very comfortable and near the coast.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fab stay at the apartment at Toad Hall. Heather and Russ have thought of everything to make the apartment comfortable and easy to "live in" The resident Little Owls and Martins were a delight to watch as were the other birds near the coast.

The Norfolk coast and the surrounding area of East Barsham is beautiful and the local pub was handy for a couple of meals. A great place to stay and we hope to come and stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your lovely review !... we feel very priveleged to live in such a wonderful part of the country and love all the wildlife we can see from the house. Really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Heather .
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The best place in Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was clean welcoming well furnished comfortable with everything you would need for a great holiday. Great location for visiting Norfolk Broads Norwich and North Norfolk coast lots to see and do.

Many Thanks Heather for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely peaceful retreat thoughtfully set up in the wing of an old Manor House. Heather & Russ were very pleasant and helpful and we would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much ! Really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay , it was lovely to meet you both and we will look forward to seeing you again.
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Fantastic, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner stayed in this beautiful apartment only for a few days however from the start we were made to feel welcome and at home. The hosts were friendly, approachable and keen to help but weren't intrusive. The apartment was absolutely faultless, not a speck of dust, very well equipped and comfortable spacious rooms and bed. There is plenty of parking on the vast sweeping drive!

We are nature lovers and enjoyed watching the various wildlife of a morning which visited the garden, especially the cheeky jackdaws on the bird feeders! While we stayed we had the luck of fantastic weather which resulted in gorgeous sunsets from the bedroom....very romantic!

There was also a swinging bench, garden table and sun loungers provided in the courtyard which would have come in useful had we had a longer stay.

It is close to local towns and not far from the beach of Holkham which is possibly one of the most gorgeous beaches in England!

We are planning on returning again soon this time for longer! A home from home!

I strongly recommend staying here for a fantastic relaxed experience!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your fantastic review ! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at East Barsham and found the apartment to be comfortable and relaxing, which is, after all, what holidays are about ! I totally agree with you about Holkham Beach it is a truly wonderful, natural space whatever the weather , we feel very priveleged to live nearby and we are glad you saw one of our gorgeous sunsets. Thankyou once again, it was lovely to meet you and we will look forward to seeing you again, Warm wishes, Heather and Russ.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful week here in this lovely apartment in April. We cannot recommend it highly enough for comfort, cleanliness and convenience. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could want, the, the sitting room and bedroom are tastefully decorated and furnished. Heather and Russ ,the owners, are welcoming and friendly and if you are birdwatchers, Russ is your man!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic find....!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere convenient to go bird watching and visit local places of interest. I read the previous reviews and thought I'd book. I was not disappointed. It is in a great location. Pretty central for all the places we wanted to visit, yet it's set in a peaceful location.

The accommodation is spotlessly clean and well equipped. It is comfortable and spacious.

The friendly owners are well worth taking the time to talk to as they also know some lesser known bird watching sites.

I will be back.....!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Beaches can be found at Wells next the Sea 7 miles , Holkham 10 miles, Sheringham 15 miles, Cromer 20 miles ,Hunstanton 20 miles , Brancaster 13 miles(all mileage approx.)


Use of a car is recommended.


We are 7 miles from the historic town of Wells next the Sea, about 9 miles from Holkham Hall and beach, 3.5 miles to the historic market town of Fakenham , 5 miles to Pensthorpe Bird reserve, about 2 miles from the famous pilgrimage town of Walsingham , about 14 miles to Holt , 11 miles to Burnham Market and 15 miles to the Cley nature reserve .

Further Details:

The nearest local shops can be found at Fakenham which has Morrison's, Tesco, local grocers , a weekly Thursday market and Auction, Banks NatWest, Nationwide, Barclays and HSBC, Fakenham Racecourse, a Cinema, and Bowling. Restaurants can be found in most towns and the village of East Barsham has a Pub with a very good restaurant.

North Norfolk is renowned as a good spot to watch birds and for those keen birdwatchers amongst our guests we are always happy to point them in the direction of some of the off the beaten track places to go , apart from the wonderful reserves of Titchwell and Cley. There are lots of National Trust properties such as Blickling Hall within a reasonable distance and plenty of gardens to visit for those with an interest in Stately Homes , not forgetting Sandringham of course. Watersports are also a popular pursuit around the coast, as is cycling and we have the facilities in our outbuildings to be able to store any of this equipment if needed.


Rates & Availability

East Barsham Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require £100.00 deposit to secure your booking and the full balance paid four weeks before the first day of the holiday. If the booking is made within the four weeks then we will require full payment with the booking. If we do not receive the final payment four weeks before then we reserve the right to cancel the booking and keep the deposit.
Short breaks/weekends price on application.

Changeover Day:
The apartment is booked Saturday to Saturday , departure by 10.30am on the last day of your stay and arrival no earlier than 3pm on the first day of your stay.

Notes on prices:
The Apartment is let Saturday to Saturday .

A £100.00 deposit secures the booking and the full balance is required four weeks before the first day of your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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