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Barn Drift

Cley - Norfolk

Lovingly restored 18th Century Norfolk barn boasting many beautiful period features and within walking distance of the beach.

  • Sleeps: 14 +2
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 9
£1038-1307 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
3 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book...

Barn Drift is owned and managed by Alice Atkinson.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Alice Atkinson.

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  The Highlights...

  • Expansive grounds and gardens with gorgeous views of the countryside and sea.
  • Elegantly and charmingly decorated bedrooms with luxurious furnishings set against original period features.
  • Large living and dinings areas, perfect for entertaining big groups.
  • Surrounded by many picturesque walks and minutes away from the pretty village of Cley.
  • Guests are given a welcome hamper with lots of local produce, a Love 2 Bake cake mix and eggs from the family farm.

  You should know...

  • To convert any of the bedrooms from twin to king, or vice versa, this must be mentioned at time of booking
  • If you require The Old Cart Shed to be set up as an additional bedroom there is a charge of 44 per person, per night payable on booking
  • No pets are allowed but owners dogs occasionally visit
  • Property is accessed by a single, un-surfaced track used by farm vehicles

  The Detail...

Tucked away in the Norfolk countryside with uninterrupted views over the sea and the Cley Marshes, this stunning barn conversion makes for an impressive getaway. The beautiful 18th-century barn has been lovingly restored and converted into a spacious holiday home which sleeps up to sixteen. Situated on private farmland, Barn Drift also enjoys three south-facing walled gardens, ideal for everything from a relaxed lunch in the sunshine to a wedding.

The barn is a tasteful combination of original period features and modern conveniences. The striking open-plan kitchen and dining area features modern appliances with a backdrop of exposed brick walls in traditional Norfolk style. The kitchen island is the perfect spot to tuck into some breakfast and the dining table has plenty of room for everybody. If you fancy a quiet moment to yourself, a charming window seat overlooks the gardens and is a great place to curl up with a book. Head through to the spacious sitting room and youll find comfy sofas, armchairs and a wood-burning stove. Beautiful French windows open out onto the gardens from both the kitchen and the sitting room.

The back door accesses the house via the lower floor which features a large boot room, perfect for storing all of your walking and beach gear. There are also two bedrooms on this level, both of which have ensuite bathrooms. Upstairs, on the first floor, there are a further two bedrooms and one even features a free-standing bathtub. The other has a small balcony from which you can enjoy the spectacular views. At the top of the house, youll find another three bedrooms and two bathrooms, cosily furnished and full of character with exposed beams and brick. The final bedroom can be found in The Old Cart Shed, a beautifully furnished ensuite room with French doors overlooking one of the walled gardens.

Theres lots to do without even leaving the grounds. Explore the gardens or relax on the terrace with a book and a cup of coffee. Youll find garden furniture to cater for everyone, a BBQ and a fire pit to keep you warm on chilly evenings. The surrounding landscape provides opportunities for plenty of adventures. There are lots of walking routes through the countryside and along the coast where you can make the most of the spectacular views and get in touch with nature. The village of Cley is nearby with delightful delis and even a smokehouse serving up some delicious local produce.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games room
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Walking distance to pub

Barn Drift Wild. Beautiful small and private glamping site available in the summer months only, just 200 yards from the house. Sea views, Separate path to the beach. 3 to 4 bell tents, 3 outside loos and showers with use of the old hangar adjacent. The hangar can also be used for events.


  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Norwich Airport - 45 mins

  Detailed Pricing Information...


January to March £3,922 £5,287
March to May £4,689 £6,248
May to June £5,072 £6,762
June to August ~ £7,266
August to Sept £5,072 £6,762
Sept to Nov £4,689 £6,248
Nov to Sept. £3,922 £5,287
Xmas & New Yr. £5,450 £7,299

(EXTRAS ~ £20 per pet, £20 per camping unit, £20 per extra linen, £1,200 event fee)



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£1038-1307 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
3 nights low season & 7 nights high season

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Barn Drift is owned and managed by Alice Atkinson.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Alice Atkinson.

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