We're happy to offer 3 nights minimum during non-peak periods. Set within the grounds of The Old Manor House, this charming brick and flint Barn offers spacious and well-appointed accommodation, plus a central location in Cley Next the Sea. Full of character, it comprises 2 generous double rooms, one with an en-suite shower room and the other with a TV and adjoining family room, which has 2 single beds, plus a truckle bed to sleep a third. The family room is divided from the main double bedroom by a door, but does not have a separate entrance and so is ideally suited for children.
The ground floor bathroom is finished to a high specification, with a Duravit bathroom suite. There is a bath and integrated shower, washbasin and WC. High grade, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels are provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped, including a Miele oven and Miele hob, microwave, Bosch dishwasher, AEG washer/dryer and fridge with freezer compartment. There is also a large fridge/freezer in the garage - which is adjacent to the barn and easily reached - which is solely for guest use. The garage is also useful for guests to store bikes, fishing equipment, body boards or anything else you might wish to store in the dry and out of the barn itself.
The main living/dining area is spacious, with a comfortable seating area and log burner. There is a large, wall-mounted TV with Freeview and internet TV. In addition, there is a DVD player and a selection of DVDs for you to choose from. The dining table is situated near to the kitchen and sits up to 8 comfortably. Two walls are mostly covered with book shelves and we have plenty for you to read!
Outside there is an attractive garden area, bordered by willow fencing. There is a wooden garden table and chairs with umbrella, that sits on a sheltered terrace, plus a small lawn and we provide a BBQ in the summer months.
For guests with small children, we have a travel cot, 1 high chair and a booster seat and both sets of stairs are fitted with stair gates.
The local area itself has lots of things for younger children to do, including crabbing at Blakeney, the seal trips from Morston and Blakeney Quays, plus within walking distance of the barn is a small playground. North Norfolk itself is full of fun activities for children and we have details within the barn.
There is parking for 2 cars directly outside the barn.
(Please note we have a FRIDAY turn around day and a no smoking policy.)
Manor House Barn is centrally located within the picturesque, coastal village of Cley-Next-the-Sea. An area of outstanding natural beauty, Cley village has much to offer visitors and the beach is only 1KM away.
From Cley, there is a wide range of distractions all within easy walking distance. You can view the beautiful marshes by taking a walk along the Cley-to-Blakeney sea wall. Or you could stroll to the beach, accessed via the marshes, and watch the sea fishing or simply enjoy a walk along the shingle. Alternatively the Norfolk Wildlife Trust visitors centre is nearby and is the perfect place from which to take in the marshes and bird watching facilities.
Within Cley village itself, you can lose yourself amongst its charming shops, pubs and restaurants. These include:
Artemis Cafe (outside seating over looks the marshes and is superb)
The award winning Picnic Fayre Delicatessen
Cley Smoke House - with a mouth-watering array of fish
Made in Cley pottery studio
The famous Cley Windmill.
THE NORFOLK COASTAL AREA
From Cley you are perfectly located to discover the delights of the North Norfolk coast - a journey you can make by foot, car or the efficient coastal hopper service.
Neighbouring Cley is the pretty village of Blakeney, which offers sailing, crabbing, and a national nature reserve. From Blakeney Point you can go seal watching and boats can be hired from either Blakeney or Morston Quay.
North Norfolk is home to some of the finest stately residences. Holkham Hall, Blickling and Felbrigg, are all within easy reach.
RECOMMENDED LOCAL EATERIES
Restaurants, pubs and cafes we would recommend are:-
Artemis Cafe, Cley
Wiveton Cafe, Wiveton (as featured on BBC2's Normal for Norfolk )
The Cley Windmill in Cley (will need booking in advance)
The Anchor at Morston
The Wiveton Bell, Wiveton
The White Horse, Blakeney
The Blakeney Hotel
Dunn Cow, Salthouse
The George, Cley
The Kings Head, Letheringsett
The Blue Bell, Langham
Wells Deli, Holt
Slightly further afield in Burnham Market are some delightful restaurants including The Hoste Arms, Socius, and No.Twenty9.
If you are looking for something for a special occasion, Morston village, only 3 miles from Cley, is home to the superb Michelin starred restaurant Morston Hall. Offering guests a wonderful gastronomic experience - it does require booking in advance.
With a shingle beach on offer at Cley, there are also sandy beaches at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham which offer fabulous, wind-swept coastlines. But if it’s traditional seaside towns you’re after, Sheringham and Cromer are also close by.
NEARBY MARKET TOWNS AND RESTAURANTS
The charming market towns of Holt and Burnham Market are both well worth a visit, with Holt just 10 minutes drive from Cley. Both offer a rich variety of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, including the award-winning The Hoste Arms in Burnham Market and Holts’ renowned restaurant and delicatessen, Byfords.
Details on all these attractions and many more are available within Manor House Barn. However, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any specific queries about North Norfolk generally.