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The Barn
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Chaucer Barn


Gresham, Norfolk,


  One-off feature  
  Award winning Barn conversion set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens. Striking architecture, creative design and colourful bohemiam furnishings. Wow factor cathedral-like minstrels gallery with banqueting table to seat 18. Each room has its own unique design. Only 2 miles from the beautiful North Norfolk coastline.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Country House  
  Property Setting: Near the Sea / Beachfront / Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Family  
  Bedrooms: 9  
  Guests: 18  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  Chaucer Barn offers luxury self catering accommodation for up to 18 guests. It is set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and is part of an 80 acre farm. It sits on the farm bought by the poet Geoffrey Chaucer for his son in the 14th Century. It is situated on the edge of the charming village of Gresham and has its own 5 acre garden with beautiful views over rolling fields to mature woodlands. There is accommodation for 18 with 9 bedrooms (5 double and 4 twin that can be made as doubles). 7 bathrooms and 3 large reception areas. The games room features table tennis, darts board and a games cupboard to suit all ages. Reception room features large LCD 46” flat screen TV, DVD player and X-box. There is Sky TV (and two flatscreen TV’s to watch it on), a DVD library, free wifi, two ipod docks, two large fridges, a freezer and two dishwashers.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  Chaucer Barn is situated on the edge of the charming village of Gresham, tucked into a valley classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beautiful unspoilt coast of North Norfolk is just two and a half miles away offering the vast white sandy beaches of Holkham and Wells, the ‘Poppyland’ towns of Sheringham and Cromer, the pretty Georgian town Holt with its boutiques and cafes, Sailing in the National Trust Salt Marshes, beautiful walks and year round bird-watching. The Norfolk Broads are a twenty minute drive away and there are a large number of historical places of interest to visit such as the Holkham and Blicking Estates. Local activities such as tennis, squash, horse riding, boat and bicycle hire can be arranged at reasonably short notice.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: Easiest route is via village of Bodham on A148 heading east towards Cromer. A few hundred yards into Bodham take first right. Stay on road for 3 miles and it takes you directly into Gresham. First driveway on right is Chaucer Barn. Nearest station Sheringham only 3 miles away, runs hourly connections to and from Norwich.  
  Nearest airports: Norwich 15 miles  
  Nearest train station: Sheringham 5 miles  
  Nearest ferry terminal: Harwich 50 miles  
  Nearest bus stop: Gresham 100 metres  
  Car Hire: Optional  
  Nearest beach: West Runton  
  Nearest shop: Bodham  
  Nearest market: Holt  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name James Mermagen or Laura Foster
  Contact Phone No. 01263 577 733
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Beach within 30km / Birdwatching / Cycling / Fishing / Golf within 30km / Horse Riding / Tennis / Watersports  
  Interior Facilities CD Player / Cot / Highchair / Dishwasher / DVD player / Internet Access / Linen provided / Log Fire / Telephone / Television / Washing Machine  
  Interior Details The main open plan area is cathedral like in its proportion, with open fires, York stone flooring and a large Aga. A walk in larder leads off the fully equipped kitchen. Large adjoining games and reception room, each with open fire. Each room opens west onto a York stone patio. There is a snug tucked in a cosy corner off the kitchen. There is a morning room overlooking the herb garden and terrace. The upstairs drawing room has stunning views across the garden and a gallery looking down onto the main dining area. The master bedroom ensuite has a king sized ‘bateau lit’ bed with and antique roll top cast iron bath (and separate shower). The Blue bedroom (ensuite) has spectacular countryside views. The Black bedroom is a luxurious grand bedroom with kingsize four poster bed, elaborate wall hangings, teak Indian furniture and original flint wall. There are six further bedrooms, two doubles and four twins (twins can be made up as doubles).  
  Exterior Facilities BBQ / Garden / Garden Furniture / Parking  
  Exterior Details Feel free to roam the breathtaking 5 acre landscaped gardens now part of the National Garden Scheme. Mix of contemporary topiary and romantic including wild flower meadow. Special features, herb garden, pergola with BBQ and eating area, lawns and children's play area.  
  Further Details At special request the following can be provided: Domestic Help, 2 cots and 2 high chairs are available, Babysitting. Chaucer Barn is also an approved venue for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. Chaucer Barn has teamed up with award winning Norfolk chef Andy Parle. Andy has over 25 years of professional cooking working for esteemed establishments such as The Canteen (Michelin star restaurant) Pont de La Tour and recently as Head Chef for the Walpole Arms one of Norfolk’s leading gastro pubs and one of only 19 pubs in the UK to hold a Michelin Bid Gourmand. Andy will work directly with you to produce quality bespoke menus for dinner parties, lunches, cocktail parties, and weddings. Alternatively let Andy take the stress out of your weekend by dropping off delicious home cooked meals all you need to do is pop them in the Aga!  
  Conditions of
No stags or pets. No smoking. Minimum 3 night booking for weekends. Extra rates apply for larger parties or weddings. All prices in £ sterling and include VAT, rental, heating, electricity, logs, use of bed linen and towels, toiletries and a welcome hamper of groceries. Easter, Christmas and New Year minimum 5 nights stay. Separate prices and conditions apply for Weddings and Parties. Summer high season minimum 7 nights (not applicable for weddings). Mid week savers don’t apply during school holidays.  
  Other Information Babysitting available / Child Friendly / Cook available / No Smoking / Short breaks available / Wheelchair Friendly / Suitable for events  
  What visitors have said about Chaucer Barn
Wow! This place oozes calm and relaxation. The furniture is inviting, the quality linen appreciated and i just love those hand painted curtains. Thank you for the perfect weekend, we all felt looked after.
Jane Blackmore,  Lincoln 

We were here for John's 70th birthday. The perfect party venue. Each room a joy, so well appointed and tasteful. Plenty of room for us all to enjoy each other's company, but with peace and seclusion when needed. Many thanks."
Peter Lock,  London 

Amazing weekend! Fantastic company in a beautiful house. Lots of space even though there were 18 of us. Every bedroom is great, perfectly designed and tastefully decorated. Great garden area and fun BBQ. Lots of places for the kids to hide as well as for the 'big' kids to play too. We'll definitely come back and would recommend this place to anyone."
Caroline Thomas,  Surrey 

A more perfect venue could not have been found. All my family present in perfect harmony. We must come again to enjoy this tranquillity before our grandchildren start to move on."
Steve and Mary,  Edinburgh 

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