There's a lot to love about this converted barn in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. And its peaceful setting, surrounded by woodlands, water meadows and gardens are just the beginning. How about a tennis court? And, of course, what would a home in the Broads be without water access? This place has it all. On the River Bure, adventurous types can bring a canoe or paddle board, and even paddle along to the nearby riverside pub. You'll have your own fishing spot if that's how you prefer to spend your afternoons, or just bring your binoculars and look out for otters, kingfishers and more. Indoors, it's a bright and modern space, with a sociable living area and stylish kitchen – complete with a huge island. Patio doors open to a private terrace, and we love the vaulted ceilings and stripped-back original beams. There's a bedroom on the ground floor, with direct access outside, and the family bathroom is on that level too, while the master and third bedroom are upstairs (the third having a unique, low level window overlooking the dining room). With fifteen acres of land to explore, there are great walks to be had from your doorstep, and here you'll be about twenty minutes by car from Norwich in one direction, and the stunning Norfolk coast in the other.
Home truths: *Twin single 'zip and click' beds in the third bedroom can be made into a king-size bed – please request at the time of booking
*Private parking on the driveway is provided, and a car is recommended for exploring the area
*The garden is enclosed for younger children and dogs, but please take extra care along the river
*The hosts live within the grounds and have two friendly dogs who may come and greet you upon arrival
*As long as you have a licence, you may fish during the season
*Pets are welcome by prior agreement with the host, but take care with the chickens and guinea fowl roaming freely
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