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Rachel Wastnage

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks English

Charming and spacious barn, North Norfolk coastal village, 3 nights stay offered

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday barn in North Norfolk & Coast - Manor House Barn

Brick and flint barn, charming and spacious, sleeps 7, North Norfolk character


Set within the grounds of The Old Manor House, this charming brick and flint Barn offers the desirable combination of spacious and well-appointed accommodation, with 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 an adjoining family room. Sleeping up to 3 people, the family room is divided from the main double bedroom by a door, but does not have a separate entrance, so is suitable for children. The ground floor bathroom has a bath with integrated shower, washbasin and WC. High grade, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped, including a new (2016) Miele oven and Miele hob, microwave, Bosch dishwasher, washing machine and fridge. Outside there is an attractive garden area, with a BBQ provided in the summer months.

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. One wall is almost entirely book-lined and includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction.


For guests with small children, we have 1 high chair and a booster seat, a travel cot 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 we have a no smoking and no pets 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, who often return year-after-year to enjoy its many delights.

Once in Cley, there is a wide range of distractions all within easy walking distance. 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:

The award winning Picnic Fayre Delicatessen

Cley Smoke House - with a mouth-watering array of fish

Made in Cley pottery studio

Pinkfoot Gallery

Crabpot Books

The famous Cley Windmill.


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.


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 well in advance.

Other local restaurants and pubs we would recommend are:-

Wiveton Cafe, Wiveton

The Cley Windmill in Cley (will need booking in advance)

The Anchor at Morston

The Wiveton Bell, Wiveton

The White Horse, Blakeney

Dunn Cow, Salthouse

The are all charming and offer excellent food.


For unspoilt sandy beaches, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham offer fabulous, wind-swept coastlines. But if it’s traditional seaside towns you’re after, Sheringham and Cromer are also close by.


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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Rachel Wastnage (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks English

About Rachel Wastnage

David and Rachel have lived in Cley Next the Sea since 2009 and have been running the barn as a holiday rental since 2010. David works as a Fund manager and lives in London during the week and Rachel, a copy writer, often joins him and works from their Shoreditch flat. It is an interesting contrast to rural living, but they try to spend as much time as possible in Cley and are almost always there at weekends to ensure their guests settle in. Between them they have 6 children aged between 21 and 14 - Grace, Josie, Oliver, William, Henry and Eve - so their lives are kept very busy. The whole family loves the North Norfolk coastal area, so it really does appeal to all ages.


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Charming and spacious barn, North Norfolk coastal village, 3 nights stay offered
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

A superb property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful property - easy access, lovely environment and ideal for Cley and all parts nearby!

We stayed from 8 - 12th June 2013 but the date wouldn't let us enter it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review - it is very much appreciated and was a lovely surprise! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in the barn and Cley. The North Norfolk coastline is a very special place to explore and it sounds like you made the most of it. Thank you again and I hope you might come back and visit us again one day. Kind regards, Rachel
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Extremely lovely property. We had a brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Excellent location, a walking distance to the cley marshes and coast. Good local shops. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellant away from it all barn

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and tidy,beds are to die for so comfy.Nearby pubs and restaurants excellent.Try the Wiverton Bell 5mins away.All in all an excellent place to go and unwind and take in some really fresh air.Go out at night and you will stars you have never seen before the light pollution in nil.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the positive feedback! We're always aiming to make the barn a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable experience for our guests - indeed the benchmark is to make it the kind of place we would like to stay ourselves. I'm so glad you enjoyed the barn's picturesque location - and the incredible clarity of the stars is a phenomenon that always surprises people! We encourage all our guests to seek out the many excellent pubs and restaurants close by - of which The Wiveton Bell and Wiveton Cafe are highly recommended. In addition, The White Horse in Blakeney, The Kings Head in Leatheringsett and Byfords in Holt are all well worth a visit. Plus of course a trip to Cley beach at night to gaze at the amazing North Norfolk sky!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Norwich airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
The George Hotel, Cley
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sheringham Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Sheringham station
Nearest Restaurant
6 Metres
Cley Windmill
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cley beach
Car: recommended

Manor House Barn is centrally located within the picturesque, coastal village of Cley-Next-the-Sea. It is only walking distance from the beach, nature reserves, bird watching facilities, as well as the charming local shops, pubs and restaurants - including the renowned Cley Windmill. Cley boasts the award winning Picnic Fayre Delicatessen, Cley Smoke House and Cley Potteries. The George Hotel offers an excellent pub garden when weather permits.

From Cley it is easy to visit the rest of the North Norfolk coast. The neighbouring village of Blakeney offers sailing, a bird sanctuary and is an excellent spot for crabbing. At Holkham you can visit the historic Holkham Hall and walk along the vast sandy beaches. For the ease of tourists an excellent coastal bus service is offered throughout the year.

Cley is only 3 miles from the charming Georgian market town of Holt - with its attractive shops and restaurants - and 6 miles from the seaside town of Sheringham.

Other Activities: bird watching, seal watching

Golf: The local Golf Club is a 6 mile drive at Sheringham.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Cley next the Sea, North Norfolk & Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
8 Apr 2016 - 26 May 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May term
27 May 2016 - 2 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
3 Jun 2016 - 23 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high Season
24 Jun 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
15 Jul 2016 - 25 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
26 Aug 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Sep 2016 - 15 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
16 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New year
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We also accept guests for a min of 3 nights during non-peak periods. Security deposits are 30% of total rental rate, with the final 70% being paid 6 weeks before arrival. A fully-refundable deposit of £100 is also required with the security deposit and returned if there is no damage to the accommodation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in North Norfolk & Coast in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1576 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • High-grade Egyptian cotton towels are provided to all guests.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , one bed has pull-out mattress to make it 2 singles or double
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are generous double rooms. Both have new, king-sized oak-framed beds with deep sprung, firm mattresses. Both have a matching set of bedside tables and a chest of drawers. The bedside tables have matching lamps. Bedroom 1 has a large built-in wardrobe, while bedroom 2 has a free-standing wardrobe. Both wardrobes are provided with wooden hangers. Face mirrors are provided in both rooms. The bed linen is white, high-grade Egyptian cotton and a bedspread is also provided. Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room, with washbasin and WC. Bedroom 2 has a a freeview TV and an adjoining family room - should it be required. Bedroom 3 has two single beds, one of which has a pull-out mattress so the room can have 3 singles. Matching beside tables and lamps provided and a small chest of drawers and face mirror.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note we have a clock/radio with iPod docking station for your use.

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