HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Delightful Victorian school conversion in half an acre of gardens

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful house with stunning interior and large, safe gardens set in breathtaking location in fashionable North Norfolk.

Redbricks is set in a rural location in the pretty village of Edgefield, approximately 3 miles from the beautiful Georgian town of Holt, and about 6 miles from the North Norfolk Coast

Formerly half of a Victorian schoolhouse, it has been beautifully converted and well equipped, and benefits from a large safe enclosed garden and paddocks.

Redbricks is a 5 minute walk from acclaimed gastropub The Pigs (www.thepigs.org.uk) – which was recently voted Country Life Magazine’s Country Pub of the Year

Redbricks is one half of a converted former Victorian schoolhouse in the lovely village of Edgefield in North Norfolk, 3 miles from the Georgian town of Holt and approx. 6 miles from the sea. The beautifully furnished, professionally designed, interior features a large fully-equipped, open plan kitchen diner with large dining table/wood burner/ dishwasher/ microwave/ fridge, CD player and radio.

Three wooden floored bedrooms (two doubles and one with two sets of bunk beds) plus 4ft futon in the study if required. A large wooden floored comfortable lounge with woodburner, 32' widescreen HD TV/blu ray/DVD (plus numerous DVD films), Sky+ HD with a full package of Sky channels including all of the premium Sports channels and playstation 2 (plus games). A large family bathroom with bath, toilet and shower. Additional, newly installed shower room with power shower, and separate wc and wash basin.

A study with large selection of books, and separate Sky + TV

Free wifi is available at Redbricks.

Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer and butler sink. A large garden and brick terrace with BBQ, garden furniture, outbuildings and paddock; a large gravel drive with ample parking for 5+ cars.

Redbricks is ideal for a family holiday. The large, enclosed garden and paddock provide lots of room for children to run around. There is play equipment in the paddock and an all weather table tennis table (seasonal). A cot, highchair, buggy and backpack baby carrier are available for guest's use. The children's bedroom has blackout blinds. Beach towels, buckets and spades, crabbing hooks and nets and various toys are provided..

For more info please visit www.redbricks.co.uk

More Details

Karen Saunders
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2018

About Karen Saunders

We are a family of five, living in St Albans.

Karen Saunders purchased this house in 2001

Why Karen Saunders chose Edgefield

After enjoying many holidays in North Norfolk and renting many cottages we decided we would like to have our own to enjoy with friends, family and our (then) small children.

What makes this house unique

Redbricks is a quirky house, full of character. The garden and paddock have hosted many games of football, badminton, table tennis and cricket over the years. The house is a great base for summer days on various wonderful beaches and cosy for visits in the colder weather with the two wood burners.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Edgefield in Edgefield

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 sets of bunk beds
  • There are 2 double bedrooms with king size beds and a kid's room with two bunk beds (ie 4 beds). There is also a double futon in the study if needed, and a flip out bed for an extra child in the bunk room. Travel cot available.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Delightful Victorian school conversion in half an acre of gardens
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Large, clean, family friendly house in beautiful rural location

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing for our 3 generational stay. Enough room to relax but cosy enough to come together and celebrate. Great location, extremely close to The Pigs with Holt and many beaches only a short drive away. Amazing stay and hope to go back. Communication with the owners before hand was excellent as well. Would highly recommend this beautiful house.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and tidy when we arrived. Very informative guide book. Excellent property for kids- lots of toys (including beach stuff), space, bath, playground. Walking distance to good pub. House had a proper family feel to it rather than just an empty holiday house. My daughter didn't want to leave!

Had a brilliant holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we all had staying at this beautiful property over the Christmas period!

this house has everything you would need for a "home from home" experience. There were 10 of us including 4 children and we had the most amazing time. Plenty of space for all, the children loved it having a huge garden in which to explore and large,fully equipped kitchen to make their own cookies for Santa! We would all highly recommend Redbricks for a family stay in any season! Also a big thank you to Karen who went out of her way to ensure we got the most out of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

A great family home to use as a base for North Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

Redbricks was like a home from home for us, with everything there that you would want for a family. There were 6 of us, including 2 young kids, so it was nice and spacious for us.

The owners clearly make an effort with nice touches like having sky sports and papers delivered on a sunday, and were flexible with our arrival time.

The kitchen was well equipped, there were plenty of toys for the kids - and the grown-ups! The patio area is lovely, with a good bbq which we used, and the garden is a huge play area. So, as a property, it was perfect for us.

The property is isolated and peaceful, so you definitely need a vehicle to get around.

Location wise, it's roughly 20 minutes to several nice beaches, such as Sherringham, West Runton and Cromer. Plenty of others are not much further, and its about half an hour to Norwich. Holt is a nice village a few minutes up the road, with a few places to eat or get a takeaway, and handy for stocking up on provisions.

We would happily stay there again and would recommend it for any family who want to use it as a base for seeing Norfolk, but don't need everything right on their doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Week

  • 4 of 5

We are a group of girls who go on an annual walking trip and we chose this one this year. Good Choice!!

The house was spacious and very well equipped. Although this was an adults only trip being a granny I would say this would be a fab base for a family holiday. Large enclosed Garden . Great kitchen and Garden dining Areas It has a lovely feel to it and a great place to relax . Its not a show home but very homely. The Lounge is spacious but very dark.

Of the 5 of us only one had been anywhere near this area before so we did lots of exploring as its not ideal to walk actually from the property although we did one loop around. Holt is delightful as are many of the coastal towns ( easily reachable by car ). However once you're on the coast the coastal bus service is fab . particularly if you want to do a linear walk or hop on and off to visit different resorts. Go on the steam train from Holt too - a great day out

Our only disappointment was the local gastro pub. Having seen all the great reviews we visited for a lovely teatime drink and booked for the following night. Sadly we experienced appalling service and a very mediocre meal. I think we were unlucky and just hit an off day but their response was neither helpful nor professional . Based on other positive reviews

wev'e left a discount card in the visitors book should you go .

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic house for a family stay

  • 5 of 5

The house had absolutely everything you would need for a family holiday, from a myriad of kitchen utensils to toys, DVDs, games and books. I have never been in a house that caters so well for families especially. The kids loved the garden (ages 5, 7, 9 and 10), and the local area has plenty to offer from beaches to concerts, meals out and nature reserves. The house itself has also a lot of character and we spent a lot of time spotting all the small touches everywhere. Overall, I have rated if 5 star and I am hoping we will return. Thank you to the owners for the easy communication and generous touches, such as the bottle of wine we found - very welcome after a 4 hour trip with four children!!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Pigs
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Pigs
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Cley next-the-sea
Car: necessary

The pretty village of Edgefield is approx. 3 miles from the beautiful Georgian town of Holt in stunning North Norfolk. Rurally located Redbricks is about 6 miles from the coast and such charming seaside towns and villages as Blakeney, Wells and Cley-next-the-sea as well as the magnificent Holkham beach and ultra-fashionable Burnham Market.

A birdwatcher, cyclist's, angler's and walker's paradise (with plenty of things for kids to do too!), North Norfolk also counts dozens of great pubs and top restaurants among its attractions.

The local gastropub 'The Pigs' was recently voted Country Life magazine's 'Country Pub of the Year and is a 5 minute stroll away, offering great locally sourced food, welcoming atmosphere, fab childrens playroom and outside play area with zip wire!


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Friday to Friday rentals. All bed linen provided but please bring your own towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.