Surrounded by open countryside, 1 Mere Farm Barns is a traditional detached Norfolk long barn, originally part of the Walpole Estate, providing wonderful accommodation within walking distance of Mannington Hall.
The nearby village of Itteringham, two miles away, boasts a village shop as well as the excellent and well known pub, the Walpole Arms. Another great place to eat is The Pigs, three miles away at Edgefield. This is run by locally renowned Iain Wilson of Byfords in Holt and is a wonderful, country pub with bags of character, particularly note the Pudding Club after Sunday lunch. Slightly further afield, you will discover The Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market which was voted the Michelin 2013 Pub of the Year.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps five guests.
En-suite shower room and family bathroom.
Two enclosed courtyards with garden furniture.
Garage and further parking for two cars is available.
Sorry, no pets.
A minimum of a three night stay.
Exposed beams and brickwork.
French doors from all the bedrooms and sitting room open out onto the garden.
Further area of open land.
Electric hob (part induction) and three ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
37" flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player, Radio/CD with iPod connector.
Travel cot and high chair available on request.
Landline telephone with honesty box.
Attractions and nearby amenities
In close proximity you will find the Georgian town of Holt (seven miles) and the market town of Aylsham both of which provide an abundance of excellent, individual shops, galleries, restaurants, delicatessens and recreational facilities.
A short drive away (three miles) go and explore the National Trust's Blickling Hall, one of the most imposing and majestic stately homes in Norfolk.
Other wonderful homes to admire in the surrounding areas are Felbrigg Hall and Sheringham Park.
Further afield you will discover Holkham Hall, Castle Rising and Raveningham Gardens.
For the lovers of the outdoors, the North Norfolk Coast, most of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is 10 miles away, with outstanding beaches, wildlife, riding facilities and golf courses.
Blakeney Point National Nature Reserve, Morston and Stiffkey Marshes are all also within easy reach.
Additionally, for the sports enthusiasts you can, explore the countryside on bikes, enjoy a boat tour, indulge in some rowing, kayaking or canoeing or try the popular water zorbing.