The Norfolk countryside is sprinkled with old renovated barns retaining the feel of a bygone age and self-catering Norfolk Coastal Cottages have been lovingly refurbished to offer self-catering cottage accommodation.
Located in Heacham , the coastal holiday venue is just 3 min walking distance to the beach. Amazing place for a classic British beach holiday. Golden sands, colourful beaches magnificient sunsets are just a few of the reasons to visit!
COTTAGE WITH A CHARACTER
The historic village of Heacham is set on the Wash, West facing which means it is the only place on the East Coast of England you can watch the sun go down over the sea. If you live in the southeast or northeast Midlands, Heacham is your nearest location for that romantic BBQ and relaxing drink on the beach with your loved one as the sun sets over the sea. Heacham is also the historic village birthplace of John Rolfe who famously married Pocahontas and brought his native American wife back to England and allegedly to Heacham.
ABOUT NORFOLK COAST B&B COTTAGES AND CAMPING
Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages & Camping started out as Marshview, based on the proprietor’s name being Marsh. The business is based on the careful renovation of farm buildings and farmyard, to create a homely little holiday venue of self-catering cottages, B&B units, and self-catering chalets along with shepherd’s huts and glamping tents and camping. Just 3 years ago the Old Barn was a large disused historic barn for cattle built from the local carstone and chalk. The beams of the buildings were made of our local branches of trees felled 100 years ago.
The Venue is located on the edge of the village looking out to the south over a large reclaimed open landscape where the local landowner is rewilding their estate by introducing ponies, beavers, wild boar, and cattle, together with flooding parts of the land to encourage wading birds to return, known on social media as “Wild Ken Hill”. This estate is where the Snettisham Hoard was found (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1951-0402-2
for details) and shows the importance of the area for stone age / Roman and Saxon settlements. RSPB Snettisham is located along the coastal path with stretches from our venue south through to the city of Kings Lynn.
The venue sits on the Norfolk Coast Path which runs north through historic Hunstanton, a Victorian seaside town, to Holme next the Sea and towards Holkham Hall and beyond, to Wells next to Sea, an area marked as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
ABOUT NORTH NORFOLK
North Norfolk has a lot to offer: paddleboarding, canoeing in the sea or the creaks around the salt marshes, allowing you to be part of your surroundings, watching the colonies of grey seals, wading birds, or just floating along soaking up the scenery. Norfolk has the least amount of rain anywhere in the UK. The beaches are beloved by dog walkers – after a while walking the beach pathways it almost seems that a labrador by your side is a requirement!
The beach’s shallow seas invite many kite/sail-board enthusiasts seeking the sun, wind, and fresh air and make a great display for those happier to watch than take part to wend away their time.
In Norfolk, everything seems to be just a few miles away and only 30 miles takes you from the West to the East with the gentle hills, open farmland, and bridleways between the coasts, which are ideal for cycling down quiet bridleways away from the beaten track between windmills and small hamlets where time seems to of be forgotten.
Visiting the Old Barn is not just about resting in a self-catering cottage it is about joining a community, being part of the Norfolk way of life and developing a gently relaxed outlook.
72 South Beach Road, Heacham, Kings Lynn PE31 7BB