Brazenhall Barn & Brazenhall Lodge
AWARDED THE FIVE STAR RATING, GOLD AWARD by Visit England 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside just 9 miles from the North Norfolk Coast, Brazenhall Barn and Lodge set a new standard in holiday accommodation. Nestling under the medieval church of St Peter, Dunton, and surrounded by superb summer meadows (which are yours to enjoy during your stay), these two 19th century barn conversions are set in a charming valley that offers a truly relaxing country experience.
Brazenhall Barn sleeps 14 in four twin / zip-and-link beds, two king sized beds and one superking sized bed. The Lodge sleeps six in two twin / zip-and-link beds and one superking bed. All twin rooms can be converted to doubles via the ‘zip and link’ system. Additionally, there are two comfortable sofa beds which can provide accommodation for a further two people. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower except one in the Lodge where the bathroom is adjacent. There are TV’s in every room and The Barn features an extra TV room for the use of younger guests. There are extensive gardens with both buildings.
The kitchens have been created to a very high standard with wine coolers, American fridges, dishwashers (two in the Barn) and superb ovens and gas hobs. The buildings are heated throughout with state of the art ‘ground source’ under floor heating as well as stylish open designer gas fires.
There is free WiFi throughout the buildings, so keeping in touch and finding out what the local area has to offer couldn’t be easier. Indeed you can do some online shopping from the local supermarket (and yes, they deliver!) or book yourselves into one of the many local attractions.
The name Brazenhall comes from a local farm which disappeared under a now disused USAF airbase. One of our fields at Dunton still bears this unusual name and now, so do our holiday barns. The barns' proprietor is Peter Allingham who also owns Ancient World Tours, a high end specialist holiday company that has been catering for discerning customers since 1994. Peter’s experience in providing excellence with great value for money makes these holiday homes ideal for those who don’t want to compromise on quality.
North West Norfolk is one of the last unspoilt parts of the UK with plenty of charming villages, excellent restaurants and, of course, the famous Norfolk coastline is only a few miles away with delightful walks, great sandy beaches and some superb bird-watching opportunities.
We’re minutes from Fakenham where are there are two large supermarkets, a cinema (for the odd rainy day), bowling alley and sports hall and plenty of smaller shops to keep you interested. Close by are two of Norfolk’s most popular shopping towns which are packed with lovely small shops, restaurants and pubs. These are Holt and Burnham Market – bywords themselves for lazy sunny days pottering around antique shops before settling down to an exceptional lunch.
If you are feeling more active, then just a couple of miles away is the ‘Extreme Adventure Company’ with treetop swings, walks, a 3G swing and it’s famous 1000 foot zip wire! There is a small course too for more junior members of your party. The stunning Pensthorpe Park is just past Fakenham and is well known as the host of BBC Springwatch in 2009 as well as being voted Norfolk’s Best Visitor Attraction in 2009. Here is superb wildlife, walks, gardens, shops and restaurants and there’s plenty to do for all ages.
Children (of all ages!) love steam engines – and the delightful Wells and Walsingham light railway offers a charming way to spend an afternoon. Operating between April and the end of October, this narrow gauge railway (the longest of its type in the world) passes through some great countryside on its half hour journey to and from the coastal town of Wells with its quay and excellent sea food.
If you’re a fan of medieval architecture then this area is a treat indeed. With Castle Acre castle and priory, Binham and Creake priories all in easy reach there’s plenty of charming history to visit. Norwich cathedral, a true gothic masterpiece, is about 50 minutes away. The village of Walsingham is close too with the remains of its once proud abbey, the third most important Christian shrine in the world, until its desecration by Henry VIII, of unhappy memory. Today, Walsingham is the site of the Catholic national shrine of England and is a hugely popular summer destination.
Our area boasts some very fine stately homes including Holkham, Houghton, Sandringham, Oxborough and Blickling, all of which are open to the public for great days out.