Greenwood Barn, Ridlington
Stunning rustic 3 bedroom barn, less than 15 minutes walk to Walcott beach
The best of both worlds here at dog-friendly Greenwood Barn. Countryside walks in one direction; the beach in the other. From the barn, you can easily head up and down the coast to the rest of the wonderful selection of sandy beaches here in Norfolk. Simply stunning self-catering accommodation in a single-storey converted barn.
Go through the 5 bar gate and park up on the gravel area with enough parking for 2-3 cars. Enter this wow-factor barn to the front, into a large hallway with double glazed windows all the way along. The reclaimed French tiled flooring was purchased from a French Brocante and originates from an old French farmhouse. More character from the exposed beams and underfloor heating makes it lovely and cosy.
Lounge and Dining room
The Lounge allows you to enjoy the space in this bright room with wood flooring throughout. The feature wood burner has an exposed chimney, so you can cuddle up on the comfy sofas to watch tv. The almost fully glazed wall encasing the French doors opens up onto the large south facing garden, letting the sun pour in to the room. The dining room has a lovely big table which seats 6 and is solid wood and the double glazed window to the side lets in plenty of light. The main beams in the living area are reclaimed and originated from an old railway signal box, while the fluted upright beam in the living area was reclaimed from a Norfolk farmhouse, which was originally reclaimed from a medieval building!
The shaker style range of wall and base units in the kitchen give this a lovely feel and style. Plenty of work surfaces too. Cook your meals on the built-in Bosch double oven using a great range of cooking utensils. There is also a built-in dishwasher, washing machine, sink, and drainer. Useful spotlighting and underfoot heated tiled flooring. There are a good size fridge and a freezer too.
This is a very nice sized double room, again with wood flooring and a double glazed window to the rear letting in the light. Off this bedroom is the master bathroom, which is a Jack and Jill design (two doors in and out). In here you can enjoy the bath with shower over and also a basin and low-level WC. More tiled flooring with underfloor heating and light coming in from the double glazed window to the front.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds, another double glazed window to the side, and a door to the wet room, which is a larger than usual shower room with great disabled access, two wall mounted shower heads, a low-level WC and hand wash basin, shaver point, and wet room flooring.
Bedroom 3 is another lovely big twin room with wood flooring, and a double glazed window to the front, with a walk in shower and a low-level WC, hand wash basin too. The tiled floor has underfloor heating keeping the chill off in any weather
When you open up the doors from the hallway or lounge, you are straight into the large fully enclosed grassed garden. There is a patio area with seating and bbq, so in summer you can have all the doors open and enjoy the outside space fully. The fencing on the two sides is solid. On the roadside, there is a hedge and mesh fence, to stop the little ones from escaping the lovely enclosed garden.
Dogs are allowed on the beds, but please provide your own linen and throws for this.
We ask guests to use the throws provided for dogs on the sofas
The property is no smoking.
The gate to the property is just under 4′ high.
Please remember that whilst this is self-catering holiday accommodation, there may still be neighbours nearby.
There are an array of farmyard animals living next door, including pigs, cockerels, and donkeys! You can’t see them from the garden but you may be able to hear them!
New bedding and towels throughout.
Ridlington is a small village close to the sandy beaches of the East Norfolk coast.
The village of Ridlington is only about a mile from the beach at Walcott and nearby Happisburgh is just a bit further down the coast, which boasts the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk coast and miles of beautiful sandy beach to explore. Happisburgh is also a site of National Archaeological Importance, due to the amount of fossil finds.
Shopping and other amenities can be found in North Walsham and nearby attractions include the fantastic Old Vicarage Gardens at East Ruston.
Address and directions
Mill Common Rd
On the approach to Walcott turn left opposite The Lighthouse Inn (dog friendly) into Rookery Farm Road. Take the first turning on your right (unnamed road). You will come to the junction with Mill Common Road and Greenwood Barn is opposite, behind the hedge. Turn right and the drive is immediately on your left, behind the holly bush. The drive faces in the opposite direction, so you will need to almost turn back on yourself to pull up in front of the gate.