The team at Barefoot Retreats is here to make your holiday as memorable as possible and to create unique experiences for you and your family while holidaying with us in North Norfolk.

If you a longing to do something completely different; such as book a flight in a helicopter over the North Norfolk coast; take a balloon trip; have a private chef over to create a wonderfully romantic meal for two or a celebratory meal for 20 in your holiday cottage; go sea fishing and cook your catch on a beach BBQ afterwards; or simply want us to recommend and make a restaurant booking; make suggestions for a great day out; order a picnic for the beach for the next day; or arrange a babysitter or dog walker; then we are at your service!

Our concierge service is growing every day, so if there is something you want to do and can’t find it here, just give us a call and we’ll endeavour to deliver! This unique service, designed to enhance your stay, is available to all guests staying at Barefoot properties and extended to our home owners too.

Personal Trainer - Cardio and Core

We are delighted to now be offering a personal trainer to our Concierge.

Sessions can booked for a single person or a small groups. Sue would be happy to hear from you to discuss your personal requirements, so if you fancy a run on the costal route or a group fitness session on the beach please contact our team or Sue directly for more information.

“I enjoy helping others, encouraging people to achieve their goals and having fun while they do it. I particularly love doing sessions on the beach.  Results are key and every person is different.  Exercise can be done anywhere and everywhere which makes it accessible to everyone” Sue Gathercole


Private chef and private catering

We are pleased to recommend Hannah Bingley of The English Canapé Company to look after your catering needs. Following her ten years of experience in catering for parties, dinners, shoot lunches and weddings under her first company, Hannah is delighted to provide catering for Barefoot Retreats alongside running her current business specialising in making canapés for events throughout East Anglia and London.

With a passion for creatively home cooking seasonal ingredients, Hannah can tailor the following services to provide the best dining experience for your guests, the occasion and the cottage you are staying in.

Dinner Parties – From the more formal three course dinners to family friendly canapés, wholesome dishes with accompaniments, completed with a delicious dessert.

Comforting Cottage Cuisine – Original recipes all homemade and delivered for you to heat and serve whenever you please.

Roast Lunches – Using locally sourced meats and vegetables to create stunning roasts all followed by a pleasing pudding.

Party Dishes – Chilled savoury foods, marinated meats, salads, cheeses and desserts to create impressive sociable dining.

Canapés – Stunning miniatures of traditional English dishes, each handmade with local ingredients. The perfect treat for your arrival or whilst entertaining at your cottage. All you need to do is pour the wine!

Please contact Hannah directly via email giving the date and details of your catering requirements, the name of the cottage you will be staying in and the best way to contact you.

Bespoke Chocolates Made with Passion from Harrison Chocolatiers

Bespoke Products for chocolate lovers, handmade truffles, fudge, chocolate bars, macaroons in over 30 different flavours handmade to order and tailored just for you.

Core ingredients are sourced from one of Belgium’s oldest roasteries, with the expertise of Harrison Chocolatiers finest handmade chocolates are then created using the finest local produce to create their chocolatey delights.

Why not order a box of truffles for your stay or even a chocolate Hamper with sweet treats for all the family. Small and large orders welcome for a gift for all occasions or a perhaps just a nice treat for yourself on arrival.

For more information or to order your bespoke chocolates please contact:

07920 510074

Luxury Fruit Hamper

How about a healthy start to your holiday in Norfolk….

A lovely alternative to flowers and chocolates, Luxury fruit baskets from Starlings of Swaffham can provide a bespoke gift, or just a healthy treat for when you arrive to the comfort of your Barefoot Retreat.

“With over 60 years’ experience in the business, fruit baskets have always been part of what we they do. Due to their popularity, they now deliver across the UK”

 Your fruit basket will be carefully selected and then gift wrapped with cellophane and raffia, creating a natural and stylish finish to your gift.  For something a little different, or perhaps a dietary requirement then please call their friendly team on 01760 721283 or visit their website –

Yoga and Reiki Classes with Poppy Zella Reed

Poppy Zella Reed is an E-300 hr Registered Yoga Teacher, fully qualified Reiki Practitioner and Trainee Life Coach based in North Norfolk.

A student of yoga since 2011, after 4 years of daily yoga practice she flew to Thailand to train with Randall O’Leary (Ram Giri Baba), Simone MacKay and Haylee Clare of the Jungle Yoga Ashram. In Spring of 2016 she went on to start her Advanced Teacher Training with Frog Lotus Yoga in Spain.

Poppy teaches a number of yoga styles, relaxation techniques and meditation along the North Norfolk coast and Fakenham. To do yoga with Poppy is to really learn yoga  – Poppy doesn’t just instruct classes, she truly teaches her classes, explaining the connections between breath, body, mind and soul; bringing a depth to the practice that offers so much more than most studio classes achieve. Poppy believes in yoga for all and offers thoughtful, friendly and accessible classes for all levels which are designed by her personally to challenge and transform the bodies and lives of all those who attend. Poppy’s welcoming attitude and in-depth teachings have gained Poppy a loyal following of students in the North Norfolk area.

You can book one-to-one sessions in the privacy of your own home, or join in with the classes she holds on a daily basis.  If you’re a beginner to yoga, don’t worry, Poppy will guide you so you benefit from the most simplest of yoga positions.

Teaching yoga is by far her greatest passion because of its huge power to transform our lives. For Poppy, yoga is not exercise. Technically it is, of course, but it’s not just that. In her words, “The focus of a yoga practice is not to get fit, it is SO much more.”.
A new addition to Poppy’s timetable is a summer season of collaborative outdoor yoga and sound events with Norfolk-based sound healer, Georgie Ford. Saluting the sun, soaking up the rays and then slipping into a sensual sound-scape, followed by the sipping of some fresh mint tea on the sand.  For further details on Poppy’s classes please see below links.

Paddleboard Rental

Try the world’s fastest growing water sport STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING (SUP). 

Delivered to a place and at a time that suits you… so you can paddle where you want, when you want. Whether you’re staying at home, in a rental cottage/caravan, campervan or on a boat, you’ll have no problem storing or transporting your STX paddleboard as they are inflatable and can be deflated for transportation from North Norfolk Paddleboards.

Their stand-up paddle boards can be hired by the day or weekly and taken away and used along the North Norfolk Coast.

You can choose to pick up your paddleboard from them at North Norfolk Paddleboards or they can deliver your paddleboard to you for a small extra cost if within 10 miles of Burnham Overy Staithe.


£30 per day and £150 for a week’s hire.

Call Steve or Claire on 07768 123797 / 07979 777363 to find out more or to book

Adnams Wine Tasting Experience

We are very excited to welcome Adnams to our concierge portfolio.

For a unique wine, beer or spirit tasting experience brought to you at your retreat. The ideal way to enjoy an evening with the option of teaming it up with private catering or maybe some canapés to complement.

The staff at Adnams are happy to put together a package from your favourite origin, something different to test your palate or perhaps something more local to Norfolk. This fantastic experience will take place in your retreat for approximately 2 hrs, if you then wish to make purchases to take home, orders can be made at the end of your session then delivered to you the following day.

Please call our concierge team to discuss further, pricing starting from £100 depending on package required.

Boat Trips - Special Trips Afloat

Barefoot Retreats is proud to work with RESCUE : WOODEN : BOATS in providing trips aboard the restored Wells Lifeboat and Dunkirk ‘Little Ship’ Lucy Lavers, which is currently in the water at Wells-next-the-sea.

Our Special Trips Afloat are proving very popular, whether to commemorate a birthday or anniversary, or just to celebrate being on holiday in Norfolk, they offer a memorable experience and last about an hour; while aboard this locally-restored craft, you get to see Wells from a different perspective, as well as having the chance to learn about the history of the area and you might even see some of our wonderful wildlife!

Trips for One are £25, with Trips for Two being £35 and both include a glass of bubbly and a certificate; there is also the option to hire the whole boat exclusively for £150. Trips are, of course, subject to the tides and the wonderful Norfolk weather!

Our Maritime Heritage Centre at Stiffkey (open 11am-3pm at weekends – NR23 1QF) tells the stories of working boats and the people who built, owned and crewed them, through films, photographs and artefacts, showing the crafts and skills used; we aim to involve people – especially young people – in learning about all this.

Check out our website


Holiday Babysitting Agency

Available to help with all your childcare needs during your stay, all staff are experienced, DBS checked & qualified babysitters. Call our team for more information alternatively contact direct

Coastal Exploration Company

“Telegraphs Top 50 things to do in the UK this summer”

The Coastal Exploration Co provides unique explorations along the North Norfolk Coast on traditional fishing boats under sail. We run a variety of trips, from wild adventurous sails, including, traditional sailing, wild swimming, spear fishing and foraging to a more relaxed version which concentrates on secluded beaches and plenty of quality locally sourced food.

Package pricing upon request offering a variety of trips please contact our team for more information alternatively visit the website on

Detox Package

Looking for the perfect pamper hideaway to detox and cleanse? With our bespoke detox package you can enjoy all of the benefits from the comfort of your luxury retreat.

Your package will include a full day of juicing provided by Susie Brient at Juicilicious, using the best fresh organic produce. Tailor made to suit your own personal dietary needs and delivered fresh to your door in a neat carry caddy that is ideal for taking with you on days out.

Whilst relaxing on the detox package you will also be able to enjoy a one hour session of instructed yoga in your cottage followed by a afternoon of pampering with Carys Groom and her team with three treatments available per guest.

Prices start at £150 per person, call the Barefoot Team on 01485 512245 to find out more!

Chill-out tents for the little ones

Imagine turning up for your Barefoot Retreats holiday and there was something extra special waiting in the garden for the little ones? A beautiful bell tent all lit up with twinkling fairy lights and pretty bunting, which the children will simply adore!
These magical bell tents are a great place for the kids to hang out during your time with us and inside will be furnished with soft rugs, bunting, tables, floor cushions, blankets and lanterns. You don’t have to do a thing just turn up, relax and enjoy; we will set everything up for you!
This unique and special experience will undoubtedly enhance the chill-out time for you and your children during your stay in North Norfolk. Most of our properties will be able to accommodate a bell tent so please let us know when booking your holiday. Demand is always high, particularly during the peak summer periods so don’t leave it too late and contact Kate now at 2posh2pitch. Prices begin at £200.00 for a weekend or midweek rental, properties must have a grassed area to allow one to be booked.

More details can be found at Bell Tents 4 Hire , or you can contact Kate directly on 07879 773382.

Some of our previous guests have commented:

Excellent service from Kate who made the tent look so pretty and inviting – it was an absolute winner with the kids, hardly saw them all weekend! Highly recommended.

Evie S

Kate arrived punctually and effortlessly put up the most gorgeous bell tent in our garden for my daughter’s birthday ‘girlie’ sleepover. It was utterly beautiful with lots of bunting and pretty fairy lights. My daughter and all of her friends were so excited when they saw their bedroom for the evening, certainly something none of them had done before!


Beach/location photo shoot

Appreciate the important things in life,  like your loved ones, your family and friends.  Barefoot in conjunction with two local photographers have created a wonderful opportunity for you to capture your stay in Norfolk via a fabulous complimentary photo session.

Although a deposit is taken on the day, there is no obligation to buy.  Choose to enjoy a lifestyle shoot on the beach, at your luxury holiday cottage or at an alternative location.   You create the story … our photographers will shoot it … and you leave with a permanent memory of a special time spent in North Norfolk!  How nice is that?

Contact Cat at Seahaze Photography on 07919 208161 or view her website at

Contact Colleen and Justin at North Norfolk Visuals on 07517843160 or 07817 896028 to discuss a booking. Alternatively you can find out more at

Hot Tub Rental

Looking to indulge in some relaxation in the comfort of your luxury holiday property?

After a beautiful day along the North Norfolk Coast why not relax and unwind in your very own private hot tub. Whether you are looking to treat a loved one or surprise your family, then hire a hot tub for your stay. Watch the sun set over the North Norfolk coast with strawberries and Pimms or maybe a glass of bubbles.

Most of Barefoot Retreats properties will be able to accommodate a luxury hot tub which will be installed in readiness for your arrival and removed on your departure date.

Bee Keeping Courses

Have you or your children ever wondered how honey was made, what a queen bee looks like, how a beehive organises itself, what boy bees do, what happens to bees in the winter? The list of what’s, why’s and how’s is endless….Leigh’s Bees bee-keeping experience sessions gives you and your family the chance to come and ask and see for yourself.

You may think you want to keep bees, but would like some of your curiosity satisfied before looking further into it. The experience can cover everything from the structure of an empty hive to hands-on time looking through a working honeybee colony in one of Leigh’s Bees apiaries sited on North Norfolk’s beautiful coast. Although based on a basic framework of things to discover, the session will be led by your questions and is flexible.

At the end of the session, you will hopefully have your curiosity nourished (but hungry for more), know a little more of the life of the honey bee, and will be sent away with a jar of Leigh’s Bees lovely natural honey and an information pack to remind you of what it was all about.

Protective gear (full bee-keeping suit and gloves) will be provided, but please bring your own wellies.

Maximum of four people per session. The sessions should normally last around 3-4 hours. Tea/coffee/soft drinks/biscuits are provided.

This is of course weather dependent – in the event of bad weather or forecast bad weather, an alternative day will be arranged.

Individual: £80
Adult and child: £120
2 parents/adults and up to 2 children: £200

Call Leigh on 07787 123327 to find out more or to book. and

Spa day

Fancy some ‘indulgent me time’ while on holiday?  Barefoot Retreats can arrange a relaxing day of spa treatments and day out at a beautiful and tranquil spa with swimming pool and thermal suite with sauna, steam room and bio-sauna plus outside hot tub.  This beautifully relaxing spa has been carefully designed to enable you to step off the treadmill of modern life and experience time out in the North Norfolk countryside, enabling you to replenish and restore your body and mind during your holiday and leave you feeling completely revived and ready to take on life’s challenges once more!

The Secret Garden Spa at Congham is truly unique; in a lovely and peaceful setting, allowing you the space and peace to relax and unwind.  With the spa being in the very heart of the garden, some of the seasonal herbs and fresh blossoming flowers have been incorporated into the spa’s signature treatments, formulated to counteract the impact of age, lifestyle and the environment.  This special and unique spa has created the perfect recipe for relaxation.  Please confirm your interest and we’ll be in touch to make the arrangements on your behalf.

Natural therapies and beauty treatments

We want you to leave your holiday with Barefoot Retreats feeling far more relaxed than when you arrived.

In the privacy of your holiday property, we create an environment in which you will be able to relax, unwind and release deep seated tensions and stresses within the body and mind, leaving you with improved muscle mobility and mental energy.

Our professional masseur will provide the highest possible standard of care and advice to help improve your overall well-being, offering a variety of treatments from a short pick me up, to a fully body pamper experience; the choice is yours.  Our therapist will use essential oils to support the healing and calming effect on the mind and body.

We can also provide trained therapists to provide other beauty treatments including facials; hair dressing and make-up.

Bicycle hire

At your own leisurely pace, hire a bike and tour the back lanes and byways of North Norfolk. All ages are catered for with single seats and tandems available to hire for a day or even a week.  Enjoy pedaling through narrow country lanes and woodland cycle routes with the breeze in your hair and sun on your face as you ride past fields of red poppies and golden barley with the sea sparkling on the horizon.  Cycling in Norfolk gives you the freedom to explore and with the roads being more flat that hilly, it is not too strenuous either!

Please confirm your interest and we’ll be in touch to make the arrangements and confirm prices.

Norfolk by Air

If you are looking for something completely different, Barefoot can arrange a bespoke helicopter flight over the North Norfolk coastline.

This fantastic activity will have you lifted high above the coastal landscape on a route tailored to you. Suggested routes will take you over salt-marshes, sand dunes, the high seas and the tracts of woodland, giving you a privileged and unique perspective of this wonderful coastline.  Various routes are available and requests that you have may be included within the flight plan.  Your pilot will have extensive local knowledge to act as a guide and a resource; detours and distractions will be entertained, airspace allowing.  Pick up will be from the field opposite our office in Thornham or from Norwich airport.  Alternatively if you want to book a flight to another destination then this can be arranged through our concierge service too.

Please confirm your interest and we’ll be in touch to make the arrangements and confirm prices.

Norfolk by Sea

Fancy catching your supper?  Then charter a boat and take to the seas!

Gain a different perspective of the beautiful North Norfolk coast and catch sight of the wonderful wildlife that frequents this Area of Natural Beauty.  Why not ask Barefoot to arrange a special fishing experience for you, your family and friends. Lack of experience will not count against any land lubbers amongst you, the experienced local crews will provide all the equipment and the knowledge needed.  All you have to do is get to the boat!  Half and full day experiences may be booked and a range of species may be caught; including Skate, Tope, Bass and Mackerel.

If you fancy a luxury day out we can even arrange for a lobster lunch with champagne to be served.  Most excursions leave Brancaster Staithe or Wells-next-the-Sea during the months of April – October.

Please confirm your interest and we’ll be in touch to make the arrangements and confirm prices. Once you know what you want to do, we’ll book everything in for you!


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