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Time to go Barefoot

Welcome to Barefoot Retreats, a leading UK rental agency for Norfolk’s luxury holiday cottages. From the remarkable to the quintessential, we represent the finest privately-owned cottages and self-catering holiday homes in North Norfolk, each one hand-picked by us.

Based in the village of Burnham Market, our personable, highly professional team are passionate about providing the best service to homeowners and guests. What really sets us apart, however, is our expertise; we are all local to the area and have an in-depth knowledge of both our exclusive portfolio and North Norfolk itself.

At Barefoot Retreats we love what we do and we look forward to welcoming all our guests to this beautiful place we are lucky enough to call home.

Luxury properties offering unique experiences.

The Fully Managed Experience

In all our properties, you’ll find 5-star quality white linens, and all our adult guests receive relaxing fluffy robes and slippers for the duration of their stay. For each booking, guests will receive our complimentary welcome hamper including all the essentials you need to begin your holiday in style.

Each property will also be equipped with complimentary Noble Isle luxury toiletries in every bathroom. Our expertly trained housekeeping team will make sure the property is meticulously clean on every changeover. With a keen eye for detail, each property is thoroughly checked on every booking.

Amazing Places

Hand picked retreats for guests to enjoy

Our carefully curated collection of over 120 properties stretches right along the coast from Snettisham to Wells-Next-The-Sea, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is fast becoming the most sought-after holiday destination in the UK.

Our guests will experience some of the most amazing and truly individual private homes in Norfolk. We provide a distinct laid-back luxury holiday experience that ensures each of our guests feel at home from the moment they arrive. 

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The Barefoot Team

Meet the Barefoot team that cares for our portfolio

Delivering a fully managed holiday experience to our guests and providing our homeowners with the level of care and service they expect is no small task. That is why each of our team has a wide depth of knowledge and understanding in everything they do. From reservations to property management, maintenance to marketing and housekeeping to head of business, our dedicated team are ready for anything, working round the clock to make sure our clients have the best experience whilst staying with us.

Emma Mason


The team is headed up by business owner, Emma Mason, someone who brings a depth of experience from her time spent running The Hoste Arms in Burnham Market for over 20 years. Her profile in East Anglian hospitality gives her a unique insight into the luxury market, allowing Barefoot to offer a high standard of property and customer service.

Zoe Fuller

Business Manager

Business Manager Zoe has a wealth of local knowledge and experience making her a pivotal role in steering the Barefoot ship. Zoe oversees the day-to-day operations, developing the businesses strategic goals and objectives, working hands on with the team and homeowners to achieve these.  

Samantha Turner

Property Acquisitions Manager

Sam has the key task of sourcing new properties within the glorious radius of North Norfolk to join the Barefoot portfolio. Due to the enormity of this task and how it is the backbone of business’s success, it is only fitting it has a truly dedicated manager. Sam works incessantly to source properties that will ensure unforgettable holidays for our guests and their loved ones.  

Brittany Twiddy

Reservations Manager

At the hub of the team is Reservations overseen by Brittany, a tight-knit team, brimming with local knowledge and experience, there’s not much they don’t know about our properties or the North Norfolk coastline.  Reservations are on hand to manage bookings from start to finish, organising the special touches and concierge to make each stay extra special.  

Elina Bismaka

Housekeeping Manager

Headed up by Elina the dedicated housekeeping team are committed to ensuring your stay is nothing short of exceptional. The housekeeping department work tirelessly, taking great pride in maintaining immaculate surroundings that reflect our hospitality and care.  

Rory Gazzard

Property Services Manager

Rory and his team in Property Maintenance work hard to ensure all facilities and amenities are in top-notch condition and if you’re staying with us, it won’t be long before you recognise one of our Barefoot vehicles passing you by, doing their checks and making sure everything is just right.  

Hannah Hughes

Marketing Manager

Heading the marketing department and with 19 years’ experience working in Norfolk hospitality Hannah is responsible for the promotion of Barefoot and its portfolio of beautiful properties, from the branding, online presence, content, and e-mail marketing to the social media.   

Home Owners

Sharing our experience with you

With our many years of experience, if you’re thinking of letting your property, we understand that it is not just about generating income. At Barefoot Retreats, we believe that every property deserves as much care and attention from us as it receives from you.

So, whether you’re considering bringing your home to the luxury holiday rental market for the first time, thinking of buying a second home or looking to change managing agents, Barefoot Retreats is on hand to help guide you through the process and maximise your rental potential.

At Barefoot Retreats we love what we do and we look forward to welcoming all our guests to this beautiful place we are lucky enough to call home.

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