Hope House | Barefoot Retreats
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Hope House

Snettisham, Norfolk, UK
Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 6 | Maximum 2 Dogs - £50 Per Dog
Gentle strolls along quiet beaches, fresh coffee from The Old Stores across the road, al fresco suppers beneath sun-drenched skies, tranquil wanders around the endless walled gardens, relaxing bubble baths with unforgettable views and core memories made inside and outside: from the croquet lawn and hot tub to the games room and into the coastal paradise beyond. Yeah. That’s what Hope House is all about.

But the best part about this country retreat is the flexibility. Normally sleeping up to 16 guests, the amazing owners are now offering a ‘sleep 10’ option for out of season bookings.
Key Features


Hope House is a Grade II listed building with an abundance of character and history at its core. In the 19th century it was a ladies’ boarding school run by Miss Hannah Santy and Miss Mary Sayer until 1871, when the school moved to the Hollies on the opposite side of the road. In the cellar there are blocked arches which are said to run under the road and join up with the Hollies. Since then, the house has belonged to members of the Lambert family who were an influential family within the village with several local business interests. In addition to this, there is a traditional sundial in the rear garden which is one of the oldest in Norfolk!

In 2020 the property was purchased by the now current owners who have dedicated themselves to renovating the property to create the best holiday let possible! Having conducted a lot of research, they have created a stunning property that really ticks all the right boxes.

Normally sleeping up to 16 guests, the amazing owners are now offering the flexibility of a ‘sleep 10’ option for off-peak bookings.


Offering luxury, contemporary accommodation beautifully blended with the original features of the property to maintain its charm and character. There is also plenty of space on offer so that you can choose to spend quality time with your loved ones or enjoy your own pursuits. The impeccable detail is on show throughout the house, right down to the built-in stairgates at the top of each staircase that are specially designed to blend in with the attached bannisters! You will also see quirky touches of cows in the chosen artwork and throughout the property, which pays homage to the current owners who are dairy and cereal farmers!


To the front side of the property there is a gated shingle driveway providing ample off-road parking.

The large rear garden can be accessed from the kitchen, where you will find yourself in the fully enclosed, walled garden, reminiscent of The Secret Garden! Here there is a large, paved patio area with extensive tables and chairs offering al fresco dining for up to 16 guests. There is also a large Grillstream gas BBQ available for you to use during your stay. Tucked just to the side of the garden you will find the luxurious hot tub where you can enjoy a pre-breakfast dip while listening to the morning bird song or pour yourself a glass of bubbly and have a celebratory soak long into the evening beneath the twinkling stars! (Please note, we cannot guarantee that the hot tub will be up to maximum temperature on the day of your arrival). Step down to the large Croquet lawn and follow the shingle path past one of the oldest sundials in Norfolk and through the yew hedge where the garden opens out even more! This expansive country garden is well maintained providing a beautiful nature haven. The well-established borders are stunning in full bloom and include buddleia, wisteria, cherry blossoms, bluebells, and hellebores, to name just a few!

There is also a separate, secluded area for anyone who wants some time out alone. Accessed via the games room this area has its own patio and seating area and a children’s swing.

Centrally located in the well-appointed village of Snettisham, you are within walking distance of 2 renowned eateries, The Old Bank which is a Michelin star bistro, and The Rose and Crown which is an award-winning pub! There is also a pharmacy and a small Co-op just a stone’s throw away. In addition to this you are just a short drive to Snettisham Park Farm and the beach, which is the ultimate place to catch one of Norfolk’s spectacular sunsets!

Key Features

Up to 16 guests - Can also be booked as a sleeps 10 Oct - March

2 Super King Bedrooms with En Suite Shower
1 Super King Bedroom (Zip & Link)
1 King Bedroom with En Suite Bath
1 Ground Floor King Bedroom with En Suite Shower
1 King Bedroom
1 Twin Bedroom
1 Bunk Bedroom
Family Bathroom with Freestanding Bath and Walk In Shower
Family Shower Room
Ground Floor WC
Room Descriptions

Boot Room

On entering Hope House, you will immediately find yourself in the spacious boot room. Here you will find ample coat and shoe storage – perfect for when you come back from a day at the beach or after a muddy walk! There are also laundry facilities including a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.


The open and spacious kitchen is befitting of the property – traditional farmhouse style cupboards combined with contemporary quartz worktops. Adjacent to the kitchen is an informal dining area with a large, vintage wooden table and up to 10 chairs, making this a great space to socialise while not leaving out the master chef of the group! In the warmer months you can open the large French doors onto the patio where you will find an extensive al fresco dining area. There is also a Smart TV so you needn’t miss your favourite TV series while cooking, and an interesting feature of an original F.Whitfield and Co. safe!

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need and more! Kitted out with an American style fridge freezer, additional under counter fridge, 2 wine chillers, double ovens and grills, ceramic hob, built-in microwave, 2 integrated dishwashers, kitchen aid and a Magimix Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine. There is also a central island lined with 4 comfy breakfast stools.

Formal Dining Room

Head through the hallway to the front of the property and you will find the large formal dining room with contemporary décor and traditional furnishings. This bright, sunny room has a very grand ambience with high ceilings and chandelier lights. The extensive dining table seats 16 guests – perfect for dinner parties and family celebrations! There is also a Sonos speaker available so that you can play some background music while you dine.


The snug TV room is a cosy and comfortable room where you can kick back, relax and enjoy your favourite films and TV shows. Furnished with large, colourful sofas and chairs and a large Smart TV with soundbar.

Drawing Room

The bright and spacious drawing room offers a peaceful refuge away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With high ceilings, large sash windows, chandelier light and an original marble fireplace, this room has a very stately feel. With 3 large comfy sofas, here you can enjoy some quality time together with good conversation or some quiet reading time with your favourite book and a good glass of wine!

Games/Cinema Room

Tucked away at the rear of the property and surrounded by the peaceful garden is the wonderful games/cinema room. Decorated with large murals of Laurel and Hardy which define the entertaining nature of this room! With an original bar billiards table, table football and a selection of games on offer, you definitely won’t get bored here! What’s more, there is an incredible cinema system complete with a large Smart TV and Sonos soundbar and surround sound system, sink into one of the 4 oversized sofas and immerse yourself in an epic film – perfect for the ultimate movie night!

From here you can also access a secluded part of the rear garden with its own patio and seating area and a children’s swing.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are 8 individually designed and thoughtfully furnished bedrooms spread across the 2 floors of this property, all of which have their own Smart TV’s, offering everyone their own private space in which they can escape to.

Bedroom 1

Set on the ground floor, this elegant bedroom is furnished with a king size bed, freestanding antique wardrobe, separate chest of drawers and a Smart TV. This room also has an en suite with a large walk-in rainfall shower with additional handheld shower option, WC, wash basin and a heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 2

The master bedroom is located on the first floor with dual aspect views to the front of the property and over the rear garden. Complete with a super king size bed, large wardrobe with hanging space and shelving, antique full-length mirror, Smart TV, original feature fireplace and relaxed seating. There is also an en suite with a large walk-in rainfall shower with additional handheld shower option, WC, wash basin and a heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 3

Overlooking the front of the property, this twin bedroom offers 2 wardrobes, one with hanging space and one with shelving, a Smart TV and an original feature fireplace.

Bedroom 4

Set on the first floor overlooking the front of the property, this spacious room offers a super king size zip and link bed (which can also be split into twins upon request), a built-in wardrobe, freestanding chest of drawers, full length mirror, relaxed seating, a Smart TV and an original feature fireplace.

Bedroom 5

This sophisticated bedroom is on the first floor and is furnished with a super king size bed, large built-in wardrobes, relaxed seating and a Smart TV. There is also an en suite with a large walk-in power shower, WC, wash basin and a heated towel radiator.

Family Bathroom

Set on the first floor and adjoining the 2 sides of the house, this lavish bathroom is a thing of beauty! This spacious room comes complete with a large walk-in rainfall shower with additional handheld shower option, twin hand basins, 2 towel radiators, a WC and an attractive roll-top bath. Where better place to sink into some bubbles and let all your troubles melt away!

Please note that the following bedrooms are locked off when booking the sleeps 10 option of Hope House

Bedroom 6

Set on the first floor overlooking the side of the property, this room is furnished with a king size bed, built-in wardrobes, freestanding chest of drawers, relaxed seating, a Smart TV and an original feature fireplace. This room also has its own en suite with a bath and handheld shower attachment, hand basin, WC and a heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 7

“The green room” is a light and airy room on the first floor with a king size bed, an antique storage unit, wall hanging space and a Smart TV.

Bedroom 8

This room is on the first floor and has been designed for children/teenagers but is equally capable of accommodating adults. The bespoke, built-in bunk beds are adult size and come complete with individual reading lights, USB charging ports and built-in storage drawers - what more could you ask for! There is also wall hanging space available, a dressing table with mirror and a Smart TV.

Family Shower Room

The contemporary family shower room on the first floor is equipped with a walk-in rainfall shower, WC, hand basin and a heated towel radiator.

There is also an additional ground floor WC.
Property Includes
  • Dog Friendly - Maximum 2 Dogs - £50 Per Dog
  • Zip And Link
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Child Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Log Burner / Open Fire
  • Walking Distance To The Pub
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Off Road Parking - Up to 5 Cars
  • Big and Beautiful
  • Games Room - Cinema Room with Bar Billards & Football Table
  • Wi-Fi 
Pets Welcome
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday. Monday arrival also available outside of school holidays.
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Additional Extras
  • Complimentary Barefoot Welcome Hamper
  • Noble Isle Toiletries
  • Adult Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Fluffy Towels and Luxury Linens
  • Basket of Logs (starter pack provided Oct-Mar)


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Quick guide to your location

The village of Snettisham is situated on the North Norfolk coast, just a few miles from the royal residence at Sandringham and boasts a superb RSPB reserve, award winning 15th century coaching inn and Snettisham Park Farm, a working farm offering fantastic family days out.

For those of you that are more attracted to warmer environments, there’s the Old Store, offering fantastic food both day and night and the bar at Snettisham Rose and Crown is an attractive option well worth consideration. This 14th century coaching inn has provided respite to weary travellers for nearly700 years and in 2015 it was recognised as the UK Pub of the Year. Fantastic for families, couples and dog walkers, you can equally enjoy a fancy three course meal as you can a pint of Woodfordes in the enclosed garden while the children play in the pirate ship play area.

The royal estate at Sandringham is only a few miles inland and gives guests a chance to view the grand rooms of the main house, the extraordinary collection of classic cars in the museum, the formal gardens of the immediate surrounds and the wider woodland estate that lies beyond. Well worth a visit!
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Great house for a friends break. Wonderful dining room.


Recently stayed at Hope House, Snettisham. What a beautiful cottage! Entry through the boot room is perfect to drop off wet and muddy shoes and coats, plus an area for extra storage. Lovely welcome hamper, thank you! Kitchen has everything you need to be self sufficient with meals. Loads of storage and fridge and freezer space! Three sitting rooms, dining room and kitchen area means there is plenty of space to be together or have quiet time. Access to a downstairs loo is great. Hot tub and large garden area will be amazing in the summer months! We had the opportunity to have a real log fire, which was lovely! We also had to contact Barefoot during our stay with a small query and they rang straight back, very responsive and lovely staff! Many Thanks!

The Pritchards and family

Such an amazing property in a great location.The property is well laid out and well furnished with everything you could need.


Wonderful house, we felt totally at home. Loved the garden! Thank you.

Guests from USA

We all had the best time at Hope House, it was just perfect for our needs. The house itself was very special, comfortable, well furnished and a great welcoming atmosphere. We all enjoyed this lovely home (we picked up on the fabulous bed linen) great period styling and garden.


What a fabulous house for an amazing family break. We have fallen in love with Snettisham and North Norfolk. Thank you for making our stay so friendly and easy! We will be back!

The Gallagher family

“The house was amazing and exceeded expectations – the Xmas decorations created a really cosy atmosphere despite the size of the property. We had a group of 15 people and everyone commented on how great it was that you had the choice of being with people or finding some quiet space if you needed it. Would highly recommend it. Nicole K”


We had a wonderful time, the house is lovely. Thank you x


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