Norton House | Barefoot Retreats
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Norton House

Snettisham, Norfolk, UK
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Maximum 3 Dogs- £25 Per Dog
Nestled into the emerald coastline of Snettisham is the perfect grand rural retreat for anyone daydreaming of a big family & friends adventure. Wander about the wild woodlands, explore the endless gardens, stroll across the windswept sands of Snettisham with your furry friends, cosy up in the snug by the fire, play Traditional Bar Billiards, and enjoy al fresco bbq suppers between friendly games of Croquet, Boules, Badminton & Quoits on the manicured lawns.
Key Features


This is a stunning grade 2 listed period property that combines a beautiful building with a private and rural location. Set in a raised position above the coastal village of Snettisham, Norton House boasts a large, mature garden in which to relax and enjoy some well-earned time away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. A true gem offering an unforgettable experience!


The architecture of the house maximises the potential offered by the idyllic setting with the many gothic style windows bringing the natural light and surrounding landscape into the house. Many rooms provide direct access to the garden, perfect for al fresco entertainment on a lazy summers evening.

Many rooms include working wood burners and you’ll never lack for comfort. To supplement the entertainment, a bar billiards table has been positioned in the main lounge area. For friendly competition only of course! For those amongst us that prefer a quiet read and a glass of wine, you can choose from one of the many window seats, reception rooms or you can even just pitch up against the old apple tree.


The pictures featured in the accompanying slideshow speak amply about the nature of the garden, but to illustrate further…

Whatever time of year, the garden at Norton House reveals many treasures. In the spring the blossom of the flowering currants or the apple trees brings joy to the space and encourages you to think about the impending return of bountiful summer. Hellebore’s, bluebells and daffodils fill the flowerbeds and the buzz of queen bee’s (and other early risers) provides the accompanying soundtrack. The warmer weather brings further life to the garden and guests are welcomed to use any of the fruit from within it.

For family groups the garden offers a diverse area where you can feel reassured that the nearest road is half a mile away down a private track. Therefore, they can play in the spacious garden (that’s nearly big enough for a decent game of cricket) without concern. So, relax in a sunny spot while the kids enjoy themselves!

There is a long patio running along the side of the house that is accessed from the large bi-fold doors in the dining room. Here you will find 3 distinct areas that seamlessly link together; an al fresco dining area with a table and chairs seating 10 guests and a gas BBQ, a more relaxed seating area with rattan sofas and further down you can access the area outside of the ground floor bedroom.

The garden does have stone walls and mature hedging with a wire fence but is not completely escape proof for the most determined canine escapologist, therefore it is recommended not to leave dogs unsupervised while they are in the main garden. However, the small doggy garden outside the utility room is fully fenced.

The property offers generous off-road parking for up to six cars, ideal for large groups.

Please do note, the property does have external CCTV for security purposes only.

Key Features

Up to 10 guests

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

Kitchen/Dining Room

The stunning open plan kitchen/dining room provides a fabulous space to gather everyone for a sociable meal together while making sure the chef doesn’t get left out! This area joins seamlessly to a stunning patio and outside entertaining space through bi-fold doors.The contemporary handmade kitchen is beautifully finished with granite worktops and is fully equipped with top of the range appliances including; a large fridge freezer with ice dispenser, a separate wine cooling fridge, dishwasher, large oven with gas hob, a separate double oven and grill, microwave and toaster. The large centre island has an additional sink with an instant boiling hot water tap and is serviced with 4 breakfast stools.

At the opposite end of the room, the dining area is filled with natural light from the above lantern roof and the large bi-fold doors along one side of the room, which can be opened onto the patio to connect the inside and outside spaces. The handmade natural oak dining table is an attractive centrepiece that comfortably seats up to 12 guests, and the large decorative antique dresser to the side of the table houses a TV.

Reception Rooms

On the ground floor you have the choice of three beautifully decorated reception areas; a second dining room, a main lounge and finally a separate TV/chill out room.

The second dining room is more formal and can capably host a sit-down meal for 10 guests, and you can imagine sitting there long into the evening, enjoying a little after dinner treat.

Adjacent to the dining room is the main lounge, this was once actually two rooms but is now a very generous space with lots of comfy seating. In addition, there is a fully restored vintage bar billiards table that is in perfect working condition. This is a fun addition to the house, beyond what you might ordinarily expect, great entertainment for all the family. The room also features a wood burner.

The last of the three rooms is the TV chill out room where a separate group can play games or relax in front of the 49inch curved Smart TV on the large leather corner sofa. This sofa also converts to a double bed should additional sleeping accommodation be required (Please note that there is an additional charge for the sofa bed to be made up, please enquire with the team should this be something you wish to use) This room also has a working wood burner.

Dogs are welcome to join you in this room and the kitchen/diner, but we respectfully request dogs are not allowed into bedrooms or the lounge/billiard room.

The utility room is an ideal doggy chill out/sleeping area, the coolest spot in the house during summer and boast’s its own fully fenced dog garden, ideal for night time leg stretching! The utility room also has a Belfast sink, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Norton House offers 5 bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, and all are finessed to a luxury standard with tranquillity and comfort very much to the fore. The range of beds and rooms makes the property suitable for different types of group, regardless of age.

The ground floor bedroom features an attractive super king size bed, with a large wardrobe to match, a relaxed seating area with 2 comfy arm chairs and a table, which are well positioned to look out onto the patio and across the garden, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee and a read of the paper! There is also a dressing table with a stool and mirror tucked away to create a private dressing area, a Netflix enabled Smart TV and a magnificent en suite bathroom. You can also open the French doors onto the patio where there is seating for 2 and connects to the other patio areas along the side of the house adjoining the kitchen/dining room.

The en suite bathroom is beautifully decorated with gothic style tiles to match the architecture of the house and features a large walk in shower area with a choice of rain effect or power shower options, a lavish, freestanding roll top bath, sink, WC and a heated towel rail.

There is also a separate shower room with WC on the ground floor.

The master bedroom is situated on the first floor and features a super king size bed, two lovely views, complete with window seats overlooking the front and side gardens. Ample hanging space is afforded to guests and the room also includes a Freeview TV.

As you enter the bedroom you do first go through a side room in which the owners have thoughtfully installed a permanent cot. For those of you with children under 2 years of age, this is a real plus. When in the main bedroom you are only a matter of steps from the side room, reducing the need for being on tip toes after bedtime.

The room also benefits from its own superb, modern en suite bathroom with a huge freestanding bath, walk-in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3 has comfy twin beds, which can be zip and linked to make a super king bed, with views over the front garden. Again, you are treated to unique styling, period features and plenty of hanging space.

Bedroom 4 offers a super king size bed, chest of drawers, decorative screen and features the attractive exposed brick work of the property. Why not relax in the window seat and read a good book while taking in the beautiful views across the front garden!

Bedroom 5 has a super king size bed and again overlooks the apple trees at the front of the property. This south facing aspect is great with a coffee in the morning! The room has been elegantly furnished with local artwork and includes a dressing table with drawers, a Freeview TV and a working wood burner, ideal for cuddling up to on winter nights.

There is a second contemporary family bathroom located next to bedroom 5 with a huge freestanding bath, walk-in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.
Property Includes
  • Dog Friendly - Maximum 3 Dogs- £25 Per Dog
  • Zip And Link
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Child Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Log Burner / Open Fire
  • Walking Distance To The Pub
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Off Road Parking - Up to 6 Cars
  • Big and Beautiful
  • Games Room - Traditional Bar Billiards Table
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Separate TV Room
  • Croquet, Boules, Badminton & Quoits sets for Garden Use
  • Accepts Hot Tub Hire - £30 Additional Fee
Pets Welcome
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday. Monday arrival also available between October and March, excluding 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 nearly 700 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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We lad a lovely time playing rounders, croquet and bar billiards in the sunshine. as well as spending evenings in the hot tub. Am amazing holiday shared by 3 generations and our little springer spaniel. Looking forward to next time


A wonderful stay at Norton House. The whole family children and dogs enjoyed themselves. Loved the garden.Thank you for letting us stay.


A wonderful ' girlie' few days in this fabulous house. We've laughed, eaten drunk ( a little) walked and explored. So perfect.


Very conveniently positioned for walks on the beach or cross country walks.The beds were the most comfortable we have ever experienced. We strongly recommended Norton House. Everyone loved the .layout of the house.


A family get together to celebrate a birthday. Five adults and three grandchildren and everyone loved the house layout. Very conveniently positioned for walks on the beach or cross country walks. Managed to sampel some excellent hosterlieres too!! The beds are the most comfortable we have ever experienced. We strongly recommend Norton House.


Fabulous house for a family catch up! Billiards was very popular. Great location for enjoying the beaches and highlight was showing three generations the seals playing at Titchwell.


Huge thank you for a fabulous stay. Loved the house. Everyone thought the house and gardens were the perfect location for us all.


A lovely house in beautiful gardens. Such a quiet location.A happy family stay for us all. Thank you


A lovely holiday once again at Norton House. All three generations had a lovely time and fantastic weather throughout.

The Evans

Amazing house!! To visit Deer Park Safari, Holkham (always a must), Old Hunstanton Beach and Old Stores for coffee too.


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