The Old Rectory | Holiday Rental in Stanhoe | Barefoot Retreats
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The Old Rectory

Stanhoe, Norfolk, UK
Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 6 | Sorry, No Pets
There's something special about this English country house, early morning lengths in the heated pool, before the rest of the rabble cannonball through inflatable doughnuts, spontaneous tennis tournaments sponsored by a few jugs of Pimms, late-afternoon games and a bbq around the endless gardens and the chance to relax poolside as the world dissolves behind your well-thumbed pages, before you get ready to host a four-course supper party for your good time clan. And, when you do venture out, it'll be to a new beach every day of your stay.
Key Features


This incredible property is as grand inside as it is outside, the Old Rectory has a stately feel that you cannot help but fall in love with. The house has been thoughtfully designed to combine the original features of this historical house with modern furnishings and contemporary living. Surrounded by extensive manicured grounds with established trees, winding gravel paths, a large patio area, hard tennis court and stunning outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Set in a secluded location in the small village of Stanhoe, you can fully immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the Norfolk countryside. Alternatively, you can head out and explore the stunning coast which is just 6 miles away. You are also within walking distance of the award-winning gastro-pub, The Duck Inn, which is well worth a visit!

In addition to the superb accommodation, there is also a games room located within The Old Stables with a table tennis and pool table.


The property has been thoughtfully designed with a keen attention to detail throughout. It has been beautifully furnished with a mix of modern and antique furniture and stunning bespoke curtains in every room. The high ceilings and large traditional gothic style windows give the house an incredibly light and spacious feel to it. Set over three floors with multiple levels of stairs, this grand house is sure to impress!


To the front of the property there is a large sweeping gravel drive with a central grassed roundabout, providing ample parking for all your party. To the side of the property there is a large, paved patio area perfect for alfresco dining or a BBQ on a long summers evening while taking in the stunning scenery surrounding you.

To the rear there are expansive manicured grounds featuring established trees and shrubs, with gravel paths winding through the gardens and leading the way to the Tennis courts, perfect for a light knock around or some healthy competition -just keep it friendly! There is also an outside shower – perfect for washing away all the salt and sand after a long day at the beach.

The Old Rectory also boasts an external heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, complete with a stunning pool house completing the incredible pool complex and the ultimate feature to any North Norfolk Break! Please note the swimming pool and Jacuzzi is available from the end of April to the end of October (exact dates confirmed each year). Please also note that while there is a sauna shown on the floorplan, this is not available for guest use.

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

Key Features

Up to 16 guests

2 Super King Bedrooms with En Suite Separate Baths & Walk In Showers
1 Super King Bedroom with En Suite Walk In Shower
1 Super King Bedroom
1 Twin Bedroom
First Floor Family Bathroom with Shower Over
Second Floor Super King Bedroom with En Suite Shower
Second Floor Super King Bedroom
Second Floor Bunk Bedroom
Second Floor Bathroom with Separate Bath & Shower
Ground Floor Shower Room
Ground Floor WC
Room Descriptions

Entrance Hall/Lobby

The palatial entrance hall/lobby is a wonderful blend of traditional and modern-day living. Featuring original gothic architecture, high ceilings and original flooring, mixed with striking contemporary art work, wood burning stove and a classic chandelier light. Providing the central access point to the Study, TV room, Lounge, Dining room, Kitchen and the main staircase.

Also, concealed in the corner beside the stairs is a passage way leading to a separate WC featuring a marble sink, heated towel rail and unique gothic style floor tiles. The passage way also affords extra storage space located under the stairs and is decorated with distinctive feature wallpaper.

TV Room

The perfect room to retreat to and enjoy playing some family games or indulging in a great film in front of the cosy wood burner. Relax into the super-comfy large corner sofa and enjoy the 65-inch Smart TV with home theatre system and Blu Ray DVD player.

Formal Sitting Room

This very stately lounge is simply stunning! The large gothic style windows on three sides overlooking the extensive grounds, and vast high ceilings make the room beautifully light and airy. Featuring two large comfy sofas and two armchairs focused around the grand marble fireplace that houses the cosy wood burning stove.

The remarkable furnishings also include a very grand chandelier light, exquisite handmade curtains, fabulous lamps and a beautiful antique sideboard.

Dining Room

Contrary to the rest of the house, the dining room is very traditional in design. With a large antique dining table and chairs, glasses cabinet and sideboard, a majestic chandelier light and the original feature fireplace.


The immense kitchen is a real focal point of the house! With high ceilings, and large original windows this room is beautifully light and airy. Furnished to an exceptionally high standard and well-equipped with marble worktops and top of the range appliances including a large fridge/freezer, two dishwashers, a double sink and large Rangemaster cooker and hob. There is a large central dining table surrounded by comfy chairs, making sure the head chef is still included in the entertainment.

There is also an adjoining snug room with a relaxed seating area overlooking the rear grounds and large patio area. The two sets of French doors can be opened out into the garden, perfect in the summer to really bring the outside in!
You can also access what was the traditional servant’s stair case which winds its way up to the first and second floors.

Boot Room/Utility

Providing plenty of hanging space for everyone’s coats and jackets and storage for your boots and shoes and with extra built in cupboard space. There is also and adjoining utility room, shower room and an original feature brick oven.
The Utility room has marble worktops surrounding a large sink, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The shower room has a walk-in rain effect shower, sink WC and heated towel rail.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are 8 stunning bedrooms spread across the first and second floors, each individually designed and furnished to provide the utmost luxury.

First Floor

Master Bedroom

Overlooking the rear grounds and Tennis courts, this huge boutique style bedroom has a super King bed, striking pink armchairs with a matching chais lounge, desk with chair, built in wardrobes and a traditional feature fireplace.
There is also a vast four-piece en suite bathroom with a walk-in rain effect shower, freestanding bath with hand-held shower attachment, sink, heated towel rail and a separate WC.

Bedroom 2

Overlooking the rear grounds and Tennis court, this charming bedroom provides ample space and offers a super King bed, built in wardrobes, en suite shower room and relaxed seating for two, perfect for perusing the morning paper or reading a good book beside the original feature fireplace.

The contemporary en suite has a large walk-in rain effect shower, WC, sink and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3

The Peacock room! Overlooking the front of the property, this spacious bedroom features a super King bed backed by the extraordinary oriental themed feature wallpaper. The large original gothic style windows flood the room with natural light. There is also a traditional feature fireplace and relaxed seating for two with a reading table.

Set just up a few steps is the generous four-piece en suite bathroom. Featuring a walk-in shower, large free-standing bath with hand-held shower attachment, WC, sink and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4

Overlooking the front of the property, this spacious and elegant bedroom is beautifully furnished with a super King bed, built in wardrobe and two armchairs providing a relaxed seating area.
The family Bathroom is located adjacent to this room.

Bedroom 5

With a large Velux window affording views across the rear grounds and Tennis court, this twin bedroom is beautifully light and bright, featuring two single beds and a built-in wardrobe with understated decor.

Second Floor

Bedroom 6

A large, spacious bedroom set in the eaves and overlooking the front of the property. The large Velux window makes this room lovely and light. With a super King bed, walk-in wardrobe, relaxed seating area and an en suite shower room.
The lavish en suite is decorated with unique patterned floor tiles, marble shelving, a walk-in rain effect shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 7

A cosy bunk room overlooking the front of the property, featuring a chest of drawers, original feature fireplace and bright furnishings – perfect for the kids.

Bedroom 8

A beautifully light and airy bedroom set in the eaves with magnificent views across the grounds and surrounding countryside to one aspect, and over the village of Stanhoe and the Church to the other. Featuring a super King bed, original feature fireplace, two large Velux windows, and relaxed seating for two with a reading table.


The family bathroom is located just next door.

Throughout the house there are two family bathrooms, four en suites, 1 shower room and two separate WC’s. Ground floor: one separate WC located just off the lobby (as detailed above), and one shower room set just off the boot room. There is also an additional WC mid-way up the stairs to the first floor featuring a marble sink, heated towel rail and unique gothic style floor tiles.

First floor

Modern family bathroom decorated with unique patterned floor tiles. Featuring a bath with shower over, sink, WC, heated towel rail and radiator.

Second Floor

Contemporary four-piece family bathroom featuring a pebble surround bath with a hand-held shower attachment, separate walk-in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.
Property Includes
  • Zip And Link
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Child Friendly
  • Log Burner / Open Fire
  • Walking Distance To The Pub
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Off Road Parking - Ample parking spaces
  • Big and Beautiful
  • Tennis Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Games Room - Inc Pool Table & Table Tennis Table
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Expansive Grounds
  • Smart TV & Blu Ray DVD Player
  • Home Theatre System
  • Sonos
  • Wi-Fi 
Sorry, no pets
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

Stanhoe is a picturesque village located in North Norfolk, just 4 miles from Burnham Market. It is known for its tranquil rural setting, traditional architecture, and historical charm. The village features quaint cottages, a medieval church, and a scenic village pond, which add to its serene atmosphere. There is also family-run gastropub called The Duck, which is well worth a visit for brunch, lunch, dinner, or just drinks.
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As feedback…Barefoot Retreats have provided us with an exceptional first class service. The accommodation was exactly as described and the welcome back was a very nice touch. You communicated well with us and at no point was I not clear on who and when I should speak to someone. The Old Rectory was amazing accommodation, excellent location and 5star accommodation. The place was spotless and we have no complaints.

Mrs Bennett

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