First Staithe Field
Brancaster Staithe • Sleeps 12 • Dogs welcome
This fantastic property has undergone a full refurbishment recently and now offers some fabulous accommodation in an unrivalled location. Set in five acres with grounds sweeping down to the marshes, First Staithe Field is a stunning self-catering property which sleeps 12 people in five bedrooms. With breath taking vistas, this fabulous coastal house has open plan living downstairs and combines laid-back luxury with a warm and welcoming ambiance. With fabulous views to Brancaster Staithe harbour, Scolt Head Island, Brancaster beach and The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, First Staithe Field is perfectly located for a wonderful family holiday or friends gathering, on the spectacular North Norfolk coast.
This fantastic property has undergone a full refurbishment recently and now offers some fabulous accommodation in an unrivalled location. Set in five acres with grounds sweeping down to the marshes, First Staithe Field is a stunning self-catering property which sleeps 12 people in five bedrooms. With breathtaking vistas, this fabulous coastal house has open plan living downstairs and combines laid-back luxury with a warm and welcoming ambiance. With fabulous views to Brancaster Staithe harbour, Scolt Head Island, Brancaster beach and The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, First Staithe Field is perfectly located for a wonderful family holiday or friends gathering, on the spectacular North Norfolk coast.
If you are looking for an idyllic and stunning beach house for a group of friends or all the family to enjoy, your search stops here! First Staithe Field has a beautiful open plan living area with a wonderful light and airy feel and overlooks its extensive grounds to the north and beautiful formal walled gardens, including a croquet lawn, to the south.
As soon as you turn the key and walk into the large hallway you’ll be impressed! With a large open plan living space and an impressive staircase leading off, there is plenty of space for socialising.
On the ground floor you’ll discover a delightful kitchen/dining area with vaulted ceiling and white washed roof beams, with a large wall of windows and French doors to the rear making the room light and bright all year round. With the dining table located overlooking the grounds and a sit-up area to the kitchen island, this is a great place for friends and family to gather. Through the French doors you’ll find a beautiful terraced area where you can dine alfresco overlooking the marsh. A stone fireplace with open fire gives this area a cosy ambiance during the winter months.
The large sitting room has plenty of seating for you to relax on an evening and a fabulous wood burner where you can warm your toes in the winter. With French doors onto the south-facing walled garden, which is chock-ful-of-perennials and roses during the summer, this is a beautiful room to enjoy throughout the year. To the side of the property you’ll find the small walled croquet lawn.
The whole house has a wonderful coastal feel which ensures you feel relaxed from the moment you arrive.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Now boasting five beautifully-appointed bedrooms with sumptuous linens and all with views over the grounds and marsh, this property has the wow factor in bucket-loads.
Downstairs you’ll find a four poster king-size bed and double bedroom which are served by a family bathroom and wet room respectively, perfect for washing the sand from those sandy toes. At the end of the same hallway you’ll find the children’s bedroom with two sets of bunk beds and a good selection of toys which also has its own en-suite bathroom. All rooms have French doors onto the rear terrace so on a summer evening you can breathe in the salty sea air.
Upstairs on the first floor you’ll find the large master bedroom suite, tucked away from the other bedrooms. Featuring a double bed and French doors that open onto a beautiful glass-fronted balcony overlooking the marsh and sea with fabulous views to Scolt Head Island, this is certainly the room your guests will be fighting over! On a warm evening fling open the doors and enjoy watching the sun go down or enjoy a spot of star gazing. The master suite includes a large en-suite bathroom which again comes with unsurpassed marsh viewsand has a large bath and separate built-in shower with twin hand basins.
There is an additional twin bedroom on this floor with views to the east and to the north over the marsh.
Climb a further staircase to the second floor and you will find a wonderfully luxurious bathroom with feature roll-top slipper bath. This is a wonderful place to relax with a glass of wine and savour the fantastic views from the tub while having a long soak.
There is a cloakroom on the ground floor too.
Spill-out from the kitchen and onto the terrace and you’ll discover the perfect spot for some alfresco dining. The grounds are extensive, there is a tree-lined path that leads you to this fabulous space. Complemented by a beautifully established south-facing formal garden with clipped box hedges, paved walkways and topiary, play a game of croquet on the enclosed east facing lawn or let the children run around to their hearts content in the large grounds which run down to the marsh.
The property features a natural Norfolk reed pond at the bottom of the garden and is fully fenced and enclosed to keep children and dogs in the garden and out of the pond. However care should be taken.
Walk-out of the private gate at the bottom of the grounds and you’ll find yourself on the Peddars Way coastal path. Turn left to walk to the sandy beach at Brancaster or right to the harbour where you will find the ever-popular Fish Shed selling local seafood and sandwiches and two fabulous pubs/restaurants; The White Horse which boasts some of the best alfresco dining and sunset views on the coast and the family-friendly Jolly Sailors which was recently named Family Pub of The Year. As properties go, you couldn’t ask for a more idyllic and spectacular location for a holiday in North Norfolk.
Want to be pampered and looked after during your stay? Then why not hire a private chef? Just ask Barefoot to arrange one and they will cook for you during your stay, select the wine and wash-up afterwards!
For the best seat in the house, grab a morning coffee and a good book, sit back and enjoy the tranquillity of coastal life from the your private terrace overlooking the grounds and marsh. Or pack-up a picnic and take a 20 minute walk along the boardwalk to the beach at Brancaster. As the summer sun fades, retire to the house and enjoy a cosy evening by the open fire or in front of the woodburner, digging out those favourite board games or watching a favourite movie to keep all the family entertained.
On an evening watch the sun gown down over the marsh and then gaze at the beautiful star-filled night skies and recall what a brilliant day you’ve all had!
There is boat and canoe hire in the village, so you can explore the creeks, although please remember that the tides move fast and care must be taken not to venture too far! However it is sometimes possible to paddle across the creek from the harbour to a small beach which is great fun.
For those wanting not to move and inch, then simply warm your face in the sunshine, breathe in the salty sea air and relax in the garden.
If you are truly searching for escapism, catch a boat to beautiful Scolt Head Island just across the marsh, where you can enjoy an idyllic day on this breathtaking island owned and managed by the National Trust. A nature reserve and haven for wildlife, you won’t find many places as beautiful as this.
The Royal West Norfolk Golf Course which attracts the royals and celebrity visitors alike is a 20 minute walk or five minute drive away.
There are is also a supermarket in the village where you can buy all the essentials including newspapers, a petrol station and some great shops including Fat Face, a local pottery, seasonal pop up shops and a caf? where you can also enjoy great breakfasts and fish and chips on an evening.
Don’t forget to take a mosey around the trendy village of Burnham Market too, just a few miles up the road, where you can find a wonderful fishmongers, deli’s and some fab food and restaurants. Of course, if you are all shopped out, then retreat to the garden and enjoy an early afternoon siesta, soaking up the sunshine.
There is plenty of parking at the property for up to 8 cars. First Staithe Field is well equipped with an Aga, electric oven, with induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, American fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, integrated pantry and washing machine and tumble dryer which is housed in the wet room.
This beautiful home and its large gardens slope down to the marsh. Guests with children should be aware of the natural reed bed at the bottom of the grounds, although this is situated at the very end of the garden and is fenced. Please note that one room on the second floor will remain locked during the rental period.
The property is equipped with a travel cot and high chair.
At a glance
Sleeps up to 12 guests
Maximum of 2 dogs
One king-size bedroom
Two double bedrooms
One twin bedroom
One bedroom with two sets of bunk beds
Two en-suite bathrooms
Two family bathrooms
One wet room
TV with DVD player
Family and friends retreat
One travel cot, one high chair
Complimentary Barefoot hamper
Bath robes and slippers
Towels and linens
Woodburner (Starter bag provided October – March)
Basket of logs
Arrival Day: Friday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
7/14 night stays and 3 night short breaks start on a Friday 4 night short breaks start on a Monday
Short breaks are priced at 80% of full-week price. Alternative start days may be possible outside peak weeks.
|Dates||7 night price||Short breaks*|
|2nd November 2018 → 20th December 2018||£1795||£1436|
|21st December 2018 → 27th December 2018||£5100||£4080|
|28th December 2018 → 3rd January 2019||£5100||£4080|
|4th January 2019 → 14th February 2019||£1950||£1560|
|15th February 2019 → 21st February 2019||£2350||£1880|
|22nd February 2019 → 14th March 2019||£1950||£1560|
|15th March 2019 → 28th March 2019||£2350||£1880|
|29th March 2019 → 4th April 2019||£2600||£2080|
|5th April 2019 → 25th April 2019||£4750||£3800|
|26th April 2019 → 2nd May 2019||£2350||£1880|
|3rd May 2019 → 9th May 2019||£2600||£2080|
|10th May 2019 → 23rd May 2019||£2350||£1880|
|24th May 2019 → 30th May 2019||£5400||£4320|
|31st May 2019 → 27th June 2019||£3600||£2880|
|28th June 2019 → 18th July 2019||£4250||£3400|
|19th July 2019 → 1st August 2019||£4750||£3800|
|2nd August 2019 → 29th August 2019||£5400||£4320|
|30th August 2019 → 5th September 2019||£4250||£3400|
|6th September 2019 → 26th September 2019||£2900||£2320|
|27th September 2019 → 17th October 2019||£2350||£1880|
|18th October 2019 → 7th November 2019||£2900||£2320|
|8th November 2019 → 19th December 2019||£1950||£1560|
|20th December 2019 → 26th December 2019||£5400||£4320|
|27th December 2019 → 2nd January 2020||£5400||£4320|
|Later dates||Please contact us for details|
|*available outside peak weeks|
7/14 night stays and 3 night short breaks start on a Friday 4 night short breaks start on a Monday
Alternative start days may be possible outside peak weeks.
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Getting to First Staithe Field
First Staithe Field overlooks the salt marshes on the seaward edge of the village of Brancaster Staithe.
Norwich Airport is around an hour from from the property.
The property is approximately 3.5 hours from central London.
The nearest train station is King’s Lynn, which is around 45 minutes drive from the property.