The Old Rectory & Stables
STANHOE • Sleeps 20
The Old Rectory is a truly magnificent property! The building itself is 157 years old and has just been refurbished to an exceptional standard, with thoughtfully design and a keen eye for detail applied throughout. The beautiful furnishing is a mix of modern and antique and includes stunning bespoke curtains in every room. The high ceilings and large traditional gothic style windows give the house an incredibly light and spacious feel. Set over three floors with multiple levels of stairs, and a separate annexe with games room, this grand house is sure to impress!
This incredible house is the pinnacle of Barefoot luxury! Being as grand inside as it is out, this property has a stately feel to it where you will be sure to enjoy the abundant tranquillity and space that it offers. The house has been thoughtfully designed to combine the original features of the historical house with modern furnishings and contemporary living. Surrounded by extensive grounds with established trees, winding gravel paths, a large patio area and hard tennis courts.
Set in a secluded location in the small village of Stanhoe, you can fully immerse yourself Norfolk countryside that wraps around the property. 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 gastropub, The Duck Inn, which is well worth a visit!
The palatial entrance hall and 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. It also provides 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.
The perfect room to retreat to and enjoy playing some family games, or indulge 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 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 grand chandelier light, exquisite handmade curtains, fabulous lamps and a beautiful antique sideboard.
The small study room features an antique wooden desk and chair ? perfect for those who need to escape and catch up on their correspondence.
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.
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 an 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.
In total, The Old Rectory offers 10 bedrooms to comfortably accommodate 20 guests. In the main house, there are 8 stunning bedrooms spread across the first and second floors, each individually designed and furnished to provide the utmost luxury. There are an additional 2 bedrooms in the separate Stables annexe.
Overlooking the rear grounds and Tennis courts, this huge boutique style bedroom has a super king bed, striking pink armchairs with a matching chaise 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This spacious bedroom has views across the front and back of the property and features a super king size bed, a relaxed seating area for two, a built-in wardrobe and an extra storage cupboard set in the eaves.
A cosy twin-bedded room with a built-in wardrobe, and a large Velux window affording views over the back garden and across the surrounding countryside.
Throughout the main house there are two family bathrooms, four en suites, 1 shower room and two separate WC’s.
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.
Modern family bathroom decorated with unique patterned floor tiles. Featuring a bath with shower over, sink, WC, heated towel rail and radiator.
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.
In the Stables:
there is a separate WC on the ground floor and a family bathroom on the first-floor servicing both bedrooms. The bathroom features an authentic, traditional roll top bath, separate walk-in shower with the choice of a rain fall effect or a hand-held shower option, WC, sink and heated towel rail.
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 newly laid hard 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 Stables Games Room
Adjacent to the main house there is a separate annexe which has been beautifully decorated to continue the high standards displayed throughout the main house and provides an additional living space as well as serving as a fabulous games room.
Upon entering the annexe, you are immediately welcomed into the open plan living area. Here you will find a fully-equipped kitchen (featuring an oven and hob, butler sink, dishwasher and an undercounter fridge), dining area, lounge with Smart TV and Blu Ray DVD player, and a top of the range pool table. Also, on the ground floor there is a cloakroom with a WC, sink and heated towel rail, and a separate room with a full-size table tennis table. Head upstairs to the first floor where you will find the two bedrooms and the family bathroom as detailed in the descriptions above.
Outside, there is a large flagstone patio area which joins to the wildflower meadow part of the property’s grounds. This is accessed through the large French doors either in the lounge or the table tennis room.
At a glance
8 Bedrooms in the Main House
Annexe with 2 Bedrooms and Games Facilities
2 Smart TV’s and Blu Ray DVD players
Home Theatre System
3 Wood Burners
Starter pack of wood and kindling provided Oct – Mar
Complimentary Barefoot Welcome Pack
Bathrobes and Slippers
Towels and Linens
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*|
|3rd May 2019 → 27th June 2019||£5225||£4180|
|28th June 2019 → 11th July 2019||£5800||£4640|
|12th July 2019 → 25th July 2019||£6250||£5000|
|26th July 2019 → 29th August 2019||£7800||£6240|
|30th August 2019 → 5th September 2019||£6250||£5000|
|6th September 2019 → 26th September 2019||£4900||£3920|
|27th September 2019 → 17th October 2019||£5000||£4000|
|18th October 2019 → 31st October 2019||£5225||£4180|
|1st November 2019 → 19th December 2019||£5000||£4000|
|20th December 2019 → 26th December 2019||£8500||£6800|
|27th December 2019 → 2nd January 2020||£8500||£6800|
|Later dates||Please contact us for details|
|Rates shown do not include £20 booking fee.||*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.