Just added to Norfolk Cottages’ 500 plus strong self-catering portfolio, The Granary, Aslacton, isn’t just one of the county’s most beautiful barn conversions (5.5 stars, GOLD) but, sleeping 14 with quirky features (a vintage type-writer Tom Hanks would envy, vintage hairdryer wall displays, vintage sewing machine wall displays, a tailor’s dummy in top hat and tails) and each room individually styled, one of the best party houses, too.
Surrounded by 33 acres of rolling countryside and with a hard tennis court, hot tub, bicycle store and archery lessons (the latter by arrangement) on site, you’re guaranteed not to disturb the neighbours, out of mind and most definitely out of sight.
Inside, you can luxuriate in sumptuous bedding and iron framed beds in ‘The Gold Boudoir’, ‘Red Putti’ or the ‘China Blue Balcony’ bedrooms, cosy, on trend velvet sofas, gather together for large collective dinners either inside under oak beams or al fresco on the Italianate patio,
! Slipper baths are only the start: each has been, again, individually designed with flair and style, sometimes ornate in jewel colours, sometimes more contemporary, but always with luxury on tap.
Private gliding lessons at the nearby Tibeton Airfield can also be arranged (pilots can also fly here with private aircraft) , as can private catering. The Norfolk Broads are 45 minutes away.
What? The Granary, Aslacton
Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 1 dog allowed
Price from £1,454 for a 3-night short break to £1,938 p/w low season to £2,588 for a 3-night short break to £3,450 high season.
How to book: Norfolk Cottages, T. 01263 715779 www.norfolkcottages.co.uk