The Grain Barn

Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk
+44 (0)7900 376462
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A stylish timber frame eco build, clad with recycled steel and with an upstairs living space to make the most of the glorious sunsets


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It’s a generous place to stay with a welcome hamper of Norfolk products, seasonal vegetables from the owners’ allotment, fresh flowers from the garden, eggs from the chickens you will meet and juice from their own apples. There’s a wildlife meadow to wander and an array of birds you might be lucky to spot: snipe in the pond, nesting kestrels, swallows and starlings, robins and pink-footed geese in winter.

Cooks will be very happy in the kitchen – Emma is a keen cook so knives are sharp, pans are pukka and there’s a big island for joining in. Choose to eat on the balcony or the decking below. You’ll find a barbecue facing west, a lawn big enough for kicking a football about and a shared games barn with a fire pit plus a pool table for rainy days.

A ten-minute walk will take you to Winterton-on-Sea for village shops, fish and chips, a tea room, pub and café and there are two good farm shops nearby so you can shop local.

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We think you'll love

  • The wonderful sunsets, even in winter, from the balcony and living space
  • Walks from the door surrounded by many birds and wildlife, from small strolls to big hikes
  • Choosing between watery fun at the beach or on the Broads
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You should know

  • Mobile signal indoors can be a bit perturbed but WiFi is good
  • There are other holiday cottages on site


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Friday-Monday
Check out
10am-8am Friday-Monday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Bedrooms are made up of 1 double & 1 twin/double.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £795
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Barn for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms


We’ve been staying in many places, but Emma & Neil’s Grain Barn is one of the nicest. It was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and we were delighted to receive such a generous welcome pack with eggs from their own chickens and a delicious cake amongst the goodies. Also, Emma is such an easy going hostess and we felt completely at home and had a very relaxing week here. Would highly recommend!

Carmen & Mike, London

We very much enjoyed staying in Emma and Neil’s new addition - The Grain Barn. It exceeded our high expectations. A very spacious and beautifully presented barn, with far reaching views. Emma and Neil were the perfect hosts, being readily available to answer any questions and queries. Can’t fault it.

Jackie and Mick, Eastbourne, East Sussex

This place is AMAZING. My husband and I spent a wonderful week here with our 3 year old. Emm and Neil have designed an incredible space for a family to kick back and enjoy a wonderful holiday on the beautiful Norfolk coast. We loved it. Thank you so much xx

Susan, London

A lovely place to stay with friends or family, near to both the coast for stunning beaches, seals and sunsets and also the Broads for boating and birding. The whole place is filled with wildlife thanks to the owners' planting and planning.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The beach is a five-minute walk from the village - miles of sand on the edge of the National Nature Reserve with a seal colony all year round and babies at Christmas. It's lovely flat countryside for cycling (try the Burnley Hall Estate) and you're just 3 miles from the Broads National Park for electric boats, paddle boards and even more birds. Blickling and Sheringham (NT) are close.

Local points of interest from Emma Punchard

  • Located on the edge of the delightful village of Winterton on sea. Glorious sand dunes, beaches, pub, cafe and brilliant children's play area within walking distance.  Games barn on site.
  • Amazing seal colony between Winterton beach and Horsey over 2000 baby seals born on the beach between Nov and mid Jan.
  • Broads National Park is ideal for boating, canoeing, walking and cycling. Lots of fabulous walks direct from Barn., we provide a walking guide on arrival.
  • Award winning adventure park BeWilderwood is 20 minutes from the barn and is an amazing day out for the entire family
  • National Trust Horsey Windmill along the coast. Other National Trust properties are within easy reach.
  • Have a day at Yarmouth's sea front - icluding the hippodrome circus. Lots of good local pubs and award winning restaurants.


Emma Punchard

Emma (an organic food specialist) and Neil (an ecologist) live in the main house. They're committed to improving the land, have planted miles of hedgerows and over 2,000 trees. They try to keep their footprint as light as possible and have built the barns using sustainable materials - even your duvet is vegan. Emma has created a walking guide to the local area - 5 different graded walks.