The Grain Barn

Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk
+44 (0)7900 376462
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£100 - £310
per night
£712 - £2400
per week

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

£100 - £310 per night

£712 - £2400 per week

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


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £712
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Barn for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms


Special offer: We have a handful of weeks left in the Grain Barn in June. so have 10% off on us! Use code Sawdays10 at check out.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Friday-Monday
Check out
10am-8am Friday-Monday
Other details
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


We've had such a brilliant week staying at the Grain Barn. An incredible amount of space for our 2 little ones to move around and play safely. Incredible views of the countryside come rain or shine. Emma and Neil are friendly, fabulous hosts and our daughter was over the moon to be Chief Chicken Egg Checker. She took her role very seriously ☺️. The location is also brilliant, walking distance to the village, beautiful walks and a short car journey to numerous activities to do as a family. We'd love come back sometime soon!

Louise, Kent

We enjoyed a wonderful week here. The barn is comfortable and well equipped with lovely views, there were some spectacular sunsets. The e-guide was invaluable, with advice on walks, shops, and nearby places of interest. Emma and Neil are great hosts who show that sustainability and eco awareness doesn’t mean a lack of style or comfort.

Caroline, Oban

We had a brilliant week staying at both the Threshing Barn and the Grain Barn - ten of us - 2 grandparents, four parents and four grandchildren - oh, and a dog too!! Masses of room for everyone to be together - or apart, sometimes! - a games room, countless games in the barns and things to do in the area. So much so that by unanimous decision, we are all coming back together for the same week in August 2024. Can't wait!!

Polly, London

We had a wonderful week away at the Grain Barn. The welcome gifts were extremely thoughtful (even accounting for dietary requirements!) and delicious. We felt at home and all agreed that the beds and pillows were the most comfortable we’ve ever experienced in a holiday property. We will most definitely be back. Thank you :)

Sophia, Nottinghamshire

This is truly one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. You can really feel the care that has been put into the barns and making sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Our brief encounters with Emma and Neil were lovely, they are fantastic hosts, hugely friendly and helpful. There is a big eco element to the way everything is done here too which we absolutely loved. Thank you so much for a magical stay

Lily, Stanton

The grain barn is gorgeous. What an amazing place to get away from it all and relax by the sea. Our hosts made us feel very welcome. With the beautiful beach just 10 minutes walk away and a friendly pub and chip shop in the village it was the perfect place for us and our dog to relax. We will definitely be booking again.

Catherine, Hitchin

We were warmly greeted on arrival by Emma with a freshly baked, still warm loaf of bread and shown around the Grain Barn, which exceeded our expectations. A newly converted barn, thoughtfully and beautifully dressed and decorated. Spotlessly clean and well cared for. This is an Eco Barn and although there is a Stove burner you won't need it for additional heat as the barn is toasty, so ideal for the winter months. Fabulous views from the balcony. Would recommend Sun Downer drinks out there. Lots of good walks and pretty local village. Seal watching on nearby Horsey beach was a highlight.

Ann, Suffolk

The Grain Barn is a lovely and well-equipped place to stay. It's very spacious and easily accommodates 4 adults. There are lovely views from the living area upstairs. The beach is within easy walking distance. There is a games room for the occasional wet day. We would certainly want to go back there

Carol & Brian, London

We loved our visit to the Grain Barn! Beautifully furnished and really well thought-through. Our five-year old appreciated the toys, and we appreciated the lovely design combined with really good eco ideas. Close to the beach and the village, and wonderfully peaceful.

Monika, Welwyn Garden City

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.