For a break from the city there’s no better bolthole than Barsham Barns, located in the county so beloved by the royal family – both the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have homes here. Complete with swallows, barn owls and panoramic views of the unspoilt countryside around North Barsham, they offer a luxury self-catering experience that will win the hearts of the whole family. A ten-seater spa pool and steam room mean staying on site is a holiday in itself, but for the adventurous the beautiful north Norfolk coast is nearby, and Blakeney, Wells-next-the-Sea, Burnham Market and Holkham are just a few miles away. The oldest of the barns, Long Meadow, dates back to 1715, and all six have been authentically restored by an award-winning architect. High Barsham was once a threshing barn and now sleeps 12, with an airy and bright dining space. The cosier Little Barsham was originally used to rear lambs. Collectively, the venue can comfortably host 52, making it the perfect pastoral setting for weddings or corporate events, and outside catering can be arranged.
From £470 to £2,200 per weekend
+44 (0)1328 821744; barshambarns.co.uk