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Samphire Barn

  • Binham
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 640 to £ 1,115 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Samphire Barn is a stylish recently renovated barn less than 10 minutes drive to the coast and Wells-next-the-Sea, originally one of the Priory cattle sheds, located overlooking the picturesque Binham Priory, Norfolk's most complete and impressive monastic ruins dating back to 1091. This luxurious single-storey barn has been carefully refurbished and feels light and spacious, with the advantage of high ceilings throughout. The lovely sitting room has exposed brickwork and a wood-burning stove, and the new high spec kitchen is perfect for guests who enjoy cooking. A beautifully presented master king-size bedroom and a second twin room, make this perfect for one or two couples or a family to stay.
Guests may enjoy the shared landscaped garden with outside furniture, with the advantage of a private off-road covered parking with additional guest parking also available.

It's only minutes walk to The Parlour Cafe serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and a short walk to the local dairy shop selling fresh milk, coffee and the locally produced Mrs Temples cheese, a well-stocked village shop and a good local pub. with North Norfolk's spectacular wide open sandy beaches less than 10 minutes drive away at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham.


  • The high-ceilinged sitting room with exposed brickwork and wood burning stove
  • Walking distance to Parlour cafe and dairy selling raw milk
  • Uninterrupted views of Binham Priory and Countryside


  • Modern electric thermostatically controlled radiators keep it warm and cosy throughout the year
  • The garden is open and shared with neighbouring properties
  • There's an allocated covered parking space with additional guest parking available
  • Samphire Barn is on the Norfolk Coast Cycleway
  • Lockable Cycle storage next door to the barn

All on ground level

Immaculately presented throughout. There are modern electric thermostatically controlled radiators, making it warm and inviting throughout the year for guests.

Free wi-fi is available for guests.

Entrance: with coat hooks and stone tiled floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast room: lovely high ceilinged room with views across to Binham Priory. It has been renovated to a high spec with granite worktops and appliances including a Rangemaster electric stove, integral dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a built-in bean to cup coffee machine AEG PE4561 - no beans provided – the machine takes any form of coffee beans.

There is a kitchen table and four chairs.

Sitting Room: beautifully presented high ceilinged room with exposed brickwork and lovely countryside views, a wood-burning stove with an initial supply of logs provided, ( more wood is available at the village shop ) sofa and two easy chairs, Sony flat screen freeview TV with a DVD player.

There is a washing machine in the hallway cupboard leading to the bedrooms.

Bedroom 1: beautifully appointed high-ceilinged room with a king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, desk and chair, mirror, hair-dryer and built-in wardrobes with plenty of shelving and hanging space.

Bedroom 2: another lovely light and airy room with twin beds and a chest of drawers.

Bathroom: fitted with a high quality contemporary shower, bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

All the bedroom furniture is new with high quality hypoallergenic bedding.


Samphire Barn is situated in Buttlands Close which is quietly positioned in the charming village of Binham overlooking the picturesque ruins of Binham Priory. There is a shared shingled driveway with allocated off-street covered parking for one car. There is additional off street visitor parking available.

The shared garden has been landscaped with a paved seating area with table and chairs.

It is a short walk to the local village shop and pub and also Abbey Farm Dairy where you can call in and help yourself to delicious truly fresh raw milk straight from their Friesian herd, coffee and locally produced cheeses. It’s only 10 minutes drive to the popular coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea and the glorious sandy beaches along the North Norfolk coast.

Travel cots and High Chairs are available for weekly rental at an additional cost. Please ask at the time of booking.


A tranquil and picturesque village making a great destination for those wishing for a relaxing escape. Binham is renowned for the ruins of Binham Priory once a great Benedictine Monastery, parts of which still survive today as the atmospheric Saint Mary's Parish Church. The village has the benefit of a village store, The Chequers Inn a splendid and welcoming traditional pub serving good food and ales and The Parlour cafe that serves breakfast, lunches and afternoon teas. In the centre of the village is a green where you can admire the traditional Norfolk brick and flint buildings. You can step out of your door and enjoy roaming the countryside for a peaceful walk through the village.


Binham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085 as Benincham, and Bin(n)eham. The entry mentions there were two mills in the area and the landowner was Peter De Valognes. The Binham Priory remains and the Church of Saint Mary which is the remaining nave of the once much bigger priory are in the care of English Heritage and are Grade 1 listed buildings.


Binham is the inland village of the coastal village of Stiffkey which is a great place to explore the salt marshes and muddy creaks of this area of outstanding natural beauty. An ideal place for walks taking in the scenery and expansive skies, your salty sea dog will love a walk navigating the landscape. The coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea is close to Binham. with lots of local independent shops in Staithe Street and along the quay to visit. There is also the fabulous sandy beach with iconic colourful beach huts which makes not only for beautiful walks but a superb family day out.


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Guest reviews

Beautiful location with views of Binham priory.

Allan, 7th of June 2024

Lovely stay, lovely barn. Great to watch barn owl in the field opposite every evening. Lovely to see signs of summer - Swallows and swifts and the joy of hearing the Cuckoo one morning. Thanks.

Ken and Bridget, 20th of May 2024

Lucky enough to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights - Pale green- Amazing! From the sitting room window facing north.

Helen and Paul, 10th of May 2024

Another great week, super time. Arrival the weather was damp and gloomy weather, lit stove, soon lovely warm glow in the lounge. Accomodation first class. Lovely walks.

Tony & Jane, 3rd of May 2024

Another wonderful week's stay at samphire barn. Love the accomodation and love the situation. Many thanks.

Wendy & Brian, 22nd of March 2024

We had a lovely stay at the cottage over Christmas and would would recommend a stay at Samphire Barn. The location is excellent with a very friendly pub 150 Yards walk down the lane with plenty of local walks and access to the beach within a 10 minute drive.

The Simm's, 9th of January 2024

Beautiful property Clean spacious lots of kitchen tools Parking excellent. There was nothing to dislike about the property or the area.

The Jenkin's, 19th of October 2023

Our second visit to Binham - had another great stay. Every day was superb.

The Nunn's, 5th of October 2023

First visit! Won't be our last. Great Time. Super accommodation. Really good holiday

Tony and Jane, 5th of October 2023

Another great stay

Malcolm and Audrey, 15th of September 2023

Lovely cottage and location, perfect view!

April, 6th of September 2023

It is in a lovely position overlooking Binham Priory with good local walks. It is very well appointed - very pleasant lounge, nice kitchen and comfortable beds. Having stayed last year, we were happy to return this year. We know the area well so always visit Cley, Wiveton cafe etc. This year Wiveton had their open gardens so we spent a happy afternoon visiting some beautiful gardens. As the weather was so good we spent most of the week nearer the coast.

The Bailey's, 11th of July 2023

Very happy to return to North Norfolk after too many years away. Perfect week at Samphire Barn.

John & Jenny, 23rd of June 2023

comfortable cottage, well equipped, we appreciated the wood burner when we arrived.
good local pub serving above average pub food.

The Shine's, 12th of May 2023

The wonderful views of the Priory and seeing the Barn Owls flying about over the Meadow.The view from samphire Barn is exceptional and the proximity to all the North Norfolk sites and villages is perfect.

Brian and Wendy, 21st of March 2023

Peaceful and cosy cottage with glorious views with easy access to the coast to bird watch.

The Jarrett's, 28th of October 2022

A great place for an Autumn break - warm and comfortable - Lovely parlour at the Priory

Betty and Martyn Jarrett, 28th of October 2022

Fab stay, great location for visiting the North Norfolk Coast

Claire, Adam and Jemima, 21st of October 2022

Really great stay. Home from home. Thanks

Malcolm and Audrey Notts, 23rd of September 2022

Fantastic stay again..

Jo, Gill and David Selby Notts, 2nd of September 2022

Fantastic stay again.

Jo, Gill and David Selby, 2nd of September 2022

Fantastic Norfolk--comfortable accommodation with a beautiful view--could not ask for more.

Mark, Sheila and Alexander Turner Seven Oaks, 26th of August 2022

Fantastic Norfolk - comfortable accommodation with a beautiful view - couldn't ask for more

Mark, Sheila and Alexander Turner, 26th of August 2022

Delightful stay, you have not disappointed in any way.. Thank you

The Gardners from Cheddar, 12th of August 2022

Lovely location in a lovely village, loved the grassed courtyard, Clean and comfortable cottage. Norfolk never disappoints! Lovely weather, Wells, Holkham, West Runton - beautiful!

The Entwistle Family, 22nd of July 2022

Thank you for a lovely, comfortable weeks' break. The bed was so comfy, loved every minute of being here. So clean, love Norfolk.

The Kelly's, 15th of July 2022

Good relaxing week, barn is in a great location. Good lunches at Walsingham Barns, Wiveton Hall Cafe and Byfords.

The Hickman's, 24th of June 2022

A perfect stay. Beautifully clean and well-equipped barn in a lovely village. Sorry to leave it but hope to be back!

The Pickering's, 27th of May 2022

Lovely stay. Beautiful view, peaceful location / village away from the coast. Just what we needed to recharge our batteries!

The Moonlight's, 20th of May 2022

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in Samphire Barn.

Buckles & Wilson party , 11th of February 2022

Lovely stay, thank you! Shame our friends couldn't stay with us - dreaded Covid.

Pat & Philip, 31st of January 2022

Amazing, Thanks!

Gem & Gareth, 12th of November 2021

A wonderful stay here. Lovely accomidation, tastefully done. Well done owners.

Jean & Chris, 21st of October 2021

Just as delightful the second time around. Lovely beach walks, delightful pub lunches. Would love to come back for a third time next September.

Paul & Venetia, 27th of September 2021

Excellent cottage in a wonderful location and exceptional weather. The dog and I enjoyed early walks in the priory ruins and watching hares in the adjoining field.

Xander, Rory, Keith, Allie & Linus, 16th of July 2021

Lovely property all on one level with gorgeous views. Perfect for our toddler to enjoy the space safely. Lovely property in a great location for the North Norfolk coast. Loved having the Abbey opposite with dairy cows out to graze in the morning.

The Khan-Fontain Family, 9th of July 2021

Really well appointed barn. Excellent base to see Norfolk. An excellent holiday, we've all enjoyed our time here!

Sutcliff Family, 2nd of July 2021

This was a very good cottage. Well situated and a lovely spot. Easy parking and lovely grounds. We liked most that the barn was uncluttered and comfortable and warm thanks to the flexible electric radiators.

The Glick's, 21st of June 2021

We've had a lovely relaxing week here in Binham. Weather has been better than expected and the barn has been a real home from home!

Andrew and Gillian, 18th of June 2021

A very enjoyable stay in this comfortable barn. Lovely views, walks and sunshine!

Susan and Robert, 11th of June 2021

The property was a lot more 'homely' than the impression w got from the on-line photos. We had a lovely stay in Samphire Barn and loved the view from the window towards the Priory. we would very much like to return.

Buckles and Wilson, 7th of May 2021

We liked the view at Samphire Barn, we would give 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. We are looking forward to returning again!

The Jackson's, 23rd of April 2021

Very high standard at Samphire Barn, lovely place and an excellent location with well maintained gardens. Views across to Abbey beautiful.

The Salkeld's, 16th of April 2021

The sitting room is more homely than the pictures portray. At Samphire Barn we liked the wood burner; good setting and the high quality amenities

The Graves, 16th of October 2020

Lovely Barn, peaceful place, good weather too!

The Wilsons, 18th of September 2020

The Priory at dawn is a joy to watch from this lovely barn conversion. A great centre from which to explore North Norfolk.. Can we come again? :)

Paul and Venetia, 4th of September 2020

It's the second year we have stayed in the cottage. We love the location and cosiness of the cottage lovely to stay in and a quiet location! Thanks

The Thompson Family, 28th of August 2020

A lovely week in a peaceful base from which to explore Norfolk.

Fitzgeralds, 21st of August 2020

Lovely Barn, Lovely location. Enjoyed exploring the local eateries - highly recommend the milk and cheese from the Dairyshop wonderful..

The Evans Family, 2nd of January 2020

Excellent loction and barn, very friendly local pub. we had a lovely week - Thank you

The Garrods, 27th of December 2019

We had such a lovely time here perfect loctaion to explore North Norfolk, we hope to be back - Thank you!

The White Family, 28th of October 2019

This is the second time we have stayed in this lovely barn. Wonderful location!

The Edwards Family, 23rd of September 2019

Perfect base - good for venturing out in every direction and good for eating out. - what more can we want? Ah Yes comfort, it's got that too!

The Winchesters, 6th of September 2019

We enjoyed the blue kitchen and comfy beds, th ehorses who we could pet and feed. And how close it was to Blakeney, a really nice place. P.S. the milk from the farm! - Hannah aged 11
We had a lovely week, we did a lot of crabbing and loved the horses outside as we are keen horseriders.

The York Family, 30th of August 2019

We enjoyed a very relaxing, quiet weekend here. Everything is so comfortable especially the beds.

Beth, Mark, Lily and Misty the dog, 2nd of August 2019

Had a wonderful and restful week in Norfolk. The barn is lovely and the views are to die for! The weather was great for visiting the surrounding area. We will be back!!

Gill and Warren, 22nd of June 2019

We enjoyed our break despite the atrocious weather! Fortunately the cottage is warm and comfortable!

The Swires, 19th of June 2019

Another lovely holiday at Samphire Barn. Thank you!

Dorthy, Harry and Bobby, 24th of May 2019

The barn is lovely, We had a wonderful weekend here sightseeing and celebrating a birthday. Well equipped with everything we needed. Thank you!

The Green Family, 13th of May 2019

Beautiful accommodation in a truly fantastic location - couldn't have asked for more! Loved the views of the priory and exploring the fascinating ruins. Brilliant places to visit locally, Walsingham, Sandringham and Wells to name but a few. Great service at the priory church on Easter Saturday. Enjoyed sampling the raw milk and cheese from the farm opposite. Thank you so much for the superbly appointed and comfortable cottage. Really helpful information, thank you.

The Wynnes, 23rd of April 2019

What a lovely barn! We all had such a great time being here together to see in teh New Year!

Jane, Emily, Alex and Amelia, 1st of January 2019

What a lovely barn. We all had such a great time being here together to seein teh New Year!

Jane, Emily, Alex and Amelia, 1st of January 2019

We loved our weekend break here, Beautiful cottage in the perfect location. We all loved playing at the Priory. Thank you so much.

The Marlow Family, 26th of November 2018

After a lapse of 4 years, we have returned to North Norfolk.What lovely accommodation and setting to come to! Couldn't ask for anything more. Even the weather has been perfect!

Dorothy, Harry and Bobby, 12th of October 2018

Lovely accommodation, a real home from home!

Ruth, Steve and Poppy, 5th of October 2018

Location and property excellent and we thoroughty enjoyed a relaxing break!

The Eatons, 15th of September 2018

Great to be back in fantastic Norfolk.Great cottage, everything you could wish for. Location great for visiting all the local places. We will be back!

The Eddy's, 31st of August 2018

Lovely accommodation, brilliant location. Ideal for beaches and shops. Love the view of the priory. The pub down the road is very good but we recommend you pre-book!

The Blackburns, 24th of August 2018

We've had a great week staying at Samphire Barn, exploring the local area. Old Hunstanton beach, Hunstanton promenade, Burnham Market, the huge beach at Brancaster, where we didn't even see the sea! Fish and chips in Wells in the rain and a gorgeous sandy beach in the sunshine in Sheringham, which was nice and safe for children as lifeguards were present. Nice curry at the Taste of India in Holt (worth booking) and pub lunch at the Nelson in Burnham Market. Children also enjoyed nearby play area and footie pitch along with hide and seek around the ruins opposite!

Helen, Ian, Max and Charlie, 17th of August 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Samphire Barn in Binham. Beautiful, comfortable accommodation and the location is perfect for exploring the North Norfolk coast. Sowerby's were exceptional in their customer service and could not be any more helpful. A fabulous experience altogether and we will definitely return.

Rachael Ewing, 17th of July 2018

We absolutely loved our stay here. Beautiful accommodation, perfect location. We particularly enjoyed spotting the hares in the fields opposite! Thank you, we will definitely return!

Rachel, Malc and Irene, 6th of July 2018
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SAVE 20% on any available 7 night stays at Samphire Barn in Binham in June and July 2024


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£820 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£955 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1115 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£955 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£820 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£700 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£840 / week
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Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1115 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£655 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£860 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£720 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1010 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£840 / week
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Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£840 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£720 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£860 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£655 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1145 / week

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Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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