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The Paddock

  • Stanhoe
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • 10
  • 4
  • 4

from £ 1,495 to £ 2,880 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Paddock is a wonderful, high-spec refurbished barn conversion set in exceptionally large grounds, making it an ideal place for family holidays. This is a great house with large sociable living areas and the advantage of four beautifully presented bedrooms all with en-suite bath/shower rooms. It is quietly located away from the road and has one of the biggest and best gardens for children and all the family, with plenty of space for ball games, as well as space to relax and enjoy the beautiful rural views.

The highly acclaimed Duck Inn is only a short stroll away, and the unspoilt and magnificent beaches of the North Norfolk coast and lovely Georgian village of Burnham Market are easily reached within a 10-minute drive.


  • Wonderful spacious full height dining area with minstrel's gallery
  • 4 beautifully presented bedrooms all with en-suite bath/shower rooms
  • Large gardens including a grassy paddock and wooden children's playground
  • Walking distance to The Duck Inn


  • 2 of the bedrooms are on the ground floor with 2 on the first floor
  • There is a high chair, booster seat and travel cot available if required
  • There's a fire-pit in the garden
  • There is an electric car charger for £30 per week

Ground Floor (with under floor heating)

Hall: with Indian fossil stone flooring and staircase up to the two first floor bedrooms.

Kitchen/breakfast room: a lovely light and spacious room with stone flooring.

Kitchen: attractive bespoke kitchen with granite work tops and a Belfast sink. It is well-equipped with a Rangemaster Professional + electric double oven and induction hob, American-style fridge/freezer, microwave, integrated dishwasher, digital radio and Sonos speaker. There is a Nespresso CitiZ & Milk coffee machine and capsules are provided for the machine.

Utility room: with washer/dryer, Belfast sink, Dyson Cordless vacuum cleaner, and space for coats and boots storage.

Breakfast/Dining Room: wonderful spacious area with a full-height ceiling which looks up to a Minstrel's Gallery and views onto the gardens. There's an oak dining table comfortably seating 8 (with seats for 10 if needed) and two sets of French doors to the garden. Large Sonos speaker.

Sitting Room: A lovely comfortable dual aspect room with an impressive Inglenook fireplace with wood burner (unlimited wood and kindling provided). There's a large sofa and three armchairs, a 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD TV (with Freeview), surround sound and a Blu-Ray DVD player.

Cloakroom: with a hand basin, WC and store cupboard with iron/ironing board and vacuum cleaner.

Bedroom 3: another good-sized room with a wooden floor which is ideal for less able guests as it has an en-suite wet room. It has a King-sized bed, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

En-suite wet room: has a spacious area with a hand basin, chair and WC, which then leads through to the fully tiled wet room with wall mounted shower and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4: a spacious room ideal for up to 4 children with bunk beds, two single beds, bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers and a selection of toys and games.

En-suite bathroom: a lovely large bathroom with a walk-in 'rain' shower, plus a bath with shower mixer taps, heated towel rail, hand basin and WC.

Garage/Games room: The double-garage offers useful space for storing bicycles and other paraphernalia, a tumble dryer, an overflow freezer and a 3/4 size table tennis table.

First Floor

The stairs are not steep and lead up from the hall.

Bedroom 1: The master bedroom with lovely rural views and glass doors opening onto the Minstrel's Gallery. There is a super-king sized bed, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers, travel cot.

En-suite bathroom: has a bath with shower over, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Minstrel's Gallery: located off Bedroom 1, the gallery overlooks the dining area and has lovely country views.

Bedroom 2: With a king-size bed, which can be unzipped to create twin beds, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe and flat screen TV with Freeview.

En-suite bathroom: Attractive traditional claw & ball roll top bath with central shower mixer taps, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Please note there is an Ikea high chair, booster seat and a travel cot for your use.


Access is via a gravel drive off Bircham Road into the small select development of Ivy Farm Barns, where The Paddock is situated at the far end. There is a five-barred gate leading to the private parking area for up to 3 cars, where you will also find an EV electric car charger. (Flat rate of £30 per week can be added to your booking details) If additional parking is required, a car could be parked in front of the garage.

The Paddock is surrounded by well-maintained gardens and grounds with an attractive walled front garden (fully enclosed) and lawned gardens to the side and rear.

One or two well-behaved dogs are permitted to stay. Guests should be aware that the front walled garden is enclosed, however the remainder of the extensive grounds are not dog-proof.

At the rear is a terrace with garden table that seats 4 guests, with chairs and sun lounger. At the side is a larger patio with garden table that seats 8 with chairs, sun lounger and a Weber charcoal barbecue overlooking a pretty lawned garden with a variety of shrub and flower beds.

A five barred gate leads to a large grassy paddock which is ideal for children to run around and has magnificent wooden adventure playground. Please note that while guests are welcome to use the equipment provided, this must be at their own risk, and the owner will not accept any liability. In the far corner of the garden is a Firepit, perfect to sit and watch the sun go down in the evening.

It's a short walk to the excellent local pub, The Duck Inn, a children's playground and a traditional village pond to feed the ducks.


An attractive Norfolk farming village which is defined by the large pretty duck pond in the heart of the village. Many of the properties in Stanhoe are constructed from traditional brick and flint with curvy pantiles on the roof, making for many pretty chocolate box homes.

There is a great award-winning gastropub in Stanhoe called The Duck Inn known for its use of local produce and delicious East Anglian Ales. A warm inviting feel greets you in this village eatery and a great menu, making it a good destination either for a nice evening meal or a relaxing drink - make sure you book ahead!


The village has been a farming village since the Romans, it was the Saxons that gave the village its name Stanhoe (Stony Hill).

In the 19th Century the parish priest was Philip Ward the husband of Lord Nelsons daughter Horatia.


Stanhoe is close to the popular Georgian village destination of Burnham Market, known for the great selection of independent shops that surround the picturesque village green. There's a butcher, baker, hardware store, popular fishmonger and also lovely cafes and many eateries,as well as boutiques and galleries to peruse. Just a short drive away is the vast Norfolk coastline with the sailing villages of Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Overy Staithe, open sandy beaches at Brancaster and Holme, with splendid coastal walks, ideal for all the family and your four-legged friend too!

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Guest reviews

We’ve had a brilliant time, the cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed. Everything was clean and the whole place felt spacious. The beds were very comfy to. The garden was very private and large so the kids were in there element. The play area was a real winner.The trip to Wells and walk into the town and to the beach huts. There was a good little park near the car park and we lucked out with the weather. The local pub, The Duck, was a nice place to have a quick drink with a good choice of spirits. The local village, Brampton Market, was pretty with some nice foodie shops and a very good ice cream van.

The Gardener's, 20th of May 2024

Our second stay at The Paddock. Another superb time with the family. Very clean, very relaxing. Couldn't have asked for more. Great weather. Stunning at Sandringham and Holkham beach. Sheringham coast and park were great for the kids.

The Willett's, 30th of March 2024

This is an amazing house and is good for large parties. Our second visit and one of the best properties we have stayed in. We absolutely love it here. There is loads of room inside and out. The quality of all the furnishings is luxury including top quality bedding in all the bedrooms. Little touches throughout that make it feel welcoming. The outside play area is amazing and the children in our party loved it. The huge paddock is great for sports. The table tennis was popular. Lots of great games and toys for children to play with, to suit all ages. Walking along Brancaster beach to see seals - our favourite beach.
Snowdrops at Walsingham Abbey are amazing. Crab fishing at The Quay at Burnham Overy Staithe. Also walking across the marshes and seeing flocks of different birds. Bird watchers paradise. Holkham beach and Hall well worth a visit. Play area is really good. It was closed on our visit in February but mainly open later in year. Seeing the red kites flying over the paddock. We would definitely book to stay in this house again.

The Cooper's, 19th of February 2024

Wow what a wonder fil time we have had in this beautiful home. This is our 2nd time staying here, and we just love it so much. An amazing space for Adults and children to be together and make special memories. We will definitely be back.

The Rushforth's, 19th of January 2024

We came for a celebration - a golden wedding and a 40th birthday - we celebrated in style! The house is absolutely perfect and met our needs. everything is spotlessly clean, great bedding that makes you feel like you are in a hotel. There are lots of lovely touches throughout the house that make a difference. The gardens and paddock at the back are fabulous and as it was an amazing weekend weather wise we took full advantage of it. Even lit the fire pit on Saturday evening. Not bad for October. Of course the boys loved the play area and couldn't believe it! There is loads of space everywhere. which is great with lots of people. Highlights for us were walking to see the seals at Brancaster beach. Walking around Holkham Park was good too. Fish and chips at Wells were great and recommend. We hope to be back.

Coopers, 6th of October 2023

Wow, what an incredible home! We have all had such a peaceful stay at The Paddock, the layout of the home with thought out views and private spaces was a winning combination. We all had enough space to enjoy together and quiet time. We woke up to the most beautiful sunrises and because of the wild flowers and mature garden we were covered in nature, seeing grasshoppers, monk jacks, red squirrels, dragonflies, blue tits and red kites flying over the house. Thank you for creating such a beautiful, tranquil home that allows its guest to feel rested. We are all in agreement that this has felt like a retreat. Can’t recommend this place enough

Laura and family, 8th of September 2023

A beautiful and very well equipped holiday cottage. The play area was a great hit with the children of the party. There are good restaurants and pubs nearby. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a great place for a large party of family and friends. The play area for children, the lovely gardens and outdoor seating areas.

The Brook's, 6th of September 2023

Lovely property and great for a mixed age range, large family. Location is really good for the north North Norfolk coast and other atttractions. Property was clean and well equipped....pleasure to stay there.

The Warner's, 28th of August 2023

An excellent holiday in a superbly equipped holiday home. The quality of the fittings and appliances was second to none. Comfortable beds and ample bathrooms were very much appreciated. The family have spent holidays in several houses in the area over the years, but this has been the best so far. We will definitely consider returning.

The Rosies and the Hares, 25th of August 2023

We have gad a wonderful break here at this lovely house to celebrate my 85th birthday with my family - 3 generations. The Paddocks is absolutely superb. It is so well appointed and the grounds are so attractive. Many thanks to the owners for the care and consideration that has gone in to this first class holiday home. Although my great-nephews are in their late twenties and early thirties, they thoroughly enjoyed the table tennis, Jenga and using the frisbie! Archie adored the paddock and chasing away any bird that took its chances to land. He even tried catching the hare that crossed the paddock, but catching it thank goodness was a forlorn hope. We have had wonderful walks on Brancaster Beach, a must for collecting shells. Wells-next-the-Sea a long walk by the "river" which eventually led to the sea. Holkham Beach another long walk to the sea. The Duck Inn & The Orange Tree at Thornham are fine fining places. I have visited this area of Norfolk for about 30 years and I will never tire of its beauty and big skies. Mind you, walking with gale force winds blowing from the east has added to the challenge.

The Walker's & Taylor's , 14th of April 2023

The Paddock is a really lovely property. Spacious, attractively furnished and decorated, and very well equipped. Great outdoor space too. We would definitely stay there again.

The Sifton's, 13th of February 2023

our stay was just perfect.

The Chubbuck's, 12th of January 2023

A perfect week in a gorgeous property. What a treat! Walking distance from fabulous pub, a wonderful garden for the children and an extremely well equipped house.

The Whitehead's, 14th of October 2022

At The Paddock we like the space and peace and quiet. There are so many different areas that it is always possible to find a quiet corner to sit and read. This was our second visit to the Paddock and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We could well return for a third visit in the future.

The Davies Family, 12th of August 2022

We spent a week at the Paddocks with a family group of 8 including two young grandkids. The property exceeded our expectations for both living space and bedroom size. The kitchen was very well stocked with high quality appliances and plenty of crockery, glasses and utensils. The large garden and paddock was ideal for our grandkids to run around and they also enjoyed the play equipment. The property is secluded from others. The local pub 'The Duck Inn" was within walking distance and well worth a visit. Stanhoe was an ideal location to stay for visiting Burnham Market, Holkham Beach etc which were only a short drive away. We will definitely try to stay at the Paddock again next time we're in Norfolk.

The Goodman's, 3rd of June 2022

Lovely place. Great amenities and location. Highly recommended

Jason, 29th of October 2021

This is an amazing house particularly for families of several generations, there's room for everyone to do their own thing or equally to come together socially.
It has been very well equipped and everything is to a very high standard.
The outside space is brilliant and the climbing/play frame a real added bonus.
Its ideally situated to explore the beautiful beaches and towns close by and lovely to return to and relax after a busy day .
I would highly recommend the Paddock.

Joanne, 25th of October 2021

Perfect setting!!! We will be back ....
Outstanding! As above we will be back!! As owners of a holiday home ourselves we appreciate quality, cleanliness and character and guests do too! The Paddocks has all these by the bucket loads! A wonderful cottage in a wonderful location. Very many thanks.

The Plant and Barnsley families, 15th of October 2021

Second visit for all of us to this wonderful barn. We had a fantastic time on the beach with Wells-Next-The-Sea being a real hit with our boys. The weather has been great and we have enjoyed sitting out by the fire pit in the evening, enjoying the sounds of the sheep and birds.
Today we enjoyed a lovely trip to Holkham Hall and Dinosaur Adventures has been great for the boys.
We found that Hunstanton had the best parking for the beach but a long walk from the car park to the beach and the waves are far larger to the gentle tide in Wells. We enjoyed a pre-ordered fish and chips dinner on arrival from the local fish and chip shop.
Enjoy your stay.

The Stow and Angell family, 6th of August 2021

Tastefully furnished & decorated. It was very comfortable with attention having been given to small details. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

The Stow Family, 30th of July 2021

The paddocks has made a wonderful home for the week. This house is very comfortable with great space, making for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay., We love North Norfolk and its charming villages and glorious beaches. Holkham Hall and beach is definitely worth checking out. We will be back and hope to enjoy another visit to this lovely home.

The Kirks, 9th of July 2021

The property is beautiful and very well set up for holiday letting. We had a brilliant time there.

The Campbell Family, 25th of June 2021

Fantastic stay, we all loved the house and garden. The kids (6yrs & 9yrs) loved the table tennis and the grown ups loved the space and beautiful decor. We had a great dinner at the Duck Inn and also enjoyed the deli and cafe at Creake Abbey (as well as the lovely vintage shop there). Beautiful beaches and country houses. Highlights were Holkham beach & hall (cycling & rowing boats etc.) and the fantastic kids play area at Sandringham. We hope to be back soon. Thanks so much for a great stay.

The Campbell's, 25th of June 2021

The Paddock was better than expected, absolutely gorgeous, excellent facilities beautifully decorated and presented. Extremely homely. Looking very much forward to a return visit.

Lupton, 2nd of October 2020

We loved our stay at The Paddock. The best equipped holiday house we have ever stayed in. The area is wonderful (very close to lots of really nice beaches) and we were very lucky with the weather. We would like to return again next August but sadly it is already fully booked.

Davies party, 7th of August 2020

Lovely property with amazing outlook and garden. Children loved having a playground at the bottom of the garden. We like The Paddock most for the Space, Bathroom Facilities and the Garden for Children. We would stay again!

The Swaby Family, 25th of October 2019

This was a brilliant property for 3 generations. The space, both inside and out, allowed the children to let of steam whatever the weather. There were also quiet areas for more restful moments. We loved the decor and felt homely with lots of books, magazines and games. It was a truly wonderful place to stay!

Field Family, 2nd of August 2019

Although the sunshine hardly showed its face, we have had a lovely fun weekend. The boys couldn't make full use of the paddock and play equipment, but did enjoy the table tennis and boules on the manicured lawn at the front. Lovely comfy beds and so cosy with the log fire. A great way to celebrate a 70th and two 40th birthdays. Many thanks.

Ryan Family, 6th of May 2019

We have all had the most wonderful stay in The Paddock. Friends, family, an 8th birthday & New Years Eve. Beautiful walks along the beaches, many amazing lunches (Wiveton Bell, The White Horse & The Hoste).
The house had everything we needed. Many great memories made.
Many thanks.

I had the best kids bedroom and the beds are so comfortable. I loved my birthday here because there were lots of fun things. My favourite was the playground and playing on the ropes, it was great. Mimi 8
Also, we saw some pheasants and partridges on Friday with lots of other birds.

Dowesett and Price family, 29th of December 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1985 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£2400 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£2880 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£2400 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1985 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1680 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1985 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1495 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£2880 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1540 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£2215 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1730 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£2655 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£2045 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£2470 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£2965 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£2470 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£2045 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1730 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£2045 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1540 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£2965 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

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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