Every now and again, I’m lucky enough to get to stay somewhere that feels like a more luxurious version of home. Reeds Barn in Walsingham (link) well and truly knocked my socks off. It’s the kind of place that you never want to leave. Located on the outskirts of the village, down a tree-lined country lane, it’s tucked away in a quiet and picturesque area. It was the perfect based for a weekend of exploring North Norfolk, far enough away from Norwich to feel like a break and close enough to the picturesque seaside towns of Wells and Holkham.
Normally in a hotel or apartment there’s a feature that really sells the place to you. At Reeds Barn I couldn’t pick a just one. The giant double bed was soft and cosy like a marshmallow. Curling up under the duvet was like having a hug from your favourite person. It was seriously hard to get out of bed on the Sunday! Then there was the giant free-standing bath with room enough for two, a shower with multiple massage jets and luxury toiletries on tap.
…And that’s without mentioning the furniture and little touches in the room. The bucket chairs were perfect for kicking back in and watching the world go by and the draws were amazing. I’m well aware that that’s a really weird thing to type, but look at them. The detailing was just so intricate, if I could have sneaked them down the spiral staircase, past the grand piano and into the car I would have.
The Orchid Room at Reeds Barn also came with a coffee machine and a huge choice of Teapigs teas. It’s the little touches like this that make all of the difference! We also discovered a torch in our room which came in handy for wandering down country lanes in the dark to get to dinner! Can you see why we didn’t want to leave?
The barn also had a sauna and an outdoor heated pool which overlooked manicured gardens. It was just oh so delightful. I really want to come back in the summer and take a dip in the pool. It would be a great place to come with friends when the weather is warm too.
On the Sunday morning we woke up and shuffled down to breakfast where we found a range of cereal, toast, croissants and your choice of any hot food. I opted for scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on gluten-free toast with multiple coffees and Hamish had a Full English. The food was incredible we couldn’t have asked for anything more. In fact if we had we would have popped!
From the attention to detail, the incredible local food, the best nights sleep and lovely hosts, Reeds Barn ticks more boxes than you could ever imagine. So if you’re looking for a Norfolk countryside escape head to Reeds Barn (link). You certainly won’t be disappointed.