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Appletree Barn (Brancaster) (4)

Sleeps 4
2 dogs
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Located in an unrivalled position on the fringe of the breath-taking saltmarshes of Brancaster, Appletree Barn is a truly magnificent hideaway. Constructed in the 1920s, this property beautifully encapsulates the era's elegance, retaining original design features blended with luxurious contemporary interiors. Offering shared tennis courts and an outdoor pool set within expertly manicured gardens, Brancaster's spectacular beach is a mere 10-minutes walk away.

Majestic and commanding, the stretch of coastline that Appletree Barn is set upon absolutely captivates, with many hearts stolen by Brancaster's moody seascapes and diverse wildlife. The unparalleled tranquillity found here is exemplified by this unique property. Originally designed in 1925 as an annexe to the holiday home of Colonel Jack Lesley and his wife Margo, the main house then became their permanent residence after the Second World War. Appletree Barn was utilised as a party venue to host elaborate parties away from the main house. Having lovingly curated and nurtured the extensive south facing gardens, their efforts saw highly commended as 'a Riviera Garden in Norfolk' by botanist A.J. Huxley. To this day, the garden remains much the same.

Captivatingly curated as an upside down house, Appletree barn comprises of ground floor accommodation, combined with a first floor living environment. A grand windowed hallway with terracotta brick parque flooring leads to two bedrooms. Hosting a super-king size bed, that can be converted into two singles on request, the master bedroom offers exquisite views across the ever-changing saltmarsh through an ornate palladium window. Served by an en-suite shower room with large walk-in rainfall shower, a heated towel rail provides added luxury. Bedroom two features a king-size bed, and is served by an equally luxurious en-suite shower room. Styled with muted colours, boasting saltmarsh views, and offering beds dressed in high quality fine linens, the bedrooms invite serenity and relaxation. A convenient utility room completes this floor.

Upstairs on the first floor, the magnificently naturally well-lit open plan living environment benefits from a bespoke kitchen. Well-equipped with modern appliances and a Range cooker, this spacious area also features a Juliet balcony overlooking the verdant gardens. With plenty of worktop space, this is the perfect stage for enthusiastic chefs to rustle up a meal made using a plethora of local ingredients this area is famed for. Three stairs lead up to a dining area, offering seating for eight guests around a contemporary banquet table. The adjacent sitting area provides ample comfortable seating on a deep sumptuous L-shaped sofa. Nestle in after a day spent exploring the big outdoors, and light the wood burning stove to enjoy its ambient light and warmth. Panoramic windows stretching the full length of this room frame impressive saltmarsh views. Located in the properties turret, a unique lookout tower is perfect for observing the landscape and spotting saltmarsh wildlife.

Outside are the extensive manicured gardens. Built on a rectangular plan, it consists of a series of self-contained units, largely designed to flower in succession. In April, old orchard fruits, daffodils and fritillaries bloom; in May, the iris garden is at its best; and by June, the whole garden is in flower. Plenty of parking is available for three cars in the gravelled area to the side of the property. This is shared with neighbouring Appletree House, where the owners reside.

Appletree Barn is also available as a sleeps eight option, with an additional bedroom super-king and a bunk bedroom: Appletree Barn.

Additional Information:

Two well-behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).

The bedding provided is feather free.

Please note that a refundable security deposit of £500 will be taken on booking this property.

A travel cot is available at the property (please bring your own bedding). Sorry, this travel cot is not suitable for newborns.

Check-in: From 16:00pm
Check-out: Until 10:00am


Luxury on the Coast
Woodburner / Fire
Beach Nearby
Swimming Pool Access
Underfloor Heating
Parking Available
Garden / Patio
Family Friendly
Accessibility Features
Ground Floor Bedroom
Central Heating
Fishing Nearby
Bird Watching Nearby
Cycling Nearby
Sailing Nearby
Golf Nearby
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Outdoor Furniture
Tumble Dryer
Washing Machine
High Chair
Cot / Travel Cot
Ironing Board
Ground Floor Bath / Shower Room
Hair Dryer


Check your travel time to the property

Food and Drink
2.8 km
4.6 km
5.5 km
393 m
1.7 km
90.3 km
7.5 km
Great Outdoors
2.6 km
4.7 km
6.5 km
Things to Do
1.2 km


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