It’s always nice to spend time with the ones you love. Most of us go away with our partners or family, but spending time with friends is also incredibly important. Whether it’s with people you see almost every day, or catching up with old school or university friends, getting away and forgetting about it all is very therapeutic.

Norfolk is home to many places where getting away with friends is a perfect possibility. When I say perfect I mean in a luxury rental property, which can be near to a town or village, or as remote as you like!

If you’re looking to go away on a trip away with the girls or guys, here are some of my favourite properties in Norfolk:

Carrington House

carrington house

This place is stunning! I love how on the outside Carrington House l looks like an old fashioned farmhouse yet when you step inside the interior design is fun, stylish and quirky. I can imagine that there might have to be a bit of a lottery over who gets which bedroom – pink duvets aren’t quite to my taste but when the property features a sound-proofed leisure lounge and a Disco Room which is complete with mirror balls, sound system and DJ decks, the colour of the sheets would be the last thing on my mind!

Carrington House can be found on the edge of the village of Snettisham – an attractive village on the north west Norfolk coast, 8 miles from King’s Lynn and an hour from Norwich. If you fancy a pint and some delicious pub grub, The Rose and Crown, winner of Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year is just a two minute walk away.

Cliff Barns

cliff barns

I’m not a fan of The Only Way is Essex, but I can see why this gorgeous property was featured in the show! Cliff Barns is the epitome of eclectic, modern country style, with exposed walls, reclaimed rock fireplaces, a hot tub and two large patio areas to enjoy drinks and a delicious BBQ. If you’ve had a little too much to drink the night before, then the house is surrounded by beautiful grounds to explore as well as the Norfolk countryside.

Cliff Barns overlooks strawberry fields and can be found in a small village called Narborough in the heart of gorgeous Norfolk countryside. The property is 9 miles from King’s Lynn and north Norfolk coastal towns such as Holkham, Wells-next-to-the-Sea, Morston Quay, and Blakeney.

Granary Barn

 

granary barn

I love this property! It lies in almost a world of its own, giving you lots of privacy! Before Granary Barn was regenerated, it was home just to swallows, and before that it was part of a massive 19th century granary. It was converted by an architect and his wife and you can tell by the style of décor that they have a contemporary taste, giving clean lines and luxurious comfort throughout the property.

Granary Barn is close to the villages of Felthorpe and Haveringland and within easy reach of Norwich, Aylsham and Dereham, as well as the Norfolk coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and Cromer.

Inglethorpe Hall

inglethorpe hall

From one glance at the images of the outside of Inglethorpe Hall I was in love! The property lies on the boundary of the Royal Estate at Sandringham, which I’m sure you all agree is just stunning, and just one of many historical houses that you can visit if you wish. I love how the property is decorated – unlike Carrington House, Inglethorpe Hall is decorated in a style more suited to the period in which it was built. For those lads or ladies who prefer not to cook or clean up after themselves, or just fancy treating themselves to not having to do it, there is a maid service and also a chef/cook service available at an additional cost.

The beaches of Holkham, Brancaster and Hunstanton are within easy reach of Inglethorpe Hall, as are the market towns of Kings Lynn, Fakenham and Swaffham.

Potager Barn

potager barn

This gorgeous cottage is perfect for a quiet weekend away with friends – you even get a welcome tea tray and flowers on arrival! Potager Barn’s interior is stylishly decorated and is perfect all year round – when the weather is warm and sunny you can open the doors into the courtyard and enjoy the beautiful view and when it’s cold there is under floor heating and a wood burner to keep everyone warm and cosy.

The property is set in the grounds of Quaker’s Hall in Haveringland and is also close to the village of North Barsham. The Norfolk Coast is just 15 minutes’ drive away and Burnham Market, Blakeney and Wells-next-the-Sea are just some of the places within easy reach.