Old Beans Cottage

East Barsham, North Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Beautifully appointed cottage in a tranquil setting, surrounded by woodland and water meadows – look out for barn owls, woodpeckers, herons and deer.

You can book this property from:

  • £430 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Old Beans Cottage is an 18th century former washhouse which has been converted into a studio cottage, furnished to an exceptional standard. This period dwelling overlooks water meadows and woodland. It is not unusual to see barn owls and snipe - the owner has erected various bird boxes to encourage nesting. Set down a country lane, the cottage enjoys privacy, peace and quiet. This is a great location for a holiday.   Shop: 2/3 miles dependent on direction Pub: 0.25 miles.

Open plan room with Sitting/DiningArea with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, DVD, radio and iPod dock, dining table, chairs and French doors to the garden Bedroom with a king-size bed, large decorative wardrobe provides a screen to the living area
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
Shower Room with shower cubicle with drench head and additional small head, washbasin and wc

Garden: Enclosed rear patio garden overlooking wild flower garden, garden furniture and barbecue, views over water meadows and woodland.
Parking: Driveway for one car.
Heating: Electric central heating.
Also Provided: Towels. WiFi. Hairdryer. Books and games.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile signal - variable.

East Barsham is a small village nestling in quiet, rolling countryside close to the small market town of Fakenham and with excellent access to the North Norfolk Coast at Wells and Holkham. The area is renowned for its bird watching opportunities with Cley and Blakeney easily accessible. National Cycle routes 1 & 2 will take you through some super countryside and villages. With the coast so close and countryside on the doorstep this is a good location if you enjoy walking. The village pub, The Barsham Arms, is within easy walking distance of the cottage. Restaurants, shopping facilities and farmers markets can be found at Fakenham.


This was our second visit to Old Bean's and it felt like coming home. It is the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing break and although the weather was unkind to us this visit we still had sight of the Barn Owl on numerous occasions and were lucky to see the Blue Tits fledge. Overall another enjoyable week in Norfolk. Thank you to Martin. We have already booked to return again next year.

Mr Mark J,

We love Old Beans cottage

Mrs Christine G,

Enjoyed our visit and watching the birds early and late. Cycled many miles in lovely country lanes. Thanks for the provisions.

Kevin & J,

A fantastic week in this excellent cottage. Perfect location to explore the area and the views across the fields of the wildlife are wonderful. We have seen the owls every morning and evening. The weather has been very kind to us, so warm and sunny. Thanks for the wine, milk etc and for a lovely stay.

Previous Customer,

Lovely week, wildlife played their part well. On the last morning "The Owl" came to a post just outside the garden as if to say "goodbye". Hope to be back - Thanks.

Robin & S,

An excellent week all round. Old Beans is most comfortable, a perfect location. It's a joy waking up each morning and seeing the wildlife. Saw the owls when the weather was good. Particularly liked watching the hare and saw a fox early one morning. The walking has been excellent too - both coastal and countryside. Many thanks.

Previous Customer,

Our third visit here, and as good as ever. Next time we come to Norfolk - it will be Old Beans Cottage.

Pauline & D,

What a fabulous little cottage, perfect for the two of us. Lovely to look at the fields and watch the wildlife. We will definitely be back. We look forward to visiting again soon.

Paul & J,

Our second visit as we were so impressed last year we decide to come back again

Mr Peter C,

What a beautiful cottage and location.This was an ideal base to explore the coast,rural countryside,historical sites and nature reserves!PERFECT!

Jenny S,

Second visit to this cottage best location yet in Norfolk

Mrs Christine G,

One of the nicest properties we have stayed in. Warm, welcoming and beautifully presented with friendly owner

Mrs Laina W,

Fantastic cottage in a very good location.

Mrs Jennifer P,

Though compact, Old Beans Cottage is finished to a high standard and very well equipped. This was my second stay and I would highly recommend it. It is convenient for the majority of the North Norfolk coast reserves and fantastic wildlife that can be seen from the patio.

Dr Clive J,