Overlooking the Stiffkey River valley sits High Greenway Barn, one of five architect-restored farm buildings in North Barsham, Norfolk. Contemporary detail blends casually with a cool and easy elegance here that’s more Eastern promise than East Anglia. You’ll mix easily, too, with friends and family in the fabulous ambience.
Once a threshing barn, High Greenway Barn is now a stylish space for reunions, relatives and revelry. Bronze lanterns and coloured glass pick out embroidered cushions and wooden antiques. Fight over the four-poster with bath, chop and chat in the spacious kitchen (or call up the chef and sack the chopping), or sizzle some steaks on the terrace.
There’s TV for movie fans, table tennis and table football for the competitive, and access to a spa pool for anyone with the urgent need to chill. Sip bubbly in the bubbles, take it easy, savour every second. Life doesn’t improve much on this.