ABOUT THE HOUSE

The Beach House was built in 2002 within a development of six houses and a converted barn right in the centre of Brancaster, set well back from the busy coast road and just a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride to the endlessly wide, sandy beach.

The house itself is of traditional construction with chalk faced and brick elevations under clay pan-tiled roofs and provides well proportioned, sunlit rooms.

There is a good sized rear garden laid mostly to lawn that is private and partially walled. Facing West, it is great for daytime sun and sunsets, and looks towards the medieval village church with its square tower. Additionally it has its own parking area immediately in front of the house and there is a double garage and boat store.

The house is furnished and decorated by Norfolk artisans from our stable of Norfolk by Design artists. From the lighting and the furniture to the fabrics, ceramics and artwork, almost everything you see will have been lovingly made for the house by local artists and craftsmen. The work you see within the house will be available to buy or commission, or may inspire you to look for something similar on our NBD website.

THE BASICS

SLEEPS 10

PLUS two pull out mattress beds for children. We suggest you bring travel cots for small ones, though please be aware of the creative nature of this house. Most artwork will be out of reach of small paws but adults will be expected to take responsibility for any breakages/damage for the duration of your stay.

TWO EN-SUITE BEDROOMS – each with King size beds and small bathrooms with power showers.

DOUBLE ROOM – King size bed fitted with a zip mattress for a twin or double.

TWO TWIN ROOMS – one upstairs (with the additional two pull out mattress beds) and one on the ground floor.

ADDITIONAL BATHROOMS

FAMILY BATHROOM upstairs (with bath and shower).

BATHROOM on ground floor (shower only).

OUTDOOR SHOWER for rinsing people, dogs and kit.

LIVING AREA

SITTING ROOM – with large comfortable sofas/armchairs/TV including sky channels.

UTILITY ROOM – with fridge/freezer/washer-dryer machine/drying area with access to the garden.

KITCHEN – is open plan with a 10-seater dining table, with doors opening into the garden and a door going into the utility room. There is a double oven with four hobs and a full size dishwasher. There is a kitchen island with 3 stools/seats 3.

HALLWAY – with coat hanging area, WC and a sun lit sitting area beneath glazed ceiling.

FACILITIES

PARKING – there is plenty of off-street parking with a 2-car garage plus extra space for boat, cycle and kit storage.

DOGS POLICY – well behaved dogs are very welcome but they will need to be kept on the ground floor for the duration of your stay.

FULLY SECURE – with a gated driveway and fencing all around the house that is sited 100yards from the main road.

FREE WIFI

BRANCASTER

When the house is not being rented for holiday lets, it will be used for creative gatherings, talks, workshops and as an exhibition space.

In the long-term we aim to promote the house for Art Retreats which would include private tours of the local Stately homes, take in some studio visits of local artists and craftspeople or learn a new creative skill through workshops.

LOCAL ART ATTRACTIONS – MY TOP FIVE

HOUGHTON HALL

The home of the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his family. It was built for the de facto first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, and it is a key building in the history of Palladian architecture in England.  Discover wonderful paintings, furniture and decorative art as well as a collection of contemporary art. Past exhibitions have included James Turrell, Richard Long and Damien Hirst.

HOLKHAM HALL

Holkham is a village and civil parish in the north-west of the county of Norfolk, England. Besides the small village, the parish includes the major stately home and estate of Holkham Hall – home to the Coke family (Lord and Lady Leicester). There is a wonderfully dramatic beach at Holkham Gap at the centre of the Holkham National Nature Reserve. It is a great spot for walking and bird watching.

GROUNDWORK GALLERY

GroundWork shows art with an environmental aspect, providing a dedicated space for contemporary artists who see the world as a finite resource. Located in the centre of King’s Lynn close to the Custom House, the gallery has plans to show painting, film, photography and sculpture; from curated collections to new works; from internationally-known artists to emerging talents.

 Its programme is outward-looking, and sometimes challenging.

SAINSBURY CENTRE

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts was one of the first major public buildings to be designed by the architects Norman Foster and Wendy Cheesman, completed in 1978. The building became grade II* listed in December 2012. The Sainsbury Centre houses the extraordinary art collection of Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, as well as the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau and the University’s Abstract and Constructivist Collection. Alongside these permanent collections, they host a range of temporary exhibitions, with our new galleries providing the largest climate-controlled exhibition space in Eastern England.

 

NORFOLK BY DESIGN

Davina Barber, Paul Barratt and Paul Vater work together to unearth the many creative people of this inspiring region and provide often isolated talents with an opportunity to showcase their work in pop-up exhibitions and through online sales. It exhibit a diverse range of works in relaxed and eclectic events combining works by artists, designers, ceramicists, textile designers, photographers, furniture makers and craftspeople.

We are currently showing work in our pop-up shop at Houghton Hall (until 29 July, 2018)

For online sales go to: https://norfolk-by-design.co.uk/

CONTACT ME

Please call me using the number top right. Happy to have a chat about the house. If you can’t get hold of me just send an email using the form below and I will call you back.

Many thanks, Davina