Chaucer Barn

Chaucer Barn offers luxury self catering accommodation for up to 18 guests. It is set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and is part of an 80 acre farm. There are 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, a games room and an 18 seated dining table.

Chaucer Barn is a luxury self-catering retreat, sleeping up to 18 people. The Barn is part of an 80-acre farm, bought by the poet Geoffrey Chaucer for his son in the 14th Century. It has its own 5-acre landscaped garden with beautiful views over rolling fields to mature woodland. Guests are welcome to roam the farm with its 12th Century ruins of Gresham Castle of Paston Letters fame.

The accommodation has 9 double bedrooms, 4 offer the option of twin or double bed arrangements. There are 7 bathrooms (3 en-suite), 4 reception rooms, a games room and an 18 seated dining table. Details are below:

Living accommodation

Kitchen & banqueting hall

Enjoy sumptuous banquets with friends around the large dining table with an overhead candelabra and seating for up to 20 guests. The main open plan area is cathedral-like in proportion, but has a warm cosy feel, being filled with English Oak and heated York stone floor. A walk-in larder leads off the fully equipped kitchen.

Games room & pink sitting room

Large adjoining games and reception room, each with open fire, open joisted oak ceilings with massive oak beams and oak floors. Each room opens west (via a fully sliding, floor to ceiling glass wall) onto a York stone patio. The games room features table tennis, darts board and games cupboard to suit all ages. Reception room features large LCD 46″ flat screen television, DVD player and x-box.


Tucked in a cosy corner off the kitchen the “snug” sitting room has comfortable sofas, an open fire and oak ceiling making it the perfect place to curl up and read a book.

The Morning room

Bask in the morning sunshine with a coffee overlooking the herb garden and terrace.

The bedrooms and bathrooms

Red sitting room (upstairs)

Relax in the first floor drawing room with stunning views across the garden. Features an open fire and the open gallery looks down to the main dining area.

Flint bedroom

A minstrel`s gallery leads to the master bedroom with king-size 6`6 Bateau Lit bed with en-suite bathroom and antique roll-top cast iron bath and separate shower.

The blue bedroom

Large en-suite featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass windows giving spectacular views across garden, fields and woodlands. En-suite with antique brass fittings and roll-top bath.

The black bedroom

Luxurious grand bedroom with king-size four-poster bed. Features elaborate wall hangings, custom made teak Indian furniture and original flint wall. Bathroom opposite.

The hessian bedroom

Cosy double room with simple four-poster bed. Rainbow bathroom adjoining.

The garden bedroom

Twin beds (can be made as a double). Features glass French doors opening onto the garden. Shares ground floor Rainbow bathroom.

The orchard bedroom

Chic simplicity with twin beds (can be made as double). Adjoining Bathroom.

The green bedroom

Bright double room with floor to ceiling sliding glass windows overlooking the garden and woodlands. Built-in wardrobe with shower room with w/c opposite.

The orchard bedroom

Stylish twin (can be made as double) with en-suite. Overlooking orchard and woods.

The amber bedroom

Bright twin (can be made as double) Features floor to ceiling glass sliding windows overlooking gardens. Bathroom with w/c opposite.

The Rainbow Bathroom

Large bathroom shared by Garden and Hessian rooms. Features large bath, w/c and brass antique fittings.

With an additional 3 bathrooms including separate shower room. All have w/c, roll-top baths and brass antique fittings.

The garden

Feel free to roam the breathtaking 5 acre landscaped gardens now part of the National Garden Scheme. Mix of contemporary topiary and romantic informal including wild flower meadow. Special features – herb garden, pergola with bbq and eating area, lawns, young arboretum, children’s play area and woods.


From £2970 to £3250 for a 3 night stay


“Wow! This place oozes calm and relaxation. The furniture is inviting, the quality linen appreciated and I just love those hand painted curtains. Thank you for the perfect weekend, we all felt looked after.”

“A truly fantastic place with a wonderful ‘vibe’ that was the setting for an unforgettable weekend.”

“Played Pom Pom 123 in the pyramid garden (as per the rules on page 8 of the visitors book), made good use of all the rooms and gardens. This place is good enough for Jehovah. We will be back….”

Location: Holt Road Gresham, Norfolk, NR11 8RL

Contact: Laura

Tel: 01263 577 733

Email: info@chaucerbarn.com

Web: http://www.chaucerbarn.com

Sleeps: 10-19

Catering: Option

Children: Yes

Pets: Yes


Swimming Pool: No

Disabled Access: Yes

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