Manor Barn – Happisburgh

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms

Stunning Barn conversion!

Our beautiful Manor Barn is a 450 year old thatched barn, sympathetically renovated in 2019 and very well designed with the comfort of both humans and dogs in mind. It is surrounded by livestock free open countryside and is just a mile from the village of Happisburgh and the year-round dog friendly beach at Cart Gap. Many of the other dog friendly beaches in the area are a short drive away. There are plenty of walks from the door and plenty of local dog friendly pubs and cafes in the area to enjoy!

The interior of the barn is beautiful and functional, sleeping 6 of you in 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are ensuite and one of which is on the ground floor. The ground floor is stone floored throughout, making it easy and practical for dogs.

Outside, the barn has a fully enclosed stable yard with teak garden furniture and just a few steps beyond this, access to a pretty grassed orchard garden, enclosed by high flint walls and picket fencing. This is a year-round sun trap – the ideal spot for relaxing with your dogs on a sunny day.


Manor Barn is approached through the 5 bar gate for Manor Farm House, (which is the 3 storey house on the left as you look over the gate) with private parking for up to 3 cars.

Enter through the front door into….

Sitting Room:
Large and lovely beamed sitting room where you can really get the feel of it being a converted barn. There are two comfy sofas with plenty of throws provided in the coffee table chest. The TV is a Smart one and there are alternatives to the tv in the cupboard which is full of games, books, walking maps and information about local attractions. There is a Roberts iStream 3 radio for you to link your phone with to play your own music and podcasts. This room is the hub of the barn with all rooms leading off here.

Off this is the….

Boot room:
From the sitting room and immediately on your right as you enter the front door is the spacious boot/utility room. There is ample hanging space for coats and dog leads with plenty of floor space for boots, dog beds and crates. There is cupboard storage along with a large Belfast sink and washing machine. All very practical and well presented.

Downstairs Shower room:
Off the boot room is the shower room and WC. The shower has a folding door and low level shower tray. There is an electric towel radiator here, ideal for drying off towels in the warmer months when the central heating is not required.

Through from the Boot Room is the…

Kitchen/dining room
This is a fully-fitted, well equipped and beautifully laid out large kitchen with direct access to the stable yard, via two steps. There is a large induction Stoves range cooker, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The antique butchers table and decorative pieces all nod to the barn’s history as a working farm building. The oak dining table can extend to seat 12 and makes a very social space.

The kitchen is accessed from the boot room via an open doorway – tall, moveable dog gates are provided to help separate these two areas should this be needed.

Downstairs bedroom:
This beautiful room can be made up as a super king or twin room using a zip & link bed – comfy mattress toppers are provided for when the room is set up for either bed combination. Storage is in a small wardrobe, two large bedside tables and peg rails with plenty of hangers.

This room also has direct access to the stable yard which is helpful for anyone (2 or 4 legged) who may be a little unsteady on their feet or want to wander outside during the night without disturbing the others (2 or 4 legged!).

Both the upstairs bedrooms have individual staircases so, back into the living room to climb the stairs to …

King size bedroom:
Facing west, this room has a king size upholstered bed, small chest of drawers, bedside table and peg shelf and hangers. Direct access to a small, beamed ensuite bathroom with full sized roll top bath with mixer shower taps, basin and cupboard underneath and WC. There is a centrally heated towel radiator and peg rail.

And again, up the separate set of stairs from the living room to….

Double bedroom:
Facing east, this bedroom has a traditional metal double bedstead, large chest of drawers, bedside tables and peg shelf and hangers. As with the other upstairs bedroom, this room has direct access to its own ensuite bathroom with full sized roll top bath and shower mixer taps, WC and a basin with a cupboard underneath. A centrally heated towel rail and peg rail complete the bathroom.


Stable yard:
You can get to stable yard from the driveway and from the kitchen and downstairs bedroom, making it very easy to access and flexible. The yard is fully enclosed with farm gates backed with stock mesh for extra security for your dogs. Sit yourselves down on the teak garden furniture – bench, armchairs and coffee table – or climb up into the hammock! One of the stables has additional storage for dog crates, bicycles, etc and access to a small chest freezer, ideal for raw food. A hose is also provided to wash down your dogs (those sandy paws!) if needed.

Cart Shed:
There is a covered space under the cart shed with antique comfy day bed, dining table and elm benches. Lit by solar powered festoon and fairy lights this will quickly become a favourite spot to relax whatever the weather.

Orchard garden:
Just a few steps through the lower stable yard gate is a small grassed orchard garden. Fully enclosed by high flint walls and picket fencing, this is a year-round sun trap and the perfect spot to relax in on fair days.

Walk from Manor Barn to Cart Gap beach

Walk from Manor Barn to Happisburgh Beach

Walk from Manor Barn to Lessingham Star pub

Walk from Manor Barn to Hill House pub in Happisburgh – direct route

Walk from Manor Barn to Hill House pub in Happisburgh – coast footpath route

We Provide:

For our doggy guests

  • Dog crates – small, medium and large – can be provided
  • Spare dog bowls and leads.
  • Sofa throws
  • A pooch welcome pack with doggie treats and poo bags.


For the humans!

  • All linen and towels are provided. Your dogs are welcome to sleep in the bedrooms with you but we do ask that you bring your own bed linen for this.
  • Full central heating via cast iron radiators.
  • Woodburner – all logs are provided – we will fill the log basket for your arrival and further supplies can be obtained from the garage near to the front of the barn.
  • Parking for up to 3 cars
  • Wifi and smart tv

Please Note:
The barn is thatched and as a condition of our insurance is strictly no smoking anywhere inside and outside near the barn.



No. of dogs: Approx 4 but flexible


We have absolutely no doubt AT ALL that our guests will love this stunning, stylish and hugely comfortable barn conversion and this page will soon be filled with glowing comments ….so watch this space!

Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

Manor Farm Barn, Coronation Road, Happisburgh  NR12 0SA

From the A149 Stalham – Wroxham road, take the B1159 towards Bacton/Happisburgh along Stepping Stone lane. Turn left at the next junction. Travel approx 2 miles until you see East Ruston church on the right on the brow of the hill. Just after this there is a crossroads, turn right here down Vicarage Road and go past the internationally famous East Ruston Vicarage Gardens (well worth a visit!) At the end of this road is a T junction, turn left here. Drive past a small hamlet of houses facing fields and then out past them into open countryside. The road bends to the right and the next house you come to along here on the left is Manor Farm with Manor Barn in the grounds. Go through the wooden 5 bar gate and start your holiday!


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