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(Ref. 1121780)

East Ruston near Stalham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance
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  • door (5)
  • been (5)
  • other (5)
  • hot tub (5)
  • hot (5)
  • bed (5)

10 Customer Reviews

  • "Firstly we booked Sea however the day before we travelled I received a message to say they had an issue with the patio door lock so transferred us to Sky which was a larger property."

    It’s a real shame as the property is lovely but the overall cleanliness is not good and and it needs a good deep clean. Including cleaning some savers black mould for the ceilings and walls especially in the bedroom as this is very unhealthy. Frustrating silly things like multiple light bulbs needed changing, especially outside as if we hadn’t taken a torch we wouldn’t have even been able to see our dog at night as there is no light at all other than a very dull light near the hot tub. My overall impression is that this was very nice once but has been left with minimal afford from the owners to keep it up to any sort of decent standard. I would suggest that maybe Sykes take a little more responsibility it checking what they list rather than using what are clearly old photos.

    Reviewed by Mark2.5Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week in your house, spacious and clean only minor issues some of the doors kept coming off the rails and would get stuck and glasses in a draw was a pain because every time the draw was opened a glass broke so we ended up buying more to replace them."

    Reviewed by Nicki4.7Oct 2023

  • "I was apprehensive when booking after looking at the reviews but I emailed the owners and Seb was very helpful in responding."

    The property itself is a nice remote location with good access all round to many locations of the broads so a good base. Few pointers but there’s no sign posts anywhere from the road so you will drive past it! I would suggest this is addressed. The driveway is dead opposite the chicken farm and is down the driveway for ‘gossards’ and ‘the lodge’. You will only see the sign post for the barns at the bottom of the driveway. If you want to order a food shop for delivery, use ‘slaneys barns’ and add the seaglass barn name in the notes as the drivers are familiar with the properties and had zero issues here. The descriptions of the property mention toiletries provided but there was nothing in the property along these lines, not even hand soap so take your own (only washing up liquid, toilet rolls and a couple of dishwasher tablets were present). Nice little welcome pack of teabags/ coffee pods and cookies though with a pint of milk in the fridge. There were dressing gowns, towels and slippers for use with the hot tub which was nice. And the properties have privacy walls outside too which is good. The hot tub was nice and clean but they had ran out of test strips, Seb was very good in dropping some more off though, the upkeep of it during your stay is down to you. There is an outside tap but for the SEA property, it’s not piped up. The property on the end has a working tap though. The property itself, I can see luxury is the attempt (could easily be achieved) and I liked the decor. Had facilities like iPad, sound bar, cooker etc but the attention to detail was generally ‘unfinished’. For example, The sides of the worktops hasn’t been finished, toilet in the en-suite wasn’t fitted down so wobbled when using, edge work of floors, ceilings and lighting needs work, outiside could use a lick of paint, hot tub cover didn’t clip down but all mainly aesthetics. Only one light on cooker hob worked (if tapped), one side light for the en-suite mirror etc. I can’t comment on the doors/privacy as I was there on my own with my dog so privacy wasn’t an issue (plus my dog knows how to open them cos they are sliding barn doors but I liked the concept!) Front and back doors very tight/poorly fitted but being on my own I was grateful for this as it ironically was bit more secure! So most of the above, whilst needing work, wasn’t an issue in the grand scheme of things unless you are someone that this kind of thing would really bug/upset. Unless you look really close though, generally well presented. If you were staying with a bigger group, limited hangers, kitchen ware etc (no oven gloves only tea towels). you will have to control your own hot tub though so if unsure on how to do this, including use of chlorine etc, may be a challenge. The iPad is a nice touch but wasn’t charged so unless you are an apple user (which you would prob bring your own anyway, no charger) Only one a4 laminated sheet of guidance which only mentioned WiFi and hot tub basic. Most properties have a book of info including nearest docs, vets, hospitals etc but very limited info here so this would be useful and thoughtful for guests. Plenty of parking and nice quiet location very near to some lovely walks such as weavers way. Me and my dog did over 40 miles during our stay and most all from the front door of the barn. Overall, I would stay here again for the location and the property but would be great to see the property finished to its full potential and a bit more thought into the basic amenities/provisions. Although the slippers were a nice touch, hand soap and toiletries/basic provisions would have been more favoured by me personally (especially as mentioned in the listing so only took minimal with me) for example, as most people take slippers/flip flops away with them I would imagine and would recommend when seeing the majority of the floor is not carpeted in the pics (was my thought anyway but each to their own on that one) Reckon they could be great eventually when all 4 are finished to their full glory! Thanks to Seb for his help during my stay and look forward to visiting again. Hope this review helps anyone looking to book

    Reviewed by Sandie3.8Oct 2023

  • "The property was a perfect base for our week away."

    The only minor maintenance issue we found was that one of the duvet covers was quite badly ripped at the bottom, so could do with replacing. Other than that, it had everything we needed and the beds were comfortable. I would stay here again with close family, but not friends as there isn’t enough privacy with the doors not fully sealing on any of the bedrooms or the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Erica4.4Jul 2023

  • "The concept of the cottage is good but the buildings have not been finished."

    The front door does not fit properly. The toilet and bath in the en-suite move and not fixed down. Had to sort the fridge as the legs not fixed down and moved when we were loading when arrived. The place needs a good overhaul but units i noticed are for sale. The beds however were comfortable and good location to visit the broads etc. I would not stay there again but will certainly visit the area. Think about it before you book

    Reviewed by Elaine2.5Jul 2023

  • "On line it , stated that there were EV charging points, there was one, no instructions in the place so had to phone the owner about how to use the charger."

    The owner didn't know, but later sent an email with a code. They need to leave instructions for the charger and for other appliances. Also the doors were sliding doors, and did not completely cover the door space, including a gap into the shower room!! On the good side there was plenty of space in the rooms, and the hot tub outside was appreciated.

    Reviewed by Janet2.5Jul 2023

  • "Instructions on how to get up to the property would be useful as both cars in our party drove past the entrance and a car staying next door also did."

    There is no signpost at the bottom of the drive and the instructions did not mention which driveway to use. There were a couple of lamps not working in some of the light fittings. Other than that a most enjoyable stay would recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4May 2023

  • "We were dubious to go on our holiday after booking due to a review we read a few weeks prior to our departure."

    I contacted both the owner & Sykes prior and was assured we would find the barn to be of a clean condition. On our arrival the hot tub cover I noted was ripped, in lifting the lid there was mould on the underneath, the following morning no one arrived to do any checks on the hot tub. I text the owner and made him aware about the condition of the tub & that no one had arrived to perform any checks etc. I was advised we had to do the checks ourselves and the testers etc were located in the kitchen. There was no reply as to the condition of the hot tub from the owner. We therefore did not use it. The main bedroom had stains on the headboard & base of the bed. I checked the duvet and pillows due to the previous review, they were stained so had not been changed as promised. We moved into the other bedroom ti sleep as that was cleaner. The exterior of the barns are in desperate need of renovation. The bench at the front of the barn is unwelcoming the paint work on the barns required doing it was anaesthetically pleasing when we saw the barns. We have never had to leave a review as negative before but feel people need to know that this is not a luxurious barn as advertised. We holiday regularly in lodges etc but this was the worst we have stayed in unfortunately. Norfolk is a lovely area to holiday so we made the most of it but would not go back to this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Josephine1.6May 2023

  • "I am very satisfied, we had a great time"

    Reviewed by Svetlana5.0Apr 2023

  • "Overall, we had a better holiday than expected from the poor feedback we’ve seen."

    We did experience a couple of issues, advised the owner and these were dealt with swiftly. However, the lovely sofa was stained and smelly and when we stripped the beds on leaving, there were stains on the pillows and duvet and cobwebs under the bed. We advised the ladies cleaning, so hope these have been attended to. There’s an iPad, Alexa and a hot tub, which are nice, as are the milk, tea, biscuits and pods for the coffee machine. The huge bath in the en suite was lovely. The situation of the property is remote, which we really liked, but the outside concrete construction is failing a bit. Sea could be amazing but it just needs a bit more attention to detail

    Reviewed by Peta3.4Apr 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric heating run by solar panels
  • Electric range, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 49" Smart TV, soundbar, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available with EV charging point
  • Front garden with gravel and furniture, rear enclosed garden with decking, hot tub, furniture, access to shared field
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The rear of the property has ramp access

The property

Stalham 2.2 miles.

This contemporary, barn conversion enjoys a peaceful location in East Ruston, close to the market town of Stalham.

Boasting a luxury finish over one floor, SEA provides a first-class abode for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The open-plan living space is sure to be the social hub of the home, boasting a light and airy feel with the large bi-fold doors that bring the outside in, along with a sleek sitting area complete with two sofas and a wall-mounted Smart TV and Soundbar.

Sure to inspire those budding chefs, the kitchen is nothing short of immaculate, housing an electric range cooker, microwave, America-style fridge/freezer and dishwasher, enhanced with a stainless centre island and polished worktops.

Opposite rests a small cupboard with washer/dryer and a hanging space for coats.

As you look to unwind, choose between three beautifully presented bedrooms to catch your rest; the master hosts a king-size with gleaming en-suite freestanding bath and hand-held shower, whilst there is also a king-size and twin.

The excellence of this property continues outside, where guests can enjoy the luxury of an enclosed garden with decking and hot tub, perfect for alfresco dining followed by a soothing soak.

However you choose to spend your holiday time, a break at SEA is sure to bring fond memories.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 96403 and 1121781, together they sleep 20.

Seaglass Barns

The Seaglass Barns consists of three luxury interior designed barn conversions resting in East Ruston, Norfolk. This dog-friendly collection offers a beautiful base from which to explore Norfolk, featuring stylish open-plan living spaces, Smart TVs with sound bar, fully-equipped kitchens, sumptuous bedrooms with crisp cotton sheets and foam mattresses, private gardens with furniture, indulgent hot tubs with views of the breath-taking Norfolk countryside, and off-road parking with EV charging point. Each bedroom also has complimentary toiletries and slippers for that extra touch of luxury. Your local amenities can be found in Stalham, where you can stock up on essentials at the supermarket, order in from the good selection of takeaways, or dine at the welcoming eateries of The Rainbow Café and The Swan Inn. Next stop is Wroxham, where you can visit the attractions of Wroxham Miniature Worlds, Hoveton Riverside Park, Bure Valley Railway, The Bridge, and the River Bure where you can hire boats. For a day along the coast, head to Horsey Gap, where you can spend a day at the beach, visit the esteemed National Trust site of Horsey Windpump with panoramic views, Ross’s Wildlife Boat Trips, and Nelson Head. Further afield, you’ll find the bustling city of Norwich, where you will find a magnificent cathedral, the Museum of Norwich, Eaton Park, the historic outdoor market, Whittingham Country Park, and the three Michelin Star restaurants of Roger Hickman’s, Benedicts, Benoli. For a luxury getaway to Norfolk, look no further than the Seaglass Barns.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


  • Wroxham 8 miles
  • Norwich 15 miles
  • Great Yarmouth 17 miles

The market town of Stalham, with its high street with a good range of shops and eateries, is a typical North Norfolk town. There is a small market which comes to the town on Tuesdays and a farmers’ market on every other Saturday, as well as regular sales in the town hall. Stalham is one of the major starting points of Norfolk Broads boating holidays and a museum to give you an insight in to the Broadland environment is a must. Just a few miles inland from fantastic beaches, this is a perfect base for exploring the Norfolk Broads and coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas