FACT FILE

EDP Norfolk - - NORFOLK HOMES -

Own­ers: James and Lisa Al­ston

Prop­erty: Ren­o­vated barn.

Built: Early 1800s as a build­ing in which to build boats.

Lo­ca­tion: Blak­eney

Bought: 2014

Moved in: 2016

Pro­fes­sions: Both own and run the fam­ily farm near Wymondham. James is also a part time prop­erty de­vel­oper of small lo­cal de­vel­op­ments.

Favourite room: The main liv­ing room. The sheer scale and height, the flints on the fireplace, the dual as­pect, a big fam­ily space.

Favourite item: Lisa says: Dad's paint­ing through­out.

Favourite in­te­ri­ors shop: Bay­field Hall An­tiques. Favourite waste of time: Look­ing out at the gar­den and wildlife, do­ing noth­ing, or climb­ing Blak­eney Hill to see the sun­set.

Favourite walk:

From Blak­eney to Wells, takes about three hours, then a beer and sand­wich at The Crown, fol­lowed by the Coast Hop­per bus back.

Favourite pub:

The An­chor at Morston.

Favourite cafe or res­tau­rant: On the view­ing ter­race of The Blak­eney Hotelfor a lunchtime snack.

Hob­bies: James: Ski­ing at Mirabel, Lisa: Ten­nis

Most mag­i­cal mo­ment in the county: Even­song at Nor­wich Cathe­dral, which we of­ten at­tend, to hear our son Ed­ward who is a cho­ris­ter there.

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