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A Modern, Spacious Cottage On The Norfolk Broads Sourrounded By Open Countryside

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Updated: 07-Nov-2016
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Stokesby, Norfolk Broads, England, UK - A Peaceful, Rural Location On The Outskirts Of The Delightful Village Of Stokesby

The Old Pig Barn is a four star, one-bedroom cottage built on the foundations of the original pig barns standing in the grounds of The Homestead in Stokesby. The Old Pig Barn is on a single level and sleeps two in a double bedroom with a double sofa bed available in the lounge. The cottage has been furnished and decorated to a high standard; it provides modern coordinated accommodation within a traditional setting. The cottage also benefits from a large selection of the Owners' art collection. All rooms have high ceilings and wood flooring throughout. The main living area is open plan with a modern well fitted kitchen. The Old Pig Barn has stunning views over the grounds of The Homestead including the adjoining day ticket fishery and the open farmland around. The cottage is adjacent to the owners' own day ticket fishery, well stocked with carp and tench.

Recent changes by Owners Direct to the format of the availability calendar provided by this website make it almost unintelligible (to both owners and potential renters). If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. Please note any prices for your short stays will be confirmed by me to you in an email and are not based on the Owners Direct calculations.

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About the Owner

Andy Jameson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
7 November, 2016

About Andy Jameson

Awaiting profille

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

The Old Pig Barn is a charming well equipped cottage, set in quiet and peaceful surroundings. It is clean and very well maintained.

It is in easy reach of many coastal resorts, and the Norfolk Broads, as well as being within lovely countryside and pretty villages.

The owners are friendly and helpful, and will provide new laid free range eggs upon request and at a reasonable price, as well as vegetables during the summer months.

A few minutes walk away is the small village of Stokesby, which has a shop for essentials, and a cafe/tea room, which provides good plain home cooked meals. Adjacent to this is the "Ferry Boat Inn" which also provides typical "pub grub" though a little pricey. It is right alongside the river, and you can watch the boats going past or mooring, which is interesting and relaxing, especially in good weather.

A short drive away is the small town of Acle, which boasts a Budgens and Co-op supermarket for the larger shopping trip, as well as sundry other shops and restaurants.

The site also has a well-stocked fishing lake for the keen anglers, and fishing is free for visitors staying at the Old Pig Barn.

All in all, we had a lovely weeks visit, doing as little or as much as we wished to do. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone, and we are planning a return visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ferry Inn at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Acle at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ferry Inn at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Caister or Great Yarmouth at 8 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The cottage overlooks the locally well-regarded day ticket Mill Road Fishery, also run by the owners. The lake is well stocked with carp, tench and rudd. The carp run to almost 20lb, with plenty of double figure fish. The lake is open 12 months of the year. It has its own dedicated web site with hints, tips and latest news.


The wide open sandy beaches of Great Yarmouth are less than 10 miles by car. A train service also runs from Acle.


The Old Pig Barn is on the outskirts of the delightful village of Stokesby. Within 5 minutes walking distance is the Ferry pub/restaurant and the Riverside Tea Rooms. Two miles away is Acle – The Gateway to the Broads - with supermarkets, pharmacy and butchers, weekly market and country auction as well as a pub and several restaurants.

Further Details:

Eight miles away is Great Yarmouth with its beaches and many museums and attractions to visit including the race course and harbour. The Old Pig Barn affords easy access to all parts of the Norfolk Broads where you can explore the network of natural waterways, with Wroxham, Stalham and Horning all within a twenty minute drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please note the Old Pig Barn is unsuitable for children under 12 due to the proximity of the lake. We do not accept pets. Rental prices are fully inclusive. 25% deposit payable on acceptance of booking. Full rental if booked within 6 weeks of stay. Please contact us for short term break availability and pricing, we may be able to meet your specific requirements. Additional fuel for the wood burner is available to purchase from the owners.

Changeover Day:
Bookings start and finish on Saturdays. Long term rental arrangements will be considered, please contact the owners. Also contact us for short term break availability and pricing, we may be able to meet your specific requirements.

Rental prices are fully inclusive of electricity, logs, linen and towels. 25% deposit payable on acceptance of booking. Full rental if booked within 6 weeks of stay. Please contact us for short or long term break availability and pricing, we may be able to meet your specific requirements.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Fully refurbished for 2016
  • The bathroom is refurbished for 2016 and is ¾ tiled, with a modern suite including a walk in electric shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 in one double bedroom. A bed settee in the lounge provides for additional, occasional sleeping. Notes on bedrooms: The spacious bedroom includes a comfortable, new double bed and plenty of wardrobe and drawer storage. Two large windows provide views over open countryside.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is warmed with electric panel heating with separate thermostatic valves in each room. There is also a multi fuel wood burner - a supply of logs and kindling are provided free. A welcome pack with local produce is provided on arrival. The owners, Janet Duncan and Andy Jameson live in the adjacent thatched house and are always available to assist with any of your requirements. Outside: The cottage has its own private garden and table and chairs are provided to enjoy views over the open countryside. There is a separate access to the Old Pig Barn which leads to car parking for up to 3 cars immediately adjacent to the cottage with security lighting. There is access to a shed in which to store the BBQ and for guests to store fishing tackle, walking gear etc. Guests also have access to the Owners' 4 acre wildlife haven. Adjacent to the cottage is the well regarded Mill Road Fishery. The lake, run by the owners, is well stocked with carp and tench and provides all year round sport. Towels and linen are included.

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