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Converted Nineteenth Century Barns With Panoramic Views Over Open Countryside - Woodpecker Barn, Sleeps 8+2 (4 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Woodpecker Barn, Sleeps 8+2 (4 Bedrooms)


Enter Woodpecker via stable doors to the walled garden and via another stable door to the spacious living area. Here you will find large flat screen TV/freeview & DVD. 3 Large comfortable sofas (1 of which is a sofa bed). A log burner for cozy winter evenings. Off the living area is: a en-suite double bedroom with zip/link option beds, stairs leading to two en-suite double bedrooms with king size 4 poster style beds, and through the door leading to a very large, well equipped kitchen. There is an american style upright fridge freezer, dining table and 10 chairs, microwave, range cooker, dishwasher & washer/dryer. Following through the kitchen there is a separate WC and the 4th en-suite double bedroom with zip/link option beds. Woodpecker also has an enclosed rear courtyard off the kitchen with washing line and external gate. Also situated in the gardens through the summer are table and chairs to seat 10 a

About the property



There are 3 adjoining pet friendly barns which have been sympathetically converted to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation. We provide free wifi, oil fired central heating, range cookers, enclosed and private walled gardens, private parking and built-in barbecues. There are no steps to get into the properties and some double en-suite rooms on the ground floors for those who may struggle with steps. We are happy for pet owners to walk their dogs on leads around the farm where there are great opportunities for bird watching. The barns are situated on the farm itself with views over open countryside and the lovely Sculthorpe Church on the driveway.

Tony Pointer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Tony Pointer

I am Tony Pointer, farmer and now self catering accommodation owner aswell. After transfering the old grain barns and pig yards into my name in 2007, it has been my task to make these barns into the accommodation that our own family would be happy to stay in, and i think with my wifes help we have succeeded. I also enjoy meeting all those that stay in the barns and taking on their comments about the barns, which fill me with the confidence that we have got most things right(if not always the weather!).

Tony Pointer purchased this barn in 2007

Why Tony Pointer chose Fakenham

Having been born and brought up,and being the third generation on this family run farm, it was my ambition to convert these old barns which were starting to fall down. I felt that entertaining people instead of mucking out pigs was a better option for the future after going through the difficulties brought on by foot and mouth twice and swine flu outbreaks in the countryside.

There are so many lovely things about the North Norfolk coast that i find it hard to tear myself away from this area, and i hope those that stay here will take home some life long memories.

What makes this barn unique

These barns are built so that each barn can contain each family seperately, but also if all barns are booked together the people staying can enjoy the group feeling, as we can hire out marquees and bouncy castles especially for the warm weather periods.

There is ample parking space and a large grassed area at the end of the barn for all to play on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful Barns and the best equipped in Norfolk.

We will be singing your praises.
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for Woodpecker Barn, Sleeps 8+2 (4 Bedrooms)in Fakenham in Sculthorpe

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Zip/Link Option & En-Suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Zip/Link Option & En-Suite
  • In all bedrooms there are flat-screen TV's. Some En-Suites are wet rooms and some with shower over baths.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All barns offer the option to use a sofa bed and/or a z bed ideal for younger children - this can easily be added to any of the larger rooms. Outside: All barns have an enclosed lawned walled garden with built in BBQs. Patio areas are equipped with garden table with parasol & chairs in the warmer months.


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Woodpecker Barn, Sleeps 8+2 (4 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Lovely place and excellent service

  • 5 of 5

Really nicely converted barn, clean and tidy, with excellent facilities for 4 couples and dogs! The welcome pack was a lovely touch too!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Kings Lynn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

On the estate there are pathways which we recommend if guests wish to take walks.