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Beautifully Converted and Spacious Family Barn with Panoramic Views and Hot Tub

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Six-bedroom Family Barn in Lovely Rural Location Near Villages, Historic Towns and Tourist Attractions, near Diss, Norfolk

Church Farm Barn is a wonderful place to get together with family and friends - whether for a memorable celebration, a restful break or an exciting holiday. Set down a quiet country lane with panoramic views, Church Farm Barn is spacious, comfortable and full of character features. At the centre of Barn is a wonderful open plan hall, sitting, kitchen and dining area which provides a great space for milling around, playing, chatting cooking and, of course, eating! French doors lead from here out into the private garden and patio area, with six person hot tub, barbecue and toddler play area. There is also a spacious main lounge which is a great place to relax together, play games and watch the 65" Smart TV. The upstairs games area includes a football table. The bedrooms each have their own personality and there are four bath/shower rooms and a downstairs wc. Several villages are nearby, the historic market towns of Diss, Wymondham and Attleborough are close, with Norwich, the Broads, Thetford Forest and the Norfolk and Suffolk coast easily accessible. We specialise exclusively in families, groups with children and groups of over 50s.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'The perfect house for this amazing weekend. We were impressed from the moment we stepped in and impressed throughout as well. A beautiful house that we will always remember'.

'Fabulous weekend had by all, lovely accommodation and ideal for large parties...a smashing time'.

'It has been a wonderful week, and time has slipped away too quickly. The hospitality has been first class and we would all love to come again'.
May 2012
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8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Leamington Spa
5

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend Church Farm Barn - we think it is one of the best barn/cottages we have rented. It is very spacious which is needed when there are 6 adults, 7 kids and a dog! It meant everyone could have their own space if needed and the kids could play without bothering the adults! The kitchen was well equipped which is useful when you are cooking for so many and there are lots of home comforts. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub!

We visited Banham Zoo and Thetford Forest which all the kids thoroughly enjoyed. The location is quite remote so there are no local pubs/restaurants within walking distance. We went into Banham or Diss for those. We enjoyed several dog walks from the barn though. Will definitely be recommending to everyone we know.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Barn

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated our Ruby wedding anniversary with three daughters and their families and couldn't have asked for a better venue. The Barn was warm, comfortable and child friendly. The owner was very helpful with my many requests prior to and after booking and http://www.florentina-events.com did a brilliant celebratory meal at the barn for us. Nearby Bressingham steam railway and Banham Zoo were both hits with little people. We were 8 adults, 4 children and 2 infants and never felt on top of each other. Hot tub was lovely too just one negative, and it's a very small one, would have been good to have plastic plate etc for the children but otherwise the kitchen was very well equipped. Thank you from us all.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your special weekend! Thanks also for the feedback about children's plates etc, it is very useful to know and we have now put some in the kitchen.
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United Kingdom
5

Brilliant location for mum's 70th!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in a barn that really suited our needs. A family gathering with ages from 9yrs to 73yrs!! It was spacious and had everything we needed even down to bunting and birthday banners! A great location for Banham Zoo, which is great for all the family.

The owners are friendly and extremely helpful when booking and when we were there.

Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family get together!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic weekend staying at Church Farm Barn. We were looking for a spacious property that would accommodate a family of 11 and 4 dogs - Church Farm Barn suited our requirements perfectly. There was plenty of space, a fabulous open plan kitchen/reception/dining room and a large, comfortable lounge. The hot tub was a huge hit with the younger members of the family! We were made to feel very welcome during our stay and would definitely look to stay again if we were visiting Norfolk in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had struggled to find somewhere that would take 12 people as a base for our son's wedding in Norfolk - and dog-friendly too. Then we found Church Farm Barn. The barn is beautiful, well designed and well equipped. It has been lovingly restored with just the right mix of old with the new. The owners, Tracey and Keith were very friendly and very helpful (thanks again, Tracey, for your kindness and consideration with Mollie). There is lots of space, so you were never under other people's feet. No downside, really - except for the poor mobile phone reception when we needed to contact someone with directions! But the good Wifi connection solved that problem.

I would recommend this property for larger groups and would love to have the opportunity to book it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Suffolk
5

Splendid Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful Christmas in this lovely converted barn. Lots of space for our big party, so was ideal for Christmas. We loved the hot tub outside and the barn was lovely and warm. Was pretty well equipped - we had room for our 20lb turkey in the oven. Plenty of fridge and freezer space. We especially liked having the different break out areas so we could all find some quiet time, and having the open plan kitchen with seating nearby made cooking so much more fun. The owners were very helpful and nice, and even decorated a Christmas tree before we arrived. Location is a bit remote, although Diss is very close for shopping. We loved being able to take our dog, but missed any good walks directly from the barn, so usually drove to Thetford to walk her there. Definitely would recommend this barn!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Gwen, it was lovely to meet you all and we are really glad you had a wonderful Christmas at the Barn. Thanks too for your comments about walks - you have prompted us to realise that we could provide much better information about local places to walk. We too often find the lure of Thetford Forest irresistible :) but there are also lovely closer walks, including some from the door, which we think it would be good to include in our guest information. Hope you all have a great 2014!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Several parts of the Norfolk and Suffolk coast are accessible in just over an hour by car.

Travel:

Use of car is essential, although several villages can be accessed on foot or bicycle. Norwich and Stansted are the nearest airports.

Distances:

There are several villages within a couple of miles, including local shops, pubs and restaurants. The historic market towns of Diss, Wymondham and Attleborough are a short drive away, as is Snetterton motor racing circuit. Norwich is about 15 miles away, with the Broads, Cambridge, Ely and Bury St. Edmunds all within easy reach.

Further Details:

There are a host of tourist attractions nearby, including Banham Zoo, Bressingham Steam and Gardens, England's only whisky distillery, Thetford Forest (with a range of outdoor pursuits), Whittlingham Broad (sailing) and walking, cycling, angling, horse riding, and private swimming pools all easily accessible.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
December Weekend
9 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£895
 
 
Pre Christmas Weekend
16 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£895
 
 
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,895
 
 
New Year 2017
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,795
 
 
Winter Weekends
6 Jan 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£930
for 3 nights
From
£310
 
 
February Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
 
 
Spring Weekends
3 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 3 nights
From
£340
 
 
Easter Holidays Week 1
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
 
 
Easter Holidays Week 2
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
 
 
May Half Term Week
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
8 night minimum stay
£1,895
 
 
Summer Weekends
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 3 nights
From
£365
 
 
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Late Summer Break
1 Sep 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
 
 
Autumn Weekends
8 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
 
 
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
 
 
Winter Weekends
27 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£930
for 3 nights
From
£310
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£885
for 3 nights
From
£295
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £175

Please contact us for an individual quote or with any questions. Watch out for our seasonal special offers - currently weekends in early spring (late Feb/March) are on offer for £770. Dogs and children most welcome. Arrival from 4pm, departure by 6pm on Sunday or 10am other days. A security deposit of £175 is payable before arrival and refunded within seven days of your departure provided there is no damage or exceptional cleaning required. Please note we specialise in family gatherings and do not accept hen, stag or all adult groups.

Please contact us for an individual quote as these rates are illustrative only. We offer weekends all year round from £895 and will often offer three nights for the price of two at weekends. Look out for our occasional special offers. Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.
A deposit of 25% of the total fee is payable to secure the booking, balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suites to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 all with double shower, wc and basin Family bathroom with bath, shower over, wc and basin Downstairs wc

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with king-size bed and en-suite shower room Bed 2 with double bed and en-suite shower room Bed 3 with double bed and en-suite shower room Bed 4 with two single beds Bed 5 (downstairs) with double bed Bed 6 (downstairs) with two single beds

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We now specialise exclusively in groups with children and family gatherings. Pets also welcome, especially dogs of all shapes and sizes (£25 each). No smoking please. The Barn adjoins the owners' home. Outside: There is a private enclosed garden with a patio, garden tables and chairs for 12, a barbecue and a six person hot tub. Utility Room: Sink, washing machine, coat rack, ironing board, iron, hoover and additional work space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided, plus one hand towel and one bath towel per guest. Tea towels are provided in the kitchen, with hand towels for the kitchen and downstairs wc. Other: Spacious dining room with large oak table and comfortable seating for 12. For smaller parties the table can be split and seating rearranged as needed. Entrance porch with rocking chair and panoramic views. Open plan entrance hall.

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