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A Recently Converted Heavy Horse Barn In The Heart Of The Norfolk Broads



Updated: 18-Aug-2016
Barn in Neatishead, Nr. Norwich, North Norfolk, England - Rural Idyll With Farm Walks, Boat, Cycle And Canoe Hire Locally, Norwich And Beaches Nearby

Prince's Barn is a thatched newly converted former heavy horse barn and named after one of the last working horses on the farm. It has it's own patio garden with a pond and paddock adjacent, sitting on the edge of the traditional farm buildings. Step out of the barn onto the farm walks connected to two nature reserves, cyclists, walkers and bird watchers will enjoy the tracks, quiet lanes and rich wildlife. An ideal destination for families, including grandparents, peaceful but within easy reach of the Broads rivers, beaches, BeWILDerwood adventure park, Wroxham Barns crafts, junior farm and fairground, Hoveton Hall gardens and How Hill House. Downstairs bedrooms and shower rooms, linen provided (no beach towels) high chair,baby monitor and travel cot, but no linen is provided for the cot.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We have lived on the farm, which has been in the family for over 100 years, for 30 years. It is an arable farm with grass for our Holstein heifers and beef cattle. Our home Neatishead Hall is Grade 2 listed and forms part of the traditional range of buildings, one of which we have converted into Prince's Barn. The conversion was a labour of love by ourselves and the team who worked with us, creating what we believe to be an exceptional holiday home. We love Norfolk, walking with our dog 'Tottie' and the wildlife of the Broads, closely followed by staying on a farm and walking in the Yorkshire Dales. We have a tradition of welcoming visitors or groups to share in the enjoyment and experience of the farm and the area, ranging from local school children to parties of overseas visitors.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much - the barn is lovely and very well equipped for a family. We are particularly grateful for the time you spent showing the children (and us!) the farm & animals. I'm sure it is a memory that will stay with them.

Fiona and family - June 2013

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful barn. It really has helped make this the most amazing wedding experience imaginable!

Leigh and Liz - July 2013

A beautiful house with everything we needed, one of the best we've stayed in! A great base to explore the area. Highlights have included Norwich Cathedral, Holkham Hall, motor boating from Waxham and canoeing up the Dilham canal from Wayford Bridge.The Radar Museum down the road is also worth a visit. Thanks very much for the chocolate cake it went down a storm!

The Evans family - August 2013

Thank you for making my Mum's 70th birthday weekend so special. What a lovely place to stay. We did not want to leave and will be back.

The Sheringham family - Dec 2013
Mar 2013
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning Barn conversion... Top Quality...

  • 5 of 5

Norfolk... In the Winter... Not my ideal location for a few days away I'll admit... The idea was to hide for a few days over my 50th birthday with my wife and dog...

Wow... that soon changed... Hadn't expected the quality accommodation when we arrived, nor the surprise 50th birthday cake our hostess had baked me knowing the reason for my few days away....

In the middle of nowhere, the barn and farm were fantastic & quiet (think we saw 1 car drive past the entire stay)... Our dog loved walking round the farm grounds and the nearby beaches.... If you haven't walked on our white sand beaches of Norfolk under clear blue windy winter skies you haven't lived !!!

We all loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone that will listen... We certainly plan to head back again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity in our hidden gem in Broadland Norfolk, especially the walks around the farm and local beaches with your dog. A beautiful county to visit even in the winter months with much to offer. Thank you.
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Fantastic Norfolk Broads Barn

  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely barn conversion for a truly lovely family holiday.

I stayed here with my wife, parents, brother and sister-in-law and their two children (aged 3 & 1). We had a fantastic time. The barn has been beautifully converted from an old barn/stable building. It comfortably held the 8 of us and made a great base for a trip to the broads.

The owners live next door (about 200yrds away) on the farm. They were friendly and helpful, even greeting us with a very nice chocolate cake on arrival.

The barn is about a mile from Horning and Nettishead, but with a car is very well located for visiting the coast, the broads, Bewilderwood or Norwich.

I can't recommend Prince's barn enough, and look forward to another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Prince's Barn. The barn is very spacious, beautifully presented and equipped to a high standard throughout, making it a truly lovely place to stay (rain or shine!) for all 3 generations in our party. The location is superb - so easy to get to places like Wroxham Barns, Horning (for boat trips), Bewilderwood just down the road, and to the coast. We also simply enjoyed being somewhere so quiet and peaceful where the children could ride bicycles, see and hear wildlife and run around in the field. Thank you to Frances and Louis for being so welcoming and helpful. We didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sara for your kind words and recommendations. We are pleased you all enjoyed your holiday at Prince's Barn. It is also suitable for 2/3 visitors who can enjoy staying in the ground floor accommodation only which has all the facilities available on one level, ideal for the less mobile.
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Idyllic rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were two families staying in Princes Barn (4 adults, 3 children, 1 baby) and found there was ample space (most importantly, bathroom space) for all of us.

When we left, we all agreed that this was quite possibly the nicest place we had ever stayed. The accommodation is extremely comfortable, good quality and well looked after. The kitchen is fully equipped - we lacked nothing.

The location is rural and wonderfully quiet, meaning we saw deer wandering in the garden at night, and hares crossing the fields, but equally we found plenty to do nearby. There is TONNES of space for children to play, easy walking around the area, Bewilderwood, Norwich - even the sea, if you're prepared for a little drive.

But most important was the warmth of welcome we had from Frances and Louis, who shared their time and knowledge so generously. Our boys were blown away with the chance to ride on the bale loader, cross the fields in the Landrover, feed the cows, and see the wildlife - even the contents of a barn owl pellet!

We really couldn't have wished for a better experience - thank you Louis and Frances!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth we enjoyed meeting you and showing everyone around the farm. It is very rewarding for us to hear how much you appreciated the experience of staying in Prince's Barn, converting and furnishing the Barn has been a labour of love for both of us. All our guests have commented on the wide range of attractions and things to do locally, well done to you for experiencing so much during your weeks stay. We hope to see again at sometime in the future, thank you for your kind comments. Frances and Louis
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From the Owner

We are fortunate the property has been owned by the family for three generations. There is much to admire about our location, we sit between the historical 'fine' city of Norwich and the sandy beaches of the east coast, in the midst of the most attractive part of the northern Norfolk Broads. The barn's location creates an impression of a quiet backwater with the River Ant as a boundary. However, it is only 12 miles from Norwich, 3 miles to Wroxham and 8 miles to the coast. This allows ease of access to tourist attractions and a peaceful setting for your accommodation providing you with the best of both worlds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : White Horse Neatishead at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Sprowston Manor at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Wroxham & Hoveton at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bure River Cottage Restaurant, Horning at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Eccles, Happisburgh,Waxham at 10 Miles Car: necessary


The sandy beaches of Happisburgh,Sea Palling and Waxham are 30 minutes away by car. Further away there are the beautiful beaches of North Norfolk, eg Holkham and Wells.

The Norfolk coast provides many attractions including, watersports, walking, bird and seal watching.


Norwich International Airport 12 miles, Norwich Rail Station 12 miles, Wroxham Rail Station 3 miles. The rural location makes a car essential to explore the area and it's attractions.


Horning village 1 mile, Neatishead village 1 mile, Wroxham 3 miles, Norwich 12 miles. Sandy beaches 8 miles.

BeWILDerwood-The Curious Treehouse Adventure 1.5 miles. RAF Air Defence Radar Museum 0.5 mile. Wroxham Barns 3 miles. Boat, canoe and cycle hire 1-3 miles.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 30
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 31
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 32
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit and £100 refundable damage deposit is required before a booking can be confirmed. Up to two pets are welcome (at owners discretion), the pet charge is £25/pet/week or short break. Payment balances to be paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of rental, holidays booked less than 8 weeks prior to rental commences are to be paid in full at time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is 4 pm and departure is 10 am, the changeover day is Friday. 7 day bookings will be from Friday to Friday. Short breaks will be from Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday when available.

Notes on prices:
There is an additional charge of £25 per dog per week (max two dogs) please contact owner. There are short breaks available outside school holidays from Monday to Friday, Friday to Monday. Please contact owner for availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

The farm has a Countryside Stewardship Scheme in place to encourage and support wildlife, part of this is the provision of footpaths. Visitors can step out of the barn onto farm walks which are connected to two nature reserves, maps for circular walks are provided. Walking the dog, bird watching or a spring board to longer walks are all catered for. Nearby, boats, cycles and canoes can be hired, to accommodate outdoor activities a cycle store and boot drying room are provided.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor wet room with wheelchair access, wash basin and wc. Ground floor en-suite shower, wc and basin with double bedroom. First floor, family bathroom, a pea shaped bath/shower with wc and basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor, 1 Superking which can be converted to twin beds with an en-suite shower, wc and basin. It has Sky TV, with DVD. Ground floor 1 single bedroom suitable for a guest with low mobility. First floor, 2 Kingsize double bedrooms.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a no smoking property. Underfloor heating on the ground floor. Travelling cot, high chair and baby monitor are available. It has been accredited with the Visit England 4 Star Gold award. It is inspected annually to adhere to the high quality holiday accommodation specifications. There are some DVD'S, books, games, guide books, maps and local information leaflets available. Up to 2 well behaved pets allowed by prior arrangement, not allowed upstairs or on furniture please. Outside: Private enclosed patio garden with BBQ and table/seating for 8. A secure cycle store and wet boot and clothing drying room is available. To the side of the property is the old horse pond and grassy area (take care with children) and a grass paddock. There is ample parking adjacent to the barn, on concrete, for 4 vehicles, there are plenty of places to walk pets on the farm. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, bath and hand towels included (no beach towels). No linen is provided for the cot. Linen and towels will be changed between rentals. Other: There is a freezer in the large storage cupboard in the hall.

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