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Four Cottages In peaceful village location, 200 metres from Rockland Broad - The Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

The Barn is an old single storey brick and flint building with a large wooden clad extension. Although the old part retains lots of its original character, it has all the modern comforts you would expect with wooden floors, double glazing and full central heating. The lounge/kitchen/diner has a vaulted ceiling with beams and velux windows and gives the space an airy and light feeling. It has a comfortable seating area with two leather sofas, tables, sideboard and 32" TV/ DVD with freeview. The larger bedroom has a zip & link king size bed which can be presented as twin beds on request and a large built in wardrobe. The second bedroom has a double zip & link bed which can also be presented as twin beds. This room contains a smaller built in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The compact bathroom contains newly fitted bathroom suite with L shaped shower-bath, featuring high and low shower fitting.

The French doors lead to the patio area and fully fenced garden suitable for dogs.

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About the property


Situated on the Wherrymans Way footpath, within easy walking distance of Wheatfen Nature reserve and the RSPB Reserve at Rockland Broad, the cottages are perfectly placed to enjoy the delights of the countryside and the wildlife which this lovely habitat sustains. A perfect location for walking, cycling, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, boating or just relaxing. Each cottage is entirely self-contained with private gardens, however all cottages can be booked together for those special occasions with family or friends.We are located a few miles from the city of Norwich and within easy reach of the coastal resorts of Norfolk and Suffolk. Visit the picturesque county towns, the winding country lanes, the village pubs, Stately homes and gardens, historic sites and museums, they are all worth exploring. There is plenty to do for old or young.

Pia Saunders
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2018

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Booking Notes:
A 40% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance due 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is between 4pm and 7pm. If you need to arrive outside these times, please let us know, and we will try to be as flexible as possible. Departure time is by 10am.

Short break changeover days are flexible.


Accommodation and facilities for The Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)in Norwich in Rockland St. Mary

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Each cottage has its own individual style and attractions, but we provide the same level of comfort and facilities in whichever one you choose. In addition to full-week letting, all three cottages are available - outside the high season - for weekdays-only or weekend-only lets, and may be bookable at short notice throughout the year. They now all feature: *A private area for each cottage with garden furniture, barbecue and outdoor drying facilities; *Full central heating and double glazing for year round comfort; *Kitchens with oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave; *Hotel quality beds and modern furniture; *Towels and bedding provided, plus bathrobes and slippers for all adults; *Free wifi; *Television with freeview and DVD player; *DVDs, Books, Games and Puzzles; *Washing machine and tumble dryer for shared use *Parking for up to two cars. On arrival, you will find in your cottage a "welcome basket" of essentials, including a bottle of wine! Outside: The cottages are set around the one acre garden of Oxnead House, a C19th farmhouse.The Stable and Barn are by the entrance to the property, either side of the driveway. The Lodge and Dairy are attached to the main house but both face away towards their own private gardens, so that they are not overlooked. Each cottage has their own, fully fenced, private garden with patio area, lawn and flower beds with table and chairs, barbecue and outdoor drying facilities. The main gardens consist of lawned areas with fruit trees and a play area for smaller children that has swings and a slide, playhouse and sand table. Outdoor toys and games that can be played on the lawns are provided. For older children, the village play park is only 100 yards away with a football pitch, and larger swings, slides, climbing frames and cycle tracks.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

The details about the accommodation and directions on finding the house were all very clear.

The Barn was very comfortable and ideal for our stay.The facilities were very good particularly the kitchen equipment. The patio and garden were a bonus for us with the beautiful weather especially as we had dogs with us.

The area is very beautiful with lots of lovely walks.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at the Barn. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and the facilities at Oxnead Holiday Cottages, and the surrounding countryside.
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Beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the country

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in The Barn which was absolutely perfect for our needs. Everything was clean and well presented and the owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming. Lots of little extras made it really lovely like locally made toiletries, milk ,bread and jam, tea, coffee and wine waiting for us in the kitchen. We took our dog Willow and we were shown where we could get clean towels and blankets for her as well as having a tin bath available for the muddier walks!

The cottage was warm, tidy and cosy with a fully fenced garden to keep the dog from chasing the chickens and ducks. Lots of lovely walks in the area as the cottage is within easy reach of the Wherrymans Way footpath, a dog friendly pub just down the road and fab fish and chips from the van in the village.

Not too far from Norwich for the fantastic cathedral (also dog friendly!) and fantastic old buildings and historical interest as well as supermarkets and high street stores. Well worth a visit and we cannot thank Pia and Ian enough for their hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for coming to stay at the Barn, and for taking the time to leave your kind review. We love welcoming guests to Oxnead and this beautiful unspoilt part of Norfolk. Knowing that you enjoyed your time here, as well as the comfort of the cottage, is the icing on the cake. We do hope to see you again some time in the future.
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Car: necessary


The coastal resorts of both Norfolk and Suffolk are easily accessible from Oxnead House. Within a one hour drive there are 5 blue flag beaches including Cromer and Southwold and 6 beaches of higher quality bathing that include the sandy beaches of Norfolk's east coast.


Although Rockland St Mary is serviced by a regular bus route, it is advisable that all guests should have a car. The nearest train station is in Norwich (7 1/2 miles). Norwich airport (12 1/2 miles) London Stanstead (89 miles) London Luton (106 miles). Harwich ferry terminal (76 miles) are the closest international gateways. Dover ferry terminal is a 3 hour drive away.


Oxnead House is situated at one end of the village, 200 yards from Rockland Staithe and the New Inn. The village shop and post office which supplies a good range of products is a 12 minute walk away. The next village that can be reached by foot along the Wherrymans way is Surlingham with two pubs and a shop. Loddon which is 12 minutes away by car has a range of pubs, restaurants and shops.

Further Details:

Here at Oxnead House we are privileged to be positioned close enough to the Suffolk border and with easy access to Norwich’s southern bypass that a surprisingly large number of the main tourist attractions of both counties are within an hour’s drive.

Stately homes and gardens, churches, abbeys and cathedrals, castles and forts. Blue flag beaches, amusement parks, adventure parks, zoos, steam railways, museums and galleries. Shopping and exploring in Norwich and the county towns. Cinemas and theatres, the fun of the fair, the end of the pier. Leisurely drives through the rolling countryside, cycle paths and nature rambles, fishing, boating, photography. Good food in the plentiful restaurants, drinks by the river… so much to see and do, you’ll never be bored.