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Luxury Contemporary Barn Conversions 10 minutes walk from beach - Eco Barn



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Converted Barns in Winterton-on-sea, Norfolk, England - 10 Minutes Walk From Stunning Sandy Beach & Fantastic Village Pub

Stylish converted Barns on the edge of lovely sea side village. The Eco barn sleeps 8 plus infants in 4 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Huge open plan living, dining and kitchen. Vaulted ceilings, wood burner, under floor heating, balcony to view sunsets across fields with south facing court yard garden. Hay Barn sleeps 2 in a single story barn conversion, with double bedroom, modern open plan living/kitchen and dining space and shower room with outside seating. Both barns have underfloor heating and guests can access paddocks and games barn, with table tennis and pool and free wi-fi. Around ten minutes walk from amazing sandy beach and friendly owners on hand to help next door. Selection of baby and toddler toys and equipment available. Watch the Shetland ponies have their tea and from summer 2014 collect eggs from free range chickens and collect veg from our kitchen garden.

Details for holiday barn Eco Barn, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms

Bedroom 1 king size bed, Bedroom 2 super king size bed/twin en suite bathroom, Bedroom 3 super king size bed/twin en suite bathroom, Bedroom 4 twin beds.

Family bathroom with bath, wc, separate shower and basin. En suites to bedroom 2 and 3 shower, wc and basin. Wet room with walk in shower, wc and basin.

Open plan kitchen overlooking dining and living area, with breakfast bar. Designed with group catering mind it is fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, range oven, microwave and quality utensils.

Large utility/boot room with fridge freezer, washing machine, sink, room for coasts and shoes, buggy etc.

Huge open plan living, kitchen and dining area with vaulted ceilings

Large open plan living space with seating for 8 around a wood burning stove. 42" flat screen TV, home cinema with Ipod docking station, selection of DVDs, book library and board games.

Dining area seating for 8 around large table, Bi-fold doors open courtyard garden

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Neil, Emma, Hannah, Eva and Bernie the dog. We are the Punchard family and we would love to welcome you to our barn. We live in the farm house next door to the barn. Neil grew up on The Broads in the 1980’s and spent happy summers fishing and exploring the area. His career now involves protecting the environment. Emma is a committed environmentalist and local food champion with a love of the outdoors. After 20 years living in London and Bristol we decided to return to Neil’s home to bring up our family and start a business; one where we can share our love and knowledge of the area and its wildlife, beauty spots and local ale! We bought the farm in early 2012 and started the barn conversion in February 2013.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fabulous conversion in a modern style but in keeping with the traditional barn. A comfortable stay in very spacious rooms. We loved the under floor heating when the temperature dropped. Had some lovely visits to the beautiful local beach - warm and sunny in October! Oh, and some delicious fresh fish from a nearby fishmonger, not to mention the friendly hosts! — Jenny, Rob and Emily, 07 Oct 2013

"An amazing 'wedding fortnight! The Mill Farm Eco Barn was ready.... ready... with a truly warm welcome to receive the bride, her parents & family, a flutter of bridesmaids and a baby. There has been space to entertain, to relax, and prepare for a wedding.

There has been joy, laughter, plenty of emotion and so much support from Emma and Neil and the children. Thank you so much for a warmth and care you have shown us all.

" — Rob, Beth, Kate Lincoln and Exeter, 02 Oct 2013
Oct 2013
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


What a fantastic place.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this Eco barn as a surprise for my mums 60th birthday. We as a family wanted somewhere for us all to stay and enjoy family time together while enjoying being near to the beach. We were all very impressed with the Eco Barn, it is beautiful. Emma and Neil were very friendly and welcoming, they even made us a cake and some home made jam which was lovely.

The Barn was very clean and was equipped with every thing we could possibly need and much more. The swing chair in the lounge was a hit with all the family, the under floor heating was lovely on the feet and my boys aged 5 & 8 loved spending time in the outhouse playing with the table tennis and other games in there.

We will definitely be recommending the Eco barn to friends.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Eco Barn

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to be given a surprise weekend away with my family and friends in this most wonderful barn conversion. With 3 very large double bedrooms, 2 on suite, as well as a large twin room and 2 other bathrooms, the accommodation was out of this world!

It has been beautifully renovated to offer an open plan downstairs area, with dining area, kitchen and double height lounge area. Lots of oak, a high quality fitted kitchen, awoodburner

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having you for your surprise Birthday weekend. All the best Emma
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Amazing barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

The Eco barn is stunning! We stayed here for Christmas with our family and couldn't have picked a better property or location. The size and quality of the barn is outstanding. We were able to walk to the beach to see the seals and were pleased how dog friendly the area was. The local pubs were friendly and close by as were the village shops which had a great range. We didn't want to leave and will certainly return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having your family for Christmas and of course we would love to have you back! All the best Emma and Neil
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Great location, spotlessly clean

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for our family celebration, the beach and the local pub easily within walking distance. The house itself was ideal for 7 of us, and spotlessly clean, hopefully we will be returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Stay at Eco Barn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as an extended family group of 8 for a special birthday week and this place is simply excellent in every regard. Having stayed in a number of holiday cottages, this ticks all the boxes for style, quality of equipment, beds, layout, decor, cleanliness etc ... and then adds a few more on top. You then factor in things like the helpfulness of the owner, the short walks from the property onto the beach or short drives to some really great places such as the seals, water pump etc ... and you have got the perfect place. We had to visit in the school holidays but coming from Norfolk, I suspect that this place and the area would be just brilliant over the winter months as well. Thanks Neil and Emma.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a week and we had an amazing time. The barn is beautifully furnished and provides all the facilities you could need. We liked that there was an additional fridge/freezer in the boot room, and the welcome pack was a great touch. The kitchen space was outstanding, with lots of room for the whole family to get involved. We were very lucky with the weather so were able to eat most meals outside on the patio area. This receives sun most of the day, so is perfect for sun worshippers, though there is plenty to do around the area for those wishing to escape. There are some Shetland ponies on the grounds, and you can help feed them if required, plus the games room provided entertainment in the evenings.

The beach is a short walk away, and offers stunning views. The village pub also offers a great atmosphere and the food was of a high standard.

We are already looking at dates to return for next year and cannot wait to return to the area!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love it here. We have a young family and the beach, paddocks, broads and wildlife are just amazing. We live next door to the barn so are on hand to help and advise if you need us. We were awarded a grant for from the Rural Development funding for England to act as a centre of excellence for sustainable tourism.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 800 Metres Nearest Train : at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 800 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 1 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Come and see the seal colony at Horsey - amazing site with up to 600 seals and their pups (into winter months).


Local sandy beach and dunes is one of Rough Guide’s top 30 places in the World! Beach also has a fantastic cafe and nature reserve. It is 10 - 15 minutes walk or a 5 minute drive.

Seal colony at Horsey is 15 minute drive and walkable from the barn

There is a footpath to village with one main road crossing en route. Alternatively, if you’ve got lots to carry, you can drive to the beach car park where day parking is half price for our guests.


We are 10 minutes walk from an excellent pub, and local village shop and post office. There is also a fish and chip shop and great beach cafe in the village.

Further Details:

In the Eco Barn Dining area seating for 8 around large reclaimed teak dining table as well as a useful breakfast bar with 4 stools

Bi-fold doors open onto the south facing courtyard garden.

All linen included, including towels. Please bring own beach towel and cot bedding

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Seal Watching Winter Breaks
28 Oct 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year 2016
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
After Christmas
5 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb half term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter # 2
21 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We ask for £300 non refundable deposit on booking along with £200 damage deposit, which is returned to you at the end of your holiday. Balance needs to be paid by 10 weeks prior to the start of the booking period.

Changeover Day:
Our usual change over days are Fridays. Arrival is at 16:00pm and we ask you to leave by 10am. Short breaks are available from October to the end of March, apart form school holidays.

Notes on prices:
Weekly rentals are usually from Friday to Friday. Short breaks are available during low season from October to March (excluding school holidays). Check in from 4pm, check out by 10am unless otherwise agreed with the owner. Up to two dogs allowed at £15 each, sorry no puppies. Short breaks pricing: 3 nights - 70% of full rental price 4 nights - 75% of full rental price 5 nights - 80% of full rental price 6 nights - 95% of full rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

We want our guests to have a wonderful and memorable holiday so we provide a number of added extras to get the holiday off to a good start these include: a welcome hamper, stocked with seasonal goods and local treats, a starter pack of logs and kindling for the wood burner, a full range of equipment for children and babies, including stair gate, high chairs, spare pushchair and toddler and children’s toys, DVD and book library, including children’s books and DVDs, hand soap in all bathrooms

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays


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


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


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking


  • Family bathroom (upstairs) - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Lighthouse en suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Farmland en suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Wet room downstairs - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wet room.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Windmill (upstairs with family bathroon next door) - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Paddock room (downstairs, wet room next door) - 2 Single Bed
  • Farmland (downstairs, with ensuite shower) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Can be either super king or twins. Travel cot on request
  • Lighthouse room (upstairs, with en suite shower room) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Can be either super-king or 2 singles.
  • Beautiful linen and towels all provided. We have 2 travel cots available upon request. Total capacity is 8 adults and 2/3 children in cots. If party is bigger consider renting Hay Barn next door, which has 1 double and 1 sofa bed.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Brand new barn conversions, completed in September 2013 and March 2014. Completed to a high quality and contemporary and comfortable standard. Outside: The Eco Barn South facing court yard garden which has ample outdoor seating and a large outside table for al fresco dining. The Hay Barn Enclosed garden with outside seating. Children are free to play in the 'guest paddock' and collect eggs from rare breed chickens.

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