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Unique Spacious Barns with Indoor Heated Swimming Pool and Private Outdoor Space - The Cattle Sheds Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)



Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Barns in Gayton Thorpe, King's Lynn, North Norfolk, England - Peaceful Location Within Unspoilt Rural Village

Great Barn Farm is a collection of brick, flint and pantile buildings that until 2005 were used as our working farmyard. We have since spent several years renovating the barns which now offer a series of unique self contained holiday homes which can be let on their own or together. We currently have four barns available. The Tack Rooms, (1 bed, sleeps 2), The Stables (2 bed, sleeps 4 +child/cot), The Piggery ( 2 bed, sleeps 4) and The Cattle Sheds ( 5 bed, sleeps 10 +3 cots/children) The barns have been renovated with the help of award winning architect Carl Turner, from whom we have taken much inspiration. The outside of the barn has been kept looking as unconverted as possible while inside the barns are comfortable, spacious and unique. The history of the barns has been maintained while at the same time introducing modern ideas and bringing the barns into their contemporary setting. There is lots of outdoor space and the barns have access to our 1500 farm for walks, cycling and wildlife watching. The wildlife is plentiful and can often be seen from the comfort of your accommodation. All barns have underfloor heating and 3 have wood burning stoves. There are a number of 18 hole golf courses and plenty of attractions for day trips within easy reach. Each barn is available for renting by the week, mid week or long weekend depending on the time of year

Details for holiday barn The Cattle Sheds Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms), 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 5 Bathrooms

The Cattle Sheds as the name suggests was the shed where the farm cows lived until the 1970's. It has now been transformed into a wonderfully large open plan living space. Four of the five bedrooms are on the ground floor and all have stripped wooden floors, under floor heating and en-suite bathrooms. There is one large en-suite bedroom upstairs in the roof space which has a huge internal window looking through the roof trusses down into the living space below. Back downstairs you have a large modern kitchen and a massive living/dining area looking out onto the walled garden through a 14 metre continuous run of floor to ceiling glass. The living areas of the barn and garden are south facing which allows the sun to pour in all day through the huge wall of glass onto the polished concrete floor of the living areas. It is an amazing place to sit/stand/eat/cook/read/doze and just enjoy the countryside that opens up in front of you.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We are farmers and have lived in Norfolk for most of our live.

Our aim has been to take what has always been a beautiful range of farm buildings and convert them sympathetically. From the outside we want them to appear as unconverted as possible and on the inside provide very comfortable, fun, design led and unusual spaces. We like to rent houses when we go on holiday and have tried to incorporate elements of properties that have inspired us

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Activity and Interests


The lovely sandy beach at Old Hunstanton is 30 mins drive. There are plenty of other coastal villages and beaches to explore along the North Norfolk Coast from there along the coast road. Blakeney ( for crabbing and seal trips ) is 50 minutes drive (taking the direct route - not the coast road). There are a number of sailing schools along the coast running RYA courses throughout the season.


King's Lynn station is 20 minutes away by car. The journey from London King's Cross to King's Lynn is 1 hr 50 minutes.

Public transport is limited so if you are a wanting to take day trips rather than walking or cycling in the local area, a car is strongly recommended.


Nearest village: Gayton - shop and post office, pub, butchers. 2 miles

Nearest towns : Swaffham- 10 miles, King's Lynn 9 miles

Nearest cities: Ely - 34 miles Norwich - 38 miles, Cambridge 50 miles ( there is a good train service from King's Lynn to Ely and Cambridge, but not for Norwich.

Numerous places of interest:Houghton Hall (9 miles), Sandringham House (9 miles) Oxburgh Hall (16 miles), Church Farm rare breed centre (15 miles), Pensthorpe waterfowl park (20 miles) and many more.

Further Details:

Gayton Thorpe is a small hamlet. There is no shop, but there are normally eggs for sale along the road and a small village playground.

Gayton , the nearest village has a village shop and garage, two butchers, a pub, a hairdresser's and a larger playground.

King's Lynn has most major supermarkets, except for Waitrose and Co-op which are in Swaffham.

Swaffham is much smaller with independent shops, some banks, a post office and a popular market on Saturdays.

King's Lynn has most of the usual high street shops and banks and a market on Tuesdays and a small market on Saturdays.

There are cinemas and bowling in King's Lynn and Fakenham (16 miles - 30 mins) and a racecourse at Fakenham.

There are many pubs and restaurants in the local area, most within 15-20 minutes drive.

The nearest doctor surgeries are in Grimston (3.5 miles) and Great Massingham (5 miles)

West Acre 4.3 miles has a very popular small theatre which puts a variety a plays and events throughout the year.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas / New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Season
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Season
14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The barns can be booked for short breaks, or weekly depending on season. Visitors are required to pay a deposit to secure the booking. A security deposit will normally be required.
No smoking indoors or pets.
Please contact us by e-mail at holidays@greatbarnfarm.co.uk
Please see our website for availability and further details.

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover day is Friday, although other days will be considered depending on season and availability. Usual arrival time is 4pm and check out at 10am.

Notes on prices:
A deposit will be required to secure the booking. The balance of the rental fee is payable 8 weeks before the start of the rental.

Please see our website www.greatbarnfarm.co.uk for up to date availability and pricing.

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: 11-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Our immediate area is a very beautiful and quiet part of Norfolk with gently rolling farmland, ancients woodlands and wildlife filled fields and hedgerows. We feel very privileged to live in this part of Norfolk. We look forward to giving others the opportunity of experiencing how special it is.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Please note that all barns are no smoking, no pets. The wood burners are ready laid on arrival and spare logs provided. Towels and robes are provided, but please bring your own swim towels for use in the swimming pool area. Please see our website for up to date availability and pricing www.greatbarnfarm.co.uk Outside: The tack rooms and stables each have private parking and fenced private simple garden area with table and chairs and BBQ. The Piggery has a large private parking area and large simple garden area with eating area and BBQ . The Cattle Shed has a large private parking area and large south facing walled garden area with plenty of space to sit out and enjoy the sun with steps down to an eating area with table and chairs and BBQ. The swimming pool is an indoor heated pool available for use of all our guests.

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