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Comfortable barn conversion in peaceful countryside setting.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom single story barn conversion in a very quiet rural location.

Ellie and Richard welcome you to The Hairy Pigs' Rural Retreat. The barn, tucked away behind the owners' home, was converted in 2009. Initially run by Ellie as an award winning bed and breakfast, but laterly converted to letting accommodation providing very peaceful and comfortable accommodation for two. Wake to bird song each morning. There are no noisy roads nearby, just peace, quiet and tranquility. Perfect for those who enjoy walking, cycling, bird and wildlife watching or simply relaxing.

Situated in the Yare Valley, the southern side of the Norfolk Broads, close to the picturesque village of Loddon, you can spend your time here either exploring Norfolk and North Suffolk or staying local, enjoying walks on along the Wherryman's Way, Hardley Flood, Rockland and Surlingham Broads, the Ted Ellis nature reserve and local RSPB reserves.

Despite the quiet location we are very close to Norwich (15 - 20 min drive to the city centre). The Norfolk and Suffolk coasts are within easy reach and the delightful Waveney valley towns of Beccles and Bungay are less than 15 mins drive.

More Details

Owner
Elena Rockley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Elena Rockley

Ellie ran a very successful B&B but has now converted the accommodation for holiday let. She and her husband Richard used to keep Kune Kune pigs as pets. Sadly they have all gone now but the name has stuck.

Elena Rockley purchased this barn in 2006

Why Elena Rockley chose Norfolk & The Broads

We moved from Norwich because we wanted to live in the countryside. We love the area because it is rural but not far from civilisation! The river Yare is about a mile from our door and we have lovely views of the grazing marshes from our home. Otters, marsh harriers, waterfowl, chinese water deer, barn owls can all be seen on the nearby rivers, fields and marshes.

What makes this barn unique

We are ideally situated for walking along the Wherryman's Way footpath. Hardley Windmill is situated along the path and is open to the public during the summer. RSPB nature reserves are a short driving distance away.

Located in South Norfolk we are close to the county of Suffolk not far from the lovely market towns of Beccles and Bungay.

Norwich is a easy 20 minute drive. Southwold is only 40 minutes away.

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Norwich Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The White Horse
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Norwich
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The White Horse

Coast/Beach:

Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft 30 minute drive away. Southwold 45 mins.

Travel:

Norwich Airport 15 miles.

Distances:

Loddon and Chedgrave are 2 miles away. Norwich is 10 miles. Beccles is 8 miles.

Further Details:

Shops, pubs, restaurants, cafe, bank, convenience stores located at Loddon and Chedgrave.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Norwich in South Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One ensuite to bedroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with quality comfortable super king size bed which can be made into twin beds. Quality bed linen with feather duvet. Two chests of drawers, wardrobe, dressing table and floor standing mirror. Hair Dryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: No smoking. No Children. No dogs. Please note that the nearest pub is 2 miles away in Loddon and Chedgrave. This accommodation is suitable for 2 adults only wishing to get away from the stresses of everyday life. It is very quiet.

Reviews

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Comfortable barn conversion in peaceful countryside setting.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to stay for a peaceful country break.

The barn is tastefully decorated and very comfortable and despite being in the country, it is within easy reach of some lovely small towns, the coast and the city of Norwich.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Watford

  • 5 of 5

everything about this accommodation is five star although it is situated in the middle of the countryside, it could not be faulted.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Quiet, clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Nice touch with delicious chocolate cake on arrival. Comfy bed and a pleasant surprise resident brood of pheasants.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Sheffield
5

Perfectly maintained and equipped. Great locarion.

  • 5 of 5

The property exceeded our expectations. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful yet unobtrusive, from the welcoming vase of flowers to the pint of milk in the fridge. The "cottage" was tastefully decorated and furnished, and we felt at home immediately. The peaceful situation was exemplified by the pheasant family that wandered up and down the driveway morning and evening.

A wonderful place to spend a week relaxing. Thanks Ellie!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London UK
5

Very comfortable indeed, beautiful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This was such a comfortable, airy and roomy place to stay, every need catered for, and a very good night's sleep in a truly luxurious bed! We took full advantage of the countryside around and were very lucky with some beautiful weather, walks around the broads, and visits to local pubs and haunts. We particularly recommend The Swan in Loddon, and the White Horse in Chedgrave and the Reedham Inn. We walked into Loddon (about 30-35 mins) down the country lanes and back by starlight - very lovely. Many thanks to Elena for her welcome (chocolate brownies much appreciated) and equipping the place with such detail and thoughtfulness.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

very peacefull and relaxing a real spiritual tonic. we wish we could have extended our stay

  • 5 of 5

very well presented property in an ideal position. with easy traveling to beaches and towns of interest. lovely hosts it was hard to leave

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Norwich, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
4. Autumn/Winter
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£300
 
 
Festive period
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
 
 
JFM 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£300
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat
£375
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£95
Fri,Sat
£425
 
 
winter 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£80
Fri,Sat
£325
 
 
Festive 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£425
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Arrival time from 4 pm. Departure time 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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