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Comfortable barn conversion in peaceful countryside setting.

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

Ellie and Richard welcome you to The 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 tranquillity. 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.

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Elena Rockley
Member since: 2015
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Elena Rockley

Ellie ran a very successful B&B but has now converted the accommodation for holiday letting.

Elena Rockley purchased this barn in 2006

Why Elena Rockley chose Norwich

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Norwich in Norwich

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
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
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One ensuite to bedroom with shower.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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
Please note that the nearest pub is 2 miles away in Loddon and Chedgrave.


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Comfortable barn conversion in peaceful countryside setting.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Modern and spacious inside outside blends in well

  • 5 of 5

Very roomy and comfortable. Internet is OK but not fast and mobile phone signal poor in general in this part of the world. Plenty of walks in the area. The local pubs do food but can be pricey so we went into Norwich to a Brewers Fayre and also had a meal at The Rushcutters along the road which was very nice and next to the river. A visit to the Highway Garden Centre is a must as it is a good place to get a meal too.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful barn conversion in a lovely peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

The barn is situated in a lovely rural setting. It is very well appointed and very comfortable with everything you could need. Extra touches add a feeling of luxury and welcome to the property. The owners are not far away should you need anything but the position of the barn makes it feel very private. Loved the little garden patio area which was perfect for relaxing in. Lots of walks on the broads nearby which are more peaceful than the northern broads. A fantastic week away from it all to recharge.....would love to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real "get away from it all" break!

  • 5 of 5

A charming cottage in a rural location, which is just what we wanted. The cottage was charming; quiet, spotless, tastefully decorated, very comfortable, fully equipped and cosy. Would certainly recommend. Thank you Elena.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 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: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 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: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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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: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Carrow Road
Rosie Lee's Tea Rooms
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Norwich Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The White Horse
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The White Horse


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


Norwich Airport 15 miles.


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Norwich, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
winter 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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