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Stunning Barn Conversions On Norfolk Working Farm - Escape to the Countryside! - The Stables

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



The Stables

Stunning 5 bedroomed barn conversion on rural farm in Norfolk ideal for families/groups. Spacious interior with large Kitchen/diner, bespoke fitted units complete with granite worktops. Range double oven and hob, large American fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser, farmhouse table & chairs, 3 bar stools. Character in abundance with beams, exposed original brickwork mixed with the modern comfort of underfloor heating. Beautiful living area with tv/dvd, comfy sofas with side tables, good selection of games and a mahogany dining table & chairs to seat up to 10.

Gorgeous bedrooms with high vaulted ceilings complete with original beams, comfy beds, carpeted floors again with underfloor heating. 2 x master bedrooms with en-suite walk in showers. Large family bathroom with deep bath and separate shower, twin sinks.

Fully enclosed garden with small lawn, 2 x patio dining areas accessible via french doors leading from the kitchen. Gas BBQ supplied.

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About the property


Awarded 4 Star GOLD by Visit England 2017 these former stables and hayloft next door to each other, have been lovingly converted to a very high standard. The Stables has 5 double bedrooms, 2 twin, 2 double, 1 king. There are 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 being en-suite (1 downstairs) and 1 large family bathroom. The Hayloft has 4 double bedrooms, 1 twin, 3 doubles, 2 being en-suite. The spacious barns have character in abundance with beams and exposed brickwork. Light and airy, we have installed underfloor heating throughout the property. The barns are part of 4 barn conversions situated down a long quiet drive with ample parking on our rural farm with pet horses & goats. The gardens are enclosed by picket fencing with lawn and sun terraces. On the surrounding farm fields we have left wide side margins for guests to enjoy walking and have also added some walking trails. The Georgian village of Hingham with its excellent pub restaurant and shops is only a 5 mins drive away. A small complimentary welcome hamper will be waiting for you to help you settle in.

Property Manager
E F Shingfield & Sons
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 May, 2018

About E F Shingfield & Sons

We live with our 2 daughters and dogs on our farm in Norfolk. My husband runs the family farm alongside his brother and I look after the holiday barn rentals. We have made sure that the barn has everything you need for a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming guests to The Stables.

E F Shingfield & Sons purchased this barn in 1980

Why E F Shingfield & Sons chose Norwich

The barns have been in our family for many years and were previously used for stabling horses and calves. Prior to conversion they were primarily used as a car-port and general storage area until they were transformed into the stunning holiday homes they are now. They are part of 4 barns that we have converted on our farm, all set in the stunning rural Norfolk countryside.

What makes this barn unique

Although set in the countryside we are 25 minutes drive from Norwich with its fabulous shopping and nightlife. The picturesque Norfolk coast is 1 hour's drive, we are 45 minutes from Bury St Edmunds and 1 hour from Cambridge. The Norfolk Broads is a 30 minute drive away and Thetford Forest with cycling trails, high zip wire, Segway hire & concerts is 20 minutes drive. Our local Village with pub/restaurant & shops is just 5 minutes drive. Fishing and several golf courses are nearby and we have created walking trails around the fields on the farm. As well as the horses and goats we have on the farm, guests will encounter lots of wildlife including deer, numerous varieties of wild birds and hares. We also run a farm pheasant shoot Oct - Jan, contact us for details on booking a place.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner in first instance:- scoultongatebarns@aol.co.uk. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is charged at time of booking, final balance payable 10 weeks prior to arrival. Please note a damage/additional cleaning deposit of £150 is also charged, payable with final balance. This is returned following satisfactory inspection of property after departure and return of keys.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible wherever possible. Please contact owner to discuss your requirements.

We operate a Non-smoking rule throughout the property. Any evidence of smoking will incur the breakage deposit being withheld.

We allow up to 2 well-behaved dogs by prior arrangement, however dogs must be kept on a lead on walks and owners must clear up dog waste. A fully enclosed exercise paddock is available for the dogs to let off steam. Inside the property all dogs must be kept downstairs, are not allowed on the furniture or in any of the bedrooms, any damage caused by them or extra cleaning required after your stay will be taken from your security deposit.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Norwich in Scoulton

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking spaces available for up to 4 cars (Stables) and 2 cars (Hayloft). Additional parking may be available by prior arrangement.
  • Stables accommodates x 10 guests Hayloft accommodates x 8 guests (2 x child put up beds & 1 travel cot available - Please provide own bedding)
  • No dogs permitted upstairs, in bedrooms or on furniture. Prior to departure please strip all used beds, empty bins, fridge & set dishwasher.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom upstairs shared by 2 bedrooms
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Situated downstairs
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Situated downstairs, en-suite to Bedroom 1.
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Situated upstairs. En-suite to Bedroom 5
  • Downstairs En-suite to Bedroom 1, walk in shower, sink, heated towel rail & wc. Upstairs Bathroom for Bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 with bath, corner shower, double sink unit, wc & heated towel rail. En-suite to Bedroom 5, walk in shower, sink, heated towel rail rail.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs with walk in wardrobe
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs with en suite shower room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) + cot & high-chair Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs Bedroom 1, twin beds, dressing table, chest of drawers & wardrobe. Bedroom 2. double bed, small chest of drawers, clothing rail. Upstairs:- Bedroom 3. double bed, dressing table, wardrobe. Bedroom 4. twin beds, chest of drawers, wardrobe. Bedroom 5, king bed, dressing table, chest of drawers & wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Visit England has rated us as 4 STAR GOLD AWARD 2017!! The property has underfloor heating throughout which can be adjusted to suit in each room. A travel cot and high-chair are available free of charge, guests must provide own cot bedding. 2 further child foam beds are also available, no bedding provided. Well behaved dogs are welcome but are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture. If you're looking for somewhere larger to stay with perhaps your friends or family, you'll find The Stables offers well-appointed accommodation with 3 bathrooms, dining table and comfy seating for up to 10 persons. A small welcome hamper will be waiting for you on arrival. Outside: Patio doors from kitchen lead to enclosed front lawned garden with sun terrace. A second set of patio doors from kitchen lead to sun terrace side garden. outdoor table, chairs & BBQ are provided. There are walking trails around the fields on the farm as well as a large paddock for running around in /playing rounders etc, so bring your wellies! Utility Room: Washing machine, sink, fitted storage cupboards. Clothes airer, laundry basket, iron, ironing board, Hoover. Ample room for coats, wellies and wet dogs! External Door to covered parking bay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / All towels and bed linen are included in the rental. All bedrooms have hairdryers. The property is cleaned between lets as are bed linen and towels. Other: Ample books, board games, DVDs and toys are provided. For December bookings we supply a decorated Christmas tree unless requested not to.


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The Stables
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Amazing barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the stables with our sons and their families. We were surprised by the size of the property as it is really spacious compared with similar barn conversions that we have stayed in. The quality of the conversion is fabulous retaining lots of original features and all of the furniture and decor is also to a very high standard.

We were very impressed and wish we had longer! The weather was also fabulous so we were able to make use of the gas BBQ.

Thank you for the lovely welcome of gorgeous fresh scones, butter, jam and prosecco and we really hope to return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy and quaint barn. Perfect for a weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Julie and her husband for providing us with a warm welcome on arrival. Scones, milk and fresh eggs were are lovely surprise when entering the barn. The location is perfect, close to thetford forest and Norwich. All the rooms were lovely, clean and warm.

I would highly recommend staying here!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you all. Really pleased you enjoyed your weekend stay in The Stables & hope to see you again in the future.
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Very satisfied with choice of property.

  • 5 of 5

My husband booked this property for our family to spend my 60th Birthday and Christmas all together. My brother and his family stayed in the Hayloft next door. 16 of us in total, ranging from 2 years to 88 years of age. We had a wonderful week and all enjoyed the festivities. Both properties were very comfortable and all 16 of us spent Christmas Day in The Stables and Boxing Day in The Hayloft. There were several personal touches, fresh eggs, milk, Christmas cake, prosecco, and chocolates were a very thoughtful gift. Christmas tree, up and decorated. Our granddaughters (Ivy 5 & Poppy 2) loved the dolls house and giant jenga. Plenty of room not to be under each other's feet. A perfect place for a family gathering. The walks around the farm were a great way of burning off the over indulgence.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review and comments. We are so pleased you and your family all enjoyed staying in both The Stables & The Hayloft for Christmas. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Peaceful & Relaxing in Spacious Barn

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful barn, excellent layout and plenty of room for our group of 9 celebrating a 60th birthday. Welcome hamper on arrival was a very pleasant surprise thank you. We were all very happy with the decor, beds very comfortable - the underfloor heating makes the property warm and cosy. Ideal location for exploring the surrounding area and only a 5 minute taxi ride from an excellent dog friendly pub/restaurant. We had a great stay and hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent very spacious & full of character.

  • 5 of 5

Suited all ages from 10 months to 74. Plenty of room for little one to crawl & plenty of room for grandad in his power wheelchair. Appreciated the room with the very good disabled facilities being set to the side to give my husband privacy.

Goodies on arrival were much appreciated, also travel cot & highchair

Will certainly consider another stay

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. Really pleased you all had such a good time. We hope to see you again soon.
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Fabulous barn conversion with lots of space for all the family!

  • 5 of 5

Just had a wonderful week's stay in The Stables. Very spacious layout with ample room for our 2 families holidaying together. The barn had everything we needed including board games and a dolls house which our children loved, it has been furnished to a high standard. We enjoyed walking the farm trail and our dog loved the enclosed paddock. The owners were very generous and left us a wonderful welcome of scones, jam, wine and farm eggs. We definitely hope to come back again in the future. Thanks for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. Really pleased you all enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to meet you all & your gorgeous dog. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

During the pheasant shooting season (Oct - Jan) we run farm shoots. Interested guests please contact us for further details on how to book a place for either a day's shooting or brushing with your dog.

Catering - We can organise a local caterer who will cook and serve meals for you in the barn all to your own specific menu.

Beauty Therapy - we are able to arrange 1/2 day / full day treatment packages with our local Beauticians/hairdresser for those of you who would like to relax further. Situated just 5 minutes drive from the barn.

Family photo session - These can be arranged on site either in the barn or outside on the farm. Please contact us further for information.


The Norfolk coastline with its stunning mix of both sand and shingle beaches is 45 minutes drive. We can offer advice on best beaches for dog walking, seal watching, boat trips and funfair excitement.

The Norfolk Broads with its boat trips and boat hire is only 30 minutes drive.


Due to the rural location of the barn a car is essential. Our nearest London airport is Stansted 1 hours drive away. Norwich airport is 35 minutes drive. Train stations close to us are Attleborough 10 mins drive, Wymondham 15 mins drive, Thetford 30 mins drive & Norwich 25 mins drive.


The quaint village of Hingham with its pub and shops is only 2 miles away. The historic market town of Wymondham with its Tudor beamed shops and 900 year old Abbey is a 7 mile drive away. The medieval and vibrant city of Norwich has much to offer including excellent shops, a castle with museum, cathedral and the biggest open air market in Europe to name just a few and is 18 miles from the barn. Buses run hourly to both Wymondham and Norwich from outside the farm entrance.

Further Details:

In addition to the local shops in our village, larger supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose are situated in the nearby towns of Watton, Attleborough and Wymondham. All a 10 - 15 minutes drive. There are several good pubs and restaurants in the local area which we can make recommendations for. We also have fish & chips, Indian & Chinese restaurants close by, some who deliver.

Leisure centres with swimming pools, gyms, fitness classes etc are situated in neighbouring towns of Wymondham, Dereham & Watton.

Barnham Zoo is a fantastic day out for all ages and is 30 minutes drive. Just 5 mins drive from the barn is Melsop Farm which features both farm animals and indoor/outdoor play area.

Thetford Forest has Segway hire, high zip wire, play areas and musical concerts all year round together with walking & cycle trails, picnic areas and cafe.

Fishing lakes are situated within 5 minutes drive of The Barn.

Cambridge with its historical University buildings and grounds, punting, shops and restaurants is just an hour's drive or relaxing train ride away.

Theme Parks - Pleasurewood Hills, Africa Alive, Dinosaur Park, Bewilderwood & Gt Yarmouth Pleasure Beach are all an enjoyable family day out, within 30 - 45 minutes drive of The Stables.

Horse Riding - there are several Riding Schools in the area, all who offer lessons.

Car Racing - Snetterton Race Track is only 15 minutes drive from The Stables and has a comprehensive schedule of car racing throughout the year.

Horse Racing - a great family day out can be had at racecourses in Newmarket, Fakenham and Gt Yarmouth. During the summer both Newmarket & Gt Yarmouth offer Race afternoons with live bands in the evening.