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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 2016 these former stables and hayloft 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. For further information & photos please visit our Facebook page The Stables & The Hayloft or telephone Julie on 01953 850670.

Property Manager
E F Shingfield & Sons
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2017

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 Norfolk & The Broads

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. 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 welcome up to 2 well-behaved dogs 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 South Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 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)
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 10
  • 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 2016!! 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 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Superb accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Arriving to tea, scones and prosecco while we waited for the Sainsbury's delivery was perfect. The barn was beautifully warm, very well appointed and extremely spacious. The owners made us very welcome whilst respecting our privacy. The property is well placed to explore a wide area of Norfolk. Excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely 5 star review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Great property & facilities, peaceful location.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in both properties over a number of weeks with work. Julie and her team were always helpful as some of our bookings were last minute. The properties are great, plenty of space, great bathrooms and plenty of equipment in the kitchen for cooking! The welcome pack was an added bonus too. Good outdoor areas and BBQ's available too. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in both The Stables & The Hayloft and hope to welcome you back in the future.
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An absolute peach!

  • 5 of 5

This is a marvellous barn conversion with masses of space, finished to a high standard and the owners offered flexible dates enabling us to arrive on a Thursday and leave on a Monday which, in my experience, not a lot of holiday rentals offer. We were going to a family wedding so a whole bunch of family stayed, 9 of us in total including three children and there was still bags of room. We were very impressed to find stair gates in place (rather than stuffed in a cupboard with a note telling us where to find them) a travel cot up and ready and a high chair too. The welcome hamper was a nice touch too. We liked the place so much that we might well make the trek up from Devon again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you to stay at The Stables. We hope to welcome you all back again in the future. Best wishes and many thanks again. Julie & Andrew Shingfield.
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Impressive Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 8 adults and 2 dogs looking for a break away from it all! The Stables is in a very tranquil

setting, spacious, very comfortable and providing everything you need. Enjoyed the walks around the farm and ventured further afield visiting Cromer, Mundersley, Oxburgh Hall and Wymondham for a ride on the steam train and to indulge in tea and cake at The Shed café. Spent some fun evenings playing games, cards, dominoes and trying to complete the 1000 piece puzzle which beat us in the end! The scones and asti Julie

kindly provided on arrival was a welcome addition and kept us going until our Tesco delivery arrived!

All in all we had a very relaxing time and would certainly recommend to anyone wishing to escape and chill!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely 5 star review. So glad you all had a lovely time at The Stables and had fun exploring the farm fields and surrounding area. Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday here, we would welcome you back at any time in the future.
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Perfect property!

  • 5 of 5

We booked The Stables for a family weekend to celebrate our sons 18th birthday and we couldn't have chosen better! Beautiful accommodation which is spacious and provides everything you need! Loved the welcome pack, the cake was delicious as was the prosecco!

Set on a farm there is a lovely walk for the dog and the kids enjoyed watching the horses and goats!

One of the best holiday homes we have stayed at....so good that we have booked again for New Year at the Hayloft next door.

Thank you to Julie for her hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you all to stay in The Stables and we look forward to having you back for your New Year break. :)
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We are a musical group of 6 who was working on a prison project nearby and we wanted a convenient place for early morning drives into the prison. From the moment we first contacted the owner, Julie Shingfield, with enquiries, she was incredibly helpful and welcoming. This feeling of welcome continued for our whole trip. The Stables itself was brilliant! Everything was done to a very high standard and everything was perfect. It was comfortable, well set out and lived up to the lovely photos on the website. We stay at a lot of places on our travels and this is easily one of the properties we have ever had the pleasure to visit - we would recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Stables and hope to welcome you all back again some time 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.