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Luxury Character Barn With Private Indoor Heated Pool and Sky TV - Sleeps 16

Bedrooms 8
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning property with pool - perfect for Family Events and Reunions. Sleeps 16.

Our huge character barn has 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens and a large dining room with a table to seat 16 people. We have a private heated indoor swimming pool, which is behind lockable doors. We also have 2 games rooms.

Our property is perfect for entertaining, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, in fact celebrations of any kind, and is ideal for families. Our main barn sleeps 14 and we have a pretty one bedroom cottage just behind the main barn, which has a double bed, small living room and a large walk in shower room.

A long private tree-lined drive takes you to the property gates. There is plenty of parking for numerous vehicles with 4 garage bays and a large turning circle behind lockable gates.

The enormous living room with galleried landing is a fabulous feature and is perfect for gatherings and events with plenty of comfy seating on sofas and armchairs. The bar area and additional seating area adds to the size of this large open plan entertaining space.

The 2nd living room and 2nd kitchen are on the other side of the dining room away from the main entertaining area and allows space for families to spread out. This area is often used as a quiet area for children or adults alike.

The private heated indoor swimming pool is just off the main living area behind lockable doors, which is ideal for little ones.

There is a games area off the 2nd living room with many board games and puzzles to keep children (or adults!) busy. There is also a full size table football just off the bar area for older children and adults. The bookshelves upstairs are stacked full of a huge number of books for young and old. There is also a large collection of dvds including Disney favourites.

The Sky TV with sports channel in the main living room is very useful for rainy days or as an additional entertainment / source of calm in the evenings. The smaller living room has Freeview TV.

The location is rural and the property is a stand-alone destination for entertaining a large group. Numerous facilities including pubs, restaurants, shops and beaches are all within a short drive.

More Details

Alexandra Atkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Alexandra Atkins

I'm Alex and I grew up in York, North Yorkshire. I now live in Hertfordshire with my husband and 2 children. I manage all the lettings and the upkeep of our property so if you have any queries or suggestions to improve the facilities then please don't hesitate to let me know. If you're not sure about anything then please pick up the phone and ask.

We decided to start holiday letting at the end of 2014 and spent the next 6 months updating our property. We started letting in August 2015 and are very pleased that we did. The response from our guests has been fantastic and makes it very worthwhile.

It is very important to me that our guests are happy and enjoy their break. I have paid extra special attention to the soft furnishings, bedding and towels. Many guests tell me it feels like a home from home, which is lovely to hear.

Alexandra Atkins purchased this barn in 2008

Why Alexandra Atkins chose King's Lynn

This property is fantastic for holidaying with family and friends.Our guests have had many wonderful celebrations here including wedding anniversaries, birthdays and reunions.

The swimming pool, table football, Sky TV and beautiful grounds mean you don't have to leave the premises but if you want a change of scenery then there are beaches or local restaurants a short drive away. Sandringham is nearby and is a big attraction with its sprawling grounds, stunning house and museum.

We have equipped the property with a football table, board games, puzzles, dvds and plenty of books, which you are welcome to use during your stay. We hope you love this property as much as we do.

What makes this barn unique

Our property is perfect for all seasons because of the entertaining space, indoor private pool and Sky TV. The recent addition of a full size football table is also going down very well!

It is a 20 minute drive from the beautiful Sandringham estate and only 30 minutes to Hunstanton and other local beaches. Old Hunstanton is great for shops and eateries plus there are many pretty villages to explore. Anmer, which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is only 16 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a fabulous break. We all came together - 3 generations! - to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Great location and stunning house. We loved the pool and appreciated the privacy and plenty of parking. Highly recommend Biltons, which is a pub / restaurant on the A10 at Tottenhill. Only 15 mins drive and well worth a visit! We'll be back!!
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in King's Lynn in King's Lynn and West Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No glass in the pool area. Plastic cups / 'glasses' are provided.
  • Please remove used duvet covers and sheets from the beds and leave on the landing with used towels to ensure we don't wash clean items unnecessarily.
  • If any furniture is moved please ensure you replace it before you leave so the property is how you found it.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In swimming pool room and includes changing room
    2nd bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En-suite to bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En-suite to bedroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    En-suite to bedroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cottage bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The cottage is available at extra cost & has a large shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 - shower, bath, wc, sink; En-suite to bedroom 2 - shower, wc, sink; En-suite to bedroom 7 - wc, sink, bath with shower; main bathroom - bath/shower over, wc, sink; main bathroom - bath / shower over, wc, sink. Shower, toilet and sink in changing rooms in swimming pool room; 2 x downstairs wc. Shower and toilet in the cottage.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , The cottage is available at extra cost
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large double room with full en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom with full en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom wtih en-suite shower and toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom with twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Small bedroom with bunk beds - children only
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom with king size bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 plus 2 children in bunk beds (8 Bedrooms) plus 1 bedroom cottage available at extra cost. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed and en-suite bath and shower room; bedroom 2 with king bed and en-suite shower; bedroom 3 with twin beds; bedroom 4 with bunk beds; bedroom 5 with king bed; bedroom 6 with king bed; bedroom 7 with king bed and en-suite bathroom; bedroom 8 with single bed. Put-up bed available to go in bedroom 1 or 7. Double bed in cottage in grounds at extra cost.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The main barn has 8 bedrooms and sleeps 14 people plus bunk beds. There is an extra double bed in the cottage, which is available to hire. The galleried landing has bookcases full of books. There is also a selection of games and dvds including Disney favourites. Our latest addition to the property is a full size football table! There is wi-fi internet access. Between the main living room and dining room is a beautiful seating area beside the ceiling height windows and bar area - great for entertaining or just relaxing. Outside: The ornate gardens are completely enclosed and so are very secure for young children. There are separate garden areas including a small orchard, fruit growing area, lawned area, 2 ponds with fish, BBQ patio area off the pool room and outdoor furniture. The private heated swimming pool is indoor and is accessible from the main living area; the doors can be locked for safety. Utility Room: There are 2 utility rooms. One is next to the main kitchen and has a spare fridge freezer and a dishwasher. The 2nd is next to the 2nd kitchen and has a washing machine, fridge and spare fridge / freezer. Airers are available for hanging clothes to dry. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bath towels and linen are included as well as extra blankets if needed. Please provide your own beach towels. Other: We can provide details of caterers if needed


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Luxury Character Barn With Private Indoor Heated Pool and Sky TV - Sleeps 16
average rating of 4.9375 based on 37 reviews

brilliant week end at the barn

  • 5 of 5

We had my 60 birthday celebration at the barn , stayed for the week end the house was lovely far better than the photos on the web portrayed it, pool was fab , will be definitely booking it again

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely building, quiet location .

  • 5 of 5

We visited Islington hall farm for a family celebration, 12 adults and 4 children. It felt homely from the moment we entered the property. It was spacious, clean and everything you needed was there. The children as well as the adults loved the pool, we will hopefully return for the next celebration , i would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even better than we had hoped

  • 5 of 5

The house is a self-contained paradise for a frivolous break, drinking at the wee bar, dining at the table and splashing in the pool. It's more elegant and well laid-out even than it looks in the pictures. Wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ben, what a lovely review! We hope you will visit again. Best wishes Alex
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The house was very big, very clean and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with loads of space for everybody. The swimming pool was a huge success, all had a lot of fun in there. All the fridges and freezers proved extremely useful, as were the wine coolers. So many cooking utensils, baking tins,dishes,cups,etc. Didn’t run out of anything. A really lovely house, would love to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barry, you were all perfect guests! We really appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit again. Best wishes, Alex
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Brilliant property for 3 generations celebrating a special birthday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with so many nooks and crannies for all to enjoy their own space, but enough room for all of us to get together for meals in the evening. The pool was a real hit with everyone, and despite the cold weather and snow, everyone from 2 year old twins to 74 year old Grandmas had a wonderful time. All we want now is an excuse to come back again in warmer weather. Loretta and Sally were marvelous too, giving us directions of how to get out of a grid locked Kings Lynn. Alaexandra was really helpful about everything and the deposit was returned in record time! Thank you so much. We will return

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, many thanks for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you all had such a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back in future. Best wishes, Alex
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massive family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Every year we get together for a 1 week holiday, coming from all over the country to 1 meeting point. this year we chose Islington Hall Cottages, mostly due to the fact that it has an indoor pool.

On arrival we were greeted by the lovely Sally who took the time to show us around and explain the basics to the house. within an hour the pool was in full use by the children and adults alike, this became the focal point for the whole holiday.

The House is very well equipped and is going through a few upgrades in the weeks after our departure, they do need doing but it didnt spoil our holiday,

All communications with the owners were answered very fast and little issues that we had were sorted within minutes.

There is loads to do within the surrounding areas for all ages, We took the children to the Fair at Hunstanton while the older members or the group went shopping in Norwich, both easily reached. The local Fish & Chip shop is a drive away as are the other eateries as this house is quite secluded, but all of those we visited were fantastic.

If I had to pick a fault with this property it would be the WiFi, although easy to access the range and strength is pretty limited to the main living area. A simple answer would be to add a couple of boosters around the house ( im sure Alex is already onto this as everything else is taken care of).

In general a 5 star holiday home that we will be using again. Yes ! we are in the process of booking the house for a 2nd visit.

Thank you to Alex & her team.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, many thanks for your lovely feedback, it was a pleasure to have you all for your stay. We have paid attention to your suggestions regarding WiFi and have now installed 2 boosters to help extend the reach to the furthest rooms. We hope to have you back in future. Best wishes Alex
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Pensthorpe Natural Park
Beautiful wildlife and garden trails and lakes to explore.
Thursford Collection
Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagles Golf Course
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Kings Lynn
Nearest Motorway
36 Miles
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Car: recommended

Sandringham is a 20 minute drive and is well worth a visit. The beautiful historic town of Kings Lynn is just 15 minutes away and has numerous shops, pubs and restaurants. There are many places to visit from castles to gardens, beaches and country walks. Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton beaches have plenty to offer and are approximately 30 minutes away.

Further Details:

There are numerous shops, pubs and restaurants in historical Kings Lynn, which is a 15 minute drive. Sainsburys, Morrisons and Tesco are within a 10 minute drive. Apart from golf, tennis and a 5-a-side football pitch within a 5 minute drive there is also Tilney St Lawrence Horse Riding Club, which is 6 miles away and Chestnut Farm Equestrian Centre, which is 7 miles away. There are many coarse fishing locations across Norfolk.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day: Please contact owner - we are flexible

Notes on prices: We have a standard charge of £700 per night and a minimum 3 night stay but can be flexible with an option of a 2 night stay and late check-out. Please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

We require 25% to secure the booking and the remainder is payable 7 weeks prior to arrival along with the security deposit. The security deposit is refunded within 2 weeks of vacating the property so long as there are no excessive cleaning charges / breakages. All terms and conditions are included within the contract, which we will send to you upon payment of the deposit.

We are partnered with a catering company who can provide anything from a vintage afternoon tea to a 5 course meal to a hog roast. Any agreements are between guests and the catering company.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.