Holiday home Hadleigh Farm Barn is near the port of King's Lynn in Norfolk, close to the village of Ashwicken. The barn conversion can accommodate 10 people in three double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms, two twin bedrooms and a family shower room. Also in the property is a fitted kitchen with a dining area, a larger dining room where everyone can eat together and sitting room with seating for eight and a woodburner. Outside is off road parking for five cars and a shingle garden with a patio, furniture and a barbecue. Within 1.4 miles there is a shop and 1.9 miles a pub. Situated on the River Great Ouse, Hadleigh Farm Barn is a lovely family holiday cottage at any time of the year.
Accomodation Details Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove
Area On the River Great Ouse sits the famous mediaeval port of King's Lynn, which dates to the 12th century. The town is a treasure mine for history buffs, with large merchant homes, art galleries, museums, and the Custom House, a Grade I listed edifice that was constructed in 1683 by Henry Bell. The town still has its original winding streets and lanes, and it has good shopping options, including a mix of major chains and specialty stores, as well as a number of bars and eateries. The West Norfolk shoreline is easily accessible by car, and most of the surrounding Norfolk countryside has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Particularly Hunstanton is well known for its stunning beaches and sunsets. A number of locations along the coast provide boat excursions, and the Norfolk Coast Cycleway connects King's Lynn with Cromer. A short drive away is Sandringham, the magnificent rural residence of The Queen, and it is highly recommended that you stop by the spectacular Visitor Center there.
Amenities Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent, additional wood available to purchase from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Off road parking for 5 cars. Shingle garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Three well-behaved pets welcome (downstairs only). Sorry, no smoking. Shops 1.4 miles and pub 1.9 miles. Note: No stag/hen or similar. Note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds, children should be supervised. Note: Property attached to a farm barn
Whilst it was lovely they clearly had a problem with flies inside the barn although they were aware as something had died which i had read about in previous reviews and they were doing everything they could to get rid of them .. This does seem like a short term problem and didnt stop us enjoying our time there
Mrs Wood, September 2020
Absolutely lovely holiday.. Superbly sized cottage and lovely little garden area where a robin appeared every day.
Mrs Hammond, August 2020
We enjoyed our first experience of this sort of holiday very much.. We were very central and everywhere we wanted to go and see was only one hour drive away which when you have children with you is important.
The barn was big enough for us all and the outside space very welcome. If we had one thing that was negative it was that there was a lot of flies inside the barn but fly spray had been provided to deal with this.
We would recommend friends to try one of your holidays because of the interaction with us before we went especially with what has been going on in the world, the fact that even after arrangements had been made to pick up keys we were give a call at home the day before we were to leave to check all was well, and the cleanliness of everything when we arrived and the fact that everything that you needed was supplied, like home from home.
Thank you for the great experience we all had a fantastic time and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Mrs Kennard, August 2020
Pros: House is lovely, very spacious, modern and clean.. New carpets upstairs, large dining room table and amble seating in the lounge. 2 fridge freezers which was useful for large house.
Cons: location quite far from beaches etc. The single oven was quite challenging when cooking for 9 people.
A biggest problem which spoilt our week away at Hadleigh Farm Barn - We were inundated with flies; at least 20 were around the hob when we were cooking. You couldn’t put anything down without flies landing on it. It was an extreme hygiene issue. When we complained, the housekeeper had an electric fly zapper installed and brought round fly spray but it didn’t make much of a difference. On the last day, the lounge had over 200 flies and smelt like something had died!? When we were leaving on the Saturday morning, they found a dead pheasant in the wood burning stove.
Mrs Croft, August 2020
I would definitely recommend this accommodation for larger groups having just returned from a week's stay with 6 adults, 3 teenagers and 2 dogs.. Claire was extremely helpful in responding to any queries we had, we cooked on 5 nights and everything we needed was available, ample space for us all and a handy utility room for wet/sandy dogs. Good base for access to the coast and an enjoyable day spent at Sandringham.
Generally the property worked well for us, kitchen well stocked with crockery/ cutlery etc, although more bowls/ dishes would be good it was cosy and we used the wood burner, would be handy to list a second fridge/freezer then clients are aware of facilities, minor complaints from my family about the showers, water pressure etc, also our double bedroom with the wet room was not very practical, with a tiny basin and mirror, yes it’s disable friendly but got so wet when showering we didn’t use it again, more hooks strategically placed, there was no plate in the microwave, and an indoor drying rack would be useful,
We enjoyed the area very much, shame it was so cold, at least it was dry..
The house was perfect for us, a group of five friends.. There was so much room, yet it felt warm and comfortable. Being able to use the wood stove was great too. Everyone was very happy indeed with the accommodation, and said they would come again if we ever came back to this area.
Excellent base for touring the area.. Accommodation met all of our requirements. Own transport essential.
Hadleigh Farm Barn is a lovely very spacious comfortable accommodation which absorbed nine of us easily.. It provided a great base for us to access the wider area. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Your own transport is essential.
Had a wonderful time.. Very happy with the cottage
Very comfortable and spacious accommodation.. We were a party of 6 adults, 4 children and a dog, and there was plenty of room. We (the grandparents) appreciated the downstairs bedroom with en suite, and there are 4 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs. 2 fridge freezers and 2 tables, one in the kitchen and one in the dining area, meant catering for all of us wasn't a problem. We were impressed by the speed and efficiency with which a couple of problems that we had (a blocked drain and a blinking alarm) were addressed and solved...within hours of us reporting them.
It is a working farm, so you should be prepared for the sound of cockerels and farm machinery, which didn't bother us. The adjoining grassy area was great for playing cricket, frisbee etc , and the courtyard is quite a suntrap.
Wonderful location, very well equipped, spacious, clean accommodation.. Transportation required to shops, large spacious kitchen and dining facilities together with a relaxing lounge. Ideal for large families/group of friends who want to sit back and chillax!
I love this property.. It was a wonderful place to stay with 7 adults and 2 toddlers. The kitchen is well equipped and there was plenty of room for all of us - we never felt crowded. There are two travel cots and one highchair. The property is close to several attractions and being so near to Kings Lynn you are spoilt for choice with supermarkets.
Although it didn't affect my enjoyment of the house ( in fact I think my experience was enhanced!) the WiFi could be patchy so if you are dependent on it for work or Skyping loved ones while you are away this could be problematic.
Broadband was patchy and kept cutting out.. There wasn’t a guest book giving information about the area. There were a couple of drawers full of out of date leaflets. First cottage I’ve visited that didn’t have a guest comments book, no hand wash, no toilet rolls except the ones left in there. Overall the accommodation was comfortable but lacked the finer touches that we’re used to from other Sykes cottages like we could have done with some local information e.g bus times, local shops/pubs, places to eat and entertainment. A little history re the barn conversion would have been nice too.
We booked this property for a family gathering over the Christmas period.. Our growing family consisted of 7 adults, three children and two dogs. There was a lot of room and space for us all, including friends that popped over from time to time. There were plenty of cooking implements, two fridge freezers, clean bedding and lots of towels for us all. The ground floor bedroom is fitted out for disabled people and was spacious, as were the first floor rooms. Good parking and easy to find.
The cottage was lovely and spacious, very clean and great for two families..
Had a great time ,just a couple of things
.... had a great time ,just a couple of things
1,would be nice to have recycling containers
2,just a few sachets of coffee and tea bags ,for on arrival as everybody brings some bits from home ,but dont arrive together
3,and some sauce sachets ,just to get you started
4,a couple of extra blankets for the night time if required
Have just spent a week at this property with our two daughters, husbands and children, nine of us in total. The property is situated in a very peaceful area and about 10-15 minutes drive from large supermarkets. However we, did an online shop and had it delivered which turned out to be an excellent move.
The property is very spacious and we never felt on top of each other. The dining room has a very large table comfortably seating ten people with a further smaller table in the kitchen. There is plenty of space in the kitchen although we felt the oven and microwave are not large enough to cook for the number of people the property sleeps. The kitchen would also benefit from some new roasting tins, just a small gripe but they definitely need replacing.
The property is clean and the bedrooms are comfortable.
The utility room was extremely useful for leaving walking shoes etc.
We had a bit a problem with toilets not flushing and spoke to the owner who lives next door. He immediately arranged for the problem to be sorted, we couldn't have asked for better service.
There is a fenced garden with outside table and chairs.
Overall we had an enjoyable week
Fabulous holiday setting, well set out, loads of space first class facilities,only negative was the poor drainage from the kitchen sink but that really is nitpicking.. Clair who is the key holder and point of contact is brilliant, full of information and very helpful. We would struggle to find a better place for three couples and twin 2 month old girls plus a dog to enjoy a harmonious week together for the first time. It proved so successful we have booked a similar venue in the Cotswolds to repeat the experience in April next year. Thanks Sykes Cottages for providing such a rich resource of first class properties.
There was plenty of room, it was private and well located for days out.
We liked the location and the hospitality of the farmer, who left us some fresh eggs and also showed my dad where he could see the local Barn Owl. The Barn conversion itself was very nice and very warm.
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