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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Norwich

The Barn in Norwich, Norfolk

From: €623 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 2

The Barn Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Barn is a semi-detached cottage in the village of Saham Hills close to Watton and Swaffham in the Norfolk countryside. The cottage sleeps four people and has two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms. Also in the cottage is an open plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a woodburner. Outside is off road parking, shared use of a lawned garden and paddock with outdoor furniture, a private gravelled garden with furniture and barbecue and shared use of a hot tub. Set in superb countryside, The Barn is a lovely cottage, all year round.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms with en-suite slipper bath, shower, basin and WC: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Shared external utility.

Saham Hills is a small village near to Watton in Norfolk. Just eight miles away is Swaffham and Thetford Forest is nearby.

Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways - East Anglia is a dream holiday destination. Norfolk offers beaches, saltmarshes and quaint villages whilst equally as charming are the coast and countryside of Suffolk.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Banks
September 2020
Absolutely lovely place.. We have booked again for next year super dog friendly. You can’t find better.
Mr Banks, September 2020
September 2020
The barn was amazing so much space the hot tub was so relaxing after a day walking with the dogs .. It was so nice to go to a place that was for 4 dogs and had good facilities so thank you to them and their kindness
Mrs Miles, September 2020
August 2020
Amazing cottages, fantastic hosts, we will definitely be returning..
Mr Hughes, August 2020
July 2020
The size, layout and facilities of the barn were Brilliant and ideal for our .... The size, layout and facilities of the barn were Brilliant and ideal for our needs and the dogs absolutely loved the agility course, literally a minutes walk away + the owner has even put in a dog washing facility just to the side of the barn
Mr Fletcher, July 2020
July 2020
Fantastic holiday, second time back, Karen is so lovely and can't do enough for you.. Will be going back next year
Mrs Godefroy-gow, July 2020
March 2020
Really enjoyed our week and our dogs loved the garden.. It was handy having a dog bath outside and enjoyed visiting the ducks in the morning. Would definitely stay again.
Mr Vincent, March 2020
February 2020
We have just returned home from a week's stay at The Barn.. We have nothing negative to say about this property. The Barn is extremely comfortable and welcoming. The owners were lovely and helpful. The hot tub was lovely which we really enjoyed. Great grounds for our pooches.All in all a great stay here, we will definitely return very soon.
Mrs Lawrence, February 2020
November 2019
Karen the owner was extremely friendly and helpful.. The accommodation and surrounding land is definitely very dog friendly with lots of space for our four legged fur babies! Can recommend Castle Acre for a place of historic interest and with dog walks in the immediate area plus a dog friendly pub in the village!
Chris T
July 2019
We have just returned from another fabulous holiday at the Barn with family and our 2 dogs. Idyllic surroundings, fabulous property, a newly installed doggy spa (came in handy after a roll in deer poo ! ) and a hot tub which certainly got plenty of use again Karen is so accommodating and provides beautiful well equipped properties leaving you to simply have fun and explore. Thanks again. We'll be back.
May 2019
From the moment you arrive you are made to feel very welcome, greeted by Karen who took us round the property and explained all the facilities. The Barn shares the site with two other smaller cottages and is extremely well equipped, especially for those with dogs who are welcomed with home made biscuits and adults with their own duck eggs when available. The beds are very comfortable and both bedrooms have en-suites, the living room has lovely big leather sofas which are not only very comfortable but practical with our four legged friends. The paddock is great for that early morning dog walk as it is fully enclosed and safe, our dogs loved running through the long grass and exploring the corners. Lots of information on local walks, especially those that are dog friendly, together with information on local attractions, restaurants etc. in the utility room. All in all, everything is thought of to provide you with a great place to stay with lovely, helpful owners.
Miss Brown
April 2019
The friendly atmosphere and welcome.. Fabulous kitchen.
Mrs Rushby
March 2019
Loved every minute of the holiday, Hot tub brilliant.. Very quiet area and lovely pub within walking distance. Good walks around too
Mr Jones
March 2019
We received a very warm welcome from Karen, the owner.. The barn is absolutely beautiful in every way. Comfy bed (best sleep in a long time), double shower, roll top baths, spacious lounge/diner/kitchen, hot tub, private garden as well as use of the paddock for the dogs and of course, fresh duck eggs. We felt so at home and thoroughly enjoyed some R&R. We are looking forward to returning!
Mr Pearce
January 2019
Perfect setup, good location and welcoming hosts even our four legged friends were well catered for..
Mr Powell
November 2018
Karen the owner was lovely and gave a guided tour, hot tub was lovely and barn .... Karen the owner was lovely and gave a guided tour, hot tub was lovely and barn very quaint but a few cobwebs could have been cleared prior to visit overall 9/10
Mr Fletcher
September 2018
The Barn was a lovely place to use as a base for getting around the area.. Coming back to comfortable accomodation and faciliates made our holiday complete.Karen and Stuart were great in providing us with information on what was available in the local areas, including the pub (dog friendly and a short walk). We had a dog with us and the bonus was the offer,from Karen to providing a dog sitting service, if we were to go out to places that did not allow dogs. Milly, our dog, made friends with Karen's pooches so even the dog had a great time. In all I would recommend this accomodation and what it has to offer as we had a very relaxing and chillout short holiday. Thanks you guys
Mr Godbold
March 2018
A lovely quiet location and an ideal place to bring the dogs.. We had everything we needed and our wives really enjoyed the hot tub. The supermarket at Watton was just a few minutes drive away and was easy to get to. We were left alone to enjoy our holiday but Karen the owner lived on site and was always on hand if we had any problems or needed advice on the local area. We were met by Karen on arrival and shown around the premises and the outside dog walking areas. Karen went through all the rules and explained everything very clearly. Key collection and drop off was easy with Karen living on site. All in all a very pleasant short break and a venue I'm sure we will return to in the future.
Mrs Davies
February 2018
This was a comfortable, warm and well equipped barn conversion.. The thing that sets this holiday home apart from others, is the dog friendly welcome by the owners. There is a delightful garden and paddock directly accessible from the property, so you have no worries about taking your dog out. Although it is a dog friendly home, the standard of the accommodation is still very high, and the owners are very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Marsh
November 2017
The Barn was extremely well equipped.. The Owner was charming and did everything to make sure we had a fantastic visit. I would most certainly recommend this property especially if you have dogs as it is very dog friendly, with an exercise paddock with jumps and equipment for your dog. Lovely property - shame about the November weather!
Mrs Roots
September 2017
This place was clean, comfortable and a home from home.. friendly owners and easy to access places out and about
gary r r
July 2017
decided to take our 2 dogs away for a holiday and have a relax ourselves . rented the barn and the diary for one week on a recommendation from a friend . couldn't have found a better place for the dogs or ourselves and friends we went with if we tried .!!. karen and stuart the owners are great hosts and are very helpful in every way possible . both places we rented are clean, spacious and very well decorated and have a very homely feel . from the moment we arrived we felt we were going to have a good week . there is a paddock for the dogs to run around at the bottom of the garden in which they loved . the place is very close to thetford forest which is good for the dogs aswell as the adults as it has a Go Ape and Segway rides there. we mainly went to the coast which is about a 45 minute drive away and has some great beaches. all the beaches have dog friendly areas where you can walk for miles with them . we were very lucky with the weather which meant when walking the dogs it was in shorts and T shirts . dogs loved the beaches and the sea and spent most of the day on the beach and going in and out of the sea . all the places we went had great pubs and restaurants to eat and drink in and were all dog friendly . the area we stayed in also had good pubs and restaurants so we were spoilt for choice wherever we went . went out most nights and let the dogs sleep off the days activities . we all had a great time and will be going back hopefully on a yearly basis . thanks to karen and stuart .you run a great business and we had a wonderful time .
Miss Duthie
July 2017
This is my second visit to the area after staying at the dairy.. The facilities for dogs is amazing and one of the main reasons I booked again but in the bigger property at Saham Hills. The only negative was the internet which comes and goes and is very limited.
gary r r
July 2017
Plenty of space, inside and out, private courtyard useful with a dog and all facilities you would need for the summer.. Very comfortable beds.We would go again.
May 2017
We stayed at THE BARN Salam Toney for a week early May 2017, location is great for getting about, each day we explored different parts of Norfolk, the north Norfolk coast along with the Broads, Go Ape Thetford Forest etc. The Barn itself is a stunning place to stay, with ensuite for each of the two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen in a lovely open plan dining/lounge area, along with a superb Hot Tub which looks out over the superb gardens. We had 3 dogs between us and they were well catered for ie. A paddock for them to run around, along with agility fences, tyres etc., we are already looking forward to a revisit next year.
May 2017
Lovely Barn.. Excelled in comfort and style with old world charm. Fab hot tub & our dog thoroughly enjoyed running thru the paddock. The most comfortable bed we have slept in aside from our own!! Can't fault it and would definitely return.
Mr Hunt
March 2016
The Barn was faultless, the owner was fantastic. We have been in many holiday cottages and this was the best we have stayed in over 10 years of holidays, 10 out of 10.
Miss Jones
October 2015
The Barn is an absolutely beautiful cottage with a large amount of space for the dogs to move about in and relax. The paddock and meadow were great outside space to allow the dogs to run off some energy first thing in the morning. If you want a peaceful get away with owners who are completely dog friendly, helpful and relaxed in a beautiful cottage then I would highly recommend The Barn.
June 2015
This is the most relaxed place 10 of us went and rented all three properties. I could spend all day telling you the good things just take it from me i couldnt fault it. Amazing week superb service. Highest reccomendation.
Mrs Billington
May 2015
The owner was a very welcoming host and very professional in her management of the cottages. The Barn was fabulous - I could live there - and it's very unusual to find such beautiful doggie friendly accommodation and grounds.
Mrs Cook
April 2015
I think it was the best holiday cottage we have stayed in, the owner could not do enough for us. We loved the hot tub.
Mrs Baker
April 2015
The feeling of total relaxation. Not having to worry about your dog, walking was available on the spot in the fields without having to go out early to look for an ideal walking place. The owner was lovely, and having a hot tub was a bonus. I would highly recommend this place and don't worry if you have not got a dog there are no doggy smells in this cottage.
Mr Young
December 2014
The accommodation was incredibly family friendly, comfortable, stylish and located in a wonderful area. It was quiet and peaceful with enough place for the kids to stay busy and entertained. The owner was a great host; she made us feel very welcome from the start and allowed the kids to feed her chickens and ducks each day. It really is one of the very best places of this kind that we have stayed at and we will certainly visit again. We would recommend it unreservedly.
December 2014
Stayed in this property with family over xmas, to be near my mother in Watton. Very comfortable accommodation indeed. Spacious open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area with lovely wood burner and three roomy sofas. Useful utility area and downstairs toilet. Two good sized bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms, with beautiful slipper baths and showers. Fluffy towels and towelling robes provided. Wi fi included in the price. There is also a hot tub on site shared between the three cottages. This is booked by simply chalking your name on the blackboard outside. The Barn has an enclosed garden which was ideal for our labrador. Patio furniture provided and a BBQ for the warmer weather. The complex is exceptionally dog friendly with throw for sofa, treats and an enormous paddock for them to roam in, as well as a smaller gated grass area, ideal to throw a ball for them in.The owner is so friendly and helpful, even providing a beautifully decorated xmas tree and leaving a bottle of wine, which we enjoyed in the hot tub, looking at the twinkling xmas lights. Set in a quiet rural area, a very peaceful setting. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Mr Egan
November 2014
An amazing property and the owner was absolutely wonderful in settling us in. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay in. It was perfect, will definitely return again.
Miss O'Rourke
November 2014
The cottage and location was extremely dog friendly. We were made to feel very welcome and felt at home right away. It was clean and well presented and lots of things were provided to make sure our stay was busy and interesting. Our host was ever so nice.
Ms de la Rosa
November 2014
The space was very well thought out and comfortable. We had our own part of the garden and also easy access to a paddock for early morning doggy walks which was great. It is easily accessible to a great nursery which is next to Athony Gormley's house with one of his sculptures on the font approach and we also had a lovely Day in Holkham.
Mrs Sykes
November 2014
What a wonderful week we had in the barn! Our 8 year old daughter loved feeding the ducks chickens and our Labrador loved the paddock/agility course! We also enjoyed using the hot tub, the time reservation chalk board is a really good idea and worked out great. The inside is finished to a high standard and decorated beautifully. The owner was so nice and they have truly thought of everything for a carefree, doggie friendly stay. We hope to return someday.
Mr Jones
October 2014
It was nice and quite. The pictures do not do it justice and the facilities were excellent. The owner was very helpful.
Mrs Williams
September 2014
Fantastic setting, great location for exploring Norfolk, wonderful hosts. A real home from home.
Mr Wallace
September 2014
From the welcome we had from the owners, we knew this was the best pet friendly cottage we had visited- it was excellent.
Bev W
September 2014
We have just returned after spending a week with friends in this excellent cottage we have 4 dogs between us and it is the best dog freindly place we have visited. The owner Karen can not do enough to ensure you enjoy your holiday, within minutes of meeting her we knew it was going to be a relaxing place to stay. There was an assault course for the dogs which each dog loved and a hot tub for the adults which could be used at any time,you just wrote your name on a board for own private use none of us wanted to leave , we will defiantly be visiting again.
Mrs Webster
August 2014
Absolutely beautiful accommodation and a brilliant host.
Mrs Morgan
August 2014
The Barn exceeded our expectations. The owners were helpful and welcoming. The facilities were brilliant and the hot tub was fantastic! Very dog friendly and homely. We loved this place.
August 2014
Me my husband and son have just returned from our weeks break at the barn to say the least it was beautiful welcoming and so chilling . When we walked our first initial reaction was (WOW) it realy is lovely Karen our host is great there is nothing she wont do to make your stay welcome.Its the best ever pet friendly stay ,its the first time we have taken our pooch with us and she loved it the freedom and tranquillity of the place .Once again thank you for making our week away lovely we will deffo be back some time x
vicki r
August 2014
Absolutely the most gorgeous, pet friendly cottage I have ever stayed in! Everything you could want for a lovely relaxing or hectic holiday. I travelled will my partner, my daughter and her friend (both 15) and our two labs. We arrived late because of traffic, my asda delivery already been delivered and Karen(the owner) unpacking it for us. We was made to feel so special, nothing was to much trouble! Beautiful grounds for the dogs including a small enclosed private garden with seating and gas bbq. The shared hot tub was great, you just chalked your name on the board when you required a relaxing hour and considering there is only two other cottages it was never busy. Lots of places to visit and walk......we did Go Ape which was great. The girls and my partner loved it, I thought it was quite good but had trouble finding a reason to jump out of perfectly good trees!! Banham Zoo is a must and we also did sealife centre and pleasure beach in Yarmouth which I paid for with Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. Within the week we had a couple of hic ups........the first morning I hit a deer, the car was a mess, insurance company crap but Karen and Stuart were amazing, nothing was too much trouble for them.......the last evening my daughters friend needed urgent medical attention......again nothing was too much trouble for Karen and Stuart! We will definately be going back as much to see Karen and Stuart as to see Norfolk! I cannot recommend Karen and Stuarts cottages highly enough or themselves as the most perfect owners to make you very welcome and do everything in their means to make sure you have a lovely stay!
Miss Mason
July 2014
The host was attentive from our arrival to departure, nothing was too much trouble. The best PET FRIENDLY holiday we have ever taken! The Barn was a magnificent home from home if not better. The hot tub was very relaxing, whilst enjoying a glass of wine or two. Will recommend to all family and friends who have a dog or two.
Mrs Reddihough
June 2014
The owners made us very welcome and were most helpful with local information. The property far exceeded our expectations, the kitchen was very well equipped to a high standard as was the rest of The Barn. The facilities for our dog were very good with an enclosed private garden and a safe enclosed paddock for her to run in. The Hot tub was spotlessly clean. We will book again.
Mrs Freedman
May 2014
The owners were delightful and welcoming. Our accommodation in The Barn was superb with the added bonus of a jacuzzi next door that was amazing. The whole property was of an extremely high standard and spotlessly clean. Our two dogs were made to feel very at home, we highly recommend The Barn.
Mr Greene
April 2014
It was really nice for myself and partner to get away for the week and spend some quality time together, the location was perfect and I couldn't fault it one bit and it was a great location to get engaged. The Barn at Saham Hills set a really nice scene.
Ms Hedges
March 2014
Loved it all, the owners wonderful warm hospitality, and the luxury of the barn. The hot tub an added bonus, and the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. I'm recommending to everyone.
March 2014
Our intention was to have a good holiday away for the New Year and we did. The converted Barn is gorgeous and as it had only recently been completed it was immaculate, very spacious and warm. The wood burner and hot tub were features we looked for when we booked the location and holiday and neither disappointed us. There was enough room in the Barn to have our own space, including plenty of space outside for the Belgium Shepard that also came with us. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with shower, we were supplied with robes for the short walk to the hot tub, plenty of logs for the burner and the owners although very welcoming and helpful left us to our holiday for the whole week and were pleasant every time we met. The area its self is picturesque as you make the short walk to the local village or pub, which also had welcoming owners. The only reason we wouldn't stay there again is because we have already and will be going to another county next time
Mr Oakes
January 2014
We all enjoyed the size of the Barn, the hot-tub, surrounding area and the welcoming nature from the owner. She made us comfortable, at ease and ensured we were allowed to have a good breakaway without enforcing any strenuous rules upon us.
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