Self-Catering Norwich

The Haybarn Norwich, Norfolk

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From: €406 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Parking

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
The Haybarn is a cottage which as its name suggests, has been converted from a hay barn, and is located in the hamlet of West End, near to the village of Necton, just five miles from the market town of Swaffham in Norfolk. With one double bedroom, one twin and a family shower room, this cottage is ideal for four people. The rest of the open plan accommodation comprises a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with an electric fire. To the outside of the cottage is a garden with outdoor furniture, an unfenced stream and large pond and shared use of the other garden areas, as well as off road parking for two cars. Note: Two dogs welcome at an additional charge of £10/pet/week.

Accomodation Details
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.

The village of Necton is situated between the market towns of Swaffham and Dereham in Norfolk and hosts a welcoming pub with restaurant, a village store with butchers and a post office. Enjoy the Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coastal Path, offering 93 tranquil miles of picturesque Norfolk countryside close by, great for walking, cycling and horse riding. The market town of Dereham is just 6 miles away offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and a local farmers' market every fortnight.

Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways in 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.

Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, radio/CD, WiFi, books/games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Garden with furniture, unfenced stream and large pond, shared use of other garden areas, BBQ available. Two well-behaved pets welcome at £10 pppw (please bring own bedding). Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pub with restaurant 2 miles. Note: Due to proximity of stream and pond, this cottage is not suitable for children under 8. Please ensure all children are supervised. Note: Due to horses, ducks and chickens, and close proximity of stream and pond, dogs must be kept on a lead. Note: This property has limited WiFi and is only suitable for Browsing not downloading. Please Note: This cottage is split into 2 properties with Ref 2059 - The Hayloft being above The Haybarn and next to Ref 3505 - Stable Cottage

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Parking

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Fisher
May 2019
Just a really nice place
Mrs Harris
April 2019
Lovely and clean cottage, nice open plan living space, a very small double bedroom with larger twin room.. Soft mattresses. Kitchen had most things, pots pans etc but nothing like oil, kitchen roll etc, so take your own. Only 1 toilet roll provided. Office sign said closed most of the time, not sure if someone would have answered if we rung. Lovely hot powerful shower, no bath. Worth noting this is not the only holiday cottage/apartment on site. The loft room above is rented, we had quiet neighbours above but it must have wooden floors, footsteps were very loud as were door handles. There is also a cottage opposite. So you're not alone when out in your pjs and coat weeing the dog! Lack of basic additional extras, for example, no soap or hand wash in bathroom. No toiletries. Heating only on Oct - April, only controllable by owners. A blanket would have been nice to take the edge off. Odd activities took place on the grounds, power washing cars at 8pm the first night, car mechanics with engines running and revving Saturday afternoon. Lovely stay but wasn't the peaceful solitary retreat we were hoping for.
Malibu S
March 2019
3 of us stayed at the Haybarn for 3 nights. What a beautiful, peaceful location. I have never slept so well for a long time! The shower is large and powerful, you're not provided with complimentary toiletries (but who uses them anyway?!) but towels are provided. A lovely outside seating area which, unfortunately, due to weather we weren't really able to enjoy, however, in the summer I'm sure it's just delightful. There is everything you need in the kitchen including an iron, washing machine and dishwasher (think you might need to take your own powders/tablets etc to use). Very well centrally heated on timers with a little electric fire in the lounge if needed. As others have pointed out you will definately need a car to get about but some lovely walks to be had in the immediate area.
Malibu S
March 2019
Great location and really lovely hosts.. The cottage was well presented and very clean with everything you need, the only criticism was the double bed could be a little more comfy but nothing that should put you off.
Mrs Elden
March 2019
Haybarn is a lovely place, had everything you could ask for.. Just a few things I think they need to look into. The Towels were a bit hard. ( sorry just being pickie) I had a heard job at seeing the controls on the cooker/Oven as they had worn out, could do about doing something about that. But in general a Beautiful holiday home
Mr Syrett
March 2019
Cleanliness poor white dog fur over the floor and furniture, kitchen blind broken,fridge dirty,freezer compact with ice,dog nose smears on french door glass,tatty towels and bath matts with bleach stains and hard texture, bath tiles need cleaning meldue spots.. Biggest thing of all we was misinformed that their was a first floor with other people in it very noisy it wasn’t stated clearly from your website as I have since found out through trip advisor other people have also complained about this .
Mr Webster
February 2019
Very friendly owners, brilliant accommodation, will use again..
Mr Roberts
November 2018
Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location,everything was provided,very highly recomend
Mr Jones
November 2018
Lovely location.. Very friendly owners. Everything we needed included in the property. Good rural setting for walks including pets. Will return.
Mr Gunner
August 2018
It said there was WiFi but all week there was no internet.. We infomed the owners but still didn't have internet all week.We heard other residents reporting it aswell.This meant we had a job to sort out days out using google maps for postcards. There was also a strong smell of fuel outside the haybarn from the tank outside.
Mr Davis
August 2018
Lovely relaxing setting.. Very nice hosts. Cosy and well equipped.
July 2018
Brilliant Holiday Cottage, the peace & tranquility were divine & hard to get used to for a day or 2. The owners are the salt of the earth. So gentle & understanding, picking up on individual needs ie that our son had a disability, and the owner came over each eve to get him to assist in letting the horses out. We entertained many visitors there & they ALL commented on how perfect the spot was
July 2018
Lovely cottage set in nice surroundings, quiet and very peaceful making it a relaxing holiday.. I would recommended this cottage to anyone wanting a restful break, we will be going back.
Ms Woolner
June 2018
The Haybarn is a perfect for a country holiday.. Very Modern & clean with a fab walk in shower.! Lovely surroundings , we could see the horses in the field from our French doors Also a character Cockerel who loved to keep his 2 Chickens in order! Lovely to sit in a very pretty cottage garden with plenty of Mature trees in the Beautifully maintained grounds great for bird watching.. will certainly return ..
Mrs Wardle
June 2018
The Haybarn was comfortable and clean, very helpful and friendly owner.. Good location.
Mr Collett
May 2018
Had a great 3 night break over the Bank Holiday.. Could not fault the cottage, it had everything you could possibly need and was clean and comfortable. Check in and out easy and owners very friendly.... Will definitely be going back.
Mr Burke
April 2018
The cottage we stayed in was beautiful and could not find any fault.. The owners were also very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Clarke
January 2018
This was a very friendly well kept cottage supplying everything needed beautiful setting spotlessly clean and comfy with.. Plenty of information for local towns. Highly recommended
October 2017
Lovely home from home in very quiet spot. Very well equipped cottage. Beds super comfy and hot water all of the time. You definitely need your own car here and it was a great base for exploring Norfolk. Nowhere was more than a 45 minute drive. Our only criticism is that upstairs is let out separately and this time was let to some scaffolders who got up at 4.30 every morning to go to work and the noise they made woke us all including the dog.
October 2017
Property absolutely great but downside was the narrow lane to the property and the distance from Necton village (2 miles )..
August 2017
Clearly the owners have put a lot of thought into the decor and facilities here. Even coordinating towels! Real attention to detail and spotlessly clean which made it very homely and welcoming. The kitchen is the best equipped I have ever experienced, with lots of workspace, utensils and fully integrated appliances including washing machine. Nice comfy sofas too! Great shower! Tony and his wife are lovely people, we felt completely welcome and at ease. They are there if you need them but leave you to enjoy your holiday. Very relaxed The property is on the owners grounds with shared parking and small private garden with use of their own shared garden should you want more open space. There is a small stream separating the two. Well kept grounds. Be mindful that the top floor of the property is rented out - not obvious from picture/description. There was someone staying whilst we were there but didn't cause any noise issues for us at all. The property is rural and you will need a car to go anywhere. It's narrow country lanes too so don't expect shops, pubs etc in walking distance. This was fine for us as we are out in the day and prefer cosy nights in. The owners have lovely dogs themselves and are really chilled with dogs. Genuinely dog 'friendly'. Just need to keep on lead in grounds as chickens and horses around. All in all a lovely stay.
Mrs Edwards
June 2016
So relaxing. The Haybarn was so well equipped that we didn't have to worry about anything. Very dog friendly.We were made to feel very welcome on arrival but then left alone to get on and enjoy our break away. Highly recommended.
Mrs Tomlinson
April 2016
A beautiful barn conversion with fabulous gardens and a lot of wildlife. Would definitely stay again.
Mr Atkinson
March 2016
The Haybarn is, all in all a lovely cottage in a delightful setting and is owned by a charming lady.
Mrs Mcintosh
July 2015
Everything about the cottage was perfect it was very central to most places we wanted to visit and the owners were very friendly and anything we needed to know they were able to help us.
Mr Setter
June 2015
Had easy access to places of interest and it was a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay.
Mr Roche
March 2015
The Haybarn was absolutely delightful. The owners were charming hosts, and we especially enjoyed the proximity to horses, chooks and sometimes dogs. We loved taking strolls through the surrounding lane ways or car trips to nearby attractions such as Norwich, Great Yarmouth and places nearer such as Dereham. The countryside was lovely and convenient to many things. A very special memory is watching the sunsets over the fields through the western windows of the cottage. We also enjoyed the pond and waterway just outside the door. So beguiling. Thanks so much to the owners for a great stay and some lovely chats.
Miss Baker
December 2014
A wonderful cottage that the owners have taken great care and pride in making the cottage facilitate all your needs. Excellent location to have quality time away in the country but good access to towns and cities. I will be booking to go again and again. Excellent accommodation, would recommend to anyone.
Mr Mumby
October 2014
Lovely cosy cottage.
Mr Forman
October 2014
The cottage was stunning and we really liked the location, felt very relaxed. Would love to go back in the summer.
Mrs Corbett
August 2014
Quiet, peaceful surroundings with the freedom to use the large garden. Lots of birds to watch for an enthusiast, including a Kingfisher. It was nice to see the horses, ducks and chickens. Very pleasant owners. Space for parking and it felt secure as the large gates to the property were kept shut. We liked the double doors opening into the garden.
Mrs House
June 2014
Enjoyed Norfolk very much and visited several National Trust properties. We were lucky with good weather so we had some lovely walks with our two dogs. Very dog friendly pubs, especially the Peddars Inn at Sporle, they made our dogs very welcome with treats and water! All in all a lovely holiday.
Mrs Hudson
December 2013
The kitchen was very well equipped with everything that anyone could ever need, and the quality of the kitchenware is first class, we cooked a full Christmas dinner with no problems at all. The surrounding gardens and outdoor space is lovely, the cottage is quite remote but we do like that, very quiet. The owners were very welcoming and helpful but left you alone to enjoy your holiday. The cottage is very nicely furnished, decorated and very warm with a nice shower. The bed and pillows were comfortable, and the towels were soft and fluffy with a good array. The outside veranda was great, and I can imagine perfect on a nice summers evening! This is a lovely cottage, and we did enjoy our stay.
Mr Bateman
November 2013
It was warm and welcoming, and the attention to detail was impressive. Everything you needed was there, it could not have been better!
Mrs Houston
September 2013
This was a beautifully presented cottage with lots of extras.
Mrs Nast
September 2013
Fabulous cottage with really tasteful interior décor, very peaceful location, but still fabulous base for great days out.
Mr Rowsell
August 2013
Whoever put the selection of inventory into this property should be congratulated as we could not find any thing that had not been catered for. This is something we have not come across before. Well done.
Mr Atkins-green
July 2013
The quality of the accommodation, and the garden are exceptionally good.
Mrs Frye
July 2013
A very well equipped and comfortable cottage in delightful quiet rural location. Very pleasant owners. Lots of interesting places to visit. All in all, a very successful holiday.
Mrs Hill
July 2013
The owners were very friendly, the whole stay was extremely enjoyable, with home comforts. Having the bedding/towels provided is excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
July 2013
The service we received from the owners was wonderful, upon arriving we got a real warm welcome and then told if we needed anything we only had to ask. The barn was beautifully decorated, very clean and comfortable. A generously sized shower was lovely to use also. The location was very rural, very peaceful which is what we look for. The beautifully kept gardens with stream, pond and secret gardens were private and great to sit in on an evening. To get to the nearest shop and pub etc. you really needed to use the car as they were quiet a way off from the barn. The only let down was that it didn't mention in the details that you would have other guests living above you...which at times was very noisy as you can hear every footstep which they take.
July 2013
Spent a lovely week here with the family in april. Very welcoming an ideal location. Only disadvantage was the lack of restaurants and pubs that accept dogs. This however would not prevent us from staying here again.
Mrs Atkinson
May 2013
We loved the location and the comfort of the cottage.
Miss Reeve
April 2013
Excellent cottage in a lovely location.
Mr Dean
November 2012
A superb cottage on all levels. Well presented, clean, modern within a old cottage feel and everything you need. The gardens were beautiful. Very friendly welcome and helpful hosts. The whole experience was great. Without doubt I will be back.
Mrs Armstrong
September 2012
The stream, ducks, views, horses and birds, peacefulness of the surroundings. Owners very friendly and helpful. Well equipped and thought out needs of the holidaymaker.
Mrs Dunham
September 2012
The owners were very welcoming and extremely helpful. A lovely situation and we enjoyed exploring places like Ely and Sandringham.
Mr Jones
August 2012
Friendly people, nice walks, pleasant area, handy to visit anywhere in Norfolk. Norwich is a pleasant city to roam around.
Mr Flitney
July 2012
Our hosts at The Haybarn were charming and very helpful. We appreciated the lack of traffic noise and no light pollution at night. Good fields that were open to public access, and we enjoyed the contrast in scenery between Devon and the East Coast area.
Mrs Webb
July 2012
The peace and quiet was wonderful. We loved the animals running wild. We were really able to relax and enjoy a well earned break.
Mrs Cusworth
July 2012
A very attractive cottage with olde worlde features inside as well as all modern equipment. Lovely garden with lots of ducks,geese,dogs and horses to watch. A delightful spot and I would definitely recommend it to anyone else.
June 2012
Had a fabulous stay at The Haybarn. The Haybarn is one of 3 properties available to rent. All are dog friendly. The facilities are excellent too. We enjoyed a couple of days where the weather was glorious and we were able to sit outside on the verandah overlooking the pond. Ducks, horses and chickens are residents on the farm. The owners dog was seen riding on the back of one of horses too! Downside would be that the nearest pub was a 2.2 mile walk and with our slow coach of a dog we were hungry and thirsty by the time we got there. But the wait was worth it. If you do stay at the Haybarn you should visit the Windmill Inn at Necton.
Miss Weston
May 2012
A lovely peaceful retreat. The property is in a rural location, the nearest pub is 2 miles away. Food at The Windmill in Neston is lovely - recommend booking. We had a wonderful time.
Mrs Davison
October 2011
The property has been renovated beautifully. A well equipped kitchen and a lovely little garden, it was nice to sit on the covered patio watching the ducks and chickens. The situation is excellent and it's wonderfully quiet. The dinner we had at the Windmill Inn was superb!
Mr Mrs Graves
September 2011
The property was so well equipped with everything you need and more. The decor was very nice and the veranda was super.
Miss Jones
June 2011
The accommodation was of a high standard and the owners were genuinely nice people. We had reasonably good weather and were able to sit outside of an evening with a glass of wine. Very tranquil location. Fairly central for most things in north Norfolk and the Broads.
Dr O'Kelly
May 2011
First class accommodation - the location was beautiful and the decor stunning. Plenty of room for the dog too both inside and outside.
Mr Haywood
April 2011
The property far exceeded our expectations and was beautifully decorated. It was very clean and tidy. Everything you could want was at the property. It was well lit and in lovely surroundings.
Mrs Blanchard
February 2011
The cottage was everything and more. We had a lovely few days of peace and quiet and we were lucky enough to be able to take our dog. The local pub was very friendly and the food was excellent, we would recommend this also.
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