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The Old Pig Barn, parking and gardens

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 15km

The Old Pig Barn is a fabulous, one-bedroom cottage built on the foundations of the original pig barns standing in the grounds of The Homestead in Stokesby. The Old Pig Barn is on a single level and sleeps two in a double bedroom with a double sofa bed available in the lounge. The cottage has been furnished and decorated to a high standard; it provides modern coordinated accommodation within a traditional setting. The cottage also benefits from a large selection of the Owners' art collection. All rooms have high ceilings and wood flooring throughout. The main living area is open plan with a modern well fitted kitchen. The bathroom is ¾ tiled, with a modern suite including an electric shower over the bath. There is parking for two cars and a garden area with table, chairs and BBQ. The Old Pig Barn has stunning views over the grounds of The Homestead including the adjoining day ticket fishery and the open farmland around.

The Old Pig Barn is on the outskirts of the delightful village of Stokesby. Within 5 minutes walking distance is the Ferry pub/restaurant and the Riverside Tea Rooms. Two miles away is Acle – The Gateway to the Broads - with supermarkets, pharmacy and butchers, weekly market and country auction as well as a pub and several restaurants. Eight miles away is Great Yarmouth with its beaches and many museums and attractions to visit including the race course and harbour. The Old Pig Barn affords easy access to all parts of the Norfolk Broads where you can explore the network of natural waterways, with Wroxham, Stalham and Horning all within a twenty minute drive.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Great Yarmouth 15 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 15 km, Nearest railway: Acle 3 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage includes a brand new fully equipped kitchen including an electric hob, built in double oven/ grill, washing machine. There are ample work surfaces and cupboards for storage where you will find everything expected in a well stocked kitchen.

The open-plan living and dining area is inviting and relaxing and includes - colour digital TV & DVD, a small selection of DVDs are available, Dab Radio with CD, selection of local books, maps and guides and games. The woodburner creates a warm, relaxing atmosphere on cold nights. The dining area provides spacious and comfortable seating for four adults.

There is a spacious, colour coordinated bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe and drawers. Duvet and linen and hairdryer provided.

The bathroom comprises a modern suite including an electric shower over the bath and is ¾ tiled.

The cottage is warmed with electric panel heating with separate thermostatic valves in each room.

Further details outdoors

The cottage has its own private garden and table and chairs are provided to enjoy views over the open countryside. There is a separate access to the Old Pig Barn which leads to car parking for up to 3 cars immediately adjacent to the cottage with security lighting. There is access to a shed in which to store the BBQ and for guests to store fishing tackle, walking gear etc. Guests also have access to the Owners' 4 acre wildlife haven including the well regarded fishing lake.

Further details

A welcome pack with local produce is provided on arrival. The owners, Janet and Andy, live in the adjacent thatched house and are always available to assist with any of your requirements.

The East Anglia region

Norfolk Broads - Britain’s largest protected wetland has similar status to a national park, mixing wildlife and natural beauty with leisure. The inland waterways of the broads cover a huge area – well worth hiring a boat for a day or half day and exploring the area.

Acle

The Old Pig Barn is on the outskirts of the delightful village of Stokesby. Within 5 minutes walking distance is the Ferry pub/restaurant and the Riverside Tea Rooms. Two miles away is Acle – The Gateway to the Broads - with supermarkets, pharmacy and butchers, weekly market and country auction as well as a pub and several restaurants. Eight miles away is Great Yarmouth with its beaches and many museums and attractions to visit including the race course and harbour. The Old Pig Barn affords easy access to all parts of the Norfolk Broads where you can explore the network of natural waterways, with Wroxham, Stalham and Horning all within a twenty minute drive.

Great Yarmouth - an ancient town which for centuries has been an important centre for the fishing industry. Nowadays, it is a popular seaside resort with miles of sandy beach, attractive gardens and a huge variety of traditional seaside entertainment and amusement. There is a busy commercial harbour and a section of the medieval town still survives. The old houses were crowded into narrow alleyways called rows and a few of these can still be seen in the Heritage Quarter. The South Quay area features a number of museums, showcasing the town's past. There is a mile long promenade strip with numerous tourist attractions, gambling amusements, restaurants and bars. The top attractions of Great Yarmouth are the miles of sandy beach, the Britannia Pier and the rides of the Pleasure Beach. During the summer months, various events are staged including weekly firework displays.

Norwich City - A fine historic city with many interesting places to visit, including the cathedral, castle and museum and excellent traditional and modern shops, including an impressive mall. The city is listed amongst the top ten places for shopping in the UK. The state of the art Millennium Library at the city’s forum building is a must. The cosmopolitan city of Norwich has a lively mix of nightlife, a good variety of restaurants and a range of clubs catering for all tastes.

Wroxham Barns - A Craft Centre situated just outside Wroxham. If you have an interest in seeing craftsmen and women producing top quality items, this is the place to visit. The barns have something for everyone, gift shops, patchwork and quilting, gardening, local cider, pictures, stained glass shops to name a few.

Thrigby Wildlife Park - A short drive from the Old Pig Barn, Thrigby has a rare collection of animals and birds. It works with conservation trusts around the world and Ken Sims the owner is renowned for his work here. The hall and gardens are also well worth visiting, this is a place that is great for adults and children alike.

Museum of the Broads at Stalham - This fascinating museum sets out the history of man’s influence on the Broadland landscape. It shows the history of life and times on the Broads and documents the start of the famous boating holidays. Many boats are on show and there are wonderful videos showing the restoration and launching of original Broads boats.

Potter Heigham - one of the major boating centres on the Norfolk Broads, with many boating holidays or day trips starting from here. The famous medieval bridge gives access to the Upper Thurne, Hickling Broad and Horsey Mere. The banks of the River Thurne at Potter Heigham are lined with waterside bungalows, which can only be accessed by foot or boat. There is the famous Lathams store located here, as well as a pub, chip-shop and gift shop/newsagent.

Hickling - The village is spread out and split into two main parts, Hickling Heath and Hickling Green. Hickling Heath is on the edge of Hickling Broad (the largest of the Norfolk Broads) and has a staithe, private moorings and a pub (Pleasure Boat Inn). Hickling Green is mainly residential, but well worth a visit as it has a pub (The Greyhound), restaurants, church, little shops and many pretty cottages. Nearby, there is a large NWT nature reserve, which consists of marked paths, observation tower and viewing platforms at certain times of the year Cranes can be seen here.

Fairhaven Garden Trust - Set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads at Upton, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is a secret hideaway just waiting to be discovered. Fairhaven is a unique garden rich in wildlife. The Garden is an eclectic mix of native and cultivated plantings with a network of dyke systems and a private broad.

Nature reserves and bird watching - There are nature reserves at Hickling and Ranworth Broad. Depending on the time of year you might be lucky enough to see Swallowtail Butterflies, Little Terns, Cranes, Bitterns and many other rarities within just a few miles. Further a-field (just over an hour’s drive) are the North Norfolk reserves of Cley and Titchwell.

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Review 1-7 of 7

21 Feb 2014

5/5

"A comfortable stay in a great location"

My wife and I booked a short break in mid February at the Old Pig Barn very late, confirming just the day before travelling, but Andy was more than understanding and the email correspondence was quick… More

10 Aug 2013

5/5

"Lovely accomodation, excellent location"

Had a lovely week at this well-equipped property. Exactly as described and in a great location. Easy to find in lovely quiet village with easy access to Norwich, Great Yarmouth and lots of nature rese… More

23 Jun 2013

5/5

"Perfect place to stay for a tranquil getaway"

Wonderful property. Exactly as described. Convenient location for exploring the coast and surrounding broads. Ideal for our short 4 night break. Felt like we had been away for a week when we returned… More

24 Aug 2012

5/5

"Brill ! Place to stay"

We have just got back from a great holiday .Visted lots of lovely places ,Pete had a great time fishing every night .The Old Pig Barn was very good had all you needed and more.

22 Sep 2011

5/5

"A realy enjoyable weeks stay."

Every thing you need is there, lovely clean accommodation, peace and quite, pubs, shop and restaurants on the door step and also a Carp lake at the bottom of the garden so to speak! Janet and Andy are… More

10 Sep 2011

5/5

"A Very Relaxing Holiday"

The old pig barn is a very good place to stay if you like peace and quiet ,but is near enough to walk to the village shop or pub on the river side within about 5 minutes.If you like fishing the lake i… More

25 Aug 2011

5/5

"Excellent accommodation in a very peaceful setting."

If you enjoy fishing the Old Pig Barn is ideal - just a two minute stroll from your front door. We managed to fish at least once every day of our stay - due to the excellent weather we had. You will certainly sleep well as it is so quiet yet only a five minute walk to the local shop and pub. Many pubs within a 10-15 drive.

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