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The Retreat

Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 41km

Set within 23 acres of farmland fronting the River Tudd with private lake and pets corner; ideal for the young. The Retreat is in an ideal location for country pursuits; walking, cycling, birdwatching, horse riding, golf and is the perfect base for exploring neighbouring market towns, The Broads, coastal resorts and the fine historic city of Norwich.

Quiet and peaceful, yet only a 10 minute drive to Norwich park and ride bus service into Norwich.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cromer 41.4 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich Airport 17.8 km, Nearest railway: Norwich Railway Station 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Thoughtfully converted, we have retained many of the original features, including the vaulted ceilings and original brickwork, dating back to the 1800s. The family bathroom comprises of a large wet room, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. The main double bedroom has a double en suite shower room. All three bedrooms have separate vanity units/sinks. Separate toilet.

Further details outdoors

Step outside into the furnished courtyard with landscaped gardens to relax and enjoy the scenery. Take a stroll down to the river or on site private lake set in the 23 acres of unspoilt countryside, surrounded by nature at its best. Visit our 'pets corner' where you will be greeted by the family pets; great for the children. Also available on request are our free range chicken eggs. Ample parking available for customers and their guests.

The East Anglia region

A visit to Norfolk offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of busy Britain. Around every corner you will find pretty villages and historic churches, miles and miles of unspoilt beaches, countryside and rivers teeming with wildlife and relaxed towns and a city with wonderful shops and tempting cafes. Combine all of this with an exciting selection of things to do and a range of entertainment to suit all ages and you have Norfolk in a nutshell.

Norfolk is a popular tourist destination and has several major examples of holiday attractions. There are many seaside resorts, including some of the finest British beaches, such as those at Great Yarmouth, Waxham, Cromer and Holkham bay. . Norfolk is probably best known for the Broads and other areas of outstanding natural beauty and many areas of the coast are wild bird sanctuaries and reserves with some areas designated as National Parks. Tourists and locals enjoy the wide variety of monuments and historical buildings in both Norfolk and the city of Norwich.

Arts and culture is a big part of life in Norfolk, there are many annual festivals celebrating art, music and performance. You will find plenty of musical events and exhibitions ând look out for the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, The Norwich Philharmonic and Britten Sinfonia to name but a few.


East Tuddenham is a small and friendly vilage whcih offers the best of best worlds; on one hand it is quiet and beautiful surrounded by fields and many public footpaths, and on the other it is still close to local amenities and is just minutes from the A47. It also has a local village hall, bar, park , church, and two on site tennis courts which are available for private hire and many other clubs and activities, such as badminton, bowles, football, dance classes to name a few!

Although we are classified as being in dereham, we are actually closer to norwich as we are located in between the two town/city.

Every visitor, whatever their interests, soon discovers the delights offered by Norwich. Set in the heart of East Anglia, the historic city of Norwich has everything you would desire of a vibrant regional capital. The beautiful countryside and waterways around the city complement Norwich perfectly ând glorious unspoilt landscapes dotted with delightful traditional villages and market towns. The Norwich area is the perfect location to enjoy the contrasts of one of Englands most picturesque counties. From glorious open countryside to the unspoilt tranquility of the Norfolk Broads, from sleepy villages to the vibrant city of Norwich with its magnificent cathedral and cobbled streets, there is plenty to explore. And when you want to spend some time indoors there are plenty of historical buildings to discover and numerous museums.

The Norwich area has a whole host of museums, theatres, cinemas, arts venues, churches and green spaces catering for families, couples and singles of all ages. Attractions, parks and shops offer half term and school holidays activities from book reading to puppet making whilst adults can enjoy recitals, art galleries and bandstand concerts to name but a few and most of these things to do are FREE.

Not only is Norwich the most complete medieval city in England, it is throbbing with nightlife, buzzing with shoppers and alive with street entertainers, arts and music. The atmosphere here is contagious and you will find there is so much to see you may need to stay an extra few days. Pack your credit card and hit the shops ând Norwich has been voted one of the top ten shopping destinations in Britain!

Norwich is lucky to house two great shopping centres, The Mall Norwich and the newly built Chapelfield. Between them they offer over 150 shops plus restaurants and cafes. Both have their own car parks with parking for the disabled and parents with toddlers and both provide Shopmobility offering the loan of scooters, electric and manual wheelchairs.

Eating out in Norwich and the countryside is all about the pleasure of enjoying wonderful Norfolk food, the skills of top local chefs and receiving a warm welcome from passionate proprietors. Restaurants in Norwich offer the sophistication of award-winning eateries from trendy bistros to homely gastro-pubs to hotel restaurants and themed meals. Norwich and it's countryside has just about every variety of restaurant you can think of. Plus quite a few have some pretty great awards under their belts!

As far as events go in Norwich and the Nofolk countryside, there are a numerous amount which vary widely from large county events like The Royal Norfolk Show on 25/26th June which we are only a 10 minute drive from, offering everything for a great day out from food/drink, equine and livestock, farm machinery, royal visits, trade stands, entertainment displays, food hall and cookery theatre...the list goes one! There is also the many other events around Norfolk this year, such as flower shows, music events, beach carnivals, food festivals, lord Mayer's Celebration, arts festivals; to see more, follow the link below.

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Review 1-10 of 31

27 Jan 2014


"Fantastic farm holiday, ideal for children, great hosts - highly recommended!!"

We spent a fantastic two weeks at Amanda and Andy's farm. The children were collecting eggs, feeding the chickens and goats, and they were taken for hay rides. We also went boating on the private lake. Andy lent us his vintage racing bike so that we could explore the area by bike. Amanda is a great hostess and very considerate, e.g. she prepared the beds of our 4-year-old boys with construction vehicle bed-linen. This is one of many things that the boys are still talking about. All in all, we had a fantastic time!

This was the true Norfolk experience!
We hope to be back sooner than later!

22 Oct 2013


"weekend with the children and little grandaughter - 4 days as a couple"

We as a couple spent 7 nights at the retreat, joined by our 2 children, partners and baby granddaughter for a 3 night weekend. We would recommend it. Amanda and Andy were brilliant and nothing was too… More

30 Sep 2013


"absolutely amazing"

we had a stay at the retreat with 2 young children and a disabled family member. The amenities were outstanding. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The accommodation was very modern… More

24 Sep 2013


"Superb Family Stay at The Retreat!"

Following a Superb 5 nights stay at The Retreat we would like to say a huge Thank You to Amanda and Andy for making our holiday wonderful and welcoming. The Retreat facilities are excellent for young … More

4 Sep 2013


"Lovely Accommodation in a Lovely Location!"

Stayed in The Stables as The Retreat was already booked. Accommodation lovely and very roomy. Had everything you need. Wi-fi was a bonus - ideal for my teenage children. Amanda and Andy very welcomin… More

19 Aug 2013


"ideal location, great quality accomodation, fantastic welcome"

we have had a fantastic holiday staying at the stables. andy and amanda were really welcoming to us and grandad and our boys really enjoyed "helping out" on the farm! accomodation was real q… More

6 Aug 2013


"Much more than we expected"

We have stayed at countless rental cottages in the UK and France and this was one of the very best. The property (The Stables) was spacious, modern, clean and well appointed (more than enough room for my wife, myself and our two boys aged 10 and 8), and the farm was perfect with its facilities, fields, lake (with rowing boat!), tractor rides and animals, which all the children helped take care of. Andy and Amanda were excellent (and fun) hosts, and couldn't do enough to make our stay more comfortable, including providing us with eggs, vegetables and the occasional pint of home brew. The farm is well positioned with Norwich, the Broads and the North Norfolk coast all a short drive away. We will be back .....

31 Jul 2013


"The most relaxing, perfect holiday venue we've ever stayed at!"

We have just had a wonderful two weeks staying in the beautiful Stables (The Retreat was fully booked). The converted barn was very clean, spacious, and was fitted out with high end fixtures and fittings. Andy and Amanda are the perfect hosts, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting them, and will be coming back for many years to come. They should be very proud of the service they provide their guests, which is quite unique. There was so much for our ten and eight year old boys to do, they actually asked Andy if we could buy the barn and live there! Unfortunately for all of us, he had to say no. We know that we were very lucky to stumble across this little gem, and can't wait to return. Keep up the good work Amanda & Andy!

27 Jul 2013


"Fantastic accommodation in an idyllic setting!"

This holiday was truly one to remember! My partner and I took our three children to The Retreat for a week's holiday and we truly wish that we could have stayed for longer. Andy and Amanda are th… More

22 Jul 2013



Our family had a fantastic time at The Retreat. Amanda and Andy are the perfect hosts, making you feel so welcome - nothing is too much trouble. We were given tractor rides, collected fresh eggs, and … More

Review 1-10 of 31

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