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Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This stylish one bedroom barn conversion was recently completed to an impeccably high standard and offers very comfortable accommodation for two.
Little Barn, with views of rolling South Norfolk countryside from its raised verandah, dedicated access and parking is the perfect rural retreat.
The historic city of Norwich is but a ten minute drive away yet Little Barn nestles in beautiful, unspoilt countryside, a great base from which visitors can enjoy walks in a wildlife conservation area and along Boudicca's Way, riding at the local equestrian school, a pint in a real ale pub and eating at great local restaurants. Other local areas of interest include the site of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum, only a short walk away, and the new country park of Whitlingham Broad, an area of wetland and lakes alongside Norwich's main waterway, the River Wensum, which offers a wide range of outdoor and water-based activities. Upper Stoke is also an ideal base for exploring Norfolks countryside and coastline, the county's myriad mediaeval churches as well as the beautiful, historic and culturally vibrant city of Norwich.
The accommodation is part of the award-winning conversion of The Old Barns, which was recognised both for the quality of design and execution, and for it's eco-credentials. The underfloor heating comes from a ground-source heat pump; passive ventillation; high levels of thermal insulation; clay paints used throughout to enable the building to breathe; solar PV;on-site waste-water treatment and re-use; organic gardens; local and re-used materials.
Little Barn is served by a private pathway and separate entrance, and consists of:
Large bedroom which sleeps two ( linen and towels provided)
Contemporary bathroom in a natural slate finish with walk in shower and large bath
Sitting/dining room with French windows looking out over ornamental gardens, with a modern fitted kitchen -- hob, oven, fridge and appropriate kitchen paraphernalia
The whole building has polished concrete floors with underfloor heating
For romantic retreats and special occasions welcome hampers, champagne and flowers are available, just ask!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Norwich|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The East Anglia region
Norfolk is a beautiful unspoilt county, famous for its big skies, expansive sandy and pebbly beaches, amazing bird-life and seal colonies, The Broads unique environments, fine country houses (including Sandringham and Holkham and Blickling), and not forgetting Norwich. A fine city, one time England's second city, boasting both the fabulous Anglican Cathedral and the more modest and more recent Catholic Cathedral; an imposing Caste Keep which stands proudly centre-stage in the city; the oldest marketplace in England, and a great variety of thriving boutique shops dotted around The Lanes, alongside the usual offerings you would expect of a large regional centre.
Culturally Norwich is blessed with The Theatre Royal ,The Playhouse Theatre and Cinema City (an arts cinema that is uber-comfy and shows more than the normal list of block-busters), as well as a number of other interesting venues; hosts a nationally acclaimed festival of arts music and dance for two weeks each May. Not forgetting The Sainsbury Centre on the university campus, with both touring as well as its own internationally important collections.
The North Norfolk coast is less than an hour away; as are Southwold and Aldeburgh (for Snape Maltings, Benjamin Britten's magical concert hall)
Lots of information at Little Barn. Or just ask me.
Apparently the second highest spot in Norfolk. But that's not saying a lot. Though it does mean we get long views.
We are in a pretty and accessible area just 10 minutes outside Norwich. From the door you can walk along well-maintained paths to Venta Icenorum, a Romano-British settlement and one-time home to the Iceni. And Boudicca's way, a long-distance path, passes the door.
Substantial areas around Little Barn are managed to attract diverse birdlife, and in the acre here at The Old Barns we have tried to encourage bio-diversity in our planting and in the management of the grounds.
Stoke Holy Cross boasts two good eating places--The Wildebeest and The Mill. Both a 20 minute walk across the fields.
Maps and walking routes available here.
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15 Sep 2014
"Comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings."
Little Barn is convenient for seeing Norwich and the Broads. It is set in a beautiful garden with a pond which attracts wildlife. The inside looks brand new with a luxurious bathroom and excellent wi … More
25 Aug 2014
"Really nice place to stay!"
'Little Barn' is a comfortable, well equipped self catering accommodation. It is in a quiet location in beautiful gardens, we could have stayed in but we enjoyed visiting the broads and the … More
23 Jul 2014
A wonderful place to unwind and chill.Very good welcome. Thanks for the provisions Dulcie.Look forward to returning at some point.If you are considering this acomodation, book it now.We are glad we di… More
4 Jul 2014
"Idyllic peaceful location"
I stayed at little barn for the weekend, I would say it was as good as some 5 star places I have stayed, nicely appointed quiet, ideal for unwinding , Dulce and her family were very welcoming, and I found it the ideal place to chill and relax.
26 Jun 2014
Excellent place to stay, I was working (unfortunately) but I found the place to be ideal. Very clean, comfortable and a brilliant bathroom. Excellent views of the owners gardens, the people who deal… More
3 Mar 2014
"A lovely relaxing weekend break"
We've just returned from a lovely break staying at Little barn.The barn is stylishly furnished, located off the beaten track, making it a quiet getaway weekend..Dulcie met us on arrival and we were greated with fresh flowers, milk, bread and a lovelly cake .It was ideal for us as we had friends to visit and wanted to go into the city, Harleston and Diss .We had everything we required for our stay , a beautifully fitted kitchen, comfortable lounge area and the bathroom and bedroom were beautiful.
We shall certainly be visiting again.
Richard & Chantal Bartlett