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Beech Barn, Townhouse Rd, Old Costessey

Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Only 4 miles from Norwich City centre. Warmly welcoming Barn studio, recently completed with all modern conveniences including computer with broadband internet, 42'' LCD TV, table football.

Attached to the barn is a beautiful outside patio barbecue area, with wood burning chimnea and table tennis.

Rural situation to the rear of a charming 300 year old cottage, bordering horsefields on the outskirts of the centuries old village of Old Costessey.

10 minutes drive to easy parking in fabulous historic Norwich city centre for shopping, castle, museums, cathedral and theatres.

Perfect for a romantic getaway or family holiday for walking, cycling, the broads.

Sleeps a comfortable 4 up to a very cosy 6 with sofa bed.

Great location for countryside, access to dramatic beaches all around the Norfolk/Suffolk coast. Just a 5 minutes or less walk from quiet fishing lakes so you can enjoy a lovely morning fishing.

There is access to the well known cycle route Marriott's Way which at 26 miles is one of the longest traffic-free routes in the country and can be followed for a walking/cycling trip to Norwich.

Great for holidays or short stay Norwich City break alternative to bed and breakfast.

Size Sleeps up to 6, Studio
Nearest beach Cromer 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich International 4 km, Nearest railway: Norwich Train Station 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Free Wifi

Duvets pillows bed linen and towels provided. Cot available on request.

Table football upstairs in the studio.

Computer with broadband internet provided.

Further details outdoors

Large roofed BBQ and open patio area with 3 tables and chairs. Use of chimnea and patio heater. Table tennis table.

The fishing lakes are called Shallowbrook Lakes and have their own website

The East Anglia region

You can relax and enjoy yourselves in Norfolk.

Norfolk is the safest place in the country, with the lowest crime rate in England, according to Home Office figures (Source: 2009 iQuanta rankings).

The Norfolk Broads - an area of outstanding natural beauty is one of the main attractions of East Anglia.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in the area - from boating, fishing, sailing, walking, cycling, birdwatching.

Wroxham is only 5 miles away and there you can hire a dayboat all year round and there are many restaurants overlooking the broads there.


Beech Barn is only 4 miles from Norwich town centre so ideal for what is possibly the best shopping area in the country, (officially rated in the top 10) with 2 large Malls and many small and totally unique shops located in ancient streets.

The Norman Cathedral is one of the finest in England, with its magnificent Cloisters and Cathedral Close.

Norwich Castle a wonderful Norman 900 year old castle, constructed to impress the locals once used as a prison, now a museum, houses several outstanding collections of art, natural history, archeology and historical artifacts, lots for family holidays.

Norwich also has good night life (clubs, bars, pubs etc). Norwich was once famous for having a church for every week in the year and a pub for every day. It had the highest number of pubs per square mile in the UK.

There is always something special on at the theatres (Theatre Royal, The Playhouse, Maddermarket Theatre, The Garage Theatre) and sometimes in the summer there are outside performances.

Fishing lakes are less than 5 minutes walk. There are several golf clubs within 10 mins drive including Costessey Park golf course set in 100 acres of picturesque parkland less than one mile away.

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8 Nov 2014



We booked this delightful property as a base for visiting our daughter who is studying in the University of East Anglia. Tom & Rita made us very welcome and had thought of everything, it was like home… More

30 Jul 2014


"Brilliant place, can't recommend it enough!"

Great place to stay with helpful friendly owners. Spacious and comfortable accommodation with all the facilities you need, including washing machine, large dinning area, massive TV and a computer with fast internet. We stayed twice and would certainly stay again. Well recommended. Great location, very private. Excellent top marks, no complaints.

10 May 2014


"lovely barn and outside area"

Lovely cosy barn conversion, the outside area is fantastic. an undercover area with sofa, chairs table and chairs chimnea and patio heater which is great to sit out in the evening listening to music a… More

31 Mar 2014


"A great week!"

Beech Barn is well equipped, comfortable and well located for visiting Norwich. The hosts kindly supplied a walking map of the area. As well as walking this area is great for cycling, we went both dir… More

13 Mar 2014


"Warm and comfortable with friendly and helpful owners."

Beech Barn is very convenient for Norwich and the surrounding area. The accommodation is comfortable and the central heating is efficient and easy to control. It is well equipped with a good range of facilities and there is a commendably relaxed atmosphere.

3 Sep 2013


"Like Camping in Comfort"

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Beech Barn, an ideal base for exploring the Broads, days out at the beach, or shopping in the city, and not too far from local amenities while still giving the feel of b… More

Thanks Cyril, welcome back any time. Regards Tom and Rita

2 Sep 2013


"Peaceful Retreat"

Excellent location: peaceful, semi-rural yet near city and all amenities.
Convenient for sightseeing, walks, fishing and cycling.
Spacious, well-designed, very clean barn conversion with kitchen/diner, bathroom and small, paved entrance hall/utility room downstairs and one large bedroom/living-room upstairs. Suitable for couple or family with younger children.
Well-equipped kitchen with good quality appliances.
Table-tennis outside and table-football inside to keep everyone amused and happy.
Huge TV, computer and Wi-Fi – a real touch of luxury for the price.
Spectacular outside area: perfect for al fresco dining or just chilling with a cup of tea.
Friendly, relaxed hosts who kindly left tea, coffee, sugar, fresh milk, cleaning stuff and toilet paper ready for guests' arrival. Warm, welcoming touch – much appreciated.
Clear, prompt communication with hosts throughout.

Sign could be bigger and more obvious as entrance to property is disguised by hedges.
Would be good if bottom half of stable door shut properly to let air circulate while keeping small children or dogs safe.
Shower door/curtain OR mop to dry the floor would help.
Chest of drawers would be handy for clothes storage.
Thin sofa-bed mattress would not suit anyone with back problems.
Washing-machine and pegs great but a washing-line would be useful!
Generally: This was a convenient and relaxing base for a week's holiday visiting friends and family. Beech Barn is excellent value for money and we thoroughly recommend it. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to stay there again. Many thanks to Tom and Rita.

28 Mar 2013


"Ideal for our needs"

We booked a four night stay to visit family in Taverham & Norwich so location of the barn was perfect for us. We also visited the coast around Happisburgh which was only a short drive away and visited Felbrigg Hall (NT) near Cromer.

Unfortunately the weather was bitterley cold which prevented us from spending much time outdoors so we did not get the opportunity to walk around the village or to Norwich as we had planned. The barn was extremely warm & welcoming to go back to at the end of the day. Comfy bed upstairs and all mod cons in the kitchen.

It was good to have a large screen tv which is rare in a rental property. There is a super outside area for those long hot evenings!

The only moan (a bit petty really) would be the stable door. As we suffered high winds it would have made it easier if the top section was bolted to the lower door.

Owners Tom & Rita have been great with communications from the booking through to when we left and in no way were they intrusive.

27 Nov 2012


"Really comfortable and convenient place"

Excellent accommodation: spacious and well-equipped with impressive facilities and very
helpful owners.

12 Nov 2012


"Good value and clean"

Good value for money, clean and nice surroundings. Easy access to city and main roads, very quiet considering you are not far from city. Very charming place to stay.

Review 1-10 of 19

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