£144 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Retreat – Home 131107 Barn

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Barn / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 41 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Amanda B.
Average reply time:
43 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
11 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Jun 2010. Located in Dereham, it has 80 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £573 to £859.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

80 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful Accommodation!”

Reviewed 27 May 2019

Wow - our stay at The Retreat was perfect! Amanda welcomed us into the beautiful barn conversation and our stay was brilliant from start to finish. The hosts are welcoming and made us feel extremely welcome. Thank you - and hope to see you again next year!

“Riverside Farm”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2017

We had a great stay in the Retreat. The barn was spotless and very well equipped. Loved all the animals especially the baby bantams . We've stayed in many holiday lets over the years but the Retreat certainly ranks among the best and we would have no hesitation in recommending the property.

“Excellent property, nicely furnished and great for kids (plenty of animals)”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2016

We loved The Retreat, we were only there for a weekend but would definitely consider it for a longer break. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, 2 WCs & 2 showers and plenty of seating in the open plan kitchen & living area. Lovely free range eggs on arrival Our children were allowed to help feed the farm animals, which they loved.

“Felt at home straightaway”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2015

We had a warm welcome from the cottage owners.The cottage was cosy and very clean. We found everything we needed and wished that we had been able to stay longer.

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

Reviewed 27 Jan 2014

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!

“Much more than we expected”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2013

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 .....

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

Reviewed 31 Jul 2013

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!


Reviewed 14 Jun 2013

Just had a 2 night stay in "the Retreat" and can say that it was an absolute pleasure to have stayed there. The accommodation was spotless and had everything we required and more. Amanda and Andy were amazing hosts and couldn't have done more to make our visit more enjoyable. Will definitely book again.

“Perfect holiday hosts”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2013

Fab cottage - clean, tidy, well equipped - beautiful, peaceful location. Amanda and Andy were the perfect holiday hosts, always there to help when needed. They made the holiday extra special, involving children and family with feeding farm animals, collecting fresh eggs and tractor rides. They were the perfect holiday hosts, and went above and beyond to make our holiday extra special. Thank you so much!!


Reviewed 12 Apr 2013

what a wonderful place to stay this is are second time here and we will keep going back.The retreat had everything we needed the wet room was great for are daughter who has limited mobility.andy and amanda always make us feel welcome and nothing is too much for them.

Review 1-10 of 80


How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Amanda (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Amanda (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Amanda the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Amanda (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Amanda (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Amanda (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Amanda (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Amanda (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Amanda (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Amanda (the owner) a message.

If Amanda (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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