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Piggyback Barns - Woodpecker Barn

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Sculthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Lovely family home, with character floor, wood burning stove and four poster bed, Burnham Market and Fakenham close by.

"Hiding in the tranquillity of a village setting - attractive barns converted into delightful holiday accommodation"

"Hiding in the tranquillity of a village setting - attractive barns converted into delightful holiday accommodation"

Offering a welcome holiday retreat for large families and groups, these beautiful adjoining barn conversions (CUL & CWL) are full of charm and character with exposed beams, character flooring and equipped to offer all modern day comforts. Boasting a comfortable, open-plan living space with a wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen, each barn has its own enclosed, walled, lawned garden with seating. There is a function hall on-site (with conference and catering facilities for up to 250 guests) which may be available for use by prior arrangement with the owner. Neighbouring the owner’s farm, Piggyback Barns are situated in the peaceful village of Sculthorpe, just 8 miles from the Norfolk coastline with its wealth of sandy beaches, and RSPB bird and nature reserves. Excellent walking and cycling can be enjoyed from the doorstep.

Fakenham (2 miles) offers good shops, restaurants, inns, a bowling alley, cinema and golf course. Bustling Burnham Market, with village shops, inns and restaurants, is 7 miles away. Wells-next-the-Sea (8 miles) offers an excellent sandy beach with colourful beach huts, a small shopping town centre with many inns and restaurants, and a picturesque fishing harbour - popular for fresh shell fish. Further along the coast is Brancaster for an uncrowded sandy beach and golf course. Brancaster Staithe provides a popular venue for sailing and boating enthusiasts.

The traditional seaside towns of Heacham and Hunstanton offer an array of activities for all ages. Many places of historical interest and stately homes are within surrounding area. Twenty minutes’ drive away is the historical town of Kings Lynn for shopping, market place, restaurants, inns and theatre, and also Norwich city for excellent shopping, castle museum, cathedral, theatre, market place, restaurants and inns. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Spacious, open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, double sofa bed (for +2) and well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

Electricity/gas range included.

Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally. Full oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, walled, lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (for 4 cars). Shared external games room with pool table, air hockey, table tennis and table football (open 6am - 10pm). Shared gym with running machine, rowing machine, cross-trainer and cycle (open 6am - 10pm). Ground floor facilities. No smoking. NB: These properties have a £300 security deposit for non-holidaymakers. Fenced moat within grounds

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Gym

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/10/2017
    Brilliant - made regular use of excellent farm shop Great Walsingham and lovely café at Little Walsingham. Beautiful area to explore by bike.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    Lovely big house with everything we needed for our family age ranges from 2 to 95! Loved Norfolk. Exceptional welcome pack... the best ever. Thank you

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    Woodpecker Barn is in a delightful spot - idyllic. It is large and spacious and clean. It did smell a little musty when we arrived but I think that's only because it was the beginning of the season and needed a good airing. The downstairs bathroom off the kitchen isn't very nice - the floor is stained and the owner kindly told us the shower wasn't working before we arrived. The window leaked when it rained in one of the main bedrooms too. The garden is beautiful. We enjoyed an open fire kindly laid by the owners. The towels were plentiful and soft. The welcome pack was much appreciated and generous, thank you. The Morrisons bread was inedible though I'm afraid. All in all, a great cottage with bags of space. The owner was kind enough to phone me ahead, configure to our needs and tell me about the broken shower. We would stay here again but do feel the cottage needs a little TLC in a few places.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2017
    I stayed at WoodPecker Barn in November for a family wedding held locally. I was so impressed with the accommodation that I recommended it to another group of friends for a summer break this June. All were in agreement that the accommodation was excellent, generously spacious, well equipped and maintained to a high standard. The walled garden and secure outside space was also an added bonus during summer months and excellent for the 'four legged friend' in our group.Also ample parking available which is often problematic in holiday accommodation. A great base for exploring North Norfolk.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2017
    Great property - just lovely.

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9.0 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
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