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Country Barn at Pond Farm

Swanton Abbott, Norfolk
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Pets 3
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A quiet location, yet within easy reach of seaside resorts, nature reserves, the Norfolk Broads and the various stately homes.

This wonderful detached barn conversion offers a substantial venue for large families or groups wishing to holiday together. Set in perfect tranquillity with its own enclosed garden, it neighbours the owner’s home and paddocks with horse and family pet pig. Centrally positioned to explore the delights of the Norfolk Broads, North Norfolk Coast, with miles of quiet lanes and woodland walks to be enjoyed from the doorstep. The house is full of charm and character, delightfully furnished and equipped to provide a warm welcome at any time of year. The barn boasts exposed beams, a spacious living room with wood-burning stove, and a farmhouse kitchen with a large dining table perfect for entertaining (catering services available – must be booked prior to arrival direct with the owner) and snooker table. Ground floor bedrooms and shower room make this a perfect choice for older or infirm guests wishing to avoid stairs. The seaside resorts of Cromer and Sheringham offer wide sandy beaches and a host of attractions including golf courses, all within ½ an hour’s drive. Cromer boasts a pier, carnival week in August and fireworks over the water on New Year’s Day (weather permitting). Sheringham is home to the North Norfolk Steam Railway, Splash Aqua pool and Sheringham Gardens. Numerous bird sanctuaries, salt marshes and wildlife centres punctuate the region, and popular RSPB nature and bird reserves can be found at Cley, Blakeney and Morston. Wroxham (8 miles), capital of the Norfolk Broads, provides daily boat hire, river trips, shops, waterside cafés and restaurants. Visit the market town of North Walsham for its farmers market, shops, cafés, restaurants and supermarket (4 miles). Places of historical interest and stately homes can be found within easy driving distance. Blickling Hall boasts open air concerts and events during the summer season. Appealing to children is Banham Zoo, Wroxham Barns and Craft Centre, Dinosaur Adventure Park at Lenwade and West Runton Shire Horse Centre. Shops 2½ miles, two pubs with restaurants 1½ miles.

Entrance hall. Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Spacious, well-equipped, open-plan beamed kitchen/dining room with tiled floor, gas/electric range (for cooking), snooker table and snug area with TV and sofa bed (alternative sleeping only). Utility. Two twin bedrooms. Wet room with shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two cots
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Two DVDs
  • Gas/electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Sand pit
  • Games room with snooker table and table tennis
  • Catering by prior arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • 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
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2019
    We had an excellent stay in the country barn. We were made to feel very welcome and the barn is beautiful. A lovely setting for a big family get together.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2019
    We had a lovely family long weekend at the country barn, masses of space for 8 adults, 3 toddlers, 1 baby and 2 dogs. Warm and friendly welcome, great place to get together and relax. The children loved the trampoline in the garden, they also liked the geese and horses in the farm next door. Good safe secure front and back garden for children and dogs. Bedrooms were all comfortable, warm and spacious, only one bedroom had a double bed.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2018
    Loved our stay at Country Barn, everything you could want for a great weekend away with friends. No local amenities but were aware of this before we went and were happy to get out and about during the day with visits to the coast, local towns and Norwich. Lovely large social areas, the lounge was great for relaxing in and the dining table for eating and chatting. The pool table was great as well as the snug area for those who wanted to watch tv but still get involved with those sitting at the table. As we are all single, the number of single beds suited us. The only downside we found was the non-refundable deposit. Due to unfortunate circumstances we asked if we could amend our booking to a date 6 weeks later (this was months prior to the date we booked), we were told we would lose our deposit and needed to pay it again, on checking the visitors book the house was booked for our original date but no refund was offered.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2018
    Beautiful property, very spacious. Only stayed for a few days, but would have loved to stay for more and intend to return. Really well set up for both adults and children.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    Though out in the country it is easy reach of North Norfolk attractions. An excellent place for a family get together with games and activities for the children in the large garden and also inside.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2018
    To say that this cottage is excellent is an understatement. Set in beautiful countryside in the middle of nowhere, it was our dream holiday get away. The house was roomy, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The lounge was huge, kitchen well equipped and the showers perfect. We were delighted to receive the welcome pack including wine (red, white and prosecco!), milk, chocolates, bacon, eggs and much more. The best stocked pantry I've ever had on holiday was a huge bonus. The owners are just next door and couldn't have been more helpful or friendly and we all loved the pig, horses and geese! I cannot recommend this fabulous house highly enough and we will definitely be back soon.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    Amazing holiday and holiday accommodation

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    We have had a long weekend away with friends and family for many years and have stayed at many different houses. Country Barn was by far the best we have stayed in. It was clean, comfortable, well equipped and beautiful. That together with the fantastic country side around will make Country Barn hard to beat. Our dogs had a wonderful time and were safely fenced in the garden. The owners did not encroach on our privacy, but were friendly when we saw them. There is no doubt that we will using Country Barn again (probably for our weekend away next year). Thank you ....we had a great time. Sorry we don't have a group photo ... but if we did, we would be smiling!!!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    A very comfortable holiday home, with plenty of space both inside, with good sized rooms and a large outdoor area with a table tennis and trampoline. A fantastic welcoming pack of wine, chocolates, milk, bread eggs and bacon, which was much appreciated. Suggestions for improvements - clearer instructions on the different rubbish bins and recycling; outside loungers to enjoy the sunshine; small 'crisp' type bowls; the local map of the area needs replacing

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo
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