Swimming pool | Purlin Barn, Runcton Holme
Exterior | Purlin Barn - Thorpland Manor Farm, Runcton Holme
  • Barn conversion
  • Runcton Holme
  • E3867

Purlin Barn


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 2

  • 0

Hot Tub
Car parking on site
Purlin Barn is perfect for your summer family break in Norfolk but it can also be decorated at Christmas.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With gas wood burner and Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.


In the timeless, open landscape of the Norfolk Fens, Thorpland Manor Farm offers visitors a wonderfully peaceful rural setting and shared enjoyment of a fine range of facilities including a heated open air swimming pool. Skilfully and lovingly converted from handsome farm buildings, and carefully retaining traditional features in their beamed interiors, all seven cottages provide the highest quality of comfort. Set near the owners’ 17th century farmhouse on a working farm, they all boast their own sitting out areas as well as access to the farm grounds, where coarse fishing and farm walks make this the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind. A sauna, hot tub and games room all add to the pleasurable atmosphere. A wide variety of attractions lie within easy reach including the NT’s Oxburgh Hall, a moated manor house built in 1482 and which holds special events throughout the year, and Langham Glass, where visitors can watch the traditional skills of glass making. A wealth of crafts and antiques barns, a butterfly and wildlfe park, water gardens, farm parks, plant nurseries, museums or rural life and a rare breeds centre also promise good days out. Boasting several unique wildlife habitats and criss-crossed by footpaths and quiet lanes, the wide scenery of the Fens and the heathland and forests of the Norfolk Brecks offer excellent walking and cycling opportunities, whilst the north Norfolk coast,with its picturesque villages, salt marshes and bird reserves, is an easy drive. Sandringham House and Park is well worth a visit and the Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton’s sandy beaches, rock pools, majestic cliffs, beautifully planted gardens, traditional amusements, fun fair and host of water based activities are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Standing on rising ground just 3.5 miles away is Downham Market, one of Norfolk’s oldest market towns and offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, tennis and a sports centre. Fishing, riding and golf are all available nearby. Shops and pub serving food 1.5 miles.

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair. Courtyard patio with garden furniture and barbecue. Parking. Fishing. Outdoor heated swimming pool ( 8.5m x 4.2m), available May-September (Shared). Hot tub and sauna (Shared). Games room with pool table and table football (Shared). Children’s play area with wooden tower, swings and slides. No smoking. Please note: If more than one property is booked there is a security deposit of £100.


    • Customers' Choice 2018


    Baby and Toddler Friendly


    Barn Conversion

    Childrens Play Area

    Cot Available

    Cycle Store

    Decorated at Christmas


    Fishing Nearby

    Games Room

    Garden or Patio

    Golf nearby

    Grouped Property

    Highchair Available

    Horse Riding nearby

    Hot Tub Privacy - Shared

    Parking - On Site

    Pub Within 1 Mile


    Sauna Privacy - Shared

    Shower Cubicle


    Swimming Pool - Shared

    Swimming Pool - Heated

    Washing Machine


    Working Farm


    Good to know

    Check in and check out times

    • Arrive after 16:00
    • Depart before 10:00


    • No pets allowed

    Car parking

    • On-site

    What's included?

    • Wifi
    • Bed linen
    • Towels


    • No smoking, please

    Overall holiday experience

    Based on 19 reviews


    out of 10

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    • Polegate

    • Family


    out of 10

    The cottage was excellent- it lacked nothing- and the layout suited us very well. The only downside was that attractions to visit involved significant journeys but we chose the location for personal reasons. Local walks were good.

    4 Nov 2022


    • Worthing

    • Family


    out of 10

    We really enjoyed our family holiday. Felt very welcome and loved the fact that they catered for all ages especially children with the toddler plates & cups. To having the stair gate at the top of the stairs. The bottle of wine was very welcome! The only suggestion is that the sofa’s could do with updating they were very worn. Also our downstairs loo door was fairly warped so only of use for the toddlers as the door didn’t close. The swimming pool was fab as was the hot tub and sauna the booking system worked well with the hour slots and flexibility of booking those slots. Great to have games room and play park and children loved the neighbours  in the field.

    14 Sep 2022


    • Family (the eldest child is at school)


    out of 10

    Family of 6, children aged 6,9,13 & 15, had a great holiday in Purlin Barn, spacious, clean and everything we needed to hand. The pool was the firm favourite and as parents saved us money as we didn't necessarily have to do daily trips out. We would stock up at supermarket en route home when out and about, we took the kids horse riding 30 mins away, visited Sandringham House, beach day and visited Norwich City. Used reservoir across the road to fish and took local walks which the owners provided details of. Lovely to have the hot tub, sauna & pool at the end of a busy day. Would definitely recommend Thorpland Barns.

    8 Sep 2022

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