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The Farmhouse

Child friendly farm, Norfolk

About The Farmhouse

​The Farmhouse offers stunning accommodation for large groups of friends and family of up to 16, all set within the wonderful grounds of Great Barn Farm. There’s plenty to do on-site with access to all of the shared facilities at Great Barn Farm including The Sheep Dip indoor pool, jacuzzi and steam room, as well as your own large private gardens, tennis court and treehouse (you might even pick your own fruit and veg!).  The rural location is perfect for enjoying peace, tranquility, and uninterrupted quality time with your family, yet close enough to beautiful beaches and attractions for memorable days out.

The Farmhouse

This stunning renovation of the original early 19th century home at Great Barn Farm is beautifully furnished and decorated to an excellent standard. It is light and airy, with wooden and tiles floors, vintage furniture and modern comforts. All 6 bedrooms have their own en-suite shower or bathroom, and with the large living and outdoor spaces it can comfortably accommodate large groups of family and friends.

Downstairs there is a modern well-equipped kitchen with a dining area that’s perfect for breakfasts and informal lunches. The south-facing living room and dining room (complete with a table big enough for everyone) have stripped wooden floors, and wood burners for snuggly evening. Both look out onto the large and established garden, giving you picture-perfect views to enjoy.

Outside the wisteria clad house there is a huge lawn that just shouts “croquet” and a large adjacent seating area for al fresco meals, or indeed Pimms! Kids and grown-ups will love exploring the treehouse, and next to the garden the tennis court is a great way to burn calories and have some family fun.

Upstairs 5 of the bedrooms are doubles, with large beds and simple furnishings, and the 6th has 3 sets of custom built full-sized bunks - a sleepover paradise!

The Farmhouse has some cool eco-credentials, with a biomass boiler providing heating, and solar panels providing much of the electricity used on-site, and you can properly indulge in the bucolic setting by picking your own fruit and veg from your very own kitchen garden.

Activities

You’ll have your own key to the shared pool area where you’ll find a jacuzzi, steam room, changing room and showers. There are loungers and wifi in the pool area for those that would rather supervise as the kids swim. Pool towels are not provided so take yours along to make the most of the fabulous indoor pool.

There are some wonderful walks and cycle routes through beautiful unspoilt woodland and rolling farmland from your doorstep, making The Farmhouse a wonderful place to stay and explore the countryside. Take your bikes and walking boots/wellies to make the most of it. You’ll also be within easy reach of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Try Brancaster for long sandy beaches or Wells for some fab independent shops by the harbour, and beautiful beach huts.

Titchwell Marsh is a great place for all the family to visit and do some nature spotting, and  Church Farm at Stow Bardolph has rare breeds for you to meet, tractor rides, indoor and outdoor play areas and a great cafe.

Just a few minutes away is Sandringham with beautiful woodland, a play area and nature trails where you can play all day outdoors, and pop into the house to see where The Queen spends her Christmas.

Kids & Parents

Children are very welcome at The Farmhouse and will love the space - both indoors and out. If you can get them out of the pool, or down from the treehouse they can lounge around in the bunk room where they’ll find lots of extra large beanbags, and as Great Barn is a working farm there are lots of opportunities to explore farm life.

Food & Drink

The modern kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and dining. The owners can supply details for local caterers to provide family meals, or you could visit one of the many great country pubs nearby.  There are shops, a fish and chip shop and a pub in Gayton, just 1 mile from The Farmhouse. Kings Lynn is only 8 miles away and has a great selection of supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.

The Owners: Sara & Julian

“We remain a working farming family and the farm here is about 1,350 acres. We are farming tenants and part of The Westacre Estate. Across our farm and The Estate there is huge opportunity for walking, riding and cycling".

A beautiful space with excellent facilities for large groups of all ages to enjoy time together and the beautiful Norfolk countryside and coast.

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