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Barn Conversion in Hindolveston, Holt, North Norfolk - Ideally Positioned For North Norfolk Coast, Norfolk Broads And Norwich, Walking & Cycling.
Swallow Barn offers peace and privacy in a garden setting, where abundant wildlife includes owls - both Barn owls and Little owls - swallows and pipistrelle bats, as well as numerous garden birds and wild animals. It isn't unusual to see a young fox or pair of deer passing through! Buzzards and kites nest within half a mile. The garden at Swallow Barn is in full sunshine throughout the day, weather permitting(!), and benefits from some spectacular sunsets. It backs onto and overlooks the owner’s fields.
The property is spacious. It boasts a stunning beamed living room with three relaxing settees and large woodburner, which makes for cosy winter evenings; visitors can relax with a glass of wine in the conservatory, overlooking the garden and the owner's surrounding fields and watch the evening forays of the barn owl across the field. The large master bedroom offers a king-size bed, TV and en suite, whilst the second bedroom has two 3ft Myers divan beds. A comfortable M&S sofa bed in the living room completes the accommodation for up to six people. Free Wifi is provided.
Why not have a look around the inside – copy and paste the following link in your browser: http://www.youtube.com/embed/3KtDrZOTNTA?rel=0
Children and dogs are welcome at Swallow Barn. A cot option in the main bedroom is available on request, as well as a baby chair. Dogs can run safely in the garden, which is surrounded by a post and rail fence, netted to the top, and gated to the road so it should contain even the smallest of dogs!. The pine staircase seen in the photos leads to the owner's storage area, and is gated at the bottom to prevent children accessing it.
The property offers gas central heating throughout, which makes it inviting and comfortable to stay in, whatever the season.
Swallow Barn is located some 6 miles from the Georgian town of Holt, with its excellent range of shops and restaurants. The many quiet lanes and off-road tracks are ideal for cycling and walking, while bird watchers will enjoy the local Raptor Point, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and the Blakeney and Cley marshes. Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall – both National Trust properties – are about 20 minutes distance. Sandringham and Holkham Hall are easily accessible. Explore the North Norfolk Coast, with its clean, sandy beaches, as well as the Norfolk Broads and Norwich (30 mins), with its castle, theatres, shops and nightlife.
Within a 5-minute drive you will find: an excellent family-run butchery, 2 open-late general stores, scrumptious bakery (resist if you can!), fresh Cromer crabs and farm produce for sale, 2 takeaways and excellent food in pubs where dogs are welcome .
Whether you are looking for a family holiday or a romantic short break, you are sure to find lots to do in the area. Please contact the owner for prices of stays of less than a week, as short breaks are often available out of season. Holidays usually run from Saturday to Saturday, but this can be flexible out of peak season.
PRICES - these range from £343 in low season to £532 in high season - please see further details by clicking the PRICES link. Payment may be made by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card.
ALSO PROVIDED: * free internet access * woodburner (logs supplied) and gas central heating * freeview TV and DVD player in the living room * TV in the master bedroom * bed linen and towels (changed weekly for holidays extending to two weeks) * outside table and chairs, sunloungers and BBQ * off-road parking for 2+ cars * lockable shed for bike storage
Two well-behaved dogs are very welcome. Swallow Barn is a non-smoking cottage.
Please see separate information for Garden Cottage (Simply Owners P17982), a one-bedroom barn conversion - 150 yds distance - which can be rented separately, or in conjunction with Swallow Barn at a reduced combined cost.
Stunning Barn Conversion
By Heather W on 25-Nov-2016
Had a wonderful few days in this beautiful character property. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very homely. Loved the quiet location yet within easy reaches of the impressive Norfolk beaches. The sofas were very comfortable as was the bed we used in the main bedroom. But our favourite thing has to be the large log burner which made for very cosy evenings. Lovely to meet you Val, we shall be returning!
Lovely rural property
By Susan L on 25-Jun-2016
We were greeted by a very cheerful Val and shown round the property. The website does not do it justice. It was immaculate and everything worked. Although the weather was not as good as we'd hoped it was a pleasure to return to somewhere comfortable. The bed in the main bedroom was very comfy, and the towels in the bathrooms good quality. I only mention this as we have stayed in other properties where these things do not seem important to the owner. We found a lovely butcher on Val's recommendation, the meat was superb. I would definitely recommend this holiday home, it was just a pity we didn't get the opportunity to sit out in the tranquil garden.
Amazing property in glorious surroundings
By Stephen C on 18-Jun-2016
Well worth the 648 miles drive to Swallow Barn. The property was everything and more than described by Val. Val was very helpful on arrival. Our first visit to Norfolk, hopefully not our last. We found Swallow Barn a lovely clean property in very tranquil surroundings, the daily visits from the barn owl amazing. Thanks Val for a great holiday and hope to see you again. Steve and Karen
By Fiona B on 08-Apr-2016
We have just come home from swallow barn we had a great time the accommodation was warm, comfortable and homely with everything you needed. Sitting in the sun room was so peaceful.
By Marie H on 25-Mar-2016
Visited for the Easter weekend, and to celebrate a birthday. We were a family of 5 adults, the youngest 17 the eldest 75! The booking process was easy and after calling Val the owner emails were sent with accurate directions to the property and even place to eat. On arrival we were greeted and shown round by Val. The property was large, clean, beautifully decorated and tastefully restored-keeping some of the origional barn features. There was everything we needed in the kitchen, evenings were spent by the log burner with a chilled glass of wine or two! The conservatory was also lovely to sit in and I would think great in the summer along with the adequate enclosed garden area. Wifi signal was great, particularly essential for the younger members of the party, as no reception for mobile phones! We spent a lot of time touring Norfolk and we found it easy to get to places from the property. The only negative was that we could not stay longer. Would definitely return and recommended this hidden gem to others.
A great holiday cottage
By H P on 26-Oct-2015
We had to arrive a day late as my husband had a heavy cold but we were soon able to relax at Swallows Barn and Val was very welcoming. I can't really add a great deal to other peoples reviews but this is one of the best cottages we've stayed at. Everything is provided, beautifully clean and comfortably furnished with oodles of space for the two of us and our greyhounds. We are so grateful to Val for allowing us to bring them as they enjoyed the peace and quiet, plus the occasional sprint around the garden. We always take carpet runners with us to ease the wear and tear of dogs coming into the house so we can keep it clean. Thank you once again Val and we're just glancing at your dates for 2016. Best wishes, Heather and Philip, Watford, Herts.
Wonderful quiet location
By Dan P on 04-Jul-2015
We stayed here last year for a week and I must say we had the most relaxing holiday we've ever had, we felt fully recharged when we left. It was a great base to explore Norfolk, and when we got back we could put our feet up, or have a BBQ, if it got a little chilly there is a great log fire. Val was was very attentive throughout our stay, she was there if we needed her and made us feel welcome. The barn was spacious and had a lovely secure garden for our dog Arnie. So we didn't have to worry about him escaping which gave us piece of mind. We liked it so much that we are staying again this year for another week which we are very much looking forward to.
Lovely accommodation and owner
By Stephen P on 20-Jan-2015
My wife and I have just returned from a lovely Winter break in delightful Norfolk. Val the owner was most helpful from the outset when we had to delay our break due to illness, and was just as friendly and helpful when we met her on arrival. Swallow Barn offers excellent accommodation, it is well appointed, clean, warm and comfortable, and situated in a quiet rural area with many local walks. The accommodation is across a field from owner Val's own property , and is private, yet Val is not too far away if you should need any advice. Our lab x greyhound enjoyed his stay too, and the fully enclosed / fenced spacious garden is excellent for a dog, as he could be let out without any fear that he would go astray. It was a delight to watch a Barn owl hunting in the field behind the accommodation as we sat having breakfast one morning. We have every intention of staying at Swallow Barn in the future, and judge it to be a real 'find' . Thank you Val. Anne & Steve x
Lovely barn, lovely lady
By Izzie on 28-Aug-2014
Beautiful holiday barn I could live there!! A real home from home that exceeded our expectation.Very comfortable,also great to have 2 bathrooms as we were two couples.The large enclosed garden was safe for the dogs, no worry about letting them out.So quiet and yet really convenient to get to places.Had a wonderful holiday even the weather was kind.Val is star,a really lovely lady.Thanks Val. Certainly would recommend and will definitely be returning
Peaceful and Pleasurable
By Carolyn on 19-Aug-2014
We were impressed by Swallow barn, it had space and and been beautifully converted. The house is in a lovely rural location, but only about 8 miles from Holt, with a choice of an A road or a B road to get there. The Conservatory on the front was a delight when the day cooled or first thing in the morning for breakfast in the sun. We enjoyed eating out on the patio and were pleased to have a Barbecue on hand. The Living room is large with a fire, but we enjoyed the conservatory too much to want to use it. The beds were really comfy with new Pocket-sprung mattresses. We loved the convenience of having 2 bathrooms with showers. Val has just had WiFi installed, so internet access was available. The house was clean and well-equipped, even with tablets for the Dishwasher. The owner Val was really friendly and denied us a Hoover to clean up prior to leaving as we were on holiday!! Can you ask for more?
By Sara B on 01-May-2014
We picked Swallow Barn as it was a 'dog friendly' holiday cottage for our family of 2 children and 2 Labrador dogs. Couldn't have picked a better place to stay! Val made us feel very welcome and was more than happy to give information of the local area, dog friendly walks and beaches. The barn is beautifully converted and very spacious. We really enjoyed relaxing in the conservatory whilst watching the kids play cricket in the field. The garden is completely enclosed ensuring the safety of our dogs. The area is stunning with the beautiful 'Wells next the Sea' just a 25 min drive away with stunning walks through the pine forest and beach just goes on for miles! Looking forward to booking again for next year!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing.
By Rob on 22-Apr-2014
Our second visit to Swallow Barn. It is a peaceful quiet haven set in the "wilds" of Norfolk. Almost as far away from anywhere that you can get BUT still close enough to the attractions, the sea, the seals, walks, and everything this beautiful county has to offer. We have had a wonderful week the weather was good, and Swallow Barn was a lovely comfortable "home" to come back to after a day out exploring. Thank you Val.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway.