The Hayloft

Necton near Swaffham, East Anglia (Ref. 2059)

1 / 9
  • The Hayloft photo 1

Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
The Hayloft thumbnail photo 1 The Hayloft thumbnail photo 2 The Hayloft thumbnail photo 3 The Hayloft thumbnail photo 4 The Hayloft thumbnail photo 5 The Hayloft thumbnail photo 6 The Hayloft thumbnail photo 7 The Hayloft thumbnail photo 8 The Hayloft thumbnail photo 9
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

Necton 2 miles. A stylish, first floor barn conversion, peacefully situated in the tiny rural hamlet of West End, 2 miles from Necton and 5 miles from Swaffham. Carefully renovated to retain much charm and character, this homely property boasts original beams and a warming woodburner situated on the original doorstep of the former farmhouse, while wonderful skylights frame picturesque views from all aspects. The pretty garden features its own babbling brook, leading to 2 acres of land where ducks and chickens roam free. Follow Peddars Way to the village of Castle Acre, absorbing the tranquil countryside, explore Bradenham Hall with its whispering arboretum and striking gardens or the pretty market town of Dereham, home to an array of shops, cafes and restaurants. A wonderful base for a romantic getaway. Note: This cottage is above Ref. 4368 and next to Ref. 3505, together they accommodate 13.


All first floor. One double bedroom with en-suite (shower, basin & WC). Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar & 2 stools. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with summerhouse, furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children (including infants)
  • Note: Unfenced brook at bottom of garden
  • Note: Front door accessed via 12 wooden steps
  • Note: Due to horses, ducks & chickens at property dogs must be kept on a lead
  • Note: Bedroom & sitting room accessed via sloping doorways lower than standard height.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “A truly fantastic place to stay, a very warm welcome from Tony when we arrived. Milk in the fridge for a cuppa tea, and even biscuits. The Hayloft is in the perfect location for touring Norfolk, and in a very quiet location. The kitchen had all the pots, pans, dishes etc that you will ever need. We will go back sometime in the summer and enjoy the patio that overlooked the brook. All in all a beautifully maintained Hayloft and surroundings. Even though we got our check out day wrong, Tony and his wife were extremely nice about it,. We will be back.”

    Peter C, Essex, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “A time to chill out”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Loved this holiday rental. Lovely accommodation, all you need for a base to come back to after a day exploring. Owners very friendly and helpful. Situated on a farm with horses, hens and 'laughing ducks'. Your own private space outside. Ours was a decked area by the stream that runs through the property with a small summerhouse. Table and chairs for 2 to have a glass of wine in the sun. Nearest pub and shop a car ride away, approx 2 miles. We used the Windmill to eat on a couple of occasions. Norwich not far away, lovely place to visit. A trip on the broads is a must. I would use this rental again and recommend it to others.”

    Meanlin, Gillingham, United Kingdom, January 2015

    • “The hayloft”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Peace tranquility you will find this all here we watch the hens and cockerels. We named him bruiser but he got a better name from cherri Middleton forest gump He runs like crazy. Lol Fresh eggs every day farm opposite selling produce Owners delightful The windmill worth a visit great food”

    Cpall1959, August 2014

    • “peacefull”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “this cottage was very quiet and peaceful. the owners very helpful ,nothing was to much trouble very central to visit sights in Norfolk be warned a noisy cockrel as you were on a small farm”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nth Lincs England, July 2013

    • “Conveninet, comfortable and good value”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Though a little off the beaten track, the location is actually very convenient for touring by car. The accommodation is well-appointed, comfortable and provides a relaxing, rural atmosphere in the evenings. The owners are on hand and very helpful. The only real drawback is the provision of a breakfast bar with high stools instead of a kitchen table and chairs (no room for the latter). We recommend the accommodation highly and would re-book if on holiday in the area again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, York, September 2012

    • “fantastic”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “everything was perfect from the idylic settings, to the highest standard, and to top that the warmest welcome, brill”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, EAST SUSSEX, May 2010

    • “Hayloft”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Friendly greeting. Very quiet and pretty surroundings.Well equiped but the bed was a little hard. We also think that the kitchen stools would have been better with backs and padded seats to them. Loved the eggs. Good base for touring.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, West Sussex, November 2010

    • “The long and winding road”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Beautiful cottage in a lovely country setting. Very quite and peacful,just right for a restful break. The hosts were extremely helpful with all and any needs that arose.Wonderful people. Ideal location for towns country side and coastal resorts. On the whole a wonderful,little cottage to stay in.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds West Yorkshire, December 2009

Show all Tripadvisor Reviews


    • “The owner of The Hayloft was very friendly, very relaxed break in wonderful surroundings. The sun house was especially magical.”

    Mrs Peace, Bradford, November 2015

    • “The accommodation and gardens were beautiful. There was always somebody on hand if you needed anything and we had a very relaxing weeks holiday. We wanted for nothing.”

    Mrs Day, Gosport, June 2015

    • “We really loved the let and the peace & tranquillity. Loved our own little summer house. The owners were great and very helpful.”

    Mrs Pereira, Leigh-on-Sea, May 2015

    • “The remoteness, the tranquillity and the friendliness of the owners was second to none. I would recommend this property to anyone. We are certainly coming back.”

    Mr Scudder, Barking, April 2015

    • “Very comfortable and cosy accommodation to return to each day. Lovely setting on farm of horses, chickens, rabbits and 'laughing ducks'. Stream running in front of Hayloft and Haybarn accommodation. Each apartment has it's own private garden. We had the summer house and decking with tables and chairs facing well kept lawn, bridge over stream and willow tree. Tranquil and peaceful stay. Easy access to Norwich and Wroxham where we had a trip on the broads. Norwich is a lovely city, you need plenty of time to explore, so much to see. A maze of cobbled streets and interesting shops plus castle and museum. Visited old friends in Swaffam and family in Holbeach. Enjoyed every minute of our week. Very friendly welcome from the owner of the property.”

    Mrs Stone, Gillingham, September 2014

    • “The Hayloft was just what you want for a nice relaxing holiday and the owner was always helpful and friendly.”

    Mr Pink, Worthing, September 2014

    • “We had a lovely welcome by the owners. The property was a little hideaway retreat, I could of made it my home and didn't want to leave. It was a central point to all areas to the coast.”

    Mrs Pallett, Swadlincote, May 2014

    • “Lovely clean and well furnished cottage. Lots of storage space for our own belongings. Tea tray with biscuits on arrival was a lovely touch.”

    Mrs Bailey, Plymouth, April 2014

Show all Sykes Cottages Reviews

About the location


Swaffham 5 miles; Dereham 6 miles; Norwich 22 miles.

The thriving village of Necton is situated at the heart of Norfolk, between the market towns of Swaffham and Dereham, and hosts a welcoming pub with restaurant, a village store with butcher’s and a post office, whilst an impressive Norman church dominates the village and boasts a beautiful carved oak communion table dating back to 1086 and a wonderful Jacobean pulpit. Visit Bradenham Hall, a fine Georgian house with over 27 acres of beautiful gardens and arboretum, reputed to have been visited by Lord Nelson, or enjoy the infamous Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coastal Path, offering 93 tranquil miles of picturesque Norfolk countryside close by, great for walking, cycling and horse riding. The pretty market town of Dereham is just 6 miles away offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and a local farmers' market every fortnight. Plenty to see and do in this lovely location.

Region Information