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Duckling Barn

Bacton, Norfolk (Ref. 940678)

4.6

(68 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Games Room
  • Highchair available

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay and loved the character of the barn, but just a few small niggles."

    Lack of info/instructions on electrical items, the TV in the master bedroom didnt work, we worked it out in the end and had to re-install the channels. Lighting in the property was very dim, it was difficult to read in the lounge. The gravelled area in the garden was not just pebbles, there were very sharp pieces that looked like broken shells. The outcome was that my pet ended up cutting his pads on one foot - not drastic but should be noted. We really enjoyed our stay and would return but be aware of these small niggles.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2022

  • "Great place to use as a base to walk and explore the coast, quick drive to wroxham etc So close to the local shop, fish and chips (really good and do gluten free!"

    ) Walk to the pub now is 15 mins but plenty of local pubs within 10min drive. In side clean and comfortable. Will be looking to book again

    Reviewed by IanJun 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a spacious property."

    Short walk to the beach & can recommend the chip shop, chinese and pizza takeaway all within a short walk. Secure garden for the dogs and a great location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2022

  • "Great place we will go again, only minor comments are: double bed mattress not comfortable."

    some cobwebs not removed. carpet in lounge still had white dog hairs matted into carpet. I managed to remove them with some effort. Overall though, a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in duckling barn very comfortable every thing you, need- enclosed garden for dogs ."

    Good fish and chip shop end of road supermarket near by excellent Chinese take away. Lovely sandy beach a few minutes away. Lots of places to visit nearby ..

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Super location and lovely property- we really enjoyed our stay."

    We are a family of 5 with 2 dogs and fit in comfortably. Clean and well looked after property with all amenities, good size fridge/freezer and oven, with lovely outdoor space. Large living room with comfy couch. My only minor comments would be to have 5th dining chair to fit at the dining table when eating inside- or maybe a bigger table that could fold out when in use. With dogs that like to escape, a taller back gate would have felt more secure- though the wheelie bins did help. Ability to walk to the beach was brilliant and the outdoor drying stand was great for wetsuits. Thank you

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Loved our holiday ."

    The single bed are getting passed it I turned the mattress over but could still feel the lumps .not the best sleep up every couple hours with the uncomfortable beds. The settess are dated and the recliners are to low for disabled . Loved the location and all the amenities in the barn.

    Reviewed by WilliamFeb 2022

  • "Needs to be better for the price."

    All small things that are easily remedied, but they mount up. First of all the cottage is in a good location for access to the beach only a short walk away, and driving to nearby attractions. The nearby pub has closed down, the Fish & Chip shop is awful, but the Chinese Take Away/Restaurant is very good (cash only). So the description of the property needs updating. Overall the standard of cleanliness is good, but cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling in the bathroom let it down. The coat rack by the front door was hanging off the wall, making it unusable. Needs rehanging using proper plugs, and maybe an extra screw in the middle. Bath sheets rather than bath towels would be a better option, the extra cost is minimal but makes a huge difference to the guests. The kitchen is quite well stocked, but little things like no tongs or matching wine glasses let it down. The patio doors into the back garden stick badly and will only open with a good kick…not good. Also I don’t expect to find foxgloves growing in an allegedly dog friendly garden. They may well have been seeded by birds, but again the fact that they’re there shows lack of attention to the small details. The mattress on the double bed isn’t the most comfortable and is probably due replacing. T.V.’s are in every room, but none of them are smart T.V.’s which are a must in my book in this day and age. The sofa isn’t comfortable and is showing signs of age. Little things like not providing extra toilet rolls or washing pods for the washing machine prevent me awarding full marks, but what has knocked it down to a 3 is the passive aggressive sign on the bedroom door saying “Dear Guests We have taken extra steps to clean this property for you. COVID-19 Guests should strip beds and place linen and towels in laundry baskets before departure. Guests should empty bins before departure.” So, not only are guest’s expected to check out an hour earlier than most other properties, you’re now expected to do half the cleaning work? We never leave the cottages we stay in in a mess, but sorry, we draw the line at stripping beds and emptying bins. We’re guests, not servants!

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "I agree with previous feedback there are not enough casserole dishes and we had to go and buy a clothes horse to dry washing."

    besides that we had a lovely 2 week stay and were very fortunate with the weather for February.

    Reviewed by CatherineJan 2022

  • "Duckling Barn was a great stay."

    Bedding & Towels were super clean and of a good quality. The garden area was great and much improved from the photos on the listing and it was secure for pets and small children. Everything was in good order and working, nothing broken or in need or repair. Easy and safe parking right next to the property. Great central heating. A clothes arier would have been useful to dry washing in these winter months. The kitchen cupboards and contents could have been a bit cleaner and the kitchen would benefit from a few more serving dishes, eg casserole dishes etc to make self catering easier. Overall, highly recommended - a great stay.

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2022

  • "Couldn't ask for anything better."

    We got exactly as advertised. Also for the days we wanted. Comfortable and warm and lacking nothing. Parking might be a bit tight for two vehicles. Very good fish and chip shop and chinese restaurant. Good shop for all our basic needs. All close by. Would stay at Duckling Barn and use Sykes again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "We had the most enjoyable stay, warm cozy and peaceful."

    Everything you need for the stay, just could do with a few smaller roasting dishes, as the ones that are there, are to wide for the oven,. Also the double bed is a bit on the harder side, but if you like a firm mattress, then you would be in luck, we did try the Chinese restaurant takeaway, which was nice also the fish and chips were great for a end of the day takeaway, all within walking distance of no more than 10mins, we did the Christmas steam train experience, lovely especially if you have young children, was wonderful.

    Reviewed by NeilNov 2021

  • "The place was not very well signposted and the outside light was not working which made the parking unclear when arriving in the dark."

    Also the radiator in the main bedroom was not working

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2021

  • "We had a really lovely time at Ducking Barn."

    The Photos don’t do it justice. Visited lots of local villages by car. .Its in a lovely location a few mins walk to the beach , shop and takeaways. Just take a touch/phone if you go out in the evening as very dark.

    Reviewed by COct 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay in this very spacious and comfortable cottage."

    Parking is a bit fiddly but check inside the car port for a plan of how the spaces work. Could have done with a clothes airer for drying damp clothes on wet days and information about bin collections etc but otherwise we had everything we needed and really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend fish and chips from the local chippy which is a 2 min walk away and Watson’s cafe (Sugar & Spice) around the corner did a lovely breakfast. Loads to see and do in the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by JackyOct 2021

  • "The outside light (and one or two others) didn't seem to work."

    As we had to vacate the property by 9am, we left the previous day (Friday 15th) to avoid a rush/panic in the morning. However, that was our choice.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "Lack of mop for kitchen and bathroom floors otherwise very well equipped."

    Lovely barn and would book again.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Avoid at all costs."

    The overwhelming smell of dog hits you as soon as you enter the house and we needed to purchase both gel and aerosol air fresheners as well as leave all windows open. Carpets covered in dog hair (which despite photos owner denies!) We did not have a dog with us but do own 2 cats and have had a dog for 17 years so we are not * not animal people” before you think we are just being super sensitive! Broken handles on chest of drawers and toaster leaving sharp metal bit sticking out, shower seal covered in hair and needing replaced, touch points at light switches grotty. Owner did admit some bits needed painted but will only have time during “maintenance week”. Maybe should have tried some maintenance during lockdown, like everyone else. Grass cut and just left on lawn. Needless to say late check in, early check out - no idea why because definitely no enhanced covid cleaning going on here and yes you’re guessed it - don’t even think of asking for a refund of any kind. No chance - it must all just have been a bad dream. PS Yes, as other reviewers have said the house is in a nice area of Norfolk BUT so are hundreds of others

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2021

  • "We have stayed here several times now and it’s a Perfect place for us and our dogs."

    Beach is five minutes walk and Bacton woods is a five minute drive. This is like our second home. The owners are very helpful and accommodating if you ever need anything. Sykescottages is the best holiday company we have ever used. They make this a stress free holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by GleniseJun 2021

  • "The cottage is a good size for 4 people ,the kitchen has a good sized oven and hob ,but lacks a few essential cooking pans."

    The parking spaces are on the small side for a family car, .Everything else is excellent.

    Reviewed by StanleyMay 2021

  • "Duckling Barn is a lovely comfortable holiday home from home with everything you need ."

    The owner is very responsive if you need to contact him . Very nice village everything you need

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2021

  • "Duckling barn always meets our full satisfaction,we enjoy our holiday in a peaceful traquil setting."

    Always plenty to do with many places to go within a 30 mile stretch.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2020

  • "A lovely short walk to the beach maximum time 5 minutes the beach was fantastic."

    Plus the fish and chips from Bacton fish shop were to die for.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "We had a smashing time at Duckling Barn, thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    My only tip for people staying there in future (which has nothing to do with the actual accommodation) would be to take a torch or have one on your phone as there is no street lighting to get back to the property once it's dark.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2020

  • "Although Duckling Barn met our expectations I feel a new double mattress would be a good idea."

    The current mattress is just a bit tired and I can appreciate that the owners will wait until we are over Covid 19 before doing so. Also where is the duck pond - it would be good if the local council would reinstate it. We would also like to add that the Covid 19 rules were followed to the T by the owners and local shops and cafes.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Quiet and comfortable the village has everything you need duckling barn is a wonderful clean place to stay"

    Reviewed by NadineAug 2020

  • "A great place to stay, close to shops and beach, in a lovely quiet Norfolk Village."

    Great kitchen and I loved the shower & a comfortable sofa. Overall a really well equipped holiday accommodation, only negative was the early departure time.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "Duckling Barn is in a lovely setting and with the sea on your doorstep made a perfect getaway and would suit anyone with a younger family as the beach is never crowded."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and homely. The only small criticism we had was we had to re-wash several items of cutlery and plates etc That aren’t clean and we also found the the microwave itself didn’t look like it had been cleaned at all and was very dirty. Overall we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by KayeJul 2020

  • "We have been to duckling barn a few times now, it is just fab, great walks, 10 minutes walk from the beach, so lovely clean and cosy, the owners have also put new carpet, bathroom and washing machine, going back in November, can't wait."

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2020

  • "The pictures didn’t do this place justice!"

    It had everything we could wish for as well as cosy and warm - despite the weather outside! The beach was just a few minutes walk away, as were a collection of take-aways and a convenience store. The property was clean and the owner friendly and accommodating. Have already booked to return next year!!

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2020

  • "From the information supplied we thought we would be nearer the beach."

    And it wasnt made clear that the beach was further away than 3 minutes and that was in a car. It was a good 10 minute walk to the beach. That was disappointing. But didnt stop us having a lovely time in this beautiful little cottage.

    Reviewed by KimJan 2020

  • "It was a very tidy, warm and comfortable cottage with just about everything you would need for a week away."

    There was good parking for 2 cars, a small secure garden for the 2 dogs and a really good beach only a few minutes walk away. This was very quiet when we were there (in October). There was a shop, cafe and take-aways within a 2 minute walk. Unfortunately the village pub has now closed down but there are other pubs within a short drive - one within a moderate walk. It is also a good base for exploring other places with plenty of places to visit nearby on very quiet roads. There some niggles mentioned by other reviewers, such as small basin, dark kitchen and we couldn't find a coffee pot. However, these were minor inconveniences and did not spoil an excellent stay

    Reviewed by HowardOct 2019

  • "Well equipped, spacious accommodation in a nice quiet location with everything in easy walking distance."

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2019

  • "Perfect location for amenities and access to all areas of interest."

    Every beach we visited was above our expectations which included access for our dog. The accommodation was well laid out and the owners had certainly thought of want's and need's of holidaymakers. We would certainly book Duckling Barn again.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely family holiday at Duckling Barn, so well equipped and comfortable."

    The only thing missing for us was an indoor clothes airer, much needed with a 6 month old baby and some damp weather. An ideal, safe, enclosed garden for the dogs. Thank you

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2019

  • "Beautiful walks both coastal and countryside which the dogs loved ."

    . this is the third time we have booked a holiday with sykes and are very pleased with the service of the friendly staff

    Reviewed by NadineAug 2019

  • "Had a fantastic week at duckling barn."

    3 mins walk to a very quiet beach, with a lovely Chinese restaurant and fish and chip shop also nearby. The cottage was very spacious, having enough room for our 3 teenagers to find a place(and TV!) to themselves when needed. Will definately be back.

    Reviewed by KirstieJul 2019

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much."

    Would stay at Duckling barn again.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2019

  • "The pictures made the whole place look bigger than it actually was."

    Freeze fridge needs replace kept freezing our food in the fridge compartment. Would benefit with a small bbq placed in the garden and some comfy chairs to relax in. Kitchen was dark, would benefit from some more sky lights and bathrooms facilities could do with being looked at, only cloak room size fixing installed.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Duckling Barn is a very comfortable place to stay it’s quite central for ..."

    Duckling Barn is a very comfortable place to stay it’s quite central for amenities This was our second stay and we hope to return

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "Loved the barn."

    Very well finished and beautifully presented. We will certainly consider coming back another time. We brought my 93 year old parents with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the break too. Only minor consideration would be that the front step was a little too high for them but that didn’t put them off!!

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2019

  • "They really had thought of everything."

    I've never had a cottage holiday before and I'll definitely do it again! Brilliant for a family of all ages, including our four legged fur babies.

    Reviewed by KathrynApr 2019

  • "Duckling barn was very well maintained Lovely and warm As weather wasn’t great ..."

    Duckling barn was very well maintained Lovely and warm As weather wasn’t great Everything in kitchen was to hand And very well equipped We Enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by MarilynMar 2019

  • "The property could do with a good spring clean throughout."

    Kitchen stool bases were dirty and dusty. Dust on the main bathroom cabinet. The beds could do with new mattresses, they felt a little tired to us. All in all, nice and spacious and a good supply of kitchen utensils. There were comments in the owners review book about welcome packs. We did not have one so that needs to be consistent.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2019

  • "Very peaceful escape."

    Lovely accommodation, very well equipped.

    Reviewed by DFeb 2019

  • "Duckling barn is lovely."

    A couple of issues stood out however. The beautiful kitchen is so dark you need a miners helmet to find your way around. There is no where to put anything when using the bathroom sink, so everything has to be put on the floor whilst shaving , brushing teeth etc. Both of these problems could be rectified easily and cheaply making this a perfect place to stay. We both loved it.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2018

  • "Second visit at this cottage and loved it !"

    ! Very comfortable place and very well equipped. Will book again.

    Reviewed by ChristelleNov 2018

  • "We were very pleased and happy with duckling barn and will certainly be going back"

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2018

  • "Great little cottage."

    Perfect location for beach and country walks. Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2018

  • "Great cottage with a excellant location , near the sea and with good facilities near buy."

    Great fish and chip shop and Chinese take away. The beach area was clean and was great for the dogs . Lots of places to visit within a short driving distance.

    Reviewed by IrisJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage very clean lovely area for good walks with dog"

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "There was no milk , tea or coffee provided, the most essential items you need when you arrive late."

    Not bothered about the biscuits. We have stayed in several cottages of Sykes, and they have been very well provided. Even the table and bunches have seen better days, a lick of paint would not have gone a miss.

    Reviewed by CarlaJun 2018

  • "Perfect Location in a Perfect property."

    The owners couldn’t be more helpful if you need anything.Have booked again already next year. It will be our 4Th time. Thank you! ☮️❤️

    Reviewed by GleniseJun 2018

  • "The accommodation was spacious, clean and well appointed."

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2018

  • "No problems"

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Shame that some thoughtless occupant had left chewing gum on the bedroom door handle! No reflection on the owners, only found if the door was closed.

    Reviewed by GerardineMay 2018

  • "The cottage was much better than originally described and had everything we wanted and in a great location for the beach and surrounding area."

    Really enjoyed our stay. Tried to book again for same period this year but someone beat us to it! Shame mayB next year!

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2017

  • "Could not fault Duckling barn."

    Excellent facilities and location. Would highly recommend and would return in an instant.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2017

  • "Very clean and lovely cottage everthing you need very friendly area dog friendly pubs"

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2017

  • "A lovely clean holiday home, with everything provided."

    Treats for adults and dog appreciated. A great location for walking to the beach and for travelling further a field.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2017

  • "Brilliant place by the sea, perfect for dogs , miles of lovely beach dogs restricted on some parts ."

    Highly recommend this property , beautiful location , very clean , Cromer and other surrounding villages all worth a visit!

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2017

  • "Beautiful holiday home, everything catered for and very cosy, loads of little personal touches and very welcoming but private too."

    Perfect for a holiday or a weekend break, we would rebook if we wanted to go back to that part of the Norfolk coast.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2017

  • "The owner was there in minutes when we needed something."

    So helpful, very impressed! Thank you ! ☮❤️

    Reviewed by GleniseJun 2017

  • "The location was a good base to visit various areas of Norfolk."

    We felt very comfortable in the home and it was very thoughtful to pets with an enclosed garden, poo bags, water bowl and towel. It is a quiet location without it being remote.

    Reviewed by LynneFeb 2017

  • "Brilliant cottage and location to sea front was great."

    Reviewed by EdwinJan 2017

  • "Property was of a very good standard, nice and clean, only problem was too hot in the bedrooms the heating could be set to a lower temperature the thermostat in main bedroom did not seem to alter the temperature of the radiator."

    But on the whole it was a good holiday break with nice touches like towels for the dogs and complimentary biscuits on arrival. Many thanks John and Lynn Blockley

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2016

  • "What a superb suprise on entering the property - we have never stayed in such a CLEAN cottage before."

    The cottage was very well equipped and you would never know dogs were allowed there. Wonderful to have two exits and great loacation. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by JoSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage just minutes from the beach!"

    We had a really fabulous time. There was lots of equipment we needed but as it seems quite new it would benefit from: A side table for lamp in master bedroom Hook on the back of the main bathroom door Measuring jug in kitchen Other than that nothing negative to say at all. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms with TV (one with en-suite basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area (seats 4), sofa bed and electric fire.
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Gas range cooker with oven and 8-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request (please bring own cot bedding)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Beach 3 mins walk.

The property

This spacious semi-detached barn conversion is located in the village of Bacton, just three minutes’ walk from a wonderful sandy beach.

This well-situated coastal property offers a spacious setting for family gatherings on the beautiful Norfolk coast.

This lovely property has two double bedrooms with...

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About the location

BACTON

Mundesley 3 miles; North Walsham 4 miles; Cromer 11 miles; Norwich 19 miles.

Bacton is a village located close to the wonderful Norfolk coastline and offers a good range of local amenities including pubs, shops, a fish and chip shop, Chinese takeaway and cafes. It is also has its own fine golden sandy beach. Bacton Woods provide a great afternoon out for the whole family including the dog. Nearby villages include Happisburgh with its impressive lighthouse, as well as Walcott and Mundesley with their fine sandy beaches. Bacton is a great location for exploring the beautiful scenery of the Norfolk coast, as well as the famous Norfolk Broads. Further inland there are plenty of famous National Trust properties to visit, such as Blickling, Felbrigg and Holkham Halls, or why not visit the historic city of Norwich, with its beautiful Norman Cathedral and Castle, and of course spend your money in the many shops, pubs and restaurants on offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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