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Ducksfoot Barn

(Ref. 17087)

Bush Green near Pulham Market, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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69 Customer Reviews

  • "The Barn is spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well-equipped."

    It is in a peaceful location but still good for touring round this part of Norfolk and Suffolk. The owner is very helpful without being obtrusive, and responded quickly. All in all - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic converted barn clean comfortable everthing you needed"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fabulous time, it was wonderfully peaceful, a lovely wood to walk to with the dog and enjoyed seeing the beautiful wildlife."

    The barn was so comfortable and we had everything we needed…. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our holiday was short, but everything and more."

    Spacious, comfortable, well equipped, clean, friendly, peaceful....what more could you want.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2024

  • "The barn was lovely and very comfortable."

    We were welcomed with beautiful flowers and some biscuits which was a lovely start to our holiday! Weather was great. Enjoyed our walks and the food at the farm shop was a bonus! Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Deliwe4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely location, lovely barn conversion with absolutely everything you need so the weather not being to good didn’t matter at all, we will definitely be back, thank you so much."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2024

  • "A stunning barn and lovely quiet setting."

    The owners have put a lot of thought into this property and are very friendly

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property, comfy and clean."

    Good location for exploring and a couple of super countryside/wood dog walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at ducksfoot barn."

    Beautiful little holiday home full of all you need while being away from home. Clean and comfortable. Wonderful setting, private little garden areas for our reactive dog but also use of the caravan field (as was empty) We would definitely recommend ducksfoot barn and hope to go back soon. Owners very helpful and friendly .

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2024

  • "We couldn't fault our stay at Duckfoot Barn, and the minor issue we had was addressed the same day."

    The Barn was well equipped and very comfortable & spacious. We would highly recommend this accommodation and it has great walks for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Mario5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful place to stay will definitely go back"

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Loved the barn, the only reason for less points on ‘accuracy’ of listing, is pictures do not show that the patio areas are now enclosed - which is actually better if you have a dog with you."

    We had been concerned about that before we arrived. No worries about recommending Ducksfoot Barn for anybody (and their dog.)

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2023

  • "A well furnished and very comfortable cottage with all facilities provided."

    Peaceful and quiet rural surroundings with lots of wildlife seen. Although we did not meet the hosts they made every effort to ensure our stay was thoroughly enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property fine, but spoilt by fly infestation during first 3-4 days (hot, dry weather)."

    Reviewed by David Edward4.1Jun 2023

  • "Not a criticism just an observation."

    We understand that staying in the country we are going to experience flies but perhaps moving the waste bins away from the kitchen window might stop so many flies entering the property. We couldn't open the kitchen window because of this.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ducksfoot Barn was fabulous best place we have stayed in the owners were a lovely couple very helpful, the whole area was very well kept and very picturesque, would definitely stay there again."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent barn conversion comfortable and roomey pleasant owners great restful location"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable barn in a beautiful setting."

    The owner was really helpful and friendly. She informed us of all the local amenities which we used. Will definitely use again as a base to visit family if it is available. Couldn't have been happier with our stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely break in a very comfortable, clean and well appointed holiday home."

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful property and location."

    The tulips and biscuits were a lovely surprise. Had a great time weaving in Diss.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The barn is exactly as it is pictured. The owner couldn’t have been more helpful. She even had a big vase of daffodils to add to our visual comfort. We were delighted and would book again.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Mar 2023

  • "Everything first class"

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely barn cottage, lovely and clean well equipped"

    Reviewed by Larry5.0Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful week."

    Lived up to all our expectations and more. The beds and pillows were so comfy. Certainly not bothered by the freezing weather as it made the area even more attractive.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Such a lovely property in a really beautiful quiet location, providing everything we needed for a relaxing escape."

    Having Tyrrel’s Woods nearby was great for walking the dog and Goodies farm shop was excellent. We hope to return as soon as we can!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Ducksfoot barn, a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge and bedrooms."

    A peaceful spot to stay and relax also plenty of lovely places to visit and great local pubs and a wonderful farm shop just down the road well worth a visit we had a really great holiday would visit again if holidaying in Norfolk. Kevin Barbara Jenny and Fin the dog.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have just returned from a weeks stay at ducksfoot barn."

    The property is stunning and comfortable. The surroundings are lovely too. The owner is lovely-there were flowers & a box of biscuits when we arrived & Sarah made sure we had everything we needed and were happy with everything. Would 100% recommend….

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Barn itself was great, however we had a problem with a great amount of flies, We realise that we were in the countryside and the temperature was above average but it was plain that they have a problem with flies as they supplied us with two fly swatters and notices that they did have pest control to spray the windows from time to time."

    We found it difficult to cook as we could not leave any food uncovered and while eating we were constantly trying to waft away the flies from our food . The flies were crawling over the floors and the kitchen tops even when there was no food present. Consequently we ate out most of the time. It was unfortunate as we were looking forward to this holiday. We vacated the Barn two days early as by this time we had had enough. The kitchen itself in my opinion is tired and could do with a makeover also the oven was not working as it should. Could not and would not recommend this holiday.

    We are always pleased to receive feedback from our guests so thank you for posting your comments. We do not specifically have a problem with flies in our cottages, however, flies are commonplace in the countryside as they thrive in wooded areas, crops and on manure left behind by farm animals. During July and August crops are harvested and organic manure is spread on the fields to help grow the next years crop. This does mean that there are often more flies around at this time - this year, the exceptionally hot weather appears to have exacerbated the situation. We completely understand that flies are a nuisance which is why, for the comfort of our guests, we provide as many solutions as possible, for example; fly screens on doors and windows, fly papers, fly swats and spray, fly zappers and we have our windows sprayed by professional pest controllers. We find that normally these help keep the fly numbers down to pretty low levels but we are sorry to hear that you found them such a nuisance. We are sorry to hear your comment about the kitchen, we haven't previously had any comments about the kitchen being tired, many guests have said how well appointed it is. We will certainly review it and see if it needs attention. We are also concerned to hear that you had problems with the oven. We would always prefer guests to bring any issues with equipment to our attention during their stay. This gives us the opportunity to check and rectify both for the current guests and for the next guests - if we don't know, we can't sort. I have spoken to the guests that are in the Barn this week to check that the oven is working OK. They said that the controls are a little different to the oven they have at home, but this was easily sorted by checking the oven manual that is in the property folder. They confirm that the oven is working perfectly. Once again, thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley2.5Aug 2022

  • "Our first impression after we opened the door was:”Wow!"

    ” It’s a beautiful property. We especially liked the gallery with loads of books, dvds and games. It’s clean and it smells nice. There were lovely flowers on the table, together with a box with delicious biscuits. We met Sarah, the owner, in front of the door when we arrived and she gave us some info where it’s good to go to eat and spend time with our children. There are also loads of leaflets on the shelf in the living room, together with a visitor’s book where one can read about good places to visit. The only “not so good” thing is that the water pressure is the best in the walk in shower in the utility room. I must add that’s it’s not a big problem and that, if we ever want to visit that part of England again, we’d definitely stay at this property again.

    Reviewed by Maria Antonia4.7May 2022

  • "Just come back from a lovely week staying in this barn."

    Property is beautiful, comfortable, really peaceful and relaxing. Everything you need is there. Walk out the door to beautiful countryside, wake up to birds singing and peace and quiet. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0May 2022

  • "A really nice place to stay out in the country but easy to get to all the rest of the county."

    Plenty of space and comfortable and very quiet loved it. Kitchen is ok a bit small but most of the time out for meals. Would tell anyone going to Norfolk to book here

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "All facilities were first class but would have to report that the en-suite to the main bed room is not adequate."

    The wash hand basin is only of a cloak room size and the water supply is of a small electric type with a low output. The en-suite to this room requires enlarging and upgrading.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful accomodation in a beautiful setting."

    Welcome by owner was a nice touch as was biscuits and coffee, tea, milk etc. Would definitely recommend this as a holiday destination

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cottage in a very peaceful location, quality sofas and beds."

    Sarah the owner lives next door respected our privacy but was available if needed. Cooked breakfast at local farm shop Goodies is a must and their produce is tasty and excellent quality. The area although flat was wonderful for cycling and walking with amazing scenery of Norfolk countryside . We would return another time for another relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Jan 2022

  • "We just returned from a lovely lovely week thank you very much."

    As said on previous occasions extremely comfy beds sofa spotlessly clean everything you could wish for home from home as they say. Would definitely return to this barn if in the area. Best wishes

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, definitely come again."

    We loved the Christmas tree, decorations & biscuits. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Judie4.1Dec 2021

  • "A lovely barn conversion - beautiful lounge and master bedroom."

    Sadly we had to leave early in a rush because of a family situation but enjoyed our short break. Only issue was colder second bedroom and very small shower en suite off this downstairs bedroom. Lovely location if a little secluded. Would recommend for sure.

    Reviewed by Jodie4.1Dec 2021

  • "Thanks Mr and Mrs Alexander for preparing the lovely cottage for my family to spend a week in."

    Everything thing is just impeccably organised.

    Reviewed by Yat Hang5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, possibly the best we've stayed in, ideally located to explore Norfolk & Suffolk."

    Would recommend walks along the beaches at Cromer and Southwold. The Crown at Pulham Market does great food and Goodies Farm Shop is well worth a visit too. The short dog walk details included in the property notes by the owner was very useful.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a brilliant week at Duckfoot Barn and it's definitely a place we would return to, such a beautiful barn, very comfortable and well appointed."

    We all slept really well in the beds and unlike some properties, the sofas too were very comfortable. It's very quiet as it's surrounded by farm land, so you have to travel just a short distance to shop, but for us, this was heavenly. We will return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting, I couldn't recommend this place more highly!"

    A must visit in my view!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Owner very helpful, informed us of places to visit and eat."

    Area was outstanding plenty to see and just relax if we wanted to. Would recommend the river trip around the broads and Tyrells Wood for walking with the dog

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "As soon as you walked into the barn it felt welcoming and homely ."

    The little touches such as a biscuits, flowers and milk was very nice. The kitchen has every utensil you could need, the barn is furnished to a high standard, the owners have taken a lot of time and effort for you to enjoy your stay .

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Sep 2021

  • "Enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Les5.0Sep 2021

  • "Ducksfoot Barn is in a very quiet location but is still close to lots of activities - we enjoyed walking the footpaths, a visit to Norwich, lots of National Trust properties and a trip on the Broads."

    Barn was well equipped with lots of kitchen essentials, beautiful towels and spacious accommodation. We had a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage, beautiful location."

    Fabulous friendly hosts. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susie5.0May 2021

  • "Ducksfoot Barn was fantastic lovely welcoming touches."

    Had a really lovely week there . Could not have been better Unfortunately we had some issues with Sykes Cottages. our original booking had to be cancelled due to Covid 19 and Sykes would not refund the whole amount . Later a sum of £54 was held over for a future booking although we had already booked another cottage . It took several phone calls and emails before this sum was refunded. Not very happy as this is our money and should have been refunded immediately

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2020

  • "Well converted barn with great facilities."

    Great location, plenty to see and do. Friendly owners. Only ten minutes drive from all amenities but in a very secluded place. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous surroundings and cottage."

    We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Aug 2020

  • "Ducksfoot Barn, was truly home from home."

    The owners made sure we were comfortable and happy with everything the first evening we arrived. It's situation with a dog was excellent, quiet roads for the shorter 'comfort break' walks and Tyrrells' Wood a shortish walk or 3minutes in the car for those longer hour plus walks with, in our case an exuberant Working Cocker. The Barn was warm, spacious and well equipped, if I had to find fault I would say the kitchen knives were a bit blunt... that would be all.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2019

  • "A very nice barn conversion with lots of room and good for entertaining."

    Not far from Pulham Market and a very good farm shop. The owners are friendly and up-front and will willingly help with any difficulties.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Sep 2019

  • "The accomodation was better than the pictures and description, there were flowers and biscuits on our arrival that made us feel welcome."

    Lovely kitchin. Wi-fi was available and a good strength. There was plenty of space, it felt like home from home.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday excelent acomadation and ownersverry lovely suroundings ..."

    We had a lovely holiday excelent acomadation and ownersverry lovely suroundings to die for lovely surroundings and brilliant walks would definatly go again

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Loved the area."

    The property was excellent and the owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owners made us very welcome and were friendly and helpful throughout our stay."

    Ducksfoot Farm is in a lovely setting. The Barn itself combines the rustic of the setting with the contemporary interior design, giving a wow factor. The beds were so comfortable and clean, and every necessity for a self catering holiday had been provided. There are lots of recommendations of places to visit and eat, and the local pub in Pulham Market served great food in a nice atmosphere. A very pretty area. Norwich, Sandringham and Southwold are worth visits. The icing on the cake was the appearance of the mother duck with her twelve ducklings from the duck pond proudly marching around the garden!

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Apr 2019

  • "They let motorhomes/caravans park on the side we didn't have any but they have provided a garden table and chairs on the patio and if you where to sit out there you would be over looked ."

    if you had a dog/children they would be able to get out onto this area which also doubles as your carparking space. they have put roses/hedge and an arch but just needs a gate and a bit of fencing to make it secure. apart from that it was lovely and would probably go again

    Reviewed by m5.0Mar 2019

  • "The barn has been lovingly converted and has ample of room for a large family."

    We were just two with our dog who despite the weather managed to have a relaxing time and a chance to catch up with friends. We found a lovely warm reception for both us and the dog at The Swan in Coney Weston, where we enjoyed a nice meal and had a relaxing afternoon. If you want somewhere nice and near to walk your pooch then Tyrell’s wood is only 4 minutes away by car or if the weather is nice then local footpaths are within walking distance. For local produce you couldn’t go far wrong with Goodies which is not much further on from Tyrrel’s wood and has a nice selection of fresh, frozen homemade meals. There is also a butchers and if you want to enjoy a bit of lunch out then also a nice cafe. This was our second time to Ducksfoot Barn and I’m sure that it will not be our last visit there as we love it, especially the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Mar 2019

  • "Amazed at the whole facilities on offer, We have stayed at hundreds of self-catering places over the years."

    Diss barn is one of the best Some of the instructions for operating equipment could have been more prominent

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in a most attractive setting."

    Dog friendly, our Dalmatian had a great time too as we explored the footpaths around us.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at this beautiful old barn in a pretty hamlet in Norfolk, one of our favourite holiday destinations."

    Could have been 15/16th century with amazing old Timbers. Only child/dog proof fencing and gate to patio area would be our recommendation as it would have made for a more relaxing time with our dog. The same applies to the caravan area as it would have been lovely to let our dog have safe freedom. We had a hornets

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2018

  • "All aspects of the holiday were fantastic - the accommodation , the weather and the places to visit ."

    The property itself was very roomy and had all the facilities we required . A thoroughly enjoyable holiday .

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very lovely barn conversion, plenty of room."

    Everything we needed was provided by our hosts. Very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great value for money."

    Lovely location ideal for visiting numerou location. Super barn conversion and patio areas. Would go again.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jun 2018

  • "Peace and quiet in a lovely location plus a fantastic barn conversion and very helpful owners."

    Its top class

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2018

  • "Excellent is the word that comes to mind, full stop, loved it."

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2017

  • "A first rate barn conversion in a quiet and peaceful location, in an area of Norfolk we had not previously visited,well positioned for both coastal and inland attractions."

    Reviewed by Robert4.0Jun 2017

  • "No negatives but would be handy to have a couple of grab rails, one in shower and by internal steps to bedroom."

    thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison4.6Nov 2016

  • "The property was lovely but I was un aware that the garden was used as a small caravan site for 5 vans with electric hook up."

    If the site was occupied by vans this would have made it very noisy and an extremely disappointing break away hence I would not return to the property

    Reviewed by Miss3.8Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link - can be a super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed
  • Utility room with shower and WC.
  • Oil underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front and rear enclosed courtyard gardens with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Next to the barn is a small Caravan Club site which is very quiet and there are never more than 4 caravans at any one time
  • Wooden Staircase: Please take care when using the stairs.

The property

This detached, well-equipped barn conversion is set over two floors and boasts a part-vaulted ceiling, beams and oak flooring.

The bright and spacious open plan living area offers a large fitted kitchen with French doors, which lead out to a courtyard garden, a dining area and a sitting area with two large sofas, including one that can be made into a sofa bed, and French doors leading out to another courtyard area with seating.

Also at this Norfolk cottage there is a ground floor twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and a first floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

This wonderful Pulham Market cottage is an ideal holiday home for exploring the whole of Norfolk.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 17088, together they sleep 7.

Ducksfoot Farm Holiday Cottages

Pulham Market 1.5 miles. These two delightful detached holiday cottages, located in the attractive grounds of the owners’ home, are situated in the peaceful rural hamlet of Bush Green, in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. The cottages are former farm buildings which have been converted to offer unique well-equipped holiday homes, boasting charm and character, having retained many of their original features. The larger cottage sleeps five people over two floors and the smaller holiday home sleeps two on the ground floor. Both of these cottages offer outdoor space where you can relax with a glass of wine after a busy day. From the doorstep you can enjoy leisurely country walks, or should you wish to travel further afield you can discover many interesting villages, market towns and beautiful beaches, all offering something for everyone. These charming cottages are an ideal base for families or a couple, at any time of year.

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About the location


Diss 8 miles; Norwich 17 miles.

Tucked away in the heart of the south Norfolk countryside is the pretty rural conservation village of Pulham Market. Pulham Market is an attractive village with traditional village green surrounded by beautiful thatched cottages, a 17th century church, general store, Post Office, a pub and a pub/restaurant. Just 8 miles from Pulham Market is the market town of Diss offering a good selection of shops, delis, eateries, a museum, swimming pool and an attractive Mere area where you can feed the ducks while you sit and relax. Pulham Market is ideally placed for those wishing to explore both Norfolk and Suffolk. Both counties offer wonderful interesting coastlines, many of which have sandy beaches, or why not take a leisurely drive through the luscious green countryside stopping off at one of the many interesting quaint market towns for a browse around independent shops, a spot of lunch or afternoon tea? Don’t forget to spend a day visiting the famous Norfolk broads or the beautiful, historic city of Norwich, which has a wealth of attractions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas