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Snowy Owl Barn

Shipdham near Dereham, Norfolk (Ref. 913976)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at snowy owl barn ."

    Max and Sid were there to meet us on arrival . Max explained to us all the do,s and don,ts then left us to unpack . The barn is situated down a single track lane in the village of shipdham and it is roughly a hour away from most major tourist attractions . We visited lots of lovley surrounding villages and places in the week we were there . We throughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend if your looking for comfortable clean and peaceful accommodation.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2021

  • "Great property, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful setting . Owner extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Snowy Owl Barn and it had everything we needed."

    The owners were lovely and friendly. We will certainly stay again if we are in the area!

    Reviewed by JennieJul 2021

  • "A great holiday on 2nd July '21."

    The accomodation was very comfortable and clean. A big thankyou to our hosts, loved it.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "The location was good but there were not many places to visit within a reasonable distance."

    During our stay we lost all vision on the TV, We mentioned this to Max and on our return there was a new TV ready for us. Max was very friendly and supportive. You could say he was as friendly as possible and a pleasure to talk to. All in all we enjoyed our stay, but it was difficult to know what was available to visit due to the Covid restrictions on leaflet use. Otherwise it was a very pleasant holiday with limited sunshine.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "This was our third time staying at Snowy Owl Barn and it was excellent as always."

    A credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Lovely barn with really helpful owners."

    Would highly recommend a stay at snowy owl barn.

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay in beautiful surroundings and so peaceful and quiet."

    The barn is as described and spotlessly clean and perfect for a couple to relax after a day out in the surrounding places visited. The barn although in a quiet location is central to so many places so it's not long before you arrive somewhere to either sight see,shop or have a quiet drink. Max who looks after you upon arrival is very friendly and runs through all the details plus is a mind of information of all things local and if any issues(we had none) he will sort them out. His wife looks after the horses that are there and is around to say hi to but you very rarely here them considering they are close by. Will certainly return as it was a perfect location for my wife and I and lovely hosts who take pride in the 2 cottages there and the surroundings.

    Reviewed by StewartMay 2021

  • "The owners were very welcoming, ..."

    The owners were very welcoming, Nothing was too much trouble, in fact they go that extra step to make sure every thing is perfect,getting me some bread rolls from local bakery day after arriving, anything needed or needed to know just had to ask, And the setting was just beautiful, could watch the owner training her horses, I’m definaitly going to return in the future, and would whole heartedly recommend a stay here, in middle of country side but not far away from anything, 31/2 miles away from a large superstore, Well deserving hosts, they have put in everything and comfort you need for a lovely break there short or longer, well done very tastefully done

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2021

  • "A very relaxing place and quiet,nice surroundings."

    Very helpful people at the farm.

    Reviewed by DaphneOct 2020

  • "The owners were friendly and helpful."

    Lovely place for a quiet get away.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "Made very wellcome , one of the best places we have stayed in 20 years using sykes cottages"

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2020

  • "Friendly owners, very approachable and happy to help."

    Accommodation was lovely, couldn't fault it at all - probably one of the best we've ever had. Price of holiday was reasonable compared with other accommodation in the area.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2020

  • "Beautiful grounds and it was lovely to see wild deer whilst having my morning tea."

    Reviewed by Elisha-maeJul 2020

  • "The barn we stayed at was amazing, rural enough that you were well secluded (single lane track 3/4 mile to get there an other 300 yards onto the property from the road) but it was almost central Norfolk (field next to us was!"

    ) so a great hub for exploring all parts of Norfolk. Owners were lovely, it a great view out over the fields from the barns too Even with places shutting all around us due to the virus, there were plenty of places to see and do, a coastal walk at Cromer, lots of lovely villages to walk around, and National trust properties with lovely large grounds... We will definitely be heading back when we are able, there is so much more we want to see and do...

    Reviewed by RustyMar 2020

  • "Excellent hosts."

    Well situated and kitted out. Ideal country retreat

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "Everything was very good we thought there where a few things missing perhaps a ..."

    Everything was very good we thought there where a few things missing perhaps a welcome pack as we have had in other properties with sykes barn very comfy bed excellent

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Great stay at Snowy Owl Barn."

    It's in a lovely location, is well kitted out, and was immaculately clean. The view from the patio is out over fields from where we watched deer and a variety of birds whilst having breakfast - so relaxing! We used it as a base whilst visiting family in the area and is well situated for the North Norfolk Coast, Norwich and the Broads, as well as for Thetford Forest, Brandon Country Park etc. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2019

  • "It's an excellent base to travel from - there is a very narrow, one car road, for about a mile from Shipdham to the farm gates, there are a few passing places."

    It's quiet and tranquil, just the job after a busy day out. There is a small shop in Shipdham that is open until 7pm. The barn is kitted out to a high standard, and the bed is very comfortable.

    Reviewed by BobOct 2018

  • "We enjoyed our break at snowy owl barn,interior of the barn was outstanding,our only drawback was having to use the car to get everywhere."

    But all, told nice holiday

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "It was so peaceful and quiet, the owners were so nice and hospitable and friendly."

    Lovely accommodation, everything for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2018

  • "Beautiful setting with very helpful and considerate owners"

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2018

  • "Very comfortable, clean accommodation with everything provided."

    Central location for visiting Norfolk. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by JanineJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time in this beautiful converted barn."

    Spacious and very well kitted out. Fabulous view from patio. Overalll would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by BernardJun 2018

  • "Nice people."

    Lovely well kept property. Perfectly placed for any of Norfolk's attractions.

    Reviewed by DerekApr 2018

  • "Lovely quiet location but situated in central Norfolk which made it easy to explore all areas."

    The cottage was true to the brochure description. Wifi & internet connection was very good. We had a thoroughly pleasant 4x night stay.

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2017

  • "Extremely welcoming and friendly hosts."

    Lovely peaceful and scenic surroundings.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "Nice accommodation but with a washing machine it would be perfect."


    Reviewed by JackOct 2016

  • "Great space for complete relaxation."

    Owners were very accommodating and friendly. A bit far away from main places of interest so we had a fair car journey each time we went out. However, this did not deter us as the whole point of the break was to get away from it all and relax, so we were happy to stay more local.

    Reviewed by ToniJul 2016

  • "Absolutely excellent accommodation in Norfolk."

    It had everything we could possibly need for a quiet week away. The owners were friendly, the cottage was clean and comfortable and the location was perfect.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2016

  • "The area itself is truly beautiful and the studio barn was perfect."

    The outlook was so peaceful and relaxing and the owners were really friendly and had good knowledge about the area for our days out and places to eat. We would certainly recommend this place and will be visiting again. If this is the standard of property that you have on your books then well done.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2016

  • "The property was clean, luxurious and in peaceful surroundings."

    There were many attractions close by. This is one of the best cottages I have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by NicoApr 2016

  • "We had a very peaceful and relaxing holiday."

    The cottage was in a good place for visiting places like Cromer and Yarmouth, which were within an hours drive. Sitting on the patio during the day or in the evening just watching the birds in the fields or reading a book made it the most relaxing holiday we have had. Thanks again to the owners for a lovely retreat, will definitely be booking it next year.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2015

  • "Friendly owners to give you guidance if you need it and a very restful and pleasant place to stay."

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2015

  • "A beautiful well appointed studio barn conversion."

    The quiet countryside lovely horses and the owners were very welcoming and made our stay there all the more enjoyable. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday apartment to anyone.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2015

  • "Liked the setting looking out over open fields and the first class standard of accommodation."

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2015

  • "It was very homely whilst being modern and the owners were lovely and helpful."

    In beautiful countryside and the cottage was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2014

  • "Really lovely place; we were made to feel very welcome by the owners and their various animals and pets."

    Perfect escape from the city and a great base to discover the area. Superbly done barn-conversion with high ceilings and exposed beams with ots of thoughtful touches to make the place even more welcoming. Had a comfy and roomy bed and the bathroom was good-sized with power shower and fine Egyptian towels! The kitchen was even big enough to cook a Christmas dinner! Lovely private patio with great views of the surrounding area. Highly recommend and would happily stay there again in the future. Perfect getaway for couples of all ages.

    Reviewed by GeorgeDec 2014

  • "Fantastic barn conversion completed to a very high standard."

    Nice rural feel but not too far from towns. The owners had thought of everything in terms of equipment and supplies - even down to the tea and milk in the fridge. The small garden with table and chairs gave us a lovely place to sit to have breakfast and lunch in relative privacy. The horses in the stables always welcomed a visit and a chat!

    Reviewed by CliveAug 2014

  • "Lovely peaceful place to stay; conversion done to a high standard."

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2014

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Copelands Farm Barns

Shipdham 1.5 miles. Set in a peaceful, rural location, along a quiet track, on the owner's equestrian farm, these two identical studio cottages near Shipdam have been converted from traditional cattle barn buildings, and finished to an extremely high standard to offer luxurious holiday accommodation, perfect for couples. The modern accommodation at these two Shipdam cottages is well balanced with the character atmosphere created by the traditional features, with exposed beams set high into the vaulted ceilings. Each offers an airy, open studio-style accommodation, whilst outside, both boast a private patio garden with furniture, where you can while away the hours taking in the superb rural views, enjoying a good book or an alfresco feast after a busy day touring the area. Situated in the heart of Norfolk’s pretty countryside, these Shipdham cottages each provide an ideal base for a quiet hideaway holiday, yet have the advantage of being within easy driving distance of a range of attractions. Thetford Forest is the perfect place for outdoor activities, with charming woodland walks, wonderful mountain biking opportunities and a high wire course to tempt the adventurous. Shipdham is one of the largest villages in Norfolk and offers a range of local services including a village shop and pub, whilst the cultural hub of East Anglia, Norwich is also within reach, where you will discover its beautiful old cobbled streets dotted with theatres, galleries, museums, as well as many pretty parks and gardens. Providing a tranquil base to return to at the end of each day, these two Shipdam cottages can be booked together with friends, or separately to enjoy a peaceful, romantic rural getaway.

The property

This fantastic studio barn conversion has been beautifully renovated to offer the perfect accommodation for couples seeking a quiet retreat, with the advantage of occupying a good location for exploring Norfolk and North Suffolk.

Set entirely on the ground floor, this studio cottage near Shipdham offers an open plan living area with a king-size bed and French doors opening onto a suntrap patio with super views of open countryside, where you can delight in a morning coffee before heading out to enjoy the surrounding area.

The perfect cottage for a quiet week away.

Note: This cottage sits next to Ref. 913977, together they sleep 4.


  • All ground floor
  • Studio accommodation with king-size double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: No children under 18, inc. infants.

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About the location


Dereham 4 miles; Swaffham 7 miles; Thetford 19 miles; Norwich 23 miles.

Shipdham is a large village located in the heart of Norfolk, and is well placed for visiting all of Norfolk's many places of interest. There is a pretty village green surrounded by cottages, village stores, a Post Office and doctor's surgery, and the village also has a hairdresser, newsagent, fish and chip shop and two public houses serving food. The market town of Dereham, just 4 miles away, provides good shopping facilities, restaurants, cinema, swimming pool, tennis courts, ten pin bowling, children's indoor play centre, golfing and museums, whilst further afield lie Thetford Forest, Banham Zoo, Pensthorpe, several National Trust properties, the Norfolk Broads, Sandringham Estate and all of the beautiful scenic Norfolk coastline. With RSPB sites, Holkham Hall and the city of Norwich also close by, Shipdham is a great location, with something to keep everybody happy.

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept guests under the age of 18, including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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