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Honey Buzzard Barn

(Ref. 990794)

Fakenham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent property a credit to the owners."

    The renovation is superb, its warm and comfortable not tired like a lot of properties and is kitted out with everything you would need. We had a lovely time thankyou.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2023

  • "Fabulous barn conversion."

    Well equipped and lots of small useful touches. We have already booked it for next year!

    Reviewed by SueNov 2023

  • "Our annual visit to Honey Buzzard Barn was as expected."

    ....excellent.....everything as it always is, well equipped, comfortable and a warm welcome from Catherine and Alistair......Storm Babet hit Norfolk while we were there, but we remained warm and dry indoors.....definitely ten out of ten accommodation..

    Reviewed by SteffOct 2023

  • "Honey buzzard barn is an amazing property been built to a very high standard ..."

    Honey buzzard barn is an amazing property been built to a very high standard and would definitely book again and would recommend to others

    Reviewed by GarySep 2023

  • "Perfect location for exploring North Norfolk."

    Comfortable and well equipped accommodation, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GwynfaSep 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful and comfortable place to stay."

    Just what we needed!

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2023

  • "A delightful, well presented and comfortable barn conversion with everything that you need for an enjoyable holiday."

    The barn is a great base for exploring North Norfolk and we would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Honey Buzzard and again it was excellent, everything made it a home from home for us, the location was good for us as it was central to our exploring Norfolk."

    We will be back !

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable and clean cottage."

    Everything we needed for an easy and relaxed week. Loads of storage space, comfy beds and a great shower. Super comfy sofas too. Would stay there again happily.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2023

  • "Honey buzzard barn is set in a lovely part of Norfolk !"

    30 minutes away from Cromer and other resorts . Owners are very friendly, even the neighbours around the barn conversion are lovely. Good for walks , Our dog Dougie didn’t want to come home Will definitely rebook again

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2023

  • "Lovely property and location, well worth a visit."

    Reviewed by RussellApr 2023

  • "Honey Buzzard Barn is a lovely property with lovely caring and considerate owners who live beside the Barn."

    It is so beautifully fitted out with lovely attention to detail and is warm and cosy. We had a very good time during our week and we were very lucky with the weather given the time of year.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2023

  • "We loved our stay, it was comfortable and cosy."

    Just what we needed after windy beach walks. The only very small point that could be improved upon would be the bedlinen. Would prefer cotton bed linen. But in no way would it stop us returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2023

  • "Honeysuckle Barn was perfect."

    Very spacious with beautiful features. It was our first holiday with our 2 10 month old dogs. The barn has been renovated to a high standard with lots of original features. The hosts were very friendly and recommended local dog walks. The location is a short drive to lovely dog friendly beaches and supermarkets. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2023

  • "Honey Buzzard barn is a beautiful place to stay with a wonderful kitchen, spacious and warm living area, luxurious bathroom and comfy bedrooms."

    The location was perfect for our needs, being near enough to the north Norfolk coast and towns for easy access while very quiet with paths for dog walking right on the doorstep. Lovely owners on site who welcomed us on arrival, were available if needed but not at all intrusive. We appreciated the welcome pack and the Christmas tree was a lovely touch. We wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2022

  • "On arrival We were greeted by Alistair and he was very helpful and told us that if we needed anything to just knock on their door, my daughter arrived shortly after us and Catherine greeted them and couldn't have been more welcoming."

    The barn conversion is very warm and comfortable with oil fired under floor heating and all the facilities you need for an enjoyable stay. There's even a multi fuel (coal/logs) burner in the living room but we didn't need to use it. The bathroom has a roll top bath with shower combi tap attached, separate shower cubicle and heated towel rail. The Kitchen has a fridge freezer, full range electric cooker, microwave, washing machine and dish washer to make your stay a pleasure. The Bedrooms are warm and cosy, one double and one twin room. The conversion is a perfect mix of comfort and old world charm still has the quirky oak beams, exposed brickwork and the reclaimed high bay lighting used is from Frank Whittle's Estate, the sole inventer of the jet engine, and having worked on commercial jet engines myself was a neat little touch. There is a safe enclosed courtyard for children or dogs but although the listing says 'enclosed garden' it is just a courtyard, but that didn't detract from our stay. The location is perfect, well placed within easy reach of shops, pubs etc. and the Langham glass shop and glass blowing workshops is well worth a visit and is about 15min drive. Sandringham and Holkham beach are also about 45min away and a must visit. We really enjoyed our stay, even though many places were closed in November it's still a lovely area and we'll probably return earlier in the year at some time. Thank you again Alistair and Catherine for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by AllanNov 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    A great location and everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable trip to the Norfolk coast.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2022

  • "Just returned from our 5th stay at the Barn."

    .....warm welcome, as usual, and a catchup with Catherine and Alistair. Well equipped and cosy, the place is so familiar now, it feels very homely.......the weather was a mixed bag, and one day we were confined to barracks by heavy rain, but it was nice to just sit and read and relax. It is central for the N Norfolk Coast and the Nature Reserves Thank you Catherine and Alistair......we will return in 2023.....

    Reviewed by SteffOct 2022

  • "We were so pleased to book this lovely barn as we were let down with another property at the last minute."

    I must say what a wonderful place to stay in. Everything from our first impression from our first day to our last was more than we could have imagined. Lovely big lounge with two new sofas. Very comfortable beds, large kitchen and big bathroom with a shower and a bath with lots of hot water. Underfloor heating, always cozy and warm as it was October. Our two dogs, Beau & Pip loved the open space outside with some lovely walks to keep them happy. Everything was of top quality, and all built by Alistair the owner. What a wonderful job he’s done with Catherine doing all the other things. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2022

  • "I would give five stars to the actual accommodation but dropped one star due to the fact that there was a slight misrepresentation in the description of the property, in that there was a very, very small garden on the property."

    Described as a private garden, the actual garden was a small area fenced off in front of the property. Also the courtyard was facing a six foot high brick wall with no view at all. I had wanted a large garden for my GSD dog. Somewhat disappointed, but the owners did allow access to farmland which compensated for the lack of garden.

    Thank you for your feedback. The listing is as described when it comes to the outdoor space - "Enclosed courtyard with furniture" and the imagery does clearly depict this. We do not advertise the property as having a large garden, though it is adviseable to inquire ahead of booking if you have any queries at all regarding the property. Thanks - Sykes Cottages on behalf of the Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LizSep 2022

  • "Fantastic two weeks at this beautiful barn conversion, the owners have thought of everything!"

    Great location for exploring the beaches of North Norfolk.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay and in a very peaceful location ."

    .. a good base to go sight seeing from.

    Reviewed by PamJul 2022

  • "Alastair and Catherine have been lovely hosts, kindly ensuring my mother and I were settled in ok and letting us know we could contact them anytime."

    The barn was beyond our expectations, so beautifully decorated and has such a homely feel. The barn is spacious and light, with so much attention given to the furnishings and finishing touches. All rooms are exactly as the description given. The barn is secluded and private , the road the barn is on is very very quiet, the cottage is situated so close to so many lovely places. We highly recommend this beautiful barn

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "A very quiet and comfortable holiday cottage in a beautiful part of Norfolk."

    Cottage clean, pretty well equipped, and with plenty of space. Owners living next door very friendly and helpful without being at all intrusive. The main downside is the lack of views and the limited outdoor space. That did not bother us and we would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "The barn is really beautifully converted to such a high standard with every comfort and all the little touches that make for a great stay."

    So near to the coast and good for walking, lovely market towns, garden visits and much more. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay, comfortable and well equipped property."

    Would like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by KayMay 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at Honey Buzzard, we chose it as we have dogs and it was safe and secure for them ."

    But the fascilities the Barn had were excellent, lots of room in the kitchen and the lounge the bedrooms were great and the bathroom was excellent. So easy to find and secure parking we were really impressed with it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2022

  • "Lovely barn spacious clean and well equipped, owners friendly and very helpful."

    Rural location so as you would imagine a bit of a drive to get to pubs and restaurants however very near to lots of attractions and places of interest.Great for dogs secure and no problem if they bark a bit (no close neighbours). Every thing we hoped for except the weather sadly ( but it was the beginning of April).

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "A most enjoyable holiday in a spacious, clean and comfortable cottage which was ideally located for our daily trips out around the area."

    Well described on the Sykes website and easily found following the directions given. Beware however if returning from the other direction as we did one day, as you need to travel through Fulmodeston and Croxston to reach the cottage which I would describe as on the outskirts of Croxston. Small issue, not a problem after the first experience.

    Reviewed by CliffMar 2022

  • "Lovely stay, cottage very clean, warm and comfortable."

    Very central for touring North Norfolk. Owners made you feel very welcome. Really enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "Beautiful barn conversion, clean and cosy, with a lovely log burner."

    It had an enclosed area for our dog so no need to worry about a possible escape! The owners were helpful and kind, and had left us a lovely welcome pack with tea and coffee, milk and brownies! I also enjoyed attempting to play the piano! The property is surrounded by wonderful countryside, with lots of walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2022

  • "Very noisy road and all traffic could be heard."

    Washing machine inside door seal and powder tray was very dirty, we had to clean this before the one only wash we did. Excellent secure areas for our two dogs. Barn conversion itself, very lovely with lots of features and all tastefully done. Just about everything we needed was provided for and a nice small touch of tea, coffee & sugar and milk in the fridge. Water and heating was adequate and we did have to utilise the multi fuel burner one night as it was very cold. Honey Buzzard Barn, lives up to it`s name as there are plenty of Buzzards and other varieties of wild birds to see easily. Once off the quite dangerous road, there were some good walk areas, however, and unfortunately, we picked the wrong week as it rained every day of our break.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "The barn Is absolutely stunning so comfortable under floor heating was bliss, ..."

    The barn Is absolutely stunning so comfortable under floor heating was bliss, owners so friendly and helpful Perfect location we will definitely be revisiting

    Reviewed by LorrayneOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and great location for local activities and beaches."

    Reviewed by CeriOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Quiet location, ideal for exploring Norfolk. The owners Catherine and Alistair were very helpful, lovely people. Our dog enjoyed his first holiday

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Ideally based for exploring the Norfolk coast and also the Broads. Would have no hesitation booking again next time we are visiting Norfolk

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Honey Buzzard Barn was the perfect home from home."

    The owners have ensured there is everything you could possibly need and more. The decor, furnishings and attention to detail far exceed expectations. The location allowed us to explore various locations in North Norfolk. We could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by KeeleyAug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very well equipped. Good location for exploring area.

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2021

  • "Whow what a lovely comfortable cottage."

    It had everything you needed and more. Ideal for touring North Norfolk.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "A comfortable and thoughtfully-finished property, well-located yet secluded, with welcoming and helpful hosts."

    We would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2021

  • "Our third stay at Honey Buzzard Barn, as always a warm welcome from the owners, well equipped, comfortable and spacious."

    Central for North Norfolk coast and other Norfolk Wildlife Trust areas, which we discovered on the doorstep. We are booked again for a week in October.

    Reviewed by SteffApr 2021

  • "This is a really lovely cottage, extremely comfortable, very friendly owners, close to gorgeous beaches."

    We had a great holiday thank you, our second visit to this cottage and we will be back again as it’s fantastic!

    Reviewed by GillOct 2020

  • "Our second visit to Honey Buzzard Barn, and it was as comfortable, well-equipped and welcoming as our first."

    On our return in 2019, as we were so pleased with the accommodation, we booked 2 more stays....April 2020 and October 2020, but due to the Covid crisis, the earlier one has been transferred to April 2021. On arrival there was a "welcome basket" with tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits, and milk in the fridge. It is close to the coast and there are walks from the Barn. Covid permitting we will be back in 2021.....April and October.

    Reviewed by SteffOct 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Ideal for a holiday with a small dog.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable."

    Being on one level helped with those who were not as able as others when walking around. The cottage is well sited for many of the enjoyable places to visit around Norfolk. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2020

  • "A beautiful Barn conversion, clean, peaceful and well presented."

    The only slightly negative thing was one of the sofas was very uncomfortable to sit on for a decent amount of time, however we really enjoyed our stay. It was perfectly positioned for everything we wanted to visit and lovely to come back to in the evenings.The owners were on hand if needed and couldn't have been more accommodating. Another win for Sykes.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2020

  • "Very well equipped holiday home with excellent standard facilities."

    Owners living next door left us to it and were very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful walks near by and plenty of sandy beaches to choose from within 30 mins drive.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "This is a fabulous property, beautifully presented and very well equipped."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful, making it easier with them being on site. We had a wonderful week and would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, finished to a very high standard."

    We had a very enjoyable stay here.

    Reviewed by TerenceJul 2020

  • "The property was lovely and the owners very friendly."

    It is in a splendid position if you like quiet holidays but within a fairly short drive to the coast. The house was lovely and warm throughout our stay which was welcome for a March holiday.

    Reviewed by Colin MarcusMar 2020

  • "Such an amazing place to stay, loved this barn so much and would love to come back and stay again, the location was great and can’t fault the barn at all, met the owner who was super friendly."

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2020

  • "One of the best cottages we have visited."

    Top quality amenities and comfort. Good for dogs. Will come again.

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2019

  • "Fantastic accomodation and fully equipped for every need."

    The interior is to a high spec and not cluuttered with bags of originality! We'd easily re-book again.

    Reviewed by JemmaOct 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, comfortable, warm, everything you need for a relaxing time, warm welcome from the owners, the best place we have ever stayed in and we will return in 2020."

    Reviewed by SteffOct 2019

  • "It is by far the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Spacious, comfortable, and every room well kept. This is a credit to the owners, which we met and were very friendly towards us. Set up the holiday for us, which was well worth the holiday.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2019

  • "A truly amazing Barn conversion."

    Every facility and comfort.

    Reviewed by PhyllisSep 2019

  • "A lot of thought has been put into making this lovely, well-equipped cottage comfortable and welcoming for guests."

    Everything you need in the way of practical items is supplied which has not always been the case in past holiday cottages we have stayed in. The village shop was closed when we arrived so we expected to have to go to Morrisons, it was such a relief, after a long journey, to find milk in the fridge and a welcome-pack of coffees, tea, sugar and biscuits (not forgetting dog biscuits for our dog). Rooms are all spacious and cosy. We particularly liked being able to leave the patio door open so our dog could wander out into the small, secure, private courtyard. There is also a small patch of grass in front of the cottage. Many paths around the immediate vicinity are ideal for walking dogs or just for taking a leisurely stroll. The area itself is beautiful with plenty places to visit including Stately Homes and gardens, pretty villages, nature reserves and the coast. The cottage has been lovingly renovated with many unique features and great attention to detail. The owners, next door, are friendly and genuinely wish to please their guests. We will be back and would like to thank the owners for this chance to stay in such a great cottage in this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2019

  • "Fabulous accommodation but I would say it allowed dogs, rather than welcomed them and there is a huge difference."

    Paved courtyard not particularly welcoming for either canine or human while I 'get' it is low maintenance from a business perspective it is not a very engaging environment and therefore we did not use it. A hanging basket or planter would be a nice touch. If you allow dogs, for ours grass is a requirement which we know realise.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "This has been by far the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed at, extremely comfy beds, large living accommodation, beautiful inside, everything is well thought out and just works!"

    We were close to a lot of places yet felt in a quiet and peaceful location, we feel fantastic for our week in Norfolk at this lovely holiday cottage that has been lovingly built by the owners. We loved it so much we rebooked for next year to ensure we were able to return, absolutely fantastic, thank you so much. Also really enjoyed the James Bond DVDs which were a brilliant surprise after a busy day exploring. The shower is powerful and the underfloor heating a real luxury, thank you for a lovely week!

    Reviewed by GillAug 2019

  • "Honey Buzzard cottage was excellent on many features, but photographs showed an expanse of enclosed yard, which in reality was small."

    The owners have replaced table and chairs with new ones which although good quality takes up even more space. A lane adjoining the cottage is brilliant for giving our two dogs an excellent walk, but not ideal at 7am in the morning. Nearby beaches were faultless and cottage is ideally situated in a quiet lane. Although a welcome pack was very generous, the owners did not make an appearance all week, instead chose to leave a welcome note, a first for us!

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2019

  • "One of the best cottages we have been in for 30 odd years,fully enjoyed the experience and holiday,cannot fault the accommodation,will go again."

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2019

  • "The cottage was massive, and very comfortable."

    If i had to complain about something the only thing would be the lack of outside space. Whilst the courtyard is lovely, i had three dogs with me, they were reluctant to do there business out there, they prefer to have a little grass to pee on. Perhaps a little bit of astro turf would help with that.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2019

  • "This cottage was everything we could have wished for, from the beautiful location to the fantastic facilities."

    A holiday we hope to repeat again in the near future.

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2019

  • "The location of the property was great away from the main road it was so quiet, ..."

    The location of the property was great away from the main road it was so quiet, the owners live across the drive so if you needed anything all you had to do was ask

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "Would highly recommend Honey Buzzard barn for its comfort, facilities and attention to detail."

    Location too was excellent, providing ease of travelling to many of Norfolks holiday features.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2019

  • "Honey Buzzard Barn is absolutely beautiful."

    Everything you need and much more!! We had such a lovely time and did not want to leave. We will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by SheronMar 2019

  • "Lovely warm comfortable cottage and so much room for 4 people."

    Finished to a very high standard. The owners ( next door) bought us a radio when we said we could do with one in the kitchen. Fairly isolated ( 1 mile to nearest pub and shop), but didn’t feel like a problem as north Norfolk coast within easy driving/cycling distance. Brilliant holiday. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by VanessaFeb 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil underfloor heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, electric piano, sound bar
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Please do note charge electric vehicles without prior agreement with the owner.

The property

Honey Buzzard Barn has been superbly converted from an old farm building, in a soothing location, six miles from the market town of Fakenham in Norfolk not far from the North Norfolk Coast.

With high-quality accommodation for four people, this rural retreat acts as the perfect getaway for families or friends looking to experience the delights of East Anglia.

Enter into the homely sitting room, the flagstone flooring, exposed beams and woodburning stovebring a real sense of home.

Also find a country cottage-style kitchen/diner.

featuring character features including a Belfast sink and an electric range cooker.

The family bathroom at Honey Buzzard Barn exudes a lavish class, home to an exquisite claw-foot bath and a separate shower cubicle providing a choice.

The two bedrooms provide a welcoming spot to catch your rest at the end of each action-packed day.

Charming wooden features bring a sense of homeliness.

In the warmer months, make the most of the enclosed courtyard, a relaxing spot with seating for all to enjoy with a chilled drink under the sun.

Those who enjoy countryside walking can enjoy stunning paths and trails from the doorstep of the property, while more popular opportunities rest further afield throughout the Norfolk Broads.

Fakenham town boasts a fascinating charm, its pretty streets are lined with high-quality shops.

pubs and eateries.

Also be sure to visit Holt and the north Norfolk Coast.

Bring your loved ones together to this calming countryside retreat to get away from it all.

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About the location


Norwich 25 miles; Holt 13 miles.

The historic market town of Fakenham is famous for its horse racing and offers a wide selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Situated on the River Wensum, half way between Norwich and Kings Lynn it is an excellent, central location for exploring Norfolk. The town holds a popular Thursday market which takes over most of the town centre with local traders and those from further afield selling a wide selection of goods. The town also plays host to a Farmers’ Market, monthly on the fourth Saturday of every month, ideal for stocking up on fresh local produce. Fakenham is a very attractive market town with pretty brick and flint-faced buildings, narrow alleyways and side streets to explore. Often referred to as the Gateway to Norfolk this town really does offer a perfect base for exploring this beautiful county. You are only a twenty minute drive from the coastal towns of Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Burham Overy where you will find miles of pine forests, sandy beaches, salt marshes, tidal creeks and great opportunities for birdwatching. There are some lovely areas of unspoilt countryside and villages and the Holkham Estate has a number of attractions and a fabulous deer park. With so many activities on offer, this area is a fantastic choice at any time of year.

Note: Please do note charge electric vehicles without prior agreement with the owner.