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Honey Buzzard Barn

Fakenham, Norfolk (Ref. 990794)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "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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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.


  • 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.

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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.

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