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Sweet Briar Barn

(Ref. 24423)

Coltishall, Norfolk Broads, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Pleasant place to stay."

    Information about the cottage was accurate.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0May 2024

  • "It’s a lovely cottage in a really good area, the cottage had everything we needed and more."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing place immaculate clean everything you need great quiet location but ..."

    Amazing place immaculate clean everything you need great quiet location but everything within driving distance definitely return

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2023

  • "A cosy and comfortable cottage with all that is required for holiday accommodation."

    It's location is perfect for those wishing to get away from hustle and bustle and yet be in easy reach of the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very good in all things"

    Reviewed by Eric4.4Sep 2023

  • "An extremely well equipped property in a lovely quiet peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Sep 2023

  • "A clean and well-equipped cottage in quiet rural surroundings."

    Only a short drive from The Broads, Norwich, country estates, heritage railways and the coast. A great place to stay and get away from the humdrum of everyday life.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place, well equipped and extremely clean."

    The owner popped by to introduce himself and he made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great holiday !"

    Sweet Briar situated in a lovely spot quiet but close to Coltishall. Property was clean and had everything we needed . Owner David was very helpful and pleasant. Would like to revisit !

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice and tidy place, well equipped and not to far to walk in Coltishall where there is good food and drinks."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "We found the property to be very clean, comfortable, homely & well equipped."

    It was bigger than we needed really but we enjoyed having the extra space. Only one small moan, we thought the fridge door should be hung on the right & not the left as you had to go round it all the time. Not really a complaint, more of an observation. Everything else 5 stars. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable beds and sofas."

    Well equipped kitchen and good television. The host was approachable and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was one of the nicest places we have stayed at."

    Sweet Briar Barn was perfect. It had everything we needed and was a lovely place to return to after a day exploring. Lots of lovely walks straight from the doorstep and set in a wonderful, peaceful location. We will definitely be returning to stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location for exploring Norfolk."

    Central to the Broads. Comfy well appointed cottage.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Owner.most welcoming, just call if you need help."

    Would definitely use again when visiting family. Would have stayed in October but fully booked.

    Reviewed by Melvin3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    It had everything you needed for a great holiday. We loved the garden.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2022

  • "We would have enjoyed our stay at Sweet Briar had we had hot water all the time."

    5 out of 7 days no hot water.David the owner triad to correct the fault to no avail.Thankful for electric shower.,but carting kettles of hot water upstairs not good. The beds are very comfortable with lovely John Lewis bedding.The lounge comfortable if a bit dark. The location is peaceful and quiet. Shame about the hot water

    Reviewed by Terry3.4May 2022

  • "In an Idyllic spot."

    Cosy cottage within easy reach of everything. We all had a lovely time . The only disappointment were the uncomfortable mattresses which Dave the owner informs me new ones are on order.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was as described, had everything we needed and we had a very pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Trish5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nice quiet place, easy to access many different places, we had a very nice break."

    No complaints.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a really nice stay at the cottage."

    It had everything to make our stay comfortable. Easy walking distance to pubs and restaurants. Easy to drive to beaches on the north and east coast. Dave and Chris were there if we needed anything. Excellent location and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Prakash4.4Jul 2021

  • "Great place and base for the area."

    Well equipped and the garden is underplayed if anything. The kids (5 and 2) loved playing in it and it was safe as they couldn't escape to any of the ponds adjacent.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4May 2021

  • "Great position to explore the Broads area."

    Paths around cottage provided good walks. Lovely local villages to explore and not too far from the North Norfolk coast if you want to explore further afield.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful, so clean and well appointed."

    Lovely welcome from the owner. Location was great for touring the area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely quiet setting and great hosts"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "The little cottage was lovely in most ways but the shower was THE worst ever ."

    . I accept pressure is difficult but it was scalding then freezing ...just needs a new one putting in then it would have been perfect...

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for your stay at Sweet Briar Barn this is very important to us. We are sorry to hear you had problems with the shower whilst you were at the property, we are disappointed you did not raise this issue with us during your stay. As we live on site this could have been quickly dealt with, and the shower repaired or replaced. We take our guests comfort very seriously and as a result of this feedback we have arranged for the shower to be replaced tomorrow. Once again thank you for your feedback- The owners of Sweet Briar Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Aug 2020

  • "Sweet Briar Farm was a pleasant surprise."

    Dave, the owner, met my wife to welcome us soon very soon after our arrival. It is set in a nice country lane but is not hard to find nor too far from the local village. The cottage was very clean with all furniture etc. in nice condition. We think the conversion is very well done; it feels as though it has always been a dwelling. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and so on is provided and we din't really need anything else. Coltishall is fairly central for visiting around Norfolk's attractions and very close to Wroxham, one of the main places to hire boats for the Broads. We could have arrived pretty much anytime after 4PM as the key is in a keysafe by the gate. Thanks Dave; we had a nice week based at Sweet Briar.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic location, so peaceful but close enough to so many attractions and places to visit Welcome cakes were a lovely touch as was early contact and assistance from the owner."

    Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of booking this property

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2019

  • "We absolutely loved it, it's sooooo very nice and cosy, full of character and charm!"

    Amazing location, fell in love with the surroundings! I think we may be back again..... and again ☺️

    Reviewed by Zenab5.0Sep 2019

  • "Wonderful week at Sweet Briar Cottage which is comfortable and very well equiped."

    We enjoyed the heat wave and used the barbecue several times in the evenings. The location is perfect - feels like you're really away from it all but the pretty village of Coltishall is an enjoyable walk of approx 15 mins. Also excellant position to explore Norfolk - very handy for The Broads and also the coastline, both the northern towns/beaches and those on the east coast.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners were very welcoming and the cottage was perfect for our weekend away."

    The cottage was clean and had all of the facilities that we needed. An excellent place to stay whilst exploring Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage, quiet and peaceful location, all facilities that are required."

    Ideal location to discover the wonders of north norfolk

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2019

  • "Accommodation was well situated, clean,warm, attractively presented and with everything that we needed (plus a complimentary cake on arrival!"


    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2018

  • "Cosy comfortable clean cottage."

    Very well appointed (lots of books/games/Dvds) . Owner friendly and helpful, like the added touch of milk in the fridge and a fresh cake. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2018

  • "Such a cozy,homely,quiet cottage and location."

    Excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully kept & clean."

    It had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. The owner even popped round to make sure we had everything we needed and there was a yummy homemade cake waiting for us on arrival....lovely touch!

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Oct 2018

  • "The double bed was very uncomfortable, and upon inspection so were the single beds ."

    The duvet on the double bed was 13.5tog, which was excessive in summer - especially in the hot weather at the beginning of July. We could not wait to get home to our own bed! Recommend the mattresses were replaced and 'combination' duvets are used. The area around the outside door was really thick with dead rose petals and leaves, the garden furniture was dirty and a few chairs were covered in bird droppings, making it unusable, which was disappointing in the hot weather. Some cupboard space for our own dry goods, in the kitchen would have been appreciated too. Also, the electrical switches were not in obvious places, so labelling would have been a good idea. Parking was tricky - the gateway was only just wide enough for our large car, and there was just enough space for 1 medium and 1 large car on the gravel. The windows (velux) were very dirty too.

    Reviewed by Richard3.1Jun 2018

  • "The house is perfectly positioned for village, beach and city amenities, beautiful area, plenty of thing to do."

    We enjoyed our three nights stay there, just a quick tip for the visitors, to bring soap or bath gel with them as we had to travel to the city to get the soap for bathroom and sponge for cleaning the dishes.

    Reviewed by Farooq3.4May 2018

  • "Booking process was great."

    I sent in request and called night before arrival. Booking person at sykes went above and beyond to make sure all ok in time. Owner phoned that night to confirm key details etc

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Mar 2018

  • "The property owner was friendly, helpful and approachable."

    When a problem developed with the kettle, it was replaced immediately. The quiet, country location was just right for us, and all the places we wanted to visit were close at hand.

    Reviewed by Janet4.2Oct 2017

  • "Very well equipped cottage, roomy and in an attractive location."

    We enjoyed our stay thoroughly

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2017

  • "This is a great little spot and a great place to base yourself for a Norfolk Holiday."

    The property itself is as close to perfect as you could get and the lovely fresh cake we got on arrival set the tone for a perfect week.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2017

  • "Sweet briar barn was very well equipped and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2017

  • "Great location and lovely accommodation."

    The owner is very helpful and on hand should you need anything or if something needs sorting out. The outside is as lovely as the pictures even in a wet and windy October. The inside is well equipped and clean and tidy. It could possibly benefit from some more characterful light fittings and more rustic pictures to match the outside image. Overall a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Antony4.6Oct 2016

  • "Very friendly owners beautiful and welcoming cottage."

    We wanted to move in!

    Reviewed by Janet4.8Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.Please note the property can only accept bookings for a maximum of 14 nights.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • 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
  • Shared front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond at this property situated outside the walled and gated garden
  • Note: No stag or hen parties
  • Note: There are no electric car facilities at the property
  • Please note the property can only accept bookings for a maximum of 14 nights.

The property

A wonderful semi-detached converted former farm building in peaceful countryside surroundings just one mile from the popular village of Coltishall.

Double bedroom, twin bedroom and a sofa bed.

Note: This cottage is next to ref 19822 and together they sleep 10 people.

Please note the property can only accept bookings for a maximum of 14 nights.

Note: No stag or hen parties.
Note: There are no electric car facilities at the property.
Please note the property can only accept bookings for a maximum of 14 nights.

Common Farm Cottages

Coltishall 1 mile. These delightful semi-detached red brick and flint barn conversion cottages are situated down a narrow lane, surrounded by countryside, just one mile from the Norfolk village of Coltishall. These two welcoming Coltishall cottages are equipped with everything you will need, and they are the perfect base for those wishing to escape to the country for a family holiday or for a romantic break. The large shared garden with patio is an ideal place to enjoy Norfolk’s sunshine, and Coltishall village offers several good pubs serving food, a village shop, a butcher's and petrol station, along with Coltishall Common and Coltishall Staithe which provide a wonderful place to relax whilst watching boats pass on the River Bure. The Bure Valley Railway is just a five minute walk from your Coltishall cottages and the cycle and footpath running along the track provides fantastic scenery for a pleasant walk or bike ride. The superb Norfolk Broads are close by, whilst the city of Norwich is within easy driving distance and offers many places of interest. Two excellent Coltishall cottages, ideal for exploring the whole of Norfolk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Wroxham 4 miles; Norwich 9 miles.

The pretty Norfolk Broadland village of Coltishall is known locally as the ‘Gateway to the Broads’, where, on Coltishall Common, you can find an array of moored boats sitting along the banks of the River Bure. The banks of the River Bure are the picturesque setting of Coltishall Staithe, a large grassed area enjoying riverside pubs and restaurants, a village store/Post Office and attractive cottages. In summer, both locals and visitors enjoy relaxing picnics, feeding the ducks and playing ball games, while in winter, the local waterfowl enjoy Coltishall Staithe’s riverside tranquillity. On the outskirts of Coltishall is the summertime pick-up stop of the Bure Valley Railway, a narrow gauge steam and diesel service running between the market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, and walkers can enjoy the riverside footpath from Coltishall Lock. The local area offers a wide choice of places to visit from craft barns and beautiful gardens to National Trust properties and Redwings Horse Sanctuary, while river boat trips can also be enjoyed. With Norfolk’s beautiful and varied coastline within easy reach, this is a lovely location for discovering Norfolk.

Note: No stag or hen parties.
Note: There are no electric car facilities at the property.