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Shire Horse Barn

Marsham near Aylsham, Norfolk (Ref. 917192)

  • Shire Horse Barn - (Ref. 917192)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    Lynn H
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    “Lovely location and relaxing”

    On our arrival have to admit our hearts dropped due to the over all look of the place as the garden and outer areas of the barn certainly was not as the picture above stated it looked very tired as the garden and drive was very unkept there where weeds and nettles everywhere and all around the back door and it just looked very uninviting to us and seeing an old dead flower pot with dead old wood of long dead plants and the external wood work that was peeling off and shabby did not look ...

    On our arrival have to admit our hearts dropped due to the over all look of the place as the garden and outer areas of the barn certainly was not as the picture above stated it looked very tired as the garden and drive was very unkept there where weeds and nettles everywhere and all around the back door and it just looked very uninviting to us and seeing an old dead flower pot with dead old wood of long dead plants and the external wood work that was peeling off and shabby did not look inviting at all ....first impressions and all that!. But on letting our selves in the interior of the barn was well kept and lovely all things needed where there clean and tidy and to be honest we sighed a sigh of relief! Jenny the owner was very pleasant and a helpful lady and easy to deal with, and sorted any issues we may have if needed. But the place would benefit from a handyman to do the garden through the summer and re vamp the external woodwork and maintain it as it looked like a few years since it had been attended to which would improve the impression on arrival as such a shame a really lovely building been spoilt through not doing so. The barn is in a lovely location and is ideal to visit the surrounded areas which we did and really enjoyed there's a second barn that is a joining to this one with its own garden and facilities but is private and it is quiet you do not hear the other guests but it uses this barns drive to park their cars in there is a communal entrance for both barns. However due to its rural location wifi /Internet and mobile network and service is very very bad so if you are in need of good service for personal or business use while away then you will struggle here, I had to drive to the next village to get a mobile signal to call my son in fact we all did and we had 3 different networks we all had the same difficulty it was very hit and miss overall it was no one's fault just the way it was. On the welcome sheets that where useful notes for places to eat and other info it was helpful but we did find the polite request to strip our beds if possible before departure and to clean the barn to help reduce costs a little cheeky as obviously you respect a person's property and take care of it and leave it clean and tidy but the whole point of a holiday is to pay to be looked after my wife does not come on holiday to strip beds and clean bathrooms and kitchens and hoover. But that aside we all enjoyed our stay and the area and local people where very friendly and the weather was warm and sunny always a bonus and we would certainly come again.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Botany Bay Farm Barns

Aylsham 3 miles. These two superb converted barns offer spacious accommodation, rich in character, set in the owners’ grounds, in a semi-rural location close to the pretty market town of Aylsham. The cottages are ideal for anyone wishing to discover the Norfolk countryside as they have the advantage of being centrally positioned for the coast, city and the world-famous Norfolk Broads. The barns are finished to a high standard with many original features such as exposed beams, brickwork and woodburning stoves, perfect for friends, families and romantic breaks away. Locally in the well-serviced market town of Aylsham you will find a good selection of shops, regular markets and weekly auctions. From the properties you can access Marsham and Cawston heaths where an abundance of paths and woodland walks span this beautiful heathland area, a Site of Special Scientific Interest which attracts a variety of wildlife including deer, wild ponies, badgers and barn owls, as well as some endangered species such as Nightjars and the Blue Studded Butterfly. The barns are only ten minutes’ drive from two stunning National Trust properties, Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall, and within an hour you can be at Holkham, Sandringham and the popular town of Holt. Two wonderful family holiday cottages for a country break, any time of the year.

The property

This beautiful converted barn offers welcoming accommodation with a spacious double bedroom on a mezzanine level overlooking the open plan living area.

There is a good size twin room on the ground floor, along with a family bathroom.

The open plan living area is perfect for sitting back and enjoying the barn whatever the time of the year; with the woodburning stove keeping you toasty on cooler evenings, while on warmer evenings swing open the double doors and enjoy a BBQ on the patio.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 917148, together they sleep 10.

Accommodation

Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine level double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared secure inner hallway for storage of bikes
  • Private enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Property accessed by communal entrance lobby or private access via garden.

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About the location

AYLSHAM

North Walsham 7 miles; Cromer 10 miles; Holt 12 miles; Norwich 12 miles.

Aylsham is a pretty market town in the Bure Valley in the heart of Norfolk. It has a lovely selection of pubs, shops, restaurants and tea rooms and is just a mile from the wonderful NT Blickling Hall. There are a wide variety of small market towns and villages surrounding Aylsham and the coast is just 10 miles away. Spend a day in the historic cathedral city of Norwich, or take to the water with a boat on the world famous Norfolk Broads. Head to the coast which is just 20 minutes by car, or explore the Georgian town of Holt, awash with boutiques, galleries and antique shops. A superb destination all year round.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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