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The Barn

(Ref. 26593)

Saham Hills near Swaffham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Have stayed at many holiday cottages over the years but this one is the best ever."

    Well equipped very comfortable & great hosts.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Barn is a superb conversion and the photo`s/description do not do this holiday cottage justice, great character, a good size and comfort with a lovely shared paddock for the dogs along with cleaning facilities."

    Only negative point would be occasional traffic noise through the night.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Felt at home straight away. Perfect for a relaxing stay in the countryside and a good location for getting out to explore the rest of Norfolk. Nice small touches like games and chess board in the lounge, log fire, essentials for the kitchen, enclosed area for dog as well as more open garden areas and a big jacuzzi with candles etc. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic break away with the family, The Barn was perfect for our stay."

    Beds were super comfy and very clean. Lovely stay would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a really nice time at the Barn it was clean ,comfortable and very dog friendly with a great outdoor area ."

    We were made to feel very welcome. Everyone was so friendly

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely holiday at The Barn and managed to see all the delights of North Norfolk including Sandringham ( a must visit) which was delightful."

    As were Holt (definitely worth a visit as well as Blakeney, Ely Cathedral and on the recommendation of Karen and Stewart The Cutter for lunch followed by a boat trip on the river. Holcombe Hall and the beach are high on the list with a trip to Cambridge and a punt on the river not to be missed. Our holiday was made all that more special by the the property itself which in our view was five star reaching this level with the way in which our hosts Karen and Stewart made us so welcome with their tips, recommendations and conversations. Thanks to them both and best wishes for the future.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Barn was an awesome place for a relaxing stay."

    Karen and Stuart are the perfect hosts and the Barn and garden are idyllic. It’s a perfect holiday with a dog (even our very young slightly troublesome one). He is sad now we are home and he doesn’t get to run round the paddock numerous times a day. We will all definitely be back soon

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect Holiday Home with excellent owners, Highly recommend as Karen & Stuart are great hosts."

    Love the grounds, ducks and how easy it was to move around south west Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.1Aug 2023

  • "Perfect place to stay with our dog - well equipped with everything we might need ..."

    Perfect place to stay with our dog - well equipped with everything we might need including the dog bowl and throws Warm welcome with loads of helpful suggestions of dog friendly places to go and nearby walks We really loved our stay and wished we could have stayed longer

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful barn, very comfortable."

    The barn was very spacious and easily accomodated 4 adults and 5 dogs. Great to have private, enclosed garden and then 3 other area for the dog. Hosts were lovely and informative

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2023

  • "Wonbderful find, great home from home and we cannot wait to return :)"

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful barn, very comfortable and relaxing."

    Karen welcomed us and ran through a few things. She's thought of everything! Great base to explore dog friendly Norfolk pubs. Would highly recommend and return. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Barn is lovely, we really enjoyed our holiday."

    Karen is so friendly & helpful. Our dogs really loved it too, the paddock is brilliant for them.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Sep 2022

  • "The barn is lovely, it is a home for home but with more!"

    The house has everything you need for a great stay and the dog facilities are fantastic. We could have stayed longer than a week! Karen is warm and welcoming and we will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful Barn conversion super place for your furbabys ."

    The owners Karen & Duncan were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble .we will be booking again very soon .

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a fantastic time at the barn would definitely recommend a few cleaning issues 1 being the kettle full of limescale and the frying pan being burnt on food left on , but okay apart from that ."

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2022

  • "Amazing property."

    Karen and Stuart have thought of everything, the pictures on the website are exactly as it is, we were not disappointed at all. Thanks so much. Very high quality accommodation.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2022

  • "Everything was absolutely lovely; just what we were looking for."

    It was even nicer than the photos we’d seen.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage , very spacious ."

    Warm cosy inviting . Good quality beds and linen. Hot tub very welcoming at the end of a long day of walking .

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Mar 2022

  • "This property had everything you could wish for especially for dog friendliness."

    Dog wash, towels, safe areas, water bowl, enclosed garden for late night wees without getting all togged up. Well equipped kitchen. To be honest faultless even without the dogs. Plenty of space as well compared with other cottages we have stayed in. Hot tub was lovely as well. Owners very helpful and on hand. Bonus ability to rent all 3 properties for groups.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jan 2022

  • "The Barn is lovely and the hosts very welcoming, we had a great stay and a fantastic location to get out and explore."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, the hosts had thought of everything."

    We had three dogs with us and it is definitely dog friendly. The dog walking field was a huge bonus. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely setting and beautiful barn conversion with all mod-cons but very dog friendly."

    We and the dog loved the paddock which was very secure and tranquil. Karen was the perfect host and was at hand to lend a flask or advise on walks etc. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was fantastic, full of home comforts, very clean and tidy."

    The owners were great nothing was too much trouble and very dog friendly. We will be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful property."

    Fabulous to have a paddock for doggies walk Owner so helpful- fabulous holiday

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay Karen and Stuart welcomed us and very helpful."

    Beds were very comfortable. Hot tub was amazing too.We had a lovely peaceful relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7May 2021

  • "Such lovely hosts."

    Nothing was too much trouble and as they live on site if there are any requirements they are dealt with straight away. The gardens are beautiful especially the paddock. We’re definitely going to return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2020

  • "The barn was amazing so much space the hot tub was so relaxing after a day walking with the dogs ."

    It was so nice to go to a place that was for 4 dogs and had good facilities so thank you to them and their kindness

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely place."

    We have booked again for next year super dog friendly. You can’t find better.

    Reviewed by Jeffery5.0Sep 2020

  • "Amazing cottages, fantastic hosts, we will definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday, second time back, Karen is so lovely and can't do enough for you."

    Will be going back next year

    Reviewed by Steph5.0Jul 2020

  • "The size, layout and facilities of the barn were Brilliant and ideal for our ..."

    The size, layout and facilities of the barn were Brilliant and ideal for our needs and the dogs absolutely loved the agility course, literally a minutes walk away + the owner has even put in a dog washing facility just to the side of the barn

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our week and our dogs loved the garden."

    It was handy having a dog bath outside and enjoyed visiting the ducks in the morning. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2020

  • "We have just returned home from a week's stay at The Barn."

    We have nothing negative to say about this property. The Barn is extremely comfortable and welcoming. The owners were lovely and helpful. The hot tub was lovely which we really enjoyed. Great grounds for our pooches.All in all a great stay here, we will definitely return very soon.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2020

  • "Karen the owner was extremely friendly and helpful."

    The accommodation and surrounding land is definitely very dog friendly with lots of space for our four legged fur babies! Can recommend Castle Acre for a place of historic interest and with dog walks in the immediate area plus a dog friendly pub in the village!

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Nov 2019

  • "Karen made us all very welcome especially our fir baby dog Buddy."

    The Barn is beautifully appointed with the most comfortable beds. All of our favourite Norfolk locations were within easy reach from The Barn. We would highly recommend this holiday stay.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Oct 2019

  • "The most dog friendly cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    Very well geared up for dogs. Genuinely welcomed. Accommodation was spacious and very well equipped. Warm and comfortable. Lovely paddock for the dogs to play in. The owner Karen is very friendly, helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at the Barn."

    Very dog friendly which is one reason why I chose it. Not only that but a beautiful location and very nice property full of character. We had a very relaxing time and made to feel extremely welcome by the owners right from the start.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2019

  • "The friendly atmosphere and welcome."

    Fabulous kitchen.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2019

  • "We received a very warm welcome from Karen, the owner."

    The barn is absolutely beautiful in every way. Comfy bed (best sleep in a long time), double shower, roll top baths, spacious lounge/diner/kitchen, hot tub, private garden as well as use of the paddock for the dogs and of course, fresh duck eggs. We felt so at home and thoroughly enjoyed some R&R. We are looking forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Loved every minute of the holiday, Hot tub brilliant."

    Very quiet area and lovely pub within walking distance. Good walks around too

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Mar 2019

  • "Perfect setup, good location and welcoming hosts even our four legged friends were well catered for."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2019

  • "Karen the owner was lovely and gave a guided tour, hot tub was lovely and barn ..."

    Karen the owner was lovely and gave a guided tour, hot tub was lovely and barn very quaint but a few cobwebs could have been cleared prior to visit overall 9/10

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Nov 2018

  • "The Barn was a lovely place to use as a base for getting around the area."

    Coming back to comfortable accomodation and faciliates made our holiday complete.Karen and Stuart were great in providing us with information on what was available in the local areas, including the pub (dog friendly and a short walk). We had a dog with us and the bonus was the offer,from Karen to providing a dog sitting service, if we were to go out to places that did not allow dogs. Milly, our dog, made friends with Karen's pooches so even the dog had a great time. In all I would recommend this accomodation and what it has to offer as we had a very relaxing and chillout short holiday. Thanks you guys

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2018

  • "A lovely quiet location and an ideal place to bring the dogs."

    We had everything we needed and our wives really enjoyed the hot tub. The supermarket at Watton was just a few minutes drive away and was easy to get to. We were left alone to enjoy our holiday but Karen the owner lived on site and was always on hand if we had any problems or needed advice on the local area. We were met by Karen on arrival and shown around the premises and the outside dog walking areas. Karen went through all the rules and explained everything very clearly. Key collection and drop off was easy with Karen living on site. All in all a very pleasant short break and a venue I'm sure we will return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2018

  • "This was a comfortable, warm and well equipped barn conversion."

    The thing that sets this holiday home apart from others, is the dog friendly welcome by the owners. There is a delightful garden and paddock directly accessible from the property, so you have no worries about taking your dog out. Although it is a dog friendly home, the standard of the accommodation is still very high, and the owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Feb 2018

  • "The Barn was extremely well equipped."

    The Owner was charming and did everything to make sure we had a fantastic visit. I would most certainly recommend this property especially if you have dogs as it is very dog friendly, with an exercise paddock with jumps and equipment for your dog. Lovely property - shame about the November weather!

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Nov 2017

  • "This place was clean, comfortable and a home from home."

    friendly owners and easy to access places out and about

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2017

  • "This is my second visit to the area after staying at the dairy."

    The facilities for dogs is amazing and one of the main reasons I booked again but in the bigger property at Saham Hills. The only negative was the internet which comes and goes and is very limited.

    Reviewed by Naomi4.6Jul 2017

  • "Plenty of space, inside and out, private courtyard useful with a dog and all facilities you would need for the summer."

    Very comfortable beds.We would go again.

    Reviewed by J4.2Jun 2017

  • "Lovely Barn."

    Excelled in comfort and style with old world charm. Fab hot tub & our dog thoroughly enjoyed running thru the paddock. The most comfortable bed we have slept in aside from our own!! Can't fault it and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Luan4.6Feb 2017

  • "We really enjoyed our week's stay and had a very restful stay."

    The accommodation was first class and nothing was too much trouble for Karen, the owner.. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Oct 2016

  • "Brilliant place for dog owners."

    Quiet area, cosy house, lovely people. THAT was the perfect holiday retreat.

    Reviewed by Anika5.0Sep 2016



    Reviewed by Leslie4.8Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with en-suite slipper bath, shower, basin and WC: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shared external utility.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, CD/radio, PlayStation 2 on request, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private, enclosed gravelled garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of lawned garden and large paddock with fun dog agility tests
  • Shared use of hot tub (private use can be booked)
  • Four well-behaved pets welcome first two dogs are in cost additional £25pp after
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The owner can arrange a dog sitting service by prior arrangement
  • Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers

The property

A beautifully furnished semi-detached cottage, in a courtyard setting in the quiet village of Saham Hills.

With two spacious bedrooms, both boasting an en-suite bathroom, this Norfolk cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat or a getaway for a small family.

The large open plan living area boasts a vaulted ceiling and a warming woodburning stove will make even the chilliest evening a pleasure, whilst the fabulous hot tub will soothe you as you relax after a day discovering this wonderful area.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 26163 and 26592, together they sleep 10.

Mill House Holiday Cottages

These three superb holiday cottages are located in the grounds of the owners’ home in the village of Saham Hills near to the market town of Watton in the Norfolk countryside. Sleeping a total of ten people between them, these Norfolk country cottages are perfect for a group, small family holiday or for a romantic couple's retreat. Finished to a high standard, these Norfolk cottages all feature beamed ceilings, warming woodburning stoves and modern, well-equipped living accommodation. Ideal for pets, these Saham cottages share a large paddock where the children and your four-legged friends can run around whilst you prepare a sumptuous feast in the kitchen or on the barbecue. Take some time to reflect on your wonderful Norfolk holiday, by relaxing in the luxurious hot tub; a fabulous way to round off the day after exploring the surrounding countryside. The National Cycle Route 13 is situated adjacent to all three properties, and Saham Hills is well located for discovering some wonderful Norfolk attractions. The popular town of Swaffham is just eight miles away, or spend a day exploring Thetford Forest. The North Norfolk coast can be reached in under an hour from these Saham Hills cottages, or you may wish to indulge in some retail therapy in the cathedral city of Norwich, before sampling one of the city’s many restaurants and taking in a show at the theatre. These Saham Hills cottages are in a wonderful location for a holiday in the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

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About the location


Watton 2 miles; Swaffham 8 miles.

Saham Hills is a peaceful village on the edge of the historic market town of Watton in North Norfolk. Watton holds a market every Wednesday and is also home to a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Swaffham is eight miles away with fine Georgian buildings housing shops, pubs and restaurants, a bustling Saturday market and a twice-monthly farmers’ market. Nearby Thetford Forest offers the Go Ape high wire experience, while a trip to Norfolk’s beautiful coastline or stunning Broads can easily be enjoyed, as can the magnificent cathedral city of Norwich. A wonderful year-round base for the whole family.

You can book private time for the hot tub, if you would like to do this, please write on the board provided.

The hot tub is at a temperature of 38 degrees and a professional spa, therefore any longer than an hour is not recommend for health and safety reasons.

Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas