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Number One Richmond Church Barns

Saham Toney, Norfolk (Ref. 927272)

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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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


36 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely comfortable holiday home and very well equipped, home from home."

    Reviewed by DoreenNov 2018

  • "The listing didn't say it was next to a B road ."

    After a couple of days you get used to it, thank god it was quiet in the night. The cottage is nice and comfortable , fire was nice . The beds were OK, 2nd and 3rd bedroom are small. The kitchen was good. The local pub which is only 5mins walk away is lovely with good food . there is plenty to see around the area so it's a good base for exploring.

    Reviewed by MalcolmNov 2018

  • "When we arrived the property looked wonderful, and on entering it far exceeded ..."

    When we arrived the property looked wonderful, and on entering it far exceeded our expectations A very warm welcome from David & Elaine and a lovely touch of a welcome hamper, even with a little treat for the dogs We absolutely loved our week here, and not only would we highly recommend staying here, we plan to come back ourselves The local pub and the nearby country hotel served great food, both being dog friendly, and we have never known so many and varied take away as can be found in Watton

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

  • "Were very warmly welcomed by the owners to this lovely cottage, nestled in the heart of Norfolk."

    The welcome pack that greeted us was a pleasant and welcoming surprise. This cottage was exceptionally well designed and equipped and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in the area. Although close to a road we did not have any noise at all. Although quite cool and overcast we were still able to enjoy watching the birds and the squirrel through the french doors from the lovely lounge area. Had a good meal at the local Pub The Old Bell, which was about 100 metre walk away. thank you for making us feel so welcomed and for the opportunity to stay in this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "The cottage was exceptionally lovely."

    The owners were really helpful and we had a surprise with the welcome pack which was great. All in all brilliant thank you.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2018

  • "Was the most lovely place to stay."

    Everything had been catered for even things we didn’t know we would need until we needed them! People are lovely helpful but not intrusive. The are is lovely although a guide of things to do with dogs would be good. Norfolk is the most dog friendly place I have stayed. Really enjoyed the break

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "Excellent barn conversion, very well appointed with everything you could want."

    Owners next door very helpful. A real home from home.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2018

  • "The couple were so friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2018

  • "Excellent welcome from our host, and a useful guided tour of the properties “need to knows."

    ” There was a very generous welcome pack, and nothing had been left to chance, to ensure our holiday was going to be trouble free. There were four adults in our family party, and we found the property spacious and very comfortable. Superb, we will revisit.

    Reviewed by BrendaApr 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday home with everything needed being available on site."

    Ideal dog friendly site & a dog friendly pub 5 minutes walk away!

    Reviewed by DannyMar 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the cottage."

    The owner David made us very welcome when we arrived and showed us round, answering any questions we had. The property was very clean and well-appointed and the rooms were a good size. The generous hamper provided on our arrival was a lovely surprise. We felt at home from the very first day. The location is good for exploring Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge. We would definitely stay there again and hope to return another year to continue our exploring.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2018

  • "Everything was as advertised owners made us most welcome even for my dog wellcome basket was a surprise accommodation perfect would go back if that way again."

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    Reviewed by JackMar 2018

  • "This is the second time at the cottage and it's just so cosy and there is every thing you need den my dog was catered for lovely doggie treats the cottage is so very clean and just well thought out David and Elaine are just so friendly and approachable."

    With it being Christmas they put up a Christmas tree and a lovely hamper which was a nice touch.I woud recommend this cottage to my friends .

    Reviewed by JannetteDec 2017

  • "We were thrilled with Number One Richmond Church Barns."

    One of our Italian visitors called it 'the castle'. It was spacious, extremely well-equipped and - importantly for the time of year - warm. Great little touches like providing a torch, necessary if walking in Saham Toney after dark. David and Elaine Stubbings are kind and thoughtful hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2017

  • "The owners made us feel so welcome,lovely hamper on arrival and never had such a well equipped cottage."

    Extremely comfortable,spacious,very warm and well maintained.Best we have stayed in so far

    Reviewed by PaulaOct 2017

  • "Very clean and well presented cottage with all the facilities you require."

    Reviewed by NickSep 2017

  • "Very comfortable , clean, spacious could'nt fault it."

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2016

  • "Would definitely recommend this property."

    We received a warm welcome from the owner who had thought of everything that we may need. The cottage was cosy, comfortable and clean. The area was nice and a good base for exploring Norfolk. One of the best cottages we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by PaulaNov 2016

  • "The owners live next and could not have been more helpful."

    The acomodation had pretty much everything you could need for a chilled weekend away.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2016

  • "A fantastic property, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Very spacious and plenty of room for all. Showers were excellent and large. Beds were very comfortable and there is plenty of parking. The toilet rolls, tea-towels, flannels and towels, washing up liquid, cleaning sponge, dishwasher tablets etc are a real bonus and its great not having to remember all these things that usually aren't provided. A great location for visiting North Norfolk coast which is only 1 hour away by car. A great selection of books and DVD's kept the children entertained in the evenings. We didn't use the wood burner the heating was more than sufficient and the weather was dry and 15/16 Deg C whilst we were there. The house is clean, in very good condition and a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Owners very helpful and welcoming. Great position to explore area.

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2016

  • "The property was comfortable and clean and very spacious, as a party of 5 adults and a dog it didn't feel that we were in each others way."

    Whilst there were no immediate shops, Watton was only a few minutes drive away and it was a good base to explore lots of lovely places. The hosts were very welcoming and thoughtful, the fruit loaf and honey were very welcome on our arrival. I would not hesitate in recommending this property to family and friends.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2016

  • "Very well appointed cottage, dog-friendly and a very helpful owner who lives next door."

    The location is good and within easy reach of many interesting places and the coast of North Norfolk.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

  • "Number One Richmond Church Barns is a very clean and comfortable cottage with everything you could wish for in a home away from home."

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2016

  • "This is a lovely converted barn."

    It is very spacious, clean and well equipped. We would recommend. We thought the owner was helpful.

    Reviewed by JoJun 2016

  • "We have recently spent a week at this cottage and could not fault a thing."

    The owners were very helpful but discreet. We could not fault a thing and we will definitely recommend this cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2016

  • "Number 1 Richmond Barns was a fantastic place to be to discover Norfolk."

    We were attending a wedding in the area and the cottage was an ideal place to base ourselves. Our dog loved the cottage and the facilities were ideal for our 4 month old baby. The owner was fantastic and respected our privacy.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2016

  • "The owners were available but not intrusive, approachable and friendly."

    The property was comfortable and homely, the provision of the basics was above standards I have experienced in other holiday lets. Overall highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2016

  • "Probably the best cottage we have booked with Sykes."

    Very spacious. The owner supplied several items over and above the norm.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2016

  • "The cottage was ideal."

    When the heating is on it makes the house immediately very cosy. The owner was very welcoming even although we arrived later than expected. I have been in many holiday lets over the years and this one is definitely one of the very best.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2016

  • "Number 1 Richmond Church Barns is all one would wish for."

    So good it makes you want to visit again, just for the property.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2016

  • "Cottage is lovely, tastefully decorated and very cosy."

    Fabulous large kitchen and lounge. Great location for visiting local places of interest. Owners are friendly and helpful but they very much gave us privacy during our stay. Fabulously powerful showers, plenty of towels and extra duvets provided although these weren't needed even in February as the cottage is wonderfully warm. Overall, a really great cottage.

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2016

  • "The property was amazing; it's a very calming property with lots of space."

    The location is good and the owners were very welcoming and, with great knowledge of the area, they gave us a brilliant recommendation for a walk which is one of the best walks we have been on.

    Reviewed by TomJan 2016

  • "Wonderful accommodation, friendly owners and a good location."

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2016

  • "Number One Richmond Church Barns was a lovely, clean, well equipped property."

    We were there with our two young grandchildren and it was lovely and warm all the time, with plenty of hot water. We enjoyed our stay in this delightful cottage very much.

    Reviewed by BarrieJan 2016

  • "We spent a cosy Christmas at the Barn, it was wonderful."

    Cannot fault anything, it's been perfect!

    Reviewed by AnneDec 2015

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The property

Set amongst the picturesque Breckland countryside in the village of Saham Toney on the edge of Saham Hills is this delightful, brick and flint barn conversion, attached to the owner's home.

This charming, single-storey cottage brims with character and offers spacious living with a well-equipped kitchen with a traditional range cooker and dining area.

The sitting room provides an exceptional, light living space with bi-folding doors onto the secure, gated patio garden.

Step outside and take a seat to enjoy a morning coffee or alfresco meal in the sunshine, and during the cooler months you can settle in the sitting room, sink into the comfortable sofas and enjoy the wonderful woodburner.

There are three well-appointed bedrooms to choose from, which can sleep up to five guests, one with an en-suite for added convenience.

This property is a real home-from-home, ideal for families or groups of friends looking to explore the area.

Saham Toney village has a good local pub, playing fields for dog walking and a well-equipped play park for little ones, as well as Richmond Park golf club and good transport links to the major towns of Norfolk.

The small market town of Watton is just one mile away with its thriving Wednesday market, two supermarkets and selection of independent shops, pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and takeaways.

The local area provides a vast array of attractions, including scenic walks in Thetford Forest, Peddars Way an ancient route which links to the coastal path and the Pingo Trail.

There are a range of National Trust properties to discover, including Oxburgh Hall and Felbrigg Hall, as well as English Heritage sites such as the atmospheric Castle Acre Priory.

A stay at this lovely holiday home also keeps you within easy reach of the Norfolk Broads and the coast with heritage railways, RSPB nature reserves, adventure parks and much more to discover.

The ancient city of Norwich and the local towns of Thetford, Ely and King's Lynn offer a wide choice of theatres, cinemas, museums, shops and restaurants and are all serviced by good transport links.

With a choice of attractions to suit all tastes, this delightful barn conversion is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Norfolk countryside, coastline and historic centres.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk
  • Play park 5 mins walk
  • Note: Although the rear of the property is secure, the front and driveway is unfenced and opens directly to the road, pets and children to be supervised
  • Note: Property is accessed via 2 steps up or a ramp.

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About the location


Watton 1.5 miles; Swaffham 8 miles; Attleborough 13 miles; Thetford 16 miles; Norwich 24 miles.

Saham Toney is situated in the Breckland district of Norfolk and offers a pub, cafe, hotel with restaurant and a community centre. The famous Peddars Way, which is an ancient trackway running from Colchester to The Wash is set close to the village, and nearby Watton holds a market every Wednesday and is also home to a wide range of amenities, including shops, pubs and restaurants.
Swaffham is seven miles away with fine Georgian buildings housing shops, pubs and restaurants, a bustling Saturday market and a twice-monthly farmers’ market, and within driving distance are the towns of Thetford and Attleborough. Saham Toney is perfectly situated for exploring south Norfolk and enjoying the popular Thetford Forest Park, as well as being surrounded by a number of golf courses, plus the city of Norwich is close by and well worth a visit.

Region Information

Note: No children under 10 years old

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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