Six-bedroom Family Barn in Lovely Rural Location Near Villages, Historic Towns and Tourist Attractions, near Diss, Norfolk
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We would highly recommend Church Farm Barn - we think it is one of the best barn/cottages we have rented. It is very spacious which is needed when there are 6 adults, 7 kids and a dog! It meant everyone could have their own space if needed and the kids could play without bothering the adults! The kitchen was well equipped which is useful when you are cooking for so many and there are lots of home comforts. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub!
We visited Banham Zoo and Thetford Forest which all the kids thoroughly enjoyed. The location is quite remote so there are no local pubs/restaurants within walking distance. We went into Banham or Diss for those. We enjoyed several dog walks from the barn though. Will definitely be recommending to everyone we know.
Celebrated our Ruby wedding anniversary with three daughters and their families and couldn't have asked for a better venue. The Barn was warm, comfortable and child friendly. The owner was very helpful with my many requests prior to and after booking and http://www.florentina-events.com did a brilliant celebratory meal at the barn for us. Nearby Bressingham steam railway and Banham Zoo were both hits with little people. We were 8 adults, 4 children and 2 infants and never felt on top of each other. Hot tub was lovely too just one negative, and it's a very small one, would have been good to have plastic plate etc for the children but otherwise the kitchen was very well equipped. Thank you from us all.
So glad you enjoyed your special weekend! Thanks also for the feedback about children's plates etc, it is very useful to know and we have now put some in the kitchen.
Brilliant location for mum's 70th!!!
We had a great weekend in a barn that really suited our needs. A family gathering with ages from 9yrs to 73yrs!! It was spacious and had everything we needed even down to bunting and birthday banners! A great location for Banham Zoo, which is great for all the family.
The owners are friendly and extremely helpful when booking and when we were there.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome.
Wonderful family get together!
We had such a fantastic weekend staying at Church Farm Barn. We were looking for a spacious property that would accommodate a family of 11 and 4 dogs - Church Farm Barn suited our requirements perfectly. There was plenty of space, a fabulous open plan kitchen/reception/dining room and a large, comfortable lounge. The hot tub was a huge hit with the younger members of the family! We were made to feel very welcome during our stay and would definitely look to stay again if we were visiting Norfolk in the future.
We had struggled to find somewhere that would take 12 people as a base for our son's wedding in Norfolk - and dog-friendly too. Then we found Church Farm Barn. The barn is beautiful, well designed and well equipped. It has been lovingly restored with just the right mix of old with the new. The owners, Tracey and Keith were very friendly and very helpful (thanks again, Tracey, for your kindness and consideration with Mollie). There is lots of space, so you were never under other people's feet. No downside, really - except for the poor mobile phone reception when we needed to contact someone with directions! But the good Wifi connection solved that problem.
I would recommend this property for larger groups and would love to have the opportunity to book it again.
Had a wonderful Christmas in this lovely converted barn. Lots of space for our big party, so was ideal for Christmas. We loved the hot tub outside and the barn was lovely and warm. Was pretty well equipped - we had room for our 20lb turkey in the oven. Plenty of fridge and freezer space. We especially liked having the different break out areas so we could all find some quiet time, and having the open plan kitchen with seating nearby made cooking so much more fun. The owners were very helpful and nice, and even decorated a Christmas tree before we arrived. Location is a bit remote, although Diss is very close for shopping. We loved being able to take our dog, but missed any good walks directly from the barn, so usually drove to Thetford to walk her there. Definitely would recommend this barn!
Thank you for your review Gwen, it was lovely to meet you all and we are really glad you had a wonderful Christmas at the Barn. Thanks too for your comments about walks - you have prompted us to realise that we could provide much better information about local places to walk. We too often find the lure of Thetford Forest irresistible :) but there are also lovely closer walks, including some from the door, which we think it would be good to include in our guest information. Hope you all have a great 2014!
Several parts of the Norfolk and Suffolk coast are accessible in just over an hour by car.
Use of car is essential, although several villages can be accessed on foot or bicycle. Norwich and Stansted are the nearest airports.
There are several villages within a couple of miles, including local shops, pubs and restaurants. The historic market towns of Diss, Wymondham and Attleborough are a short drive away, as is Snetterton motor racing circuit. Norwich is about 15 miles away, with the Broads, Cambridge, Ely and Bury St. Edmunds all within easy reach.
There are a host of tourist attractions nearby, including Banham Zoo, Bressingham Steam and Gardens, England's only whisky distillery, Thetford Forest (with a range of outdoor pursuits), Whittlingham Broad (sailing) and walking, cycling, angling, horse riding, and private swimming pools all easily accessible.