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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Norfolk Town/village Swaffham

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The Hay Barn, Swaffham

The Hay Barn was converted by the architect and owner to his own design and specification and has been recognised for its architectural merit by Breckland Council. It enjoys a secluded setting and is situated at the far end of a private driveway shared by four residential properties. Oxburgh Hall, owned by the National Trust is opposite, as is adjoining farmland. The very attractive Bedingfield Arms is within easy walking distance. The house has lovely vaulted ceilings, a wealth of exposed timbers and attractive brickwork. A modern property with character and excellent facilities, it enjoys large gardens and a large south-facing walled courtyard. Shop: 3 miles Pub: within walking distance

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, large flat screen Smart TV, Freesat, woodburner and French doors to the walled courtyard
Inner Hallway with comfortable seating, and expanse of windows and French doors to the walled courtyard, leading onto the
Dining Hall with table and chairs seating up to 10 people
Kitchen/Dining Room with electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, dining table and chairs for eight people
Utility Room with fridge/freezer and washing machine
Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 2 with twin beds and En-Suite Bathroom with bath, telephone handle rinsing tap, washbasin and wc - please note that this bathroom can also be accessed from the entrance hall

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with a king-size four poster bed with En-Suite Bathroom with bath, telephone handle rinsing tap, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 3 with zip and link twin beds - these can be made into a double bed, please request on booking and En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 4 with bunk beds

Second Floor:
Bedroom 5 with twin beds

Garden: Fully enclosed garden with lawn, patio, table and chairs.
Parking: Driveway for four/five cars.
Heating: O.F.C.H. Underfloor heating to the ground and first floor. Woodburner.
Also Provided: Towels. Books and games. WiFi. Telephone for incoming calls only.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception - variable. A housekeeping deposit of £600 is payable to the agency two weeks before the start of your holiday.

Oxburgh is an extremely attractive village in the Brecks. Oxburgh Hall is situated in the heart of the village, owned by the National Trust it is one of the few moated properties they own. Oxburgh is surrounded by delightful countryside, has some good market towns and villages close by and is an ideal location for getting onto the nearby quiet lanes for some enjoyable cycling. A great base for exploring Ely and Cambridge, take the train from Downham Market and avoid the traffic. Thetford Forest has Go Ape, explore the forest from a higher level and zip wire across, not for the faint-hearted. Oxburgh lakes will appeal to the fishermen amongst you. Cockley Cley and Gooderstone Water Gardens is a couple of miles away, the coast and sandy beaches at Hunstanton are about 30 minutes' drive. Swaffham is your nearest market town and will satisfy your supermarket and shopping needs.

The exterior of this stunning converted haybarnBeautiful sitting room with exposed wood work and comfortable seatingBedroom one with king sized 4 poster bed and en suite bathroomStunning fully equipped kitchen with electric range cookerBedroom two with twin beds and en suite bathroomConvenient dining area within the large kitchenView of the stunning courtyardBedroom three has zip and link twin bedsThe inner hallway is really stunningStunning sitting room with woodburnerThe four poster bed bed within bedroom oneThe en suite bathroom from bedroom twoDining Room with stunning views of the gardenEn suite from bedoom oneInner hallway with seatingVery spacious well equipped kitchenBedroom four has bunk beds so is perfect for childrenEn suite from bedroom threeThe stairs
  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • Open Fire
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room


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Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.


Located in the North of the Brecks, the town has a bustling market place and many attractive Georgian buildings from its commercial wool industry. The beautiful church of St Peter & Paul is an interesting visit, inside are many famous carvings and an ornate angel roof. Another interesting local point of interest is the flint mine of Grime’s Graves. The Swaffham Museum has fascinating displays of the social history of the local area, and Egyptian artefacts linked with Howard Carter who discovered the Tutankhamun tomb. The local golf club is just 2 miles from the town.

The Green Britain Centre has the world’s only windmill which is open to the public, visitors brave enough can climb the 300 steps up to the viewing platform. The venue has its own shop; café and cinema, there are educational tours and activities. The Anglia Karting has two outdoor race tracks and is great for an adrenaline filled day.

The Go Ape forest centre has tree top zip wires, swings and Segway routes through miles of pine forest trails. The Westacre Theatre offers a variety of open air theatre productions, plays and workshops. This area if perfect for walking and visiting the local nature reserves and wildlife parks. The historical sites of Oxburgh Hall and Castle Acre are worth a visit, and Gooderstone Water Gardens has a lovely nature trail and 6 acres of gardens with wildlife hides.


Located on the east coast of England, facing Europe across the North Sea, Norfolk is one of the UK's most rural counties, with over forty percent of its population living in just four towns – Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford. Adjacent to The Wash, in whose mud the medieval King John famously lost the Crown Jewels in 1216, Norfolk's geography is that of low plains or “fens”, which makes it along with neighbouring Suffolk feel more like northern countries of European mainland (Belgium and Holland) than the rest of England which is predominantly hilly.

In a similar way to that of the “low countries”, erosion and land reclamation have changed the coastline over the centuries, so that several towns (King's Lynn, for instance) which were once on the coast are now to be found several miles inland! The whole set-up makes for some very interesting topography as well as history and Norfolk is, for this reason, an interesting county to visit, almost as if it was a different country altogether!

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Norfolk Nearest shop 3 miles Nearest pub 0.15 miles


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