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  • Secure garden with toys for little ones
    Secure garden with toys for little ones
  • Sitting Room with french doors to garden
    Sitting Room with french doors to garden
  • Sitting Room with french doors to garden
    Sitting Room with french doors to garden
  • Sitting Room with french doors to garden
    Sitting Room with french doors to garden
  • Hallway
    Hallway
  • Double bedroom with Kingsize Bed
    Double bedroom with Kingsize Bed
  • Double bedroom with Kingsize Bed
    Double bedroom with Kingsize Bed
  • Barn Owl Kitchen with french doors to garden
    Barn Owl Kitchen with french doors to garden
  • Time for tea
    Time for tea
  • Twin Bedroom
    Twin Bedroom
  • Twin Bedroom
    Twin Bedroom
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Welcome pack
    Welcome pack
  • Barn Owl Cottage
    Barn Owl Cottage
  • French doors
    French doors
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Garden toys available for under fives
    Garden toys available for under fives
  • Welcome to Barn Owl Cottage
    Welcome to Barn Owl Cottage
  • Barn Owl Cottage in the sunshine
    Barn Owl Cottage in the sunshine
  • Garden furniture
    Garden furniture
  • Barn Owl from the drive
    Barn Owl from the drive
  • Safe spaces to play
    Safe spaces to play
  • Help feed the chickens
    Help feed the chickens

Barn Owl Cottage at North Farm

Norfolk, United Kingdom

Per week

from 465.00 to 845.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Felcity Hindley

Member since Apr 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:2 hours 11 minutes

BFB's Overview

This pair of newly converted 2-bedroom barn cottages will delight parents and mini guests a like. Grown ups will enjoy the tranquil rural location in 14 acres of Norfolk countryside, and well equipped interiors flat screen TVS, DVD players and bluetooth speakers, whilst mini guests will love feeding the chickens, playing on ride on toys and the secret barn with a small collection of vintage farm machinery that is sure to enchant fans of the Little Red Tractor!

The single-storey layouts of the two cottages allow parents to relax from the outset. Mini guests can run back and fore through the houses and their safely enclosed private gardens, whilst parents enjoy the views from the patio furniture, perhaps stoking up the BBQ or lining up a DVD on the projector and surround sound system. A long list of useful baby gear makes for easy packing and a pre-booked treatment in the onsite studio can also assist in ensuring a relaxing start to the holiday.

Along with the aforementioned cinema and surround sound system, the cottages' well equipped interiors also boast all mod cons including dishwashers and microwaves, along with the usual kitchen gadgets. Plus Wi-Fi, iPod dock and and flat screen TVs with DVD players. Luxury touches continue with underfloor heating, which is also part of the cottage's eco-friendly appeal since its powered by an air source heat pump.

Families will also enjoy all the fun of the farm, helping the owners feed the ducks and chickens, discovering the small collection of vintage farm machinery or exploring the 14 acres of meadows which border a river, with maps showing the boundaries and safe places to roam. As a bonus, the cottages also share a games room where older children will particularly like to hang out, with a half-size pool table and table tennis.

Accommodation Overview:

Kingfisher and Barn Owl Cottages are identical 2-bedroom, single storey adjoining cottages sleeping 4+ a cot and with the benefit of private enclosed gardens and shared access to communal facilities including a games room and 14 acres of grounds to explore. Each cottage has a master bedroom with a kingsize bed that can be unzipped to make a twin, and a second bedroom with twin beds. The bathrooms in both are well equipped with both bath and shower, and there's also a second WC in each cottage so there's no need to queue for the loo!

The living space in each cottage includes a spacious lounge area with home-cinema system, DVD, flat screen TV, books, and games. The kitchen-diner has been well equipped too with dining table to sit four, a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine, as well as a good range of cooking equipment. A high chair, Bumbo or booster seat is available, along with other useful baby and toddler gear upon request.

Outside, each cottage has a fully fenced garden and patio furniture and BBQ. Outdoor toys for children under 5 are available on request. There is also a bicycle storage shed with a freezer. Guests are welcome to explore the surrounding 14 acres of meadow with river frontage. For most of the year, horses graze on one of the meadows. There are also ducks and chickens on North Farm, which mini guests are welcome to help feed. The cottages are dog friendly and wheelchair accessible.

Please Note: One, well-behaved dog is welcome at Barn Owl Cottage (not Kingfisher). A £100 deposit required of which £75 is refunded if there is no damage.

Location Information

The cottages at North Farm are just the place for frazzled parents to chill out, tucked down a lane in Norfolk’s Bure Valley, surrounded by fields where cows and horses are usually grazing. The peace and quiet has also attracted local craftsman and artists to set up studios on the farm, including David Harley the potter, and Teucer Wilson the stone carver, David’s crockery and kitchenware are used in the cottages and guests can pop into his pottery showroom to pick up some pieces to take home. Families can also take a peek at the small collection of restored, antique farm machinery housed in one of the farm barns.

The nearest pub is a mile away in the village of Skeyton, easily reachable by bike and boasts a large beer garden with kids play area. The pretty market town of Aylsham is 3 miles, with a supermarket and a good variety of shops, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants. From Aylsham, children will enjoy a ride on the Bure Valley miniature steam railway or visiting rescued horses and ponies for free at the Redwings Sanctuary.

The Norfolk Broads are only a short drive from the cottages, where families can hire day boats to cruise the reedy waterways, watching out for birds and perhaps mooring for lunch at one of the traditional waterside inns. Wroxham is at the heart of The Broads and Wroxham Barns offers a range of retail outlets, a junior farm and children’s funfair.

The Norfolk Coast is easy to reach, with sleepy little seaside towns and beaches along the North coast, like Wells-next-Sea and the fishing village of Cromer, famous for its locally caught crab. On the east coast, there’s also the brassy family holiday town of Great Yarmouth, with its seafront funfair, amusement arcades and pier to work up an appetite for fish and chips.

The historic cathedral city of Norwich is only around 10 miles from the cottages with a fantastic canopied market, lots of shops, castle and boat trips along the River Yare.

Nearest Medical Services (GP & A&E): GP Aylsham (3 miles), A&E Norwich (10 miles)

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Dogs are welcome at North Farm Cottages. A £100 deposit required of which £75 is refunded if there is no damage.

Discount Notes

10% discount on all remaining June bookings.

Rates

30 Aug - 24 Oct 2019 : £595 /week25 Oct - 19 Dec 2019 : £465 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : £645 /week1 Jan - 1 Jan 2020 : £645 /week2 Jan - 2 Apr 2020 : £495 /week3 Apr - 23 Apr 2020 : £695 /week24 Apr - 21 May 2020 : £595 /week22 May - 28 May 2020 : £695 /week29 May - 16 Jul 2020 : £655 /week17 Jul - 3 Sep 2020 : £845 /week4 Sep - 29 Oct 2020 : £595 /week30 Oct - 17 Dec 2020 : £465 /week18 Dec - 29 Dec 2020 : £645 /week30 Aug - 24 Oct 2019 : €670.0949 /week25 Oct - 19 Dec 2019 : €523.6876 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : €726.4055 /week1 Jan - 1 Jan 2020 : €726.4055 /week2 Jan - 2 Apr 2020 : €557.4739 /week3 Apr - 23 Apr 2020 : €782.7159 /week24 Apr - 21 May 2020 : €670.0949 /week22 May - 28 May 2020 : €782.7159 /week29 May - 16 Jul 2020 : €737.6675 /week17 Jul - 3 Sep 2020 : €951.6474 /week4 Sep - 29 Oct 2020 : €670.0949 /week30 Oct - 17 Dec 2020 : €523.6876 /week18 Dec - 29 Dec 2020 : €726.4055 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Dogs are welcome at North Farm Cottages. A £100 deposit required of which £75 is refunded if there is no damage.

Discount Notes

10% discount on all remaining June bookings.

Who owns this place?

David and Gill Harley moved to North Farm in 2002 and have gradually restored the farm, which previously housed a large number of pigs, into the beautiful retreat that it is today. The pigs are now gone and have been replaced by ducks and chickens and a beautiful orchard. Their fifteen grandchildren love visiting, exploring on their bikes or roaming around the garden.
Kingfisher and Barn Owl cottages are managed by their daughter Felicity who you will speak to when you make a booking. She has three children under five, making her very aware of what parents (and their children) are looking for in a family holiday!

David, Gill and Felicity - North Farm Cottages

What do they love about it?

North Farm is a beautiful place to live. Whether it is watching the resident barn owls, walking in the fields or enjoying a G&T in the garden, the Harley family can't quite believe that they live here all year round. From the lovely farmhouse, they can make sure that we can cater for the extras that guests needs, from a walking rucksack for a baby to a spare nut for a bike wheel. The farm is a hub for the large family and a wonderful retreat to welcome guests to. Guests love to roam the farm - spotting the wildlife, feeding the ducks and chickens or visiting one of the resident artists.

What do the kids love about it?

They have worked hard to provide everything that a family need when staying away, from travel cots to ride-on tractors. As David and Gill live on the farm, if something is not available, it can always be borrowed from their house. With fifteen grandchildren, they generally have whatever is required.
Older children will enjoy roaming the farm, jumping on one of the many bikes that are around, playing pool and table tennis or feeding the ducks and chickens. Little ones will enjoy the outdoor toys and ride-ons and can be kept safe in the enclosed garden spaces, meaning Mum and Dad can relax.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4 +cots in 1 x double bedroom & 1 x twin room. The bedrooms share a family bathroom with WC, basin, bath & shower, There is also an additional WC.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Just under two hours from Stanstead airport

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Mundesley beach is a 20 minute drive away with cafe's and pubs.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The nearest pub is a mile away in the village of Skeyton

Babysitting

Babysitting can be pre arranged on request

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby-friendly cottage has handy nursery gear including: a travel cot, moses basket, pop-up travel cot (0-6months), bed guard for single bed, high-chair, bumbo seat, plastic crockery, children’s cutlery, steriliser, baby bath, bath toys, potty and child’s toilet seat.

Indoor Toys

The cottage has toys for all age groups and a good selection of books.

Games Room

There is a communal games room with table tennis and pool table

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre-arrival shopping can be arranged on request. For celebrations, dinner parties or simply to have a break from cooking, delicious meals using local produce can be delivered to your cottage along with accompanying wines.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys provided at this child friendly cottage include ride-ons, trikes, suntent for garden/beach, lots of different size bikes for all ages.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Treatments can be arranged inside your cottage or in the local spa treatment room just a short drive away.

Stairgates / no stairs

The cottage is all on one level.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The cottage has a fully enclosed garden with dining furniture and BBQ. It also has access to 14 acres of grounds.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WI-FI is available.

Eco-Aware

The cottages are heated by an air source heat pump, cleaned with eco-friendly products and guests are encouraged to recycle and feed leftovers to the chickens.

Wheelchair Accessible

The cottage is all on one level and has been awarded Mobility Level 1 making them suitable for those with mobility issues but not perfect for those with wheelchairs, who may have difficulties accessing bathrooms using standard-sized chairs.

Pet Friendly

£100 deposit required of which £75 is refunded if there is no damage

Friendly Animals

The farm has resident ducks and chickens, little ones can help with daily egg collecting rounds.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

The cottage has highchair, moses basket and a travel cot and pop up cot for small babies.

Reviews

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  • We really enjoyed our time at North Farm and our 19-month old son loved it. Everything about the stay was so well thought out with really nice touches like the welcome hamper and the range of toys. Great location for exploring Norfolk and we hope to be back.Review dated 13/09/2017

  • We had an absolutely fantastic stay at north farm cottages and cannot recommend it enough. The communication and contact from the owners from booking to leaving has been excellent. The cottage itself is beautiful and in such a lovely homely farm environment. Friendly welcome from the owners and a delicious welcome hamper started our holiday off so well. We stayed with a 2.5 year old and a 4 month old baby. Our 2.5 year old just loved all the toys - especially the garden toys. And he loved going to feed the chickens and seeing the tractor, and he's still asking to see the chickens 2 weeks later! We loved the peace and quiet!! The cottage is so well equipped it's everything we required and the owners were on hand to sort out any thing we needed. I was initially a bit concerned that the location may be a bit too rural but it was actually perfect, in a really peaceful area but perfectly situated to explore most of Norfolk within an hour. ...Review dated 29/06/2017

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  • Lovely location; friendly on-site owners; great to have so many amenities and things for children as it saved having to bring so much stuff - also having things like tea, coffee, washing-up liquid supplied; lovely added extras like the welcome pack and being able to feed the chickens. Would definitely recommend.Review dated 25/03/2017

  • Such a lovely host. When we arrived the kitchen had some lovely extras in it including home-made cake. Our baby had a great selection of inside and outside toys to play with. The accommodation is beautiful and there was lots of reading material available to help us decide how to spend our time in Norfolk. Visiting Horsey beach and seeing at least a hundred seals sunbathing peacefully was a real treat.Review dated 10/04/2016

  • Lovely cottage on a working farm and totally set up for an easy holiday with a little one.Review dated 20/06/2015

  • Barn Owl cottage at North Farm was superbly organised and furnished for a young family's needs. Whilst very practical it had not lost the charm and character of a barn conversion. The owners were very welcoming and informative, and could not do enough to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The location is perfect for enjoying the delights of north Norfolk such as Dinosaur Adventure, Cromer and the steam railways.Review dated 11/11/2014

  • The best family holiday with a 2yo and 8mth. The cottage has everything you need and more, the village of Aylsham is very lovely with a Co-op, Tesco & Budgens, amazing little chocolate shop. There is plenty of things to do in the surrounding areas and very highly recommend this cottage as a mustReview dated 20/09/2014

  • Lovely big garden with ride on toys. Mattress available with the travel cot to make it nice a comfy! A good base to explore North Norfolk. Would definatley recommend!Review dated 12/09/2014

  • Fantastic stay with our 4 year old and 1 year old. Plenty to do nearby and cottage was perfect. Had a great time and looking forward to a return visit.Review dated 04/05/2014

  • Lovely accommodation quiet rural location a fantastic place to stay, relax and explore North Norfolk.Review dated 31/08/2013

We really enjoyed our time at North Farm and our 19-month old son loved it. Everything about the stay was so well thought out with really nice touches like the welcome hamper and the range of toys. Great location for exploring Norfolk and we hope to be back.

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at north farm cottages and cannot recommend it enough. The communication and contact from the owners from booking to leaving has been excellent. The cottage itself is beautiful and in such a lovely homely farm environment. Friendly welcome from the owners and a delicious welcome hamper started our holiday off so well. We stayed with a 2.5 year old and a 4 month old baby. Our 2.5 year old just loved all the toys - especially the garden toys. And he loved going to feed the chickens and seeing the tractor, and he's still asking to see the chickens 2 weeks later! We loved the peace and quiet!! The cottage is so well equipped it's everything we required and the owners were on hand to sort out any thing we needed. I was initially a bit concerned that the location may be a bit too rural but it was actually perfect, in a really peaceful area but perfectly situated to explore most of Norfolk within an hour. We are already talking about when we can go back!

Lovely location; friendly on-site owners; great to have so many amenities and things for children as it saved having to bring so much stuff - also having things like tea, coffee, washing-up liquid supplied; lovely added extras like the welcome pack and being able to feed the chickens. Would definitely recommend.

Such a lovely host. When we arrived the kitchen had some lovely extras in it including home-made cake. Our baby had a great selection of inside and outside toys to play with. The accommodation is beautiful and there was lots of reading material available to help us decide how to spend our time in Norfolk. Visiting Horsey beach and seeing at least a hundred seals sunbathing peacefully was a real treat.

Lovely cottage on a working farm and totally set up for an easy holiday with a little one.

Barn Owl cottage at North Farm was superbly organised and furnished for a young family's needs. Whilst very practical it had not lost the charm and character of a barn conversion. The owners were very welcoming and informative, and could not do enough to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The location is perfect for enjoying the delights of north Norfolk such as Dinosaur Adventure, Cromer and the steam railways.

The best family holiday with a 2yo and 8mth. The cottage has everything you need and more, the village of Aylsham is very lovely with a Co-op, Tesco & Budgens, amazing little chocolate shop. There is plenty of things to do in the surrounding areas and very highly recommend this cottage as a must

Lovely big garden with ride on toys. Mattress available with the travel cot to make it nice a comfy! A good base to explore North Norfolk. Would definatley recommend!

Fantastic stay with our 4 year old and 1 year old. Plenty to do nearby and cottage was perfect. Had a great time and looking forward to a return visit.

Lovely accommodation quiet rural location a fantastic place to stay, relax and explore North Norfolk.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 14 guests.



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