|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Virginia Barn with 2 Kingsize,1 small double and 1 Twin Room bedrooms and 3 bathrooms offers 5 star en suite self catering accommodation in a private and rustic setting. Accessed from the driveway of Blo Norton Hall, this spacious barn conversion has been expertly designed and refurbished. It also provides ample parking,and is superbly equipped including a comfortable and stylish lounge area, elegant dining and a baby grand piano.
An exquisite Elizabethan (Tudor) moated Manor House and 2 Beautifully restored and luxuriously equipped barns on the grounds of Blo Norton Hall,in the heart of Norfolk
Blo Norton Hall sleeping 18 in 8 bedrooms with en-suits with further accommodation sleeping 8 in Virgina Barn or 6 in Duleep Singh Barn . They are available all year round as a separate or joint rental with Blo Norton Hall.
The Main house is furnished throughout with antique furniture. Family portraits and other pictures line the grand oak staircase and reception rooms. The entrance hall leads into the Main Hall where access to the drawing room with the hi tech hi fi allowing piped music through out the ground floor and the Sitting room where one can relax watching Tv or just admire the gardens, the fireplaces are a real treat in the autumn to keep you cozy and warm. The large charismatic open plan kitchen is on the east of the entrance hall with direct access into the gardens. There is 1 small open pond and a larg pond surrounded by reeves, young children should be supervised whilst in the gardens as these are not fenced off, a wonderful walk into the woods the children can find swings to play on. The old library is now a twin room with a further single room if requested off the TV lounge, although this is great for those less able there is not bathroom just 2 WCs at either end.
The first floor corridor leads to six luxurious bedrooms with six bathrooms / shower rooms ( five en-suite).
The second floor provides outstanding views of the surrounding gardens and offers a further king sized bedroom with en-suite and a further large lounging area with TV and Ping Pong Table, ideal for the kids.
Virginia Barn sleeping 8 in four bedrooms, 2 King size with ensuites, 1 twin and 1 bunk bed with shared bathroom on the ground floor. A fantastic space with beamed high ceilings, great for entertaining friends and family, with open plan large kitchen. To the front you will find a patio to enjoy a bbq on those sunny days and to the rear a shared area laid to turf, ideal for the children to safely run and play.
Duleep Barn, is smaller but very cozy and still contains all the items you would expect in a well stocked house. With 2 bedrooms, a Kingsize Master bedroom with ensuite over looking beautiful farmland and a twin room, shared bathroom. There is a sofa bed in the open plan lounge and kitchen. Private patio area with BBQ and shared garden to the rear.
Local Amenities: Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve
(IP22 2HX) Tel : 01379 688333. Fax : 01379 688333
Boundary Farm Riding Stables (IP22 2QP) Tel : 07908 223600
Place of Interest around 2 miles away.
Knettishall Heath Country Park (IP22 2TG) Tel: 0845 606 6067
Place of Interest around 4 miles away.
Bressingham Gardens (IP22 5XR) Tel: (44) 01379 686900
Banham Zoo (NR16 2ES) Tel: (44) 01953 887771
Place of Interest around 5 miles away.
Wyken Hall Vineyards (IP31 2DW) Tel: (44) 01359 252372
Place of Interest around 6 miles away.
Ancient House Museum, Thetford (IP24 1AA) Tel: (44) 01842 752599
Place of Interest around 10 miles away.
Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum (IP14 5PW) Tel : 01449 672670
Place of Interest around 13 miles away.
Wingfield College (IP21 5RB) Tel: 01206 769607
Grime's Graves (IP27 0TP) Tel: 01842 810656
Place of Interest around 14 miles away.
Bury Saint Edmunds Cathedral (IP32 7BW)) Tel: 01284 748720
Church of Saint Andrew, Wingfield (IP21 5RA) Tel: 01379 586609
Museum of East Anglian Life (IP14 2DF) Tel: 01449 612229
Theatre Royal, Bury Saint Edmunds (IP33 1QR) Tel: 01284 769505
Moyse's Hall Museum (IP33 3BU) Tel: 01284 706183
Nowton Park, Bury Saint Edmunds (IP29 5LX) Tel: 01284 763666
Place of Interest over 15 miles away.
Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve (IP30 0AL) Tel: 01449 737996
West Stow Country Park (IP28 6HF) Tel: 01284 728718
Stonham Barns Craft Centre (IP14 6AP) Tel: 01449 711755
Newmarket Racecourse (CB8 0TG)
Box Office / Tickets: 0844 579 3010
All other enquiries: 0844 579 3010
Hi my name is Sue MCgrath and I have been managing Blo Norton Hall since my boss Mr Lorimer purchased in 2009 where he refurbished and brought it to life. With such a beautiful property my job is very easy, we love to rent it out so you and your families can enjoy the house for the many different events you would like to hold with a large group of people.
Sue McGrath purchased this barn in 2009
Blo Norton Hall is not modern, does not have great Wi-FI, you cant get a phone signal, the furniture is antique and the floors uneven but what it lacks in Hotel sophistication it makes up for with character and it has bundles of it! I love it for its quirkiness and when children arrive their faces light up, for they see how great hide and seek is going to be. Its very special to me and I am sure it will become to you, some of our guests have been returning year after year, it grows on you.
The house is a coming together and a celebration of family events, you find yourselves talking because we do not have Hi tech equipment or X boxes, the phones don't work very well so you find communication becomes key, even the kids join in! We are not one of these places who hike up all the bank holiday rates, we have 3 rates and pass the discounts on to everyone, so you pay a low rate Jan - July, that's right no increase for Easter or May bank holidays, there's a summer rate and of course Christmas and New year. We believe that everyone should benefit especially those with young children. We hope you enjoy as much as I and my staff enjoy working and maintaining it.
We all got home last Sunday safely. Actually we have enjoyed our stay in Virginia Barn for relaxing and peaceful. This holiday has been fantastic for the whole family. Also we found in the property everything we needed.
We expect to come back to Virginia Barn at some point of the next summer.
Look forward to seeing you again and thanks a lot for everything.
Security deposit returnable £250
Please call for 2 or 4 night breaks
10% discount if booked with Blo Norton Hall
Can be made by either Cheque, Bank Transfer or Credit Card.
Please Note, the Refundable Good housekeeping deposit is banked and refunded within 5 working days
Our group of 7 family friends (age 2-45) just spent a brilliant long weekend at the Blo Norton property (renting the hall AND two barns). The hall is grand, charming, quirky and comfortable with numerous large spaces for groups to congregate. The barns are fabulously converted with modern kitchens and cozy interiors. Suggest you can plan on four families sleeping in the hall, two in the largest barn and 1 in the small barn.
Sue McGrath (property manager) and Karen (the housekeeper) patiently answered all of my questions prior to arrival. Check in was easy and we conveniently arranged a Sainsbury's delivery to arrive shortly after we did.
Our group spent Saturday morning exploring the extensive grounds. These included open lawns at the barns (not apparent on outdated google map satellite images), the wooded drive and landscaped gardens at the hall and a meadow behind the hall. Some of us ran a local park run or visited Wyken Vineyards' farmer's market and gardens (highly recommended) where we collected eggs, fresh asparagus, breads and artisanal treats for the weekend. We walked to the White Horse in Thelnetham for lunch, which handled our large group expertly and served outstanding food. Our dinners were catered by Emma Biggs Catering (highly recommended). The kids sat down first to a family style/large dish dinner while the adults enjoyed canapes and a glass of champagne by the fire followed by a three-course meal. Superb!
Sunday, after a fry up in the well-equipped hall kitchen, we hosted Grey Goose archery (highly recommended) who set up targets for the children, and the parents enjoyed a quick go as well. We used the hall's two gas grills for a Sunday BBQ at the large,18-person table by the property's pond. Lawn games and walks on the grounds and around the village kept us entertained until Emma arrived again with another perfect dinner.
We were truly spoiled at Blo Norton and the kids are already begging to go back. Memories for a lifetime.
Really pleased with the barns. We had a lovely stay.
I spent a long weekend in Virginia Barn and Duleep Singh Barn with a large group of friends and we all had a fabulous time. The property was perfectly clean and had everything we needed. In the run up to the weekend there were several things I wanted to check and all my questions were answered very quickly. We went for a great walk around the nearby Lopham Fen.
We had a lovely time and the little touches like bread and milk etc was much appreciated. It does get a tad warm inside so be warned! There is an excellent pub 20 mins walk through the estate so do make the effort to walk there and give them your business. Sue was great to deal with.
We stayed at the Barns for my 30th birthday weekend.
Everything from booking the barns all the instructions were very straight forward.
We had a lovely weekend all the recommendations that are sent to you when you book were amazing. The White horse pub were we had lunch on the Saturday, the archery and the catering in the evening, all worked like clockwork.
The barns were lovely to relax in and very comfy beds as well.
We had such a lovely weekend and so lucky with the weather as well.
Thank you so much would definitely recommend
We had a great time , warm and relaxing , just right for 5 friends to hang out , loved having the piano and the big open space .
The Village itself is surrounded by quiet lanes, ideal for walking, cycling and painting and is close to Redgrave and Lopham Fen. Blo Norton Hall is the perfect choice for a relaxed stay in the East Anglian Countryside.
Blo Norton is situated close to the picturesque Norfolk and Suffolk Borders making it ideal to explore all that both counties have to offer.
Blo Norton lies on the River Little Ouse which separates Suffolk from Norfolk.
The Hall reputedly provided the setting for Virginia Wolf’s short story The Journal of Miss Joan Martyn. In the story the main character, Rosamund Merridew, is a historian researching England's land-tenure system
Attractions and Places of interest close by:
Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve,
Boundary Farm Riding Stables,
Knettishall Heath Country Park,
Wyken Hall Vineyards.
Nearest Local Towns:
Garboldisham (0.5) m.