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Mrs Jane Dutton

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Peaceful, ecofriendly converted barn

10 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Norwich Barn Rental Photos and Description

Two bedroom cottage, sleeps 3

Converted from a cart shed this comfortable cottage offers peace and tranquility in a rural setting. Combined with electricity generated from a wind turbine and hot water from solar panels this eco-friendly property offers a holiday with reduced environmental impact. Stubbs Barn cottage has two bedrooms, a sunny and spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. The barn is set in seven acres of paddocks and gardens and your hosts, Martin and Jane offer you a warm welcome to enjoy the surroundings and local wildlife. With easy access to the Broads, the Suffolk Coast and the City of Norwich, Stubbs Barn Cottage is within easy walking distance of the village of Loddon. The village has pubs, restaurants and shops as well as all the necessary facilities such as post office, bank and doctors. There are plenty of footpaths, offering easy walking in the South Norfolk countryside.

Stubbs Barn Cottage is a converted cart shed, which has two bedrooms, bathroom, and a spacious and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. With tasteful yet practical furnishings and pictures by a local artist, we hope you will find it comfortable and relaxing. The cottage faces south and has large windows looking out over the top paddock, trees and fields beyond. With it’s own patio it is the ideal location to relax and watch the wildlife, listen to the birds singing, unwind and just enjoy those big Norfolk skies.

The cottage is kept cosy in the winter by underfloor heating from a ground source heat pump, electricity is generated from a 6Kw windturbine and hot water is provided by solar panels. Your hosts Martin and Jane, are keen gardeners, and will be happy to share seasonal produce with you.

They have successfully transformed the farm yard concrete to grass and gardens, including a kitchen and herb garden, orchard, reed bed, natural and ornamental ponds. Our small flock of Norfolk Horn sheep graze the paddocks, chickens provide fresh eggs, while honey bees (kept some distance from the house you will be pleased to hear) work tirelessly to produce local honey.

The local village of Loddon has something for everyone, from pubs and restaurants to river trips and wildlife walks. While 20 minutes by car will find you in the cathedral city of Norwich, with shops, restaurants and museums. Close by are the historic towns of Beccles and Bungay and within easy reach is the Suffolk coast and the picturesque town of Southwold, home of the famous Adnams brewery. The RSPB bird reserves at Minsmere and Titchwell are both within reach, while other local reserves such as Strumpshaw, Wheatfen and Hickling offer excellent opportunities to see local wildlife.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Jane Dutton (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Peaceful, ecofriendly converted barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

A lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay at Stubbs Barn Cottage, the cottage itself is wonderfully presented with a big, open plan living & dining area and two big bedrooms. Having a two year old we loved it all being on one level and the cottage has some excellent touches, like a walk in wardrobe, pull out bed (handy for our little one), great wifi with network points in every room and even a great music player (just bring some music on your phone and you're set). The location is whisper quiet and we loved walking round the corner to say hello to the sheep and chickens.

The hosts are lovely and supplied fresh eggs, bread, milk and marmalade on arrival and were happy to provide us with some yummy fresh produce - all of this was really appreciated.

Loddon itself is a lovely village with shops, a bank, lots of food options and some great pubs. We also found the location great for Norwich (12 miles) and you're roughly half an hour from 4 seaside destinations and the broads.

All in all we had a great time and we wouldn't hesitate in coming back. It's just a great place to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Quiet hide away, great base to explore from.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic stay at this property, both Jane and Martin (the owners) were very welcoming. The cottage has plenty of space and is very well equipped for any length of stay. It is a great base to explore coastal areas and back further inland to get to Norwich and north. If you are looking for a quiet place to get away and relax, then this is the place to stay. There are also solar panels & a wind turbine installed to generate electricity & hot water so is very eco friendly. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone with small children.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

A Hidden Gem in Norfolk!

  • 5 of 5

This property is ideally situated for Norwich, the local town of Loddon and exploring the coast with everything it has to offer. The cottage has been lovingly furnished by the owners to provide a peaceful and quiet retreat. The owners are very friendly and can provide the most delightul eggs from their hens! As visitors, you are free to wander around the grounds at will. This is one of the best properties we have ever stayed in and would thoroughly recommend that if you want a week away from it all, you should not hesitate to book!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't ask for anything more, the place was just perfect. The owners were lovely and accomodating. We loved the fresh bread and eggs when we arrived. Our boy really enjoyed the places we visited around Norfolk-the castle, dinosaur park, shops. So many things you could do, hence going back for another stay.The place is just the ideal tonic to enjoy your holiday after all your sightseeing.We can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Lovely, peaceful retreat with friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week here; the owners were very welcoming and helpful and the cottage itself is cosy, stylish and well-appointed. It's in a very quiet location and our 3 year old greatly enjoyed seeing the chickens and vegetable garden. We would recommend Norwich Castle for children, also Southwold is gorgeous and you should catch the 1950s green bus 'Olive' which goes from the pier every 30 minutes. A £3 ticket lasts all day and the driver and conductor were wonderfully kind and helpful. Loddon is great to walk around and there is a nice circular walk.

A very positive experience all round!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Medland Family

  • 5 of 5

Jane and Martin just returned from a most relaxing stay at Stubbs Barn. We all really enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the welcome touches of fresh bread jam and fresh eggs from your chickens just added to our stay.

The barn has been beautifully restored and has everything you need right at hand. Nothing is complicated a real 10 out of 10!

We really enjoyed the area and made the most of your nearby location to Norwich great shopping lots of independant shops along with all the well known and eating out places, top tip get the park and ride in from Harford very efficent.

Great tip for children of all ages Norwich Castle lots for them to do very interactive we spent over 3 hours inside for £7! We have a 3 year old, and he loved it.

Good beaches at Lowestoft and Southwold and Walberswick our favourites.

Oulton Broads good boat trips available to see the broads.

Ventured up to Wells next to the Sea and Burnham Market area. Enjoyed Cambridge too was a good day trip out.We will be booking to stay again next year many thanks for your warm hospitality.

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  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Norwich
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Loddon
Nearest Ferry
53 Miles
Felixstowe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bungay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Loddon
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Lowestoft
Car: recommended

In the immediate area, Loddon has a great deal to offer – boat hire is available from Loddon staithe with access to the river and broads network. It is a great area for walking and cycling and the Wherryman’s Way, a 35 mile recreational route, is close by. Norfolk and Suffolk are renowned for their beaches with beautiful sand, shingle and dunes. The region boasts several Blue Flag beaches, while further a field there is Southwold, Dunwich Beach and Heath.

The historic market towns of Beccles and Bungay are less than 10 miles away. Both are on the beautiful river Waveney and offer a range of local shops, museums and attractions. Bungay has a market on Thursday and bustling street fairs for keen gardeners in the summer and festive Christmas shopping in the winter.

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Rates & Availability

Norwich Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$364
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$338
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$455
 
 
Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$371
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$390
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

In general Saturday change over with arrival after 2.00pm and departure before 11.00 am - but alterations to these times on request.

Weekend and short breaks are available - please contact the owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Norwich Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has bath with shower over, sink, wc and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • The single room has an additional single trundle bed - please ask if you need this additional bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing

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