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.