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Peaceful, ecofriendly converted barn

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Mrs Jane Dutton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018


Norwich Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has bath with shower over, sink, wc and heated towel rail.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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Peaceful, ecofriendly converted barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A very comfortable cottage with everything you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely clean comfortable cottage. We were welcomed with home made bread, home made jam, butter, tea, coffee, milk,six fresh eggs and muesli which was much appreciated., We would recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to stay in this area of Norfolk.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful well appointed property, eco friendly too

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property in quite spot, nice touch of home baked bread, milk and eggs from the resident hens. Thank you Jane for an enjoyable stay. Ideal location for the coast, the countryside and Norwich.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
53 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note I do not accept payments through any websites. When you book you will be sent a booking confirmation form with direct payment details. If you have any queries contact me direct at

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.