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Superb character 2 bed barn conversion ideal for couples, families and pets

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bed character cottage with modern heating, kitchen & bathroom plus garden

With origins dating back to the 17th/18th centuries, this renovated 2 bedroom barn conversion affords traditional accommodation; exposed beams and Norfolk wood floors sit alongside modern appliances. Partridge barn is ideally suited to a family or 2 couples. The ground floor comprises a living / dining area, separate kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath and a twin bedroom. Wooden stairs lead to the upstairs where there is a double bedroom together with a characterful mezzanine level nestled beneath the beams. The mezzanine area provides a second lounge / relaxation area and also has a sofa bed which creates the possibility for 2 additional children to use this (please contact us for more details). To the outside is a patio, lawned garden, BBQ and garden furniture from which to enjoy the rural views after a day exploring. See the photo gallery for an insight in to Partridge Barn, you won't be disappointed !

Alborough House Holiday Barns sit in the rural hamlet of Forncett St Mary just 9 miles south of Norwich and close to the Suffolk/Norfolk borders. Nearby attractions include Banham Zoo, Steam museums at Bressingham and Forncett and Wymondham Abbey. The village of Long Stratton is 3 miles away with shops and facilities and the market Town of Diss is nearby. The medieval city of Norwich is some 9 miles north. Dunston Hall some 5 miles away has a wonderful Spa and Golf course (open to non-residents) . The famous Norfolk Broads are within easy reach and perfect for a day exploring on one of the many boats for hire. The Suffolk Heritage coast is under an hour away and includes the famous towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, popular for their coloured beach houses, fashionable shops and beaches, including some of the best fish and chips around. Also within reach is the North Norfolk coast, including seaside towns such as Cromer and the pretty town of Wells next the sea, famous for crabbing along the quay, Blakeney and of course the beach and stately home at Holkham. Slightly further away is the Queens Christmas residence of Sandringham, but still easily accessible for a day trip.

Our converted barns are situated in a quiet and rural setting perfect for those looking to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Although rural, we are very well situated to be within striking distance of the many tourist attractions both Norfolk and Suffolk have to offer. Local villages offer some excellent pubs for those wanting to sample good food and real ales.

Both our barns are equipped to high standards and offer the appealing combination of character features together with modern day central heating, kitchens and bathrooms. Both barns are equipped with ceramic hobs, fan ovens, microwaves, washing machines, irons/iron boards, TV/DVD and more. We welcome well behaved dogs (see our terms and conditions for details) and each barn has its own self contained small garden. There is ample car parking available for our guests.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

About Liz

We are a friendly family running 2 character barn conversions in rural Norfolk. We strive to offer first class accommodation at a very attractive price.

Liz purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Liz chose Norwich

Our character barn conversions are superb ! They are well equipped, warm, picturesque and provide all the home comforts you will need. We are ideally placed to enjoy the tranquil countryside yet only minutes away from market towns and major road links. Centrally located you can visit all the attractions Norfolk and Suffolk have to offer.

We price ourselves competitively and consider we offer outstanding value for money relative to our competition !

What makes this cottage unique

First class accommodation at a sensible price in a great location to explore !

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest comment book -

Thank you for our wonderful stay at Partridge Barn. Your hospitality was amazing, we loved the farm fresh eggs! It was so nice to be back in the Norfolk area after so many years.
Jul 2017
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Norwich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Modern bathroom with power shower over bath
  • Modern bathroom with low level WC, pedestal washbasin and full sized bath with power shower over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Double bedroom - 1 double
    Mezzanine sofa beds - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sofa beds on mezzanine floor area for children up to 16yrs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
A true home from home !


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Superb character 2 bed barn conversion ideal for couples, families and pets
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 15 reviews

Very nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very pleasant cottage, cosy indoors and in very nice surroundings. Interesting villages close by, and very peaceful. Nice touch with complimentary goodies.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host, William and his group in Partridge Barn and we hope to welcome them back in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Liz our host was lovely and very helpful and made us really welcome.

The Barn was very nice and very peaceful in lovely countryside.

I would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Norfolk as a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, tastefully decorated and in a lovely environment.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at this property. Liz the owner was welcoming and had juice and prosecco chilled in the fridge as well as tea/coffee and milk. The place is very pretty and the mezzanine floor is very spacious. Would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay in Partridge Barn and our welcome goodies. Thanks for your kind comments and see you again sometime.
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Nice cosy & quiet cottage

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely time at Partridge Barn. The barn is very spacious, light and cosy. Our children had a great time and loved the outside space (and the horses).

The owner's parents, who were looking after the property during our stay, were super attentive and made us feel very welcomed. We were touched by their warmth and friendliness.

All in all a lovely place to have a break away from the city's busy life.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cosy barn with enough space to cater 4 adults and a baby easily

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time staying at the cottage and a Verry walm welcome with great help and advice on walks through the countryside and lolcal pubs/restaurants, situated it beautiful scenery with a town and shops only a ten minute drive away, ideal for long walks in the countryside and lazy getaways with the family and dog friendly

We will defiantly be returning

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you in Partridge Barn and hope to see you all again sometime.
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Superb accommodation superb hosts

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Although rural, we are perfectly located for all attractions Norfolk and Suffolk have to offer. We are closeby numerous market towns, villages, etc for shopping, leisure activities, etc. Norwich is only 10 miles ot the north.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.