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Beautifully Converted and Spacious Family Barn with Panoramic Views and Hot Tub

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights


Banham Barn Rental Photos and Description

Six-bedroom Family Barn in Lovely Rural Location Near Villages, Historic Towns and Tourist Attractions, near Diss, Norfolk

Church Farm Barn is a wonderful place to get together with family and friends - whether for a memorable celebration, a restful break or an exciting holiday. Set down a quiet country lane with panoramic views, Church Farm Barn is spacious, comfortable and full of character features. At the centre of Barn is a wonderful open plan hall, sitting, kitchen and dining area which provides a great space for milling around, playing, chatting cooking and, of course, eating! French doors lead from here out into the private garden and patio area, with six person hot tub, barbecue and toddler play area. There is also a spacious main lounge which is a great place to relax together, play games and watch the 65" Smart TV. The upstairs games area includes a football table. The bedrooms each have their own personality and there are four bath/shower rooms and a downstairs wc. Several villages are nearby, the historic market towns of Diss, Wymondham and Attleborough are close, with Norwich, the Broads, Thetford Forest and the Norfolk and Suffolk coast easily accessible. We specialise exclusively in families, groups with children and groups of over 50s.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'The perfect house for this amazing weekend. We were impressed from the moment we stepped in and impressed throughout as well. A beautiful house that we will always remember'.

'Fabulous weekend had by all, lovely accommodation and ideal for large parties...a smashing time'.

'It has been a wonderful week, and time has slipped away too quickly. The hospitality has been first class and we would all love to come again'.
May 2012
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Beautifully Converted and Spacious Family Barn with Panoramic Views and Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Leamington Spa

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend Church Farm Barn - we think it is one of the best barn/cottages we have rented. It is very spacious which is needed when there are 6 adults, 7 kids and a dog! It meant everyone could have their own space if needed and the kids could play without bothering the adults! The kitchen was well equipped which is useful when you are cooking for so many and there are lots of home comforts. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub!

We visited Banham Zoo and Thetford Forest which all the kids thoroughly enjoyed. The location is quite remote so there are no local pubs/restaurants within walking distance. We went into Banham or Diss for those. We enjoyed several dog walks from the barn though. Will definitely be recommending to everyone we know.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Barn

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated our Ruby wedding anniversary with three daughters and their families and couldn't have asked for a better venue. The Barn was warm, comfortable and child friendly. The owner was very helpful with my many requests prior to and after booking and did a brilliant celebratory meal at the barn for us. Nearby Bressingham steam railway and Banham Zoo were both hits with little people. We were 8 adults, 4 children and 2 infants and never felt on top of each other. Hot tub was lovely too just one negative, and it's a very small one, would have been good to have plastic plate etc for the children but otherwise the kitchen was very well equipped. Thank you from us all.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your special weekend! Thanks also for the feedback about children's plates etc, it is very useful to know and we have now put some in the kitchen.
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Brilliant location for mum's 70th!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in a barn that really suited our needs. A family gathering with ages from 9yrs to 73yrs!! It was spacious and had everything we needed even down to bunting and birthday banners! A great location for Banham Zoo, which is great for all the family.

The owners are friendly and extremely helpful when booking and when we were there.

Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family get together!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic weekend staying at Church Farm Barn. We were looking for a spacious property that would accommodate a family of 11 and 4 dogs - Church Farm Barn suited our requirements perfectly. There was plenty of space, a fabulous open plan kitchen/reception/dining room and a large, comfortable lounge. The hot tub was a huge hit with the younger members of the family! We were made to feel very welcome during our stay and would definitely look to stay again if we were visiting Norfolk in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had struggled to find somewhere that would take 12 people as a base for our son's wedding in Norfolk - and dog-friendly too. Then we found Church Farm Barn. The barn is beautiful, well designed and well equipped. It has been lovingly restored with just the right mix of old with the new. The owners, Tracey and Keith were very friendly and very helpful (thanks again, Tracey, for your kindness and consideration with Mollie). There is lots of space, so you were never under other people's feet. No downside, really - except for the poor mobile phone reception when we needed to contact someone with directions! But the good Wifi connection solved that problem.

I would recommend this property for larger groups and would love to have the opportunity to book it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Splendid Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful Christmas in this lovely converted barn. Lots of space for our big party, so was ideal for Christmas. We loved the hot tub outside and the barn was lovely and warm. Was pretty well equipped - we had room for our 20lb turkey in the oven. Plenty of fridge and freezer space. We especially liked having the different break out areas so we could all find some quiet time, and having the open plan kitchen with seating nearby made cooking so much more fun. The owners were very helpful and nice, and even decorated a Christmas tree before we arrived. Location is a bit remote, although Diss is very close for shopping. We loved being able to take our dog, but missed any good walks directly from the barn, so usually drove to Thetford to walk her there. Definitely would recommend this barn!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Gwen, it was lovely to meet you all and we are really glad you had a wonderful Christmas at the Barn. Thanks too for your comments about walks - you have prompted us to realise that we could provide much better information about local places to walk. We too often find the lure of Thetford Forest irresistible :) but there are also lovely closer walks, including some from the door, which we think it would be good to include in our guest information. Hope you all have a great 2014!
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Several parts of the Norfolk and Suffolk coast are accessible in just over an hour by car.


Use of car is essential, although several villages can be accessed on foot or bicycle. Norwich and Stansted are the nearest airports.


There are several villages within a couple of miles, including local shops, pubs and restaurants. The historic market towns of Diss, Wymondham and Attleborough are a short drive away, as is Snetterton motor racing circuit. Norwich is about 15 miles away, with the Broads, Cambridge, Ely and Bury St. Edmunds all within easy reach.

Further Details:

There are a host of tourist attractions nearby, including Banham Zoo, Bressingham Steam and Gardens, England's only whisky distillery, Thetford Forest (with a range of outdoor pursuits), Whittlingham Broad (sailing) and walking, cycling, angling, horse riding, and private swimming pools all easily accessible.


Rates & Availability

Banham Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October Half Term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
December Weekend
Dec 9 2016 - Dec 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pre Christmas Weekend
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year 2017
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Weekends
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
February Half Term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Weekends
Mar 3 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Holidays Week 1
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Easter Holidays Week 2
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May Half Term Week
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Weekends
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Break
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Weekends
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Weekends
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $213

Please contact us for an individual quote or with any questions. Watch out for our seasonal special offers - currently weekends in early spring (late Feb/March) are on offer for £770. Dogs and children most welcome. Arrival from 4pm, departure by 6pm on Sunday or 10am other days. A security deposit of £175 is payable before arrival and refunded within seven days of your departure provided there is no damage or exceptional cleaning required. Please note we specialise in family gatherings and do not accept hen, stag or all adult groups.

Please contact us for an individual quote as these rates are illustrative only. We offer weekends all year round from £895 and will often offer three nights for the price of two at weekends. Look out for our occasional special offers. Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.
A deposit of 25% of the total fee is payable to secure the booking, balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Banham Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suites to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 all with double shower, wc and basin Family bathroom with bath, shower over, wc and basin Downstairs wc
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with king-size bed and en-suite shower room Bed 2 with double bed and en-suite shower room Bed 3 with double bed and en-suite shower room Bed 4 with two single beds Bed 5 (downstairs) with double bed Bed 6 (downstairs) with two single beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We now specialise exclusively in groups with children and family gatherings. Pets also welcome, especially dogs of all shapes and sizes (£25 each). No smoking please. The Barn adjoins the owners' home. Outside: There is a private enclosed garden with a patio, garden tables and chairs for 12, a barbecue and a six person hot tub. Utility Room: Sink, washing machine, coat rack, ironing board, iron, hoover and additional work space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided, plus one hand towel and one bath towel per guest. Tea towels are provided in the kitchen, with hand towels for the kitchen and downstairs wc. Other: Spacious dining room with large oak table and comfortable seating for 12. For smaller parties the table can be split and seating rearranged as needed. Entrance porch with rocking chair and panoramic views. Open plan entrance hall.

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