Awarded 4 Star GOLD by Visit England 2017 these former stables and hayloft next door to each other, have been lovingly converted to a very high standard. The Stables has 5 double bedrooms, 2 twin, 2 double, 1 king. There are 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 being en-suite (1 downstairs) and 1 large family bathroom. The Hayloft has 4 double bedrooms, 1 twin, 3 doubles, 2 being en-suite. The spacious barns have character in abundance with beams and exposed brickwork. Light and airy, we have installed underfloor heating throughout the property. The barns are part of 4 barn conversions situated down a long quiet drive with ample parking on our rural farm with pet horses & goats. The gardens are enclosed by picket fencing with lawn and sun terraces. On the surrounding farm fields we have left wide side margins for guests to enjoy walking and have also added some walking trails. The Georgian village of Hingham with its excellent pub restaurant and shops is only a 5 mins drive away. A small complimentary welcome hamper will be waiting for you to help you settle in.
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E F Shingfield & Sons
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- Jun 20, 2018
About E F Shingfield & Sons
We live with our 2 daughters and dogs on our farm in Norfolk. My husband runs the family farm alongside his brother and I look after the holiday barn rentals. We have made sure that the barn has everything you need for a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming guests to The Stables.
E F Shingfield & Sons purchased this Barn in 1980
Why E F Shingfield & Sons chose Scoulton
The barns have been in our family for many years and were previously used for stabling horses and calves. Prior to conversion they were primarily used as a car-port and general storage area until they were transformed into the stunning holiday homes they are now. They are part of 4 barns that we have converted on our farm, all set in the stunning rural Norfolk countryside.
What makes this Barn unique
Although set in the countryside we are 25 minutes drive from Norwich with its fabulous shopping and nightlife. The picturesque Norfolk coast is 1 hour's drive, we are 45 minutes from Bury St Edmunds and 1 hour from Cambridge. The Norfolk Broads is a 30 minute drive away and Thetford Forest with cycling trails, high zip wire, Segway hire & concerts is 20 minutes drive. Our local Village with pub/restaurant & shops is just 5 minutes drive. Fishing and several golf courses are nearby and we have created walking trails around the fields on the farm. As well as the horses and goats we have on the farm, guests will encounter lots of wildlife including deer, numerous varieties of wild birds and hares. We also run a farm pheasant shoot Oct - Jan, contact us for details on booking a place.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing barn conversion
We had a wonderful weekend at the stables with our sons and their families. We were surprised by the size of the property as it is really spacious compared with similar barn conversions that we have stayed in. The quality of the conversion is fabulous retaining lots of original features and all of the furniture and decor is also to a very high standard.
We were very impressed and wish we had longer! The weather was also fabulous so we were able to make use of the gas BBQ.
Thank you for the lovely welcome of gorgeous fresh scones, butter, jam and prosecco and we really hope to return again in the future.
Lovely, cosy and quaint barn. Perfect for a weekend away
Thank you to Julie and her husband for providing us with a warm welcome on arrival. Scones, milk and fresh eggs were are lovely surprise when entering the barn. The location is perfect, close to thetford forest and Norwich. All the rooms were lovely, clean and warm.
I would highly recommend staying here!
It was lovely to meet you all. Really pleased you enjoyed your weekend stay in The Stables & hope to see you again in the future.
Very satisfied with choice of property.
My husband booked this property for our family to spend my 60th Birthday and Christmas all together. My brother and his family stayed in the Hayloft next door. 16 of us in total, ranging from 2 years to 88 years of age. We had a wonderful week and all enjoyed the festivities. Both properties were very comfortable and all 16 of us spent Christmas Day in The Stables and Boxing Day in The Hayloft. There were several personal touches, fresh eggs, milk, Christmas cake, prosecco, and chocolates were a very thoughtful gift. Christmas tree, up and decorated. Our granddaughters (Ivy 5 & Poppy 2) loved the dolls house and giant jenga. Plenty of room not to be under each other's feet. A perfect place for a family gathering. The walks around the farm were a great way of burning off the over indulgence.
Thank you very much for your lovely review and comments. We are so pleased you and your family all enjoyed staying in both The Stables & The Hayloft for Christmas. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Peaceful & Relaxing in Spacious Barn
Beautiful barn, excellent layout and plenty of room for our group of 9 celebrating a 60th birthday. Welcome hamper on arrival was a very pleasant surprise thank you. We were all very happy with the decor, beds very comfortable - the underfloor heating makes the property warm and cosy. Ideal location for exploring the surrounding area and only a 5 minute taxi ride from an excellent dog friendly pub/restaurant. We had a great stay and hope to return in the future.
Excellent very spacious & full of character.
Suited all ages from 10 months to 74. Plenty of room for little one to crawl & plenty of room for grandad in his power wheelchair. Appreciated the room with the very good disabled facilities being set to the side to give my husband privacy.
Goodies on arrival were much appreciated, also travel cot & highchair
Will certainly consider another stay
Many thanks for your lovely review. Really pleased you all had such a good time. We hope to see you again soon.
Fabulous barn conversion with lots of space for all the family!
Just had a wonderful week's stay in The Stables. Very spacious layout with ample room for our 2 families holidaying together. The barn had everything we needed including board games and a dolls house which our children loved, it has been furnished to a high standard. We enjoyed walking the farm trail and our dog loved the enclosed paddock. The owners were very generous and left us a wonderful welcome of scones, jam, wine and farm eggs. We definitely hope to come back again in the future. Thanks for a great week!
Thank you for such a lovely review. Really pleased you all enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to meet you all & your gorgeous dog. Hope to see you again in the future.
Special interest holidays:
During the pheasant shooting season (Oct - Jan) we run farm shoots. Interested guests please contact us for further details on how to book a place for either a day's shooting or brushing with your dog.
Catering - We can organise a local caterer who will cook and serve meals for you in the barn all to your own specific menu.
Beauty Therapy - we are able to arrange 1/2 day / full day treatment packages with our local Beauticians/hairdresser for those of you who would like to relax further. Situated just 5 minutes drive from the barn.
Family photo session - These can be arranged on site either in the barn or outside on the farm. Please contact us further for information.
The Norfolk coastline with its stunning mix of both sand and shingle beaches is 45 minutes drive. We can offer advice on best beaches for dog walking, seal watching, boat trips and funfair excitement.
The Norfolk Broads with its boat trips and boat hire is only 30 minutes drive.
Due to the rural location of the barn a car is essential. Our nearest London airport is Stansted 1 hours drive away. Norwich airport is 35 minutes drive. Train stations close to us are Attleborough 10 mins drive, Wymondham 15 mins drive, Thetford 30 mins drive & Norwich 25 mins drive.
The quaint village of Hingham with its pub and shops is only 2 miles away. The historic market town of Wymondham with its Tudor beamed shops and 900 year old Abbey is a 7 mile drive away. The medieval and vibrant city of Norwich has much to offer including excellent shops, a castle with museum, cathedral and the biggest open air market in Europe to name just a few and is 18 miles from the barn. Buses run hourly to both Wymondham and Norwich from outside the farm entrance.
In addition to the local shops in our village, larger supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose are situated in the nearby towns of Watton, Attleborough and Wymondham. All a 10 - 15 minutes drive. There are several good pubs and restaurants in the local area which we can make recommendations for. We also have fish & chips, Indian & Chinese restaurants close by, some who deliver.
Leisure centres with swimming pools, gyms, fitness classes etc are situated in neighbouring towns of Wymondham, Dereham & Watton.
Barnham Zoo is a fantastic day out for all ages and is 30 minutes drive. Just 5 mins drive from the barn is Melsop Farm which features both farm animals and indoor/outdoor play area.
Thetford Forest has Segway hire, high zip wire, play areas and musical concerts all year round together with walking & cycle trails, picnic areas and cafe.
Fishing lakes are situated within 5 minutes drive of The Barn.
Cambridge with its historical University buildings and grounds, punting, shops and restaurants is just an hour's drive or relaxing train ride away.
Theme Parks - Pleasurewood Hills, Africa Alive, Dinosaur Park, Bewilderwood & Gt Yarmouth Pleasure Beach are all an enjoyable family day out, within 30 - 45 minutes drive of The Stables.
Horse Riding - there are several Riding Schools in the area, all who offer lessons.
Car Racing - Snetterton Race Track is only 15 minutes drive from The Stables and has a comprehensive schedule of car racing throughout the year.
Horse Racing - a great family day out can be had at racecourses in Newmarket, Fakenham and Gt Yarmouth. During the summer both Newmarket & Gt Yarmouth offer Race afternoons with live bands in the evening.