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Manor Farm Holiday Barns. Sparks Barn 5 Star. (Sleeps 10+6)

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 of 6 Self-catering barn accommodation on the North Norfolk coast.

Our change over days are Monday and Friday.

For Christmas and new year bookings please contact us first.

A 5 star, grade two listed barn which has been lovingly and sympathetically converted to an extremely high standard. Providing spacious, luxurious and comfortable self-catering accomodation, situated around a central courtyard it retains many original features and the character of a traditional brick and flint Norfolk farm building.

Fully equipped kitchen with range oven, induction hob, dishwasher, large American style fridge freezer with ice and chilled water dispenser, microwave, washer/dryer, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, Bluetooth dab radio with iPod dock, free wifi broadband.

Living room with 50” TV, Blu-ray dvd, surround sound. Separate extra living area off kitchen with extra tv and seating.

Downstairs toilet

Upstairs - 3 King size bedrooms with ensuite bath and shower rooms, 1 Twin bedroom with bath and shower ensuite. Each bedroom has a TV.

Downstairs – 1 twin bedroom with wet room ensuite suitable for wheelchair use.

Private patio area with table, chairs and BBQ in courtyard.

Two lawn areas to the front of the property with patios.

Woodburner with basket full of logs.

Originally built as a grain and straw store this barn has great character with its large full height windows and exposed beams. The open plan layout makes it suitable for large family gatherings and this barn can also be linked with Pentney Barn which sleeps six. As with all the barns this barn was named after one of the farm workers employed on the farm. Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor and enjoy views of the courtyard or the surrounding countryside whilst one of the twin rooms is on the ground floor with private ensuite wet room and is suitable for wheel chair access, but the garden does have a step to the upper patio level.

This barn can be linked with Pentney Barn that sleeps six. Patios areas can be link too.

Adjoining door to Pentney Barn is sound proofed.

All six barns can sleep a total of 35, so an attractive alternative to a hotel for a corporate event or family/friends get together.

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About Us

Pat Cubitt
Manor Farm, Lower Bodham
NR25 6PU Norfolk
WP & CL Cubitt
VAT Reg No105083704

Pat Cubitt
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Pat Cubitt

Pat and Charlotte Cubitt

The farm land and buildings were originally purchased by us in 1950 and was run by my father and myself as an arable farm. The farm buildings were in daily use until 2014. Most of the adjoining farm land was sold in 2015 to finance the restoration of these beautiful listed barns.

Pat Cubitt purchased this barn in 2016

Why Pat Cubitt chose Holt

These superb grade two listed barns have been lovingly and sympathetically converted to an extremely high standard. Providing spacious, luxurious and comfortable holiday properties, whilst retaining the original features and character of traditional brick and flint Norfolk farm buildings, from which you can enjoy and explore the beautiful North Norfolk countryside.

Manor Farm Holiday Barns is a complex of six barns situated around a central courtyard, which has been re-designed to offer each property their own private garden/patio area. Nestled in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside of Lower Bodham, just 3 miles between the ever popular town of Holt and the beautiful town and beaches of Sheringham.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent! Sparks Barn was perfect for our family of ten plus infant for a week long stay. The barn itself is amazing, it is very large which lends itself to a family stay and every bedroom has a en-suite with separate shower and bath. The beds were beautifully comfortable and king sized which is rare to find. The property was warm and well appointed with almost everything we needed. The children especially enjoyed running around the enclosed walled garden. Our hosts were attentive and pleasant, any issue we had was attended to immediately. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Holt in Bodham

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 5 Ground floor wetroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Ground floor toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Manor Farm Holiday Barns. Sparks Barn 5 Star. (Sleeps 10+6)
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thanks Pat for a wonderful week.

There were 10 of us at the barn; we all had our own rooms and all with en-suites. The whole place is impeccably decorated and very tasteful. There's lots of room, especially for the little ones to play and the bigger boys to setup their scalextrics. There was nothing missing.

Some nice touches too..... Leaving fresh milk in the fridge and tea and coffee meant we didn't have to wait for our food order before we had a cuppa after our journeys. The complementary wine also went down very well :)

I would recommend this to anyone.

Oh, one little thing, we couldn't get Netflix to work when we decided on a film night. Not too much of a problem as we had other apps that did work.

We all had a great holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our time in the barn. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review the barns, it was a pleasure having you to stay and we are glad you found everything to your liking. Thank you for leaving the barn so clean and tidy it is always appreciated, looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Best wishes Pat and Charlotte
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Perfect location and accommodation for a family getaway at Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Family holiday at Christmas - great location - short drive to Wells and Cromer - great area to just have a walk around - Sparks Barn was perfect - luxurious 5 star, everything we needed and more. We had a great Christmas holiday and can't recommend Sparks Barn highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top quality barn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in August with the family, all ten of us. The barn is fitted out to the highest spec with all you could need. The children even had their own on-suite and tv in the room!

Pat, the owner is very welcoming, and there was some nice complimentary touches on arrival.

We would certainly go back, and would recommend choosing any of the properties to suit your party size.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Sparks barn. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and it was a pleasure having you to stay. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Pat and Charlotte
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Sparks Barn with my 3 daughters, their husbands, my grand- children:- one 5 yr old, four 2 yr olds and one 20 month old. It was pure luxury yet completely relaxed even with all the little ones. We could fault nothing even the lovely weather. Would definitely recommend any of Manor Farm Holiday Barns to anyone with any needs.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Sparks barn. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Sparks barn and we hope to see you all again in the future. All the best Pat and Charlotte PS Thanks for leaving the barn clean and tidy, always appreciated.
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Avoid! The host is a nightmare!

  • 1 of 5

This was a stunning property but a shame about the host! We came as a family of 10 and we're treated horribly post leaving with numerous messages to highlight the most petty things - apparently we left nappies in the bathroom bin (where else should they go?!), filled up the bin liners (whilst trying to clean up post leaving!) and left a couple of lights on! I'm amazed that someone can be so petty minded on a couple of basic things when professional cleaners should be coming into clean up post our departure anyway! On the flipside we chose to ignore the fact that we found dirty kitchen utensils on arrival, the lawn hadn't been mowed, the ice machine didn't work and that Pat personally came over to tell my dad to turn off the LED outside light as it was wasting electricity! This host is awfully narrow minded and thinks that people going on holiday should be doing a professional cleaning job themselves post leaving, despite paying an awful lot of money to stay for 3 nights! He also clearly has views on who & who shouldn't be staying in his barn - best to just AVOID the whole thing I say!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5* Sparks Barn - a superbly furnished house for 10 near Holt, Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 10 stayed at Sparks Barn for a week over Christmas 2016. As a family group, we have stayed in a variety of properties in Norfolk and Suffolk over the years and we all agreed that this has to be the best yet.

Sparks Barn is a fantastic barn conversion which provides space and comfort, with a high attention to detail and quality throughout - from the bedrooms which all had comfy beds, ensuites, and space for armchairs or sofas, to the well equipped kitchen and quality furnishings throughout.

The open plan areas downstairs plus the additional spaces tucked away - the sofa on the landing and the seating/TV off the kitchen - meant we never felt cramped or short of space.

The wood burner and the effective underfloor heating meant that Sparks Barn was always cosy, despite its high ceilings and open plan nature.

Pat, the owner, was hugely helpful and answered any queries we had immediately. He gave us a very warm welcome and did everything he could to ensure our stay was as good as it possibly could be.

Location-wise, the house is just a few minutes drive from Holt, set in a rural area with walks across the countryside right from the front door.

Sparks Barn is very hard to beat and I would definitely recommend it for a large group looking for a comfortable get-away.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your break, it's so nice to know people appreciate our barns. Hope to see you all again. Many thanks. Pat
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Norwich International
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Red Hart, Bodham
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Sheringham Links
Nearest Train
3.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please call or contact through website for shorter breaks.
Arrival is after 16:00 and departure before 10:00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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