Prince's Barn is a thatched newly converted former heavy horse barn and named after one of the last working horses on the farm. It has it's own patio garden with a pond and paddock adjacent, sitting on the edge of the traditional farm buildings. Step out of the barn onto the farm walks connected to two nature reserves, cyclists, walkers and bird watchers will enjoy the tracks, quiet lanes and rich wildlife. An ideal destination for families, including grandparents, peaceful but within easy reach of the Broads rivers, beaches, BeWILDerwood adventure park, Wroxham Barns crafts, junior farm and fairground, Hoveton Hall gardens and How Hill House. Downstairs bedrooms and shower rooms, linen provided (no beach towels) high chair,baby monitor and travel cot, but no linen is provided for the cot.
Barn in Neatishead, Nr. Norwich, North Norfolk, England - Rural Idyll With Farm Walks, Boat, Cycle And Canoe Hire Locally, Norwich And Beaches Nearby
- Calendar last updated:
- 30 Oct 2018
About Fran Baugh
We have lived on the farm, which has been in the family for over 100 years, for 30 years. It is an arable farm with grass for our Holstein heifers and beef cattle. Our home Neatishead Hall is Grade 2 listed and forms part of the traditional range of buildings, one of which we have converted into Prince's Barn. The conversion was a labour of love by ourselves and the team who worked with us, creating what we believe to be an exceptional holiday home. We love Norfolk, walking with our dog 'Tottie' and the wildlife of the Broads, closely followed by staying on a farm and walking in the Yorkshire Dales. We have a tradition of welcoming visitors or groups to share in the enjoyment and experience of the farm and the area, ranging from local school children to parties of overseas visitors.
Why Fran Baugh chose Norwich
We are fortunate the property has been owned by the family for three generations. There is much to admire about our location, we sit between the historical 'fine' city of Norwich and the sandy beaches of the east coast, in the midst of the most attractive part of the northern Norfolk Broads. The barn's location creates an impression of a quiet backwater with the River Ant as a boundary. However, it is only 12 miles from Norwich, 3 miles to Wroxham and 8 miles to the coast. This allows ease of access to tourist attractions and a peaceful setting for your accommodation providing you with the best of both worlds.
What makes this Barn unique
The farm has a Countryside Stewardship Scheme in place to encourage and support wildlife, part of this is the provision of footpaths. Visitors can step out of the barn onto farm walks which are connected to two nature reserves, maps for circular walks are provided. Walking the dog, bird watching or a spring board to longer walks are all catered for. Nearby, boats, cycles and canoes can be hired, to accommodate outdoor activities a cycle store and boot drying room are provided.
We thought that the property was done to a high spec. Very comfortable and clean.
Would recommend colour coding the walks you could go on. Fence the paddock area off so that people could let their dogs of lead to run around in a safe area were they are allowed to go.
Thank you for your kind comments and recommendations.
Lovely clean and well presented property.
Very quiet location which worked very well for our family holiday exploring the Broads.
Thank you for your very positive comments.
We are glad you enjoyed the barn and it's ideal location for Broadland exploration with your family.
Lovely property and wonderful stay
Had a lovely stay in Princes Barn for a surprise family weekend break to celebrate a 50th birthday, the barn was fully equipped with everything we needed and is in a peaceful and quiet location. We had a great weekend break and would definitely stay again. The owners were very friendly and helpful - we even arrived to find that a lovely cake had been baked for us, which was delicious - thank you for a lovely stay!
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed Prince's Barn quiet location and it provided everything you required for the 50th birthday celebration - including the cake. Thank you for leaving the barn so clean and tidy. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
Excellent property -lovely holiday
We had an excellent stay in this lovely property. The very house proud owners told us they were trying to instil the wow factor for their guests and that those staying at Prince's Barn would hopefully find the property at least as lovely as their own home. Fran had even made a cake for us on arrival! We were wowed as we entered the property - it is beautifully made of wood and glass inside but has lost none of its original character. The kitchen and bathrooms are all of a very high clean standard with top class fixtures and fittings. The setting of the Barn too is lovely - there is a small but pretty, well appointed garden and one can see both the Hall and the farm nearby (you might even get a tour) and the property is surrounded by lovely tree lined fields and small country lanes - yet Wroxham is just a short car ride away as are all of the Broads. Great location and great centre for a quiet rural holiday - and that's what we had
We are pleased you appreciated our renovation of Prince's Barn. We worked hard at retaining the original features and enhancing it for our guests, including the small well designed garden. We are glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of our rural setting with the Broads amenities close by.
Beautiful Barn - great hosts!
Princes Barn was a great base for our holiday in Norfolk. We were met by Frances and showed around this beautifully decorated barn. The property was just as we had expected - a quiet location (don't worry about being on a working farm); dog friendly (garden safe for our cocker spaniel); clean, well furnished and well thought out. Frances had kindly provided a lovely chocolate cake which we thoroughly enjoyed and the kitchen was stocked with little extras like ketchup, mustard, spices and so on as well as dishwasher tablets and washing liquid. We were well placed to explore both the broads and also the coast and found all we needed in nearby Wrexham for our self catering stay. We would recommend a stay here for those who wish to explore the broads and Norwich itself.
Thank you very much for your complimentary review. We are glad you enjoyed Prince's Barn and the surrounding area. We are so lucky to live in this special part of Broadland Norfolk, with it's wildlife and waterways. Fortunate too, as we are close to Norwich for culture and shopping and equidistant to beautiful beaches.
Stunning Barn conversion... Top Quality...
Norfolk... In the Winter... Not my ideal location for a few days away I'll admit... The idea was to hide for a few days over my 50th birthday with my wife and dog...
Wow... that soon changed... Hadn't expected the quality accommodation when we arrived, nor the surprise 50th birthday cake our hostess had baked me knowing the reason for my few days away....
In the middle of nowhere, the barn and farm were fantastic & quiet (think we saw 1 car drive past the entire stay)... Our dog loved walking round the farm grounds and the nearby beaches.... If you haven't walked on our white sand beaches of Norfolk under clear blue windy winter skies you haven't lived !!!
We all loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone that will listen... We certainly plan to head back again in the future.
We are so glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity in our hidden gem in Broadland Norfolk, especially the walks around the farm and local beaches with your dog. A beautiful county to visit even in the winter months with much to offer. Thank you.
The sandy beaches of Happisburgh,Sea Palling and Waxham are 30 minutes away by car. Seal watching at Horsey beach is very popular, see the pups between November and February, a special treat at Christmas. Further away there are the beautiful beaches of North Norfolk, eg Holkham and Wells.
The Norfolk coast provides many attractions including, watersports, walking and bird watching.
Norwich International Airport 12 miles, Norwich Rail Station 12 miles, Wroxham Rail Station 3 miles. The rural location makes a car essential to explore the area and it's attractions.
Horning village 1 mile, Neatishead village 1 mile, Wroxham 3 miles, Norwich 12 miles. Sandy beaches 8 miles.
BeWILDerwood-The Curious Treehouse Adventure 1.5 miles. RAF Air Defence Radar Museum 0.5 mile. Wroxham Barns 3 miles. Boat, canoe and cycle hire 1-3 miles.
Booking Notes: A 25% deposit and £100 refundable damage deposit is required before a booking can be confirmed. Up to two pets are welcome (at owners discretion), the pet charge is £25/pet/week or short break. Payment balances to be paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of rental, holidays booked less than 8 weeks prior to rental commences are to be paid in full at time of booking. Changeover Day: Arrival time is 4 pm and departure is 10 am, the changeover day is Friday. 7 day bookings will be from Friday to Friday. Short breaks will be from Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday when available. Notes on prices: There is an additional charge of £25 per dog per week (max two dogs) please contact owner. There are short breaks available outside school holidays from Monday to Friday, Friday to Monday. Please contact owner for availability.