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.
Stunning barn conversions on farm in rural village of SCOULTON, Norfolk, England - Farm Fields, Walks, Recreational Paddock - 5 mins drive to pub/shops
E F Shingfield & Sons
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Mar 2019
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 Norwich
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.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Wonderful Barn Conversion
We were all thrilled when we arrived at the Stables. It was absolutely perfect for our needs and surpassed our expectations. It was extremely comfortable and very well equipped. Julie and Andrew had prepared it for the festive season with a tree and decorations which was lovely. It was nice to meet them during our stay. We'd have no hesitation in recommending it.
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you had a lovely time over Christmas and that The Stables was perfect for your stay. It was really nice to meet you all and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Very comfortable, spacious and warm.
We visited Blakeney, Holkham, Wroxham for The Broads, Norwich and Thetford. Would highly recommend the barn for visiting Norfolk. One recommendation would be to run a wifi extender into the kitchen as we found ourselves spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
Many thanks for your 5 star review and lovely comments which are much appreciated. We are really pleased that you found the barn location ideal for exploring Norfolk. You certainly packed a lot in 😃�. WiFi is often a struggle here in rural Norfolk but we will certainly look into your recommendations. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Spacious Barn - ideal for large families
Fantastic place. Just returned from a brilliant week celebrating my mums birthday, went with family - 10 of us in total age ranging 4-70 years and All loved it. Would recommend to everyone. Fabulous!
Great holiday in a beautiful property
We were all very impressed with the property which has been converted to a very high standard. There is plenty of space and the design catered for all needs. The kitchen was very spacious and easy to work in and the fridge/freezer had great capacity and a very welcome water dispensing unit.
The weather was very warm but the sitting room remained cool.
The bedrooms were very comfortable and nicely decorated.
The bath and shower rooms were of a particularly high standard.
For our two small dogs it was good to have a self contained plot which was secure and also a good walking path round the nearby field.
Many thanks for the prosecco and delicious scones which were provided on our arrival.
We all had an excellent week
Thank you so much for your 5 star review of The Stables. Really pleased you all had such a good time. It was a pleasure to meet you all, hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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.
So pleased you all had a wonderful stay in The Stables and enjoyed the welcome hamper. Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back 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.
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.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please contact owner in first instance:- email@example.com. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is charged at time of booking, final balance payable 10 weeks prior to arrival. Please note a damage/additional cleaning deposit of £150 is also charged, payable with final balance. This is returned following satisfactory inspection of property after departure and return of keys. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible wherever possible. Please contact owner to discuss your requirements. We operate a Non-smoking rule throughout the property. Any evidence of smoking will incur the breakage deposit being withheld. DOGS We allow up to 2 well-behaved dogs by prior arrangement, however dogs must be kept on a lead on walks and owners must clear up dog waste. A fully enclosed exercise paddock is available for the dogs to let off steam. Inside the property all dogs must be kept downstairs, are not allowed on the furniture or in any of the bedrooms, any damage caused by them or extra cleaning required after your stay will be taken from your security deposit.