We just got back from an amazing bank holiday weekend staying at the Hay Barn. It's a spectacular place, with tons of space for kids to play both inside and out. The garden is great for games, and the courtyard gets the late evening sun, so is a good place to relax and maybe catch a late dinner. And adults will enjoy the gorgeous hall, kitchen and dining space too.
Location was great. The local fens have some nice walks, Oxburough itself is very pretty. We made it to the North Norfolk coast and were rewarded with a sunny day by the beach at Wells and Holkham. Although it was a fairly long drive from London, it was easy to find thanks to Mary Anne's shortcut tips. We stopped off in Cambridge on the way back which broke up the journey well.
Facilites were good, with en suites in three of the rooms and a bunk bed and crows nest room for kids (the latter for older ones - say 6+ - given quite steep stairs). The master bedroom is a real treat. Everything was clean and tidy, and although there's some nice art on the walls, there's very little that small kids might damage accidentally. The listing captures it well.
The owner, Mary Anne, was very helpful, proactively calling to give us advice on travel and things to do before we left. She's rightly proud of her home and wants others to enjoy the best of it too.
We had very limited feedback points, perhaps a few more large pots and pans would help when cooking for big groups. Other than that, it's probably a bit cheeky to suggest a hot tub in the courtyard!!
All 11 of us would recommend it (the kids wanted to live there!). I'm sure we'll be back.