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East Anglia Self Catering cottage, Tawny Owl Barn, Shipdham, sleeps 2

Areas: East Anglia

Tawny Owl Barn

Tawny Owl Barn, Shipdham, Norfolk

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £350.00

This delightful, ground floor studio-style barn conversion near Shipdham near Dereham, Norfolk, sleeps two people.

Tawny Owl Barn is a ground floor, studio-style barn conversion set in a rural location on the owner's equestrian farm, next to another holiday home, close to Shipdham, near Dereham in Norfolk. With open plan studio accommodation comprising a kitchen, dining area, sitting area and king-size double bed, this cottage can sleep two people. There's also a separate shower room.

Outside, there is a private patio garden with furniture and two off road parking spaces. Tawny Owl Barn occupies a peaceful position and provides a tranquil, romantic retreat for those looking to spend some time discovering this attraction area of East Anglia.


Lots of positives but beware if you value being left in peace
The barn is lovely. Wonderful quiet location, lovely view over fields. Very comfortable bed. The owner is trying to be welcoming, but we found him a little invasive. He insisted on going through every detail of the property, when we would rather have been left in peace to read the instructions (which he was very adamant that we MUST read) and figure things out ourselves. His heavy handed, didactic way of talking about the rules felt unwelcoming. Please presume that your guests are good people who will leave the property in a good state.... rather than treating them like naughty children. Insisting on coming round at 9:30am on the day of our departure to inspect the place was belittling and unnecessary, and further disturbing of the little time we had there. We are both experiencing some difficulties in our life and needed some peace and quiet but every time we stepped out, he wanted to engage in conversation. If you are chatty and sociable, you may really enjoy this, I can see how some people would find him attentive and nice. But he didn't pick up any of our cues about wanting to be left alone and it made our time there a little anxiety inducing. We probably should not have booked somewhere with onsite owners.....but I also think the owner could try and assess which of his guests are eager to chat and which ones are not. In summary, if you are happy to engage and chat frequently with owner, and don't take offence at being spoken to like a child, I can truly recommend it for the lovely accommodation and location. If you prefer to be left alone you might not find this place suitable.
Lou K

Tawny Owl Barn is an excellent accommodation, with a very knowledgeable owner this made for a relaxing holiday.
Mr Mcdarby

It was very relaxing, and the owners were available if needed. This was our first holiday away with our dog and the owners gave us some good ideas of where to take the dog for long walks and dog friendly pub/restaurant in the area. It is high quality accommodation with lots of extras to make you feel very welcome.
Mrs Edes

The owners were very welcoming. The property is well looked after and decorated really nice. The location was perfect for peace and quiet and for travelling around Norfolk. We will definitely recommend the property and Sykes Cottages.
Mrs Lester

The cottage was cosy and very well equipped, it made the most of the space and the bathroom and shower were surprisingly generous in size too. The surroundings were stunning; at night seeing a blanket of stars and hearing just an owl in the distance is my perfect idea of getting back to basics. The owners were friendly, approachable and keen to offer tips and recommendations on the trip too.
Mrs Jarvis



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi



Electric central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
Fuel, and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc Off road parking for 2 cars
Private patio garden with furniture
One small well behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 2 miles, pub 2 miles
Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead at all times when outside property
Note: No children under 18, inc infants
The beautiful Cromer and Sheringham beaches are only 40 minutes away by car

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Approximate Location

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

East Bradenham, St Mary's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thompson, St Martin's Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Breckles, St Margarets Church - 6.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Coston, St Michael's Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wymondham Abbey - 9.9 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Wymondham Heritage Museum - 10.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Castle Acre Castle - 10.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Castle Acre, St James the Great - 10.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castle Acre Priory - 10.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

North Elmham Bishop's Chapel - 10.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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