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Self Catering in Norfolk - Harleston

Upper Barn Annexe
IP20 0PD

Upper Barn Annexe, Harleston, Norfolk

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £365.00

This ground floor annexe sits close to the town of Harleston in East Anglia, it sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

Upper Barn Annexe is part of a converted barn that sits near Harleston in Norfolk. It comes with two bedrooms, a king-size and a twin, as well as a family shower room, the property is able to sleep four guests. Inside, it also comes with a kitchen/diner, a utility and a sitting room with a multi-fuel stove.

To the outside, you will find plenty of off-road parking as well as a garden with a patio, lawn and furniture, there is also a pond. Upper Barn Annexe is a homely, welcoming cottage perfect for touring the wonderful opportunities of East Anglia.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Great weekend break
4 of us stayed at the cottage for a long weekend and we were not disappointed. It was very difficult to find, and without the help of a very kind local I can imagine we would have been driving for a long time. The cottage had everything we needed and more and was very well furnished. The bathroom was very modern and the shower was amazing, however only 1 roll of loo roll. With the nearest shop being a 10 minute drive I would of imagined these to be in buffer stock. The bedrooms were well furnished and had everything you needed. The annexe smelt lovely, considering the annexe had a log burner you couldn?t tell. They had everything you needed: hair dryer, iron, ironing board, washing machine, microwave etc. The beds were so very comfy. They even had 2 snuggly blankets which were a nice addition! However, there were a few things which weren?t quite right. The carpet in the living room was absolutely filthy and needed a serious deep clean. We were so excited for the hot tub (as it was difficult to find accommodation with 2 double beds and a tub) which was very relaxing however all 4 of us ended up with rashes on our body. Mine and the other ladies bum had rashes on and the gents backs and thighs came out in rashes. I want to point out, we had no rashes before, no itching or redness. My bum hurt in the hot tub after only 15 minutes and we all headed back inside after we all started feeling the sting. This was extremely uncomfortable for the remainder and we did not get back in the tub. And with the high powered shower this also posed an issue on our rashes. The doors were extremely hard to open, I didn?t think we had a bath room as the door seemed impossible to open! Noise echoed through the annexe, including the door latches being opened. Regardless of this we still had a great time. Would be brilliant in the summer with the french doors and a BBQ. The duck was extremely friendly and so cute! There wasn?t much to do apart from walk, and the local pubs didn?t offer the best menus. We took a drive out and 3 of the pubs were ?fully booked? and we were called ?bloody foreigners? in one as we walked out! Hilarious, as we are all brits! If I was to return, would probably ensure I had all food and drinks with me and cook there as there was enough utensils to do so.
Sophie S

Cosy, pet-friendly rural holiday home. Wonderful!
My boyfriend, dog and I stayed here for a long weekend mid-October and it was lovely. We weren't 100% sure what to expect with this being a new property and having few reviews. However, we were not disappointed! The annexe itself is lovely. It was furnished in a modern yet simple and rustic style with a high level of thought and detail to ensure it is comfortable. Perfectly clean. Amenity wise there was everything we needed. I don't believe it stated this in the description but there is wi-fi and also netflix on the tv in the living room. Upon arrival we also received a welcome letter with local wine, biscuits, and milk etc in the fridge which was lovely. We slept really well; the bed was comfortable. The hot tub was really nice; no faffing around it was just ready for when we got there and left on the whole time at just the right temperature. We felt especially the living area was really versatile with regards to the weather/time of year; the bifold doors which open out onto the outdoor seating and hot tub would be lovely on a summers night, just as the log fire would be lovely and cosy in winter. With regards to location, it depends what you are after but it was great for us. Close enough for shops and pubs but also remote and peaceful. About 30-40 minutes to the Suffolk coast and Norwich so we were able to do plenty of exploring. Whilst we thought it was great, as part of the honest review, there are a few little things which didn't bother us but I feel I should just point out for others to know/for the owners to improve. The annexe is actually attached to the main house behind. Noise wise it was fine- we did not really hear anything. However when we were looking around upon arrival, we found a door behind a curtain which had no lock on our side, but was locked from the other side and we believed it to be into the main house. We understand this is probably for safety/logistical reasons and weren't too fussed but did just think about how it could affect privacy. The garden is beautiful, and again whilst it didn't bother us much, we just wanted to note for pet owners/parents that it is not fenced in. The internal doors are ledge and brace style with the handles quite high up. They were a bit tough to open for me at times which again isn't a problem but may affect children. Lastly, with there being just two of us for a long weekend it was fine but we felt if there were four adults there for a week for example, the storage is a little limited. These are all just really nit-picky things but wanted to be honest and helpful. Overall, we think its brilliant and great value for money (especially as its hard to find luxury places with hot tubs etc AND a pet). We would stay again and would recommend! Thanks so much!
Georgia M



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating, multi-fuel stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
Fuel, power and starter pack inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot & highchair available on request
Ample off-road parking
Patio and lawn with furniture, pond in grounds, hot tub
One well behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Pub less than 1 miles, Shop 3
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Note: There is a step down from the kitchen into the utility area

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

Metfield, St John's Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

South Elmham Minster - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fressingfield, St Peter & St Paul's Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wingfield, St Andrew's Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

South Elmham, All Saints - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Stradbroke, All Saints Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hoxne, St Peter & St Paul Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Linstead Parva, St Margaret's Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Billingford Mill - 6.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Cratfield, St Mary the Virgin Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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