Garden Barn

Fakenham, Norfolk

A beamed vaulted living space, heated slate floors, a bed under the eaves, a patio in the sun... and sailing nearby.


2 beds


1 bedroom


Sleeps 3


On the edge of a village – well-kept but rural (the sort where chickens wander the road) is a Norfolk farmhouse with a brick and flint barn to the side – a brilliant bolthole for two. The setting is charming, the countryside is peaceful, the owners are lovely and the barn is an eco conversion spotlessly maintained: an open-plan living room downstairs, a gallery bedroom up, and views across the Jupes’ vegetable garden to the fields. It’s warm and comfy too, no matter what the season: slate floors are heated, the wood-burner is well stocked. Your beamed vaulted living space has big sofas, an extendable dining table, a framed map of Norfolk, books, DVDs and a seaside theme. The kitchen, hand-built and beautifully made, keeps the country feel; the bathroom sparkles. Then it’s up the carpeted stair to a bed under the eaves, all cosy and romantic. Lovely on warm days to wake to the prospect of breakfast on the patio: decked, gravelled and private, it catches the morning and evening sun. The owners are keen sailors and can arrange RYA courses and ‘one off’ voyages – another treat. You can do B&B here, too.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Continental breakfast provided by arrangement, £8.50; full English served at the farmhouse, £12.


Nightly price
from £69
Weekly price
from £480
Sofabed available. 2-night stay in winter, £245. 3-night stay in summer, £355.
1 Barn for 3
From £692 beds1 bedroom


We had a delightful week’s stay here in late February. Everything was to a very high standard, with a very practical, well equipped kitchen and lovely bathroom with large bath. The sitting room was very cosy, not just with underfloor heating but a wood burning stove which was an indulgence. Particularly so on a cold, wet February! Upstairs, the bedroom was spacious and the large bed was very comfortable, with quality bed linen. Lucy clearly pays attention to every detail, with a nice range of toiletries supplied. We really enjoyed our week here - and shall be back!

Lawrence, Edinburgh

Third visit this year. Excellent as ever. Thanks Lucy and Nigel.


This must be one of Norfolk's hidden gems. Superb B&B accommodation with wood burning stoves and under floor heating that make for very comfortable stays even in winter when excellent 2 course evening meals also available. Always friendly hosts with helpful tourist advice ensure an enjoyable stay. Our favourite for the last 3 years.


Garden barn is the most wonderful, welcoming place to stay - especially on a snowy Easter. The thoughtful touches that Lucy provides such as flowers and home made cake really add to the warmth of the place. It looks lovely in the pictures but even better in real life. The situation is great too - you are very close to plenty of pubs with great food as well as little crafty places to explore and the coast for bracing walks. The perfect weekend getaway.


Bliss. What a wonderful welcome; A log fire burning, together with a deliciously moist, homemade carrot cake. Lucy, was the perfect host, welcoming us like old friends. The Garden Barn is just the most wonderful place to unwind, is tastefully and comfortably furnished and well equipped to a high standard. A superb place to escape to. Highly recommend it to any couple looking for a sanctuary to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


My boyfriend booked the Garden Barn for a surprise 30th birthday treat & it was a weekend I'll never forget. Everything about our stay was perfect, from the birthday cake left out on our arrival to the amazing breakfast and all the thoughtful touches. Lucy really had thought of everything. It was a wonderful base to explore North Norfolk and I will sure to be recommending the Garden Barn to all my friends and family. I will never forget the memorable few days spent here.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucy Jupe

  • Three National Trust properties - Blickling Hall, Oxborough Hall & Felbrigg Hall and two estates Holkham Hall & Sandringham - all within 45 minutes away. Houghton Hall - home of Britain's first Prime Minister is just 30 minutes away.
  • Thursford Christmas Spectacular Show running from mid November - Christmas Eve. The Thursford Wood is also within walking distance with some oaks being the oldest in the county and could be over 500 years old. A refuge for a stunning array of wildlife.
  • Little Walsingham is famed for its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary and as a major pilgrimage centre. Also contains the ruins of two medieval monastic houses. An excellent farm shop & restaurant provides fish and chips to take away.
  • Seal trips from Morston Quay & the famous Holkham Beach with acres of golden sand. Two market towns, Burnham Market & Holt provide places to eat with homes and garden shops, butchers, delis, bakers and antique shops.. and an amazing hat shop!
  • For keen bird watchers there is a hide at Holkham, Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Cley Marshes is the trust's oldest and best known nature reserve.Known as the premier bird watching site in the UK.Nearby Pensthorpe Nature Reserve - the venue for Spring Watch.
  • There are two farm shops within 10 minutes away and a great selection of places to eat, mussels are being harvested along the coast and there is the Fakenham market on Thursdays with a selection of stalls, Mr Christie stocks local delicious cheeses.


Lucy Jupe

Lucy and her Norfolk-born-and-bred husband Nigel had their honeymoon here and decided to settle. They renovated this cottage together five years ago – Nigel the structural work and Lucy the interior design. Nigel is also a dab hand at making furniture and you'll see much of his clever work dotted about the cottage, including the entire kitchen. They know the area well and are happy to share handy tips with guests.