Mill Farm Eco Barns

Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk
+44 (0)7900 376462

Stylish eco barns with generous hampers – Eco Barn sleeps 8, Hay Barn 2. Close to village, beach and pub, with friendly owners close by


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

In the grounds of Mill Farm where the owners live (he’s an ecologist, she’s an organic food specialist), is a big beautiful barn with space to spread out. Views reach over farmland and Shetland ponies, while brick and flint walls and willow screens create privacy from next door; the big patio is a safe place for children. Enter an open-plan living room with vaulted ceilings and a bright airy feel; the central oak staircase winds you to the mezzanine and bedrooms above (two are up, two are down). Fossil-stone slabs line the floor, sleek leather sofas are deliciously comfy and children will love the hanging chair. Delightful Emma gives you a fabulous hamper (veg from the allotment, home-baked cake and more), logs for the wood-burner, and has a wonderful eye for colour and design. Bedrooms are spacious and calming, one with a balcony for sundowners; bathrooms are the bee’s knees. Hay Barn is close by – snug for two (and space for a little one) with a wood-burner and enclosed patch of garden. There are books, games, TV with surround sound, bikes to borrow and toddlers’ seats, and you can walk to pub, fish shop, small store and beach.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Cot available


  • 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

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Please check owners' website for availability. Short breaks available outside peak season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dog treats on arrival and dog bowls provided.

Dogs £15 per dog per stay. Max. 2 in each barn.

Secure garden; all-year dog-friendly beach; countryside walks and local area walking guide. Chickens on site, so sadly puppies can't be taken.


Nightly price
from £74
Weekly price
from £320
Damage deposit
£200 for Eco Barn, no deposit required for Hay Barn
Short breaks available, Hay Barn £220-£440, Mill Farm Eco Barn £625-£1560. Dogs £15 (by arrangement).
1 Barn for 8
From £2008 beds4 bedrooms
1 Barn for 2
From £741 bed1 bedroom



Very enjoyable short break. Marvellous hosts.

Andy, Pulborough

Another excellent week in the Hay Barn. We had pouring sunshine all week! Perfect accommodation for two plus dog - lots of walks, swims, pub meals and a boat ride.

Roger, Maldon

Wonderful week in the Eco Barn with family from 70 years to 16 months. Perfect size and incredibly warm welcome. Everything provided and just the right walking distance from a huge sandy beach. Highly recommended.

Margaret, Bicester

Fantastic stay. Eco Barn is just gorgeous. Brilliant hosts and a beautiful area. Perfect for all ages

Amy, London

We stayed in the Hay Barn and it was lovely! It was comfortable, cosy and well equipped -we felt very welcome. Really enjoyed having the allotment and hens on the doorstep - freshly picked fruit and veg was fantastic. The local walks were idyllic and the Fisherman’s Return pub served hearty food. Winterton beach is beautiful, a short walk away and amazing to see the seals too. We will definitely stay again.

Amanda, Lytham

Lovely location, short walks to beach, village and pub. Hay barn was perfect for two with a lovely welcome pack of local jam, apple juice, bread, eggs and biscuits. Emma and Neil made us feel very welcome and at home. Local pub Fisherman’s Return did lovely food ended up eating there most nights. We did the walk along the costal path to Horsey to see the seal colony. It was worth every step we couldn’t believe the amount of seals on the beach. Also Horsey Mill and Ross’s Wildlife boat trip are worth a visit.

Mark, Harefield, Middlesex

Three generations of my family (and two dogs) had a wonderful stay at the Ecobarn. The barn is equipped with everything you could possibly need (all kitchen tools, toys, bath mats, high chairs and cots for babies). The barn was spotless, luxurious and very spacious. The games barn was a lovely addition and we really enjoyed the private outdoor area for sunny breakfasts and evening bbqs. The surrounding area is truly gorgeous, especially Winterton beach early in the morning. Emma couldn’t have been more helpful and we are really grateful for a wonderful time together after a long lockdown.

Emily, Reading

Stayed in the Hay Barn and it was perfect for a couple. Lovely surroundings on the outskirts of the village and beach. Fresh eggs from the chickens and fruit and vegetables from the allotment was a nice touch. If we return to the area, would we stay here again? Yes definitely.

Josef, Cambridge

We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Mill Eco Barn. The owners were lovely and left a yummy care package of fresh Appel juice, homemade jam and a beautiful cake! The barn was amazing for children as there were plenty of games and toys to keep them entertained along with stair gates to keep them safe. It was clean and great location for beach walks! We loved our stay so much we wanted to stay another night! We will definitely be staying again!

Sophie, Hertfordshire

Thanks to Emma and Neil for a very comfortable and relaxing stay in the Hay Barn. The Barn clean and well laid out perfect for two people and a dog. Will no doubt pay a return visit as such lovely walks with a beautiful beach close by.

David, Isfield

Another lovely visit to hay barn. Accommodation is perfect for me and my two dogs. Had the benefit of nice weather and the local walks are well sign posted. Easy walking distance to the beach. Perfect for a relaxing time, will definitely be back for a further visit.

Vicki, Northampton

We had a wonderful few days staying in the Hay Barn. We received a fantastic welcome pack of eggs, home baked biscuits, homemade bread, jam and lemonade. Emma and Neil are very friendly and helpful. It is very cosy with under floor heating and and great King size bed. It is a short walk to the beautiful beach via the dunes and there is a lovely walk directly from the farm across the fields. The free range chickens on the farm are very friendly and kept us amused watching them and their eggs are very tasty too. The lovely village of Winterton is also a short walk away. Just what we needed

Ann and Alex, Reading

The Hay Barn was a wonderful bolt hole for our stay in Norfolk. We especially enjoyed the walks from the barn, seeing the seals, walking on the beach, dunes and broads knowing we were coming back to a cosy barn - the underfloor heating kept us warm. Loved the goodies left for us and hope to come again.

Susan, Woodbridge

This was our first visit to the Ecobarn and we had a wonderful time. The accommodation was very comfortable, spacious and very well equipped. It was a treat to have a bathroom for each room. We went to celebrate my mother’s 100th birthday and the wet room was ideal for her as was the easy wheelchair access. The generous welcome pack included a delicious cake. The accommodation is within walking distance of a marvelous sandy beach and the Broads are just a short drive away, as is the beach at Horsey gap and its seals. Thank you to Emma and Neil for a warm welcome and such a comfortable stay!

Jelena, London

Our second visit to the barn & once again a relaxing time, just too short, we didn’t want to leave. Lovely to see Emma again & a bonus when she brought us a sun dried tomatoes loaf that she’d sourced, along with a huge cake. Great recommendations for food out & even though the weather wasn’t great, a good walk on the beach & lots of log fires, tv, wine & good company

Sue, Kirkby Lonsdale

Thank you Emma and Neil for a fab stay in the Hay Barn. Location is perfect with walks from the doorstep and they always end on the beach. Dogs loved their vacation and the treats on arrival left for them. Will definitely be back.

Graham, Staffordshire

What a wonderful gem to have found. On arrival I loved the little touch of the chalk board welcoming us to our holiday. On entering the Barn we were greeted with a basket of goodies and a very yummy cake! You can tell they are parents as they have thought of everything meaning you don't need to pack the contents of your own house just to go on holiday. We all had ample room to enjoy the house & it's surroundings. The house is clean & comfortable.. a home from home. There is a games barn now which is fab and even chickens to feed. Highly recommend a stay here :)

Kelly, Hertfordshire

I made a very last minute booking, sitting over a cup of tea in a Hampton Court cafe, browsing for the best places to photograph baby seals (niche, I know). A few hours later I found myself in Winterton-on-Sea, my car packed to the gills with warm clothing and camera lenses, and a little food, ready for a few days on the beach. Emma and Neil were as welcoming and amenable as I could possibly have wished, and the Hay Barn was for me the perfect base for mini-adventure. It’s comfortable and warm and the WiFi is great. I’ll be back, no doubt. Many thanks, you’ve built a lovely place, guys.

Sandy, London

Thank you so much Emma and Neil. We’ve just returned from a wonderful weekend at your beautiful eco barn. It had everything we needed, was immaculate and very stylish and modern. The village was lovely and we enjoyed the walks to the beach. The welcome treats were well received, especially the enormous cake, the home made jam and the produce from your allotment. We found plenty to do around the area. Loved it. Thank you again

Katie, Sheffield

Enjoyed another wonderful week staying at Ecobarn. We were very happy to return with our family. Lots of toys for our young grandchildren and great games room for the older ones and adults. The barn offers great family accommodation and is very well equipped. Emma and Neil are excellent hosts and made us very welcome with a tasty cake and basket of goodies on our arrival.

Geoff, Haywards Heath

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Emma Punchard

  • Located on the edge of the delightful village of Winterton on sea. Glorious sand dunes, beaches, pub, cafe and brilliant children's play area within walking distance. Finalist in 2017 Family Friendly Accommodation of the year. Games barn on site.
  • Amazing seal colony between Winterton beach and Horsey over 2000 baby seals born on the beach between Nov and mid Jan.
  • Broads National Park ideal for boating, canoeing, walking and cycling. Lots of fabulous walks direct from Barn., we provide a walking guide on arrival.
  • Award winning adventure park BeWilderwood is 20 minutes from the barn and is an amazing day out for the entire family
  • National Trust Horsey Windmill along the coast. Other National Trust properties are within easy reach.
  • Lots of good local pubs and award winning restaurants.