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



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

We booked the Eco Barn for a family holiday, what a find so much space for all 8 of us and a baby. We felt very much at home and had a great time. The Eco Barn is ideally situated on the edge of the village but close to the pub and beach. There is lots to do in the area with The Broads and lovely walks in the countryside and dunes. Horsey is well worth a visit, we were lucky enough to see the seals on the beach. A lovely holiday enjoyed by us all.

Richard, Bury St Edmunds

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

We had a most wonderful stay at Millfarm Eco Barn. We had five adults, three children and a dog and there was tons of space of us all. The barn was well equipped and very clean. Gorgeous views and sunsets from the barn and a short walk to the lovely pub and not crowded beach. I couldn’t fault anything- weather was glorious and we enjoyed visits to various local attractions. Emma was lovely- a very good host. We will definitely return.

Christine, Liverpool

We booked Mill Farm Eco Barn as a special family holiday for my Dads birthday. It was fabulous to find such an amazing place to stay where we all had lovely rooms with our own bathrooms. There was also a very pretty enclosed courtyard which was perfect for our dog. On arrival there was a basket of fresh eggs, jam and veg plus one of the best cakes I have ever eaten. The guest allotment was brilliant especially the freshly picked raspberries. The bedrooms were all a good size and the barn was lovely and clean on arrival. Lovely local village and great walks especially on the beach & coast path.

Lorraine, Stourbridge

Our family comprises 6 adults plus 2 children under 3. Had a great time, there was something for everyone. Hosts were great as was the ECO barn and we particularly enjoyed the "Welcome cake". So much space and all the facilities you could wish for. I wasn't sure there would be enough to do in the local area but was pleasantly surprised; such a lovely and unspoilt village just 10 min away. The beaches are so good and we soon found ourselves completely alone. Emma recommended we hire a boat on the Broads. Was such a fantastic thing to do even though 2 of our group were very apprehensive!

Robert, RUGBY

What a gem of a place. Brilliant hosts, really comfortable and a wonderful place to visit. Fresh bread on arrival, fresh fruit from the allotment and only 10 minutes walk to the most amazing beach. Loved, loved loved this place. We will be back.

Jo, Essex

Although Hay Barn is compact it's well equipped for 2 adults. Ideally situated, you can walk to the beach using a range of waymarked routes and visit a range of historic houses and gardens within a 20 mile. Local food recommended by Emma is excellent, including the Ingham Swan (booking advised), Dabs and Crabs for delicious fresh fish, asparagus and strawberries and the local farm shop for veg and fresh eggs. Ideal location to relax and slow down. The on site allotment for guests is a super idea and we really appreciated the fresh eggs and home made biscuits!

Tricia, Sheffield

We had a wheelchair user in our party and before booking needed clarification on a few matters. Emma could not have been more helpful, all our concerns were met and great consideration was shown throughout our stay. The downstairs double bedroom and wet room suited our needs well and the Barn is spacious and comfortable with easy access to the patio. All in all an excellent stay. Thank you.


Rain or Shine, The Eco-Barn is the perfect holiday home to spend quality time with friends and family. I celebrated my 50th birthday with seven of my friends and the spacious and beautiful living quarters easily accommodated us very comfortably. We enjoyed beautiful walks on the beach, lots of laughs on the patio and around the dinner table while playing board games and more laughs and games in the barn playing table tennis. A welcome basket containing home made cake, bread, jam and juice was simply delicious. Thank you Emma and Neil for an unforgettable time in your beautiful Eco Barn.

Esmeralda, Norwich

Outstanding self catering accommodation in a beautiful location; your every need has been considered. A real home from home rarely experienced anywhere. We had an extended family weekend that including a boisterous 2year old but with the sheer number of toys, books, games etc and the open layout, there is certainly enough to keep children entertained. Already reviewing diaries to book our next visit.

Margaret, Oakham

Emma and Neil made us so welcome for our weekend, celebrating birthdays across three generations. Eco Barn is perfect for family gatherings, with so many well thought out features and space for everyone. Toys, books, games, the play barn, ample kitchen equipment and warm and cosy too! With the beach and a good pub only ten minutes walk away and many suggested walks, we were spoilt for choice for things to do. Would love to come again.

Jackie, Kettleburgh

Emma and Neil were wonderful hosts, very attentive. The Barn has been beautifully created with huge bedrooms, great kitchen and plenty of space to sit around and chat. It was a shame we were here in November as we could not make use of excellent outdoor space. We would come back here in a flash, if only there was space in the bookings!! Ideally placed for the beaches, the Broads and leisurely walks.


We were celebrating our 70th birthdays so hired the Hay Barn for ourselves and left the rest of our family: six adults, a six year old, a nine year old and two tiny babies to enjoy the spacious, stylish and beautiful accommodation of the Eco Barn. From the moment we arrived to find a basket of delicious goodies and a very special gateaux worthy of the Bake Off we felt thoroughly spoilt and at home. Grandma and grandpa were very, very comfortable in the Hay Barn and were often ‘found’ by the grandchildren. So lovely that they could just walk next door with no fear of traffic. Thank you

Viv, Kent

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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.