Mill Farm Threshing Barn

Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk
+44 (0)7900 376462
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Stylish eco barns with generous hampers – Threshing 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.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Special offer: The 2nd to 9th of September reduced to £1350, for up to 8 people. Come visit our beautiful sandy beaches & national nature reserve, take a boat on the Broads & eat in some award-winning restaurants

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 stay at no cost, maximum of 3(by arrangement).
1 Barn for 8
From £2508 beds4 bedrooms
1 Barn for 2
From £741 bed1 bedroom



We had a wonderful few days at Mill Farm's Hay Barn in early December. Warm and cosy accommodation for the two of us and our little dog. A fabulous welcome gift of Mill Farm's own eggs and juice, plus bread, cookies and yummy doggy treats. Amazing trips to see the seals, walking on the beach and at nearby Martham Broad (thanks Emma for the walking guide). A lovely welcome, and look forward to returning again.

Gillian, Cambridge

We have just come back from spending a short break at the Hay Barn and it was perfect. Very well equipped for self catering and of course the lovely welcome pack was very well received. Both Emma and Neil have created a beautiful place with their Eco ethos and doing everything they possibly can to make this an environmentally friendly haven in Norfolk. The beach at Winterton is a 10 minute walk so you can easily leave the car behind and explore the local area. Whether it be the Hay Barn for 2 or the Eco Barn for 8 we thoroughly recommend this fabulous place run by amazing people.

Karen, Essex

I celebrated my 50th birthday at Mill Farm Eco Barn, there was 8 of us and we had a fantastic time. The accommodation is brilliant, there was nothing to fault. Super clean, lovely bedding, brilliant location - not forgetting the treats left for us when we arrived. I would recommend this place to all my family and friends. We also got to see lots of seals resting on the beach while out for a good walk, which was very special.

Pamela, West Malling

Beautiful space to spend time in. Thoughtful touches - cake, eggs, bread on arrival. Hosts so helpful. Games barn great. Easy walk to pub, local shops and beach. Thoroughly recommend for all ages.

Lesley, Chippenham

We hired the amazing Eco and Hay barn for a family get together and absosutley loved it. Amazing space, brilliant hosts, super clean. Mintes from a wonddrful beach. Emma has great tips for a brilliant days out! Just fab - thank you Emma and Neil for a wonderful stay.

Sandra, Hitchin

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

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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 Visit England Family Friendly Accommodation of the year. Games barn on site.
  • Amazing seal colony between Winterton beach and Horsey over 2500 baby seals born on the beach between Nov and mid Jan.
  • Broads National Park is 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.


Emma Punchard

Emma (an organic food specialist) and Neil (an ecologist) live in the main house. They're committed to improving the land, have planted miles of hedgerows and over 2,000 trees. They try to keep their footprint as light as possible and have built the barns using sustainable materials - even your duvet is vegan. Emma has created a walking guide to the local area - 5 different graded walks.