Old Hall Farm Barn

Kerdiston, Norwich, Norfolk
Self-catering
+44 (0)1603 871750


Gather family in this big, beautiful barn for treks on hidden trails and picnics in the wildflower meadow. Set your watch by the wildlife

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Prep a G&T in the lofty kitchen and settle in for the evening’s entertainment as the resident barn owl begins his hunt. All is quiet here: lanes narrow, hedges high, with rambling estates peppering the wooded, undulating and secretive countryside. Cyclists and walkers will find a trio of byways: Marriott’s, Peddar’s and Boudicca. Stash bikes in the cart lodge and boots by the wood-burning stove.

Katy and Phil leave a generous welcome basket including cake, Prosecco and juice from the farm’s own Cox’s and Red Pippin apples. Throw together simple suppers in the sleek oak kitchen to enjoy out on the sun-trap terrace around the firepit, and sneak upstairs to the mezzanine for books and wine when the kids have gone to sleep.

You’ll find Netflix and games for wet days and old orchards to explore when the sun shines. Fire up the barbecue for lazy evenings.

L-shaped sofa with woodburner in the living room of Old Hall Farm Barn in Norfolk

We think you'll love

  • Family gatherings in the big kitchen followed by post-prandial strolls
  • The sense of space and light
  • This quiet and beautiful corner of Norfolk
Upstairs spacious bedroom with double bed in Old Hall Farm Barn

You should know

  • The downstairs bedrooms share a shower
  • The upstairs bedroom doesn’t have access to the terrace

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
New Year.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
Surcharges
Short breaks: 3 nights from £1050.
1 Barn for 8
From £2005 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

The Barn truly is an idyllic place for a very resplendent recess! The architectural arrangement of the barn is faultless, along with its soft furnishings and panoramic ‘cinema of seasons’ on view through the window walls of the lounge area! A happy haven for wildlife and walkers alike, to be taken at your own pace. We meandered through the meadows, marched down the Marriotts way, and soaked up the ‘chocolate box’ charm of Reepham! Our very grateful thanks to the wonderful Superhosts! We couldn’t have hoped for anything more for a family break and really didn’t want to leave! Thank you xx

Juliet, Leicester

INCREDIBLE!!! I could not fault this stunning getaway. Pure luxury, thoroughly cleaned, comfy throughout and a piece of art. The kitchen was my favourite area as we are massive foodies and love to cook for the family. It really had everything you needed and more to make it such a pleasant experience. Our dog also had the best of times with all the space. We just can’t wait to return. Practically perfect in every way. Thank you

Alice, Kettering

The Barn was just a wonderful place to stay! It's so spacious, there is so much natural light and it has been beautifully renovated and decorated, which all make it an incredibly relaxing place to be. The setting is also great, as the Barn is surrounded by fields and orchards but close to Reepham and not far from the coast so there is plenty of exploring to do. The owners live close and were super friendly and helpful, bringing fresh eggs from their chickens and letting our daughter go and visit their lambs. Our time there was idyllic and we can't wait to go back!

Charlotte, London

It's a beautiful open space, renovated to the highest standards. We stayed as six adults, two children and dogs and were very comfortable throughout our stay. It was a windy and bleak week in March, but the enormous windows provided an incredible view to watch the clouds gusting over the Norfolk countryside. The woodburning stove was also really cosy. I would recommend this barn to anybody looking to bring the family together for a special gathering.

Tom, Quito

It was such a pleasure to stay here. We loved the luxurious welcome package and waking in the morning to the big sky and views across the fields. Our toddler really enjoyed the games and toy cupboard and the freedom to roam around the garden. It was perfect for family cycling trips, the roads felt safe and the Marriotts way is 2 mins away! Katy gave us loads of good tips for days out and was super helpful. Such a beautiful house - nothing bad to say!

Rachel, Sheffield

Lovely spot, quiet with lots of birds, including the owls who regularly fly nearby and sit on the gate posts and fencing. Nice peaceful walks nearby, Reepham is within walking distance which is a lovely old small town. The Dial House has an excellent restaurant and the Farm shop nearby has an excellent choice of foods. Love the house with great views and excellent furnishings.

Ann, Hope Valley

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Location

The neighbourhood

Trundle along quiet roads to reach this corner of rural Norfolk. Tiny Kerdiston is barely on the map – a cluster of houses a mile outside Reepham where shops, a deli and a good pub are arranged around a pretty square. Eat at The Dial House hotel or The King’s Arms, a CAMRA-rated coaching inn. On Friday nights there’s wood fired pizza from the bakery called Husk in Heydon (five miles) or candle-lit food at the Earle Arms. You can walk to Reepham in about 15 minutes – there’s a market on Wednesday mornings.

Local points of interest from Katy Dexter

  • Walk across the meadow directly from the barn or cycle along the lane and onto the Marriott’s Way - a lovely leafy old railway track and County Wildlife Site running from Aylsham to Norwich.
  • Wander down the lane to Reepham for local shops, a drink at the Kings Arms or on the sun trap terrace of The Dial House. Or head to the coast for the wild beauty of the woodland backed sand dunes of Holkham beach.
  • A short drive away Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall (both National Trust) make great days out for exploring the houses, the walled gardens and walking the dogs in the grounds.
  • Take a boat trip to the seal colony at Blakeney or Morston and enjoy the amazing views over the salt marshes and creeks before heading to the Wiveton Cafe for a relaxed summer evening dinner where kids can run free.
  • You are spoilt for choice for bird watching in Norfolk but one of our favourite coastal places for wild life is Cley Marshes Nature Reserve.
  • Spend a classic seaside day on the sandy beach of Wells-next-the Sea followed by French’s fish and chips on the quayside. West Runton beach is great for rock pooling at low tide or fossil hunting, on part of the largest chalk reef in Europe.

Introducing

Katy Dexter

Katy and Philip moved from London to Norfolk in 2007, originally converting part of an old village hall. They then moved to the farmhouse here and spent much time getting the house and meadow shipshape – they are both sculptors and have a commitment to natural materials and sustainable building methods. The barn was completed and ready for guests in 2017. They live next door with their assorted dogs, chickens, sheep, cattle and Arab horses.