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Lilac Barn

Swanton Abbott, Norfolk
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Highchair available
Towels included
Family friendly
Romantic
Luxury
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Decorated for Christmas
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Characterful barn conversion only 10 miles from the North Norfolk coast
  • Fire up the wood burner or relax in the sunny garden with a BBQ
  • Enjoy the countryside views or strike out on foot to explore the many walking trails nearby

Property code: OC-1173

A charming and attractively presented barn conversion 4 miles from Aylsham and North Walsham, two of the many traditional market towns dotted around North Norfolk. Perfectly positioned for small families or groups keen to explore the countryside and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, this one-storey barn features an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, two beautifully-appointed bedrooms and an attractive shingle garden.

Located down a quiet country lane and overlooking vast swathes of arable farmland, this flint stone and red brick barn makes a huge impression as you sweep into its large driveway. Vaulted ceilings are a dominant feature of its fresh and contemporarily furnished rooms, with natural light pouring in from all sides. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is comfortable and practical, with plenty of room for guests to spread themselves around while enjoying good company, food and entertainment. The double and twin bedrooms have an individual character all of their own, as does the vibrant family bathroom nearby. The enclosed shingle garden is an attractive place to read and relax under the sun, enjoy a BBQ supper or just soak up the stunning surroundings.

It’s a lovely 0.5 mile stroll or cycle ride into the centre of Swanton Abbott, a place to enjoy a drink or stock up on essentials. Aylsham and North Walsham (4 miles) are market towns that offer a traditional Norfolk welcome, while Wroxham (5 miles) is known as the capital of The Broads. The sandy beaches and golf courses at Cromer and Mundesley (within 9 miles) are popular with visitors, as are the historic streets of Norwich (14 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – bath, shower, WC, plus 1 WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, freezer
  • Washer/dryer in utility room
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot available – linen not provided
  • Wood burner
  • TV, DVD player
  • Enclosed shingle garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub less than 1 mile, beach 10 miles
  • Can be booked alongside Lilac Lodge
  • Duvets and pillows are quality goose feather and down. Hypo-allergenic bedding available on request, please confirm when booking.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Grace Matthews

This property is personally managed by Grace.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 28th April 2024

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This is around the 10th stay at lilac barn says it all

Reviewed by Berenice 29th September 2023

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This property was in a beautiful location and perfect for touring around Norfolk. The barn has been renovated to a high standard. We particularly enjoyed the countryside view from the lounge window. Whilst on the owners property with another holiday barn the outside space was separate. So peaceful and a lovely garden to admire. We would definitelRead morey stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 15th September 2023

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Nice cottage, good location especially for local walks used this cottage around 10 times. Owners very helpful

Reviewed by Donna Jane 9th July 2023

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 18th June 2023

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The cottage was well presented and equipped. Quiet location yet short drive from waterside locations. Could only be improved with better defined outside space. That said, the cottage/location was amazing.

Reviewed by Clare 12th June 2023

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Reviewed by Jadwiga 26th March 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 10th March 2023

What a great stay here, the property has everything we needed and the views were amazing in late afternoons watching the sun go down. We travelled far and wide around Norfolk and loved Holt, Holkham and Wells. We will be back!

Reviewed by Anonymous 3rd March 2023

Lilac Barn is a brilliant place to get a peaceful time away from the stresses of life. My partner and I really enjoyed are week here and wuld love to return next week. Thank you for letting us stay.

Reviewed by Anonymous 17th February 2023

Such a treat to have a holiday in this lovely Barn, the space was perfect and was really clean, well equipped and cosy. Swanton Abbot is a great location/base to explore the surrounding areas and we would love to return in the summer to enjoy the beaches/boat trips at The Broads.

Reviewed by Anonymous 3rd February 2023

Very comfortable cottage in lovely location. Really enjoyed our week stay.

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th January 2023

Lilac barn is a great home from home, and the highlight was seeing a large stag just outside the window.

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd December 2022

2 fantastic weeks spent here over Christmas and new year. The barn is very clean, comfortable and well equipped. It had everything we needed and the log burner in the evening was a real treat. Thank you for letting us stay.

Reviewed by Anonymous 9th December 2022

The Christmas decorations were wonderful. Firing up the log burner at the end of each day out finished the stay off perfectly - so cosy.

Reviewed by Anonymous 25th November 2022

What a beautiful peaceful week we have spent here. We have really enjoyed going on local walks and visiting nearby towns and villages. We certainly enjoyed The Gunton Arms for an evening meal.

Reviewed by Anonymous 11th November 2022

What a cosy barn this is. We have enjoyed snuggling up in front of the fire on cold evenings and watching the wildlife from the lounge window during the quiet days in relaxing. We will certainly be back next year.

Reviewed by Anonymous 28th October 2022

Such a great place with beautiful views. The kids enjoyed every minute of the holiday and want to come again very soon. Thank you!

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th October 2022

What a great 2 weeks we have had here, the welcome treats were a great bonus. This is a perfect base to explore what North Norfolk has to offer. I would also recommend heading to The Broads for a boat trip.

Reviewed by Anonymous 7th October 2022

We have stayed in numerous cottages in Norfolk over the last 25 years & Lilac Barn & its location are by far the best. Thanks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd September 2022

Lilac barn was a lovely place to stay and we were very happy here. The cottage was clean, comfortable and welcoming. We have had a fabulous two weeks here in North Norfolk in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Anonymous 9th September 2022

We loved Lilac Barn, Was comfortable and very peaceful there . Good base to visit most places we would stay again in Lilac Barn if visiting the area.

Reviewed by Anonymous 2nd September 2022

Enjoyed watching the wildlife and stunning sunsets. A brilliant week - a real Home from Home.

Reviewed by Anonymous 26th August 2022

What a fantastic week we have had here with the kids. The views from the living room window are wonderful. The location is perfect and not far away from all amenities at all, and also not far away from the beach. Thank you for letting us stay.

Reviewed by Sally 14th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 12th August 2022

We had a brilliant week staying at Lilac barn. The cake was great as a welcoming gift. We love to return someday.

Reviewed by Kathy 7th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 5th August 2022

Cannot fault accommodation or location - all score 10 out of 10. Suited our requirements and will use again when an opportunity arises. Thank you.

Reviewed by Ian 21st July 2022

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