Lays Barn

Little Ellingham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Open plan and spacious, with beams and a warm welcome, a stay at Lays Barn is a truly getaway-from-it-all experience. Dog friendly and perfect for a family or friends’ holiday. 

You can book this property from:

  • £610 per week
  • £87 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 33 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


If you are looking to leave the hustle and bustle of the everyday behind, come and discover Lays Barn, which is peacefully tucked away, up an unmade road, in an attractive part of rural south Norfolk. Set next door to the owners’ farmhouse, the barn is part of a 20-acre smallholding with paddocks and horses. Built originally in the 1890’s, this beautiful, beamed barn offers spacious interiors, two bathrooms, three bedrooms and open plan living. The well-equipped kitchen also has a breakfast bar and stools and the living area overlooks the sunny, private garden. Due to its location, visitors to the Barn will easily spot the local wildlife, including deer, hares, and birds of prey. Beyond the enclosed garden is a large field for playing in, a bridle path to walk along and plenty of quiet country routes to cycle through. Fishing lakes are also nearby for a days’ quiet contemplation. Shop/Pub: 1.5 miles

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting Room/Dining Area/Kitchen an impressive space with comfortable seating, TV with Freeview channels, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, Echo Dot speaker and WiFi. Coal-effect gas fire. Dining table and chairs. French doors to the garden
Kitchen Area with double electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Pantry. Breakfast bar with 3 stools. Water softener
Bedroom 1 with wrought iron double bedstead and En-Suite Shower Room with step into electric shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Family Bathroom with bath, washbasin and wc

Mezzanine Floor:
Bedroom 3 – with twin beds Please note that the mezzanine room overlooks the main living space below. A courtesy curtain can be drawn across the banisters to provide privacy, but this will not prevent noise and light rising to this room.

Garden: enclosed with patio, garden furniture and lawned area. Garden shed for bike storage. There is a field next to the barn that guests are welcome to use for ball games.
Parking: Private parking available for two cars.
Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome. Please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Heating: Underfloor heating and calor gas fire.
Also provided: Towels. Books and games. Hairdryer. Iron and ironing board. Travel cot, high chair and stairgate. Welcome pack.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Please ensure that dogs outside the private garden are kept on a lead at all times. Mobile reception – variable.

If you have not discovered this part of Norfolk yet, you are in for a treat. The countryside gently undulates, and pretty villages and market towns dot the landscape. Wymondham Abbey, set on the River Tiffey and Wymondham itself are only a few miles away. To the south lies the magnificent Thetford Forest, the largest low-lying pineland forest in Britain. With 47,000 acres to explore and numerous trails it is a great place to discover on foot, with a four-legged friend or on one of the many bike trails. Norwich is a lovely day out for culture vultures or pick up a train at Attleborough station and travel into the Fens to visit Ely and Cambridge. The Norfolk Broads are within easy reach and with the coast less than an hour away, Winterton-on-Sea can offer you a beautiful sandy beach, backed by dunes and a little further up the coast discover the seal colony at Horsey Gap. For foodies and those just wanting to enjoy a relaxing drink, there are plenty of local farm food shops, pubs, and restaurants to choose from; two of note being The Crown at Great Ellingham for great food and wine, and the White Hart in Rocklands for that genuine country local feel. Both are dog friendly, so your four-legged friend won’t miss out either!


A lovely welcoming family property.

Mrs L,

Our hosts, were so friendly and helpful, throughout our stay. The accommodation is very well appointed, very clean and comfortable. Our dogs were welcomed and we would definitely love to go back for another stay.

mrs B,

A peaceful, rural location but also central for many places to visit. The accommodation is very spacious and well equipped. We had a really lovely break whilst staying here.

Mrs C,

Perfect property for a relaxed holiday, local pubs all excellent, the owners have thought of every piece of equipment & made us feel very welcome. The local walks are lovely, it takes an hour to get to the coast, the garden is beautiful & lovely to sit in if the weather is suitable. We had a great 5 days & visited so many places - could of stayed longer - nothing was too much trouble for the owners who live next door.

Mrs S,

Mike and Kate were great hosts, very friendly, always there to help. The place was so peaceful and relaxing, just what the doctor ordered :)

Mr R,