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Lilac Barn

Swanton Abbott - Norfolk Countryside & Villages

The North Norfolk Heritage Coast and the sandy beaches of Cromer, Mundesley and Holkham are only a short drive away from this charming barn conversion.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£386 - £703 per week *


This spacious single storey, charming and attractively presented barn conversion enjoys wonderful views over open countryside, and the surrounding country lanes are ideal for walking and cycling. There are many golf courses in the area: the Royal Cromer Golf Club and Mundesley Golf Club for example. The barn is full of character, being beamed throughout and is adjacent to the owner's 18th century listed farmhouse. Pub: 0.25 miles

Open Plan Living Room with Sitting/Dining Area pleasantly furnished with comfortable seating, widescreen TV, DVD player, woodburner, dining table and chairs
Kitchen Area with electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, freezer 
Utility Room with washer/dryer
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and wc
Cloakroom with washbasin and wc
Bedroom 1 with a double bed
Bedroom 2 with twin beds

Garden: With exclusive use of the fully enclosed shingle garden with garden furniture and barbecue. 
Parking: For two cars.
Heating: O.F.C.H.
Also Provided: WiFi. Towels.  Travel Cot (please bring own linen) Books and games.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile signal - weak. Lilac Barn is adjacent to Lilac Lodge (1365) giving guests the opportunity to enjoy family holidays together whilst retaining independence and time to themselves. Duvets and pillows are quality goose feather and down. Hypo-allergenic bedding available on request, please confirm when booking.

Swanton Abbott is a quiet village in an ideal position from which to discover the many delights of Norfolk. The capital of The Broads is only five miles away at Wroxham and you may like to hire a boat to view the miles of waterways. The North Norfolk Heritage Coast and the sandy beaches of Cromer, Mundesley and Holkham are also only a short drive away, as is the fine city of Norwich. There is a pub in the village and further amenities and supermarkets available in the market towns of Aylsham and North Walsham, four miles away.




  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Enclosed garden
  • 4.5 Stars
  • All on one level
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • 6 miles from the coast
  • 0.5 mile from nearest pub



Loved it. Comfortable, cosy, practical and relaxing. Ideal.Mr Roy Norris - 9th July 2018
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.Mrs Linda Rogers - 11th June 2018
Excellent property in an excellent location. Our first Christmas away from home, Lilac Barn made it wonderful. We loved it so much we asked for another night. Paul (owner) responded promptly to our request for an extra night via e-mail and via Norfolk country cottages.Mrs Busola Daramola - 4th January 2018
Enjoyed watching the wildlife and stunning sunsets. A brilliant week - a real Home from Home. The Clark Party - 18th August 2017
We were in Barn for a wonderful month and loved every second of it. The Keattch Party - 6th January 2017
Thanks once again for “loaning” us your lovely Barn.The Talbot Family - 20th August 2016
We were absolutely thrilled with it. Made it a super week away. The Bailey’s Party - 13th August 2016
Such a sweet little house in a beautiful location. The Parkin Party - 6th August 2016
The Christmas decorations were wonderful. Firing up the log burner at the end of each day out finished the stay off perfectly - so cosy.The Boss Party - 6th December 2015
Highlight was seeing a large stag just outside the window.The Powell Party - 3rd October 2015
Loved it and would recommendMrs Denise Denney - 10th August 2015
We have stayed in numerous cottages in Norfolk over the last 25 years & Lilac Barn & its location are by far the best.Mr S Brindle - 3rd August 2015
The barn is perfect, so well equipped, clean and comfortable.Mrs J Watson - 13th June 2015
Lilac Barn is a delightful property in a peaceful location, perfectly proportioned for a family of four. Warm and comfortable - home from home.Mrs L Zeffie - 3rd June 2015
View of farmland was lovely with children seeing all kinds of birds.The Williams Party - 25th May 2015
A wonderful peaceful getaway from it all break - just what we needed. Cosy comfy Cottage in front of Log Burner - so relaxing.Mr & Mrs Violen - 1st January 2012
Great surrounding, perfect place for discovering North Norfolk.Mr & Mrs Ball - 1st August 2011
Without doubt one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Well located for touring Norfolk.Mr & Mrs Sturton-Davies - 1st July 2011
Felt more like a hotel! Lovely little touches - we love Lilac Barn.Mr & Mrs Blake - 1st June 2011
Lilac Barn is one of the most well equipped comfortable cottages we have stayed in for a long time.Mr & Mrs Scott - 1st April 2011
We found the cottage extremely comfortable.Worcester Couple - 1st June 2010
Gorgeous Cottage , lovingly cared for and furnished.Mr & Mrs Whitlock - 1st June 2010
It has been very relaxing and extremely comfortable base to explore the area.Mr & Mrs Higgins - 1st June 2010
Lovely cottage and wonderful countryside.Mr & Mrs Sodera - 1st May 2010
We found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped. A highly recommended holiday cottage.Mr & Mrs Smith - 1st May 2010
Great Time had by all enjoying the wonderful field and flat cycling to the coast and Broads.Mr & Mrs Gross - 1st April 2010
Our fourth visit here. Still a lovely spot, still a lovely cottage.Eltham Couple - 1st October 2009
We had a brilliant week staying at Lilac barn. The cake was great as a welcoming gift. We love to return someday.Harrogate Family - 1st September 2009
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.Tunbridge Wells Family - 1st August 2009