Great Barn Farm

UK England East Anglia Norfolk

07789 031 518   Gayton Thorpe Norfolk PE32 1PN

  • 4 properties sleeping 2–10. 
An array of luxury self-catering accommodation, set on a working farm deep in the North Norfolk countryside
Head to Great Barn Farm to relax and unwind: located on a 1350-acre working farm, it's home to stunning accommodation set across a series of converted outbuildings. The sizeable estate sits in Gayton Thorpe, a tranquil part of Norfolk, yet it's just 20 minutes' away from the market town of King's Lynn. Picture gently rolling farmland and woodlands full of wildlife to explore. Owners Sarah and Julian have taken great care with the restoration, entrusting the work to award-winning architect Carl Turner. In fact, the project is still ongoing – there's a duo of Grade-II listed barns currently being transformed into an amazing event space and venue suitable for weddings and group gatherings.

With four separate buildings (for now), the site is capacious and inviting; it's a wonderful spot to spend time with family, friends, or as a couple. The Cattle Shed is a five-bed space, though the cows are long gone and in their place there's room for 10 guests. Imagine stripped wood, polished concrete flooring, underfloor heating and splashes of colour here and there. The reality is even more impressive. Fancy a romantic break with your other half? The Tack Rooms is a calming one-bed sanctuary, with a modern kitchen decked out using reclaimed materials and sweeping views. The Piggery and Stables complete the picture: each with room for four people and full of rural charm, with original brick walls and wood-burners. An added bonus? Each of the holiday homes has access to The Sheep Dip, the indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room. Swim a few lengths, watch as the kids splash about, or simply relax in the warmth of the 28.5 degrees Celsius water.

Peruse the welcome pack, and decide what to do with your day: with the North sea coast within easy driving distance, there are activities aplenty, including sailing, exploring the unspoilt waterways of the Broads and checking out sandy beaches such as Heacham or Brancaster. Culture fiends can get a fix at one of the stately homes, with Houghton Hall and Sandringham House just a quarter of an hour away. Back at the farm, there are numerous walks and cycle routes, including the Peddars Way, which runs across part of the farm. After a leisurely stroll, enjoy time back at Great Barn – these design-led and unusual spaces really are rather special.



Available all year.

Family Friendly

Wonderfully family friendly, with a variety of accommodation and facilities to suit multiple family groups.


Cattle Sheds – £2500 for a week and goes up to £3900. Shorter stays are available from £1785 for a 4-night midweek stay or weekend break.

The Piggery – £1000 for a week and goes up to £1500. Shorter stays are available from £750 for a 4-night midweek stay or weekend break.

The Stables – £1150 for a week and goes up to £1600. Shorter stays are available from £860 for a 4-night midweek stay or weekend break.

The Tack Rooms – £600 for a week and goes up to £850. Shorter stays are available from £450 for a 4-night midweek stay or weekend break.


Contact Website  07789 031 518  Great Barn Farm, Gayton Thorpe Norfolk PE32 1PN

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Getting There

From London, take the M11, then the A11, turning north onto the A1065 at the Mildenhall roundabout. Follow this to Swaffham then head east on the A47 towards King’s Lynn. Just past Narborough turn right off the A47 onto the B1153. Travel through East Walton, up the hill, down the other side then turn right signposted Gayton Thorpe. Go all the way through Gayton Thorpe, past telephone box on your right, then another 5 houses on your left, and Great Barn Farm is around the corner on the left.


  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Groups welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Beaches
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Short walk to pub
  • Walking

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