Great Barn Farm

East Anglia Norfolk King's Lynn

  • 6 Properties Sleeping 2–52
  • Cabin

An array of luxury self-catering accommodation, set on a working farm deep in the North Norfolk countryside.

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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, and they have just added two Grade-II listed barns which have been transformed into amazing places to stay.

With six separate buildings, the site is capacious and inviting, and is a wonderful spot to spend time with family, friends, or as a couple. The Great Barn, one of the newly renovated barns, is a vast open space with polished concrete floors and plenty or original features. Sleeping 16, it's full of spaces to get together, relax, eat and watch the fabulous Norfolk skies in the upstairs mezzanine level. There is also an amazing bespoke bunk room which is perfect for children and adults alike, with large single beds. The other new unit, The Workshop, is similar to the Great Barn and can also sleep 16 in 6 rooms with a 6-bed bunk room.

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.

Once you have settled in, you can peruse the welcome app, 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, or – slightly further afield – the fabulous stretch of sand at Holkham. 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.

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In total across the farm there are 5 barns, The Workshop sleeping 16 in 6 rooms all en-suite, The cattle Shed sleeping 10 in 5 rooms all en-suite, The Piggery sleeping 4 in 2 rooms one ensuite and one bathroom next to the bedroom, The Stables sleeping 4 in 2 rooms all ensuite and finally The Tack Room sleeping 2 in one bedroom. The barns all have their own private garden space and parking with wildflower beds and outside seating and barbecues in the summer months. There are smart TVs in the barns and fully equipped kitchens. We are suitable for remote working we have fast fibre broadband and plenty of plug sockets! We are happy for week stays as well as short breaks.

Suitable For

We are happy for families and friends to come and stay with us, we do ask that you are considerate to our neighbours as we are in a village so loud parties are not really our thing. Come and stay with us for a relaxed get together. 


Available all year.

Family Friendly

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


The Workshop - from £4900 - £7770 for a week stay depending on the time of year and short stays from £3500.

Cattle Sheds – from £2900 - £4700 for a week stay depending on the time of year and short stays from £2050.

The Piggery – from £1100 - £2000 for a week stay depending on the time of year and short stays from £780.

The Stables – from £1260 - £2100 for a week stay depending on the time of year and short stays from £900.

The Tack Rooms – from £670 - £1100 for a week stay depending on the time of year and short stays from £470.

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The Owner Says

Great Barn Farm is a series of converted barns all on a small site situated within our 1,350 acre arable farm. Our immediate area is a very beautiful and quiet part of Norfolk with gently rolling farmland, ancient woodlands and wildlife-filled fields and hedgerows.  Our aim has been to take what has always been a beautiful range of farm buildings and convert them sympathetically. From the outside we want them to appear as unconverted as possible and on the inside provide very comfortable, fun, design-led and unusual spaces. We like to rent houses when we go on holiday and have tried to incorporate elements of properties that have inspired us.


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.


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  • Swimming Pool
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  • Short Walk to the Pub
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