Dogs: 4 but flexible
Sleeps Max: 4
Single storey barn conversion on a quiet lane
“Wow 10/10! On entering the barn for the first time we were both delighted, warm, comfortable and very well finished. We were so sad to leave. Beautiful dog friendly barn in perfect position for exploring Norfolk.”
Lovingly restored in 2011 with great attention to detail, our barn is on the Paston Way footpath on a designated Quiet Lane and only a mile from the sea. Lots of lovely details and open plan living. Sadly the barn is only available until the end of 2022.
- The air source heat pump for under floor heating and bio disc waste system may be of interest to those wishing for a more environmentally sensitive holiday.
- The barn is completely open plan with glass in the upper truss of the wall that makes the bedrooms so you have full height all through and can see all of the beamed roof.
- Sandstone flooring (with underfloor heating) and no stairs make Milestone barn very dog friendly and suitable for children and those with limited mobility.
- Tucked away in the village of Gimingham but a short drive to many dog friendly pubs, cafes, towns and beaches. A perfect spot for exploring North Norfolk.
For the dogs:
- Sofa throw and dog water bowl
- Fully enclosed outside areas
- Solid floor throughout and leather sofas
- Easy country walks from the door
- We would prefer that your dogs are not left alone in the property unless you are 100% confident that they will not get stressed.
- Dog sitting. If you would like to go out for a few hours and leave the dogs but are not confident they will settle, please contact email@example.com for a dog sitter recommendation – Shannons Sitting Services – or Sue may be able to do it.
For the humans:
- All electricity and heating is included.
- All bed linen and towels (one hand and one bath towel per person)
- Tea, coffee and sugar plus a bottle of wine, dog treats and biscuits
- A comprehensive information folder
- A selection of walking/local books, OS maps, Readers Digest books on birds, insects, flowers, water life and geographical guides
- Free Wi-Fi Internet access
- Cot available on request
About the property
All about the inside:
Comfy leather seating with throws available, book cases, flat screen TV/DVD (Free view) and Humax for recording your favourite programme. Original pictures and prints. Roman blinds for full enjoyment of the view.
Open plan with the kitchen and seating area. Antique painted dresser with full set of blue and white porcelain (there is an everyday set too), plank table with Farrow and Ball Cooking apple green painted legs and retro chairs, willow bench seat and dimmable lights.
Open plan with high beamed ceiling and Garden Trading enamel lights. Fully fitted with island unit and well equipped with oak and granite work surfaces. It includes a retro style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, an electric range cooker and a microwave oven.
Limestone and marble mosaics, recessed lighting, bath, walk in wet room level access rainfall shower. Portable bathroom aids for use are available if required (folding shower chair and toilet seat frame – do let us know at time of booking whether you would like use of the seat frame).
Victorian country style polished king size bed, bedroom furniture, wall lights and cream blackout blind.
Victorian cream country style 2′ 6″ twin beds, similar style chest of drawers and wardrobe. Wall lights.
Under floor from air source heat pump system complemented by wood burning stove. The under floor heating is sufficiently warm for all year. The wood burning stove is for those who love a fire. We provide one bag of logs and you can get more locally. Only seasoned hardwood to be used pleased.
All about the outside:
Parking is on the sloping drive outside the barn and you enter through the garden gate and through the huge glass doors at the back of the barn. The outside area is stone paved and lawned with substantial outdoor furniture, parasol and galvanised bucket barbecue. A lovely place to spend an evening and watch the swallows go to roost and the bats come out.
About the Area
The Ship Inn at Mundesley is really dog and people friendly and has a lovely garden over looking the coast.
The beaches near the cottage are sandy and mostly dog friendly year round and there are miles of footpaths to explore. Wells, Blakeney and Stiffkey are a short drive away and North Norfolk is a bird watchers paradise.
Will this property suit my dogs?
If your dogs are reactive jumpers then maybe this won’t be the best place (but we do have others that will suit!) But if you have easy to please, happy little bumblers who will enjoy wandering round the garden and looking out the lovely bit window at the views (and very little in the way of anything passing), after a long walk on the beach, they will be absolutely in heaven! If your dogs like a woodburner and warm floors to snooze on, this is for them too!
- Guests may NOT smoke in Milestone Barn.
- Arrival time is 4pm please and departure time is 10am.
- Please bring your own dog beds as we are unable to provide them.
- The main bedroom bed will be made up and the clean twin bedroom linen will be in bags on the beds.
- We supply one hand and one bath towel per person, so please don’t forget any more you may need.
- All the main supermarkets deliver to Milestone Barn, so if you want to arrange deliveries, please ensure you will be there to take receipt. If you would rather have local food, there are plenty of local food outlets.
- Charity donation when you book 10% of bookings go to Many Tears rescue in South Wales and there is no charge for dogs and a very flexible approach to numbers.
- Like the sound of this area but Milestone Barn is booked? We have two other cottages nearby – Rooster Barn and Farthing Cottage.
The parking area is slightly sloped but is right outside the access gate. The route from the parking to the doors is slabs and the doors are French style patio doors so can be accessed by wheelchair users although there is a step to access the building.
The property is all on one level and open plan. Please note that the bathroom is not suitable for wheelchair users and some with limited mobility as the shower is over the bath. The bedrooms are small so again not suitable for wheelchair users.
“Thank you for a lovely stay at Milestone Barn.. we’ve had a fantastic week, the barn is beautiful, location is so peaceful and relaxing, the only sound you can hear is the birds singing! We had everything that we needed in the barn, it was well equipped and comfortable and a real home from home! We had some sunny days , visited Mundesley beach and Winterton. Ton of dogs but there was plenty of room, felt like you had the beach to yourself at times! Mundesley beach is great as its such a short drive, we ate at the Gunton Arms which was great food and very dog friendly, dogs can eat in the bar area! We also loved Hot Rocket Pizza in Mundesley, great take away pizza – definitely recommended! My children loved the park right at the end of the road, lots of space to run around and kick a ball. We’re all sad that our week has come to an end and don’t want to leave but we will most definitely be staying with ERC again in the near future – already thinking of when we can come back! Thank you for the wine and treats, went down well! Were taking our lab home for a rest! Many thanks!”
“Wow! What a stunning home to spend our first ever holiday in beautiful Norfolk. We have had the most amazing week and definitely don’t want to go home tomorrow. Lots of lovely experiences had to by us – loving Mundesley beach for lovely long dogs. Fish and chips at Mary Janes in Cromer – the best we’d all ever tasted, always so much nicer to sit on the beach and eat them! We saw a huge colony of seals at Horsey – never even seen one let alone fifty plus! Loved the welcome pack and all the amenities in the Milestone Barn, absolutely loved the beautiful art work and ornaments, really makes it feel like our own home. Very comfy beds. Enjoyed the use of the games. We were very lucky with the weather, not a drop of rain. Thank you for a memorable holiday!” – Alex, Amanda, Sue and Robert
“Our third stay at Milestone Barn and just as wonderful as ever! The weather has been kind to us just as previous years but we did need our waterproofs as we got caught at the Shire Horse Sanctuary at West Runton when a thunderstorm came crashing down! But we didnt let the wet spoil our fun as we went to all our favourite places – Felbrigg, Blickling, Happisburgh, Sea Palling, Horsey, Sheringham Park, Holt, and Holkham. Our find of the year is Cley-Next-To-See, which was the best village we have ever seen. The pick of the lot was definitely the lovely pub. Another find this year was the Foundry Arms at Northrepps , extremely friendly and dogs are very welcome and the food was delicious. So many wonderful places cant wait to come back as always!” – Vicky and Esther
“The dogs were very chilled out here, everything was very cosy when the temperatures dropped and one of the chickens from across the way came to visit one evening and I, for one, was very excited. Everyone go check out the lighthouse at Happisburgh, the beach there is proper dog heaven and go to the Kingfisher Fish Bar in Walcott, its great!!” – Debbie, Martin and Violet
“We had a great holiday and escaped the fireworks! The cottage is lovely, warm & cosy. We lit the fire on New Years Eve. The view from the huge window is amazing. Fergal our Lurcher was very relaxed here and loved staring through the window! We didn’t want to leave. Fergal shared his ‘adventures’ on his Facebook page – expect more bookings from his fans!” – Rachael, Andy & Fergal the Lurcher
“Another wonderful weekend spent at the barn, this is our 3rd time here now and its absolutely magical, our girls adore the area. Weather has been blustery with a few showers, but it hasn’t stopped us going out and having fun! Monday was spent at Cromer and what a glorious day it was, had a lovely lunch at The Rocket House Cafe, can recommend the hog roast bap!! Holt is a lovely place to visit, nice shops very quaint, dogs always like trotting around there. Vernon Arms is very dog friendly, my girls are treated like celebrities every time they go in there by locals who are very friendly, the same as the Ship Inn in Mundesley wonderful Sunday roast and fantastic place to sit and enjoy a drink in the garden, wonderful views over the beach. If you want a nice local fish & chip shop, try Fish & Fry in Mundesley even gets wrapped in old newspaper!! This barn is a perfect place to relax and chill out, only down side is you have to go home too soon! Thank you so much.” – Jamie, Rachael, Poppy & Minnie
“This is our second stay at Milestone Barn and it has confirmed it as one of our absolute favourite places. It’s such a perfect, comfortable place to explore Norfolk from. The weather has been glorious for us – it has been blue skies, sand, sea & sun all week. This year we have enjoyed lovely days at Felbrigg Hall (lovely walks in the great wood for dogs) and Sheringham Park (fantastic 5 mile off lead ramble through the wood, then down on the cliff top above Cley – amazing views!). We have walked two stretches of the Norfolk coastal path – Stiffkey to Wells and then at Holkham. Stiffkey is a great place to start from – free parking at the Stiffkey marshes car park, then off lead for dogs for miles by the marsh. Holkham really does deserve its title as the best beach in Norfolk – at low tide the sands went on forever and if you park at Holkham Hall it only costs £3.00 (which you can redeem in their gift shop – bargain!). We also enjoyed a lovely in-land saunter on the Weaver’s Way from Easton Ruston talking in the North Walsham & Diham Cancal – from the “Norfolk into Suffolk Coastal Fridge” book. Muddy though – wellies a must for that one! Highly recommend a visit to Holt – so many dog friendly shops and lovely food at the Kings Head. Many sunny late afternoon pints also enjoyed at The Vernon Arms. We really can’t wait for next year, when we hope to combine this with a stay at one of Pat & Richard’s other cottages. They really are a cut above the rest! Thank you.” – Vicky, Esther & Juno (2 1/2 year old lab cross)
“It has been our first holiday in Norfolk but we want to come back for sure as there is so much to see and do. Everyone has been very friendly and welcomed our dogs wherever we have been. We were very lucky with the weather this week and it was great to be able to have a couple of BBQs. The butchers in Cromer had a great selection of meats to BBQ & The Pie & Mash Shop is definitely worth a visit. We really liked Wells-next-the-sea and lunch at the Golden Fleece was delicious. We visited The Vernon Arms in Southrepps a couple of times, Sunday lunch was fab and the staff are very attentive and there is a nice choice of real ales. Looking forward to another break here.” – Chuck, Sandra, Meg, Max & Buddy
“We have had a wonderful, comfortable week here at Milestone Barn with our Canadian relatives. Perfectly situated for exploring. Our favourite beach was Mundesley as it was close by. We had truly wonderful meals at The Ship Inn in Mundesley and the Vernon Arms in Southrepps. Our cocker spaniel Angus, has had a wonderful time exploring. The zip wire in the park up the road was fun too!! The weather has been kind, and allowed us to enjoy visits to Sheringham, Holt, Wroxham and many more places. We are all now totally relaxed and sad to leave. We will be back!!” – Jenny, Jules & Angus (UK) Janice & Eric (Canada)
“Love the barn, very cosy and comfortable. We’ve had a fab week, so many beaches to visit and beautiful weather to go with them. Walked to Mundesley along the beach and had a drink at The Ship. I’ve never seen so many dogs in a pub before! Norfolk is truly dog friendly. Also visited Holkham beach along to Wells, the lovely town of Holt with its very tempting shops, Blakeney Point to the end of the spit, hardgoing and no seals, but we had the whole place to ourselves. Happisburgh beach which was like Crufts on Sea with every breed of dog known to man romping along the sands. Brancaster beach again – beautiful and doggy heaven, Burnham Market – very twee and excellent fish and chips at Frenches at Wells Next The Sea. Also The Vernon Arms was very good. Many thanks” – Karen and Martin and Lulu
“Our very first visit to Norfolk and we have loved it! Milestone Barn has been perfect, so much attention to detail, lovely Christmas decorations and thank you for the goodies on arrival. The snowflake decorated cakes were delicious. We arrived in the dark so had no idea of our surroundings. The following morning we turned right and walked along the road to Gimingham. Shortly we found a large playing field/recreation ground – Jess was in heaven, so many new smells. She loved Trimingham beach and Walcott, and Cromer has so many dogs, we must have spoken to everyone we met. Holt is a lovely quaint. country town and Norwich is lovely. The weather was amazing – blue skies and sunshine most days. We have had a lovely new year break. Thank you, and for all you do supporting Many Tears.” – Rhiannydd, Roger and Jess (our MTAR darling)
How to find us
How to find us: Post code: Hall Road, Gimingham, Norfolk NR11 8EZ
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** If ordering groceries online and the postcode is not recognised, try adding Unit 1 Hall Farm Barns and put Milestone Barn in brackets
Or – From Cromer, take the A149 signposted towards North Walsham and after approx 4 miles turn left into Thorpe Road signposted towards Gimingham and Mundesley. Continue onto Chapel Street, then Gimingham Road. After approx 1 mile turn left into Hall Road. Go past the farm on your left on the bend. Continue past a row of recently converted barns on your right and we are the next, detached property after them, with a sloping drive for parking and large picture windows looking out across the fields opposite, which can easily be seen from the road.
Or – From North Walsham, take B1145 and head towards Trunch. Continue on North Walsham Road, then onto Church Street. After approx 1/4 mile, turn left into Hall Road. Go past a row of houses on the right, then past open fields. The barn is a short way up here on the left, before you get to a row of barn conversions (if you get to the farm on the corner, you have gone too far) Milestone Barn has a sloping drive for parking and large picture windows looking out across the fields opposite, which can easily be seen from the road.