Single storey barn conversion on a very quiet country 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 barn in perfect position for exploring.”
Lovingly restored in 2011 with great attention to detail, our barn is on the Paston Way footpath in a designated Quiet Lane and only a mile from the sea. Wildlife may be seen in the meadow from the window and the cheeky Sparrows and Long tailed tits seem to escape the Sparrow Hawk, as do the fat Wood Pigeons.
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.
Sandstone flooring (with underfloor heating) and no stairs make Milestone barn very suitable for children, dogs and those with limited mobility.
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 roof.
When you arrive: Parking is on the sloping drive and you enter through the garden gate and through the huge glass doors into the …
Sitting area: 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.
Dining area: 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.
Kitchen: 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.
Bathroom: 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).
Double Bedroom: Victorian country style polished king size bed, bedroom furniture, wall lights and cream blackout blind.
Twin Bedroom: Victorian cream country style twin beds, similar style chest of drawers and wardrobe. Wall lights.
Heating: 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 bagof logs and you can get more locally. Only seasoned hardwood to be used pleased.
Outside: Enclosed stone paved and lawned garden with substantial outdoor furniture, parasol and galvanised bucket barbecue. A lovely place to spend an evening. It is difficult to see when the swallows go to roost and the bats come out. It is a very safe space for dogs. Parking for 2 cars. Full disabled access.
What you can do and enjoy in the area
The Ship Inn at Mundesley is really dog and people friendly and has a garden over looking the beach.
There is a pool and small leisure centre at Woodland Holiday Park at Trimingham (01263 579208) not too far from our barn.
The beaches around our 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. Aylsham is a slow food town and has auctions on Mondays. Historic Norwich is a vibrant city with great shopping and food.
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 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 about Milestone Barn
- Sofa throw and dog water bowl
- 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
- Land line telephone (honesty box)
- 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/farms shops.
Max No. of dogs: Approx 4 (please do contact us if you would like to bring more)
Taking bookings for 2020
“Our very first visit to Norfolk and we have loved it! Milestone Barn has been pefect, so much attention to detail. The weather was amazing – blue skies and sunshine. Thank you, and for all you do supporting Many Tears”
Rhiannydd, Roger and Jess (our MTAR darling)
“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 barn in perfect position for exploring. Visited lots of beaches, with our Irish Setters. 100 seals at Horsey point – a sight not to miss. Thank you so much Pat and Richard for a great holiday house.”
Carl, Karen, Breagh and Lucas
Location & Directions
How To Find Us:
How to find us: Post code: Hall Road, Gimingham, Norfolk NR11 8EZ
** 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.
We have so many wonderful comments in our guest book – but here’s a hand picked selection of the best. You can read many more glowing independent reviews of this and our other properties on these review sites:
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 yoy 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, Marting 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 Mundesly 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 Mundesly 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. The barn is lovely, with everything you need and if you have any issues with wifi the router is on top of the fridge freezer! Looking forward to another break here.
Chuck, Sandra, Meg, Max & Buddy
We have had a wonderful, comfortable week here at Milestone Barn with our Canandian relatives. Perfectly situated for exploring. Our favourite beach was Mundesley as it was close by. We had truly wonderful meals at the shop 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 said 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. Lulu our golden retriever is exhausted but very happy as are we. 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)
This is our first stay at Milestone Barn but we have already booked to come back next year. We have all had a wonderful time, but especially Juno our 2 year old lab cross. She is a rescue (RSPCA) and a nervous soul, but settled in immediately. Almost daily walks on Trimingham beach with doggie friends, has built her confidence. We have also visited Horsey to see the seals (wonderful!) and walked the long sandy beach from Happisburgh to Sea Palling. Both Bacton and Pigney Woods were great alternatives at high tide. We enjoyed a long walk on the estate at Blickling too. The weather has been fantastic - so much better than we hoped. Its been so nice, we havent needed to use the woodburner - what a shame! Ah well, next time maybe. We didnt eat out but had some cheeky post walk pints at the Ship at Mundesley and The Vernon Arms. Both great dog friendly pubs with generous sized beer gardens perfect for giving nervous dogs plenty of space! The barn is so cosy, well equipped and gorgeously situated, what more could we want. Cant wait for next year
Vicky, Esther and Juno - September 2015
We were so impressed with this beautifully converted and appointed barn – the perfect place to stay with dogs, yet full of lovely things and warm and cosy. We loved the welcome pack, thank you, and so did our greyhound Petal and lurcher Buster. Buster had his first experience of the sea while running free on the beach at Trimingham – a bit of a shock but he loved the freedom that was our favourite beach, but we went down to see the seals at Horsey and there were about 10 which was fabulous. Felbrigg Hall is a lovely place with nice walks for the dogs too and free parking for National Trust members – we went there a lot.
Fish and chips from the Vernon Arms was lovely. All in all the best place we have stayed with the dogs in 40 odd years
Molly, Lee, Petal and Buster – May 2015
After a very long journey down from Southern Scotland, we were really happy to arrive at your lovely barn and delighted with your welcome basket of wine, biscuits and dog treats. Our four doodles, Rosie, Treacle, Amber and Honey have loved their holiday – visiting Overstrand beach each morning (very safe and with boundaries to help dogs in one section which worked well to keep our Treacle exactly where we wanted her!!) We have walked across the fields in front of the barn and round to the village each evening and the dogs have had no problems sleeping at night. We to have loved our first visit to Norfolk – we enjoyed a couple of meals at the Vernon Arms – superb food and lovely people. We liked Holt – great dog friendly pub with good food 'The Kings Head' and equally great tea room 'The Owl' which had a lovely garden you can sit in with your dogs – lovely home baking and very friendly service. Holt has lots of unusual shops with a superb art shop and some lovely goodies and gift shops. Great place for window shopping. We hope to return next spring and do a bit more exploring. We feel very rested and have been lucky with the weather – most days nice and warm! We will be sorry to leave tomorrow. Many thanks
Elaine and Robert – April 2015
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 barn in perfect position for exploring. Visited lots of beaches, with our Irish Setters. Also good country walks from just below the barn - well marked and no need to take the car. 100 seals at Horsey point – a sight not to miss. Be very careful not to disturb them though. Regular visits to the Vernon Arms for food and drinks, never disappointed. Thank you so much Pat and Richard for a great holiday house.
Regards Carl, Karen, Breagh and Lucas – March 2015
We would both like to thank the owners of Milestone Barn for the undoubted privilege of allowing us to enjoy a week of pleasure, warmth, comfort and tranquillity at their beautiful creation of a holiday home. We both experienced good vibes on entering the house and this continued throughout our stay. The overall cleanliness and preparation of the house is a credit to the cleaner. We were both impressed with the re- construction of the Barn, (illustrated in the Blue Book), the love, thought, care , expertise and pride were abundant. The 'Up - Market' quality of the fitting-out, superbly enhanced by the provision of the delightful artefacts and pictures. To top this, was the welcome of our dogs in the home by true dog lovers. In all, a most satisfying and rewarding week which will remain in our memories for a very long time. Grateful thanks to Sue Allen for taking that extra step in facilitating our booking. God willing, we will return.
Hazel and Norman with Jack (a rescued dog) and Ziggy (a Many Tears rescued dog) - January 2015
Many thanks for such a fantastic week at your beautiful barn. We arrived to a wet Saturday afternoon, but that didn't stop Poppy and Minnie enjoying their new sniffs. Sunday was a fab day, sun shining all day, so we went to Mundesley beach which the girls enjoyed, then went to the Ship Inn for lunch, highly recommended, food was really good, bit of a wait but well worth it!!. Sea Palling beach was well worth the 20 min drive, saw quite a few seals which Minne at one point thought she should introduce herself (luck we got her back)!! Will definately be coming back as we all had such a wonderful time, very relaxing, weather good apart from the odd shower but, hey, who worries about that when you're having a great time! Many thanks again.
Jamie and Rachael with Poppy and Minnie - October 2014
Many thanks for the welcome goodies, much appreciated. What a wonderful spot. We had varied sightings in the garden - tiny frogs, rabbits, a somewhat snooty cockrel, a squirrel (dogs couldn't contain themselves!), then ater dark we were star gazing and saw bats and two shooting stars. Trimmingham beach has proved to be our favourite - so different from high to low tide, free parking and no merchandising. We loved our trip to the Scottish cottage last summer and this has been another memorable experience - where next !?
Russ and Anne with Ollie and Willow - August 2014
Thank you Pat and Richard for letting us share your lovely barn again. The week has flown by so very quickly, but we have had such a wonderful week with the weather. We have been to all of our favourite places with the dogs. Trimmingham beach is wonderful, there are no beach restrictions and it's wild and beautiful. Mundesley beach only allowed at the end of the beach huts, but great. Happisburgh great yet again, no restrictions for the dogs. Pretty Corner woods and Bacton woods brilliant again for the dogs, well worth a visit. Time has stood still here and everyting is the same, so amazing. Cromer and Sheringham are very busy seaside places. We loved Holt, so lovely and friendly everywhere you go. Once again thank you both so very much for a great time. Love and best wishes,
Jan and Graham with Bobbie and Abbey - August 2014
We arrived nearly at midnight on midsummer evening having passed the lit beacons with locals standing beneath with celebratory cups. We stopped for excellent fish and chips at the crossroads of B1436/A149 at Roughton. You can eat outside with hounds at your feet on their benches. Lovely time on beaches, weather hot and sunny apart from thunderstorms on Friday and rain as loading. Amazing place, so unusual to find enough cups, spoons etc for dishwasher and perfect for 2 deerhounds and deer cross. All good for visits and walks – shall be back. Thank you Pat and Richard for sharing your home with us.
Heidi Nigel Nell Tattie - June 2014
Our visit but not last, visit to Milestone Barn. What a lovely warm welcome and not just because of the wine, biscuits and dog biscuits! Beautiful comfortable surroundings with everything you need. A week of mixed weather with sea mist making for atmospheric visit to Holkham. Jazz and Betty (collie and lurcher) have definitely become beach babes, whilst the eldest Shep has a new lease of life splashing around in the waves like a young pup. Overstrand and Happisburgh provided some lovely long runs on the beach so we will be returning home with 3 very sleepy dogs. Bacton woods is good change if the tide is in. Returned to Milestone aat the end of the week to be greetedby the friendly chickens – a perfect country experience.
We have decided that if we wever buy a property that needs renovating, Pat and Richard will be the ones we contact! The barn is very well equipped – I think I should launch a competition – what kitchen equipment is not available! Thank you so much again, we have loved it. The dogs have loved the beach which we have visited every day. Thank you for our present we and the boys loved the contents of the basket. We are visiting Grace Cottage in August for the second time so Ace can enjoy swimming in the Loch in December. Love to you all
Patrick Amanda Ace and Jack - April 2014
Thank you for letting us stay in Milestone Barn. We love the floor and waking up in the morning and looking up at the fantastic beams. We love the large glass doors so do Alfie, Billy and Thea. Our boys wander out into the garden whenever they want to. Sheringham is a nice little street to wander around, and a must for the dogs is Sea Palling beach. Go in the week and you nearly have it all to yourself. We did have a small problem with the chickens in the garden coming through the back fence. Our Jack Russell thought he was in heaven! The weather has been good for the time of year (no rain). I have never known our three boys so tired, chasing about on the beach each morning. Thea is our new boy – he is 5 months , and a rescue dog who was being put to sleep because he had a bad heart. But he is getting better all the time.
Angie and Steve (Alfie Billy and Thea) - March 2014
To Pat, Richard, Rosie, Nellie and Lottie. Thank you for letting us share your lovely barn for the week. A lovely base to explore Norfolk for the first time. Thanks too for the welcome basket, dog treats too!! From the dog friendly web site to a truly dog friendly barn, just the ticket for a week away. Us folk with lots of 4 legged friends deserve a fab holiday place too. Our 4 hairy hounds loved it here, getting more and more tired as the week went by! The park to the right and the public footpath to the left a handy stroll away for another walk. Bacton Woods and Blickling Great Wood are lovely off lead walks. Mundesley beach not far – check tides! Tasty pub grub at the Vernon Arms and the Ship. Thanks again.
Claire, Jay, Sweep, Stanley, Arthur and Badger. P.S. When we booked we had 3 dogs and then we adopted Badger. Thanks for letting us bring him – he loved his first holiday with his new brothers! - June 2013
Hi Pat and Richard, Well. As the owners of another holiday cottage in Devon we have to say…”Why do we bother”…. Your barn is ‘to die for’. We absolutely love it. You have created a beautiful house and I so wish it was mine!! Our two Cavaliers (one from Many Tears) LOVED IT! We took evening strolls on the beach at Sea View and had the coast to ourselves – it was fab. The weather has been hot and sunny and we have roamed far and wide. We loved Holt and bought far too many things. We didn’t like Cromer much but Blakeney was very nice but very windy. Do walk directly from the barn out towards the coast and inland. The walks are lovely and peaceful and you need not go too far to have a nice time. We enjoyed the Northern Broads. Had a super boat trip from Horsey Pump- well recommended. The boat man was fantastic and we heard the Bittern boom. It was a highlight. Food at the Vernon Arms very good but you must book with dogs to be sure to get in. Try the Rhubarb Fool – yummy! We watched Terns diving and had a snooze in the sun. We have heard Owls and seen two Muntjac Deer locally. Our dogs loved the freedom to come in and out at will, I do love the way the garden is part of the living space, at least on nice hot days. It is so very nice to come to a place that not only welcomes dogs but provides humans with a proper level of comfort – thank you for that. Norwich today, which was nice but OMG how do you find the car parks!!! MAD one way system. The Cathedral was lovely, very nice city. I really don’t want to go home as I could quite get used to living here! Sadly work calls. Thank you for a LOVELY holiday in a perfect barn. I’m green with envy xxx
Kim and Kevin Archie and Ruby - 4th – 11th May 2013
FAB-U-LOUS as they say on strictly....Milestone Barn is by far the best 'dog friendly' barn we have stayed in. The first half hour upon arrival our mouths were open going 'wow look at this log burner, cooker, bathroom etc'. You have done a wonderful job in converting the barn and we will be back, but it is getting booked fast. Your caretaker deserves a medal and the barn was immaculate. Winnie and Murphy relaxed as soon as we arrived, which is unusual. Winnie has epilepsy and therefore stress can induce an episode however (as you can see from the pictures attached) it felt like home to her. Murphy had a calming influence on her and was very reluctant to move from the comfortable sofa's you provided. Where did you get them from? they are just what I am looking for. Thank you for creating a slice of heaven and somewhere for us to escape.
Barb and Craig, Winnie and Murphy October 20th - 27th 2012
Lovely barn and welcome pack. Had great weather – shorts all week. Big storm Thursday night! Vernon Arms good. The fish shop good. The White Horse at Overstrand good. Found a very quaint wine bar in Holt (dogs allowed too) Sheringham town was not to our liking but useful shops. All beaches excellent. Trimingham was a nightmare. Through fields and woods down clay slope no real steps – no doubt an easier way but we couldn’t find it (NB not recommended – Pat) Only downside for us was the garden not Springer proof for our escape experts. Must be the hunting instinct. We always carry a stake to attach them with long leads. Would easily get through the conifers and fence at the back of the garden. (NB There is a conifer hedge then a 5’ chicken wire fence framed by 6” wide wooden planks bottom and top – other than digging down under this, no way out there – Pat) Apart from that we all had a great time. Will recommend to doggy friends. Keep up the good work, we hope to come again.
Penny, Geoff Charlie and Sue. 25th August 1st September 2012
A Fabulous week at Milestone Barn, enjoyed by three generations and three dogs. Excellent summer weather throughout, swimming in the sea every day. We particularly enjoyed Felbrigg House and Blickling Hall, a meal in the garden of the Ship Inn, fantastic service at the Vernon Arms, a drive down to the lovely sandy beach at Sea Palling and a self drive boat on the Broads from Hoveton. The barn was great to return to, you have thought of everything! A pied Wagtail joined us every morning on the lawn and on the old barn next door. The final treat was seeing a sand lizard on the beach. We’ll definitely be back.
Joanne, Doreen, Mollie, John and Paddy, Pickle and Ted xxx
I’d like to start by saying a big thank you for the lovely basket of goodies that welcomed us! The boys loved the treats! What a wonderful barn – well done – it seems it was quite a project but haven’t you done a grand job. Having built our own houses, we can really understand the task that was at hand. Really loved being out in the countryside – it’s on our doorstep at home but here the views and peace were superb! The walks on the doorstep were beautiful and the best beach is Mundesley . Try going at sunset for some great photos. Cromer has some lovely restaurants but the wonderful thing about North Norfolk is the fact it’s a gem and there are so many places to see! The steam train from Sheringham to Holt is wonderful, Wells-next-the-sea with its pine trees and beach huts and Byford at Holt for a bite to eat are but a few. Thoroughly enjoyed the beach walks and swimming – thank you very much for letting us all stay!
Liz, Ginny and Matt Tom, Edward and Philip (Labs) and George the Pugalier J 14th – 21st July
Our second visit to the barn (We think the 16th overall visit to Grace Cottages P.) and just as good as the first despite the weather being colder and more variable. We must be one of the few of Pat and Richard’s ‘residents’ who don’t come with dogs, so our views might be a bit different – but we’d certainly recommend the Vernon Arms at Southrepps for food. Both Blickling and Felbrigg NT properties were great – Blickling much bigger and grander with wonderful gardens but Felbrigg still a great house to look round. The Alby Craft Centre is worth a visit – gardens are beautiful (not on a stately home scale but really peaceful) A wet Wednesday afternoon was saved by a visit to the circus that comes to Sheringham every Easter. Lunch at the Blakeney Hotel – can sit in the bar and look out over the marshes – then on to the Galleries in Cley. We have had a great week in this lovely barn.
Ron, Clare and Adam. April 2012
29th October 2011 – Well, what can we say? We loved the cottage in Dorset and we were hoping Milestone barn would be as good and we weren’t disappointed!! The barn is lovely, the area is georgeous, the people are so friendly and quite frankly, we don’t want to go home. We have been to Horsey three times and we were over the moon to see the seals. It was an absolute joy. There are just so many dog friendly pubs, cafes, shops, we were overwhelmed. It is worth booking at The Vernon Arms if you want to take your dog as bar seating is limited. Weather has been brill and we have had a super week. We have had to make a choice between here and Dorset and Norfolk has stolen our hearts. Thank you for the welcome basket – the chooks weren’t laying so we didn’t get to sample their wares but that is country life for you. Thank you so much for a lovely place to stay. PS. The info about the conversion of the barn is really interesting and what an achievement! Liz, Darren and Maisie Moo (choc lab)
15th October 2011 – We had a wonderful time in Milestone barn. The weather was beautiful the entire week – warm enough for paddling at Mundesley. We went on the Poppy Line steam train, were joined by two seals on Horsey beach, refreshed ourselves at Waxham Barn and even went swimming at Woodlands in Trimingham. The Muckleburgh Collection is good and Thursday was a special day for Emily (aged two and a half) with a trip to Bewilderwood (only 20minutes away). A fantastic wood with climbing frames, slides, mazes and much more. Great for all ages. We went rock pooling at West Runton had fish and chips at Wells, then a walk with the dogs through the pinewoods. We cooked some great mussels from Cley on Sea, ate them in front of the log burner, so finished off a fantastic week in style. A memorable holiday for children, parents, grandparents and doggies alike – Thank you Milestone Barn. Carole, Al and Emily.
16th April 2011 - Many thanks the barn was fantastic - really well equipped, cosy at night and an ideal base to explore the area - and we were really lucky with the weather - on the beach most days - in April ! We really enjoyed Blickling as well - and we are stopping off at Oxburgh Hall on our way home. We hope we can come back to stay at the Barn again. Ron, Claire and Adam Cossor
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