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Thoughtfully converted and beautifully styled barn for two
Open-plan space with full height ceiling
The cottage style kitchen
Contemporary touches such as suspended lighting
Cook up the perfect romantic meal
Upright timbers divide the kitchen and seating areas
Choose the breakfast bar or table for a bite to eat
Relax in the comfortable lounge area
The perfect spot for a few hours with a favorite book
Enjoy a morning coffee on the private patio
Refueling for an afternoon walk
Entering the beautiful double bedroom
Spacious with a light and airy feel
A good night's rest is assured
Stepping into the hallway
Planning the week ahead
Refresh and reinvigorate in the sumptious bathroom
Tasteful styling throughout
Pretty outdoor space with retractable canopy
Footpaths and tracks from the doorstep
1 / 20  Thoughtfully converted and beautifully styled barn for two
2 / 20  Open-plan space with full height ceiling
3 / 20  The cottage style kitchen
4 / 20  Contemporary touches such as suspended lighting
5 / 20  Cook up the perfect romantic meal
6 / 20  Upright timbers divide the kitchen and seating areas
7 / 20  Choose the breakfast bar or table for a bite to eat
8 / 20  Relax in the comfortable lounge area
9 / 20  The perfect spot for a few hours with a favorite book
10 / 20  Enjoy a morning coffee on the private patio
11 / 20  Refueling for an afternoon walk
12 / 20  Entering the beautiful double bedroom
13 / 20  Spacious with a light and airy feel
14 / 20  A good night's rest is assured
15 / 20  Stepping into the hallway
16 / 20  Planning the week ahead
17 / 20  Refresh and reinvigorate in the sumptious bathroom
18 / 20  Tasteful styling throughout
19 / 20  Pretty outdoor space with retractable canopy
20 / 20  Footpaths and tracks from the doorstep

The Old Pig Pen

Mattishall (1.5mls W), Norfolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Get away from the hustle and bustle in this beautifully romantic barn conversion set in rural Norfolk
  • Scenic countryside with walks and paths to enjoy from the doorstep, or try the fairways of the local golf courses
  • Visit the North Norfolk coast with nature reserves and traditional seaside fare, or a day sightseeing in Norwich with its Cathedral, Castle and museum is recommended
Property code: 57021

Whatever the occasion or time of year, this wonderfully converted barn offers couples the perfect base from which to experience the big skies and attractions of Norfolk.

With a myriad of quiet country lanes to explore both locally and throughout North Norfolk, cyclists and walkers are spoilt for choice. Sightseers will enjoy discovering charming villages and towns, stopping to enjoy local refreshments and a trip to Gressenhall Museum is sure to fascinate. For a spot of retail therapy, the fine City of Norwich is easily accessible and offers superb cultural, dining and shopping experiences. Head South to Thetford forests for a range of activities from canopy top obstacle courses to leisurely picnics. The Norfolk coastline is a short drive away with many scenic towns to visit including Hunstanton, Blakeney and Wells-next-to-Sea. Alternatively, just sit back, relax and re-charge the batteries against the lovely backdrop of the barn itself.

Upon entering the barn, guests will find the beautiful decor and calming natural tones of the hallway instantly homely, a theme which continues throughout the property. There is space to hang coats and a handy cupboard to store shoes and boots before moving through to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The vaulted ceiling with suspended lighting certainly creates a sense space, while the furnishings, colour scheme and exposed timbers ensure a cosy feeling is retained. The lounge area with a view out to the pretty courtyard has a comfortable sofa and chair for guests to relax on after a day exploring the local area, either watching the TV/DVD or enjoying a good book. The kitchen area features a cottage style kitchen with everything required to dine in including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer. A handy breakfast bar is the ideal place to grab a bite while listening to the radio and preparing for the next day’s excursions, for more formal dining there is a folding table for use. Moving through to the tastefully decorated bedroom, again with its high vaulted ceiling, there is a double bed to ensure a good night’s rest and plenty of storage. Completing the accommodation is the stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

The outside space has been designed to offer a great place to spend summer evenings with privacy and seclusion, with a courtyard area featuring a table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ for a spot of al fresco dining, with pretty flowerpots dotted around offering a splash of colour. There is off-road parking for one car.

  • 1 Bedroom – double
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Private water supply

Adam Beeney

This property is personally managed by Adam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nigel 28th October 2020

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Perfect for people to get time together and back to nature. Lovely walks coming back to a warm and comfy cottage. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Caroline 24th October 2020

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Absolutely perfect, Beautiful charming and full of character.Very well maintained, cosy and clean, an excellent place to stay,well equipped and furnished it had everything we needed perfect location so quiet and peaceful just what we needed as 2 key workers who have worked non-stop since this horrible pandemic started. A very generous welcome pack Read moreespecially the lovely bottle of wine left in the fridge. We would highly recommend a stay at the Old Pig Pen. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 3rd October 2020

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Overall the property is situated in a very peaceful and private location, even though you are attached to the owners accommodation it does not invade the privacy. The place was well equipped and clean, with a lovely welcome pack. It's a good location to explore all of Norfolk, everywhere was 45 minutes away. The fish and chip from the local shop weRead morere delicious. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 27th September 2020

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Exceptionally clean and cosy barn conversion in a rural location close to a village, with good facilities. A variety of places to visit by car. Hospitable, friendly owners, with generous welcome pack on arrival. Lovely patio area with bird feeders, attracting small birds. Also a secure shed, which gave ample, safe storage for our bikes and bike racRead morek. Excellent all round. Hide

Reviewed by J 5th September 2020

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The location is so peaceful and the property kept to a high standard. I lost count of the birds that came to the garden feeders . There was a welcome treat of fresh bread and various jams etc complete with wine and beer in the fridge. Both the seating and bed are very comfortable and the owners are very welcoming but do not interfere. It would alsoRead more make a wonderful honeymoon spot. Hide

Reviewed by Eunice 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Nicola 22nd August 2020

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We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage. Everything was just as the pictures and it felt very much like a home from home. Whilst the owners live next door they did not disturb and were lovely when we did see them and have a chat. Would happily recommend.

Reviewed by Brian 8th August 2020

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Ideal for our first stay in the Norfolk countryside.

Reviewed by Kevin 1st August 2020

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The property is spacious and welcoming, with a well equipped kitchen and a pleasant outdoor space. It's location is just off the beaten track so I would recommend this to anyone looking for peaceful relaxation. We used it as a base for exploring the broads and north Norfolk coast and had a great week.

Reviewed by Donald 25th July 2020

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We had a great week at the Old Pig Pen. Lovely well equipped converted barn in a quiet Location. Great base for cycling around the local countryside visiting attractions and a short drive to the coast and the Broads. Some good local pubs close by - the Kings Head in Bawburgh was especially good. Hope to stay again some time in the future.

Reviewed by P 20th July 2020

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Jason & Wendy have made excellent use of the space in this converted farm building to make a very comfortable cottage for 2. The living area, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom are spacious and lack for nothing in terms of facilities and equipment. The enclosed and private courtyard is a real bonus and ideal for enjoying a drink after a good days walk. Read moreIf you are looking for a comfortable rural retreat then I can think of no better place to be. Hide

Reviewed by Nicky 13th July 2020

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Beautiful cottage with absolutely everything provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible, a real home from home. Situated in a very quiet country road but only a couple of minutes drive to local village, perfect for exploring the area. Fantastic hosts who were very helpful

Reviewed by Paul 4th July 2020

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The old pig pen was surprisingly spacious, well equipped. Full size kitchen and bathroom. Very clean and well maintained set on a very quiet lane with the owners living next door, handy if needed but they werent! Quite a small but private garden. We had a very peaceful week. But close enough to Norwich and surrounding attractions. First class cottaRead morege couldnt recommend enough! Hide

Reviewed by Alun 15th March 2020

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Excellent property with very welcoming hosts who couldn't do enough for us. Some lovely walks close by.

Reviewed by Jaimie 22nd February 2020

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Delightfully furnished and finished converted farm building with oodles of charm and character. Warm and cosy with all mod cons and a pleasant patio. Fabulously secluded spot. Very generous and hospitable landlords. Allowed us a later departure without hesitation.

Reviewed by David 21st September 2019

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A very comfortable and well equipped cottage in the country side. We were pleasantly surprised to find a lovely welcome pack of goodies when we arrived.

Reviewed by Philip 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Diane 23rd August 2019

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This property has been done to a very high standard , the design ,the features , the decor , are all top class and you feel at home straight away , Jason and Wendy were perfect host their when needed and greeted when we arrived . Also we thought was ideally located for all towns / beachs ,all within 40 mins. An idylic retreat for a couple who wish Read moreto relax, explore, and enjoy. Would highly recommend The old pig pen to everyone . Very enjoyable long weekend we had . Hide

Reviewed by DEE 22nd July 2019

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Beautifully finished cottage, everything you might need in the kitchen, very comfortable and a lovely little garden to sit out. Well located for lots of holiday visits.

Reviewed by Anthony 6th July 2019

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This is a well appointed property, about half a mile or so off the main road. The location is very quiet, the lane outside the from door has about 20 cars a day usually at peak times! Good access to the north coast and to Norwich.

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Thoughtfully converted and beautifully styled barn for two
Open-plan space with full height ceiling
The cottage style kitchen
Contemporary touches such as suspended lighting
Cook up the perfect romantic meal
Upright timbers divide the kitchen and seating areas
Choose the breakfast bar or table for a bite to eat
Relax in the comfortable lounge area
The perfect spot for a few hours with a favorite book
Enjoy a morning coffee on the private patio
Refueling for an afternoon walk
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Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The most northerly county in the East of England, Norfolk is a land of beautiful contrasts. From the swooning reed beds and endless maze of waterways in the Norfolk Broads; the unspoilt stretches of fens and shingle spits where bird and wildlife thrive; a famous royal palace and the historic cathedral city of Norwich, this enticing area of England is just waiting to be discovered. Visit Sandringham Palace and see where the Queen lives or find out where lavender grows; you could journey to one of the largest seal haul outs in Europe at Blakeney Point or have a traditional day at the seaside at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The cathedral gilded city of Norwich is a wonderful place to lose yourself either walking the ramparts of Norwich Castle or the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The city has an exceptional array of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Well connected to the national rail and road network, Norfolk is easily accessible from London, the M25 and from major city terminals.

Norfolk is characterised by its horizons and big skies, straight highways and rural trappings. Also, when it comes to attractions, visitors to the county will be spoilt for choice. If you love animals and birds, head to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, or the Cley-Next-The-Sea. With such a long coastline Norfolk boasts some magnificent stretches of beach – favourites include Cromer, Old Hunstanton, Wells-Next-The Sea, the dunes of Winterton-on-Sea, and Brancaster (a favourite for dog owners).

There are so many places to visit and activities to get involved in on a Norfolk holiday. We have some lovely properties including country cottages, farm conversions, large family houses, apartments and surburban home from homes in our collection. Why not find your perfect holiday home today?

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