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The Dairy at West Heath Barn

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The Dairy self-catering cottage
The Dairy on the left with dog exercise paddock and country walks on your doorstep
Peaceful location less than a mile from Great Massingham and adjacent to Peddars Way National Trail
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Dairy is a spacious, comfortable and well-equipped two-bedroom converted barn with a wealth of character. It sleeps 4 (or 6 including the sofa-bed in the large lounge) and also offers the option to link to an additional double bedroom to accommodate a further 2 guests (contact owner for more details). Well-behaved dogs are very welcome. The Dairy is part of West Heath Barn which comprises 3 recently converted barns dating from the 1850's. We are situated a mile from the attractive Norfolk village of Great Massingham and immediately adjacent to Peddars Way National Trail. It offers the perfect location to explore all that Norfolk has to offer being an ideal base for those wishing to visit the local historical houses and gardens, for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers and the stunning...The Dairy is a spacious, comfortable and well-equipped two-bedroom converted barn with a wealth of character. It sleeps 4 (or 6 including the sofa-bed in the large lounge) and also offers the option to link to an additional double bedroom to accommodate a further 2 guests (contact owner for more details). Well-behaved dogs are very welcome. The Dairy is part of West Heath Barn which comprises 3 recently converted barns dating from the 1850's. We are situated a mile from the attractive Norfolk village of Great Massingham and immediately adjacent to Peddars Way National Trail. It offers the perfect location to explore all that Norfolk has to offer being an ideal base for those wishing to visit the local historical houses and gardens, for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers and the stunning North Norfolk beaches are just 25 minutes drive away. We’re surrounded by tranquil countryside offering lots of great dog-walking in our own paddock or on the network of pathways around us. Guests walking to Peddars Way will pass by our resident alpacas en route to the award winning Dabbling Duck Pub & restaurant in the local village. Accommodation comprises: - Fully equipped kitchen (oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dish-washer) and adjacent utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer & laundry facilities. - Entrance hall, and wc - Lovely spacious lounge with wood-burner, TV & DVD, 2 leather sofas and further sofa-bed to accommodate a further 2 guests - Master bedroom with Norfolk made, wrought-iron king- size bed and en-suite bathroom (bath with mains pressure shower over, WC and sink) - Pretty twin room, with 2 wrought-iron single beds and en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower) - An additional double room with en-suite is available to accommodate a further 2 guests if required to sleep up to 8 guests overall (additional costs apply) Facilities: - WiFi throughout - On arrival guests are greeted with flowers, homemade cake and a welcome pack of basic provisions. - Luxurious linen and towels are provided - A cot and highchair are available on request Dogs are very welcome at The Dairy (typically 2 although we may accept more by arrangement so please contact us to discuss) with access to a fully-fenced exercise paddock right outside your back door. There are loads of pathways to explore within the 4 acres of West Heath Barn land and far beyond. Our second barn, The Cart Lodge, is directly across the courtyard from The Dairy and sleeps 4, making it the perfect option for large families, groups of couples or multi-generational holidays. Read our generous reviews on Trip Advisor (you'll find them most of them as West Heath Barn and a few more as The Dairy in Great Massingham) to get a flavour of all The Dairy has to offer (April 2017 “having stayed in various places across Norfolk The Dairy at West Heath Barn has to be one of the best ... our hosts, Gill and Dave, were very friendly and accommodating ... facilities are first class both for people and dogs, and the location is perfect'). Change-over day for weekly rentals is Saturday. We also offer short breaks out of peak season (October to April). Please note that price per day shown for short breaks is based on a 3 night stay - 4, 5 and 6 night stays are at a lower daily rate. Request a quote for the number of days you require.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We don't like to give a list of rules as holidays are about doing just what you please. We'd only ask that you treat our cottages with respect, particularly if you are bringing your dogs, and leave it as you found it.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Gill D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed 13 October 2020

This is the third time we have visited West Heath Barn, but on this occasion it was to stay in one of their two exclusive cottages. West Heath Barn is located in a lovely rural spot just a few minutes from the Peddars Way Walk....More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank SJEAD
westheathbarn, VR Owner at The Dairy at West Heath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to come back to West Heath Barn and try out our self-catering cottages as our B&B is currently closed. It's great to hear it ticked the box! Thank you also for taking the time to post your lovely review...More

Reviewed 29 July 2020

This is the fourth time we have returned to West Heath Barns. The accommodation is perfect for us and our dogs, who love the paddock to play in. It is important to us just how clean and well maintained the cottages are as I suffer...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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westheathbarn, VR Owner at The Dairy at West Heath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're delighted you had a relaxing and enjoyable time, particularly in current circumstances. Thank you so much for choosing to come back yet again and thank you also for taking the time to post a lovely review. We really appreciate it. Take care and perhaps...More

Reviewed 15 March 2019

A beautiful part of Norfolk with Peddars Way right on the doorstep, we saw hares, partridge, owls, deer and grasssnakes. Plenty of walks, beaches and nature reserves just a short distance away. Gills alpacas were are great hit with the kids and they had the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Angela T
westheathbarn, VR Owner at The Dairy at West Heath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2019

Great to hear that you love it here as much as we do - we're very biased but we do think it's a perfect place to live. Thank you so much for the kind review and if you're back in Norfolk hopefully we'll see you...More

Reviewed 14 March 2019

We stayed over half-term with 2 children and granny. The property was immaculate, spacious and adapted perfectly to our needs. The location was very important to us, being right beside the beautiful Peddars Way National Trail. Gill made us so welcome and our children had...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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westheathbarn, VR Owner at The Dairy at West Heath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2019

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at The Dairy and post such a lovely review - we really appreciate it. It was great to meet you, learn more about Peddars Way from an expert and the extra help with the alpacas each morning...More

Reviewed 8 March 2019

Our fourth visit to this fantastic converted dairy. It feels like home from home. Gill and Dave are fantastic hosts and can't do enough for you. Feels like going back to see friends; they make you feel so welcome. Great location, countryside on the doorstep...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Chris E
westheathbarn, VR Owner at The Dairy at West Heath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2019

Thanks so much for such a lovely review - we really enjoy enabling our guests to have a great holiday and it's a real pleasure when they are such lovely people. Hope to see you and the dogs again when you fancy another trip to...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Dairy was amazing. So well equipped and peaceful. Family and dog friendly with an exceptional dog paddock for her to run and play in. We felt very much at home here. Freshly baked cake, milk tea and coffee all provided. What a delight. The...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Gill D, VR Owner at The Dairy at West Heath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for the lovely review Maggie and really appreciate you sharing it rather than keeping the secret to yourself! We loved meeting you both, and your gorgeous little dog, and hope we see you again at West Heath Barn at some point in the...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

We stayed at the Dairy in March and it was absolutely perfect. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need whilst staying there, down to provisions to start your stay off and a lovely cake to greet us! The accommodation is spotless and...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank C J
Gill D, VR Owner at The Dairy at West Heath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate the time to post such a nice review. Hopefully we may see you again at some point in the future when the weather is better and you can explore more of Norfolk.

Reviewed 1 February 2017

It has taken a little while to write this review but the delay should not retract from the wonderful experience we had here. My daughter and I took my elderly grandparents for a week away with the knowledge that due to limited mobility this may...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Gill D, VR Owner at The Dairy at West Heath Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thanks for the lovely review and glad to hear your parents, daughter and yourself had a great time. As we were very new here when you came to stay, it's really great to hear we're doing it right. Your daughter is doing better than most...More

Reviewed 24 March 2015

The Dairy was just magnificent, warm, comfortable, everything that you could want for holiday luxury. We have had many self catering holidays, and The Dairy just about beats all. We had not been to Norfolk previously and really enjoyed going to surrounding places, and The...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Barbara04_13
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed over the Easter period in The Dairy and had a lovely time. The barn is spotlessly clean and with the underfloor heating an even temperature throughout. Everything we could wish for was available and can highly recommend, the dog even had a paddock...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank sharon f
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Less than a mile from Great Massingham, one of Norfolk’s prettiest villages, and adjacent to Peddars Way National Trail, West Heath Barn is an ideal base for exploring all that Norfolk has to offer. We’re close to a wide range of attractions from walking or cycling on Peddars Way to the magnificent historic houses and country estates including Sandringham, Houghton Hall and Oxburgh Hall and more. The stunning Norfolk coast is less than 30 minutes drive away, offering 60+ miles of sandy beaches, marshlands and big skies. Birdwatchers are within easy reach of Snettisham and Titchwell bird reserves. Burnham Market and Holt offer chic retail therapy and the fabulous cities of Norwich and Cambridge are less than an hour away.
Getting around
We'd advise to get the best out of this area, you do need a car unless the primary purpose of your holiday is to walk the network of paths that surround us.
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