Located just outside the pretty Norfolk village of Great Massingham, West Heath Barn offers stylish bed and breakfast accommodation in a stunning, recently converted Norfolk barn surrounded by beautiful, tranquil countryside.
Set in over four acres of land just off Peddars Way, a 46 mile-long, ancient footpath, there’s no wonder this property is popular with walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. There are many footpaths and bridleways for guests to explore, one of which leads you to the award-winning Dabbling Duck pub and restaurant in Great Massingham which is less than a mile away. You’ll probably spot West Heath Barn’s resident alpacas in the paddock as you set off.
Those interested in exploring the wider area will find a host of places to visit including magnificent historic houses and country estates such as Sandringham, Holkham, Houghton and Oxburgh Hall. The fabulous Norfolk coast is a 25 minute drive away, offering over 60 miles of beaches, unique salt marshes and big skies. Birdwatchers are within easy reach of Snettisham and Titchwell bird reserves. Burnham Market and Holt offer chic retail therapy, Swaffham and Fakenham are more authentic traditional market towns and the fabulous cities of Norwich and Cambridge are less than an hour’s drive away.
West Heath Barn comprises three barns, all of which date back to the 1850s, when they served as a granary, dairy and cart-lodge. They have recently been completely renovated and decorated in a contemporary, country style, retaining their original character but now offering beautifully appointed, luxurious accommodation. The B&B rooms are located in the largest barn (previously the granary) and many of the original features such as the vaulted timber roof are still visible in the hall and provide a stunning backdrop as breakfast is served.
Afternoon tea is served in the sun-drenched double aspect atrium with its honey-coloured Jerusalem sandstone floor, which offers a warm and bright space for guests to read, relax and plan their visit. When the weather permits, guests may choose to sit in the lavender lined courtyard garden which provides a tranquil spot to unwind and soak up the sun. For those who are feeling more energetic, guests can pause to commune with the alpacas grazing in the paddock before exploring the network of scenic pathways and trails that surround West Heath.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in three rooms in the main barn – two doubles and one twin room. The double rooms have their own private entrance and overlook the enclosed, south-facing courtyard. They each have a wrought iron, king-sized bed handcrafted in Norfolk. The twin room is accessed through the main barn entrance. All rooms are comfortably equipped with a flat-screen television, an en suite bath or shower room with luxury toiletries and a limestone floor with under-floor heating. Tea and coffee-making facilities are provided, and guests are served afternoon tea (with homemade cake of course) on arrival. Free, wireless internet access is available.
West Heath Barn also offers two dog-friendly, self-catering cottages which have proved popular for larger groups of family and friends who have different needs with some staying in the B&B accommodation and others choosing to be more independent. For more details see the West Heath Barn website.
B&B rooms are priced at £95 (double) or £85 (twin) per night, or £75/£70 for single occupancy.
Your hosts, Gill and Dave Davies, cook a traditional breakfast to order on their AGA stove, using the finest locally-sourced produce. Sausages and bacon come from their family butcher, eggs come from chickens in the village, and the jams and marmalades are homemade. Please advise Gill and Dave of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.
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