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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.

West Heath Barn assures guests a restful night’s sleep in their three king and twin rooms. Each is comfortably equipped with a limestone floor, with cosy under-floor heating provided by eco-friendly heat harvested from under their alpaca paddock. All rooms have a flat-screen television, an en suite bath or spacious walk-in shower with luxury toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers and complimentary WiFi. The king rooms have wrought iron beds, beautifully handcrafted in Norfolk, and their own private entrance overlooking the enclosed, south facing courtyard.

All rooms are on the ground floor, so particularly suited for those who find steps and stairs a little challenging and can also accommodate a baby or child in a cot or z-bed.

Breakfast and afternoon tea are served in the sunny double aspect atrium where guests may read and relax throughout their stay.

West Heath Barn also offers two dog-friendly, self-catering cottages. These 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 for a double or twin, or £80 for single occupancy

Your hosts, Gill and Dave Davies, provide a traditional Aga breakfast, freshly cooked to order, using the finest local ingredients and is served with a selection of fresh fruits and cereals. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available.

You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from West Heath Barn tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.

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  • Flat-screen television
  • Locally-sourced food
  • Self-catering options available
  • Self-contained accommodation

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We had such a warm welcome from our hosts Gill and Dave. Tea and homemade cake on arrival, well thought out luxury accommodation which was absolutely spotless and had wonderful touches throughout, including lovely bathroom products and drinks in our room. We really felt welcome as friends and not paying guests and will most certainly be returning to stay again


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