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The Dairy Barns

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Farmhouse with 9 rooms £78-£150 prpnb

TRIPADVISOR, Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010 – Regional Winner. Norfolk Tourism Awards Best Bed & Breakfast 2011. EDP Business Awards 2014 – Finalist – Best Customer Care.

The Dairy Barns

The Dairy Barns


Lound Farm, Hickling Lane,
NR12 0BE


Dairy Barns – Norfolk Bed & Breakfast

• 6 Bed & Breakfast Rooms (all en-suite)
• 3 Extra Special Bed & Breakfast Rooms (all en-suite)
• 3 Holiday Cottages

A warm welcome and touch of luxury awaits at Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast set between the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk coastline on a working family farm with 6 cosy Bed & Breakfast rooms and 3 Extra-Special rooms. You’ll receive a personal and friendly welcome with tea and homemade cake on arrival. There’s a relaxed atmosphere, a touch of luxury and plenty of flexibility. Additionally, three self-catering cottages are also available. Open all year round, one is yards from the Farm in the heart of the countryside and the other two a short walk from Sea Palling beach for seaside holidays.

We have 6 regular rooms, each beautifully colour-themed and all on the ground floor that look out over the courtyard garden or farmyard. Although we may call them our regular rooms, we still believe in pampering all our guests and these rooms are of course very comfortable, spacious, well-equipped and come with what we consider to be those important little finishing touches such as luxury Body Shop toiletries, delicious chocolates on your pillow, a variety of magazines, fresh flowers and of course television/DVD and hot drinks tray. Our regular rooms are all en-suite with fantastic power showers and luxury towels and have wonderfully comfy twin or super king size beds with crisp linen and cosy, pretty duvets.

Our bed & breakfast accommodation is flexible to suit larger groups and we also have adjoining doors to form a family suite in two of the rooms. Most of our regular rooms can also accommodate up to 2 children in put-me-up beds. We can accommodate guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users with one of our rooms offering wider doorways and a large wet room style bathroom with shower seat. It is also located closer to the Breakfast Barn than other rooms. Please contact us to discuss specific needs.

Our Extra Special Rooms are completely self-contained with a lounge area with TV/DVD, comfy sofa and dining table, luxury bathroom with fluffy towels, robes and luxury Body Shop toiletries provided. They have super king size bed and each has doors leading onto their own private courtyard garden. All have a kettle so you can make a cup of tea or hot chocolate and of course a fridge and glasses in case you want to enjoy a glass of wine or champagne. Each Extra Special Room has their own front door for complete privacy and they are very special places to stay.

We have a snug coastal-themed guest lounge which is a comfortable place to relax in the evening or on a rainy day with a selection of good books, board games, wine glasses and a corkscrew and for your enjoyment an enclosed garden with large courtyard is available for our guests with a number of garden games for all the family.

Norfolk is a renowned for its home-grown food and we use only the very best fresh, local ingredients for our breakfast menu for our Farmhouse Breakfast from trusted local suppliers. We offer an extensive choice from our traditional Full English Farmhouse Breakfast with rare breed pork sausages and bacon to delicious homemade waffles. We also offer fresh fruit, cereals, toast with local jams and marmalades.

Enjoy the beautiful setting in 360 acres of farmland, nestled between the Broads and the coast, with farm walks and advice about where best to spot the abundant bird life and even red deer. Guests are also welcome to say hello to Molly, Frankie, Podkin, Holly and Ted – our horses and ponies as well as dogs Shadow and Berry and Poppy the cat.

We can offer recommendations of places we know and love ourselves – where to eat, places to visit, the best beaches and pubs and practical help with venue or restaurant bookings or picnic baskets if required. Dairy Barns is an excellent base to explore Norfolk and is well located for great local activities including walking, cycling and bird watching as well as heading further afield to take in Norfolk’s coastline, rural landscape, market towns and villages, historic houses, wildlife, city life and so much to see and do for all the family.

There is Wireless Internet connectivity throughout, although due to our rural location speeds can be slow!
Plenty of free private undercover parking available.

Dairy Barns is non-smoking

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableGolf available (onsite or nearby)Working farmCycles for hireVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerHairdryerHigh chairs available

Cycle storage available. Children welcome from age 2.


See location of The Dairy Barns on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 419255  Lat: 52.77286 Long: 1.58482

By Road:
From Norwich/Wroxham. Take the A1151 to Wroxham from Norwich. Travel through Wroxham. At Stalham take the 2nd left at Tesco's jct, signposted Sea Palling and brown sign for Waxham Barn. Go across mini-roundabouts following signs for Sea Palling and Waxham Barns. Half a mile before Sea Palling take right turn, Hickling Lane. Dairy Barns are 1/2 mile on right hand side.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Working farmWorking farm
  • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available

Cycle storage available. Children welcome from age 2.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan