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Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Hickling B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Horsham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Beautiful, well-run B&B in gorgeous setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

After much searching to find a place to stay using our 'unusual stays' voucher, we happened upon the Dairy Barns in Norfolk - and we were glad we did, as it was a lovely, relaxing stay. Combining a visit to see friends in Norwich with a 2-night break at this old converted dairy, we enjoyed a warm welcome from Jill (the owners' mum) and home made scones on arrival, plus plenty of good places to eat recommendations. You are right on Hickling Broad and minutes from big empty beaches - so the location is perfect.

The standard room and ensuite bathroom were huge and comfortable. While the breakfasts were fanastic and arrived exactly at the time we requested (the kitchen must be run with military precision!) Make sure you try the waffles with fruit - yum. The breakfast area is tastefully decorated and filled with flower arrangements (think they do flower arranging weekends). Would have loved to get married there, shame we've already made all of our plans :) One thing, it would be great to have a curved mirror on the road outside, so you can see traffic approaching from the right, as it is a blind turn out of the car park. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we will recommend you to others.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HJDeane, Owner at Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us, I'm so pleased that you had such a great time. I will have a think about how we could possibly make pulling out on the lane a little easier.

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Hannah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We were given a experience voucher and decided to use it for a short 2 night stay in the Dairy Barns in early May 2014. Upon arrival we rang the big bell and was promptly met by the owners Mum. She was incredibly friendly and showed us to our room etc and also provided us with a pot of tea and yummy scones. We felt at home straight away.
The room was large, clean and had all the facilities we needed. Could have easily spent longer in such a room. Connected to the WiFi without trouble.
You write down what you would like for breakfast the night before. This actually worked out really well as you arrived at breakfast (with a friendly greeting!) and it was pretty much ready for you straight away. Plenty of breakfast options and the room/barn you eat your breakfast in is beautiful.
Jill offered lots of tips on places to eat and places to visit - we especially like the Greyhound pub which is a short drive away.
We would certainly recommend and would go back again!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HJDeane, Owner at Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay, I will pass your comments on to mum or should I just call her our "walking, talking tourist information office" !

Best Wishes

Hannah
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Spent 2 nights at Dairy Barns in late April 2014. We received a very warm welcome and shown to our room which was very spacious and comfortable. Two large slices of Victoria sponge were wating for us in our room with an ample complimentary tray of assorted teas, coffee an hot chocolate and a flask of milk. There were also complimentary chocolates on the pillows. Breakfast sets you up for the day and at Dairy Barns this is no exception. We did the "4 in bed" check and apart from the high beams, it wa spotless. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We had a 2 night stay here from a voucher for an Xmas present .we were greeted by Hannah's mum( Hannah was away ) she showed us to our lovely room and the we had tea and cake in the lounge very nice gesture. Breakfast next morning in the barn was delicious . Location was great for broads and coast would definitely go back .

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Stayed in Willow cottage for my cousin's wedding at Dairy Barns and had a lovely time. The cottage was comfortable and spotlessly clean with a well equipped kitchen and very fast WiFi! The wedding went without a hitch and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, fun and friendly. All in all couldn't recommend this place enough. Fiona

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in the Swallows Nest and didn't want to leave. Perfect room, amazing bathroom, and a very comfy bed, definitely worth the upgrade! Very friendly welcome from Hannah. Fresh milk and homemade cakes on arrival was a nice touch. Having breakfast delivered to the room felt such a treat and tasted great! Would highly recommend, and will most definitely be back to stay at the Swallows Nest again!

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HJDeane, Owner at Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Its great that you had such a good stay, breakfast in bed is always a real treat! I look forward to seeing you both again soon Best Wishes Hannah
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Location is superb. Rooms are large and clean with plenty of facility's. Breakfast is beautiful and there's plenty of it. Service is five star. Thoroughly recommend. Conveniently located for the beach and the broads and local pubs for Excellant evening meals

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HJDeane, Owner at Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for your kind words, I always think the Seaside room is a really summer feeling room, so I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay in it. I will pass on your comments to my ladies who work here as they all work very hard to make sure all our guests have a good time with us. Hope to see you again later in the year maybe Best Wishes Hannah
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Property: Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast
Address: Lound Farm, Hickling Lane | Hicking, Hickling NR12 0BE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Hickling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Hickling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dairy Barns was awarded best bed and breakfast in the East of England and is based on a working farm. We are only five minutes from both the beauty of the Norfolk Broads and Sandy Beaches of the coast. Accommodation is in a self-contained barn conversion. Each room is on ground floor level and offers excellent en-suite facilities and extremely comfortable super king or twin beds. Our suites are something extra special each very spacious with fabulous bedrooms and bathrooms,lounge area and private garden. Off-road undercover parking available. 3 cosy country cottages are also available on the farm. ... more   less 
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