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“Great Weekend”
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Decoy Barn
Ranked #1 of 2 Fritton B&B and Inns
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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“Great Weekend”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed here for the wedding / reception of my stepson-wife's son. It is a great little place. Right on the road, but quiet. The host were great. The breakfasts were perfect. The garden was wonderful. The bathroom just the right size. The room is a bit on the small size, but we fit in well and have such a good time. The host/hostess looked after our every need and were what made it such a good weekend.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Stay at the Decoy for a wedding locally and stayed with family. The accommodation was excellent and the host were delightful. Would consider revisiting as part of a longer stay as it was that good. Breakfast was great, full cooked for myself and my wife had the waffles and bananas OMG.
If you are in the neck of the wood I would highly recommend it and worth the money. Thanks too Karen and her partner as they could not have been more helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We found this accommodation by chance and are so glad that we did. The rooms, converted from an old stable block, are beautifully appointed, with a sizeable walk-in shower. When we arrived Karen soon produced tea, coffee and home-made cake, which we enjoyed in the lovely garden. The breakfast the following day was excellent and we were extremely sorry to be only staying one night. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Decoy Barn for a friends wedding at nearby Fritton House. A lot of potential "refugees" unable to stay at the latter will have to fight to find other places to stay in the immediate locality and Decoy Barn is probably your best bet in the area if that is the case.
Karen and Paul are congenial hosts and helpful sorting stuff out as they did for us arriving later than expected on the Friday night and looking to get eat etc.
Rooms are purpose built off the garden in a former barn arrangement. They're not huge but big enough with a luxury bathroom. There are tables outside each room which are nice to sit out on ( weather permitting obviously).
Breakfasts were good and large portions with most accompaniments you might want.
The road off which the B and B is sited is quite busy and you do here it but it's not the end of the world.

I'd have to dock Decoy Barn one star if I'm being objective and this would be for the fact that it seems when everyone is using the facilities ie showers there is a finite amount of hot water. We were hoping to have ours before leaving for the wedding at around 1430 but there was no hot water whatsoever! According to friends who had stayed there before this was not an isolated incident. So maybe get up earlier to ensure a non Gordonstonesque experience!

  • Stayed July 2013
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KarenGtYarmouth, Owner at Decoy Barn, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review Decoy Barn B&B.
We are sorry to learn of the problems you experienced with the power shower.
All our guests that weekend were attending the same wedding and all required to get ready and shower at around the same time in the afternoon. We are unable to control the amount of time guests spend in the shower or the amount of hot water being used, and being the hottest day of the year so far the power showers were obviously a welcome relief!.
When we converted the derelict stables into en-suite bedrooms we made it our priority to provide our guests with power showers and enough hot water for everyone by purchasing the largest hot water tank available.
We were unaware of the previous occasion you mention and in 7 years of operating Decoy Barn we have not experienced this problem before.
We hope it didn't spoil your stay with us at Decoy Barn and we hope to see you again should you wish to stay in the area in the near future.
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

I stayed here during the week on business and cannot fault it. Everyone was very helpful and kind and the room was lovely with outside seating available in a lovely garden. I would recommend to anyone visiting this area!

Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We were touring East Anglia in May and looking for somewhere to stay the night when we found
Decoy Barn. Karen made us very welcome and we felt very fortunate that she had a room available for that night. Decoy Barn was a wonderful place to stay, very comfortable. On arrival Karen made us a pot of tea and we really enjoyed her homemade cake. The bedrooms are on ground level. Our room was very nicely furnished with a lovely patio area outside wth chairs and table. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't quite warm enough to eat our delicious breakfast outside.
We would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

We stayed at Decoy Barn 3rd July 2013 on a visit from Cornwall all the way to Norfolk to collect our new puppy. We received a lovely welcome on arrival with coffee served on the patio right outside our room. The room was lovely, very tastefully done and with extremely comfy beds, a rare treat as so many hotels and the like have very firm (hard) beds. Breakfast was served right at the requested time, beautifully presented with such friendly caring service.
If we go back to Norfolk we would most definitely book Decoy Barn again
Thank you Karen and Paul, you are providing a super service.
Barbara and Terry

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Decoy Barn
Address: Decoy Barn Beccles Road, Fritton IG10 2QP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Fritton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Fritton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Decoy Barn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Decoy Barn is a two hundred year old four star gold rated barn/stable conversion backing onto and with views over Fritton lake country park. Each room has direct access via patio door to the patio and has its own patio furniture. ... more   less 
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