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“Our fabulous second home!”
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Barns Front Garden, south facing sheltered enclosed garden.
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Barns Front Garden, south facing sheltered enclosed garden.
Master Bedroom with King Size Four Poster bed - flat screen TV with free view. Private Garden with Hot Tub & Gas BBQ with seating for 8 overlooking open fields. Level decking.
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Barns Front Garden, south facing sheltered enclosed garden.
Master Bedroom with King Size Four Poster bed - flat screen TV with free view.
Private Garden with Hot Tub & Gas BBQ with seating for 8 overlooking open fields. Level decking.
Lounge leather soffas & chair. Large flat screen TV with view, Ipod dock, DVD player, Music Ctr.
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area that seats 8 adults.
Main bathroom - Free standing boat bath and shower cubical - there is also an on suite in bedroom.
Guests sunbathing in snow late December then in to the Hot Tub - good for you?
Owl hunting in field taken from Kestrel Hot Tub.
Rookery Barn Bees - Our first summer extraction 2012 we sold out of honey by September..
Barns in the snow late December.
Cromer Pier - home of the famous Cromer crabs only a short drive,
Gunton Hall home of a large herd of deer a visit at any time especially exciting during the Rut.
Avocets at Salthouse - Marshes car parking all year round easy nature watching.
Dunlin at Salthouse a fairly common sight - bird watching at its best.
Red Arrows at Cromer Carnival.
Pinkfoot Geese arriving early Autumn on their migration to Norfolk. Flights over the Barns.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
North Walsham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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PippyKos
Bedfordshire, UK
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Our fabulous second home!”
Reviewed 14 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Yes that's right, we love this place so much that we think of it as home! We have visited the Kestrel Barn for 6 consecutive years now... and I am pretty certain this will continue for as long as it is still there and we are still alive!!
The barn is in the perfect location with so many different things to do nearby. It is well equipped and has all the facilities we need. The towels were better this year too! ;0)
Ken and Nicola are very helpful and always there if we need anything.
The Barn is spacious and comfortable! The hot tub is brilliant, even in the cold weather - we just don't want to get out!!
Looking forward to our 7th stay next year! :0)

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Nov 2015
Hi,
Many thanks for your review. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017 - glad you were happy this year with the towels and you again enjoyed your stay with us.
Merry Christmas
Ken & Nicola,
RBHolidays
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Elizabeth...
Bedford
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very comfy and good value excellent”
Reviewed 6 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We just had a 4 night stay , but the level of comfort is excellent. It is very well furnished with everything you would need to cook and look after the family. There was a hot tub which was a great addition.
We felt safe and secure. Good car parking and nice garden to sit in. Near good pubs etc and the sea is a short walk away.
Nicola and Ken the owners were lovely and made us feel very welcome. Hopefully return next year.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
15 Nov 2015
Hi,
Many thanks for your lovely review - we are pleased you all had a good holiday with us and we look forward to greeting you again.

Yours sincerely
Ken & Nicola
RBHolidays
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Philip B
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Holiday with short walk to promenade and beach”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed in Kestrel Barn which offers excellent accommodation including a hot tub. Lovely warm welcome from owners along with a starter pack of essentials. This was the second time we have stayed at Rookery barn Holidays (2014 & 2015) and booked our 2016 break before leaving to travel back home.

We unreservedly recommend Rookery Barn Holidays and this area of Norfolk for a great break. If you have a dog the area is also super dog friendly. Everywhere we went the beaches have areas for your dog to have fun, including Wells, Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Horsey as well as locally in Walcott and Bacton.

Rookery Barns are located within a few minutes walk from the dog friendly beach, pub, cafe and fish & chip shop. The accommodation is well located with the Broads, Cromer, Wells and Great yarmouth just a short drive away.

We like to walk along Norfolk's fabulous beaches with our dogs and, when the tide is out, one can go on for miles locally from Walcott. The seals are at Horsey which is only a very short drive and in September there was a huge group of around 50-60 seals with young pups up on Horsey beach.

We all had a wonderful holiday at Rookery Barn Holidays

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Liked best: Quality accommodation and location near beach
Liked least: everything about this destination was very good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Oct 2015
Hi
Glad you all had a good time again - thank you for this great review - we look forward to meeting you all again June 2016.

Kind regards
Ken & Nicola
RBHolidays
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Trina M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“First class”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The accommodation was first class. Lovely quiet setting. Nearby poaches pocket pub very warm and friendly. Beautiful sandy beach just a 15 minute stroll away. Everything you could possibly want for a quiet relaxing holiday. A world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As we travelled with dogs it was so refreshing to see so many local businesses especially eateries, where dog friendly.

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Liked best: Setting
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Hi
We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us and the local area was good.There is a good beach very nearly on our door step with easy dog walking especially to the local dog friendly Poachers Pocket. We hope we can welcome you all again in the future. Still lots more to see and do in lovely Norfolk.

Kind regards
Ken & Nicola
RBHolidays
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Stacy H
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic location, fab nearby beach, plus a hot tub - what more could you want!”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Two families with two young children each (2 and 6 years olds) stayed at Kestrel Barn in August.

Kestrel barn is lovely, modern and clean. It accommodated two families with ease, without us feeling like we were in each others way.

Ken and Nicola are brilliant, always on hand and the welcome gift basket was lovely.

The outdoor area had a gas BBQ and a fantastic hot tub. The highlight of the holiday was the beach - which was about a 15-20 minute walk (with slow walking small children) and perfect for us - never ever busy, even in the height of August, it was lovely and sandy - a little gem. Much better than the hustle and bustle of Cromer!

We had a fantastic time at Kestrel Barn and I would definitely recommend it.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Hi to you all,
we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us - we hope you will come and stay with us again soon and enjoy some more of our wonderful Norfolk attractions.

Regards Ken & Nicola
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Carl B
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent and enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The barn was spacious and equipped to a high standard, the welcome hamper was a nice touch and we all enjoyed the hot tub, Thank you for an enjoyable holiday!

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Liked best: everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
9 Aug 2015
Hi
This is very kind of you. We are glad you all had a good holiday with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Best wishes Ken & Nicola
RBHolidays
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sally f
1 review
“friendly and comfortable”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped with good size rooms. The hot tub was excellent fun for evening relaxation after a busy day and Nicola and Ken could not have been more welcoming. Excellent holiday had by all. Thank you.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
13 Jul 2015
Hi

Many thanks for you lovely review, we are pleased you had a good holiday with us and look forward to meeting and greeting you all again in the future.

Kind regards
Ken & Nicola
RBHolidays
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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