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The Cart Lodge is a stunning recently converted traditional Norfolk Barn offering luxury self- catering accommodation for 4 people in a peaceful location less than a mile outside the pretty Norfolk village of Great Massingham. The cottage offers loads of character, with vaulted ceilings throughout, tiled floors with underfloor heating and equipped with quality furniture, fittings and linen to provide plenty of contemporary comfort.
- Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner: A light and spacious open-plan area with exposed beams, full-height ceiling, large picture-window and patio doors onto the adjoining courtyard. The kitchen offers double oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dish-washer and washing/dryer. There’s 2 comfy leather sofas, TV, DVD, music centre, loads of...The Cart Lodge is a stunning recently converted traditional Norfolk Barn offering luxury self- catering accommodation for 4 people in a peaceful location less than a mile outside the pretty Norfolk village of Great Massingham. The cottage offers loads of character, with vaulted ceilings throughout, tiled floors with underfloor heating and equipped with quality furniture, fittings and linen to provide plenty of contemporary comfort.
- Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner: A light and spacious open-plan area with exposed beams, full-height ceiling, large picture-window and patio doors onto the adjoining courtyard. The kitchen offers double oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dish-washer and washing/dryer. There’s 2 comfy leather sofas, TV, DVD, music centre, loads of books and games. Dining table and 4 chairs.
- Master bedroom with Norfolk made, wrought-iron king-size bed and lots of wardrobe and cupboard storage space. TV & hairdryer.
- Twin room with 2 wrought-iron single beds. TV and hairdryer
- Family bathroom with bath & mains pressure shower over, sink with mirror and wc.
There is WiFi throughout, cot and highchair are available on request and on arrival guests are greeted with flowers, homemade cake and the kitchen is well stocked with basic provisions. Luxurious linen and towels are provided.
Dogs are very welcome (typically two per cottage). There's a fully-fenced exercise paddock a 30 second walk around the corner from The Cart Lodge by the car-parking area and loads of pathways to explore within the 4 acres of West Heath Barn land, and far beyond. We charge £15 for one dog, £25 for two per stay.
Our second barn, The Dairy, is directly across the courtyard from The Cart Lodge and sleeps up to 6, making it the perfect option for large families, groups of couples or multi-generational holidays.
Read our reviews on Trip Advisor (see both our listings as West Heath Barn and The Cart Lodge in Great Massingham) to get a flavour of all The Cart Lodge has to offer (January 2018 "We stayed in the Cart Lodge at West Heath Barn over Christmas. I don’t think it could have been improved in anyway, it was just perfect. Beautiful location, fabulous accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything you could need to hand".
We offer 7 night stays with a Friday arrival/departure day throughout the year and from January 2023 SHORT BREAKS are available as either a 3 night stay (Friday to Monday) or a 4 night stay (Monday to Friday) during January to May and October to December (excluding the Christmas week). Short breaks are priced at 75% of the weekly rate. If you are interested in a short break please contact us. We will provide a quote and you can then place a booking.
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We don't like to give a list of rules as holidays are about doing just what you please. We'd only ask that you treat our cottages with respect, particularly if you are bringing your dogs, and leave it as you found it.
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Meet the host
Hosting since April 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: We live adjacent to the cottage and are on hand should you have any problems or need any further information. We will meet you on arrival, show you all you need to know to ensure you enjoy your holiday and be available throughout the week as required. That said, we are not here to intrude and keep a very low profile unless you seek us out.
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Perfect. Hosts, Accommodation, location and Alpacas
What a wonderful place. We have just spent a fabulous week in North Norfolk, staying at The Cart Lodge. The house is absolutely beautiful with thoughtful touches throughout. The hosts, Gill and Dave, met us on arrival and showed us around which was a lovely touch and made us feel very welcome. There was even a home made lemon drizzle cake, fresh farm eggs and milk and beautiful flowers to help us feel at home.
All the furnishings are tasteful, clean and well coordinated. The bed linens are beautiful and the beds, very comfy. The kitchen is well stocked, with everything you need to prepare wonderful meals. The bathrooms are gorgeous and the creams and shower gels smell divine. There is definitely sufficient space for a family of 6. The location is beautiful, only a short drive from the village and wonderful pub. The farm setting really adds something special to the holiday, and the alpacas, chickens and cat are just wonderful. What a treat to take them for a walk - - - do not miss this activity as they are such characters.
We explored the local area, including Sheringham and Brancaster beaches, Holkham Hall, Holt, Norfolk lavender, boat trip on the Broads and seals at Blakeney. It is such a pretty area with a lot of great activities for all the family.
We would definitely recommend The Cart Lodge at West Heath Barn for a wonderfully relaxing vacation. Give it a go. You will not be disappointed. Thanks so much to our wonderfully friendly hosts, Gill and Dave. You really went the extra mile to make this a very special holiday. Hope to see you soon.
Visited July 2021
Written 1 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Apologies Jill that I have been so tardy replying to your lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and we're delighted you had a great holiday. We absolutely love living here at West Heath Barn and it's always a delight when our guests love it too.
Written 13 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dundee, United Kingdom34 contributions
A beautiful, comfortable, well-equipped, self-catering property
Situated a mile from Great Massingham and convenient for exploring West Norfolk and further afield, the Cartlodge at West Heath Barn is ideal for a relaxing holiday exploring Norfolk. There were only two of us, but with double and twin bedrooms it comfortably sleeps four (and our bed was extremely comfortable!). The kitchen is well equipped and the personal welcome was exceptional. The living area is large and comfortable with TV, DVD and Hi Fi. The rural location is beautiful and the courtyard with outdoor table and chairs was ideal for enjoying relaxing drinks during the warm summer evenings we enjoyed. BBQ facilities are available if required. It really couldn't have been better. There are excellent pubs / restaurants nearby, and the village post office and shop supplied all the provisions we needed. Highly recommended.
Visited July 2019
Written 10 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review and we're delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in The Cart Lodge. It was a pleasure to meet you and perhaps we may see you again should you ever make the very long trip down from Dundee to Great Massingham to explore more of North Norfolk.
Written 13 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Another wonderful stay 💜
This was our second visit to the Cartlodge at West Heath Barn and we just love it! There are some great local pubs near by the dabbling duck is one of my favourites and the beaches are just beautiful. It is a great location If you like being out of the hustle and bustle but close enough to come and go.
The lodge itself is really well equipped, clean and just so homely. I could actually live there!! It’s pet friendly and there is a lovely enclosed field that the dogs can run around in. We also have a small child and Gill provided me with a cot and a high chair which was great.
We can not wait to return!
Visited December 2018
Written 3 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for the lovely review - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and also the local area which has so much to offer. Hopefully we may see you again at some point in the future when you decide to explore even more of North Norfolk.
Written 4 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
A week at West Heath Barn
Excellent week at the Barn. a real home from home. Extremely clean and beautifully decorated throughout. The facilities for the dogs are excellent with an area just for them in beautiful grounds. The hosts are welcoming friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. A real treat we will be back . Thank yoy
Visited May 2018
Written 20 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay - it was lovely to meet you and your pooches and hope we may welcome you to West Heath Barn again at some point in the future
Written 2 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom9 contributions
I don’t think it could have been improved in anyway, it was just perfect. Beautiful location, fabulous accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything you could need to hand. Gill was a lovely host and made us so welcome. Even greeted us with mince pies and a bottle of bubbly, thank you so much!
The buildings and grounds are extremely well maintained and even in mid winter look great.
We met the alpacas’s who are absolutely gorgeous and so pretty.
It was truly a lovely Christmas, thank you Gill for allowing us to bring our dogs too. We will return and most definitely recommend The Cartlodge to family and friends.
1st class accommodation, facilities and location x.
Visited December 2017
Written 28 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the lovely review - it was a pleasure to meet you all, including the dogs. Hope we may see you here again at some point in the future. You saw Norfolk in the very worst weather so you're bound to be even more taken with it if you come back when the sun shines!
Written 31 December 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Beckenham, United Kingdom12 contributions
What a lovely place.Gill and David made us so welcome.its so quiet and just what was needed to wind down.
The paddock for our small dogs was so secure and nicely kept,the dogs really enjoyed the holiday.
Lots of places o go and lots to see.
Everything you could possibly need is at the Cartlodge,its kept so nice and clean.The lovely cake was so yummy that was waiting for us.
Recommend spending some time with the Alpacas,they are such characters.Tyler the dog is so friendly
Perfect place to relax and fabulous hosts.we would love to go back again.
Visited July 2017
Written 30 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for the lovely review Maria and so glad you both enjoyed your stay. Hope we see you again at some point in the future when you need another rest!
Written 2 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hampshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
Perfect place to stay!
We had a fantastic time at ‘The Cart Lodge’ over the Christmas holidays. Everything was perfect and we had all we needed. Not only did we love our stay there but also our 4 year old son and our two dogs!
Gill and Dave thoughts of everything and made our accommodation very homely and added a touch of Christmas. A touching welcome of a bottle of bubbles,mince pies and treats for the dogs.
A great place to stay with children and great walks for the dogs and an amazing enclosed dog run which our dogs loved!
Nothing was at fault but the only thing we regret was not being able to book for New Year as well! : )
Thoroughly recommend The Cart Lodge and very much look forward to visiting again soon.
Visited December 2016
Written 8 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and many thanks for taking the time to post this lovely review. A belated Happy New Year to you all and we hope we may see you again in the future
Written 9 January 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Oxford, United Kingdom7 contributions
A fabulous week... Simply perfect
We have just returned from a fantastic, relaxing break staying in the wonderful Cart Lodge at West Heath Barn.
The accommodation is lovely, extremely clean with absolutely everything you need to make your home from home stay stress free.
On arrival we were greeted by Gill and her husband Dave with warm home baked scones, jam and cream, simply delicious and just what you want regardless of your journey time! There is a great welcome pack with fresh bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee etc etc which coupled with everything you need in the kitchen and throughout ensures you settle in straight away.
The location and grounds are stunning. Our family enjoyed barbecues in the courtyard soaking up the sun, the boys loved playing in the fields but the 'highlight' of the holiday was meeting the friendly Alpacas! They are such characters... We all walked and fed them and each came away with our personal favourite.
We can't wait to return next summer and explore more of this lovely area and relax again at West Heath Barn.
Visited August 2016
Written 15 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay in The Cart Lodge and that you also loved the area and got to know Norfolk better. Hope to see you again next year - by then the alpacas will be even better behaved on their walkies and we'll be able to explore further afield on Peddars Way
Written 16 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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What this rental offers
Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
Wi-fi and internet
Kitchen and dining
About the neighbourhood
Less than a mile from Great Massingham, one of Norfolk’s prettiest villages, and adjacent to Peddars Way National Trail, West Heath Barn is an ideal base for exploring all that Norfolk has to offer. We’re close to a wide range of attractions from walking or cycling on Peddars Way to the magnificent historic houses and country estates including Sandringham, Houghton Hall and Oxburgh Hall and more. The stunning Norfolk coast is less than 30 minutes drive away, offering 60+ miles of sandy beaches, marshlands and big skies. Birdwatchers are within easy reach of Snettisham and Titchwell bird reserves. Burnham Market and Holt offer chic retail therapy and the fabulous cities of Norwich and Cambridge are less than an hour away.
We'd advise to get the best out of this area, you do need a car unless the primary purpose of your holiday is to walk the network of paths that surround us.
How to get there
West Heath Barn is less than a mile outside Great Massingham. Most of our guests do travel here by car (unless they are walking Peddars Way National Trail) and there is plenty of parking immediately beside the cottages. Should you wish to travel by train, the nearest mainline station is Kings Lynn (about a 15 minute taxi ride). There is a bus service from Great Massingham to the key towns that surround us (Swaffham, Kings Lynn and Fakenham) but do bear in mind we live in a beautiful rural area so public transport reflects that.
Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm • Check out by 10 am
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
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