"Thank you again for a fantastic stay. We come here broken and shattered from city life and return fresh and ready to go again." 

“New, clean, stylish, it had everything we could want and was a great base from which to do all sorts of fun things for the family… Hurrah for North Farm, it made a great holiday and we hope to come again.”

“You thought of everything and the children had a great time which meant that we did too.”

"This hut is absolutely charming. We wished for a “get away from it all” break and it couldn’t have been better. We didn’t want to leave, but after some freshly cooked eggs (which we were able to purchase from our host) we said our farewells and I have an inkling that we may be back…"

“As soon as I arrived at North Farm, I knew it was going to be the perfect get-away. Far removed from busy roads, and residential areas. This place is situated amongst grassy fields and beautiful meadows. The farm grounds are utterly charming.”

"As a family of four, with a 5 year old and a nearly 2 year old, the cottage was excellent. Not only was the layout perfect but the owners had thought of everything both for adults and children alike."

“I don’t think we’ve ever rented such a comfortable and well-equipped cottage before, and we’ve been to quite a few! We really enjoyed the peace, quiet and space, as well as watching the Barn Owl fly to an fro and feed its young."

We have worked hard to make the Cottages and the Shepherd's Hut lovely places to come on holiday and it seems that our guests agree. Jump further down the page to the see the Shepherd's Hut reviews.

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Reviews of Barn Owl and Kingfisher Cottages


Barn Owl Cottage is just simply idyllic and the eco-cottage has everything you could possibly need which made our stay super easy and enjoyable. The private garden was kitted out with play equipment for my two young children and the kids enjoyed feeding the chickens and loved eating cherries from the tree too.

Such a wonderful place to get away from it all, country walks and riverside picnics in nearby Oxnead as well as picking up some lovely handmade things in the pottery studio on site. Simply delightful! Keyworkers during the Covid crisis, June 2020 

Such a great location to go exploring and close enough to get to the coast. Thank you for making a last minute trip so effortless.April 2020

Kingfisher cottage was spotless, comfortable and very well equipped, even down to washing detergent and dishwasher tabs. The washing machine and tumble dryer meant that I didn't come home with a mountain of washing to do which was nice! They provided a cot, highchair and toys which made packing for a family of 5 so much easier! Gill was lovely and ever so helpful. The children loved saving our scraps to feed to the chickens, and Gill let them keep the eggs they had laid on the morning we fed them which they thought was really special. 

The cottage is in such a great location, with so many things to do in the local area. We visited Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall, Cromer, Norwich, Amazona Zoo,and 2 soft play areas, all of which were just a short drive away. February 2020

Wonderful stay. Cottage very accessible and toddler/baby-friendly and the egg hunt was a delight. January 2020


We don’t really want to tell anyone else about this. We want to keep it our special place... but I know these lovely people need other people to stay as well so all I will say is it’s the best place we have stayed. September 2019

A lovely setting and exceptionally well-equipped and furnished cottages. August 2019

Fabulous. All of us were amazed by the local/facilities/homeliness. Better than we could have dreamed. August 2019

Idyllic, perfect location to explore areas on Norfolk. Everything was provided and catered for which made for a very relaxing few days. June 2019

Thanks for a lovely stay - baby equipment and toys were so useful. A very relaxing holiday (well, as relaxing as any holiday is with 3 children)!! May 2019

A lovely, quiet location, well-equipped cottage and a lovely welcome hamper. Flick is quick to respond, helpful and makes sure that the cottage is set up as well as it can be for your needs. April 2019


Thank you for letting us stay on your farm. It's a fabulous place; quiet, clean, spacious, comfortable and private. December 2018

The cottage was beautiful, clean and had everything we needed to have a lovely stay. The attention to detail was great, even a log burner for those winter evenings. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Norfolk. December 2018

Thank you, as ever, for a fabulous place to stay - the children are already asking to come back again soon! November 2018

Such a lovely place to stay. Couldn't fault it for cleanliness and comfort. The thoughtful touches were also great for instance, staying with children of any age was catered for from bath toys for little ones right up to a games room which my teenage boys loved. Will definitely be returning. October 2018

A wonderful week at this family friendly barn. Our 2 and 4 year old were well entertained by the amazing garden toys, books, endless indoor toys, bath toys and drawing equipment. Gill, our host was there whenever we needed her, nothing was too much trouble! September 2018

The cottage is very comfortable, peaceful and throughtfully set-up. As an artistic lone-traveller, I have found North Farm is the perfect location for visiting country places, bird watching, churches, the Cathedral, printmakers, potters, photographers - and at the the end of the day, a relaxing place to return to. September 2018

Fantastic! Beautiful spot, lovely welcoming cottages with all we needed. Kids' toys - fab and loved the welcome pack too! August 2018

Great accommodation for families with young children(but also any age group) . Good central location with everything within easy reach . Would definitely recommend to friends and family. The welcome hamper is also a very nice touch. July 2018

We liked playing snooker, riding on the little tractors, playing swingball and looking at the pottery. We had so much fun as it is was easy to get to lots of places for adventures.May 2018

We have just returned from a fabulous week staying in Kingfisher. It was so lovely to have all the equipment we needed for the children there ready for us, rather than having to bring it along. And we very much appreciated the welcome hamper! The cottage is very child friendly and having a safe, enclosed garden, complete with outdoor toys, was perfect for our two. And lots of trips to visit the tractor were the icing on the cake! May 2018

Our stay at North Farm was too short! The little extra touches like buns and bread rolls made it really special plus we appreciate the toys, book and childcare equipment, is makes everything so much easier! We' love to come back again in the summer so we can make the most of the wonderful garden and farm setting.
N, T and J (aged 1), March 2018

Our 3 and 1 year olds loved all the indoor and outdoor toys (especially the bath toys) and the comprehensive range of kitchen equipment for kids - especially the cups, plates etc. It made meal times much easier.  March 2018

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Reviews of the Shepherd's Hut


Amazing place to stay! The Shepherd’s hut and the location is so beautiful! Definitely recommended, wish we could have stayed longer! May 2019

The Shepherd's Hut was so beautiful and peaceful and you do feel totally isolated from the rest of the world. Exactly what we wanted! Gill and her husband who live on the farm are lovely, they made us feel so welcome but whilst also leaving us to it. I also thought the little boxes of BBQ supplies (including wine glasses of course) was such a cute touch. As well as tea, coffee and sugar in little Jars. April 2019


Thank you so much for the warm welcome and your caring approach to a single traveller (plus dog). I love the Shepherd's hut - sitting on the steps watching the stars in the Norfolk sky was magical. December 2018

Beautiful, peaceful location with lovely set up and facilities. Fire pit by the Shepherds hut in the evenings, watching wildlife in the meadows and beautiful surroundings...... idyllic weekend away. September 2018

A lovely stay with my dog in the Shepherd's Hut. Great for a retreat stay away from it all. Dedicated shower and toilet, with fantastic hot water (solar supplied) plus fridge and washing up facilities made glamping "easy"! July 2018

We have returned home this afternoon from a lovely two night stay at the Shepherds Hut. It is a charming hut ideally set in a secluded meadow. We felt like we had enough privacy to sit out and relax but we were still close enough to the stable block for morning showers and to use the toilet facilities.  We enjoyed spotting a Barn Owl both days we were there! June 2018

Cozy, clean and well located. A much nicer way to camp. The hut felt very secluded, with a great area for our dogs to run around. The owners were really friendly and helpful and easy to find if needed. Felt far removed from the hustle and bustle of usual life. June 2018

Beautiful grounds and privacy in a rural but comfortable setting. Plenty of places to walk and felt very welcome. So nice to be able to arrive late - the hut was left open and the light left on, so we could find the way ourselves. Especially appreciated being able to bring the dog, who enjoyed his stay too. The hut was the perfect size for an upmarket glamping experience - great to open the door to nature every morning, after having a brilliant night's sleep in a very comfy bed. June 2018

Peaceful and spacious field with nearby stream and morning guest as the Barn Owl flew over the field. Great hospitality and warm welcome - we found everything we needed. Fully equipped washing/shower facilities with our own fridge and kettle. Thank you so much for a great adventure. May 2018

The peacefulness and natural beauty have been most restorative. April 2018

Cute, cosy and secluded shepherd's hut, host very accommodating and friendly. Information pack was helpful and hut heated up quickly with fire lit, games room was fun and the location was perfect for us - secluded but not too far away from towns and beautiful beaches. Local pub (The goat) just about walking distance (~30mins) and really nice food. March 2018

Fantastic hut on a beautiful farm. The host was very kind and inviting, always on hand if you needed something. The toilet/shower/kitchen area was perfect and cooking necessities provided. The hut's wood burner was kept us toasty which was needed in February! All round a fantastic experience and lots of local tips provided. An adventure not to forget, only 20 mins from beautiful Cromer and great walks in the local area too.  February 2018

Thank you for a fantastic weekend! The Shepherds Hut was great, we really enjoyed our stay and were warm and cosy both nights. We were lucky enough to spot the owl on Sunday morning. January 2018

This shepherds hut is a gem and is not one to be missed. Me and my partner spent two nights over New Years here and had a fantastic time. The farm was quiet and everything was in working order. Very friendly hospitality which went above and beyond our expectations. We would happily stay again! January 2018


Thank you for a wonderful stay in your peaceful Shepherd’s Hut. We have both had a magical time. August 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful summer weekend with our two dogs in the Shepherd’s hut. The hut is set in a beautiful secluded location, perfect for watching the barn owls. A true shepherd’s experience. Having packed a frying pan and coffee pot we rustled up a three course dinner and cooked breakfast using the fire pit and wood provided. The exclusive use shower and washing facilities were immaculate....a perfect weekend. July 2017

The Shepherd’s Hut was perfect for a peaceful weekend away. The wood burning stove made the place nice and cosy, and with a glass of wine it all felt very Hygge! May 2017

We had an amazing two nights in the shepherds hut, greeted on arrival and shown around and then left to light a fire and enjoy a cup of tea! Although the weather was cold wet and windy we still had plenty to do, the games room entertained us in the evenings and once the cloud cleared we had a wonderful view of the stars from the comfort of the hut! We have both left feeling super relaxed and would happily visit again!! March 2017

We really loved staying in this Shepherd’s hut. It was super cosy and lovely and warm on cold February nights and it felt like a really unique, special experience. We’d highly recommend! February 2017

Fantastic hut hospitality and location. We arrived a cold foggy day and Gill had the log burner in the hut lit for our arrival. The hut itself is incredibly cosy, and insulated with lambswool so it doesn’t take long to get toasty. The bed is super comfy and the location is gorgeous. Lots of walks and nice driving around the country side. We can’t wait to get an opportunity to return. Highly recommended. ️️️️️January 2017