Little Barn

Melton Constable, Norfolk

Charming gardens for you and your dog in a barn conversion in rural Norfolk half an hour from coast


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Down a peaceful country road through fields where horses quietly graze, to an 1880s Norfolk farmhouse with a glorious garden behind. Little Barn is attached but utterly private and Sally and Ken could not be more welcoming.Inside is immaculate yet homely; cook as elaborately as you like in the well-equipped kitchen/diner while chatting to everybody else in the sitting room with cosy wood-burner a step below.French windows open to your own, beautifully-kept piece of garden with table and chairs for eating al fresco – you’re free to roam the big garden too. Take walks or cycle from your front door, stock up in Briston (one mile), the coast is half an hour away. Comfortable to return here after a day of blowy walks, crabbing, bird and seal watching, or exploring historic Holt.

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We think you'll love

  • The abundant birdlife in the secluded garden and hedgerows
  • That dogs are welcome and have access to the large, secure garden
  • Walking for half an hour to the Hunworth Bell pub, renowned for its food
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Home truths

  • The twin room has low, sloping ceilings
  • Both bedrooms share a bathroom
  • It’s a bit of a schlep to the coast


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
Pubs/restaurants 20-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £72
Weekly price
from £505
2 night stays £295, 3 night stays £325.
1 Barn for 4
From £723 beds2 bedrooms


A cosy and comfortable barn conversion. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped, lovely private garden and a wood burner that warms the whole property, there is central heating but we hardly used it.

Jacquie, Long buckby

Little Barn is a pretty cottage with a lovely garden. We found it very clean and well equipped with everything that we needed, including a wood burning stove. There is much to see and do in North Norfolk and we found the cottage ideally situated for visiting the area. We hope to return next year.

Susan, Hertfordshire

the cottage is really lovely - in a perfect peaceful location, it is really well equipped. The owners are really helpful if you need anything and we bought our dog and the garden is enclosed. Reasonably priced and really clean. Gorgeous Holkham beach is only 20 minute drive and perfect lovely beach, really dog friendly.

Natasha, Twickenham

The most perfect retreat. lovely cottage and Sally and Ken have thought of everything to make Little Barn so comfortable. Cosy and warm, comfy bed, charming garden and lots of space to relax in. Little Barn is in a very pretty part of Norfolk with lots to see and do locally, lovely walks and the perfect cottage to return to after a bracing autumn walk. We had just a short break but loved every minute.

Penny, Exeter

Our last visit was the 10th time we have stayed at Little Barn , which must speak volumes on it's own!! The cottage has everything you could wish for and the garden is beautiful. The owners, Sally and Ken are always welcoming and really helpful. The beach at Wells next to the sea is a short drive away with its miles of sand. The Georgian town of Holt is nearby and supermarkets are easy to find in the vicinity. There are a number of Pubs and eateries nearby producing some excellent dining. I cannot praise Little Barn too highly we will be returning next year for our 11th visit.

Evelyn, Chelmsford

We stay at Little Barn regularly, three summers and Easter. We absolutely love it there, accommodation is very comfortable, kids love it, amazing garden, peaceful and owners are absolutely delightful. We will be back again!!

Maree, Bishops stortford

This was our second visit to Little Barn and we loved it just as much as the first! The cottage is very comfortable, well organised and well-equipped. The garden is beautiful and it is quiet and peaceful. There is tons to do in Norfolk for fine or rainy weather and something for all ages. The owners are on hand to help if you need it. Thoroughly recommended.

Imogen, Edinburgh

Peaceful, relaxing and tranquil, this cottage is excellently equipped. It's our fourth visit and we should really be keeping this wonderful secret to ourselves !! John & Joy

John, Leicestershire

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The neighbourhood

Little Barn is in a peaceful, rural area surrounded by fields with horses and sheep. The village of Briston is roughly 20 minutes on foot, five minutes by car, and has a butcher, baker, fresh fish shop and pub. Nearby Holt provides everything else. The North Norfolk coast is half an hour's drive.

Local points of interest from Sally Holmes

  • Little Barn is in the middle of Norfolk in a quiet, rural location surrounded by fields. Set off in any direction, you will find something to interest you. History,art, wildlife, cafes & pubs, walking. See what you can find. Coffee in Holt is a good start.
  • Norfolk is full of history. Experience the Viking and Middle Ages at Norwich Castle & Cathedral, as well as the many rural Saxon & Norman churches, reputedly 600! A trip on the Poppy line from Holt to Sheringham takes you back to the Steam Age.
  • Enjoy the abundant wildlife at the Pensthorpe, Titchwell and RSPB nature reserves. Take a boat trip from Blakeney or Morston to see the seals at Blakeney Point. Spend the day on one of the lovely beaches, or step out on a bracing coastal walk.
  • There are some interesting tea shops to visit. The Village Store in Itteringham has been trading since 1637! Try the award winning tea shop in the quaint village of Heydon, the eccentric Dial House in Reepham. Great coffee in the Black Apollo in Holt.
  • There are many gardens to visit. Houghton, Blickling and Felbrigg all have wonderful walled gardens and walks at any time of year. The Old Vicarage at East Ruston is inspiring and full of ideas for gardeners. There are also open gardens in season.
  • The whole family will enjoy adventure days at the magical world of Bewilderwood or the Jurassic world of the Dinosaur Park near Norwich. Explore the Priory Maze near Sheringham, or cycle safely with the family at Blickling or Holkham.


Sally Holmes

Sally and Ken live in the farmhouse attached; they were illustrators for many years and now design and maintain gardens. They’ve been running this place for years and strive to make their guests happy and comfortable: free logs for the wood-burner, a bottle of wine, milk, coffee and tea. They try to welcome you but if that's not possible they leave clear instructions for picking up the keys.