Our travels last week took us to the Norfolk Broads countryside. A little Village on the coast called Winterton-On-Sea.
Our home for the week was a beautiful barn conversion called Mill Farm Eco Barn.
The barn does what it says, its very eco friendly, with rainwater running the washing machine, a biomass under floor heating system, its very own allotment that unfortunately due to the time of year didn’t have anything ready for us to use.
The barn inside is large yet cosy, with a log burner Not that we needed it (It was the hottest bank holiday on record I believe.) As you walk into the main living area you are greeted by a wooden staircase that winds up to the gantry style landing.
The landing looks over the living area and leads to the master bedroom with balcony, twin room with ensuite and the main family bathroom with huge bath and shower.
Downstairs is another 2 bedrooms and one with ensuite and another shower room.
The open plan living area hosts the kitchen area with range cooker, built in fridge and dishwasher. with a breakfast bar separating it from the dinning area that seats 8.
We were so lucky with the weather that during our stay we took the opportunity to have a couple of BBQ’s in the courtyard garden.
We laid the table inside with salad and bread and condiments and opened the trifold doors bringing the outside in!
The area around the barn felt safe enough to let the kids go and explore more or less on their own!
There is a paddock that used to be home to two ponies but unfortunately they had become poorly just before our stay so are no longer there.
Now the paddock is empty the kids could happily run around and burn off any energy they had left after exploring the nearby attractions.
As we needed a cot for the babies we chose the main bedroom with balcony each morning I would open the curtains and the door that overlook the fields around letting in the fresh morning air.
The host are lovely people and always leave a welcome basket with home made bread and cake as well as local eggs and jam.
The Eco Barn is such a lovely space for an extended family break. There are high chairs, cots, bikes toys and more.
We were talking over breakfast one morning about home nice it would be to rent out all three properties over the Christmas period for our family and celebrate all together in the eco barn!
Having looked up availability its actually already been booked so someone else must have seen its Festive potential too!
We explored loads during our stay however there is so much we haven’t yet seen so are planning our next trip to the Eco Barn.Nina xx