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Mill Farm Barn


nr Aylsham, Norfolk

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This excellent barn conversion provides spacious, light and airy accommodation with lots of character. At its heart is a large sitting room with a double height beamed ceiling and multi fuel stove, the perfect place to congregate after a day exploring Norfolk. Relax over alfresco meals in the enclosed walled garden while enjoying views across the water meadows that attract local wildlife such as deer, owls and hares.

With the 500 acre Blickling estate to explore you will be able to park the car and forget about it for a few days. The barn is on a quiet country lane which follows the meandering River Bure along the edge of the estate which offers numerous walking and cycling trails, yours to explore at any time of day. A pleasant half an hour's walk past the Bluebell woods and the lake will bring you to the fine Jacobean, Blickling Hall and its neighbouring country pub. During the fishing season you are welcome to stop and fish on the lake.

If you want to explore further afield and are feeling energetic, Norfolk’s long distance path, the Weaver's Way, passes close to the barn. Alternatively the excellent beaches of the Norfolk coast and popular coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham are a 20 minute drive. If you are looking for other ways to entertain your family during your stay we run events and activities at many of our Norfolk properties throughout the year. For some inspiration click on the ‘Nearby’ tab above.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
beamed sitting room with multi-fuel stove, two steps down to dining room, kitchen, utility room, three bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 with 5' bed and 1 twin), bathroom with shower cubicle and shower room with lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Parking for two cars in the courtyard.

Garden: There is a small enclosed garden.

Accessibility: The cottage is single storey but there are two steps up from the dining room to the living room.

The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Storage: Cycle storage provided.

Offers: Holiday guests have free access to the house and gardens during normal opening hours and selected

local National Trust places during their stay. Fishing on the lake is also included.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
A view of Blakeney Point landscape, showing the estuary south of the point © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

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place to visit
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  • Norwich city
  • Norfolk Broads
  • North Norfolk coast
  • weekly markets and auctions
  • seal trips.
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Bird watching
  • Golf
  • Nature Trails
  • Segways
National Trust places to visit
Blickling Estate
Blickling Estate Magnificent Jacobean house with gardens and park
The Textile Conservation Studio
The Textile Conservation Studio
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia
Sheringham Park
Sheringham Park Spectacular landscape park and woodland garden with miles of footpaths and stunning coastal views
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
Blakeney National Nature Reserve An extensive area of saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, dunes and grazing marsh
Heigham Holmes
Heigham Holmes A delicate and unique island in the Norfolk Broads


Comments from past visitors

  • Ms Blackmore
    • April 2017
    • Suffolk
    Good location

    The location, the size of the property and the natural countryside/Blickling Hall, pub and cafe close by, all made our stay enjoyable.

  • Mr Coleman
    • January 2016
    • Cambridge
    Value for money

    I've enjoyed ALL the holidays I've taken with the NT by booking cottages - the standards are so high, the properties always in wonderful locations, the decorating is so sympathetic to a timeless kind of standard. I love that the kitchenware is matched and not second rate. It is totally value for money and I am happy to be supporting the Trust. I am an evangelist for the cottages and will bore anyone to tears who will listen about how great they are. What I'm not interested in is more 'noise' - that is, behind-the-scenes looks at houses, tours, gimmicky stuff for children (treasure hunts and all that), shopping vouchers, anything intepretive - just getting away from things is such a blessing and one we all enjoy, including my kids, who've been on these holidays for years. Other information: I was really happy the cafe at Blickling Hall was open on Boxing Day and clearly so were scores of other people out walking - this is a great thing to offer (almost a community service) and in such nice surroundings. I think more Trust properties ought to open cafes and shops and nurseries even when the houses are closed.

  • Mr Paterson
    • December 2015
    • West Sussex
    Spacious cottage

    The cottage was so spacious and warm. everything was clean and well presented. As dog owners we were particularly pleased to be able to walk for miles on the Blickling Estate just across the road, no need to use the car.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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