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7 Nights See prices

  • £295  to  £700

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Short Breaks From

  • £70 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Off-Road Parking

About The Barn

Oxnead House is ideally situated in the village of Rockland St Mary, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads and is home to four beautifully furnished holiday cottages that offer a high degree of comfort and style. Set within an acre of grounds, belonging to the owners traditional 19th Century farmhouse, the cottages are well placed for a relaxing holiday in a peaceful setting.

This is a perfect place for those who enjoy the countryside and the cottages are located just two hundred yards from the village pub and Rockland Staithe where leisure boats moor. They are also within an easy walk of Wheatfen Nature Reserve and the RSPB Reserve at Rockland Broad.

This is a superb holiday destination for walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and those who enjoy canoeing, fishing or who simply want to relax in this beautiful Broadland setting. Completely self-contained, the holiday cottages afford private gardens, making them ideally suited for couples, friends, families or large groups who want to celebrate a special occasion, if all cottages are booked together.

The area offers a multitude of places to visit and interesting attractions. Within a few miles you have the historic City of Norwich with its heritage buildings, Norman cathedral, excellent shopping and great selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs. The Norfolk coastal resorts of Great Yarmouth and Cromer are within easy driving distance as is the sunrise coast of Lowestoft and Southwold and the Suffolk Heritage resorts. Why not enjoy a day exploring the area along the winding country lanes; visit the County towns of North Suffolk and South Norfolk; have a meal in one of the pretty village pubs or visit one of the stately homes and gardens within the area - whatever your age, you are sure to find something to please!

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Ian Saunders joined Independent Cottages in September 2011

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Norfolk)

The Barn accommodates up to four guests and is an old flint and brick property that retains much of its former charm and character whilst offering modern day comforts. All accommodation is on one level, making it suitable for guests with limited mobility. Fully central heated, The Barn is a welcoming retreat at any time of the year.

Accommodation and Facilities:

  • Light and airy open plan lounge/dining area/fitted kitchen. There is comfortable seating, a thirty two inch flat screen television with Freeview, DVD player and iPod docking. French doors lead out to the enclosed patio and garden area with garden furniture for alfresco dining and a BBQ.
  • The kitchen has oven, hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
  • Bedroom one with zip and link bed that can be arranged as a king-size double or a twin upon request.
  • Bedroom two also has zip and link beds which can be arranged as a large double or twin.
  • Compact bathroom with shower-bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Additional information: There is a washing machine available for guest use by the main house (free of charge) and an iron and ironing board are available on request. Short breaks are available outside high season, and at short notice throughout the year. Free Wi-Fi. A welcome basket including a bottle of wine is provided upon arrival (please let the owners know if you would prefer chocolates instead of wine). Cottage has full central heating. Towels and bed linen are provided along with bathrobes and slippers for all adults.

Star Rating: 4 Star

The Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 23rd Jul 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 - Fri, 9th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 10th Sep 2022 - Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Oct 2022 - Fri, 14th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 15th Oct 2022 - Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Oct 2022 - Fri, 23rd Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £255 | 4 nights: £290 | 5 nights: £305 | 6 nights: £325

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 24th Dec 2022 - Fri, 30th Dec 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Double - both with zip & link beds that can form twin rms)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1508 538295 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Ian Saunders
Member Since September 2011

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Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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The Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 8th August 2022
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