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7 Nights  

  • £695  to  £1485

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Short Breaks From

  • £181 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £338 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Snipe

Snipe combines rustic charm with a spectacular location to offer 4-Star Gold accommodation for up to six guests in three bedrooms. The former barn has been carefully converted into one of eight luxury Norfolk holiday cottages on a family-run farm where guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of the countryside that makes the Waveney Valley a favourite holiday destination for couples, families and friends. Wheatacre Hall Barns provide a fantastic array of facilities for guests, including a games barn, soft play area, gym, outdoor hot tub, spacious grass area for playing, and river frontage from the surrounding farmland for coarse fishing. Depending on availability, cottages can be booked together to accommodate groups of extended family and friends, providing a very comfortable base for your holiday.

Wheatacre Hall Barns are in south Norfolk, not far from the border of Suffolk and just a short drive from the breathtaking Norfolk Broads National Park. Not only do guests have direct access to the river from the farm, but it is possible to hire a boat and spend lazy days exploring the waterways that flow through the landscape in liquid ribbons that are a haven for waterfowl and other wildlife. If you prefer to explore on dry land, then there are miles of footpaths and cycling routes that make it simple to explore, and the owner of Snipe can arrange free bike hire for guests if required.

You certainly won't struggle to plan days full of activities to keep everyone happy. Start in Beccles, about five miles away, where there is a good variety of places to eat, drink and shop, as well as a local museum. Walk to the top of the bell tower (open from March to September) or shop at the twice-monthly farmers' market. The outdoor swimming pool is a popular spot to let the kids play and cool off in the summer, and you can take the Big Dog Ferry over to Geldeston Locks where there are lovely walks around marshland and countryside, and a friendly country pub if you work up a thirst. Golf and fishing are very popular with Aldeby Hall Fishing Lakes, Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre and Caldecott Hall Golf Club all nearby.

Kids are easy to please at popular Norfolk attractions like BeWILDerwood, Africa Alive, Pleasurewood Hills and Pettits Animal Adventure Park, all of which are within a short drive of Wheatacre Hall Barns. The historic city of Norwich is about a half an hour drive from the cottage, as are beaches at Southwold, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

Whatever you are planning, whether it be a romantic escape in Norfolk, taking your family for a holiday full of traditional entertainment and experiences, or catching up with old friends and family to celebrate a special occasion, the owners of Wheatacre Hall Barns have created a luxurious home-away-from-home that will appeal to all ages.

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Owner details:

Joanna Burroughs joined Independent Cottages in April 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (The Norfolk Broads)

Accommodation Comprises:

Snipe is a semi-detached cottage with accommodation over two levels. The owners have maintained as many original features as possible, using aspects like exposed brick and beams to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere.


  • Open-plan living area with oak beams, leather sofas and lots of natural light thanks to glass doors that open onto the terrace. There is a flatscreen TV and the cottage has WiFi.
  • Fitted kitchen with lots of cupboard space and quality appliances to keep preparing and serving meals stress-free. The dining table has space for six guests and there is a breakfast bar with additional seating for lazy meals and relaxed dining. A door opens onto steps that lead to a private patio.
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, WC and handbasin.


  • Spacious master bedroom with a king-sized bed and proper storage.
    Second bedroom with two single beds and a tall wardrobe for hanging clothes and storing bags.
  • Third bedroom with a zip-link bed that can either be king-sized or two single (2.5ft-wide) beds.
  • Tiled family bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: Snipe has a private fenced patio area with garden furniture and a barbecue at the rear, and a terrace at the front of the cottage, with allocated parking close to the door. Guests also have access to all of the shared space and excellent facilities at Wheatacre Hall Barns.

Additional Information: Short breaks are available all year round, depending on availability. A well-behaved dog is welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Smoking is not permitted. All utilities, linen and bath towels are provided.

Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

Snipe Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Super-king/Twin & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £695
To £1485
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Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, 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)1502 677208 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Joanna Burroughs
Member Since April 2019

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* Calendar last updated: 25th May 2024