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Catering Services for Norfolk Barns


Dabbling Duck

Dabbling Duck Dabbling Duck Dabbling Duck

01485 520827


One of our favourite local Pubs will bring all their expertise to the house via their outside catering arm.

Chef 2 Dine 4

Chef 2 Dine 4 Chef 2 Dine 4 Chef 2 Dine 4

01603 560372 or 07890 209441


We provide private dining services for small events in the Norwich and Norfolk area.

From Sunday lunches to Hen nights, family parties or any other celebration or event, we cater for parties from 8 upwards. We prepare and serve meals in your own home or at a location of your choice.

Carway-Roe Events

Carway-Roe Events Carway-Roe Events Carway-Roe Events



Carway-Roe Events was created by myself after spending many years cooking in some of Norfolk’s and the UK’s best restaurants.  I have a wealth of knowledge about food and flavours to make your occasion one to remember.

I grew up in Norfolk and have great relationships with Norfolk’s best suppliers of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables; this means I can get the very best local and most flavoursome produce to create a bespoke menu to suit any occasion.

The Catering Experience

The Catering Experience The Catering Experience The Catering Experience

01603 880757 or 07982 038271


Well known for hog roasts, pan cooked paella and Asian inspired cuisine.

Special Occasion Catering

The Big House Company can organise chefs to cook you delicious puddings or sumptuous banquets

01553 762040 or 07795 271980


With over 35 years of professional catering experience, we are available to cater for any event.

From small informal buffets to grand catering events, Special Occasions Catering can cater for all your requirements. With our excellent service, high quality food and competitive prices, your event will be one to remember.


Local Pubs

West Acre – The Stag Inn & The George & Dragon (outskirts)

Castle Acre – The Ostrich

Great Massingham – The Dabbling Duck

Tea Rooms

West Acre Gardens

Castle Acre – Wittles

Great Massingham – The Cart Shed

Dersingham – Petals Tea Room


Activities for Norfolk Barns

Massage and Beauty Therapy

A variety of treatments can be arranged via the House – please ask for details..

Things to do

A small selection of great places to go during your visit:-

Short, long and circular walks local to Norfolk Barns on the Nar Valley Way. Enjoy rivers, woodland & views across farmland.

Castle Acre. Visit the impressive ruins of  a 12th century Norman castle and learn the history of this once fortified settlement, that played an important role in affairs of state.

Old Hunstanton Village, a charming village whose beach is an expanse of golden sand, backed by dunes.

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. An action packed family day out. Explore the magical gardens, get up close to the wildlife and walk the trails of the reserve.

Dinosaur Park with 85 acres to explore, a vast array of activities and more than 110 dinosaurs.

Sandringham Estate. The parkland is open daily for walking, running or cycling. There are 2 way marked Nature Trails and numerous other woodland paths to explore.

Go Karting for some high adrenalin fun.

Houghton Hall & Gardens. Built for Britain’s first PM, Robert Walpole. It has an impressive collection of contemporary sculptures in the grounds.

  • Sleeps Number Sleeps 18
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Hot Tub/Jacuzzi

Norfolk Barns

A ranch? In Norfolk? Think more Mexican hacienda meets country house and you get the playfulness of Norfolk Barns. If you’re looking for luxury group accommodation with a twist, this is the place for you.


Set in beautiful countryside, next to a strawberry farm, Norfolk Barns is an eight bedroom single storey barn style property, designed around a central courtyard. It’s a very popular hen do house  with lots of quirky features and ideal for large group holidays in Norfolk with plenty of activities available locally.

A lovely approach to this Norfolk barn along a tree lined, sweeping driveway

Social spaces

The living room has vaulted ceilings and a river rock fireplace with a great selection of squishy sofas and deep armchairs. There are floor to ceiling folding picture windows opening out onto the patio, which truly connects the living space with the outside. The country kitchen has all the amenities and equipment you need to prepare some delicious meals for a big birthday celebration, perhaps. Or, opt for a local chef from our recommended list.

The large sitting area has comfy sofas for relaxing with your friends

Norfolk Barns is an eight bedroom single storey


The bedrooms are arranged along two and a half sides of the property with glazed corridors connecting everything internally. There are eight eclectically designed bedrooms and six high spec bathrooms in total.

Five rooms have either king-size or super king double beds, two further bedrooms have zip and link beds so can be either twins or double, and the bunk house bedroom has two sets of bunk beds sleeping 4 people, A total of 18 guests can sleep in comfort.  Click here for the house floor plan.

Norfolk Barns is an eight bedroom single storey house

 Norfolk Barns is an eight bedroom single storey house

Fun spaces

The dining area has space enough for groups of up to 50 (please contact us for numbers over 18), there’s also room here for some after dinner dancing. The seating area has large sofas beside the log fire, or in the summer, open up the french doors to the sunny courtyard and hear the sound of the water trickling over the fountain.

A large dining and sitting area for easy socialising

 Norfolk Barns is an eight bedroom single storey house

Garden and hot tub

The pretty 4 acre garden gives you plenty of room to roam, especially if you have children in your group who want to burn off some energy there’s space for games. In the evening, with a nearby fire pit for toasting marshmallows, sit and enjoy the peace and quiet as the sun slowly sets. The courtyard garden is an adults delight, sheltered and serene, with the large covered hot tub to enjoy and an outdoor table tennis for entertainment.

 Norfolk Barns is an eight bedroom single storey house

 Norfolk Barns is an eight bedroom single storey house

During your stay

Nearby you will find activities and days out to suit everyone. There are trout and coarse fishing lakes in Narborough, and Go Ape and Extreme Adventure Parks near Swaffham (15 mins). A rare breeds farm near Downham Market is great for younger families. Swaffham Golf club is a mature woodland course that welcomes non-members. You have the Sandringham Estate on your doorstep and many historic houses that are open to the public. Swaffham has a Saturday market with bric-a brac stalls, fresh fish and meat and local produce and if you are keen on leisurely boating, take a trip on the famous Norfolk Broads. For the foodies amongst you, Downham Market and the surrounding area are packed full of fabulous places to eat and drink.

A few small points

  • Arrivals from 4pm (Monday to Friday) Departure 10am (Monday to Friday) Departure 12 midday (Sunday Nov-March)
  • We recommend taking out your own personal travel insurance prior to booking.
  • Hen parties – mature groups only


Norfolk Barns is located in Narborough, between Swaffham and Kings Lynn. The nearest train station is Downham Market.


Price Guide

Weekend (2 nights) £2825 - £3850
Midweek (2 nights) £1825 - £2030
Week (7 nights) £5400 - £5825

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Double Zip and Link Double bunk beds
Number of Bedrooms 5 2 1
En suite bathrooms 4
Separate bathrooms 2


  • Hot tub
  • Table tennis
  • Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Patio Seating
  • Disabled Access
Norfolk Barns - Property Plan

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