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Thoughtfully converted and beautifully styled barn for two
Open-plan space with full height ceiling
The cottage style kitchen
Contemporary touches such as suspended lighting
Cook up the perfect romantic meal
Upright timbers divide the kitchen and seating areas
Choose the breakfast bar or table for a bite to eat
Relax in the comfortable lounge area
The perfect spot for a few hours with a favorite book
Enjoy a morning coffee on the private patio
Refueling for an afternoon walk
Entering the beautiful double bedroom
Spacious with a light and airy feel
A good night's rest is assured
Stepping into the hallway
Planning the week ahead
Refresh and reinvigorate in the sumptious bathroom
Tasteful styling throughout
Pretty outdoor space with retractable canopy
Footpaths and tracks from the doorstep
1 / 20  Thoughtfully converted and beautifully styled barn for two
2 / 20  Open-plan space with full height ceiling
3 / 20  The cottage style kitchen
4 / 20  Contemporary touches such as suspended lighting
5 / 20  Cook up the perfect romantic meal
6 / 20  Upright timbers divide the kitchen and seating areas
7 / 20  Choose the breakfast bar or table for a bite to eat
8 / 20  Relax in the comfortable lounge area
9 / 20  The perfect spot for a few hours with a favorite book
10 / 20  Enjoy a morning coffee on the private patio
11 / 20  Refueling for an afternoon walk
12 / 20  Entering the beautiful double bedroom
13 / 20  Spacious with a light and airy feel
14 / 20  A good night's rest is assured
15 / 20  Stepping into the hallway
16 / 20  Planning the week ahead
17 / 20  Refresh and reinvigorate in the sumptious bathroom
18 / 20  Tasteful styling throughout
19 / 20  Pretty outdoor space with retractable canopy
20 / 20  Footpaths and tracks from the doorstep

The Old Pig Pen

Mattishall (1.5mls W), Norfolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Get away from the hustle and bustle in this beautifully romantic barn conversion set in rural Norfolk
  • Scenic countryside with walks and paths to enjoy from the doorstep, or try the fairways of the local golf courses
  • Visit the North Norfolk coast with nature reserves and traditional seaside fare, or a day sightseeing in Norwich with its Cathedral, Castle and museum is recommended
Property code: 57021

With a myriad of quiet country lanes to explore both locally and throughout North Norfolk, cyclists and walkers are spoilt for choice. Sightseers will enjoy discovering charming villages and towns, stopping to enjoy local refreshments and a trip to Gressenhall Museum is sure to fascinate. For a spot of retail therapy, the fine City of Norwich is easily accessible and offers superb cultural, dining and shopping experiences. Head South to Thetford forests for a range of activities from canopy top obstacle courses to leisurely picnics. The Norfolk coastline is a short drive away with many scenic towns to visit including Hunstanton, Blakeney and Wells-next-to-Sea. Alternatively, just sit back, relax and re-charge the batteries against the lovely backdrop of the barn itself.

Upon entering the barn, guests will find the beautiful decor and calming natural tones of the hallway instantly homely, a theme which continues throughout the property. There is space to hang coats and a handy cupboard to store shoes and boots before moving through to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The vaulted ceiling with suspended lighting certainly creates a sense space, while the furnishings, colour scheme and exposed timbers ensure a cosy feeling is retained. The lounge area with a view out to the pretty courtyard has a comfortable sofa and chair for guests to relax on after a day exploring the local area, either watching the TV/DVD or enjoying a good book. The kitchen area features a cottage style kitchen with everything required to dine in including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer. A handy breakfast bar is the ideal place to grab a bite while listening to the radio and preparing for the next day’s excursions, for more formal dining there is a folding table for use. Moving through to the tastefully decorated bedroom, again with its high vaulted ceiling, there is a king sized bed to ensure a good night’s rest and plenty of storage. Completing the accommodation is the stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

The outside space has been designed to offer a great place to spend summer evenings with privacy and seclusion, with a courtyard area featuring a table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ for a spot of al fresco dining, with pretty flowerpots dotted around offering a splash of colour. There is off-road parking for one car.

  • 1 Bedroom – King size bed
  • 1 Bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop 1.5 miles
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Adam Beeney

This property is personally managed by Adam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 29th December 2022

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Excellent accommodation with many extra special touches. Peaceful location. Very comfortable bed. Would recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Graham 5th November 2022

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A nice cottage too stay in and well located for touring Norfolk

Reviewed by Mary 29th October 2022

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Everything was so clean and ordered. The owners have put thought and time into making everything very easy and welcoming. I particularly appreciated the very comfortable bed. The space is quiet and private without feeling too remote. The welcome pack was exceedingly generous and much appreciated. Everything I needed was at hand and I had a lovely sRead moretay. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 15th October 2022

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I'd recommend this holiday cottage to anyone. Cottage amazing, parking really good and location was perfect.

Reviewed by Elsie 10th September 2022

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Owners very welcoming, lovely welcoming pack, good location for North Norfolk.

Reviewed by Julie 3rd September 2022

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We have been visiting Norfolk for 25 years and this is the best holiday let we've ever been to, location is perfect ,accommodation absolutely first class ,a real home from home. Little touches by the owners for example it was my birthday and we arrived to cake ,fizz ,snacks and a birthday banner ,so thoughtful x

Reviewed by Keith 6th August 2022

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The cottage was perfect so comfortable with a delightful garden,an absolute gem in the perfect location to reach every where we wanted to go. Wendy and Jason were superb hosts always there on hand if needed, hoping to get back there very soon. Keith &Anne

Reviewed by Carol 30th July 2022

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We had a very enjoyable week at The Old pig pen, Jason and Wendy superb hosts, always on hand if you need them. Situated down a country lane, so a very quiet retreat. Cottage has everything you need for a much needed getaway. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by Joyce 24th July 2022

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Excellent cottage, well equiped, comfortable, lovely outdoor area frequented by lots of birds. Peaceful location, a very relaxing holiday and would thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Paul 18th June 2022

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Reviewed by Paula 11th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in very rural setting. Comfortable and very well equipped. Very nice feature of a few essentials left in the fridge along with snacks and cake. Hosts live adjacent but respect renters privacy. Nice small garden to sit in. Location good for getting out and about easily. If we go back to the area will check this cottage is available.

Reviewed by C 4th June 2022

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Great place very well equipped. Quiet and peaceful and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Katie 28th May 2022

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We had a lovely stay at The Old Pig Pen. The location is quiet and pretty and the place is really comfortable, clean and a lovely space. We took our baby so had space for the travel cot in the bedroom and the owners were helpful before we went and left a very nice adult and child welcome goodies.

Reviewed by Merle 21st May 2022

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A hidden gem away from it all. A perfect place to relax in the stunning accommodation.

Reviewed by Barbara 18th May 2022

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The cottage was lovely , very clean and well equipped. A lovely touch from the owners was a few nibbles, wine and cake which was very welcome after a long day. Would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Tracey 16th April 2022

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The cottage was outstanding, even better than the photos. Really could not have asked for more. Clean, spacious, light and beautifully decorated. Also incredibly peaceful, after a couple of tough years of working in school through Covid, my partner and I finally learned to sleep peacefully again! Beautifully positioned for a sunny walk, or a trip oRead moreut to many destinations, including a lovely day in Norwich, and also by the sea. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 19th February 2022

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Reviewed by Tina 29th November 2021

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This accommodation was beautiful, well equipped,confortable, homely, quirky, warm, a great location and highly recommend. A stay here will not be disappointing and you will have the space to relax and enjoy a great break away. 5 stars.

Reviewed by Neil 30th October 2021

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All in all this is a really lovely cottage of the beaten track

Reviewed by Mark 11th September 2021

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Reviewed by Sharon 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Stuart 21st August 2021

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Beautiful cottage for two - very spacious and yet really cosy. The countryside was lovely and so peaceful.

Reviewed by John 14th August 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 7th August 2021

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This is a really beautiful property that feels so relaxing and peaceful. The layout has been well-thought out and the decor is just lovely. We loved the enclosed garden and the regular visits from the birds was an added treat. Location-wise, the property is perfect: close enough to local amenities to be convenient but far enough away to really feelRead more like you can leave the stresses of real-life behind. The goodies upon arrival were more than generous and made us feel so welcome. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by James 31st July 2021

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Reviewed by Pam 24th July 2021

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Just the place for a quiet relaxing break. The Old Pig Pen had everything we needed and was centrally located for seeing the Norfolk coast and different towns and places of interest. Our hosts were friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Clive 10th July 2021

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We fell in love with the Pig Pen home from home.. beautifully and thoughtfully equippedvery clean, so very homely and comfortable. We cannot recommend highly enoughvery quiet calm location for a restful stay. Very generous welcome pack and helpful hosts. We plan to return!

Reviewed by Andrew 5th July 2021

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Lovely property with everything we needed and more

Reviewed by Sheila 12th June 2021

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Very comfortable accommodation.

Reviewed by Tracy 29th May 2021

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The cottage was really clean and very well equiped. We felt very at ease with the current situation of covid as they had all measures in place for a safe and enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Karen 15th May 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage. Everything you need is available. Very generous welcome pack which we thoroughly enjoyed. Jason and Wendy were there if we needed anything, but left us to our own devices which we preferred. Thankyou

Reviewed by Kathy 12th May 2021

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Comfortable, homely and peaceful, a lovely location for exploring countryside and coast. Exactly what we wanted!

Reviewed by Alan 1st May 2021

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Lovely cottage, everything you need, very friendly hosts on hand, highly recommended

Reviewed by George 24th April 2021

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Thoughtfully converted and beautifully styled barn for two
Open-plan space with full height ceiling
The cottage style kitchen
Contemporary touches such as suspended lighting
Cook up the perfect romantic meal
Upright timbers divide the kitchen and seating areas
Choose the breakfast bar or table for a bite to eat
Relax in the comfortable lounge area
The perfect spot for a few hours with a favorite book
Enjoy a morning coffee on the private patio
Refueling for an afternoon walk
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Location

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