Guestbook

More than a holiday home we try and make the Eco and Hay barn feel like homes. Please see some of our recent visitor comments.

What a great weekend. What a lovely little place. The one thing I will say, is that the photos do not do this justice - the Hay Barn, while small, is perfect for two (plus a couple of dogs) and the sunset views from the small garden are superb! I wish I could upload some of our photos!

The area is also stunning and the village has all that you'd need: whether you want to fall of the front door for a walk in the fields, head down to the gorgeous beach for a stroll, nip into the local pub for a pint, or pop into the chippy on a Friday, there is more than enough in spitting distance when you're in wind-down mode.

We'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet weekend away - thanks Emma for everything.
— Steve, 11 Jun 2017
Three generations had a wonderful week at the eco barn. Fabulous accommodation set amongst a beautiful part of Norfolk. Handy for unspoilt beaches,lovely villages and the lively amusement towns. Something for all. Emma and family were very welcoming and our grandson loved looking for eggs each day after 'helping' on the allotment! Highly recommendable — Janet O'Connor, 07 Jun 2017
We have just returned from a long weekend at the Eco Barn. It is located in a beautiful area with a great local pub in a 10 minute walk as well as the beach and dunes. The barn itself is very well equipped and incredibly comfortable and clean for the guests. The welcome basket with a home made cake was delicious and I only wish I could have eaten more. It was a wonderful break away from busy lives. We also ventured into Norwich and had an outstanding meal in Benedicts and there are two great cocktail bars opposite. Well worth the 30-40 minute journey. Thank you for all your help. — William & Friends, 25 Apr 2017
We spent a week in the Eco barn (3 couples) and loved everything it had to offer - a great base for exploring the surrounding area and comfy enough to stay in on a rainy day. Having lovely fresh fruit and vegetables on the doorstep was great - we used a lot of it and got creative with our cooking to use what was in season! The barn was clean, cosy and spacious - plus the cake was a bonus when we arrived. Emma & Neil were both lovely and friendly and recommended walks in the area, (as well as baking us an extra loaf of bread in the middle of the week!) A belated thank you for our stay in September! — Adele, 15 Nov 2016
We have just returned from a wonders week in the Eco barn. The barn was beautiful and has everything we needed and more. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and the home made cake was yummy!! The children loved looking for eggs and the games barn was a hit.
Thank you for a wonderful week :)
— Waasouc , 30 Oct 2016
A wonderful long weekend in the Hay Barn. Accommodation benefits from both a high standard of equipment and cleanliness for your complete comfort. Heating is amazing, lovely to walk back into if the coastal wind is biting. Emma and Neil and lovely thoughtful hosts with a home produce welcome pack and their very own walking guide for the area. All facilities in the village which really is a short walk so you can have a pint in the pub, collect your fish and chips and walk back before they are cold. Beaches are wide, clean, dog friendly and walkable for miles with sea breaks etc. Thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Thank you. — Claire, 24 Oct 2016
We had a fantastic stay in the Ecobarn – what a find! We were four couples plus a couple of dogs for a long weekend. The accommodation was superb – spacious yet comfortable, very clean, well-equipped and with the luxury of a bathroom for each couple. Emma and Neil were so welcoming and helpful and we felt very at home. We loved the location with beaches and walks and the games barn was perfect for a wet afternoon’s entertainment. Highly recommended.
Sue Block 7-10 October 2016
— sue block, 18 Oct 2016
We had an amazing weekend at the barn - cannot recommend it highly enough. Spent the weekend with friends and everything was perfect. Really clean, well equipped (including log stove) and lovely touches including home made cake and garden-picked vegetables on arrival. It's a great location - walkable distance to the beach where you can spot the seals, nice pub and village shop and beautiful walks straight from the house. House is really well geared for children (including games shed!) so would be perfect for a weekend away with children. All of it was fantastic. Loved it. Thank you. Lizzie & Tom. — Lizzie & Tom , 09 Oct 2016
You get exactly what it says, nice location, clean accomodation and very welcoming hosts who go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need............even allowing you to pick your own in their vegetable patch!!!easy walk into winterdon and to the beaches and surrounding countryside would highly recommend and would definately go back.
I am not easy to please but in this case was very pleasantly please thank you
— kim, 21 Sep 2016
We had a lovely holiday at Mill Farm, great weather, the Hay Barn was very comfortable, well equipped and the owners very friendly.
Winterton on Sea is a great town and can recommend Mill Farm as a good base to explore the area.
— Steve Gumm, 20 Sep 2016
Had a fantastic week at hay barn. Winterton on sea from 19th until 26th August. lovely .everything you could possibly need for a luxury break . Emma and Neil so helpful and kind . And lots little luxuries .were a nice surprise .lots of good walks. along the coast .....enjoyed all of it ....thanks to you both Maureen xx — MAUREEN DOUGLAS, 27 Aug 2016
Lovely week in the Haybarn, tastefully decorated to a high standard, great welcome of home made biscuits jam and vegetables from the patch. Thank you. — Laura and Steve Marshall, 06 Aug 2016
3 generations of us spent a great week at the Eco Barn. The barn is really lovely and very well equipped for a family, everything you could need. Emma provided us with a beautififul welcome basket as well as a fantastic cake, and some freshly laid eggs. It's an easy walk to the village and the beach and there are some lovely beaches in the area. The weather was also very good and we were able to enjoy the outside space at the barn. I would recommend the Eco Barn as a great place for family holidays — Roses and Bunce Families, 17 Jul 2016
A wonderfully designed and equipped holiday home. We loved the spaciousness of the living area with its beautiful brick wall, the delightful bedrooms which give complete privacy each with their own bath/shower room and the thoughtfulness of Emma and Neil who had put out age appropriate toys for our little grandson. We also really appreciated the delicious cake, jam and eggs left for us as well as being able to indulge in a wood fire each evening. An ideal place for a three generation holiday! Thank you. — Sue Middleton, 03 May 2016
Spacious,comfortable, accommodation ideal for a family holiday, run by a lovely family. The grandchildren loved the swingy chair, collecting the eggs and even grooming the ponies.Many welcoming touches such as the homemade cake and jam and leeks from the allotment, it was like visiting friends. We loved the seals and had a great day at Bewilderwood. Thoroughly recommended. — Pam, 15 Apr 2016
We stayed at the Eco barn for 4 days over the Easter holidays and had a great time. We were a group of 10 consisting of 6 adults, 2 children & 2 dogs, the barn easily accommodated our party.
It's spacious, modern and well equipped for self catering cooking and for family life (toys, games, DVD player etc). Local pub, chippy and beach all within a short walk, all in all great little village.
Emma and Neil are friendly and helpful hosts, would recommend the barn to anyone and would very much like to visit again.
Thank you from the Phipps Family
— Charlotte Phipps , 13 Apr 2016
We just spent a week at The Eco barn over new year with 6 friends and had a wonderful stay. Emma and Neil were fantastic hosts. We were welcomed with an incredible home made carrot cake as well as prosecco and home made jam. The barn is modern, light and so comfortable. It is well equipped for self catering and we all enjoyed cooking for each other and playing games whilst enjoying the space and the amazing fire! A welcome change from London life. Would highly recommend it. — Sara Woolhead , 04 Jan 2016
We were greeted by Neil who was very friendly and showed us around. The Eco Barn was the most perfect location to celebrate our Mum's 50th Birthday celebrations! It was extremely spacious for all 8 of us, with the added bonus of a bathroom for each room, it was just simply perfect. I would highly recommend this Barn for anyone - we would love to visit again! — Laurel, 07 Dec 2015
The Eco Barn was extremely comfortable - spacious with plenty of room for our two little grand-daughters, aged 1 and 3 to play, especially with the toys supplied by Emma. What a treat to have the special cake and organic vegetables! We really enjoyed our short stay, visiting the lovely sandy beach and the seal colony which were very close. We will certainly recommend this to friends as a superb holiday retreat. — Maggie Kirk, 06 Oct 2015
The Eco Barn was beautiful. Very spacious too so perfect for our family of 6 adults. The Games Barn was used everyday.
Emma, Neil (and their girls) were very friendly, and helpful without being intrusive.
The cake and basket of food was a special touch.
Winterton is a fabulous place.
Pamela and Phil, Dan and Gemma, Lew and Danielle.
— Pamela, 28 Sep 2015
What a lovely place. The barn wears its Eco-credentials very lightly but it's great to know that our little taste of luxury in Winterton isn't costing the earth. We have had a great weekend walking in the countryside, messing about on the beach and even discovering some nice bits of Yarmouth! The Barn is a fab place with welcoming and helpful owners! We will be back! Fergus, Linda and Murphy the dog. — Linda and Fergus , 23 Sep 2015
A beautiful barn conversion perfect for a group of friends to share time together. In our case we had three birthdays to celebrate and were looking for a place with a bathroom for each of our three couples. The building was a real pleasure to live in - aesthetically pleasing, very comfortable and very well fitted out and in a quiet area not far from local attractions and the beach. Emma and Neil were very welcoming and helpful hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed a their gift of a delicious apple cake and eggs from their hens. All in all a great place for friends or families to have a holiday or short break. — Louise , 28 Mar 2015
Many thanks to Emma, Neil and family. At very short notice we were provided with wonderful accommodation in the Eco-Barn. Home produced eggs were fantastic.

Information in the barn was accurate and useful. The fisherman's return pub was recommended with good reason. Nice food with large portions (good range of whisky to explore was a welcome bonus).

We look forward to returning at some time in not the too distant future.
— David Coleman, 27 Mar 2015
We have had a lovely lazy weekend strolling by the sea and the gentle walks. The gusty winds kept us indoors most of the time, but that was what out city souls needed. Peace and quiet. The accommodation exceeded our expectation. We really appreciated the unrivaled. attention to detail. Thank you to Emma and Neil for your wonderful hospitality and fabulous farm eggs! — Sarah and Yousif, 20 Feb 2015
What a lovely weekend in this wonderful accommodation. We went to see the seals which was an amazing experience. We would love to come back again. Thank you for the lovely cake, Jam and eggs! — Jane, Paul, Jake and Leigh, 13 Feb 2015
We've had an extremely comfortable and relaxing weekend. Loved the accommodation and the woodburner was very welcome at the end of a bracing days walk along the coast to see the seals at Horsey. A short walk from the Barn the Fishermans Return pub provided excellent food. We hope to return soon! — Bill, Kathie and Lucy - staying in the Eco Barn, 16 Jan 2015
The Eco-Barn is a beautiful home and we all had a very enjoyable break. The barn is very spacious and well equipped. We enjoyed walks from the barn, especially along the beach to the seals. Emma's recommendation of The Swan at Ingham was brilliant. The food was excellent and the service perfect. We also enjoyed the Nelsons Return at Horsey — Graham Randall, 14 Nov 2014
Thank you for a lovely stay in the Hay Barn. We were very cosy and comfortable in the Hay Barn. It was perfect for our needs, using at a base to visit family and friends. We managed a magical trip to Horsey to see the seals and the excellent Bewilderwood. Also the boys loved the play barn and getting up close to the animals. Will definitely recommend. — Ed and Cliare, Northants, 26 Oct 2014
Thank you for a fabulous few days in the Hay Barn. It is clean comfortable and well equipped. We were lucky to have some great weather. Walking from the barn was great and Winterton on Sea beach is the best. Our welcome home hamper was lovely - eggs especially. — Jullie, Matthew and Ted , 15 Oct 2014
Thanks again for making us feel so welcome and for letting us stay in your beautiful barn. We had such a lovely weekend and will definitely be returning. We do at least one or two long weekends away a year and yours is by far the nicest place we have stayed in. All the goodies you left us were amazing too! — Victoira, Suffolk , 22 Sep 2014
We have had a wonderful few days at the Hay Barn. The barn its self was well equipped, clean, tidy and lovely. — Rebecca and Antony, 15 Sep 2014
We have all enjoyed a wonderful week in the Eco Barn. The accommodation is stunning, we were so impressed with the warm welcome, local produce and amazing honey cake! Thank you. We have had some great days out: The light aircraft was well worth doing. We also visited Blickling and Felbrigg (amazing gardens). Baby Oscar coped very well with his new surroundings too. Thank you Emma and Neil for our great holiday! — Sandy, Paul, Verity and family , 05 Sep 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at the Eco Barn and Hay Barn. Lovely accommodation very clean and comfortable. very well done all involved, we will recommend. — Paul and Olwen, 31 Aug 2014
We have just had an amazing week at the Eco Barn. Thank you Emma & Neil for everything. The honey cake was waiting for us and fresh home grown veg. We did a local flight experience - not to be missed, Steve the pilot, top gun, amazing. We will be back. Thanks for all the hard work! — Dials, Pawleys, Allens and Klyttas, 29 Aug 2014
We have really enjoyed our stay at the Hay Barn. The location is ideal - both countryside and sea. We have enjoyed many lovely walks - no need to travel far. The Hay Barn is well appointed, comfortable and clean. An excellent place to stay. We really appreciated the basket of fresh eggs and veg when we arrived. — John and Janice, London , 16 Aug 2014
A lovely stay to celebrate Amelia's first birthday. Tilly loved the chickens and ponies. Thank you Max for teaching her to groom them. Thank you Emma and Neil for the eggs and homegrown produce. All very tasty and for both being so friendly. We made full use of the games barn and inside toys.

A well looked after holiday Barn that we have all loved.
— Daws and Yeomans, Bath, Devon and Dorset, 15 Aug 2014
Thank you Emma and Neil for an extremely comfortable few days in your lovely Hay Barn. Having a server animal allergy the fact that I suffered no ill effects play tribute to the standard of cleanliness. Lots of lovely walks without having to get into the car. We will definitely be back. — Sue and Dave, Hampmshire , 30 Jul 2014
Thank you. We have had a great week in your fabulous barn that certainly has the wow factor! Our group of 8 plus two dogs have enjoyed our Norfolk adventures - sandcastle making, seal watching, walking, swimming and exploring.... A huge thank to Max, our girls thoroughly enjoyed grooming the ponies. — Sue, London , 18 Jul 2014
Had a wonderful week at the Eco Barn with weather to match. The house accommodated all of our needs including those of a 6 month old baby and 2 dogs and a teenager.

The local bettered our expectations and the sunsets behind the church spire will certainly be remembered. The locals have been very welcoming (especially in the pub) and made the stay highly enjoyable, as did the cake that greeted us on arrival.

Thank you for a great week in fantastic accommodation. Would highly recommend this property to those of all ages!
— Taylors , 11 Jul 2014
What a wonderful few days we had in your eco-barn. It has been so perfectly decorated and laid out and worked so fantastically with the age of the children. The totally loved the games barn and as I said it was such a pleasure to see them just make their own amusement for hours on end! The cake and veg was fab as was the plumb jam, thank you. I wish you every success in your endeauvour to provide the perfect holiday home! — Sam, 07 Apr 2014
Spacious and luxurious, the Eco Barn is a delightful place to stay: so light and airy but warm and comfortable. Emma and Neil are wonderful hosts - we felt really at ease. Enjoyed the walks on the beach, and discovering the ruined St Mary's church. — Dave & Sue, 20 Mar 2014
Thanks so much for the super stay at the Eco Barn. We loved visiting the seals at Horsey, walking the dunes and building sandcastles at Winterton, visiting Bewilderwood and Wroxham Barns. The girls have had one of their best half terms ever! — Alexander, Ciaran, Lotte and Helen , 21 Feb 2014
We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found a wonderful location for a February holiday. The sites and activities in the area are inexhaustible. However, the best part is being able to stay in your beautifully renovated and appointed barn and be so warmly welcomed by you. — Kathleen and George, USA, 21 Feb 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. The barn is beautiful and there is so much to do in the area. — Watkins Family, Northhants, 04 Jan 2014
I especially liked the selection of books, the pots of cyclamen outside, the heavenly beds, the view from the upstairs window and the shower! Not to mention the wood, the glassware and all the simple & beautiful design... and the seals, and the sunsets... I would love to visit in the summer when the patio can be used and the space really appreciated.

London
— Emily Engel , 02 Jan 2014
The Barn is beautiful and well appointed with super comfy beds. The walk to the seals and their pups was absolutely delightful and gave us a healthy walk before Sunday lunch. Emma, thank you for the goodie basket on Friday evening, most welcome. Carrot cake 10/10. I hope everyone who comes to visit enjoys their break as much as we all have! — Fay and Simon, Rutland, 22 Nov 2013
What a wonderful weekend we had at Mill Farm. The house was amazing - very comfortable, warm and quiet. We loved the pretty local village, the pub food and the sandy beach. We will definitely be back in 2014!
Elaine, Mark, Myles and Wila
Nov 2013
— Elaine Sedgwick, 07 Nov 2013
A wonderful weekend at Mill Farm Eco Barn! The barn is spacious and stylish and the open plan living area provided a perfect relaxing social space for our group. The kids loved the space in and around the barn, playing on the beach, leaping from the dunes and meeting the ponies. A lovely weekend was had by all! — Penny, Jake, Millie and May - London, 04 Nov 2013
Fabulous conversion in a modern style but in keeping with the traditional barn. A comfortable stay in very spacious rooms. We loved the under floor heating when the temperature dropped. Had some lovely visits to the beautiful local beach - warm and sunny in October! Oh, and some delicious fresh fish from a nearby fishmonger, not to mention the friendly hosts! — Jenny, Rob and Emily, 07 Oct 2013
An amazing 'wedding fortnight! The Mill Farm Eco Barn was ready.... ready... with a truly warm welcome to receive the bride, her parents & family, a flutter of bridesmaids and a baby. There has been space to entertain, to relax, and prepare for a wedding.

There has been joy, laughter, plenty of emotion and so much support from Emma and Neil and the children. Thank you so much for a warmth and care you have shown us all.
— Rob, Beth, Kate Lincoln and Exeter, 02 Oct 2013