faqs for great barn farm – norfolk self catering barns

Read our frequently asked questions relating to Great Barn Farm luxury self-catering barns located close to the North Norfolk coast.

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We think it is important that everyone who comes to Great Barn Farm feels safe in the current climate. We have strict cleaning protocols, developed with the help of PASC UK, and have been awarded both AA Covid -19 Confident and Visit Britain ‘Good to Go’ accreditation.
We use NHS grade antiviral products with the highest Log kill rate in our cleaning regime.
We are sensitive to our environment so have been careful to ensure that the products we have chosen to use are fully biodegradable into harmless compounds. Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and biodegradable food grade anti-viral spray.
We have a rota system in place for the swimming pool, so that all guests can enjoy safe, private swimming during their stay. Full details of the measures in place and additional guidance is provided to guests both in advance of their stay and on arrival.

Yes, the barns are available to rent all throughout the year.

Each property has its own parking spaces in front of the barns for at least 2 cars. The larger barns have a lot more space for parking.

Bed linen and towels for the rooms will be provided. We don’t change the linen during your stay, if you do want the linen changing then there will be an additional charge. Please bring your own swimming towels for use in the pool as the chlorine can discolour the white towels we use in the barns.

The Sheep Dip is our indoor swimming pool, spa (Jacuzzi) and steam room complex. You have your own key. The water is a constant 28 to 29 degrees C. The pool depth is 1.2 metres. We have a system where in the morning anyone can use the pool then in the afternoon/early evening each barn has a private slot then there is swimming for anyone later on in the evening. We have chosen to do this as some guests would still like to swim without mixing with others whilst we are still dealing with covid. We will email you the time slots, which vary each day, before you arrive.

The barns are situated in Gayton Thorpe, a quiet and attractive village just 8 miles from King’s Lynn, West Norfolk.


Nearest Town: King’s Lynn – 8 miles.

Nearest Shop: Gayton – 1 mile.

Nearest Pub/Eatery: Gayton – 1 mile.

Nearest Airport: Norwich – 30 miles.

Nearest Train Station: Kings Lynn – 8 miles.

Nearest Bus: At the other end of our village. Less than 10-minute walk.


Boating, Canoeing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Croquet, Farm Visits, Fishing – Coarse, Fishing – Fly, Fishing – Sea, Golf Courses, Health Suite, Horse Riding, Hot Tub, Karting, Mountain Biking, Paint Balling, Play Barn, Pony Trekking, Quad Biking, Sailing, Sauna, Swimming, Team Building, Tennis Court, Walking, Water Skiing, Windsurfing.


For more information visit our local information page.

We can put you in touch with our recommended local caterers if required, so you can deal directly with them.

The kitchen areas in the barns are unusual in design, but great fun. They are well equipped with all you need to cook and dine.

We might be on a farm in the middle of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, but Wi-Fi is available in all of our barns, completely free of charge.

Unfortunately Great Barn Farm does not allow any pets in any of the properties. The reason for this is not because we don’t love pets, we do but the floors in the barns can be easily damaged by scratching and any pets particular dogs will scratch the floors very easily with their claws.

There is no lifeguard at the pool. An adult must accompany children in the pool area at all times.

No smoking is permitted at Great Barn Farm.

There is very limited disabled access. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Please see our Terms & Conditions which you can see when you book using our online booking system. Please make sure you read these carefully. If there is any specific you would like to know then please contact us.

We do not allow any of the barns to be reserved before booking.

Payment is accepted via cheque, BACS transfer or card payment.

Early check in/late check out may be available upon request.

Check in at Great Barn Farm is available from 4.00pm; the check out time is 10.00am