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Verified Reviews from our lovely guests! 



A spotlessly clean and stylish property, well located for days out in the Broads area. (The Old Dairy Barn)

Nic & Stephanie, 

Spend a lovely week at Little Bengate Barn. Centrally located for the Broads, Norwich, NT Properties, Nature Reserves and lots of walking. A little home from home with everything you would need.” (Little Bengate Barn)

Julia & Alun, 

Little Bengate Barn is exactly as picture in the photos and description. Spotlessly clean, perfectly equipped, and in a wonderful location for exploring Norfolk. Sam was a perfect hostess and offered wonderful suggestions about which beaches to visit, good pubs, and a boat tour of the Norfolk Broads. The bed is super-comfy and there’s an excellent, strong, hot shower. The Barn is equipped with everything you need to make a meal or just relax after a long day. The location feels very quiet and peaceful but is, in fact, only a few minutes from supermarkets and pubs. We’d love to come back some day! (Little Bengate Barn)

Kris & Cath, Massachusetts , 

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the cottage. It was comfortable, clean and spacious and perfect for our young family. The kitchen is well equipped and we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay in beautiful scenery. Sam was a great host and also kindly included a changing mat, high chair and travel cot which was very useful for our baby. We would love to return! Thank you again for a fantastic stay! (The Cart Lodge)

Emily, Ben and family, 

A lovely, clean, bright, well equipped spacious cottage in beautiful countryside with good road links to the coast, Broads, Norwich etc. There is an outside space to enjoy the sun and ample parking. Sam is the perfect host - on hand if you need her but not the least bit intrusive. The perfect place for a couple. Can't fault it all and would gladly recommend to friends and family without hesitation. (The Old Dairy Barn)

Wendy and Rodney, Beds, 

Lovely and clean and comfortable accommodation. Great bathrooms. The croquet was a big hit with us all! (The Cart Lodge)

Bridges Family, 

A lovely week. Thank you Matt & Sam. Wishing you all the best! (The Old Dairy Barn, 2nd stay)

Joanne and Stewart, Lincolnshire, 

We loved every minute staying here. The cottage is really roomy for two of us and had everything we needed for a weeks holiday. Really clean too. Sam was a perfect host and very easy to communicate with. The location is perfect for the broads and the coast and the countryside around the cottage is stunning and perfect for lots of walks and bike rides. We will be coming again next summer! (The Old Dairy Barn)

Amy and Joe, London, 

A lovely converted farm building. Well resourced. Lovely location to access local coast which is beautiful. Highly recommend. (The Old Dairy Barn)

Mark and Alison, 

Excellently appointed cottage, large and spacious for two plus our 9month old to charge about in. The main living area is lovely and bright and private patio great for Al fresco dining. Sam had provided some very useful homely touches. We would definitely recommend the cottages to friends and family looking for a trip to Norfolk as they are within striking distance of many attractions, but still lovely and quiet. (The Old Dairy Barn)

Philippa and family, 

An exceptionally clean and comfortable home in an excellent location for visiting Norfolk's many attractions. The host is very welcoming and helpful and has thought of everything. Highly recommend. (The Cart Lodge)

Cripps Family, 

What a gem of a find! Really enjoyed our stay in this delightful barn. Clean, comfortable and spacious. We will recommend Bengate Barns to everyone. Thank you for a lovely week. (The Old Dairy Barn)

Lousie and Tony, Northampton, 

A delightful clean sparkling place to stay, we wanted for nothing an thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cart lodge. We would highly recommend. (The Cart Lodge)

Penny and Beryl, 

We really enjoyed our stay. The accommodation is spacious, nicely furnished and has a well equipped kitchen. It is in a quiet rural location but only a short drive from local shops and attractions. Sam communicated regularly and had thoughtfully left basic provisions and plenty of useful information about the area. Many thanks! (The Old Dairy Barn)

Priscilla and Peter, 

We have had a lovely restful stay in this lovely barn conversion. Lovely and clean and well equipped. Went to the Broads Museum and enjoyed a trip on their little steam boat. Went to the Pier Show, great fun and entertainment, but do go and see the gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage, absolutely beautiful and magical. Will definitely come again. Thank you. (The Old Dairy Barn)

Anne and Tim, Leicester, 

Thank you. A very well equipped, comfortable barn - beautifully quiet. Very well placed for lots of beaches, N.T Properties and East Ruston Vicarage Garden. (Little Bengate Barn)

Simon and Mary, Cambridge, 

Beautiful place to stay. A real gem of a find. Excellent facilities and wonderful host. Ideally situated to visit some wonderful places. Really enjoyed our stay. Would recommend and hope to come back. Thank you. (The Cart Lodge)

Linda and John, Essex, 

Great place, quiet, only 3 miles from some good sized supermarkets, and Happisburgh beach is close too! Ideal. (Little Bengate Barn)

Tom and Larissa, 

Thank you! This is a gem and we feel very fortunate to have found you. A fantastic few days. (Little Bengate Barn)

Michael & Debbie, 

Really friendly owners with good quality accomodation that is well maintained. We stayed in the cart lodge with our 2 kids under 3, very family friendly. Ideally placed for the broads, cromer and the north east coast of Norfolk. Lovely stay.(The Cart Lodge - verified review from Google reviews)

Roger, Anna and children, 

Lovely spacious accommodation. Very clean and good facilities. Extremely well appointed place to stay which makes travel around north Norfolk easy and enjoyable. Also despite being close to a busy road it is peaceful in the accommodation. Sam is a great host who is very quick to respond to questions and is really helpful offering good hints and tips in the accommodation pack too! We will be back! (The Old Dairy Barn - was Courtyard Barn)

Tania and Tom, Wakefield, 

Lovely week, perfect accommodation. Would really recommend the afternoon tea (Sconetastic) - delicious and great value. Also we enjoyed cycle hire (near BeWilderwood) and lots of amazing beaches. Thanks so much Sam, we felt so welcome. (Little Bengate Barn)

Jaclyn & Jonny, Bristol, 

Beautifully clean and comfortable cottage. This was a short visit, but we got around. Must come back for more. (The Old Dairy Barn - was Courtyard Barn)

Cath and Harry, Bedforsdshire, 

Thank you for a lovely stay at Little Bengate Barn, the cottage was beautiful and homely, my partner and I had a lovely 2 night stay with our 8 month old baby, who felt right at home with the travel cot, high chair and play mat all set up for our arrival. Would recommend a stay here to anyone!

Becky Loven, 

Really enjoyed our couple of nights in this beautiful cottage. Very friendly and stunning place and our dog loved her stay too.(Little Bengate Barn)

Adam & Lou, Ware, 

Second Visit. Still a lovely cottage. Very comfortable, clean and tidy. Warm welcome from Sam. Ideal for North Norfolk. We had a lovely time. Thank you both. (The Old Dairy Barn - was Courtyard Barn)

Keith and Pauline, Stowmarket, Suffolk, 

The Cart Lodge is the perfect base to explore beautiful Norfolk - we travelled easily to the broads and to the north Norfolk coast. It is clean and very well equipped (kitchen utensils etc) and Sam even left milk and cookies which was lovely. Highly recommend :-) (The Cart Lodge)

Frankie & family, UK, 

Enjoyed a lovely couple of days. Sam and Matt made us very welcome and were most helpful. The area was perfect for pottering around on our bikes. (Little Bengate Barn)

Mick & Lynne, Northants, 

Our 4th stay! As lovely and welcoming as ever and a seamless change of hosts. We were especially touched by your 'rescuing us from the car in the middle of a serious downpour! Many thanks for everything! (Little Bengate Barn)

Wendy and Brian, near Ely, 

Great stay, visited Happisburgh Lighthouse, Blickling Hall and book exhibition & Norwich Castle and trip on the Broads. Great accommodation and in a very good location. (The Cart Lodge)

Des, Chris and Leighton, 

Perfect location, beautiful barn! Like a home away from home, Couldn't fault it. (Little Bengate Barn)

Chloe and Daniel, 

Wow :) What a great cottage. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for your hospitality, we had a great time. (The Old Dairy Barn - was Courtyard Barn)

Michelle and Pete, 

We have loved our stay at Bengate. It is perfectly placed to explore the countryside and the coast, and we have made the most of its situation. It is spacious and comfortable and well equipped. We will definitely be visiting again. (Visitor Book comment) - Also reviewed on our Google listing by Chris and Julie - 'We stayed for a week, it wasn't long enough. Our cottage was lovely, very spacious and clean. As cyclist we found it's location to be perfect for us, set in the quiet countryside & a nice distance from the coast. Definitely a place that we will revisit'. (Little Bengate Barn).

Chris and Julie, Cheshire, 

We had a great stay, Sam was so helpful, responding to me straight away in my quest for good beaches where my children could collect stones and shells. The information book in the barn was helpful too. And we were received by very friendly people! Beautiful barn, modern and yet very cosy. A great place to see stars as well. A lot of space for the children to play with good games, and good beaches not far away. We will certainly be back! (The Cart Lodge)

Nele and children, Belgium, 

Beautiful quiet barn. Fantastic hosts who go out of their way to ensure you have a great time. The property is in an excellent location with lots to see and do. The cottage is very clean and had everything we needed for a great stay! Can't wait to return!” (Little Bengate Barn)

Sarah and Joe, 

We have self-catered for over 40+ years and this has to be one of the best we have stayed in. Perfect for two people. Have so loved re-visiting places we knew when we lived in Norwich in the 70's. Now hoping to move back to rural Norfolk. Thank you. (Little Bengate Barn)

Mr and Mrs Colbridge, Durham, 

This is our second stay at Bengate Barns. Lovely cottages and friendly hosts. We will return in future. (The Cart Lodge)

Peter and Kate, Cheshire, 

Thanks for having us and it’s a great place you have. 5 stars from all parts of the trip from the easy arrival to the check out. A real home from home feel and a perfect ‘base’ for us to explore the north Norfolk coast which we love every time we visit. (The Cart Lodge)

Melvyn, Jo and Children (11,12), 

A Norfolk gem! We had a fantastic stay here in a modern, cosy cottage. There is a everything you need to make your stay easy and comfortable. Sam was a great host, and was kind enough to give plenty of hints and tips on the local area before we arrived. She even left delicious cakes and treats for the children on arrival! Cart Lodge is close to all the major Norfolk highlights (most are only 20 mins away) but still in a beautiful rural setting. We loved our stay and highly recommend this property and host Sam! (The Cart Lodge)

Juliet, Paul and children (12, 8), 

A perfect base for a few days away to explore Norfolk. Enjoyed the Broads and market towns. Thanks for a lovely stay - really cosy, comfortable and relaxing. (The Old Dairy Barn - was Courtyard Barn)

Clare and Steve, Wentworth, 

Really good private rural accommodation - spacious and bright. Everything you need of a self catering place to stay. Not difficult to find and not too far off the main routes for excellent access to the 'Broads'. Owners available and happy to help and respond to texts any time night or day. Was only here briefly but an excellent spot would stay again if adventures take me in this direction at a later date. The local seal colony are just incredible to see a wildlife enthusiasts must.(Little Bengate Barn)

Kate, London, 

Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay, the cottage is beautiful and your hospitality very thoughtful. We've had a lovely break, exploring the Broads by boat yesterday and now off to the coast to see the seals. We'll definitely be back! Thanks again! (Little Bengate Barn)

Gemma and James, 

We stayed in Courtyard Barn which was very quiet, spacious and comfortable. It is a really well located for walking & cycling on the nearby Weavers Way and on the many quiet lanes. It is also close to the Broads and we can recommend hiring a boat from Horning to explore Barton Broad. Sam was very welcoming and helpful and on hand if we needed advice. Her cupcakes are delicious! (Courtyard Barn)

Diana, Brompton, 

Thank you for a really enjoyable stay. This place is immaculate! Very comfortable, excellent hosts. Recommend West Runton, Holt, Blakeney and Worstead.(Little Bengate Barn)

Beth and Laurie, 

Thanks for your spacious cosy cottage with everything we needed. Comfy bed, powerful shower and lots of darkness! Enjoyed a beach walk and May mist! (Little Bengate Barn)

Rob and Gill, S Lincs, 

We've had a great weekend exploring Norfolk, lovely barn - a real home from home, want to come back! (Little Bengate Barn)

Sarah and Trevor, Enfield, 

We had a fantastic stay, beautiful home in a beautiful location. Thank you Sam for the cup cakes to celebrate our 1st Anniversary! (Little Bengate Barn)

Warren and Emma, Wolverhampton, 

The barn was bigger than expected and particularly had a well stocked (utensils, cooking equipment) and large kitchen which was great for cooking breakfast. The bed was really comfy and the bathroom was really nice too with a good shower. Sam was a great host who made sure we had everything we needed but respected our privacy during our stay - she also left us coffee, tea, sugar milk and cupcakes on arrival too :) the barn was in a great location for Norwich, the Broads and various coastal areas - with pubs and supermarkets all nearby, although you will need a car as they are a short drive, rather than walk away. There was WiFi for basic internet browsing but not for streaming/Netflix etc but this wasn't an issue for us. Would definitely recommend staying here and would come back if visiting the area again. Thanks Sam! (Courtyard Barn)

Tim and Sophie, St Albans, 

Thank you for a lovely time at Courtyard Barn! More spacious than expected. We have had a great week exploring the area. We wish you well in your new venture. PS the biscuits were lovely! (Courtyard Barn)

Jayne and Steve, 

Sam is a brilliant host, the house is amazing, great location and super clean and well equipped. Same made such an effort to made my 16 month old son comfortable and I couldn't recommend her highly enough (The Cart Lodge)

Lola and family, Vienna, Austria, 

Little Bengate is a lovely little cottage, very quiet yet so close to the main road. It was lovely to be able to see all the stars in the sky with no street lights. We were able to sit out on the patio each morning in the sunshine. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well presented. Sam provided a starter pack of tea, coffee, milk etc. She also brought us some newly baked scones which were much appreciated. She was on hand in case of any problems, however there were none! The cottage is ideally situated if you wish to walk or cycle the Weaver's Way, and is also close to the north Norfolk coast and also the Norfolk Broads. I would highly recommend this cottage. (Little Bengate Barn)

Mary and Lex, Dunbar, 

Lovely place, nice and clean. Perfect for a quiet stay and to visit the surrounding area. Love the pigs! (The Cart Lodge)

Gareth and family, 

Fantastic Property and location. Great for a young family. Excellent hosts. We will be returning.

Phillip, Charlie and Children (1, 3), 

Had such a fantastic time! Could not have asked for anything better from a cottage; comfy, clean and spacious! Perfect weekend for a surprise proposal (I said yes!) Definitely coming back to this beautiful place! Thank you.

Jodie and Matt, Sutton Bridge, 

Care is taken to prepare the space and little things add to the experience, such as milk in the fridge, tea and coffee and biscuits at arrival, washing up liquid and supplies,a little first aid kit for cuts. Very clean quiet space. I highly recommend this place...(Little Bengate Barn)

Shane, France, 

What can I say ? Nice people , nice house and grounds, nice garden. This is a modern barn conversion that has been done with great taste. Thank you guys. Perfect (Little Bengate Barn)

Steve and Grace, Beer, 

Thank you for another lovely week in at the barn (Little Bengate Barn)

Chris and Rita, 

Thank you for a great weekend, lovely cottage, well placed for everything. Hope to be back!

Trevor and Amanda, 
Highlights
  • Within 15 minutes of the Norfolk Coast & Broads
  • 3 peaceful and spacious countryside cottages
  • Flexible short breaks and holidays, from a minimum of 2 nights
  • Ideal for couples, families, walkers & cyclists
  • On the doorstep of the Weaver's Way
Location