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Baby Grand, Virginia Barn
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The Lounge
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Barn
The Barns at Blo Norton offer flexible accommodation sleeping 8 in Virgina Barn or 2- 6 in Duleep Singh Barn . They are available all year round as a separate or joint rental with Blo Norton Hall sleeping 16. Details of Duleep Singh Barn and Blo Norton are found separately on this website. Beautifully restored and luxuriously equipped barn on the grounds of Blo Norton Hall, an exquisite Elizabethan (Tudor) moated Manor in the heart of Norfolk.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is allowed outside in the garden areas. A max of 2 dogs per property, additional charges of £25 per dog will apply if booked for more than 3 nights. Dogs must be kept on lead at all times around the estate and not allowed in Bedrooms or on the furniture.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Peachtree S
Hosting since October 2012
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 91%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOur properties are not hosted, but do not worry, we have staff on hand should you need them and we are available 6 days a week from 8.30am - 9pm and in cases of emergency outside these hours. Keys will be found in the key safe found next to your property, key codes are supplied with the arrival details when the balance is paid or 2 weeks prior to your arrival. Information about the property is found on the side board with contact details and WIFI info etc.
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Reviews (16)
Sophie S
Sophie S
1 contribution
The barn looked lovely in the photos but nothing could prepare us for how beautiful the barn truly was. The lounge would seat 10 people easily, there were lots of chairs for the huge dining table, the kitchen was well equipped and the bedrooms and bathrooms were so lovely. Everybody loved it. We had afternoon tea and the table was perfect for this. I would highly recommend! Thank you so much for this little gem.
Visited July 2019
Written 29 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan609760
Cosmopolitan609760
Ahh, thank you Sophie, that really is lovely to hear, the team work very hard to make sure everything is ok. I have passed on to them. look forward to seeing you back some day. Kind regards Sue and the Team.
Written 12 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Keith N
Keith N
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom27 contributions
I stayed here with family members for a 60th birthday celebration, and was a bit disappointed. Other barns I've stayed at have been better appointed and had better furniture provided. The taps in the kitchen and my bathroom were plumbed up wrong, and the light level in the kitchen is inadequate for a working area preparing meals. The shower enclosure in my bedroom was leaking, so needed the bathmat to soak up the water to avoid flooding into the floor space as plain boards not cushion floor covering. I also noticed failed light bulbs in two rooms, and the internet connection is poor.
Visited April 2019
Written 11 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tiffanie_rey
tiffanie_rey
Worksop, United Kingdom4 contributions
Lovely location and lots to do around unfortunately despite pointing out to the owner several areas of uncleanliness following our stay, they would rather pretend you are lying than apologise. We were never visited during our stay other than as we first entered the property as the owner is falsely claiming. A man advising he was maintenance visited to fix WiFi but couldn’t so we had no WiFi all weekend. Other than this we saw no one go address the issues to. These were: Toe nail clippings found on the kitchen floor on arrival! Used razor in upstairs bathroom Empty cans of deodorant and other toiletries found under beds, in wardrobes in drawers ect clearly not cleaned properly Stains on bedding Mould around shower screen Cobwebs.. in every single room! One hung so low it went from the ceiling to our headboard again clearly not cleaned properly beforehand I have never left a bad review for a stay before and we stay at many places but given we were not ever asked how our stay was ect to address the issues I wrote the review on booking.com only for the property owner to completely lie and pretend none of this was true! How extremely unprofessional. Reviews are there for you to learn from not for the property owner to dismiss, lie and mislead future customers!
Visited March 2019
Written 13 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan609760
Cosmopolitan609760
We now have the chance to answer back and your writing on Trip Advisor goes to prove you do not like to receive honest feedback yourself. Please do not slander anymore, it is a serious offence if one is trying to deliberately ruin a business with their untrue comments. I suggest you take your own advise and act a little more professional yourself.
Written 12 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nelly071
nelly071
Miami, FL141 contributions
we stayed last week, 4 couples and the space is perfect for spending time together. there is a large central space and then 4 private bedrooms. We were in the small double which was small but fine for a short stay. the kitchen had everything we needed for eating in. We walked to the local pub for one meal which took 20 mins. The men went round the green king brewery which they enjoyed and us girls walked alpacas locally at Lins Meadow 10 min away and we had a really good time and would recommend both activities. the barn was clean and the grounds were lovely. There is space for 3 cars but no more and the wifi was poor but thats not their fault and you should not be on your phones if on holiday but anyone wanting to work would probably have trouble. This is the perfect rental for people wanting to get together and the price is very good too. book direct for a better price.
Visited November 2018
Written 6 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

EonsOfZaphod
EonsOfZaphod
West Wickham, United Kingdom452 contributions
The barn conversion is lovely - it looks very nice and is generally very well equipped. There are four bedrooms, allowing 8 to sleep comfortably. Two en-suites and one more bathroom mean that you can visit with a large group and still have a degree of privacy (especially with the layout, which suits two groups of four very well). There's a nice shared garden, and a smaller garden just for the barn, giving plenty of space. There's parking for 2-3 cars, but there's quite a steep slope out, and after the rain, one of the cars in our group struggled to get up it. The baby-grand piano was great (but could do with tuning!), and our musical prowess was put to the test! A few reviewers have mentioned the flies - yes, there are quite a few, even this late in the year - I can understand it wouldn't be too nice in the summer. The owners do all they can, and you are in the countryside, but (having spent a lot of time in the countryside), there are more than usual. The other minor niggles are that the wifi is terrible - it does work, but drops off frequently, and is really slow - this may not be the owners fault, or it may be that they need to upgrade packages - however, you should be enjoying the countryside not using Facebook! The only annoying one was the number of passive aggressive signs around (e.g. 'we love dogs and fake tan, but please please please do not get them on our bedding or furniture else we will charge you as we've asked you nicely' (if you don't want dogs on your furniture and bedding, don't allow dogs!). Also, it's a bit unusual to be told to empty the bins, particularly when the bins are at the end of a long driveway. Overall though, this is a nice place, and we'd recommend it.
Visited October 2018
Written 28 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John M
John M
Braintree, United Kingdom6 contributions
Hired Virginia Barn for our mums 60th Birthday and the Hall. We absolutely loved the barn, was clean and tidy and the Piano was great fun as one of our friends could play. The BBQ and outdoor area was a pleasure to sit out in and the rear garden was great for the kids to run around and play their games safely. So the adults had their space and the kids theirs. Would recommend the barns and the Hall for any family/ friends celebrations, will be back.
Visited September 2018
Written 28 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PrincessBex78
PrincessBex78
3 contributions
We stayed at the barn for 4 nights as a group of friends on a "relaxing" break. However the barn is unbearably hot so you can either open the two doors downstairs and risk an even bigger infestation of flies and wasps or keep the doors closed and swelter. The general cleanliness was ok but many many dead flies/bugs in corners of rooms and a hideous electric fly trap hanging in the middle of the room that did nothing to stop the swarms of bugs. We made a trip to the supermarket just for cans of fly spray and basically fumigated the barn which made it liveable. The upstairs bedrooms are stiflingly hot and one has no opening windows -surely a fire safety concern? The garden is not enclosed which meant our dog had to be on a lead the whole time as there is a private road right next to the garden and other dogs decided to come into our garden to do their business from the neighbouring barn. There was no basics left at all to welcome you to the barn -no tea/coffee and a minimal supply of dishwasher tablets and toilet rolls. There were, however, many patronising notices telling you the "dos & donts". Overall decor is dated. I wouldn't recommend this barn if you have dogs/children as the garden is unsafe and there needs to be something done about the flies and wasps. Shame as it has the potential to be a stunning property.
Visited August 2018
Written 4 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan609760
Cosmopolitan609760
Thank you for your review, we always like to hear what our guests say and how to make improvements, it is disappointing to hear you did not enjoy your stay. Unfortunately we can not stop flies and wasps coming into the property, you are right next to a field with cows and wildlife and we have no control apart from putting up the fly zapper, supplying fly spray which is available for all our guests and sticky tapes as well as outside industrial fly/wasp catchers. In the country their is bugs and during very hot weather more than normal. Dogs are meant to be on the lead at all times around the estate as this is a working farm with livestock and young children. There were in the canisters, Tea, Coffee, Sugar and Milk, dishwash tablets, toilet rolls and cleaning cloths and towels all provided, my staff have a checklist and take photos of every before and after arrival / departure. Please, if you are going to write a review be honest, we like feedback but you need to be truthful and honest. We also appreciate guests who adhere to our terms and clean up after themselves and the state the property was left, we too were very disappointed as it shows a total lack of respect for those having to clean up after you.
Written 22 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mazza73
mazza73
13 contributions
We have just returned from our 3-night stay in Virginia Barn which surpassed all our expectations - we were very sad to leave. The barn itself is very spacious and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. The lounge area is large and a great place to relax in evenings. The weather was glorious, so the children (and adults) made the most of playing outside in the gardens from dawn until dusk. We also used the BBQ, which was a great addition to the house. The accommodation is very clean and well-managed and towels are provided. The local area is tranquil and we enjoyed walks in the sunshine. Some of us spent a few hours in Banham Zoo which is nearby. There isn't anything we would suggest for improvements. It was the perfect holiday to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday with the family.
Visited May 2018
Written 29 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Happiness678838
Happiness678838
I booked the barn for bridesmaids to stay in for our daughter's wedding so didn't stay there myself but they were all impressed with the barn and facilities and enjoyed their stay there. It lived up to expectations.
Visited June 2017
Written 13 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan609760
Cosmopolitan609760
Thank you so much, I will pass onto my housekeeping staff as they work very hard to make the place right for our guests.
Written 4 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lauren R
Lauren R
4 contributions
My husband and our 2 dogs had a lovely time at the barn. Lots of space outside for the dogs to run around. The kitchen is well equipped too! We hired one of the recommended caterers and had family join us one evening too, still had plenty of space and we all enjoyed having a go on the piano! Hopefully, we'll be back!
Visited May 2017
Written 25 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan609760
Cosmopolitan609760
Thank you for taking the time to write, its always very much appreciated and we hope to see you back sometime soon. Kind regards Sue
Written 7 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Many towns claim to be 'historic market towns', but there has been a market in the centre of Diss, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border for well over 500 years. The town, which lies in the beautiful Waveney Valley, was established around one of the deepest natural inland lakes in the country. The 6 acre Mere is 18 feet deep, but below this is another 51 feet of mud! The water level is maintained by a number of underground springs near to the northern edge. Attractions in the area include the town's award winning museum located to the north of the Market Place, the wonderful Steam Museum and Gardens at Bressingham and the zoo at Banham.
Getting around
Getting around is mainly by car but main trains to Diss and Thetford are close by and a good taxi service from the main town of Diss.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Virginia Barn

Virginia Barn is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Virginia Barn has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Virginia Barn has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Virginia Barn must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.