All creatures great and small!

Here is some news from some regular guests who recently stayed in Cowman’s Cottage and got in touch to tell us about their fabulous wildlife experiences.  Another fabulous stay at Cowman’s Cottage. We came especially to find a Norfolk Hawker – not difficult to see why it’s sometimes called a green eyed hawker!  So got

The Royal Norfolk Show is almost here …

You can’t beat a great day out at the Royal Norfolk Show and this year’s is nearly here – Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June (have you got your tickets yet, you can buy online or check out other ticket outlets) .   Did you know that it’s the UK’s largest 2-day County Show! Having started

Dairy Barns awarded 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Hooray, today Dairy Barns has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, this award celebrates hospitality businesses that over the past year have consistently received strong praise and ratings from reviewers, achieving at least 4 out of 5 “bubbles”. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodation providers, eateries and attractions located all

Adventures on two wheels …

Despite the size of Norfolk – apparently more than 5,000 sq Km!  – it’s actually a great place to explore on 2-wheels.  So be sure to bring your bikes, if you have them.  If not, you can hire and even have them delivered to Dairy Barns if you’re staying with us. Our friends at Broadland

Norfolk’s world first twin seals …

We love “our” seals which appear on the beach between Horsey and Winterton every winter with hundreds of pups arriving during the course of the pupping season.  Watched over by Friends of Horsey Seals volunteer seal wardens, this season saw what was thought to be the first ever recorded twin birth in the world. Now

Birds of a feather …

For the last week or so we’ve been lucky enough to have the local Cranes flying over the farm and landing on our meadow, it’s the most amazing sight – and sound – to hear them overhead and apparently their call can be heard for 3 miles! Nearby Stubb Mill, close to the Norfolk Wildlife

The beautiful Broads..

We love living and working within the Broads National Park and we’re delighted to hear that the Broads has been nominated for a prestigious award from BBC Countryfile Magazine.  Experts were asked to draw up a shortlist in several different Awards categories and Ellie Harrison from the popular Sunday evening TV programme commented “Wetlands will

Helping to look after our seals

We think we’re so lucky to share our beautiful Norfolk coastline with Grey Seals where each winter hundreds of pregnant females return to nearby beaches to give birth to their pups.  (You can read more about the seals in our previous Blog). However, they face many hazards, both natural and otherwise, and in 2012 The

A wedding day that hit all the right notes…

Dairy Barns was delighted to play host to Anna and Will’s wedding reception this summer which was featured on the cover of the EDP Weddings supplement.  Anna works for the BBC and Will teaches at Broadland High School are both keen musicians who shared the same trumpet teacher. They married at St Nicholas Church in