It’s official Norfolk is the best!

The Daily Telegraph no less has identified Norfolk as “Britain’s Classiest County” stating … “It hardly needs Sandringham to give Norfolk the cachet of a superior address. The whole county oozes class, the Broads as gorgeous as ever and ultra-trendy towns such as Burnham Market attract a sophisticated set from London. Even its detractors are

Say it with flowers….

At Dairy Barns we just love flowers! As professional florists, we’re delighted to help take care of all your floral needs for you – whether you’re looking for traditional seasonal blooms or something very exotic. We’ll find out what you have in mind, offering advice and guidance if needed and will help you to create

Fresh roasted coffee gets us going in the mornings …

We’re looking to introduce “local” coffee to our tasty farmhouse breakfasts here at Dairy Barns and this week we’ve been for a tasting at Grey Seal Coffee Roasters ….. mmm. This fab little company is based in Glandford in North Norfolk just 2 miles from the coast – hence the name which we think is

Car-free and carefree – cycling the Broads

Here at Dairy Barns, we’re delighted to be able to collaborate with another wonderful Broads business – Broadland Cycle Hire.  Cycling is a great way to get around – they do say that Norfolk is the flattest county in Britain don’t they?  There really is nothing better than meandering along the country lanes around Hickling

Easter treats…

Don’t you just love Easter?  We do – all that chocolate!  It’s a great time for a family get-together and maybe for a few days away.  We still have some availability in our B&B rooms but we’re fully booked in our self-catering cottages.  Call us quick and we’ll do our best to squeeze you in.

Wild storks nest in Norfolk – really?

Thrigby Wildlife Gardens are lucky enough to have 2 white storks take up residence amongst the chimney stacks of the Hall and have been spotted “engaging in mating rituals”.  If they produce eggs these would be first wild stork eggs recorded in Britain since 1416 – almost 600 years!  

What’s on in Norwich this month…March 2014

Our Fine City of Norwich is always a wonderful place to visit and easy to get to from Dairy Barns too.  Historic Norwich Castle is well worth spending some time and currently they have a fabulous exhibition of pieces on loan from the British Museum entitled “Roman Empire: Power and People”.  How lucky are we

St Patrick’s Day – 17th March

It’s St Patrick’s Day on 17th March, celebrating the patron saint of Ireland.  We love seeing all our Irish friends wearing their shamrock and dressed in green.  It’s also the day when the Lent restrictions on eating and drinking are lifted so we’re always delighted to welcome our Irish guests to enjoy a stay with

At last…. spring has sprung – surely…..

Although it’s been a pretty gentle one really (despite the rain and floods, at least we haven’t had any snow), we’re always glad to say goodbye Winter and say hello to Spring as we look forward to the start of British Summertime on 30th March.  Once the clocks go forward and we get longer days

Special Spring Offers for Willow Farm Cottage

Willow Farm Cottage is the perfect place to get away to the coast and countryside with friends and family sleeping 6 – 8 in 3 bedrooms with a large enclosed garden and very close to the sandy beach in Sea Palling Try a 2 night stay during March for £225 Book 7 nights in April