Snowdrops walks

Norfolk is one of the best places to see snowdrops, and they will be at their peak in February. Snowdrops are the first flowers to bloom each year. They get their name because of the white colour and drooping shape. While you can see snowdrops all over Norfolk during the season, some places have more

Birdwatching paradise all year round

Norfolk is often described as the birdwatching capital of Britain. With rare visiting birds and a wealth of nature reserves, Norfolk is the perfect location for birdwatching all year round. Being so close to Hickling Broads and Horsey Beach, our farmland hosts lots of wildlife. We are happy to point you in the direction of

Christmas and New Year at Dairy Barns

We are excited for the first time to be open throughout Christmas and New Year and share the festive spirit with all our guests. Stay in one of our B&B rooms, or why not treat yourselves by upgrading to our extra-special rooms? Some availability is left at our two-holiday cottages; Dune View Cottage and Willow

Best places to see seals in Norfolk

Here in Britain, we’re lucky that nearly half the world’s population of grey seals are found around our coastline. Every winter, hundreds of female grey seals return to the Norfolk coastline to give birth and provide a wonderful sight that locals and visitors enjoy. Grey seals are larger than Common seals and have long, pointed

The charm of a working farm

Dairy Barns form part of Lound Farm and the family farming business, which has been in the family for three generations. Our lovely Barn & the B&B room were originally our working dairy farm, with over 100 Cows being milked in what is now our beautifully renovated bedrooms, and many calves were born in what

Get festive this December

We are very excited to say for the first time we will be open throughout Christmas and New Year and would love to welcome you to stay with us whether you’re staying in one of our B&B rooms or hired out our cottages. To help make your December or Christmas stay with us extra special,

Days Out & Events in September & October 2022

Below are a few ideas and suggestions of what to do when staying here this Autumn. Ross’ Wildlife Boat Trips Discover the ‘hidden’ Norfolk Broads by taking a wildlife boat tour from the Staithe at Horsey Windpump. Ross’ Wildlife Boat Trips offers a relaxed and relaxing boat ride across Horsey Mere with opportunities to see

Cromer and The Pier Show

I love Cromer for many reasons, fish and chips at Mary Janes or Number 1, Crabbing off the pier with my children when they were small and hot chocolate on winter days in the Rocket Cafe, but the best thing about Cromer is the Pier. I love to walk down the pier summer or winter

Where can I see Common Cranes in the Norfolk Broads

Common Cranes are one of Europes largest birds with a wingspan of up to 2.2 meters and a small breeding population was established in the Broads in the 1970’s where they have gone from strength to strengh. One of the best places to see Cranes in the late Autumn and the Winter months is at

Nature at Hickling Broad

Hickling Broad is a year-round haven for wildlife.It is easy to spend a day walking around Hickling’s trails or, in summer, gently while away a couple of hours taking in the Broad’s hidden corners on one of the summer wildlife water trail boat tours. Hickling has many common cranes, along with bittern, marsh harrier bearded tit

Swallowtail Butterfly at Hickling Nature Reserve

The Swallowtail butterfly is now only found in the Norfolk Broads. The first Swallowtail Butterflies in Norfolk have emerged at NWT Reserve at Hickling, with the first sighting of the year taking place on 6 May. This is very early for swallowtails; they are usually expected around the middle to end of May, continuing into