Station Farm Barn

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 3 units £225-£300 pupw sleeps 4-6


Kestrel Cottage, Station Farm Barn, Thursford

Kestrel Cottage, Station Farm Barn, Thursford

Kestrel Cottage, Station Farm Barn, Thursford, Fakenham


Les Walton

32 Hall Street,


Fakenham Road,
NR21 0BE


Station Barn Farm consists of three charming and original, red brick and flint 18th century adjoining barns providing luxurious and flexible, self-catering breaks in the heart of the stunning North Norfolk countryside. The cottages are built in an L-shape around a sheltered garden/patio area with a brick built barbeque and are situated in approximately one acre of land, providing lots of space for children to play in safety. We are located in Thursford, home to the Thursford Collection, with the largest collection of steam engines and fairground memorabilia, including a Mighty Wurlitzer, which is the fourth-largest in Europe and has a total of 1,339 pipes.

In 2002/2003, we took great care to tastefully convert our family friendly cottages and have developed and equipped them to a high standard of comfort, whilst still maintaining many of the original features typical of the North Norfolk building style. Each cottage is self contained with a modern electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Lounges are equipped with TV/video and hi-fi. We specialise in larger groups with each cottage sleeping 5-6, or 17 in all three, making it especially ideal for large families. Master bedrooms have double beds, with the other bedrooms containing two single beds and in Kestrel and Owl cottages extra sleeping space is provided on a sofa bed in the lounge. Duvets and bed linen are provided, but we ask you to please bring your own towels. Cots and high chairs can be provided upon request at no extra charge. The thick walls make for a very quiet space which is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, although electricity and oil fired central heating is included in the price.

Parking is no problem, there is plenty of off-road space and even ample room for a sailing dinghy if required! The cottages are a short and attractive walk just 2 miles away from a warm and friendly, local pub/restaurant and shop selling wonderful local produce. The cottages are in the perfect location to discover the unspoilt natural beauty of the North Norfolk coast. Our convenient location means that many attractions to cater for all tastes are within easy reach:

For families:
• the unspoilt coastal villages of Wells, Blakeney and Cley
• the North Norfolk Railway which operates steam trains from nearby Holt (5 miles) to Sheringham
• the Pensthorpe Wildlife Park near Fakenham with acres of ponds devoted to wildfowl
• boat trips from Morston (9 miles) to the seal colony at Blakeney Point
For the naturalist:
• the vast salt marsh areas of the north Norfolk coast which are so important to both native and migratory wading birds
• Holt Country Park. A mainly forest habitat with red deer and red squirrels
For the heritage enthusiast:
• the nearby (1.5 miles) world famous Thursford Collection of steam engines, fairground equipment and the mighty Wurlitzer organ noted for its Christmas shows ( book well in advance)
• Sheringham Park (NT) containing a unique collection of Rhododendrons and azaleas.
• the National Trust Houses of Felbrigg and Blickling Hall
For the Pilgrim:
• Little and Great Walsingham
• the site of The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
• the Slipper Chapel which still attract pilgrims from all over the world
For the gambler:
• the National Hunt racecourse at Fakenham

Station Barn Farm operates a unique pricing policy, which is strictly seasonally based (except for Christmas and Easter), and actively seeks to ensure there are no price hikes for half-term holidays. A “smoothed out” summer tariff supports and welcomes guests with children. Holidays longer than one week also attract a generous £20 per holiday discount.

As a rule, our holidays start on a Saturday. Short stays of three days are available between October and the end of April, where we offer a substantial 65% discount off the normal weekly cost of a stay (excluding Christmas and Easter). Find yourself with a few days spare in the summer? Call us, as we may be able to offer some great deals on last minute short stays. Sorry, we regret that we are unable to accommodate pets.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionSatellite TVPrivate parkingGardenDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedDVD playerCD playerEuros acceptedHigh chairs availableCots availableBarbecueWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.


See location of Station Farm Barn on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 993338  Lat: 52.86475 Long: 0.95933

On the A148 approximately 5 miles north east of Fakenham.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Euros acceptedEuros accepted
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas ramp


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower


  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available in kitchen


The buildings are a conversion from a traditional Norfolk barn and are not suitable for access to people with anything more than slightly impaired mobility.