We are always delighted to receive feedback from guests after their stay at Church Farm Barns and we are so proud that many choose to return to us for another stay year after year to enjoy our home-from-home experience. Please read a selection of our testimonials below.
‘Three generations of our family have just completed a fantastic week at The Dresser. Was perfect for all our needs including my mother in law who is blind and needs a wheelchair. The owners have thought of lots of extra touches that made our week so much easier especially the lift which meant we could all access the upstairs balcony/landing which has spectacular views of the countryside.
The cottages are in a great spot for exploring the surrounding area, we could have spent another week as there were still things we didn’t get time to see.
When my mother in law had a fall in the downstairs wetroom, causing some damage, the owners were very understanding and came out the next day to make repairs. A lovely, friendly community atmosphere to which we will definitely return in the future.
Thank you Lavinia, Sophie and the team!’
C H, August 2018
‘We have just arrived for our 3rd year and still loving this place. Lavinia and her family are simply wonderful and nothing is too much trouble for them. The facilitates for the whole family (grandfather with MND, grandmother, four adults, 3 children and 3 dogs!) are truly fabulous. I would recommend this place to absolutely anyone’
N VDS, May 2018
‘Wow!. We’ve just got home from a fantastic family holiday here and we loved it.
These cottages are fully equipped with literally everything you could need for a holiday for/with disabled people of all descriptions.
I would particularly recommend this place for anyone who has a family member who’s on the autistic spectrum as the place is fully gated to keep them safe and is also in a very quiet area.We too will return here as family one day I’m sure’
K R, March 2018
‘Just spent a fantastic week in The Old Cartshed. What a wonderful, warm welcoming cottage it is, with spectacular views. It was spotless inside and we could not have wished for a nicer place to stay. I can’t recommend it enough. It was wonderful. Thank you!’
M H, Dec 2016
Euan’s Guide Review: March 2017
‘The cottages are especially designed for disabled people, with roll-in showers, grab-rails, low-level surfaces in the kitchen and wide doorways amongst other things, plus you can hire other equipment you may need, such as hoists, but it’s all perfectly comfortable for the able-bodied too. A lot of thought has gone into the design and the whole place is very attractive. All the cottages have some outside space – patio or garden and they sleep from 3 people in the smallest to 10 in the largest; a couple of them are two-storey with a lift.’
Transport & Parking: 5 stars
The yard around the cottages is gravel but there are flagged paths so you can get around. You can park outside each cottage.
Access: 4.5 stars
Slightly bumpy thresholds and the small ant-tip wheels at the back of my powerchair caught on the threshold of the French windows but this particular cottage also had access to the patio from the side of the house via the front door, so no problem.
Toilets: 4.5 stars
No bathroom could be perfect for everyone but this one was a proper wetroom, really spacious and with plenty of grabrails, a free-standing showerseat or a commode shower wheelchair if you prefer.
Staff: 5 stars
Really friendly and helpful. Lavinia and family are on site and ready to give help and advice if needed.
Anything else you wish to tell us? Lovely views, easy access, comfortable cottages- bliss!
Euan’s Guide Review: August 2016
‘We’ve been to the Disabled Friendly Cottages in Bircham, Norfolk twice. This pretty spot lies on the outskirts of the village and is 5 miles away from the Sandringham estate. There are several cottages on the site, all adapted for wheelchair users. On both occasions we stayed at the Little Workshop. But don’t be deceived by the name. This is a gargantuan cottage with oodles of space. The open plan living area is vast and provides a spectacular view across open countryside. This view is as good as anything we’ve experienced with the National Trust Cottages before my wife became confined to a wheelchair. There is a patio with furniture, to dine alfresco when the weather allows. And you will enjoy plenty of passing wildlife – particularly small birds and the occasional owl. We were able to arrange a carer to help my wife in the mornings.
Overall Rating: 5 stars
Euan’s Guide Review: June 2014
We found this accommodation very suitable for our needs…husband uses a wheelchair most of the time. We were able to hire a profiling bed. The Wet room facilities are very spacious. my only request would be for a additional grab rail or two in the wet room. We managed with the one.
Transport & Parking: 4 stars
Plenty of space to park, and able to load/unload onto paved area. beyond that the surroundings are gravel.
Access: 4 stars
Toilets: 5 stars
Staff: 5 stars
Anything else you wish to tell us? Our accommodation was very spacious. It’s not fancy…just very practical well thought out. although there are 8 different units sleeping 4-10, we did not feel overlooked or surrounded.
lovely views if staying put, but the venue is very well placed for exploring NW Norfolk.
lots of equipment available…..ask for details..