An exclusive and new (2020) Norfolk holiday barn offering. We have just two holiday barns providing relaxing hideaways, easy to reach, but deep enough into the Norfolk countryside to enjoy all that East Anglia has to offer.
The main Farmhouse was built c1600, and is a timber-framed structure much added to over the centuries. The oldest part, with the striking quartet of chimneys, was originally thatched. It has been our home for the past 25+ years where Caroline and I have enjoyed our residency bringing up our two children who now have homes of their own.
We have created two holiday homes, Granary Barn and Cedar Barn, with the intention that the main farmhouse be added in time. Wash Farm is well off the main village road, and so is in a relatively quiet location. There are many prescribed footpaths from and around Wash Farm should walking be a particular hobby using the opportunity to admire the Norfolk countryside.
Our working lives (we retired at the end of 2018) were spent creating and developing the close by Banham Zoo, renowned for its excellence in animal care and conservation. The 50 acre zoo is within easy walking distance and well worth exploring when you have a day to spare. Discounted tickets are available to our guests.
In the adjoining paddocks several Suffolk Punch heavy horses are to be found. The iconic East Anglian heavy horse breed, the oldest and rarest of the U.K. breeds, are another passion of ours! Matt, our horseman, is a font of knowledge on working heavy horses and he is usually to be found in or around the various stables, barns or paddocks
Our indoor heated swimming pool 40ft x 20ft (12.5m x 6.5m) is freely available for use by our guests.
The water temperature is maintained at a very comfortable 30c or thereabouts and is heated by our ground sourced heat pump – so environmentally friendly!
The Appleyard, a converted former farmyard, opposite the Banham Zoo Car park hosts a variety of shops.
Make your stay a little more exciting and treat the family to a special day out with our discounted entry offer!
the first distillery in England in over 100 years and part of Norfolk’s heritage.