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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
North Walsham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Simone G
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Regular monitoring by owners”
Reviewed 14 April 2013 for a stay in February 2013

Kestrel cottage itself is clean, well decorated and has all the usual facilities. However as it is in close proximity to some (very unattractive) houses , the garden has a very low wall and the hot tub needs very regular monitoring ; it wasn't the get away from it all break that myself, husband and friends, with our young children, had hoped for. In fact, in the morning before getting dressed we felt we needed to keep the curtains closed.
Make sure you are shown where the lights are outside for the hot tub. We weren't and my husband tripped over in the dark. Although I don't think the owners like you to use the hot tub in the evening. If you feel comfortable with neighbours peering in during the day then you'll probably have a much more relaxed time than us.
Finally I'd advise taking your own dishwasher tablets and loo paper !!

Date of stay: February 2013
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Liked best: The cottage is clean and has good facilities
Liked least: The view from the cottage of gasworks and run down houses
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
16 Apr 2013
We are really sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We take our guest’s health and safety very seriously; we do monitor the Hot Tubs daily. We are more than happy for our guest to use them in the evening – however for consideration to our other guest we do not allow their use after midnight. We also advise “the excessive use of alcohol and Hot Tubs do not mix”. We are sorry we had to charge your party for the damage done to the Tot Tub on you first evening with us. Perhaps it wasn't just the lack of light that caused your husband to trip?
Your private garden overlooked opens fields for many miles and the wall is over 6 feet high. The bedroom windows have the same aspect, so we struggle to see how you were overlooked! Also Peregrine Barn next door was unoccupied that weekend.
Finally we do supply new toilet rolls for each bathroom and some dishwasher tablets to get you started, as well as a welcome pack containing Tea, Coffee etc. After all we offer self-catering accommodation. We can only apologize again your weekend break was not what you expected.
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Hannah C
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A lovely getaway”
Reviewed 20 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Me and the girls stayed here for a long weekend and absolutely loved the place. Very well equipt & so clean! We stayed in and cooked dinner for the 6 of us and the lovely kitchen made it so easy! Ken keeps the hot tub clean & checks it every day, so its a real pleasure to be in (especially with the fresh country air around you in a very cold March) The local area is so peaceful, theres a nice pub at the end of the road and a very nice fish & chip shop. The beach is within walking distance and its beautiful. Theres also many trips out, that are good for families, groups of friends and couples, especially going to see the seals on the beach! The barn is gorgeous and non of us had a bad word to say about the place!! We will definitely be returning!

Date of stay: March 2013
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Liked best: How clean & well kept the barn was
Liked least: The weather, but thats out of there control!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Mar 2013
Many thanks for you kind comments, we are happy you had a good time despite the cold wind. You were great guests and we look forward to welcoming you all again in the future.
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doristrav...
Buckden, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Holiday Retreat”
Reviewed 10 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Wow! This is the 3rd year (in a row) which we have had the pleasure of staying at Kestrel Barn. We really cannot fault a single thing. The layout is perfect, the open plan Kitchen and Dining area is brilliant. Ken and Nicola really do make this a great place to stay, you really do have everything you need. The Hot tub is a bonus and the free standing bath is a brilliant touch. Gorgeous surroundings and lots to do nearby, we loved it!
We look forward to booking again with you next year! Hope you have some beautiful free range eggs for us to buy too! :-D

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: Relaxed surroundings.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Dec 2012
Many thanks for you kind comments we hope to see you and the family soon.
Can we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - Lets hope the weather is a little better in 2013.
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Charlie S
Colchester
1 review
“Fantastic self catering accommodation”
Reviewed 1 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed at the Kestrel Barn from the 24/09 to 28/09 this year, the barn is excellently decorated, very modern but still showing the original barn's features such as beamed ceilings & cobbled/brick walls. Everywhere was absolutely spotless which is one of the main things I look for when choosing accommodation, I couldn't fault the cleanliness at all.
It's in a good location with the main sights only a short drive away & the local beach/amenities only a short walk. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting self catering accommodation in North Norfolk & would definitely stay again myself.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: The location was excellent & also the freestanding bath was great!
Liked least: The mattress in the main bedroom was a bit uncomfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
13 Nov 2012
Many thanks for your kind comments - we look forward to welcoming you both in the future. Merry Christmas Ken & Nicola
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2012 for a stay in October 2011

Date of stay: October 2011
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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
12 Oct 2012
Many thanks for your kind comments - we are glad you all had a good holiday with us and liked the area. We hope to see you again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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