Chicken Barn

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Perfect CL

Easy enough to find if you follow the instructions. Approach roads are a tad narrow but with plenty of passing places. Site entrance wide enough to get in easily then onto an unmade approach track which swings round and down and onto the site itself. Yes the site slopes- but not too much- it's nestled on a little hillside with a copse of trees behind and open views into a little secluded valley with small fields and woodland and almost no signs of civilisation- just a couple of horses and plenty of rabbits, hares, birds.... . We managed to get up onto the right-hand side without much trouble. (new hard-core was put in the tyre-tracks whilst we were there so probably even easier now) TV and phone reception up here on the right-hand side OK. Robin, the owner came by after we had set-up and we had a nice chat about the area, local pub recommendations, and the walks on his land. Water and chemical disposal at the entrance to the CL. rubbish needs to be taken to the bins at the side of the road- so best done when you're driving out for the day. We didn't have the best weather whilst there but I bet on a nice sunny day, it's a piece of heaven! Highly recommended- will definitely be staying here again if in the area.

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No Chickens!

We loved this site for all the reasons given by other reviewers. It's what I call a 'proper' CL. One or two additional comments we can make are :- Whilst the access track wasn't as bumpy as I was expecting it is positively 'single track no passing places' so observation of the 12 o'clock rule for arrival/departure is strongly advised! We were in the right hand pitching area and it is indeed a steep pull up ( I was dreaming of a motorised Aquaroll !) However we had no problems at all with traction in our 2 wheel drive saloon, this despite the heavy rain we had at times. It seems the ground naturally drains well so please don't be discouraged if you don't have a 4 x 4. The paths described by others don't show on the Ordnance Survey map because they are permissive paths - this threw me at first but there is indeed a nice path running north east from the CL field to connect with further permissive paths through the grounds of Bayfield Hall. From the site name and the description - 'working farm' my wife was concerned about the smell of chickens. There is indeed (arable) farmland all around but it looked to me like Chicken Barn is just the name of the owners house - certainly we didn't see or hear one on our entire visit ! Just hares, rabbits and deer.

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Serenity

This site is the reason we own a caravan! Peace and tranquillity, views, welcoming and helpful owners, walks from the doorstep and lots to see and do locally. Tricky to find and few level pitches, yet this site has character and a draw that will bring you back again and again

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Nice views with total peace

After taking 1 hour to find Chicken Barn ( the Sat Nav gets you within a mile but site is NOT on the post code given and site is poorly sign posted ) The long driveway is very rough so take it easy. Mr Combe is very friendly and welcoming. All pitches are slopping so you will need leveling blocks etc ( ours was at maximum of front steadies ) There are 4 pitches at top of slope ( a bit dicey if it is wet and you don,t have 4 x4 plus there is no water tap up there so it could be difficult ) and 2 pitches to left , again on slope. Once you are there this site is very quiet and peaceful. We had 4 great  days there in beautiful weather. There is plenty of wild life including Deer , Hare , and all sorts of birds. Would definitely go back now we know where it is !  
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Lovely site

Spent a week here and loved it so peaceful and quiet surrounded by countryside. On a clear night you see so many stars it's magical being from a city not something I've ever seen. You can walk across the fields from the site into woodland and footpaths for miles so very good for dog owners like myself. There is also a big country house within walking distance although we did not visit it there is a cafe and garden centre there. be careful when using a sat nav it will take you past the site to another house, when pulling off the main road you drive down a track and turn right just before the main house and down a tight track onto the cl. You can either pitch on the left with 2 hookups which we did but quite hilly so levelling blocks are a must. There are also 4 hookups on the right but this is up a steep hill so some may struggle but it is very flat once up the hill, this seemed to be the most popular area as 4 caravans were up the hill and just us at the bottom on our own all week which we didn't mind as they seemed very cramped up there. Tv signal is difficult and we did need our satellite dish other reviews say signal is better on the hill. Owner very friendly and came the day we got there to collect money and tell us the local walks etc never bothered us again the rest of the week. Beautiful views and also paddocks with horses to whatch if you like peace and quiet this the site for you. 
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Peace & Tranquility

Stayed at this CL for first in July 2014, it is in a beautiful and tranquil setting with rolling hills, lots of nature and no buildings to be seen in the views. Owner is very friendly and helpful. The site can be considered to have two areas, 2 pitches on the left as you arrive and 3 more to the right up a short but reasonably steep hill which could be difficult in wet conditions for non 4X4s. Levelling blocks are definitely required. Water /waste is at site entrance so a short walk up & down the hill for those on the RH side but this was no problem for us. We stayed on RH side up hill (in a very secluded pitch through the gap in the hedge) and we got a good TV signal but no mobile phone (O2) which wasn't a bad thing! There is a beautiful walk to Letheringsett Kings Head pub which takes you around a field set to grass, through leafy country lane then across a road and on a footpath along the wall inside in a country estate (Bayfield Park) with lake (River Galven) and red poll cattle grazing peacefully, there is a short section along the road after reaching Home Farm.Duration is about 45 mins each way but pub beer & food is very good! We absolutely loved our stay here, easy distance from N.Norfolk villages / towns / attractions it's one to keep note of and we will definitely return :-)
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Can't wait to go back

Just back from a week at Chicken Barn, and will definately go back next year. A remote site surrounded by gentle hills (yes, hills in Norfolk) offering fantastic views. We pitched at the top of the hill where we got a good tv signal. It was dry when we arrived but agree the hill would be difficult in wet conditions. Also we were exposed to very strong winds one evening where as those at the bottom of the site were protected. Ended up storm strapping and double pegging the awning, where as the awning at the bottom of the hill barely fluttered. Water point down the hill, good holiday exercise! Loads of walking right from the caravan door. We don't own a dog, but most people had their hounds with them. Didn't cause us any worries at all. So much to do in the area. Watch out for deer in the evening, we saw two Stags having a tiff, and be prepared to be woken in the night by owls. Fabulous.
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Norfolk bliss.

Having stayed at this CL a number of times it is a dream for dog walkers and those wishing to enjoy the countryside. The site is in two parts, two pitches to the left of the site entrance (levelling blocks required) and the other three to the right approximately 100yards up a reasonably steep hill this can prove difficult in wet weather for non 4X4s. Water is at the bottom of the hill unfortunately. The other down side is the total lack of TV signal; satellite users are OK as there are no obstructions. Now to the positives which in our opinion by far outweigh the negatives, you have immediate access to acres of woods and parkland to explore. You are almost guaranteed to see deer etc. The owners are always on hand and are dog friendly only too happy for well behaved dogs to run off the lead. Thoroughly recommended.

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