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Myself and G both love going away and always look for somewhere really nice to stay (wahey, I'm a poet and I didn't know it). When searching for accommodation in Norfolk, I came across quite a few B&B's and Hotels but they weren't really tickling my fancy. Then I found Dairy Barns and instantly fell in love. 

I have an obsession with barns, I plan to get married in one and it would be an absolute dream come true if eventually I could call a converted barn my home, so when I saw Swallows Nest, I knew I had to stay there. I quickly sent the link to G and within a matter of seconds, the room was ours. 

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I say room, it was more like a mini house! In fact, if you installed a kitchen, a couple could live in the space quite comfortably. 

Dairy Barns B&B is located in Hickling, between the Norfolk Broads and the Norfolk coastline. It is a little bit out in the sticks. However, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants about a 10 minute drive away. You can be at Sea Palling coastline within a 5-10 minute drive and if you're a fan of the National Trust, Dairy Barns is only a 10 minute drive from Horsey Windpump

On arrival, we were greeted by Peter, the owner's Dad, he showed us to our room and went through all the little bits and bobs with us, including the most important, how to order breakfast!

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In your room, you'll find a little breakfast 'order' form, this allows them to prepare the breakfast of your choice so it's ready for you when you want it. Once you've filled in the form, you pop it in your postbox outside and they'll collect it early in the morning. We had the option to have it delivered to our room but we chose to eat in the main restaurant area. 

I thought this was a really lovely touch and meant you didn't have to wait for your food to be cooked! 

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My favourite part of Swallows Nest was the bathroom. It was HUGE and had his and hers sinks (mine and G's favourite). Normally, if we stay in a hotel that has a bath, I don't use it but I couldn't resist having a little soak in this one! 

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I really loved our stay at Dairy Barns, the staff were friendly, the breakfast was delicious and the accommodation was superb. We're not ones for return visits but I'd definitely stay at Dairy Barns again, perhaps round up some family members and escape to one of their cottages!

Have you stayed at Dairy Barns? What kind of accommodation do you like? Have you visited Norfolk?