To hear more about what it’s like to stay at West Heath Barn, read some of our reviews. Whilst we really value feedback, we’d rather you heard from an independent source which is honest and impartial so we encourage our guests to use one of the many online review portals. As a result, our reviews are scattered in many places but follow the links here to see a sample of what some of our past guests have had to say. You’ll find a few of our favourites below too.

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“We keep returning … this time 4 generations!”

Sarah and family: Stayed October 2021 and reviewed on TripAdvisor.  “This was our third holiday here and this time I was able to bring my parents … we’ve raved about it after being before and this time they got to see why … the setting is beautiful and the accommodation the very best you can get with the best hosts you could wish for. Over the years we have stayed in both The Dairy and The Cart Lodge and can highly recommend both. It’s an ideal, quiet location, to explore West and North Norfolk. Excellent if you have a dog. We will always return when we can”.

“Idyllic retreat”

Fiona and family: Stayed June 2021 and reviewed on TripAdvisor “This was our first stay at West Heath Barn but we will definitely be back. We took both self catering cottages so that we could be within Covid regulations and we couldn’t fault either cottage or our hosts. We were made to feel so welcome, with tasty lemon drizzle cake on our arrival! The cottages are very well fitted out, with everything you need to feel at home and be comfortable, and the grass outside meant that when the sun was shining we could eat outdoors. Would highly recommend, with a great location ideal for the pretty local village of Great Massingham and the Peddars Way walk”.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Norfolk

“A perfect post-lockdown escape”

Colin & family: Stayed August 2020 and reviewed on TripAdvisor “From the moment we arrived, our two-week stay was absolutely heavenly. The welcome was warm, The Dairy cottage was spacious, fabulously clean, well-equipped & maintained, and the resident alpacas were a constant delight for the kids. Gill & Dave have clearly worked hard at creating a wonderful holiday retreat. Their local knowledge of places to visit was much appreciated and their constant warmth & friendliness was wonderful, particularly in these unsettling Covid-19 times. We will definitely be visiting again. 

“Post-lockdown treat”

Blewbrook: Stayed July 2020 and reviewed on TripAdvisor “What a treat it was to arrive at West Heath Barn to a warm welcome, cake and flowers in The Cart Lodge. Travelling anywhere post lockdown was always going to tentative but we need not have worried, given the wonderful preparation Gill and Dave had given to the lengthy Covid guidelines! The cottage was spotless and superbly comfortable without being fussy. All this meant that we could relax immediately and enjoy this beautiful area of Norfolk. The cottage amenities were perfect for us and our Labrador – fabulous walks from the doorstep, glorious beaches a short drive away and a village pub which we walked to through the fields. And it’s so peaceful too. I’m sure we will visit again before too long – we loved it!”

“Fantastic Haven”

Kath and friends: Stayed July 2019 and reviewed on TripAdvisor “We have just spent 5 days with friends at Gill and Dave’s beautiful B&B. Lovely accommodation and setting, Gill and Dave are extremely friendly and so helpful. Breakfast is absolutely lovely, nothing is too much trouble, Gill makes beautiful cakes and has a bottomless teapot. The Alpacas are extremely friendly and we so enjoyed feeding and spending time with them. Thank you so much for everything and hopefully see you again”.

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Wonderful dog friendly accommodation

Rated 5.0 out of 5
24th April 2022

We just spent a lovely 3 nights in Cart Lodge. Perfect for our family of 4 with 2 dogs. The accommodation is spotless and very well equipped with everything you need for a few nights away . Gill has thought of everything ! We also enjoyed the eggs from the hens and meeting the ‘boys’ – the alpacas and the walks from the farm with the dogs are great ! Great Massingham is a delight with excellent cafe and pub too. Hope to return one day . Thank you Gill and Dave

Julia Hillsdon

So lovely to enjoy this wonderful place again!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
30th September 2021

What a wonderful break we have enjoyed once more in the superb accommodation provided by Gill and Dave. Always a warm welcome with a delicious homemade cake, milk, flowers and this time free range eggs from the hens! The Cart Lodge provided everything we could wish for with such attention to detail and all spotlessly clean and every reassuring Covid safety measure in place. As ever we really didn’t want to leave and hope to be back again very soon in this fabulous accommodation enjoying this beautiful area that is so close to our hearts. Thankyou very much for everything.

Kath McGarry