Local Area – Swanton Morley
Our Norfolk Barns are perfectly situated in the historic village of Swanton Morley. The village includes an impressive Mediaeval Church built in the 1300s, a well-stocked and convenient village store with post Office.
Maple Barns is within easy walking distance of two excellent public houses. Darby’s, a traditional family pub owned and run by a local farmer, serves numerous real ales to complement an excellent and varied menu. They also have a large beer garden, incorporating a children’s play area. The Angel Inn is also a fine public house and has claims to be an ancestral seat of the forbears of Abraham Lincoln, the celebrated American President.
Our village butcher is renowned for his produce and has a delicatessen incorporated in his shop.
Hunter’s Hall is an amazing venue for weddings and parties and is only minutes from our barns.
RAF Swanton Morley is on the edge of the village. The Robertson Barracks now house the Queen’s Dragoon Guards.
There are many lovely walks nearby and cycle routes which take you down quiet lanes or across country. If you wish to explore further afield, then most of the North Norfolk coast is within half an hour’s drive and the nearby A47 makes the whole of the county easily accessible.
Dereham is only 3 miles away and has all the facilities you would expect in a modern town, including all the major banks and building societies, large supermarkets, a wide range of churches and many independent local shops. For relaxation there is a cinema, golf-course, swimming pool, tennis courts and a 10-pin bowling alley. There is also a thriving traditional market on Fridays and a local farmers market on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For eating out there is a range of cafes and pubs from trendy to country style. Not far from Dereham you will find numerous golf clubs, including Barnham Broom and Wensum Valley.