Bed and Breakfast at Bluebell Barn - located in idyllic rural Norfolk.

As many of our regular guests will know by now, after 9 years running Bluebell Barn B&B, we are moving on to pastures new.

We have had a fantastic time and met and made many new friends, which is a side to the business we certainly hadn't anticipated!

We would both like to thank everyone for their custom and friendship and look forward to bumping into some of you in the future! Bluebell Barn B&B will be reopening soon, so please welcome the new owners.
Mark, Karen, Clyde and Kiki

Karen and Mark welcome you to our family run bed and breakfast accommodation with a friendly and informal atmosphere, in an ideal setting from which to explore Norfolk and where you can escape to the peace of rural Norfolk and enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay.

Originally converted as part of the TV programme “Homefront”, Bluebell Barn bed and breakfast is situated near Banham in Norfolk (30 minutes from Norwich and 40 minutes from Bury St Edmunds) and has been lovingly restored into a substantial family home, and tasteful and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation.

Bluebell Bed and Breakfast

Set amongst an acre of grounds surrounded by panoramic views, we are ideally situated for our guests to get away from it all but still conveniently placed for the business traveller to reach Norfolk’s bustling business community.

Regarded by all as a “dog-friendly hotel”, if you have a four legged friend to bring along you are welcome to bring them along too, just let us know in advance and we will manage the rest. Clean and well behaved pets are welcome in the “Rose” and “Bluebell” rooms by prior arrangement.

Although the entire site of Bluebell Barn B & B is not fully wheelchair accessible (gravel drive / car park and occasional small step-ups) the accommodation and main public areas are suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Unrestricted off-street parking for 10+ cars and this ample car parking is free with easy access to all rooms inclusive of private room entrances.

Bluebell Barn is a no-smoking B & B


Breakfast is served in the Bluebell Barn’s impressive main hall and traditional English Aga-cooked or Continental breakfasts are prepared to order. All of our breakfast ingredients are sourced locally and our eggs are free range.

Braille menus are available for blind and partially sited guests.

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Bluebell Barn bed and breakfast has excellent pubs and restaurants within easy driving distance.

Located close to Old Buckenham and Banham, Bluebell Barn is ideally placed for Norwich, Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Banham Zoo, and places of interest in the Breckland area including Thetford Forest, Old Buckenham Airfield, Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens and Wymondham. (See “local interests” page).

Beyond this, the area’s attractions range from the unspoilt coast, with its justly famous nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, through a wide selection of stately homes and museums, to an ever-increasing range of gastronomic delights.

Karen & Mark now have 2 four-legged hosts in residence. Clyde returned 2.5 years ago having been a Pathfinder Dog for many years and is enjoying his retirement in the home where he was raised as a puppy.

Their latest addition is Kiki, a 3 year old Samoyed they rescued at the end of October. Kiki goes by many nicknames, the most common being cheeky-Kiki, because of her many ways of getting their attention and pocket-rocket as she loves to run after a ball!  But in typical Sammy style, she has perfect meet & greet skills!

Pictures of Clyde and Kiki by kind permission of Jake Matheson photography -

A warm welcome awaits you

Booking Terms and Cancellation Policy:
All bookings at Bluebell Barn B & B require a one night deposit (unless a group booking see below) at the time of reservation which is non-refundable 48 hours prior to arrival.
All “no shows” are charged at the full rate for the whole duration booked.
Prices quoted are inclusive of breakfast’.

Group Bookings
Full payment in advance is required for all group bookings of two rooms or more. One full weeks notice will be required for cancellation after which the payment will be non refundable. 
Check-in Time: 1500 hrs - Check out Time: 10.30 hrs on day of departure.

Bluebell Barn accepts no responsibility for your personal belongings whilst left on site and unattended - all items are left at the risk of the owner

We would like to thank all of our guest who have contributed at the barn and also in their own way directly with

The amount our guests have collected for Pathfinder Dogs stands at £1135.00
Both Clyde, Spook and the rest of the clan are very grateful. Thank you.