Every development and facility at Lower Wood Farm has been carefully planned with young families in mind.
There is plenty to do inside and out for families with tiny tots to teenagers.
Our indoor swimming pool offers all-weather fun on the doorstep and the Play Barn is cleverly designed to combine fun for the under-5s with activities for older children and teenagers while parents relax.
There are plenty of outdoor activities to suit all ages – the play paddock with its slides and football goals, walks and cycle ways across adjoining marshes and our large pond with its collection of ducks and geese.
The warm atmosphere we set out to create means many of our guests have become firm friends after meeting at Lower Wood Farm, returning year after year.
Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
In a bright glass-sided building designed in the style of existing farm buildings, the pool is the “jewel in the crown” of Lower Wood Farm.
With a 31-degree pool temperature, under-floor heating and air-conditioning there is a tropical ambience all year round.
Wide steps ensure safe entry to the 12.5 by 4.5-metre pool and 1.2-metre deep.
The changing area has cubicles, a shower, a toilet and baby changing facilities. The swimming pool is unsupervised. You are required to comply with our health and safety rules.
Each cottage has a 1-hour private session per day, bookable between 8:00am-12:00pm and 3:00-7:00pm.
The swimming pool is open for shared sessions between 7:00-8:00am, 12:00-3:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm.
Swimming pool sessions are only bookable on arrival. Sorry, no advance bookings.
The Play Barn
The Play Barn and guest sun lounge were opened for Easter 2011.
Like the swimming pool, its building is in keeping with the surrounding farm buildings.
Cleverly designed for all ages, at one end of the L-shaped barn under-5s have their own space well equipped with toys, play equipment, games and puzzles.
At a safe distance, older children and teenagers can compete at table tennis, table football and pool.
We’ve provided comfy sofas for parents to relax, read and chat.
Bi-fold doors open onto the grassed outdoor play area with swings and slide, football pitch, cricket, outdoor play equipment and mini putting green. Our Play Barn has family toilets, with adult and child’s toilet, a baby changing unit and a separate disabled toilet.
The Courtyard & BBQ
Cottages surround The Courtyard which offers a space for guests to barbecue, dine and socialise.
You’re welcome to use the large gas barbecue and covered outdoor dining area that seats 20 guests providing the perfect setting for a lunch or evening family gathering or party.
If you’re looking for some herbs or garnish to go with your BBQ, why not visit our herb garden.
Welcome to the catering service offered by Whelan Bespoke Catering to guests of Lower Wood Farm.
We are a local company offering freshly pre-prepared meals delivered to your door for any occasion during your stay. All our dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients by our talented chefs at Branford’s Restaurant at the Old Hall Hotel for your enjoyment. All the meals are delivered ready for you to heat and serve at your convenience.
We are also able to cater for larger parties, special occasions and buffets Please do not hesitate to call us on our order line 07877841098 if you need any further details or to place an order. Enquiries can also be dealt with via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our service comprises a three-course menu for day-to-day catering that is available for delivery for lunch or dinner, with only 48 hours’ notice. The prices for individual meals and family/group deals, plus menu information can be found below.
Norfolk Walks and Cycle Ways
Lower Wood Farm has footpaths leading to Mautby, West Caister and through the Norfolk marshes to the River Bure. Wildlife on the marshes includes barn owls, deer, kingfishers, woodpeckers, hawks, ducks and geese and many more. You can access the country lanes for cycling to the local Norfolk villages.
Imagine Spa – luxury on your doorstep
A range of discounted spa treatments are on the doorstep of Lower Wood Farm
Just a hot stone’s throw away is the Imagine Spa located at Caister Old Hall Hotel.
Therapists offer a full range of relaxing treatments for the face, body, for women and men – as well as beauty, make-up and spray tan finishing touches.
- Body scrub with mineral salts and silky smooth oil
- Body wrap with moisturising cream plus foot and scalp massage
- Heated lava stones massage to calm and relax
- Raindrop massage with essential oils for the back, spine and legs
- Detoxifying and clarifying back treatment with volcanic clay peel
- Anti-cellulite firming treatment
- Mum-to-be pampering
Complement your spa session to leave looking as well as feeling good.
- Refreshing and firming eye treatment
- Eyelash and eyebrow tinting
- Mini facial
- St Tropez spray tan
- Manicure and pedicure
For more information or to book directly click here.
My Blissful Retreat – in your cottage
Let a relaxing spa experience come to your holiday cottage.
My Blissful Retreat offers luxury treatments brought to clients’ doorsteps -even when they are on holiday.
A fully trained therapist will set up a spa environment with candles and calming music before carrying out your choice of treatment.
That can be
- Massage – from aroma massage using a therapeutic blend of essential oils to hot stone full-body bliss
- Luxury facials – revitalise and freshen up with combination facials including sensitive skin and organic treatments
- Luxury hand and feet treatments – including arm, hand, leg and feet massages and gel polish upgrades
- Body scrubs – indulge in a complete body scrub with a body butter treatment to finish
- Beauty treatments – including high definition brows and gel polish manicures
For more details of the treatments or to book directly click here.
Flyover Video & Site Plan
Explore Lower Wood Farm complex from the air by watching our flyover video or by viewing the site plan below.View Video
WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY...
"Lower Wood Farm offers families excellent facilities. Our grandchildren couldn’t have been happier with the pool and play barn, and loved being allowed to try out the jacuzzi in our upstairs bedroom. The Farmhouse is a smart and comfortable holiday home for six people with everything you need for a weekend or longer stay.
The Farmhouse, 2023-10-31
"This was our fifth stay at this property. Location is near to many attractions. It is the swimming pool and games room that attracts our two grand children. There is plenty on site for youngsters of all ages. Lots of outdoor space and enough car parking. Jill and her team work very hard to ensure everything is in tip top condition."
The Cottage, 2024-02-17
"3 generations stayed in 2 cottages at Lower Wood Farm. We stayed at New Year. This review relates to the Appleloft. This 2 storey accommodation was comfortable, clean, well equipped and warm.
The location is good - close to Great Yarmouth and other seaside towns and villages.
The on-site facilities were excellent. The children loved the play barn and the adults enjoyed table tennis and snooker. I didn't use the swimming pool but other family members did and liked the booking arrangements and the pool itself.
The staff at Lower Wood Farm were friendly and helpful.
I recommend the Appleloft.
The Appleloft, 2024-01-11
"We found the cottage very well equipped and extremely clean. The welcome note and afternoon tea was a lovely touch on arrival. It is a fantastic location to explore the beautiful beaches and the Broads. The owner was always available to contact if needed. The complex is beautifully maintained with plenty to do and the pool is a wonderful facility with bookable slots and shared slots available throughout the day. The owners have thought of everything to make the stay a home from home experience."
"Excellent cottage for a family. a lovely swimming pool & play barn for children. Jill the owner works very hard to make sure you enjoy your stay. Would highly recommend."
"As usual everything was tip top Jill made the stay relaxing and can I say perfect in all ways.
No one could do more. Luxury for sure."
Cape Cottage, 2024-02-25
"Everything in the cottage is top quality and well maintained and the pool is also lovely. The pool shower and changing area could be better.
Hope to be back again sometime"
"We had a wonderful 5 nights at Lower Wood Farm staying in the stunning Braeburn Barn. The barn really has the ‘wow’ factor when you enter the living area and is very well equipped, we had everything we needed for our stay.
Our 6 year old and 1 year old loved the play barn, playground and swimming pool, all of which were well kept and really added to our experience… we spent one rainy day staying on site and had plenty to keep us all entertained!
We will definitely return and are very pleased to have found this gem in the Norfolk countryside."
Braeburn Barn, 2024-02-24