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253 KING’S LYNN 4m KISMET LODGE is a deceptively large bungalow set in a quarter of an acre of gardens edged
by open fields. Just a few miles from King’s Lynn and 2 miles from A47/A17 junction. Enjoy a
hearty breakfast in the dining room or conservatory, using local produce and your host’s
award winning jams and marmalades. Ample off road secure parking. Foot ferry to King’s
Lynn, 1 mile (not Sundays). Evening meals and vegetarian options by arrangement. Pubs
and restaurants within 2 miles. Minimum 2 nights’ stay. Singles welcome at £40.00.
1 double, 1 twin, both ensuite CHILDREN 15+
Mrs Frances Goodwin, Kismet Lodge, 15 Willow Drive, Clenchwarton, Kings Lynn, PE34 4EN
☎ 01553 761409 or 07849 923945 £30.00 to £35.00 pppn
254 SANDRINGHAM 2m Enjoy the beauty of Norfolk in comfort, surrounded by fields and woodland at PENCOB HOUSE. This
attractively furnished country home is close to Sandringham, RSPB Reserves, Norfolk Lavender,
Peddars Way and the expansive north Norfolk beaches, marshes and bird reserves. A public footpath
starting at the front door is ideal for walkers. A guests’ sitting room and comfortable bedrooms combined
with the friendly atmosphere and personal attention to detail ensure your stay will be truly memorable.
Off-road parking. Closed February. Singles welcome with £10.00 supplement. WiFi access.
1 double ensuite, 1 twin with private facilities CHILDREN 10+
Alex & Maureen Swan, Pencob House, 56 Hill Road, Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, PE31 6NZ
☎/I 01485 543882 £30.00 to £35.00 pppn
255 SANDRINGHAM 1.5m TALL TREES is situated 8 miles from King’s Lynn, on the edge of the Royal Sandringham estate with its
beautiful gardens, house and country park. Snettisham’s RSPB reserve and Natural England’s Dersingham
Bog, with its extensive walks and abundant wildlife are also close by. Walkers can also explore the Peddars
Way and Norfolk Coastal Path. The very comfortable bedrooms with sitting areas have their own outside
entrances and overlook the secluded gardens. Private parking. Exclusively for non-smokers. Singles
welcome from £35.00. Minimum 2 nights from Easter until end of October. WiFi access.
1 kingsize double/triple, 1 twin, both ensuite CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Penny Bubb, Tall Trees, 7 Centre Vale, Dersingham, King’s Lynn, PE31 6JR
☎ 01485 542638 £25.00 to £35.00 pppn
256 HUNSTANTON A warm welcome awaits you at this family run guest house. PEACOCK HOUSE
offers a quiet and peaceful stay in high class, spacious and well appointed rooms
enjoying sea views. All rooms have colour TV with Freeview, tea/coffee making
facilities and lots of extras including a fridge solely for residents’ use. The ideal
place to relax and unwind during your stay in Norfolk. Breakfasts are memorable.
Minimum 2 nights’ stay at weekends and Bank Holidays. WiFi access.
2 double, 1 twin/superking, all ensuite
Lesley Jones, Peacock House, 28 Park Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5BY
☎ 01485 534551 or 07788 288018 £35.00 to £45.00 pppn
257 FAKENHAM 6m MANOR HOUSE FARM is In a special part of rural Norfolk, surrounded by lovely gardens (featured in national press and members of
N.G.S.) and next to a tiny 13th century church. The beautifully furnished and converted Old Stables have two large and airy
bedrooms with a sitting room and small kitchen. A third large bedroom with four poster bed is totally self-contained with its own very
spacious sitting room, kitchen and bathroom, with bath and separate shower. On the ground floor, the bedrooms are wheelchair
friendly. Breakfast is delicious and served in the main house using mainly home produced fruit,eggs, bacon and sausages. N.Norfolk
coast 20mins. Fakenham and Swaffham 10mins. Sandringham and other National Trust properties nearby. WiFi access.
2 double, 1 twin, all ensuite CHILDREN 10+
Elisabeth Ellis, Manor House Farm, Wellingham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2TH
☎ 01328 838227 I 01328 838348 £45.00 to £55.00 pppn
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Luxurious comfort and tranquility awaits you at award winning FROGS HALL FARM. Delightfully secluded yet easily 258 DEREHAM 3m/NORWICH 14m
accessible in beautiful grounds of 20 acres with paddocks, fishing lake and ponds. Use of covered pool and hot tub
by arrangement. Relax in the drawing room with television, music and open fire. Bedrooms are beautifully furnished
and one is on the ground floor. Delicious Aga cooked breakfasts with free range eggs from the farm’s hens.
Dereham is an ideal touring base with excellent country pubs and restaurants within easy reach. Many National Trust
properties, coast and Norfolk Broads nearby. Singles welcome at £45.00. Discounts for longer stays.
2 double, 1 twin, all ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN ALL
Grasheena Grout, Frogs Hall Farm, Woodgate, Swanton Morley, Dereham, NR20 4NX
☎/I 01362 638355 ☎ 07879 885136 £32.50 to £35.00 pppn
MANOR FARM HOUSE is a delightful period farmhouse set in 2 acres of 259 FAKENHAM 4m
grounds surrounded by arable farmland. Attractive bedrooms with TV, armchairs
and tea/coffee making facilities. Ideally situated for touring Norfolk including
Sandringham House and several National Trust properties. Pensthorpe, as
featured in Springwatch, and Thursford, famous for the Christmas Spectacular
are both only 3 miles. Singles welcome at no extra charge.
1 double, 1 double/twin, private facilities available CHILDREN 12+
Mrs A. Savage, Manor Farm House, Stibbard Road, Fulmodeston,
Nr. Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LX firstname.lastname@example.org
☎ 01328 829353 £30.00 to £33.00 pppn
Richard, Ann and their black labradors welcome guests as friends into CHURCH FARMHOUSE, a warm and 260 HOLT 3m
comfortable home in a quiet location. Guests have the use of the whole house and garden with a tennis court
and croquet lawn. A hearty breakfast can be as early or late as required and served anywhere from the
beamed oak furnished dining room with open fire to a shady spot in the garden. Richard’s hobby is making
unique jigsaw puzzles. Plenty of local eating places including a pub within walking distance. Many stately
homes and the coast within a few miles and there are a wealth of things to do in this beautiful part of Norfolk.
2 double, 1 twin, ensuite or private facilities available
Richard & Ann Brooks, Church Farmhouse, Edgefield, Melton
Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2AF
☎ 01263 587208 I 01263 587814 £35.00 to £50.00 pppn
THE OLD BARN is a charming period house with character and warmth, 261 CROMER 2m
set in the picturesque village of West Runton, opposite the church. A
stunning beamed drawing room has been converted from the barn and
overlooks the delightful and secluded garden. A wonderful room to relax
in. The sea and sandy beaches are a few minutes’ walk away with golf,
riding, sailing, lovely walks and National Trust properties all nearby.
Private parking. WiFi access. Dogs welcome by arrangement.
2 double, 1 twin, all ensuite/private SORRY NO CHILDREN
Mrs Karen Elliott, The Old Barn, Cromer Road, West Runton, Cromer, NR27 9QT
☎ 01263 838285 £35.00 to £40.00 pppn
BEECHLANDS is a Georgian farmhouse in its own grounds opposite 262 CROMER 4m
a fine village church and within walking distance of the local pub
serving evening meals. Two miles from the nearest sandy beach
and Norfolk coast. The Norfolk Broads and many National Trust
properties are nearby. Relax in the friendly atmosphere of this
traditional farmhouse; only one party taken at a time. WiFi access.
1 double/twin/family with private bathroom CHILDREN 5+
Mrs Nicole Land, Beechlands, Church Street, Southrepps,
Norwich, NR11 8NR
☎ 01263 833527 I 01263 833825 £32.50 to £35.00 pppn
Prices quoted are per person per night (pppn), based on 2 people sharing a
double/twin room or 1 person in a single room.
Many B&Bs will let a double/twin room for single occupancy.
The cost is usually a discount on the price of 2 adults sharing.
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263 CROMER 6m/WROXHAM 9m THE MANOR HOUSE is a fine Victorian house set in an acre of garden with views across the north
Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideally situated for the beaches and coast at Mundesley,
2 miles, The Broads, North Walsham, Aylsham and the National Trust properties of Felbrigg and
Blickling Hall. French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch spoken. The historic village of Trunch has
a good pub and lovely church. Choose between a full English, vegetarian or continental breakfast with
homemade preserves. Pets by agreement. WiFi access. Singles welcome from £35.00.
2 double/twin ensuite, 1 double with private bathroom CHILDREN 14+
Susanne & John Mason, The Manor House, Brewery Road, Trunch, Norfolk, NR28 0PU
☎ 01263 721015 £31.00 to £43.00 pppn
264 GREAT YARMOUTH BARNARD HOUSE is a welcoming family home in a peaceful residential area
with off-street parking, perfect for business or pleasure. A short distance to the
sea, race course and golf links with Norwich and the picturesque Norfolk Broads
just 30 minutes away. The delightful bedrooms are well appointed and a
delicious breakfast includes homemade preserves. Singles welcome at £45.00.
Credit cards accepted and well behaved dogs welcome. WiFi access.
2 double ensuite, 1 twin with private facilities CHILDREN ALL
Jill Norris, Barnard House, 2 Barnard Crescent, Great Yarmouth, NR30 4DR
☎ 01493 855139 £32.50 to £35.00 pppn
265 BECCLES 8m DECOY BARN is a 200 year old converted barn, retaining many original features,
which add to the charm and welcoming atmosphere. All rooms are ensuite and
on the ground floor with wonderful views of Fritton Lake Country Park and have
direct access to the south facing garden with their own garden furniture. Situated
on the A143 just 25 minutes from historic Norwich and Southwold. Credit cards
accepted. Minimum 2 nights weekends April to October. WiFi access.
2 double, 2 twin, all ensuite CHILDREN 10+
Karen & Paul Wilder, Decoy Barn, Beccles Road, Fritton, Great Yarmouth, NR31 9AB
☎ 01493 488222 £40.00 pppn
266 SOUTHWOLD 4m FROSTENDEN HALL is a Grade II* listed former manor house, set in
mature grounds overlooking the church with its Saxon round tower. Enjoy
total peace and seclusion, surrounded by the 600 acre arable farm, yet
only 10 minutes from Southwold and just off A12. Birdwatchers can visit
RSPB Minsmere, Snape Maltings and the charms of the unspoilt Suffolk
coast at Aldeburgh and Walberswick are within easy reach. Only one
party at a time is taken. 2 nights minimum during peak season.
1 double, 2 twin, private bathroom available
Shelley Evans, Frostenden Hall, Church Lane, Frostenden, Beccles, NR34 7HS
☎ 01502 675232 or 07900 272204 £35.00 to £40.00 pppn
267 BUNGAY 3m/HARLESTON 4m Close to Bungay and Harleston, EARSHAM PARK FARM is an award winning elegant and friendly
farmhouse set in a large tranquil garden. The large comfortable bedrooms all have their own seating
area with TV and refreshment trays. Breakfasts are a feature with an extensive choice available
including home produced sausages, bacon, bread and local eggs, all complemented by being cooked
on the Aga. The farm’s own sausages and bacon are available for guests to purchase. Credit cards
accepted and well-behaved dogs welcome. WiFi access. Singles welcome at £55.00.
1 double, 1 twin, 1 family, all ensuite CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Bobbie Watchorn, Earsham Park Farm, Old Railway Road, Earsham, Bungay, NR35 2AQ
☎ 01986 892180 or 07887 648139 £40.00 pppn
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THE OLD VICARAGE is in the pretty village of Brooke, only 7 miles from Norwich. The 12th 268 NORWICH 7m
century church next door can be reached by a door in the wall of the three acre gardens
which surround the vicarage. Guests are welcome to relax in the peaceful secluded garden.
The spacious rooms have been equipped to the highest standards, while preserving the
charm of the original house. The double room has its own seating area. Evening meals
available by arrangement, and guests have their own sitting room with a fire for chilly
evenings. The Norfolk Broads are within easy reach, as is the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
1 double, 1 twin, ensuite or private bathrooms SORRY NO CHILDREN
Mr Walker, The Old Vicarage, 48 The Street, Brooke, Norfolk, NR15 1JU
☎ 01508 558329 £33.00 pppn
THE WILDERNESS is an ancient title for this 16th century longhouse, barns, cottages and 269 NORWICH 12m
surrounding farmland. This fine, timbered, Grade II listed farmhouse is concealed up a long drive off a
village lane where silence is golden in a garden of trees, roses and birdsong. Guests have use of two
attractive sitting rooms. Quality eating places can be found nearby. The historic city of Norwich is
only 12 miles away. A relaxed and happy home from which to explore this lovely area. Long term lets
available with private kitchen. 2+ nights June to August. Dogs welcome. WiFi access.
2 double, 1 single, all ensuite/private facilities CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Juliet Pettitt, The Wilderness Farmhouse, Church Road,
Wacton, Nr. Long Stratton, NR15 2UG www.south-norfolk.net/wilderness
☎ 01508 531006 £35.00 to £40.00 pppn
Nothing is too much trouble for John and Anne at HOME FARMHOUSE where guests are 270 DEREHAM 5m
thoroughly spoilt, from the homemade cakes on arrival to the comfortable beds, little extras
and delicious breakfasts. An ideal base to visit Norfolk’s beautiful historic houses and gardens,
beaches and towns as well as walking the famous Peddar’s Way. One mile from Shipdham
Flying Club where lessons can be arranged. For those shooting, gundogs are welcome.
There is safe storage for guns. Evening meals and packed lunches available. WiFi access.
1 double, 1 double/twin/family, both ensuite CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Anne Smales, Home Farmhouse, Letton, Thetford, IP25 7PS
☎ 01362 820502 or 07730 398744 £50.00 pppn
COLLEGE FARM was built in 1349 to house the priests who looked after the church and village. It then became a 271 THETFORD 9m
manor house and a farm. Lovingly restored by Katharine’s parents with modern conveniences along with a
Jacobean oak panelled dining room, without losing any of its historical charm. In the process of extra
refurbishment, the house is set in 12 acres which guests are welcome to use. Ideal for visiting the sites of Norfolk
as well as Suffolk. It adjoins Thompson Common which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with many rare flora
and fauna. The large comfortable bedrooms have lovely views over the gardens with its pingos (ice age ponds).
2 double/twin, 1 double, all ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN 12+
Mrs Katharine Wolstenholme, College Farm, Thompson, Thetford, IP24 1QG
☎ 01953 483318 or 07930 470619 £35.00 to £40.00 pppn
Unwind at GABLES FARM, a 16th century moated farmhouse set in 2 acres of 272 DISS 8m
landscaped gardens in the peaceful village of Wingfield. The rambling house is heavily
beamed and full of character. Many excellent pubs/restaurants in the area. Ideally
situated for cycling, walking, fishing and the delights of the Suffolk coast. Minsmere
Bird Sanctuary, Blooms of Bressingham and several National Trust properties are
nearby. A welcome from your hosts and their dog Daisy. Singles welcome from £40.00.
1 double, 1 twin, 1 double/family, all ensuite
Sue Harvey, Gables Farm, Wingfield, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 5RH
☎ 01379 586355 or 07824 445464 £35.00 pppn
HILL FARM HOUSE, a grade II* listed 17th century house refurbished with style, is in peaceful countryside 273 DISS 10m/EYE 5m
surrounded by fields. On the edge of the village of Horham, between Stradbroke and the ancient town of
Eye. Equidistant from Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich. An ideal base to tour the Suffolk Heritage
Coast. Aldeburgh and Southwold both 30 minutes. The spacious beamed bedrooms have TV and sitting
areas. Enjoy breakfast in the beamed dining room with fresh local produce and home made breads, jams
and marmalade. WiFi access. Credit cards accepted. Singles welcome from £45.00 to £60.00.
2 double, ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN 10+
John Brown, Hill Farm House, Redlingfield Road, Horham, Suffolk, IP21 5ED
☎ 01379 388832 £30.00 to £37.50 pppn
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274 FRAMLINGHAM 5m/WOODBRIDGE 12m Welcome to rural peace at GRANGE FARM, an exceptional moated home dating from the
13th century. Set in beautiful and extensive gardens with an all-weather tennis court.
Beams throughout and cosy log fires in winter. Comfortable base from which to see 12th
century Framlingham Castle, Ickworth House, Sutton Hoo burial ground or just relax and
savour the local beer in a nearby pub. Homemade bread, marmalade and local honey
served at breakfast. Closed December to mid March. Singles welcome at no extra charge.
1 twin, 1 twin/double
Mrs E. Hickson, Grange Farm, Dennington, Woodbridge, IP13 8BT
☎ 01986 798388 or 07774 182835 £34.00 pppn
275 IPSWICH 6m Set on an arable farm in peaceful Suffolk countryside COLLEGE FARM is a 500 year old Grade II* listed
farmhouse that has been carefully modernised but still retains its character with oak beams, inglenook
fireplace, sloping floors and low doorways. The house stands in a large garden and is surrounded by
fields and meadows. Walk the marked footpaths on the farm to enjoy the scenery and wildlife, or play
golf, go fishing or horseriding which are all nearby. Close to Constable Country, pretty villages and the
coast. Easy access to A12/A14. London 75 minutes by train. Credit cards accepted. WiFi access.
2 double/twin ensuite, 1 double with private bathroom CHILDREN 12+
Rosemary Bryce, College Farm, Hintlesham, Ipswich, IP8 3NT
☎ 01473 652253 or 07748 976145 £33.00 to £40.00 pppn
276 EAST BERGHOLT WEST LODGE is a converted coach house set in 2 acres of landscaped gardens yet just yards from
the centre of East Bergholt. There is a cosy snug for guests’ exclusive use. Meals prepared by ex
chef Paul and served by the famously friendly Penny are taken in the brick floored dining room with
everyone seated around the magnificent Victorian breakfast table. Great walking country, within
walking distance of Constable Country’s Flatford Mill, the Dedham Vale and many Areas of
Outstanding Natural Beauty. Midway between Colchester and Ipswich (8 miles). WiFi access.
2 double, 1 double/family, all ensuite CHILDREN 8+ or BABIES
Paul & Penny Lewis, West Lodge, The Street, East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6TF
☎ 01206 299808 or 07886 075369 £35.00 to £37.50 pppn
277 HARWICH 3m/COLCHESTER 12m HIGHFIELDS FARM is a country home set in five acres of gardens and paddocks within a RSPB rural area of
designated natural beauty. The Essex Way is just 100 metres and the coast can be reached within minutes.
Your hosts live ‘the good life’ growing and selling their organic vegetables and breeding micro pigs - as pets!
Breakfast includes eggs from their hens and wholesome locally sourced produce. The International Port of
Harwich with its varied pubs and restaurants is 3 miles away, Colchester 12 miles and Constable’s Vale of
Dedham 13 miles. WiFi access. One room is on the ground floor and suitable for wheelchair users.
2 double/fam 3 ensuite CHILDREN 12+
Anna & Ed Ramsay, Highfields Farm, Wrabness Road, Ramsey,
Essex, CO12 5NE email@example.com
☎ 07973 698677 or 07785 762404 £35.00 to £37.50 pppn
278 ST. OSYTH/CLACTON ON SEA 2m POND HOUSE sits in 400 acres of working farm, 2 miles from the beaches at Clacton and St Osyth. Excellent
base for visiting the coastal towns of Frinton and Walton, Constable Country, Colchester and Beth Chatto’s
garden. Stansted Airport and M25 are only 1 hour away. The farm is mainly arable with beef cattle in the winter
and sheep in the spring. Enjoy fishing on the reservoir, birdwatching and walking on the many footpaths taking
in woodland area and ponds. Clay pigeon shooting, riding and golf are available locally. Guests have their own
sitting room with home made cake and refreshments available. WiFi access and credit cards accepted.
1 super kingsize double, 1 twin, both ensuite CHILDREN 10+
Mrs B. Lord, Pond House, Earls Hall Farm, Clacton on Sea, CO16 8BP
☎ 01255 820458 I 01255 822370 £35.00 to £50.00 pppn
279 COLCHESTER 4m/MERSEA 5m Relax at this friendly, moated period farm house set in tranquil surroundings, adjacent to
Abberton Reservoir, one of the most important wilfdfowl havens in Europe. Enjoy comfortable
beds, good showers and a hearty farmhouse breakfast. RYE FARM is an ideal base to
explore this rural area with its interesting coastline, historic towns and villages. The oldest
recorded town of Colchester offers excellent shopping and a variety of eating places.
Business people welcome, WiFi access. Singles welcome at £45.00 to £50.00.
3 double ensuite CHILDREN 12+
Virginia Bunting, Rye Farm, Rye Lane, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, CO2 0JL
☎ 01206 734350 I 01206 734370 £32.50 to £35.00 pppn
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GREENLANDS FARM is an extended 18th century, part timbered farmhouse on the Essex/Suffolk border in 280 COLCHESTER 10m
the beautiful Colne Valley. Deep in the countryside between Great Tey and Earls Colne, this lovely home is
near the Essex Way footpath and ideal for Colchester, Constable Country, Lavenham and the antiques shops
of Halstead and Long Melford. Marks Tey station, with its direct rail link to London is 10 minutes, transport
can be provided. Good pubs and restaurants are nearby. Many open gardens in the area for garden lovers -
GREENLANDS has its own award winning gardens to enjoy. WiFi access and debit/credit cards accepted.
2 double, ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN 10+
Mrs Carol Williams, Greenlands Farm, Lamberts Lane, Earls Colne, CO6 2LE
☎ 01787 224895 or 0771 5394660 £34.50 to £36.00 pppn
16th century HILL HOUSE nestles on the edge of the conservation village of Nayland amidst 281 COLCHESTER/SUDBURY 7m
wonderful Constable countryside. Beams, inglenooks and a flagstone hall complement the
comfortable bedrooms. Set in a walled garden overlooking the Stour Valley. Enjoy an Aga cooked
breakfast with homemade bread and preserves. Explore the nearby villages of Dedham, Flatford and
Lavenham. Colchester and Beth Chatto’s garden is 7 miles, Harwich 40 minutes. National Trust
houses and walks abound. Excellent pub within walking distance. WiFi access. Singles welcome.
1 double, 1 twin/double, 1 single, all ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN 10+
Mrs P. Heigham, Hill House, Gravel Hill, Nayland, Suffolk, CO6 4JB
☎ 01206 262782 £36.00 to £39.00 pppn
THE GABLES is a Grade II listed Tudor house with a Victorian facade. Guests are welcome to make use of the attractive, 282 LONG MELFORD
secluded, walled garden and enjoy an Aga cooked breakfast with locally sourced produce and fruits grown in the garden.
In the centre of the village within easy walking distance of a number of quality restaurants, pubs, numerous art galleries,
antiques shops, delightful boutiques and exlusive shops. The magnificent 15th century “wool” church dominates the
green and there are two Tudor mansions - Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall nearby. Lavenham, famed for its church and
timber framed houses is 4 miles, Bury St Edmunds 10 miles and Cambridge 35 miles. WiFi access.
1 double, 1 twin, 1 family, all ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN ALL
Caroline & Andrew King, The Gables, Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10 9JT
☎ 01787 374830 or 07887 764256 £40.00 to £42.50 pppn
ELMSWELL HALL is a Grade II 16th century manor house on the edge of the village of Elmswell. Situated just 283 BURY ST. EDMUNDS 8m
off the A14, there is easy access to Harwich (one hour) and Stansted (one hour) and trains to Cambridge (40
minutes) The spacious bedrooms have views over open countryside and are equipped to the highest
standards. Two are on the ground floor in a converted coach house and are ideal for the less mobile and for
families, with a connecting door between the rooms. Guests have their own light and airy sitting room and an
elegant beamed dining room with inglenook fireplace. Credit cards accepted. WiFi access.
1 double/family, 3 twin, all ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Kate Over, Elmswell Hall, Elmswell, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9EN
☎/I 01359 240215 ☎ 07821 888426 £35.00 to £40.00 pppn
THE WALLOW is a ranch-style bungalow set in an inspiring 2 acre garden showing your 284 BURY ST. EDMUNDS 2m
hosts’ passion for horticulture. The house is surrounded by countryside yet only 2 miles to
the A14 and the historic centre of Bury St. Edmunds. Next to a footpath/cycleway (NCR 51)
providing easy access to the pub/restaurant just 300 metres away. Accommodation is in two
attractive ground floor double suites with their own access (each with bedroom, lounge and
large bathroom with shower). Singles welcome at £60.00. WiFi access.
2 double ensuite
Linda Draper, The Wallow, Mount Road, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2QU
☎/I 01284 788055 ☎ 07802 252031 £50.00 pppn
WINDSOR WOOD HOUSE offers quality accommodation between Bury St. Edmunds and Newmarket (12 285 BURY ST. EDMUNDS 4m
miles), with very easy access to the A14. The bedrooms, one of which has a spa bath, are very spacious
and have views over the beautiful garden. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with local produce. Tea and homemade
cakes can be served on arrival in the afternoon in the guests’ sitting room or in the garden, weather
permitting! Within easy reach of Lavenham and other pretty Suffolk villages, or the city of Cambridge. Only
3 miles from Ickworth House. Singles welcome from £40.00. WiFi and digital TV in all bedrooms.
1 double, 1 twin, 1 single, all ensuite CHILDREN 12+
Mrs. J. Gittus, Windsor Wood House, Little Saxham,
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5LA firstname.lastname@example.org
☎ 01284 811811 or 07957 660715 £40.00 pppn
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286 NEWMARKET 7m THRIFT FARM is a delightful thatched farmhouse set in the tranquility of 5 acres of meadow and
fascinating garden. Easy reach of Cambridge, Newmarket, Clare and Bury St Edmunds - a
gateway to the joys of East Anglia - with good local walks and birdwatching. Relax in the
informal atmosphere of this family home; breakfast is cooked on the Aga and served in the
breakfast room. Good pubs and restaurants nearby. Located off Bradley Road, Kirtling. The
“piggery” offers a large double ensuite room with a single bed downstairs.
1 double, 1 double/family ensuite CHILDREN 5+
Jan Oddy, Thrift Farm, Cowlinge, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9JA
☎ 01440 783274 £30.00 to £40.00 pppn
287 NEWMARKET 5m/ELY 8m Enjoy a warm welcome at this very English home, a lovely Georgian house set peacefully in large gardens
on the edge of the village. QUEENSBERRY is the ideal base from which to tour East Anglia, just off the
A142, Newmarket to Ely road, only 4 miles from the A14. Visit the historic cathedral city of Ely, the capital
of The Fens, the famous market town of Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, the horse racing centre of the
world and the university city of Cambridge within 15 miles (20 minute drive). Good restaurants within
walking distance. There are three additional bedrooms in a cottage in the grounds. WiFi access.
1 twin, 1 double ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Jan Roper, Queensberry, 196 Carter Street, Fordham, Ely, CB7 5JU
☎ 01638 720916 or 07785 594450 I 01638 720233 £35.00 to £47.50 pppn
288 ST. IVES/HUNTINGDON 2m Lovely award winning Victorian house just 150 yards from the river in the historic and picturesque
village of Houghton. Enjoy an award winning breakfast menu, very comfortable rooms, some in a
converted ground floor barn. Relax in the conservatory or the pretty garden. Walk by the river or
enjoy the new guided busway from St. Ives (2 miles) into Cambridge. Several nearby pubs and
restaurants to enjoy. 25 minutes by car from Cambridge and Ely. Singles from £72.00. Free
WiFi/Ethernet. Special rates for stays of 3+ nights including Sundays.
4 double, 1 twin, all ensuite CHILDREN 15+
Chris & Liz Langley, Cheriton House, Mill Street, Houghton, Cambs., PE28 2AZ
☎ 01480 464004 £37.50 to £44.00 pppn
289 CAMBRIDGE 6m/ELY 10m MANOR FARM is a listed Georgian farmhouse in the village of Landbeach, just off A10 between
Cambridge (6 miles) and Ely (10 miles) with its cathedral. The racing capital of Newmarket is only
13 miles along the A14. Near “Park and Ride” offering easy access to Cambridge; or bring a bike
and cycle along the tow path. Guests are welcome to relax in the light and airy sitting room or the
walled garden or to take a walk on the farm. Ideal location for business travellers. Singles are
welcome at £45.00 to £50.00. Minimum 2 nights’ stay at weekends. Ample parking. WiFi access.
2 double, 1 triple, ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN 5+
Vicki Hatley, Manor Farm, Landbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9FD
☎ 01223 860165 £30.00 to £35.00 pppn
290 CAMBRIDGE Family run HAMDEN GUEST HOUSE is ideal for the business or leisure traveller. Ample car
parking and regular bus service into the city centre. Close to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and within
walking distance of local shops, pubs and restaurants. Easy access to M11 and A14. The ensuite
bedrooms are well equipped with fridge, TV with freeview, hairdryer, radio and hospitality trays.
One is on the ground floor overlooking the garden. Free wireless internet connection. Credit cards
accepted. Minimum 2 nights’ stay at weekends. Singles welcome at £40.00. WiFi access.
1 double, 2 double/twin/family, all ensuite CHILDREN 5+
Mr & Mrs Casciano, Hamden Guest House, 89 High Street, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9LU
☎ 01223 413263 £30.00 to £35.00 pppn
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This Georgian farmhouse lies in attractive rolling Essex countryside, on 291 SAFFRON WALDEN 5m
an arable farm. The large garden has a 3 acre lake for coarse fishing.
Many lovely walks in the area. Audley End House and Duxford Air
Museum are nearby. London (1 hour), Stansted and Cambridge both
30 minutes’ drive and Harwich and Felixstowe 60 miles. Family room is
on the ground floor. CHILDREN WELCOME. WiFi access.
1 family, 1 twin, 1 single, ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Tineke Westerhuis, Rockells Farm, Duddenhoe End, Saffron Walden, CB11 4UY
☎/I 01763 838053 £35.00 to £40.00 pppn
There is a friendly and informal atmosphere waiting for guests at NEWDEGATE HOUSE, a detached 292 SAFFRON WALDEN 3m
house standing in 2 acres of gardens. Ideal for exploring this part of Essex with the pretty villages of
Thaxted and Finchingfield, and Audley End House. The university city of Cambridge and Duxford War
Museum are a 30 minute drive. Easy access to M11, Stansted Airport is only 20 minutes by car. The
bedrooms are cosy and well equipped and guests can relax in the conservatory overlooking the
garden. Tray snacks available. Singles welcome at £42.00. WiFi access.
1 double, 1 twin, both ensuite CHILDREN 15+
Mrs Jacky Haigh, Newdegate House, Howlett End, Wimbish, Saffron Walden, CB10 2XW
☎/I 01799 599748 ☎ 07788 405704 £32.00 pppn
Tucked away in unspoilt countryside, guests are guaranteed a friendly welcome at WHITE HALL 293 GREAT DUNMOW 6m
HOUSE. The modern built home offers spacious accommodation of the highest standard at
realistic rates. There is safe parking inside security gates and guests can relax in the 4 acres of
newly landscaped gardens or in the guests’ large sitting room. Situated within easy reach of A120,
giving access to historic towns such as Thaxted and Great Dunmow and many pretty villages with
thatched houses. Ideal for travellers using Stansted Airport, being an easy 30 minute drive.
3 double ensuite CHILDREN 12+
Marjorie & Walter Nicholls, White Hall House, Hollow Road, Felsted, Essex, CM6 3JF
☎ 01245 363802 or 07710 248102 £30.00 to £32.50 pppn
PUTTOCKS is a working arable farm just outside the lovely market town of Great Dunmow and only 294 GREAT DUNMOW 1m
7 miles from Stansted Airport and 10 miles from M11 (J8). The guests’ bedrooms are on the ground
floor in a converted barn and have their own entrance. Breakfast is served in the conservatory in
the farmhouse overlooking the lovely countryside. For those leaving early a continental breakfast is
provided to eat in your room or take away. Ideal for airport travellers and business people. WiFi
access and credit cards accepted. Ample parking. Singles welcome at £40.00.
2 twin, 2 double, all ensuite CHILDREN ALL
Roger & Jane Hockley, Puttocks Farm, Philpot End, Great Dunmow, CM6 1JQ
☎ 01371 872377 or 07989 215008 £30.00 to £35.00 pppn
This six hundred year old beamed farmhouse with inglenook fireplace is on a 2000 acre arable farm 295 BISHOP’S STORTFORD 7m
surrounded by fields, criss-crossed by footpaths. There is a small visitors’ lounge with log fires in
winter or in summer relax in the garden with its aviary. There is a stair lift for the less mobile and
wheelchair ramps if necessary. Convenient for M11 (junctions 7 & 8), and Harlow (7 miles). Stansted
Airport is approx 7 miles away and guests may leave their cars here for a small charge. Lifts to the
airport are offered and the station for trains to London and Cambridge is nearby. WiFi access.
1 twin, 1 single, private bathroom CHILDREN ALL
Jenny Liddell, Shrubbs Farm Sheering Road, Hatfield Heath,
Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM22 7LL email@example.com
☎ 01279 730332 £35.00 pppn
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296 SANDY 1m/BEDFORD 8m HIGHFIELD FARM is an arable farm with delightful guest accommodation, some of it on the
ground floor in specially converted stables. The farm is set back from the A1 up a long private
drive, giving easy access to travellers. A14 link road 15 minutes by car. Ample safe parking.
Large gardens. Very centrally situated, Bedford and Cambridge are within easy reach. Guests’
sitting room. Comfort, tranquility and a warm welcome await you. Credit cards accepted.
Singles welcome at £60.00. Minimum 2 nights Bank Holidays. WiFi access.
Twins, doubles, families, all ensuite CHILDREN ALL
Anne-Marie Codd, Highfield Farm, Tempsford Road, Sandy, Beds, SG19 2AQ
☎ 01767 682332 £45.00 pppn
297 KETTERING 3m THE GRANGE is a lovely 18th century former farmhouse in quiet countryside, set in 2 acres of
mature garden with ample parking, tennis court, streams and ponds and access to footpaths
and bridleways. Ideal for visiting Burghley House, Boughton House, Rockingham Castle,
Deene and National Trust properties. Within easy reach of Stamford, Uppingham, Oundle,
Market Harborough, Grafham Water and Rutland Water. Well behaved adult dogs welcome in
enclosed garden and evening meals available by prior arrangement. WiFi access.
1 twin, 1 double/twin/family, both ensuite
Mrs Pru Swallow, The Grange, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, NN15 5JL
☎/I 01536 724765 £30.00 to £35.00 pppn
298 PETERBOROUGH 12m/STAMFORD 8m Clothed in wisteria and roses, this 500 year old Grade II listed stone house is located in the centre
of an historic village in beautiful rolling countryside, yet only 4 miles from A1. Very peaceful and
quiet, there is a lovely small walled garden and each bedroom has a private bathroom and fridge.
There are eight stately homes within half an hour and for steam fanatics there is the magical Nene
Valley Railway. Rutland Water, offering watersports, cycling, birdwatching and fishing is nearby.
Packed lunches available. Pub serving good meals within walking distance.
1 double, 1 twin, 1 single let with double, 1 family, all ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN 12+
Jenny Dixon, 19 West Street, Kings Cliffe, Peterborough, PE8 6XB
☎ 01780 470365 £30.00 to £40.00 pppn
299 SPALDING 7m A warm welcome awaits you at this family run farm, set in a rural position.
CACKLE HILL HOUSE borders Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and enjoys
the distinguished features associated with the Fens and the Wash. There
are plenty of opportunities for cycling, walking and birdwatching. Take a
day trip to the historic cathedral cities of Ely and Cambridge. Excellent
restaurants and pubs close by. Singles welcome at £37.50.
1 double, 2 twin, all ensuite/private SORRY NO CHILDREN
Mrs Maureen Biggadike, Cackle Hill House, Cackle Hill Lane,
Holbeach, Lincs, PE12 8BS email@example.com
☎ 01406 426721 or 07930 228755 I 01406 424659 £30.00 pppn
300 SPALDING 7m PIPWELL MANOR is a Georgian farmhouse in beautiful grounds. Elegantly furnished in
character with the style and age of the house. Birdwatching and the solitude of the Wash
Marshes are attractions nearby. Cycling is fairly effortless in the flat countryside and bikes
are available free of charge. Guests are greeted with tea and homemade cakes.
Breakfast includes jams and marmalade that Lesley has made and stewed fruits. Local
pubs serve evening meals. Singles welcome at £40.00. WiFi access.
2 double, 1 twin, all ensuite SORRY NO CHILDREN
Mrs Lesley Honnor, Pipwell Manor, Washway Road, Saracen’s Head,
Holbeach, Lincs, PE12 8AY firstname.lastname@example.org
☎/I 01406 423119 £30.00 pppn
301 SPALDING 5m Built around 1750, WESTGATE HOUSE sits in a pretty cottage garden in a peaceful location, one mile from the
village. The attractively furnished rooms have everything for a comfortable stay; two of them in a barn conversion
offer complete privacy. Breakfast, using homemade preserves and fruit compotes, served in the dining room with
exposed beams and wood burning stove. The surrounding fenland is popular for walking, cycling and
birdwatching. Royal Sandringham and North Norfolk Heritage Coast are an easy drive. So are the cathedral
cities of Ely, Lincoln and Peterborough. Several pubs and restaurants within a few miles WiFi access.
1 double/family ensuite, 1 double, 1 twin ensuite CHILDREN 6+
Mrs. Jean Jakeman, Westgate House, Little Lane, Whaplode, Spalding, PE12 6RU
☎ 01406 370546 £27.50 to £32.50 pppn
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Relax in this comfortable home with attractive and well equipped bedrooms. The modern detached house is 302 STAMFORD 7m
in a quiet residential area. Breakfast is taken in the conservatory overlooking the pleasant gardens and
fields with local produce used whenever possible. The pretty village of Thurlby is ideal for walkers and
cyclists. Visit the old market towns of Bourne, Market Deeping, Spalding and Stamford or one of the many
historic houses including Burghley, also Grimsthorpe and Belvoir Castles. Rutland Water, Barnsdale
Gardens and Peterborough are all within easy reach. WiFi access. Singles welcome at £27.50 to £30.00.
1 double, 1 twin private facilities available CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Wendy Chouffot, 6 The Pingles, Thurlby, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0EX
☎ 01778 394517 £25.00 to £30.00 pppn
This 17th century cottage is in the hamlet of Conisholme in this unspoilt part of Lincolnshire, making an ideal 303 LOUTH 9m
retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The seaside resorts of Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe,
Skegness, Sutton on Sea, and the city of Lincoln are within easy reach as well as Cadwell Park race circuit.
The bedrooms are attractively decorated and have been equipped with great thought and care to provide
every comfort for guests. On arrival enjoy freshly baked treats with tea or coffee in the comfort of the guest
library lounge. Evening meals by arrangement. Minimum 2 nights Bank Holidays. WiFi access.
2 double, 1 twin, all ensuite CHILDREN 12+
Mrs A. Cizek, Wickham House, Church Lane, Conisholme, Louth, N11 7LX
☎/I 01507 358465 £30.00.00 to £32.00 pppn
Situated in the Wolds, THE OLD FARMHOUSE is an 18th century treasure recently 304 LOUTH 11m/GRIMSBY 9m
renovated to a very high standard. Stunning inside and out, set in a truly peaceful
location overlooking a gentle valley. A large comfortable lounge with inglenook
fireplace and old beams is provided for you to relax. An excellent choice of local pubs.
Well placed for golf, country walks, the coast and horse racing. Covered parking and
horse livery available. Sorry no pets. Singles welcome at £55.00. WiFi access.
2 double, 1 twin/family, all ensuite CHILDREN 8+
Mrs Nicola Clarke, The Old Farmhouse, Low Road, Hatcliffe, N. Lincs, DN37 0SH
☎ 01472 824455 or 07818 272523 £40.00 pppn
Set in a beautiful 10 acres garden BISHOPTHORPE HOUSE is a serene haven, perfect for 305 GRIMSBY 5m
nature lovers. With picturesque bedroom views overlooking the lake, this outstanding setting
provides an oasis, perfect for any country retreat. A multitude of charming restaurants, coastal
walks and golf courses are nearby, along with Market Rasen races. The ensuite bedroom has
been recently renovated to a high standard. WiFi and Sky+ available. Convenient for
Grimsby, Louth and the golden beaches of Cleethorpes . Singles welcome at £55.00.
1 double ensuite CHILDREN 8+
Mrs Birdie Dawson, Bishopthorpe House, Bishopthorpe Farm, Tetney, Lincs, DN36 5NU
☎ 01472 812109 or 07940 383778 £37.50 pppn
HOME FARM is peacefully situated beside a tree-lined avenue leading to the 306 LOUTH 3m
beautiful village of Welton-le-Wold. Guests can ”come and go” as they please and
there is ample off road secure parking. The newly refurbished garden bedroom has
a balcony overlooking the herb garden and offers complete privacy. Convenient for
visiting Cadwell Park, Horncastle Antiques Centre, Battle of Britain Flight and the
villages of this unspoilt part of the country. Singles welcome at £40.00.
1 double, 1 twin, both ensuite CHILDREN ALL
Pat Cave, Home Farm, Welton-le-Wold, Louth, Lincs, LN11 0QT
☎ 01507 610275 £30.00 pppn
Dogs and horses
Please see pages 128 and 129 for a list of B&Bs that welcome dogs
and page 126 for those homes with stabling and/or grazing for horses
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307 LINCOLN 15m Enjoy a quiet stay in this lovely spacious home surrounded by extensive grounds and
enhanced by a wonderful wildlife pond. Centrally placed and easy to find. Lincoln Cathedral is
only a 15 minute drive and the Wolds 5 minutes. Close to the aviation trails, antiques centres
and Cadwell Park. The bedrooms have TVs, ensuite shower rooms and wonderful views.
WiFi access. Excellent breakfasts, plenty of parking, farm trail. Pub/restaurant one mile.
1 twin, 2 double, all ensuite CHILDREN 10+
Mrs Judy Bankes Price, Greenfield Farm, Mill Lane/Cow Lane,
Minting, Nr Horncastle, Lincs, LN9 5PJ
01507 578457 or 07768 368829 £32.00 to £35.00 pppn
308 LINCOLN 6m ROBINDALE is a comfortable, spacious family home with a welcoming atmosphere in a quiet,
rural location in the conservation village of Brattleby. Tastefully furnished rooms with a
conservatory overlooking the garden. Situated 6 miles north of the cathedral city of Lincoln.
The Lincolnshire Showground and Hemswell Antiques Centre are close by. Cyclists
welcome. Local pubs nearby provide evening meals. Discounts for stays of 3 nights or more
(double occupancy), excluding special events. Singles welcome at £45.00 to £50.00.
2 double, 1 twin, ensuite or private facilities available SORRY NO CHILDREN
Mrs V. Bogusz, Robindale, Brattleby, Lincoln, LN1 2SQ
☎ 01522 730712 £30.00 to £32.50 pppn
309 LINCOLN/NEWARK ON TRENT 12m Relax from the moment you arrive at WILMOT HOUSE, a Georgian listed building.
Comfortable bedrooms with Egyptian cotton, cosy blankets and soft towels. Enjoy a warm
welcome with tea and homemade cakes and an Aga cooked breakfast from carefully selected
local produce with homemade preserves. Choice of inns serving food within walking distance.
Excellent base for Lincoln, Newark, Sherwood Forest and the attractions of Lincolnshire and
Nottinghamshire. Dogs welcome. WiFi access. Singles welcome at £40.00.
1 double/twin, 1 double, all ensuite
Mrs Susan Dossor, Wilmot House, Church Walk, Dunham on Trent, Newark, NG22 0TX
☎ 01777 228226 or 07970 857880 £30.00 to £35.00 pppn
310 LINCOLN 5m CANAL VIEW Bed and Breakfast offers luxury accommodation in a village setting. The rooms are furnished
in a contemporary style and have luxury cotton bed linen, soft, fluffy, Egyptian cotton towels and cosy duvets
with goose feather & down. Freeview TV, free WiFi access, tea/coffee and complimentary toiletries.
Breakfasts are made with locally sourced produce. On the A57, providing an easy direct journey between
the A1 and Lincoln. Visit Lincoln’s world famous cathedral, medieval buildings and cobbled streets. There
are plenty of places to eat in and around Saxilby. Credit cards accepted. Special offers available.
1 double, 1 single, 1 twin/double/family, all ensuite CHILDREN ALL
Roland & Louise Overvoorde, Canal View, 6a Lincoln Road, Saxilby, Lincoln, LN1 2NF
☎ 01522 704475 or 07801 236272 £32.50 to £48.00 pppn
311 NEWARK 4m THE FARM is a spacious family home in the conservation village of Collingham, close to the Newark
Showground, Lincolnshire Showground and Swinderby, making it an ideal location for visitors to
international antiques fairs, craft fairs and equestrian events. Visitors with horses are most welcome,
stabling and turnout available. Ample parking and good facilities for live-in horseboxes. Excellent local
pubs serving good food within walking distance. Well behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement.
Lincoln, Southwell, Burghley House and Chatsworth are within easy reach. WiFi access.
2 twin with private bathrooms, 1 double ensuite CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Beth Foster, The Farm, 139 Low Street, Collingham, Newark, NG23 7NL
☎ 01636 892203 or 07736 419719 £30.00 pppn
Please see page 127 for B&Bs that offer something extra including
cookery, art or language courses, fishing, wine tasting and
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Set in the pretty village of Ollerton, this old cottage is a family home 312 OLLERTON
with a relaxed atmosphere. It retains the original character, with
many beams and the pretty garden slopes down to the River Maun.
Next door is one of the three pubs in the village. Sherwood Forest,
Thoresby and Clumber Parks, Rufford Lake, Center Parcs and golf
club are all within 2 miles. Singles welcome at £35.00. WiFi access.
1 double, 1 triple, both ensuite
Alan & Theresa Morton, Maun River Cottage, Main Street, Ollerton,
Nr. Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9AD
☎/I 01623 824746 £25.00 pppn
WISTERIA COURT is a Grade II listed 18th century cottage only a 5 minute walk from the centre of 313 SOUTHWELL
this charming town with many interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. Fine Georgian buildings
surround Southwell Minster and its grounds, and there is a literary connection with Byron who
spent some of his time here. Ample parking adjacent. Due to the twisting staircase this home is
unsuitable for children under 12 and the less sprightly. Only 10 miles from A1 at Newark, making
this an ideal stopover for travellers between the North and the South. WiFi access.
1 twin ensuite with private sitting room CHILDREN 12+
Lynn McKay, Wisteria Court, 58 Church Street, Southwell,
Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HG email@example.com
☎ 01636 815509 £37.50 pppn
THE FIRS, dating back to the 15th century, is furnished to a high standard, retaining many original 314 NEWARK 10m
features. Its quiet atmosphere and location in a small, attractive village provides peaceful relaxation.
The close proximity to Newark, Lincoln, Grantham, Nottingham and Belvoir Castle via the nearby A1,
A46 and A52 roads enables easy access to local events, activities and sporting facilities. With
excellent country walks and bicycles available to hire. The International Antiques Fairs at Swinderby
and Newark are within 20 minutes and Eden Hall Day Spa just 5 minutes. WiFi access.
1 kingsize double/family ensuite, 1 double, 1 twin CHILDREN ALL
Mandy Leese, The Firs, Sibthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG23 5PN
☎ 01636 525003 or 07790 103994 I 01636 525131 £22.50 to £32.50 pppn
Come and enjoy a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere at GELSTON GRANGE, a period 315 GRANTHAM 7m
farmhouse dated 1840, with many original features. Set in a large garden, it
overlooks open countryside and there is ample parking. Three miles from A1 and
A17, within easy reach of Grantham, Newark, Sleaford and Stamford. Belton House,
Belvoir Castle and Burghley are nearby plus opportunities for fishing and golf. There
are many thoughtful extras in the bedrooms. Singles welcome at £45.00.
1 double (4 poster), 1 twin, both ensuite CHILDREN 10+
Janet Sharman, Gelston Grange Farm, Nr Marston, Grantham, NG32 2AQ
☎/I 01400 250281 £30.00 to £32.50 pppn
BYARD’S LEAP COTTAGE provides good traditional cottage accommodation in a friendly, relaxing 316 SLEAFORD 1m
atmosphere. Enjoy good meals, including dinner, using ample produce from the attractive gardens.
Situated on the ancient Viking Way which is popular with walkers and near Ermine Street that runs
from London to York. The cottage is just off the A17, which provides convenient access to Lincoln,
Grantham and the market towns of Sleaford and Newark. Areas rich in history and cultural heritage.
Extra single for use with other rooms. WiFi access. Singles welcome at no extra cost.
1 double, 1 twin CHILDREN ALL
Anne & Martin Wood, Byard’s Leap Cottage, Cranwell, Sleaford, NG34 8EY
☎ 01400 261537 £28.00 pppn
Accommodation for the less mobile
Many B&Bs have a wide range of facilities to make a stay easier.
Some have recognised categories.
A list of these B&Bs can be found on page 127
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317 GRANTHAM 6m BELVOIR VALE COTTAGE is less than 10 minutes from the A1 yet in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, with
views towards the castle. Your hosts have built a reputation for comfortable, quality accommodation provided
in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Plenty of walks locally with the Viking Way Footpath and Grantham to
Nottingham canal within 300 yards. Cycle loan available for the energetic, or just relax in the pretty cottage
garden. Good restaurants nearby. Transport may be available for evenings out or station pick ups. One
ground floor bedroom. Credit cards accepted. WiFi access. Singles welcome from £50.00 to £65.00.
2 double/twin. 1 double, all ensuite CHILDREN 12+
Suzie & Norman Davis, Belvoir Vale Cottage, Stenwith, Nr. Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, Grantham, NG32 2HE
☎ 01949 842434 £40.00 to £42.50 pppn
318 MELTON MOWBRAY 2m HILLSIDE HOUSE is a comfortable converted 19th century farm building with
views over rolling countryside on the outskirts of Burton Lazars. There is a
guests’ lounge and garden with private parking. Belvoir Castle, Barnsdale
Gardens, Rutland Water and Burghley House are all within easy reach. 10%
reduction for stays of 3 nights or longer for double occupancy (except for
special events). Singles welcome from £40.00 to £45.00. WiFi access.
2 twin, 1 double, all ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN 10+
Sue Goodwin, Hillside House, 27 Melton Road, Burton Lazars, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2UR
☎ 01664 566312 £30.00 to £35.00 pppn
319 MELTON MOWBRAY 6m ELMS FARM is a comfortable 18th century farmhouse on the edge of the beautiful Vale of
Belvoir. Relax in attractive surroundings including a cottage suite and a kingsize double/twin
room. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of local produce, organic where possible, with leaf tea or
ground coffee, homemade bread and preserves. Situated between A1/M1 and just 25
minutes from Nottingham, Grantham, Leicester and Loughborough. Your hosts look forward
to welcoming you. Cards accepted. WiFi access. Singles welcome from £33.00.
1 cottage suite, 2 double/family, ensuite or private facilities CHILDREN ALL
Mrs Sue Whittard, Elms Farm, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4NG
☎/I 01664 822395 £26.50 to £27.50 pppn
320 NOTTINGHAM 5m HILLCREST B&B is a comfortable home with a welcoming atmosphere in the village of Radcliffe on Trent,
5 miles east of Nottingham and only 15 minutes from A1. Buses from outside the door take 15 minutes into
Nottingham, and there is a train station nearby. The groundfloor ensuite family room has wheelchair access.
There are many sporting facilities in the area - the Ice Stadium at Nottingham, rowing on the nearby river
Trent, and the famous cricket and football grounds. The National Watersports Centre is 10 minutes’ drive.
The village has numerous excellent bars and restaurants offering international cuisine. WiFi access.
2 double, 1 single, 1 family 3/4, ensuite/private facilities available CHILDREN ALL
Doreen Kelly, Hillcrest B&B, 106 Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent,
Nottingham, NG12 1BA
☎ 0115 9334006 or 07759 776235 £35.00 to £40.00 pppn
321 NOTTINGHAM 8m Stay on this family run working farm with attractive views over the Nottinghamshire Wolds
from all the bedrooms. Enjoy breakfast in the conservatory or relax in the guests’ sitting
room Tour the historic county, home of Robin Hood. An excellent location for visiting
Nottingham, its tourist sites, universities and sports venues. Excellent pubs and
restaurants nearby. JERICO FARM is situated on the A46, one mile north of where A606
crosses the A46. Brochure available. Credit cards accepted. WiFi access.
2 double/twin, 1 double/family, all ensuite CHILDREN 5+
Mrs Herrick, Jerico Farm, Fosse Way, Nr. Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3HG
☎/I 01949 81733 £32.50 to £40.00 pppn
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