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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Corporation Farm, Wymondham Rd | Hethel, Norwich NR14 8EU, England
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Old Thorn Barn
Ranked #32 of 76 Norwich B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This really is a wonderful place to stay! Very welcoming host and the rooms are really comfortable and attractive – but bring your own hair dryer if you have anything more than a ‘short’ hair cut. The breakfast is superb – no rubbery scrambled eggs or cheap bacon and sausages here! Just a short drive from Norwich and great accessibility... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Was recommended this B&B by friends that we were visiting in nearby Mulbarton, and was really impressed. Only minor downpoint was the way we were greeted when we arrived - we couldn't find the reception so ended up at the back of the property which turned out to be the private residence. The owner seemed very annoyed and was adamant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed on 2 consecutive week-ends, 4 then 3 nights. My husband is frail and has food intolerances. Danny was extremely helpful, getting 2 grab rails for the shower and providing a non slip shower mat. The room was very comfortable, well decorated and very clean. Breakfast was excellent with a very good choice, gluten and lactose choices for my... More

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Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Been staying since 2010, always excellent. Comfortable rooms, good breakfast. Nice TV lounge and courtyard. What's more to say? Apparently quite a bit as tripadvisor has a 200 character limit. Which this hasn't yet met, but I'm trying...

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horley, surrey
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Advertised as 'Premier Accommodation' but regretfully far from it. Average room, bathroom facilities poor (antique hairdryer, shower needs replacing, lacking decent toiletries). Greeted very briefly by 'owner' who didn't appear that interested. Breakfast OK. Wouldn't stay here again. OVERPRICED!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Old Thorn Barn is a very comfortable B&B. The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. The host is very friendly and breakfast is very good. We stayed over Christmas and found it a very relaxing place to stay. We slept well and enjoyed the country setting. We feel this is excellent value for money. We would definitely recommend this... More

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Preston. Lancashire.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This has got to be one of the best B & B's I have ever stayed in, which was for two weeks while working in the area. Immaculate in every way. Great breakfasts, excellent sleep quality, good size room with space to work if need be, friendly welcome when you arrive, no faults at all.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

A very clean & bright B&B about 8 miles outside of Norwich in a rural setting. Absolutely silent at night and with the very comfortable 5' double bed an excellent nights sleep. Breakfast is extensive; yoghurts, cereals, fruit, full English, various eggs, porridge etc. Very tasty, well presented and good service. Decor is very tasteful with a lounge area with... More

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65 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We have been staying at Old Thorn Barn for a few years now when visiting Lotus or Snetterton circuit. Danny is a great host - nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are very nicely done with big comfortable beds, and spotlessly clean. We have always been able to get early breakfasts, and at times he has organised lunch catering... More

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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed at the Old Thorn Barn over the August Bank weekend and for me, ok being in a rural position helped, one of the quietist rooms I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in. The reason I only gave it very good and not excellent is that they need to be more flexible in the breakfast times (07.30... More

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Address: Corporation Farm, Wymondham Rd | Hethel, Norwich NR14 8EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
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Hotel Class:4 star — Old Thorn Barn 4*

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Old Thorn Barn offers a warm welcome, to this Seventeenth-century barn which over looks beautiful Norfolk Countryside. The barn has been carefully restored to retain all its original features. The bedrooms are all cosily furnished and have private facilities. Breakfast is served in the long barn where a wood burning stove and a lounge area combine with the dining room to form a casual and relaxing atmosphere. In the summer a stoned courtyard (off the lounge) with tables and chairs will be available for guests and friends. ... more   less 
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