Staying here in August 2013 for a wedding in nearby Gressenhall, I had the best B&B experience I've had so far. The house is part of a working farm so there are cows and sheep but also a welcoming dog, a roving flock of geese (with goslings when I was there), a farm cat curled up on the farmhouse backdoor step, a formal garden and a a meadow-like lawn running down to a river. All this completely at my disposal.
I watched dragonflies dance on the river as the sun set and listened to birds all around me, I think you can fish further down the river. Heavenly spot. then there's the room themselves. I stayed in the Carrick Room. I was so lucky...as a single traveller I often get the smallest room. At Carrick's Farm I got, I think, the biggest! A canopied bed, antique/ family pieces of furniture, windows all round overlooking both the garden and down to the river, a roll top bath with a drench shower over, marble units...I could go on. But I don't need to.
With a warm welcome from Jean, the best room I've ever stayed in a B&B,stunning rural location (you might need a satnav in this part of the world, I did) breakfast at an enormous but friendly table with fellow travellers the next morning, my stay at Carrick's was 5*.
Thank you Jean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carricks at Castle Farm is located on the banks of the River Wensum in the parish of Swanton Morley. It has been the home of the Carrick family for over 80 years and we now have pleasure in sharing this beautiful place with our guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carricks At Castle Farm Dereham, Norfolk