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College Farm Bed & Breakfast
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College Farm Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 36 Ipswich B&B and Inns
Preston,Lancashire
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“First rate B&B.Comfortable room and excellent breakfast with finest ingredients.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2010

We stayed in the old stable room for 3 nights and could not fault it.The breakfast is first class with lots of homemade extras.The building is very old with an interesting history.
The small town of Hadleigh nearby has a good selection of sensibly priced restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2010

We chose College Farm for its proximity to a family event we were attending on Easter Sunday. It proved to be not simply convenient but a bonus to our short (3-day) break. The farm-house is truly historic. Dating from the Tudor period, it retains many original features, and these blend well with the comfort and charm of the house. We stayed in The Stable, now converted into a generously-sized bedroom with en-suite shower room, and enjoyed the gardens and the rustic idyll in which the farm is set. There is a resident's lounge in the main house where two other bedrooms are available. The breakfast was generous and first-rate with a good choice of cereals, fruit juices, and cooked items. The host Mrs Rosemary Bryce, (assisted by her amiable husband - the farmer!), was pleasantly sociable without being pushy or intrusive. Altogether, a well appointed and comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2009

We found this B&B on the internet and decided to go for it instead of a hotel for convenience sake, as it was only 0.5 miles from the wedding venue, Hintlesham Hall. The website looks good and promising, waxing lyrical of its history and country charm. As with most hospitality, it promises early check-in, which was perfect for us as we were traveling in from London the same day for a 2pm wedding church service. We should have known from the very beginning at the first call. When we asked for an early check-in, there was an audible burdened sigh on the other line. The proprietor said, "We'll have to charge you extra as I have to leave the shop and open the house for you." The extra charge was minimal, which we did not mind paying for. However, neither extra charges were mentioned in the website nor was the laboured customer service on the phone. When enquired about methods of reservation, we're told to pay by cheque or cash on the day of the stay.
A week later, we received a call saying they were not able to accommodate us anymore. They were expecting some "old friends" from Australia and they would need all the rooms in the establishment, including our "reserved" room. This is because we were told, these old friends were staying 4 nights unlike us who were staying a mere 1 night. We were terribly shocked by this turn of events. They recommended us another B&B. But one week into the wedding, the alternative was also fully booked. At the eleventh hour, we found another B&B in the vicinity through Google. It was leaps and bounds better than what we had signed up for originally and thank our lucky stars we found the latter.
I have traveled a fair bit and had my fill of budget stays. Here I am thinking the hospitality business is meant to make one feel welcome and at home. College Farm B&B surely challenged this definition.

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about College Farm Bed & Breakfast

Property: College Farm Bed & Breakfast
Address: College Farm A1071 | Hintlesham, Ipswich IP8 3NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Ipswich
Hotel Class:4 star — College Farm Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer Bed & Breakfast at our 500 year old Tudor house on our arable farm 6 miles from the town of Ipswich. There are 2 Double or Twin bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms. One of these is a ground-floor room separate from the house. We are surrounded by fields and meadows in a quiet part of the farm. Nearby is "Constable Country", National Trust properties, the Suffolk Coast and pretty wool towns. Come and see what this part of South Suffolk has to offer -- you will be enchanted! ... more   less 
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College Farm Bed & Breakfast Ipswich, Suffolk

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