College Farm

Thetford, Norfolk
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1953 483318

A grand yet cosy and relaxing farmhouse where you’re encouraged to feel at home. Tasty home-baking, charming rooms and a friendly host


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Katharine is a natural at making guests feel like friends. Her beautiful farmhouse tucks itself away on the edge of the village and the big friendly kitchen is filled with delicious smells of home baking. Meals are served by the large wood-burner in the grand Jacobean dining room, filled with good antiques, period furnishings and cosy places to sit; food is home-grown, seasonal and local. Sleep well in charming bedrooms with smooth linen, pretty furniture and garden views; bathrooms are small and simple. A fascinating area teeming with pingos, wildlife, old churches… and glorious antique shops.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Children over 16 welcome.
Christmas, Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner from £30. Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £130
Dinner, B&B £100 per person.
3 Twin/doubles
From £130



A wonderfully peaceful location, very comfortable accommodation with excellent breakfasts together with a host, Katharine, who could not do enough for us. Having stayed in numerous establishments over the years, this must be one of the very best! And the homemade cake is to die for!!

David & Ruth, Sandhills, nr. Godalming

Katherine is a warm and welcoming person. She is, rightly so, proud of her home, and it shows. Very comfortable room, nice big bed, good linens and little touches such as the fresh flowers in our room. All this and a tasty English breakfast every morning, plus the bonus of tea and cakes every afternoon after our jaunts around Norfolk. The house is beautiful and stands surrounded by a lovely garden full of flowers and shrubs. Llamas and goats abound, are inquisitive and very friendly. This is a peaceful and relaxing place to be.

Clarissa, Poole

We arrived and did not leave until we had too! I booked all three rooms and brought my daughters here for time “away from the maddening crowd”. We read, walked, talked, slept and ate! Katharine’s fabulous home cooking, eaten either around the dining table or in the walled garden depending on the time of day, was wonderful. From her delicious bread and cake baking for yummy breakfasts , or afternoon teas and delicious suppers, we felt wrapped by her and College Farms warm, invisible yet truly tangible love. College Farm was bliss! Can’t wait to return!

Carolyn, Scotland

My boyfriend and I have just come back from a glorious night staying at College Farm. We cannot recommend it, or Katharine highly enough. We were made to feel so welcome with delicious cakes on arrival. The house is glorious and our bedrooms, Richard's Room, was gorgeous. High ceilings, panelling and loads of light. A super comfortable bed, great shower and lovely products. We had supper in a fabulous pub a few miles away and after a good sleep, a huge breakfast and a walk around the gardens we were on our way. We'll definitely be back! Andrew & Gaynor

Gaynor, London

Enjoy a stay with chickens cats alpacas and a lovely host The place is deliciously hard to find and once ensconced here it is hard to leave There are good vibes from past residents too and you feel comfortable at once It is one of the few places where breaking down and having to stay eight extra hours was a pleasure!

Liz, London

I have been staying at College Farm many times and always, when I am planning my next journey, I am already full of anticipation.Once you get closer, you drive through richly structured woods, where you might see a muntjac or long horn cattle, then a park opens and you see the beautiful place where Katharine, the owner and manager of the College Farm, expects you. The furnishing of Katharines home is carefully assembled and you immediately feel at home when you enter the house. Katharine is an exceedingly kind and courteous landlady who makes you feel welcome.

Stefan, Königswinter, Germany

My friends and I had the most wonderful stay at College Farm! We were treated like members of the family, llamas/alpacas/cats/chickens included, and nothing was too much trouble. College Farm is in such a beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful with lovely country and woodland walks all around. Breakfast was a particular highlight - local bacon and eggs from the garden all in a superb wood-panelled dining room. Can’t wait to return.

Pietro, London

We couldn’t have had a more enjoyable stay at this fabulous home. We were treated like members of the family and nothing was too much trouble. Absolutely love seeing the hens, Lamas, Alpacas and sheep and wandering around the estate. Such a beautiful location, so quiet and peaceful. Excellent breakfasts and superbly comfortable beds. Everything so clean and immaculate in our room and bathroom. Can’t wait to return.


A wonderful quiet sanctuary surrounded by countryside but just a mile from a great pub. From our room looking out over the llama pen, we could see the hens running around the garden. Fresh eggs were part of a lovely breakfast in a large log burner heated dining room. Comfy beds and Katharine always available with information about the local area.

John, Farnham

Beautiful house, quiet and peaceful countryside and Katharine was such a helpful host. Great breakfast!

Kelly, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Katharine Wolstenholme

  • The house was built in 1349 by my ancestors as a College of Priests together with the church a few hundred yards away.
  • My mother started the B&B here in the 1970s and I took over after her death in 2010. College Farm has been with Sawdays since Sawdays started!
  • There are fantastic walks here and the Great Eastern Pingo Trail starts from the back of our garden.
  • Peddars Way, a Roman road, is within a few minutes walk of the house.
  • There are lots of bird watching opportunities nearby.
  • Breckland is the driest part of England and we have the same rainfall as Jerusalem, though sadly not the same sunshine!