Washingford House

Norwich, Norfolk
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1508 550924

A delightful mix of old and new in a conservation village with a 4-acre garden that attracts all the local birds. Guests love it here


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Tall octagonal chimney stacks and a Georgian façade give the house a stately air. In fact, it’s the friendliest of places to stay and Paris gives you a delicious, locally sourced breakfast including plenty of fresh fruit. The house, originally Tudor, is a delightful mix of old and new. Large light-filled bedrooms have loads of good books and views over the four-acre garden, a favourite haunt for local birds. Bergh Apton is a conservation village seven miles from Norwich and you are in the heart of it; perfect for cycling, boat trips on the Norfolk Broads and the twelve Wherryman’s Way circular walks.


  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 4-6 miles.


Nightly price
from £60
Singles £45-£60.
2 Twin/doubles
From £90
1 Single
From £60



Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house. Everything was perfect and we felt part of the family for a few precious days. We enjoyed your scrummy browwnies on the way to Sandringham for a brief stop as we headed home.

Granville, Chalfont St Giles

Such a fantastic weekend away! On arrival we were greeted with homemade shortbread and tea on the terrace whilst we gazed over the beautiful grounds. The house is like a stately home - it’s enormous, tastefully decorated and hosts Paris and Nigel aren’t a little bit precious about it. They gave their time generously and offered plenty of local information which saved us time when you are only staying a few days. Beds at Washingford House are very comfortable and breakfasts cooked by Paris, ably assisted by Sous Chef Nigel, are hearty and delicious. Wished we could have stayed longer.

Teresa, London

We had the most fantastic 4 days staying at Washingford House. Paris and Nigel were the most welcoming and hospitable hosts in their beautiful home. The grounds were fantastic and relaxing, we also enjoyed a family game of tennis. We will definitely be returning in the future.

Debbie, Brighton

What a wonderful place Washingford is! And what a fantastic host is Paris! The house itself is gorgeous: lovely and homely inside, with beautiful extensive gardens outside. A tranquil, relaxing and restorative air to it all. And Paris could not be more welcoming: she's a delightful host - immensely warm and friendly, she put us at ease within seconds of meeting her, and had the great knack of making us feel completely at home. Her breakfasts are absolutely delicious, too! We felt completely at ease lazing in the garden, then pedalling off on our bikes to enjoy the quiet countryside.

martin, London

We stayed as a family including our two sons (23 and 25) and had an excellent stay. The tennis court is in very good condition and got much use. Our well behaved spaniel had a highly enjoyable time running around in the extensive grounds and rubbing noses with Tessie, the Back's delightful Norfolk terrier. Our hosts were charming and we agree with others that Paris goes the extra mile - including an excellent breakfast and pots of tea & homemade biscuits on our return each day. For anyone wanting to visit Norwich, the Broads or simply this part of Norfolk we would highly recommend.

Trevor, Richmond, Surrey

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you in a pretty home in utter tranquillity - what better place from which to set off to explore luxurious and gorgeous Norfolk!

Diana, Sawday's inspector

This was the most recent of several visits over the past 11 years. We stayed for 4 nights, and it was simply like being at home again! Paris is such a welcoming and helpful person - nothing is too much trouble for her. The whole house has a delightful atmosphere - books everywhere, fresh flowers in the rooms, family photographs all around. The rooms are comfortably furnished and the bathrooms are spacious - plenty of room to move around in them. Breakfast is delicious, with cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, toast, and whatever cooked food you can manage! Highly recommended on all fronts.

Christine, Kirkcaldy

From the moment we received the clear and friendly directions until the time we left after a two-nights stay, we encountered the most wonderful B&B experience imaginable. Paris goes the extra mile to make her guests feel very welcome, comfortable and completely at home. The rooms are superb, the breakfasts are feasts, and the setting is wonderfully quiet and peaceful. Very highly recommended.

John, Hexham

Paris is a FABULOUS host and makes you feel at home even before you've arrived. Lovely house, lovely breakfast etc etc. If you're in the Norwich area for business or pleasure this should definitely be your number one choice - and I know, I've been trying to find a good B&B in the area for years and this is easily the nicest and the best value.

Alan, London

This B & B is an absolute gem. Paris and her family are wonderful hosts and go beyond excellence in their warmth and friendliness - this includes Tessie, their Norfolk Terrier! There was everything that you needed in the room with lots of storage, television, radio, books....the bathroom was very, very spacious. The breakfast is really good and there is tea and coffee to make in your room - the views from which are quiet, peaceful countryside. I felt I had been to a retreat for a couple of days! I can't wait to return. Thank you.

Terri, Harrogate

We really appreciated the perfect blend of hospitality and informality that Paris at Washingford House offers. We were made to feel very welcome and comfortable, and very much appreciated the lovely old house, which manages to both spacious and full of family mementos. The grounds are easy on the eye and well looked after, and the company of Tessie the Norfolk terrier was an added bonus. We had a lovely time and will have no hesitation in returning.

Maggie, London

I have just returned from my second visit to Washingford House and would like to say that it is a most attractive house in lovely surroundings. Mrs Back is a most attentive and friendly hostess. The place is certainly 5 star.


The PERFECT place to relax and unwind. We would definitely recommend Washingford House with its large, comfortable bedrooms, beautiful gardens and charming hosts. A super place to stay.


Our first visit to England from Moree NSW, Australia was definitely enhanced by our 10 days stay with Paris and Nigel at Washingford House. We cannot recommend this B&B more highly. We were greeted with warmth and friendship right form the first moment and immediately felt comfortable and at home. The house is beautiful and the grounds are stunning, the entire atmosphere is relaxing and refreshing. Having little Tessie greet us every time we came "home" was a heart warming ritual. Thank you Paris, Nigel and Tessie for helping us to really enjoy and appreciate beautiful England. x


Paris welcomed us with open arms for a last minute booking. Couldnt have been a more friendly welcome. Our second visit and even more in love with this place. Everything is fabulous, the house and gardens, the beds, the breakfast. We have been to many b and bs but this is top of our list. Great bike rides, local farm shop, not far from Norwich either. Superb.


A lovely altenative to buget hotels in Norwich for a business traveller. Charming and helpful hosts, a supremely comfortable bed and excellent breakfast in a tranquil rural setting makes this a favourite Sawdays of mine.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Paris & Nigel Back

  • We are six miles South East of Norwich with two stunning cathedrals, a castle and the renowned Sainsbury Centre for visual arts with past exhibitions including Fabergé, Paul Nash and Giacometti.
  • There are many walks and you can also hire your own boat or there are several organised boat trips on the Broads.
  • Strumpshaw Fen on the River Yare has guided walks or you can stroll along the reedbeds, woodlands and orchid-rich meadows. As well as birds, there are many butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.
  • Nearby restaurants include The Swan at Loddon and The New Inn at Rockland St Mary