Washingford House | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

Washingford House - Bed & Breakfast in Norfolk

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Cookes Road, Bergh Apton, Norwich, NR15 1AA, Norfolk
England, United Kingdom

Paris & Nigel Back

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+44 (0)1508 550924 (landline)

+44 (0)7900 683617(mobile)

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

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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.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Paris & Nigel Back:

Local points of interest from
Paris & Nigel Back:

  • At The Sainsbury Centre in Norwich scva.ac.uk, there is a stunning exhibition on Faberge and Radical Russia to mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The exhibition runs until 11th February 2018.
  • At Norwich Castle - www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle - there is an exhibition on Rembrandt, Lightening the Darkness, until 7th January, and Magritte, The Lost Painting, until 1st July 2018.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"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, United Kingdom

November 2017
"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, United Kingdom

July 2017
"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, United Kingdom

June 2017
"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. "


April 2016
"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."
July 2015
"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"
July 2015
"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. "
June 2015
"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. "
July 2013
"We stayed here for the sixth time and can only repeat previous comments. This is a great place to stay, in comfortable rooms with large bathrooms. The surroundings, in lovely gardens and countryside, are delightful. Paris is an excellent and welcoming host, providing delicious breakfasts, and she goes well beyond the call of duty in helping her guests."
June 2012

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  • 2 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Single
Price:(i) £75 to£90 per night

Singles £35-£65.

Booking info:


Pubs/restaurants 4-6 miles.




Cookes Road, Bergh Apton, Norwich, NR15 1AA, Norfolk

B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 75 to £ 90 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
with separate bath & shower
Price: (i) £ 75 to £ 85 per night
B&B 1 Single room
with separate bath
Price: (i) £ 40 to £ 60 per night

Paris & Nigel Back

Visit website

+44 (0)1508 550924 (landline)

+44 (0)7900 683617(mobile)