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Old Thorn Barn
Ranked #37 of 80 Norwich B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Hi. I went to visit family in Norwich. We booked 3 nights, and it was comfortable ,relaxing, peaceful place to stay. The staff were wonderful and helpful if you needed anything, I will definitely be booking again on my next visit to Norwich. I highly recommend you try the old ford barn for your stay if your visiting the area. Also great value for your money, you can't go wrong at there prices. Budget price for a luxury rooms.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We booked Old Thorn Barn on several recommendations from within the Lotus community, and were very happy with our choice. It is the nearest accommodation to the Lotus factory, where we had booked a factory tour. The booking process, through their own website, was simple, and responses were quick and helpful. Danny and Carol were great hosts, very friendly and welcoming, but also respecting our privacy. The accommodation, in a small outbuilding, was excellent. Very clean and comfortable, although we found the memory foam mattress a little soft for our taste. A good selection of tea, coffee, and biscuits was available in the room, and we also had access to a small communal kitchen with a microwave and fridge - useful for snacks and keeping the wine chilled! A small patio area was also available, ideal for relaxing in the evening with a glass of wine. We also made friends with a 20 year old furry local feline - Splodge the cat!

Breakfast is cooked to order, and is superb. The locally made sausages are to die for!

There are two good pubs nearby serving evening meals, The World's End and the Bird in Hand (our favourite). Both are a short drive / taxi ride away; a little too far to walk and Norfolk country roads don't have pavements...

We wouldn't hesitate to return in the future, and highly recommend the Old Thorn Barn.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank barker001
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A lovely place in the country side. Room is very large, clean and comfortable with private garden. Friendly staff. Large car parking. Nearest place to Lotus factory. Great traditiol English breakfast. Recommended!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

I can't recommend 'Old Thorn Barn' enough. Danny (the owner) is welcoming and friendly and the staff are likewise - big thanks to Julie for her infectious enthusiasm too !

The rooms are lovely and the ambience is peaceful and mellow. Lots of Lotus related memorabilia which is good as so close to Hethel.

The breakfasts are magnificent too. Superb value and a huge recommend on every level.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Thank MarcoRossi46
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stayed here with my boyfriend for one night when attending a wedding at Kimberly Hall in Wymondham. Booking was quick and straightforward, finding the place was easy to find and the room had everything we needed. Plenty of parking on site, and you get a massive, tasty full english breakfast included in the price. wifi worked very well which is useful in norfolk where the signal is rubbish!!! Our only gripe was that the shower pressure was awful so the shower wasn't great but could be easily fixed.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary W
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Address: Old Thorn Barn Wymondham Road | Hethel, Norwich NR14 8EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Norwich
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Norwich
Price Range: $48 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Thorn Barn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Thorn Barn offers a warm welcome, to this Seventeenth-century barn which over looks beautiful Norfolk Countryside. The barn has been carefully restored to retain all its original features. The bedrooms are all cosily furnished and have private facilities. Breakfast is served in the long barn where a wood burning stove and a lounge area combine with the dining room to form a casual and relaxing atmosphere. In the summer a stoned courtyard (off the lounge) with tables and chairs will be available for guests and friends. ... more   less 

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