College Farm is a medieval house situated in the village of Thompson three miles from the market town of Watton. It was built by Katharine's ancestors in 1349 as a College of Priests to serve St Martin's Church and the villagers of Thompson. The college was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1541 when it then became a private house.
College Farm sits in 17 acres of lawns and woodland on the edge of the village and is the perfect secluded venue for your wedding reception or private party. B&B accommodation is also available in our 3 newly refurbished en suite rooms.
Our Jacobean dining room is available for hire for private lunch or dinner parties and we also serve traditional cream teas in the garden (weather permitting) or by the fire in the dining room if it's too cold to sit outside.
We are currently converting some derelict barns next to the house and will be able to offer a new one bedroom unit which will be perfect for self-catering staycations or wedding accommodation, as well as a barn with loos, a shower and kitchen adjoining a party room suitable for smaller weddings and functions. Both will open out onto a private west facing courtyard. The new accommodation should be ready by Summer 2021. Please keep an eye on our website for progress with this exciting new project.
We are a seaside pub set on the North Norfolk coast with two aa rosette restaurant and 4 star accommodation set in the village of Overstrand minutes from the beautiful Overstrand beach. We have a great emphasis on local produce including our real ales, the kitchen team have principles of in house cooking from their home baked bread to pasta and ice creams.
We offer eight individually designed en suite rooms to suit all types of residents from families to dog lovers.
We also offer other facilities that we feel a traditional pub should offer like our large lawned beer garden equipped with children’s play area, games room with pool table and sky tv coverage in the bar.
In 2012 we renovated our old barn to be able to host weddings, birthdays, business meets and other functions.
The Red Lion Hotel is situated on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast overlooking the award winning Cromer Pier and award winning beach. At over 200 years old you'll discover many of its original features, including wood panelling, open log fires and Victoria flooring.
The hotel boasts 15 en-suite rooms, many with amazing sea views. You'll find a lounge area for comfort and relaxation overlooking the pier and a traditional bar with an excellent selection of local Real Ales from Norfolk and Suffolk. The Red Lion is a member of CAMRA , is in the AA Good Pub Guide and also the AA Pet Friendly Guide.
You can choose to dine in the bar or our newly refurbished restaurant, we offer superb Norfolk Fayre sourced by our team of Chefs including Norfolk Sausages, Venison, Cromer Crab, Morston Mussels and in fact all the Seafood the Norfolk coast has to offer. The Hotel prides itself on its level of comfort, welcome, service, delicious food and beautiful location.
Our beautiful converted farm cottages, set in the heart of West Norfolk, are equipped with everything you could need to enjoy a countryside spa break. We're situated in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, just 15 minutes from the market towns of King's Lynn and Swaffham. As our guest, you'll enjoy complimentary access to the spa, pool and gym at Energise Pentney Health Club, less than a minute's walk from your cottage. Book your break away now, and give yourself something wonderful to look forward to.
The Gig House (sleeps up to 4 people)
Converted into a two bed cottage, the Gig House is a spacious cottage with views of the neighbouring sheep fields, built using traditional Norfolk carrstone brick.
It’s fully equipped country kitchen is at your disposal, with plenty of lounge space to relax after a day well spent in West Norfolk. Sleeping arrangements are flexible, with twin or super king bed options in both bedrooms. A gate and fence encloses your courtyard, which overlooks a sheep field.
The Cart Lodge (sleeps up to six people)
The Cart Lodge enjoys a large living room area with beautiful beams, and an enclosed courtyard.
The Threshing Barn (sleeps up to six people)
An accessiible cottage, The Threshing Barn is a converted farm cottage, with an open kitchen, dining area and living room. With a large bedroom and accessible bathroom downstairs, and two bedrooms with bath en-suites upstairs, the Threshing Barn is ideal for families. A gate and fence encloses your courtyard, which has ramped access, where you’ll find outdoor seating and a BBQ so you can dine outdoors together. Please note that we have a two night minimum stay.
Energise Pentney Health Club
Our guests can all enjoy complimentary access to our on-site gym, spa and pools (indoor and outdoor), giving you an opportunity to completely relax on your doorstep. For more information on Energise Pentney Fitness & Spa please click here
Hall Farm Cottages offer a wide range of high quality self-catering, bed and breakfast and holiday cottage accommodation in the Norfolk Broads. Our spacious Norfolk Broads Holiday Cottages are situated between the villages of Horning and Ludham a short drive from Wroxham, an ideal base for your holidays and exploring the North Norfolk Coast.
Our aim is to provide you with luxury accommodation at affordable prices in the heart of the broads. These holiday cottages provide disabled access, with dog friendly accommodation available upon request. There are also options if you are on holiday with the children, of any age. If you have a specific requirement please tell us, if we can’t help, we’ll know a man who can. The Hall Farm team will be pleased to help you anytime.
Our luxury self catering cottages include - WiFi Internet access available from your holiday cottage. - Spacious lounge with comfortable furniture and colour Flat Screen TV (Freeview). - Dining room with pine furniture. - Fully fitted kitchen with Microwave and Dishwasher. - Downstairs bedroom (twin or double) with roll-in en-suite shower room and WC. - One or two further bedrooms on first floor (twin or double). - Bathroom with shower and WC on first floor.
On your doorstep, just a stone’s throw away from your accommodation are pubs on the river, boat hire, shops, churches, fishing and an adventure playground to name but a few.. You can hire our holiday cottages for as little or as long as you desire.
Please feel free to contact us anytime. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer North Norfolk is an independently owned 23 bedroom seaside hotel, offering overnight accommodation to suit everyone’s needs.
This stunning Norfolk Hotel offers suites, superking bedded, twins, doubles and single rooms on either a bed and breakfast or dinner B&B basis all located in a converted gentlemen’s club house in the centre of Cromer.
This former club house was reportedly built to entice Edward VII to continue to frequent Cromer, located on the prestigious tree lined avenue opposite North Lodge Park (which overlooks the sea), Virginia Court Hotel is a stone’s throw from both the town centre and the North Norfolk seafront.
Since becoming a hotel in the 1920s the hotel has gone through several re-iterations and updates and now offers fabulous accommodation, delicious food, a sun trapped garden and ample free parking. This North Norfolk hotel is also fully wifi enabled, ensuring connection in both public areas and your bedroom. And its free of charge!
Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer is set amidst the beautiful surroundings of North Norfolk. You’ll find plenty to do here including walking along the North Norfolk coastal path, birdwatching at Cley, visiting Sandringham and the halls at Blickling, Felbrigg, Holkham and Houghton. Take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney point or explore the Norfolk Broads. Additional activities include exploring the local villages and towns. Holt is a pretty Georgian market town packed with unusual shops and galleries. There’s also a country park and steam railway nearby.
Cromer itself is famous for its delicious, sweet (but small) crabs and when in season between May and September there is nothing better than to eat in our Dining Room restaurant and feast on local crab. Our seasonal menu includes crab served in a variety of ways including; crab crostini, potted crab, crab cakes, salads and thermidor to name a few!
Basing yourself in Cromer allows you to easily explore the town; watch the fishermen land their catch directly on the beach, visit the Henry Blogg and lifeboat museums, catch your own crabs off the pier and take in the famous Seaside Special Shows on the award winning Cromer Pier! For those with a little more energy try a walk up to the Cromer Lighthouse or even play a round of golf at Royal Cromer Golf club.
For a relaxing leisure break by the coast in stylish Cromer accommodation you will enjoy the Virginia Court Hotel.
With its modern hotel rooms the Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer offers a comfortable relaxed experience where you will receive friendly but professional service from all our team. So sit back, relax and enjoy a refreshing drink before sampling the delights of our evening menu featuring a variety of locally sourced foods including the famous Cromer Crab (when in season).
You will find Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer is the most ideal of Norfolk Hotels for all types of breaks; awaydays, microbreaks and short weekend breaks or for use as a base for longer stays.