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Welcome to Old Thorn Barn

Address: Corporation Farm, Wymondham Road Hethel, Norwich, NR14 8EU

Telephone: 01953 607785 01953 607785

Hotel Description

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.

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  • Free Parking
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Super Overnight Stay
Stayed for just the one night whilst attending the Lotus Driving Academy>

Hotel is located just a two minute drive away from the Lotus factory and is a great pace to stay.

Breakfast was fantastic and the owner very flexible as we were a late arrival and needed an early start, both were easily negotiated.

Rooms are very clean and coffee and biscuits were welcome snack on arrival.

will definitely use again if in the area

Rob Parkinson - 23rd Sep, 2018
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Attending Wedding
We really enjoyed our stay,we were made very welcome on arrival, a beautiful clean room and very comfortable bed, the breakfast was excellent quality and great service. A faultless stay.

Mrs Sheelah Gaul - 3rd Sep, 2018
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Old Thorn Barn
Lovely accommodation, super breakfast, room very clean and attractive surroundings

Warr - 2nd Sep, 2018
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Bank Holiday Weekend
Have stayed here before and it doesn’t change. Warm welcome and all you could want in comfort

Bridget Hughes - 28th Aug, 2018
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Brilliant Place To Stay.
Clean, comfortable, friendly place to stay. Best breakfast in Norfolk. Have been before and would book again any time in the area.

Mary Shires - 16th Aug, 2018
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Stayed for 5 nights brilliant as usual, will be back next year

Mr. Clive Eversfield - 14th Aug, 2018
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Comfortable, Very Clean & Friendly
Spacious room with even a more spacious bed led to a very comfortable two night stay whilst visiting relatives nearby. Very clean room and ensuite with use of small kitchen. Good choice of homecooked breakfast. Very friendly hosts. We will return !

Debbie Lowen - 13th Aug, 2018
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No Thorns In The Beautiful Barn
I have stayed at the Old Thorn Barn numerous times, and each time I have stayed I have found the owner and his staff most welcoming, and my favorite room very comfortable, with everything in it I need. The breakfasts are delicious, and bountiful. The location is easy to access with plenty of free parking. It is my home away from home when I am visiting Norfolk.

Carolyn Morris Ojeda - 13th Aug, 2018
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Lovely Little Place
Our group of three recently stayed for two nights to attend a wedding in the area. We couldn't fault Old Thorn Barn - it was spotlessly clean, well priced and the lovely breakfast was a bonus. The beds were very comfy too! Noise travelled quite easily in the communal areas but it wouldn't put me off staying again - we just got unlucky and had a group of early risers staying at the same time! Aside from that, we really enjoyed our stay and appreciated having access to a fridge and the communal lounge area. We would definitely stay here again if we're ever in the area.

Jenny Green - 8th Aug, 2018
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Family Outpost
Always my B&B of choice since B19 motor club have been running events ar Hethel, and now with my brother resident in Cringleford with no spare room, yours is much more comfortable than his settee! In any case he can't produce such a wonderful breakfast !

Alan Blissett - 7th Aug, 2018
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Spot As Always
We stay at The Old Thorn Whenever we are in the area. Danny is the perfect host, everything is as you would want and nothing is too much trouble. The Old Thorn Barn is a delightful place to stay. Many thanks for your superb hospitality

roger grimes - 6th Aug, 2018
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Lovely Place To Stay
Old Thorn Barn was very welcoming from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, Hosts were great. Room was very comfortable and clean, breakfast was indeed hearty, would definitely stay here again

Ian Botting - 30th Jul, 2018
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Lovely Stay
Lovely Stay and very clean good warm welcome.

Would stay again

master seal neil enning - 27th Jul, 2018
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Would Come Again..
nice house and housekeepers, rooms clean, good breakfast..would strongly recommend it..!

Peter - 26th Jun, 2018
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Weekend Stay
Very clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was excellent. Visiting Snetterton during our stay which was 15 minutes down the road and gave very easy access. Couldn't have been better.

Mrs Paula Berry - 20th Jun, 2018
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Great Place To Stay And Base For A Visit To Norfolk
We have stayed here before and it never disappoints. Great location, great people and great place. Good value for money and we had another most enjoyable stay.

Iain Bramley - 17th Jun, 2018
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Well Satisfied
Well appointed room, efficient courteous service. Good breakfast with plenty of choices. Only downside, there was nowhere for an evening meal within walking distance.

Mrs. Anne Birkett - 1st Jun, 2018
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One Night Stay
Very friendly,helpful,willing to meet needs

Mr John Atfield - 28th May, 2018
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Lotus Locale
Right around the corner from the Lotus works, a nice room and great breakfast from cheery staff. Can't ask for more, at a great price!

Thomas Pell - 19th May, 2018
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A Night To Remember
Stayed a Old Thorn Barn for one night prior to visit to Lotus Cars. A warm welcome on arrival, very nice room with a very comfortable bed. Good breakfast in morning. Would thoroughly reccomend if you are visiting Lotus or Norwich.

Ian Newman - 13th May, 2018
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Fabulous As Always
The Old Thorn is my preferred choice of stay wheneever I am in the areas. Danny our host is charming and helpful. The accommodation is first rate. I miss out on the cooked breakfast due to an early start but there is always a selection of cereals yoghurts and fruit juice for the early riser. I am already booked for my nest visit!

Roger Grimes - 23rd Apr, 2018
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Great Place - Lotus Visit
Great place to stay. Very friendly and attentive host. Perfect room with a great breakfast. Very close to Lotus Cars. Highly recommended.

Thorsten Hof - 27th Mar, 2018
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Great Place To Stay For Visiting Lotus
Very nice and cosy place to stay with great breakfast, very attentive host and just minutes away from Lotus Cars.

Taro Tamaki - 26th Mar, 2018
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Like Being At Home
I stayed for one night in this lovely B&B. It was warm, peaceful and welcoming. I enjoyed sitting in the lounge area and wandering around in my slippers. It was like being at home. Old Thorn Barn was easy to find and the room was comfortable. I would definately recommend it and hope to go back in the future.

Helen Carter - 4th Feb, 2018
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Business Stay
Excellent value for money.High quality premises with very helpful owners. Have stayed here annually for many years.

Bribar Table Tenis - 28th Nov, 2017
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Hethel Visit
Lovely clean place with very friendly and helpful staff, and just minuets from lotus cars. Recommended

Andrew Lees - 25th Nov, 2017
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Old Thorn Barn
We like to stay here when visiting our family who live close by. As always a warm welcome & friendly staff. Clean, comfortable room and delicious breakfast.

Glynis Vincent - 18th Nov, 2017
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Great Breakfast And Warm Welcome
I had a great stay at Old Thorn Barn.

Warm welcome, great breakfast, easy parking and cosy rooms.

Philip von Pander - 6th Nov, 2017
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Cosy And Friendly
Clean, cosy, friendly and good value for money. Shower water a bit weak but still won't affect my overall excellent rating.

Eric Ng - 6th Nov, 2017
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Superb Experience
I stayed in Old Thorn Barn for attending Lotus Driving courses.

Greeted by very friendly owner on my arrival. I needed to make some purchase from the supermarket but I didn't drive, owner was very kind and drove me to the nearby supermarket.

Room was clean and tidy, comfortable , quiet and happy stay for three nights. I also saw a Lotus super car at the parking lot!

Location was amazing, very close to Lotus Driving Academy and factory. If you are attending Lotus events, this is the place you should stay. Another Lotus event attendee also stayed here and we became friends.

Breakfast was very good. A variety of cereals, juices, fruits and flexible choice of breakfast.

I highly recommend Old Thorn Barn. Will definitely come back if I visit Hethel/Norwich again in the future.

Li king lok - 31st Oct, 2017
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Feel Home
Nice Place for a Weekend at Lotus track event . 2 Minis Ride. Kind and friendly owner who is helping in and situation. I had a lovely weekend at old Thorn Barn.

Would be great to have an offer of drinks in the evening

Koenig, Michael - 24th Oct, 2017
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A Fantastic Place To Stay
Located in the beautiful Norwich countryside this establishment is first class. Lovely accommodation & a great breakfast, also run by very friendly & nice people.

Mr Anthony Mann - 22nd Oct, 2017
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Great Place.
Pleasure to return to Old Thorn Barn. As always a very warm friendly welcome. Rooms are lovely and beds very comfortable.

Breakfast a real treat fresh local priduce cooked brilliantly. Thank you. See you soon.

Linda Mercer - 16th Oct, 2017
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One Night Stay
Lovely place... nice clean and comfortable, great spread for breakfast... only mark down was himself would prefer fried bread to hash browns and baked beans with the full English breakfast ... will definitely stay again.

nikki watts - 9th Oct, 2017
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A Fine Norfolk B & B.
Stayed 3 nights at this excellent B & B. On arrival we were given the choice of a room with bath or a shower. It turned out to be more than adequate. Ample car parking. Breakfast was first class using local produce. Brilliant sausages! Would definitely stay at the Old Thorn Barn again.

Terry Johnson - 8th Oct, 2017
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A Weekend Of Racing
This is the third time we have stayed at Old Thorn Barn. Danny is a lovely host and the breakfast is excellent. The rooms are lovely and beds are comfortable. Will be back next year.

Mel Trevett - 5th Oct, 2017
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Visit To Thorn Barn
I have traveled to 45 countries and stayed in some of the (so called) best hotels in the world. Frankly, Thorn Barn must be one of the best. They care about their visitors and as for the breakfast > fantastic. We will be going back.

Mr. William Dowling - 29th Sep, 2017
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Another 1st Class Stay
Great venue. Great host – even running us across to a local pub in his car. Comfy rooms & first class breakfast. What more could you want. We’ll be back next year – again!

Treve Ripley - 18th Sep, 2017
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Visit To Lotus Cars
Nice stay for two nights, room was confortable and very clean, breakfeast good. The best location for people who plan a visit to Lotus Cars.

Thanks for the welcome.

Pierre Dufour

DUFOUR - 14th Sep, 2017
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Excellent in all ways - accommodation, cleanliness, food, friendliness. Cannot fault it at all. will be back as soon as possible!

K Lakhani - 11th Sep, 2017
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Lovely Accommodation
Our overnight stay was very comfortable would definitely recommend old thorn barn

broomfield - 4th Sep, 2017
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Highly Recommend
Second time of staying,beautiful and quiet surroundings

delightful accommodation a home from home with a very hearty breakfast

will be staying again for sure!

Mark Forbes - 4th Sep, 2017
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A Lovely Place To Stay
A very welcoming establishment. Rooms are a good size, nicely furnished and with comfy beds. Good shower and plenty of hot water. Breakfast is superb and served in a lovely room. Certainly the best place to stay if you are visiting the factory and track at Hethel. Parking is good and Lotus friendly.

Marion Tuplin - 29th Aug, 2017
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Lovely Stay - Close To Lotus
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. 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. 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! We wouldn't hesitate to return in the future, and highly recommend the Old Thorn Barn.

Mr. Bryan Barker - 27th Aug, 2017
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Great Service And Comfortable Premises
Very happy, stayed overnight for Lotus Factory tours (in walking distance), staff is very nice and helpful.

Mr. Luigi Lenguito - 22nd Aug, 2017
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Experience @ Old Thorn Barn
with my wife we really enjoyed spending 2 days at Old Thorn Barn. This is a pretty quiet place, rooms are large and comfortable, and our hosts were very friendly and customer oriented, big thanks for the experience.

Mr. Pascal Giraud - 22nd Aug, 2017
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24hr Race Weekend
Stayed at Ild Thorn Barn many times always made to feel welcome by Danny who does a great job and makes a fantastic breakfast. As we were at the race circuit for a 24 hour race we had 3 rooms in the court yard at the back which was great as we were keeping unusual hours. Had a great stay and will be back next month.

Mrs. Julie Wade - 21st Aug, 2017
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A Lovely Stay
I have stayed at the Old Thorn Barn a few times when working in the area and am never disappointed.

The rooms are very clean and comfortable and have everything you need plus more. The breakfast is plentiful and cooked perfectly.

I would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

Thank you for another lovely stay....

Debbie Johnston - 18th Aug, 2017
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4 Day Stay
I cannot recommended the old thorn barn enough, excellent.

We will be back again next year

Mr. Clive Eversfield - 17th Aug, 2017
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The Place To Stay
Another marvelous weekend with Danny at The Old Thorn Barn. As welcoming as eve and superb facilities. Always first choice when visiting the area

Mr. roger grimes - 7th Aug, 2017
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Highly Recommended !!!
I've stayed at Old Thorn Barn a few times when I am in the area. Lovely peaceful accommodation, everything you could wish for. Excellent cooked breakfast. Highly recommended.

Mitchell Perry - 7th Aug, 2017
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Thank you for a wonderful stay, rooms are clean, breakfast was great, hospitality exceptional. We will definitely be returning and will recommend to everyone. Thank you once again

Gabi Kempster - 1st Aug, 2017
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Weekend Get Away
A beautiful base for our stay for the weekend spent exploring the Norfolk countryside and Broads.

very clean room- comfortable bed-lovely bath with shower over-all the comforts of home! Followed by a very hearty breakfast in morning with lots of variety.

Would most definitely recommend and hope to stay again later in the summer.

Mark Forbes - 5th Jul, 2017
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Business And Pleasure
First Time at this lovely B&B.. Stayed as part of a business trip and cannot fault it. I will hopefully be making regular B&B bookings to "Old Thorn Barn" in the near future. Its a pleasure to stay in such a lovely place,

David Nelson - 3rd Jul, 2017
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Old Thorn Barn was a recommendation from a friend, and they weren't wrong. Right location, right accommodation, right friendly personalisation!!

Mr. Kenton (Ken) Guy - 3rd Jun, 2017
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Again Wonderful Accommodation And Good Welcome
I've stayed here on a number of occasions over the last 12 years. Every time there is a pleasant welcome, a top star room and great food.

Mr. Michael Cosham - 29th May, 2017
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B & B
found everything to our liking and very comfortable. Would certainly recommend and would stay again

Mr. Peter Jennings - 29th May, 2017
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One Of The Best B&b We Have Stayed In
We had 3 nights here and it was great ,great beds,great room with all special bits and pieces. Have the full English break it is to die for also loads of other options. Owners very friendly and helpful, will go again if we are in that area big thanks to all for making our stay great.

Mr. Brian Attewell - 25th May, 2017
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Old Thorn Barn
great location, countryside, close to major travel routes, excellent accomo & breakfast, attention to detail with a personal touch

Ms. Janice Coward - 22nd May, 2017
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Stay 28/29 April 2017
Comfortable room, good breakfast, welcoming staff.

Mr. Mark Williamson - 3rd May, 2017
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Trackday Accommodation
Perfect for the Lotus factory. Good accommodation and great breakfasts. Will be back.

Mr. Neil Plant - 1st May, 2017
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Lovely Near Lotus
Great value, great service, nice rooms. Location couldn't be better for visiting Lotus Cars.

Mr. mark holttum - 30th Apr, 2017
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Another Lovely Stay
I consider The Old Thorn Barn my home away from home while I visit with family who live nearby in Mulbarton village. My room is very comfortable, and everything necessary for a relaxing stay is provided. The breakfasts are a delight, and the owner and his staff are always friendly and helpful.

Ms. CAROLYN OJEDA - 17th Apr, 2017
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Fabulous Place To Stay
I have stayed at The Old Thorn Barn on many occasions and it is always my first choice when in the area. Danny is a great host - welcoming and accommodating. The rooms are always prsitine and the food excellent

Mr. roger grimes - 3rd Apr, 2017
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Very Comfortable
Very comfortable room with everything you need. Lovely breakfast with a great choice. I have stayed here before and it's my first choice of stay if i am at Lotus. I would definenately recommend Old Thorn Barn.

Mr. Mitchell Perry - 3rd Apr, 2017
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Very Comfortable
Very comfortable room with everything you need. Lovely breakfast with a great choice. I have stayed here before and it's my first choice of stay if i am at Lotus. I would definenately recommend Old Thorn Barn.

Mr. Mitchell Perry - 3rd Apr, 2017
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Best In Norfolk
Excellent accommodation comfortable clean complete and with the personal touches that help make it stand out as the best in Norfolk. Reasonably priced, friendly and a great breakfast. Will always be my first choice in the Norwich area.

Mr. Phil Ninness - 22nd Dec, 2016
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Best In Norfolk
Excellent accommodation comfortable clean complete and with the personal touches that help make it stand out as the best in Norfolk. Reasonably priced, friendly and a great breakfast. Will always be my first choice in the Norwich area.

Mr. Phil Ninness - 22nd Dec, 2016
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Eaton Golf Club - Norwich - Golf

Distance 5.31 miles (8.49 km)
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Bawburgh Golf Club - Bawburgh - Golf

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Barnham Broom Golf Resort - Norwich - Golf

Distance 7 miles (11.2 km)
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