Carricks at Castle Farm

Elsing Road, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4JT, England
Country House, Farmhouse, In the Country, Working Farm / Bed & Breakfast
13 Guests
6 Bedrooms
4 Baths / 3 Showers

Multiple award-winning country farmhouse

Carricks at Castle Farm is an eco-friendly luxury farmhouse set in beautiful Arts & Crafts landscaped gardens. Set amidst a working farm in a conservation area, this superb bed and breakfast dates back over 350 years, with later extensions by famous Norfolk architect Thomas Jeckyll.

Inside, the house is traditionally furnished with antiques and heirlooms from the Carrick family, farmers here since the 1920s. There is an open fire for colder days and a terrace with lovely views of the Wensum River: perfect for guests to take tea or just relax while appreciating the sunsets. There are walks from the door, along the river or through the countryside.

The guest bedrooms are airy and lavishly furnished with antiques and all manner of luxuries including fine linens, toiletries, bathrobes, ironing and tea/coffee facilities, television, plus ample heat and hot water from the sustainable fuel source. This place is serenely quiet, excepting the occasional goose, owl or the deep rumble of Carrick Farm’s own rare-breed cattle.

Delicious breakfasts are served en famille using home-produced ingredients and preserves. The mornings are relaxed and set Wolsey Lodge B&B guests up for the day. By special arrangement, equally good evening meals are available too.

Carricks at Castle Farm suggest

Visitors here come as guests and leave as friends. You treat our home as if it were your own. Our only request is that you turn off the ground-floor lights before heading up to bed.


Lodge Facilities

  • Building of Historical Interest
  • Children by Arrangement
  • Croquet
  • Dinner by Arrangement
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Fishing
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden

Local Amenities

  • Beaches
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Walking
  • Water Activities
  • Wild Swimming



Room rate, based on 2 people sharing, including breakfast

2 Super King (6')/Twin B&B Rooms (private) - £135
1 King Size (5') B&B Room (private) - £125
1 Family B&B Room with Double (4'6") & 1 Single (3') (en-suite) - £160
Single Occupancy - £90

Supper (2 courses) - £25
Dinner (3 courses) - £35

Bring your own refreshments.



This is the ideal place for rest and relaxation or to explore a beautiful part of Norfolk. Dereham and Norwich are nearby and the Broads and the North Norfolk Coast less than an hour. Sporting enthusiasts can enjoy walking, cycling, canoeing, fishing and it’s perfect for bird watching or painting. With numerous gardens and National Trust properties, museums, steam railways, abbeys and cathedrals to explore, there’s something here for all the family to enjoy.


From booking to our arrival we felt truly welcomed to Carrick. It’s so beautiful and peaceful, from the house to the gardens you could just stay put and relax and listen to the river and unwind. Jean is the perfect host and very kind and cares. Breakfast was delicious, and there is so much to choose from.
Our room was beautiful, comfy and peaceful. We saw beautiful sunsets and woke to the most amazing sunrises.
Special mention to the adorable girls 🐾🐾 🙏💗.


Visit England Guest Accommodation 5 Star, Visit England Self Catering 4 Star, Visit England Breakfast Award, Visit England ROSE Award 2022 (Recognition of Service Excellence)

John & Jean Carrick

John & Jean Carrick

  • Bio : John and Jean Carrick are passionate about the environment and sustainability, and they farm rare breed animals under Higher Level Stewardship. A warm welcome, fabulous food, first-hand insight into this stunningly beautiful area, plus recommendations for places and local hostelries to visit, (including their own) are just a few of the reasons why guests return time and again to this excellent luxury, eco-friendly farmhouse B&B.

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