An enchanting country escape
In search of peace and quiet? Then look no further! Manor House Farm offers all that you could possibly wish for in luxury accommodation. Your hosts Libby and Robin Ellis have transformed their family home into an utterly beautiful bed and breakfast, with a garden that visitors flock to see whenever it is open under the National Gardens Scheme.
The converted stable wing offers two large and airy bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms, a spacious sitting room with wood burning stove and a small kitchen where guests can make themselves light refreshments. The twin room in the stable wing has been designed for wheelchair access.
In the main house, there is a further double B&B bedroom with en suite bathroom. Each room has been luxuriously furnished to ensure Wolsey Lodge guests’ absolute comfort. They can also provide stabling for guest’s horses.
Opened every year as part of the NGS, the four-acre garden offers a series of different spaces which surround the house on three sides. The unusual walled ‘Taj’ garden is a highlight; complete with formal carp pond, old-fashioned roses and tree peonies. Leading away from the house is a fragrant tunnel of roses with a pleached lime walk beyond and much more.
Delicious, hearty breakfasts are served in the family’s elegant Dining Room at the front of the main house. Eggs, bacon and sausages from the farm are cooked on the Aga and served alongside homemade jams and compotes made with garden fruits.
Manor House Farm B&B suggests
Book direct for the best rates: there’s often a discount for longer stays. There’s plenty to do and see in the area, with grand stately homes, friendly market towns and stunning beaches. For many a visit to Houghton Hall, ten minutes away, justifies their trip on its own.
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Museums & Galleries
- Places of Historical Interest
Prices per room based on two sharing, including breakfast
From £150 (depending on season)
Discounts for stays of four nights or more
Manor House Farm is perfectly located for exploring all that Norfolk has to offer. Situated in the tiny village of Wellingham it is within easy reach of the beautiful North Norfolk coast with stunning beaches at Holkham and Wells and the Medieval city of Norwich which is full of independent shops and restaurants. Norfolk is well known for its historic buildings and stately homes with Oxburgh Hall and the Royal Sandringham estate within half an hour's drive. Closer to home Houghton Hall is a ten minute drive away, and there are numerous scenic countryside walks, quaint pubs and pretty hamlets to explore.
“There is such a lot to experience, explore and enjoy. The gardens surrounding the property were wonderful and it all added to the high quality and standard of what was available to us to enjoy whilst we were staying”
The Johnson Family
Robin & Libby Ellis
- Bio : Robin and Libby have farmed here since 1966, bringing up their four children in what is very much a comfortable family home. Robin is a conservationist and they both have a huge interest in the garden, as well as being widely travelled.