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Beckfield Farm
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7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Thetford, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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MGravelle
Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic accommodation”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

A family of 11 of us stayed here for a week (6 adults, 5 children) and had a fantastic time. The house is a great size for such a large group and is very well equipped.

The children particularly enjoyed the use of the splash pool in the owners garden just through a side gate, as well as the trampolines, football pitch and large orchard to run around in.

We were very lucky with the weather and made good use of the large table outside on the patio for lunches and dinner.

The owners were very helpful and live just next door so on hand if there are any issues. We didn't find this intrusive.

The property is well located for trips to Thetford, including High Lodge in Thetford Forest which has loads for the active outdoor types to enjoy.

It is just off the main road and there is a minor amount of traffic noise at night but I didn't find this intrusive, and as the grounds are gated and positioned behind the house away from the road they are totally safe for children.

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Liked best: Hot tub and splash pool
Liked least: Nothing really, the only minor issue is the cooker is an old electric one and takes forever to heat up the hobs (but I'm used to gas!)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mandymoo8...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The perfect place for a large group of varying ages.”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Beckfield Farm is the perfect place for a large group of varying ages. Plenty for the younger ones to do, the swimming pool being an extra bonus. The hot tub an extra treat for the older ones ! Lots of outdoor space and a lovely walk around the orchard. Mamie very hospitable and the chocolate waiting for us on arrival a nice surprise. Would stay here again.

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Liked best: The overall experience
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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EKHardy
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely perfect stay - the most relaxing and enjoyable weekend!”
Reviewed March 31, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

I stayed at Beckfield Farm with a group of 9 friends, and we had the most perfect weekend. The cottage is absolutely beautiful, and easy to get to by train (approximately a 20 minute taxi from Thetford station), or car. When we arrived we found a delicious chocolate cake from the owners, who were extremely helpful and responsive during the booking process.

The cottage was wonderfully furnished, with some of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept on! The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked with everything we could possibly need, including lots of large pots and pans, as well as lots of crockery - excellent when catering for a large group. The cottage itself was spacious and absolutely spotless, with lots of thoughtful touches in the design.

The bathrooms were also fantastic, with lovely baths and showers, so we felt truly pampered. Of course the hot tub and sauna helped, and were certainly the highlight of the weekend! They were spacious and easy to use, and the owners were very helpful when explaining how they should be used and looked after.

Although it is just off the main road, the cottage was quiet and very peaceful, and we enjoyed several gentle walks in the woods next door. We were blessed with fantastic weather when we stayed, but had it been any colder or wetter we would certainly not have felt disadvantaged, as it would have given us the opportunity of spending some time in the beautiful and cosy living spaces.

I would strongly recommend this property to anyone looking for a trip with a large group (whether family or friends, young or old). The owners, property, area, and overall experience were faultless, and we will certainly be coming back as often as we can!

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Travelling group: Friends
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M S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Magical 60th birthday”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We came to Beckfield Farm for the week of my 60th birthday - you will recall the "big snow" - the weather was dreadful on the Friday. We came from Liverpool and went via Warwick to pick up my daughter who was snowed in! It took us about 9 hours - other family came from various regions in the South and I nearly called it off but by mid -night we were all finally there - and we all agreed that it was so worth the horrendous journey. The house is fabulous and has everything that you would want including the welcoming chocolate cake - thank you! Quality of bedding and all rooms a delight. I could rave about it all day! Family ranged from 4 months to 60 and it was good to be able to take our dog. We had a brilliant time - Thetford Forest literally steps away and we went there every day - great walks - dog loved running free and we had great fun with sledges. Huge garden and we built snowmen. The children 's play things were great and I could imagine the splashpool in the summer being a huge hit. The whole family sitting down to dinner at the one table on the Saturday night surrounded by 60 balloons - is a cherished memory. We then went into the hot tub - champagne in hand (in the snow) and then into the sauna - then log fire - absolutely magical. I hope to be back for my 65th - if not before. Mary

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Liked best: Hot tub - but everything really!
Liked least: Mobile phone reception limited - but it is what one would expect for location and small price to pay!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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little-ru...
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Absolutely perfect for families”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We have just spent a week here over New Year. There were 6 adults and 7 children and I can't tell you how perfect it was. It was very child friendly with cots, sterilizers and a conservatory with loads of toys. There was more than enough space upstairs and down to accommodate us all. Outside was amazing with a hot tub, play area with trampoline, swings, slides, Wendy house and acres of forest to play in. It was well equipped and we honestly couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be back.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups People with pets
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