5 star guest house

The award winning Carrick’s at Castle Farm Guest House is located on the banks of the River Wensum in Swanton Morley.
It has been the home of the Carrick family for almost 100 years.

Carrick's at Castle Farm

“Even after thirty or more visits to Castle Farm, I don’t know if it is a bijou B&B offering super rooms and breakfast. Or is it a place where I find friends and fun in the midst of a working farm and wonderful, peaceful countryside? I guess the secret is that it is both.”

Our history is who we are. Whilst that is true for all of us, here at Carrick’s our past surrounds us. The bricks of the Victorian farmhouse, the boundaries of the fields and the curve of the River Wensum define what we are all about and what we have to offer. Guests tell us that coming to Castle Farm is a civilised step back in time and we love that. Our house and our rooms boast every modern luxury, it is true but it is the overwhelming sense of timelessness that makes us different, that is our identity.

Wake early and walk the river. Take a book on the lawns during the day, or a drink to the riverbank in the evening and you won’t hear traffic, only the rooks perhaps, the call of an owl, the occasional ‘crawk’ of a goose or the heavy breathing of the farm cattle in the farmyard pen.

Yes. If it weren’t for the heating, the hot water, the luxurious beds, the flat screen TVs, the Wi-Fi and the super food, you could think you had wandered back more than half a century to a time more serene, less frantic and by many, much missed.

John Carrick’s grandmother and then his father farmed at Castle Farm just as he does now today. The land, the cattle, the house and the valley have been Carrick passions these hundred years and we ask you to come and share this intensity of love. Our guests often say that to come to Carrick’s is to come home and we love that one, too. You start out guests but you leave our friends. After all, our only rule is switch off the lights before you go to bed!

We offer gorgeous rooms in a historic house all set in an idyllic riverside setting. Please read on and discover what more you can expect to find at Castle Farm.

We stayed at Carricks for a long weekend to celebrate my wife’s birthday; with our two Vizsla’s in tow. The B&B now has a brand new refurbished room on an annex to the main house complete with en-suite shower room, kitchenette, wood-burning stove, a timber floor and plush furniture with dog-covers.

The whole experience was fabulous and the extensive size of the room really helps if you have large and energetic dogs as we do with plenty of space outside too and of course the wider farm estate to walk and explore. The room is beautifully appointed and practical too with the kitchenette giving you the flexibility to self-cater if you want to.

- John Gilman -

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Contact us

enquiries@carricksatcastlefarm.co.uk +44 (0)1362 638302

Carricks At Castle Farm, Castle Farm, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4JT