Set in the Wayland Village of Thompson, College Farm offers bed and breakfast accommodation, afternoon teas and provides a beautiful setting for weddings. College Farm is run by Katharine Wolstenholme, who took over the B&B from her late mother Lavender and whose ancestors built the house back in the 14th century.

The house has three double bedrooms and all have private or en suite bathrooms and views of the garden or farmland. A homemade, locally sourced breakfast is served in the Jacobean panelled dining room. Supper & packed lunches are available by request and meals are also available at The Chequers, a 400-year-old thatched pub in the village or The Red Lion in Caston.

All of the bedrooms have recently been updated and decorated by up-and-coming interior designer Harriet Nicholls from Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Harriet knows Norfolk well and is about to begin a new project in Thompson’s neighbouring village, Merton. 

Following government guidelines, College Farm reopened for bed and breakfast guests on 4th July and is now available for wedding visits and bookings. 

‘Now that the future of large wedding is so uncertain, we are delighted to offer small, bespoke weddings that are totally unique to each couple. We can accommodate up to 20 people for a licenced ceremony and intimate reception in the house. Looking ahead, we hope to start work soon on a barn conversion which will add a one-bedroom unit (perfect for honeymoons or the night before or after your wedding), large entertaining space, kitchen and guest bathroom. This will be perfect for weddings of up to 50 people’. 

If you would like any more information please do not hesitate to contact Katharine on (01953) 483318 or You can also find her on Instagram @collegefarm where she regularly posts about life at College Farm!

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