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Annapurna Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Lingwood B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Stayed here with my husband for 2 nights over August bank holiday weekend, on arrival all seems lovely, great setting all clean and tidy. We were met by the owner who did seem a little rushed and flustered and was told that as we were only staying for the 2 nights - other guests staying for longer, we were in the main house, from initial look it appears it was her house, her bedroom!!!! we walked through the hallway with boots and coats belonging to the owner and up the stairs to a bedroom in the top of their house opposite the daughters bedroom!!!!!. I booked the room in the barns for the reason it looked lovely on the website, from the images it appeared to have a small patio with table and chairs and most important a fridge as we had 2 days of packed lunch items for the walking we had planned and eating outside in the evenings.
Sadly this wasnt what we got, no fridge - we were offered the use of the house fridge to put food in, I turned this down mainly due to it being weird surely I was going to be walking into their kitchen to get my food. A thick feather duvet was on the bed with a clean but tea/coffee stained un-ironed duvet cover, pillowcases and bedsheet, the bed was not comfy and we were roasting all night, could only open the ceiling windows a little as it rained quite heavily and it was letting the rain in, there were patio sets but these are on the end of the larger week stay barns but was offered use of a patio set which again was outside their lounge by the main house, I am sure that looking out at us all evening would have been a little odd. I have to say we were offered to swap with one of the rooms in the barn but then someone else would have had the same issues, it what would have been better if we have been emailed to say that they were overbooked and sorry no room for us rather than as it came across to be greedy for the money and shoving us in their house.
On arrival down for breakfast we were advised that a family had not turned up the night before so did we want the barn room, an offer which we took up and moved our luggage to the new room.
The barn room appeared as we had booked and had expected, sadly on closer inspection rust marks on the pillowcases again, huge cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and a roof light that had no blind so it was very light all night. Yes the rooms had lovely plush curtains, and thick towels all labelled from John Lewis, but sadly the little things do let it down, both cream rugs on the floor were badly discoloured and stained, when I used the hairdryer I could only see one side of my hair as the plug was too far from the mirror, again a huge thick duvet - its August not mid winter, dust on pictures, the bin in the bathroom was very grubby, no bathmat. On the plus side the breakfast was very nice with a good selection and the hot tub helped some of the negatives. It just put a little downer of what had the potential to be a fantastic place, it just isnt quite the luxury it has advertised at least not in our experience, so sadly next time I think it probably will be the Travelodge just up the road as they will give me what I book and pay for.

Room Tip: If you have booked a room in the barn thats were you want to be staying!!!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

I was looking for somewhere to switch off and I found it here. The grounds were well kept the accommodation was first class!! As we were traveling with Bonnie our miniature Australian labradoodle it was nice to see this was a dog friendly place.Catherine the owner made our stay welcoming and her grounds man Steve was very helpful. The house had a very special feel to it full of good chi and flowed well. Peaceful and loving a nice place to relax. Near by is Norwichreflexoligy which is a must.The hot tub looked great but as I was already so chilled out I have noted it for our return visit. Nothing was too much trouble and the owners did there upmost to make our stay special . We have already booked our return visit for later this year.Dont delay as once the word is out it will be hard to get in!!

Room Tip: The cottages are good for family's.if you stay in the main house ask for a room a ensuite. good...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We were a documentary film crew so we stay at a lot of places (usually just for one night!). And in our opinion Church Farms was great. Welcoming, charming and very helpful owner. Delicious breakfast (including the cardomom rice pudding !) Clean, spacious rooms.... can't think of any faults really.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

Contrary to the first review, we found the owner to be incredibly helpful and hospitable, even giving us a bottle of wine to share on return from the wedding we had been attending. Rooms were clean and spacious, and the breakfast was yummy in a relaxed and homely setting. A very comfortable stay, to be recommended to everyone! Thank you.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

Comfortable, well appointed rooms in a quiet countryside location. We were able to arrange to arrive early so that we could leave luggage and get changed; rooms were made available and coffee provided.
Breakfast was excellent with a wide range of juices, cereals, fruit etc and a very good cooked breakfast.
We will definitely keep Church Farm Barns in mind if visiting the area again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

On arriving at Church Farm Barns' Luxury Accommodation', we were greeted by the owner, who seemed harassed and hardly could spare the time to talk to us, we were hoping she would be able to recommend a good local pub for the evening meal. The room was bright and nicely decorated, however, there were some cleanliness issues, the more you looked the more you found needed attention. We paid extra for a cooked breakfast which was well proportioned, cereals were on the side also DIY toast. On arriving back to our room on the second night we were very surprised to see the room hadn't been serviced, no bed made, no bathroom cleaned or floor swept. we have stayed at numerous B & B's and unfortunately this falls well short of what we would describe as luxury accommodation.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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annapurnaLingwood, Owner at Annapurna Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2012

It is very disappointing to have a first review like this - and to do this without addressing the issues directly. We would have gone out of our way to remedy anything wrong. This guest house only opened this year and was completed at great expense with solid oak floors (not laminate), marble bathrooms and padded , thick curtains made with John Lewis fabric. It is possible that we were busy - my mother aged 87 broke her ankle during this time and was in hospital for many weeks in Chester. We have ordinance survey maps, loads of leaflets, and menus all available.
I apologise sincerely if your room was not done. This is certainly not normal policy and it would have been rectified immediately if we had known. We would have also tried to help and compensate you in anyway possible. Any other issues would have been dealt with immediately if we had been told of them?
I am pleased that you thought that the breakfast was off a good size. We provide massive cooked breakfasts. The reason people do there own toast is because so much is wasted otherwise but again, it could have been done for you. We provide some 15 types of cereal and it is easier to keep in boxes as people can see exactly what they are getting.
We had the BBC stay last week and they loved it so it is sad that we get a review like this.
Our rates are modest , often the same as a travel lodge and there is no comparison with the quality.

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Additional Information about Annapurna Bed & Breakfast

Address: Annapurna Church Farm Barns Lingwood Road, Lingwood NR13 4FD, England (Formerly Church Farm Barns)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Lingwood
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lingwood
Price Range: £41 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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