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The Elms
Ranked #2 of 4 East Harling B&B and Inns
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Super stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Having booked a Track day at Snetterton a friend and I needed an overnight stay to be at the track nice and early for our 7;30am start. Having previously spoken to one of the Elms regulars I did not hesitate to book this very friendly, comfortable, professional and economical bed and breakfast accommodation in East Harling.
On arrival we were offered a pot of tea in our own lounge/sitting room and were treated to a lovely slice of cake (very nice). We were asked at what time we would like breakfast, 6:45 am was our answer and our hostess (Dot) said it can be anytime you like!!
Our rooms were very nice and clean, just what one would expect. We were told by our hostess that we could, if we wanted, bring back a take away and eat at the table of our sitting room. We declined this offer and walked to one of the local pubs where we had a reasonably good meal and a couple of drinks.
Getting back to the Elms we both enjoyed a coffee before heading to our rooms where we both slept very well.
Up at 6:30, Dot was up and waiting for us, the Breakfast was a full English with Local Produce, top marks. Very nice indeed.

We both left with the feeling that we would return not only because it was very good value for money (at £35 single room) or the fantastic breakfast but because of the warm friendly welcome we both received.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank phil r
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Stayed at The Elms at East Harling last month and was touched by the genuinity and warmth of Dorothy and Phil. My parents and I had an enjoyable stay at this lovely place and were impressed at the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms. Dorothy was also understanding when we had guests over and ensured we had a pot of coffee and cookies to entertain them. Having travelled from Malaysia for a wedding near by, we felt it was a lovely end to our holiday in the UK.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

First stay at this lovely B and B as we were going for a Segway rally experience early the next day at Snetterton. We arrived about 3 hours early than we said we would and were welcomed in by the charming owners and given tea and cake. We walked into the village to eat an evening meal at the nearby pub and came back to a great night's sleep. A fantastic full English breakfast the next morning and my wife was even given gluten free sausages despite the fact I hadn't mentioned her dietary needs until we got there. Would heartily recommend The Elms to anyone needing a stopover in the area. A great find.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warminster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left Dot and Phil couldn't have made us more welcome. .Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very welcome and look forward to staying again. Once Dot heard it was my birthday - a slice of homemade cake complete with candle was produced! On arriving back from a busy day out there on the tea tray were two homemade cakes - very welcome. A nice touch is fresh milk - not the little cartons - available and kept in a handy fridge where we could also store our drinks and keep them cool. We want to return to this area and will certainly stay here again

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Imbylou
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Milton Keynes
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

Have just stayed again at The Elms at East Harling and once again we were made to feel very welcome by Phil & Dot Blades. The double bedroom was light and comfortable and the full cooked breakfast was lovely.

The B&B is ideal for the Snetterton racetrack as it takes about 5-10mins by car.

I will definately stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bucks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

I stayed for 3 weeks between August and September 2012 and could not have been happier. Dot, Philip and their family could not have been any more welcoming and really do make you feel at home. The rooms are lovely an perfectly clean and the breakfast is gorgeous and once you throw in the odd bit of home baking you just might not want to go home!

Couldn't recommend highly enough if staying in the area you really couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jrcrock
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Gosport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

I stayed for three nights 18th to the 21st of june. I was welcomed on my arrival by Dot with tea and biscuits. My room was a twin with en-suite, spotlessly clean and the beds very comfy. The room also had a flatscreen tv, radio alarm and a kettle with tea and coffee. The bathroom had plenty of towels and the shower had lots of piping hot water. I had the full english every morning with toast and cereal and i have never tasted better!. The Elms is situated in East Harling, which has two pubs, a convenience store and a chinese takeaway only a short walk away. I had a very comfortable and relaxing stay at The Elms and would not hesitate to book again or recommend to my friends and family

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank g_mac900
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Additional Information about The Elms

Property: The Elms
Address: Garboldisham Road, East Harling NR16 2PU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > East Harling
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in East Harling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elms Bed & Breakfast is family run and set just on the outside of East Harling. We do early breakfast for those who are racers or are just early birds and we cater for those with special food requirements. We are only 2 miles from Snetterton Race Circuit which holds British Touring Cars and The British Super Bikes annually. We are situated on the edge of Thetford Forest for those that like walking, only 1 mile away from England's ONLY Whiskey Distillery, 5 miles from Banham Zoo and central for many of East Anglia's wonderfull coasts and The Norfolk Broads. Or if you prefer we are a home from home experience for those just visiting friends and family. We have free Wi-Fi and a large driveway for off road parking. ... more   less 
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