Where Are We ?
Uniquely positioned Bed & Breakfast in Castle Acre on the Peddars Way near Swaffham.
Walkers on the Nar Valley Way will also find that Castle Acre is ideally placed to explore the wonders of rural Norfolk and is blessed with an excellent pub The Ostrich specialising in high quality meals, Greene King ales and a wonderful atmosphere. The village also has a café; a licensed convenience store and a post office. The Castle and Cluniac Priory are both a short walk, both are maintained by English Heritage and are not to be missed.
Places such as Brancaster, Thursford, Burnham Market, Holkham and the Royal Sandringham estate nearby.
Within walking distance is The Stag in West Acre which has an excellent reputation for serving a variety of real ales (also on the Nar Valley Way).
Other attractions include the wondrous North Norfolk coast, nearby Swaffham and the winter delights of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
Who Are We ?
Marcon House was built in 1884 for the village doctor and we have lived here for over 20 years and have been in Castle Acre since 1983. It is a five bedroomed property and we offer an en-suite bed and breakfast (B & B) service and Peddars Way accommodation.
What Do We Offer ?
The room is en-suite ground floor accommodation (private entrance) with the option of a single, twin or double bed with Egyptian cotton sheets; Welcome Tray; sofa for watching the Freesat HD TV; complimentary WiFi; an en-suite shower room with luxurious towels and Molton Brown toiletries; sumptuous breakfast options include free range eggs and locally-sourced bacon and sausages.
On arrival we will supply fresh cold milk for that all important cuppa and we are happy to store bikes and transport luggage and bags, both to and from our B&B.
What Do We Charge ?
Single Occupancy - £60 a night
Double/Twin Occupancy - £80 a night
Optional Extras ?
Please phone 01760 755673 for optional extras such as packed lunch (£5.00)or if you would like us to collect bags or take bags on if walkers on the Peddars Way want to travel light. We do not consider the room to be a 'family' room so here is no facility for an extra bed or cot.
How Does One Make A Reservation ?
Bookings may be made by telephone on 01760 755673. Rooms are normally available from 15.00 and should be vacated by 11.00.
Arriving On Foot ?
Walkers will find us at the top of Bailey Street in Castle Acre (the house name is Marcon House), 100 yards before the striking Baileygate. If you are walking the Peddars Way you will be able to pamper yourself with Molton Brown toiletries, catch up on your e-mails, eat well in the local pubs, slip your weary legs into fresh, crisp Egyptian cotton sheets after watching HD TV on the sofa or armchair in your room. There is the convenience of an inexpensive hot supper on site with an honesty bar and In the morning enjoy a hearty breakfast featuring a local 'Full English' before heading back out on the Peddars Way.
Arriving By Car ?
Castle Acre is four miles outside Swaffham just off the A1065 and is ideally situated to strike out to Norwich, Kings Lynn, Thursford and the North Norfolk coast. Cambridge and Peterborough are both within about an hour's drive. You will find us at the top of Bailey Street in Castle Acre (the
house name is Marcon House), 100 yards before the striking Baileygate and just after the Red Lion hostel.