The Elms can be found on the edge of Thetford Forest in East Harling village. Between Thetford and Attleborough, this cozy B&B is a 5-minute drive away from Harling Road Train Station, with connections to Cambridge and Norwich.

All rooms have tea and coffee facilities, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and all but one have private bathrooms. There is a single room which has use of a separate private bathroom.

A full English breakfast makes use of local produce from the village butcher, and there is homemade marmalade and locally made honey, as well as tea and cake on arrival. There is a lounge and dining room exclusively for guests’ use, as well as gardens and ample free parking.

East Harling has 2 pubs with restaurants, a Chinese restaurant and fish and chip shop. There is a selection of shops close by, and the market town Thetford is around 8 miles from the village.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Elms has been welcoming guests since Aug 9, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 twin bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • hi is it possible to book 2 rooms togeather 1 single one twin with a fold up bed in it?
    Hi, it would be easier if you call, to discuss what you need. Our twin room has 2 beds in it but ther isnt room for a fold up bed as well.
    Answered on 6 February 2022
  • Is there a shower in the bathroom?
    Yes there is no bath, just a shower cubicle.
    Answered on 13 October 2020
  • Is there room for parking a loaded pick up truck and a separate track car (mini) For over night Monday 27th October leaving early Tuesday 28thmorning
    Hi, sorry for the late reply. Yes we have room on the drive. we look forward to welcoming you to The Elms. Julia and Alan
    Answered on 10 March 2021
  • If the dogs don't come into the building, and remain outside in a van. Is this a problem?
    Hi, No problem, but baring in mind the hot weather maybe dogs being in a van all night wouldn't be the best idea.
    Answered on 5 August 2022
  • I'm interest in staying as I will be marshalling at Snetterton race circuit. I need to buy lunch to take with me. Is there a fridge I can keep my lunc..
    Hi, Yes there is a fridge for guests use. Also the cafe at Snetterton will be open. We look forward to welcoming you to The Elms
    Answered on 2 October 2020
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Managed by Julia and Alan

Company review score: 9.9Based on 306 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Julia and Alan look forward to welcoming you to The Elms. We like to offer a cozy "home from home" and hope that you arrive as guests and leave as friends. We really love running our B & B and meeting a wide variety of guests....... from racing drivers, photographers, mechanics, business men, bird watchers, walkers, cyclists, and holiday makers. Alan loves going to Snetterton on his track bike, and enjoys hearing about our guests racing exploits. We have back packed around the world and have some great tales to tell.

Property info

The Elms original part of the house was built in 1759, it is a cozy traditional country home. On arrival we offer a warm welcome, tea/coffee and a slice of homemade cake, There is a guest lounge for you to relax in and watch TV, We have a field of cows next door, and it is a gentle 5 minute stroll into the village.

Neighborhood info

East Harling is in the centre of East Anglia being about 45 miles from Lowestoft, Yarmouth, Cromer,and Hunstanton on the coast ,Cambridge about 50 miles and Bury St Edmunds 20 ml and the beautiful Suffolk countryside beyond. Being on the Norfolk Suffolk border we are in an ideal position for visiting Norfolk,Suffolk,and Cambridgshire with all that these counties have to offer, no matter what your interests may be. Within a 15 mile radius of us we have lots of places to visit including Snetterton motor racing circuit 3 ml, Grimes Graves Neolithic flint mines. Historic Thetford with its abbey, being the one time capital of East Anglia and possibly the birthplace of Bodica the queen of the Iceni . 10 ml,Thetford Forest covering thousands of acres starts just one mile from our door. ,Banham Zoo is a great place to spend the day 6 ml,High Lodge forest park within Thetford Forest is a must visit if you have kids, you will not be disappointed. In the village of East Harling,we have two pubs, a fish & chip shop, convenience store, a beautiful church. British whisky distillery, a tea room, and a social club/

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Amenities of The Elms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Packed lunches
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


6:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 10 are welcome.

Children 14 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

10 - 13 years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per child, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 10 and up are allowed)

Maestro Mastercard Visa The Elms accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about The Elms

  • Guests staying at The Elms can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at The Elms is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Yes, The Elms is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Elms is 1,800 feet from the center of East Harling.

  • The Elms offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • The prices at The Elms may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Room options at The Elms include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Single