The Old Rectory

Ridlington, Norfolk
Bed & Breakfast

Handsome rectory with comfortable rooms, super views, tennis courts and fabulous locally sourced food. Coast and countryside are close


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Conservation farmland all around; acres of wild heathland busy with woodpeckers and owls; the coast two miles away. Relax in the spacious drawing room of this handsome 17th-century rectory and friendly family home, set in lovely mature gardens full of trees and unusual planting. Fiona loves to cook and bakes her bread daily, food is delicious, seasonal and locally sourced, jams are homemade. Comfortable bedrooms have objets from diplomatic postings and the spacious suite comes with mahogany furniture and armchairs so you can settle in with a book. Super views, friendly dogs, tennis in the garden and masses of space.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: The Garden Room is available for shortbreaks during February and March

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Locally made dog biscuits, wonderful walks, and occasional dog sitting if owners have to leave their dogs for the day. Dog-friendly beaches nearby.

The garden is not enclosed.

Dinner from £25. Pubs 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £50.
1 Double
From £80
1 Suite for 2
From £80


Super, warm welcome, great variety of home made fruit dishes and jams, breads as well as cooked at breakfast, Fiona and Peter very knowledgeable about best places to visit etc

Mair, Hereford

A lovely home in an enticing, informal garden. Extremely comfortable, generously proportioned room with both sleeping and relaxing areas and lots of homely touches such as snowdrops, hot water bottles and flapjack. Delicious breakfasts including lots of homemade treats and local produce. And all this with a very friendly welcome and nothing too much trouble during our stay. We will return!

Su, Leominster

We stayed for a few days self catering in the Garden Cottage. We really enjoyed our stay - excellent environment for us and our Labrador Toby. Were really well looked after - homemeade bread biscuits and free range eggs provided by very welcoming owners. We highly recommend the location and comfortable accomodation.

Leslie, Diss

25/04/2016 We will definitely add the Old Rectory to our list of favourites and would recommend it. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Fiona's warm welcome (with delicious homemade cookies) added to the special feel of the place. As for the breakfasts: homemade breads, jams, muesli and smoothies, delicious local produce, perfection!

Nicole, Nottingham

Fiona is a gem - and her food is delicious and fresh and much of it home grown - bread home made and cinnamon rolls scrummy. A very relaxed, welcoming stay and Fiona is a font of local information and advice - particularly well recommended places to eat & unusual sites. Room was relaxed and comfortable with all modern conveniences - I would definitely re-visit and if in the are I would not stay anywhere else.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Peter & Fiona Black

  • The stunning 20 Acre Gardens of East Ruston Old Vicarage are only a mile away and are a must! One can easily spend an afternoon looking at this incredible garden. Full of rare and unusual plants and a surprise round every corner!
  • Enjoy the Broads! Either hire a boat at Hickling and visit the famous horsey Windpump. Take a trip on the famous Lady Anne from Horsey if you are not brave enough to hire your own boat. Climb the church tower at Ranworth and see the Broads from the top!
  • Walk along the sandy beaches at Waxham and Horsey and enjoy the seals! See the Great Barm at Waxham. Make a prearranged visit to Happisburgh Lighthouse.
  • The National Trust Houses of Felbrigg and Blickling are just a few miles away .
  • Spend a day in Norwich visiting the famous cathedral!
  • Enjoy a dinner at The Gunton Arms a short drive away where you can enjoy local venison!