About Us

College Farm is owned and run by Richard & Katharine Wolstenholme, who moved to Norfolk in 2010 to take over Katharine’s mother’s former home. Katharine’s parents, William and Lavender Garnier, started College Farm Bed & Breakfast in the seventies after settling in Thompson, adjacent to the village where Lavender’s family has lived since the 1300s and where William spent most of his childhood.

College Farm has three bed & breakfast bedrooms in the house; a one-bedroom self-contained converted barn and extensive gardens and event space for weddings and other bespoke events.

Steeped in history, College Farm dates back to the fourteenth century, when it was built by Katharine’s ancestors to serve as a College of Priests for nearby St Martin’s Church and the inhabitants of the village of Thompson. Following the dissolution of the monasteries in 1541, the College, its land and assets were sold to a wealthy London merchant; changing hands several times over the next 300 years before being passed back to the de Greys of Merton, an arm of the family it still remains in today.

“Richard and I married at St Martin's Church and had our own wedding reception here back in the 80's.  It was a beautiful day and we walked from the church back to the house where we had a marquee in the garden with the front of the house as a stunning backdrop to our reception.  My vision is to be able to offer the same magical experience to other couples.”

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Katharine Wolstenholme
College Farm
IP24 1QG
Telephone: 01953 483318

Email: info@collegefarmnorfolk.co.uk

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