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The Oaks

Bed & Breakfast with 1 room £85-£90 prpnb

The Oaks

The Oaks

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8 Oaks Drive,
PE37 7ER


Formerly the infirmary to the old Swaffham workhouse, The Oaks is now a comfortable and inviting family home set in half an acre of tranquil gardens. It is ideally situated for exploring the wonderful North Norfolk coast, and The Fen country. The beautiful university city of Cambridge, and the magnificent Ely cathedral, are both less than an hour away.
It offers a highly personalised service to guests. In accommodating just one couple at a time, guests have no need to worry about social distancing. Instead, they can relax in their suite of rooms, in a home-from-home. The bedroom has a kingsize bed, and tea and coffee making facilities. The private bathroom, directly opposite, features a large roll top bath, and a double shower. This section of the house is totally private to enable guests to access the bathroom from the bedroom in total privacy. Guests also have the sole use of a dining/sitting room which overlooks the garden. It has a television with DVD player, together with a wide selection of DVDS, so they can hunker down for a comfortable night in if they’re not in the mood to venture out.
Guests are free to enjoy the garden, and may choose to have breakfast outside if the weather permits.
The Oaks is also the environmentally friendly choice of accommodation. An air source heat pump, solar panels and battery storage make the house carbon neutral for a good proportion of the year. All produce is seasonally, and locally sourced wherever possible.
Smoking is not permitted within the house.
Unlimited wifi is provided.

TelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedLounge for residents' usePrivate parkingGardenDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsWiFi or internet accessDVD playerHairdryer

Children welcome from age 18.


See location of The Oaks on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 823081  Lat: 52.64013 Long: 0.69395

By car: From the centre of Swaffham take the Watton Road toward South Pickenham. Oaks Drive is the second on the left, shortly before the zebra crossing.

By public transport:


  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • UnlicensedUnlicensed
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer

Children welcome from age 18.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath


  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance