63. 16 in Granary annexe opposite, some on ground floor.
lift, lounge, sun lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, heated indoor swimming pool (15 by 5 metres, 1.2 metres deep), steam room, sauna, mini-gym, games room, terrace, ¼-acre garden.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.
all major cards.
 per person B&B £85–£165, D,B&B (2-night min.) £97–£193. À la carte £29. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends, bank holidays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a ‘scenic’ setting facing ‘tranquil’ marshland – ‘a joy for painters’ – the Stannard family’s ‘popular’ traditional hotel attracts all generations of regular guests, who praise the ‘remarkably high standards of service and amenities’. ‘The greeting from the hands-on manager and cheerful staff starts each visit on a high note,’ says a return visitor this year. Pick a bedroom to suit – each has its own character, with a balcony or patio, garden views or an estuary outlook. A ‘quiet, restful’ single room in the main house has ‘a comfortable bed, lots of pillows, good lighting’; a ground-floor annexe room with a private patio, ‘while convenient for anyone with mobility problems, needs a better designed bathroom’. Graze on snacks and sandwiches all day in the bar and lounges, but save room for dinner: ‘The food is excellent and varied’, perhaps ‘particularly good’ gravadlax; an ‘excellent’ chocolate torte. Breakfast wins acclaim. ‘You’ve got to see it to believe it: wonderful home-made muesli; porridge with fresh strawberries; excellent fish, kedgeree, and bacon and eggs from the lengthy menu.’ (Clive T Blackburn, MJ, Helen Anthony)
One of the finest stately homes in Norfolk.