26. 11 garden rooms, 1 suitable for disabled.
sitting room, bar, library, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, conference facilities, terrace, spa, 12-metre swimming pool, 30-acre grounds, herb garden.
‘mellow’ in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, bar.
 per room D,B&B £219–£349, room only (Mon–Thurs) £135–£260. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Wander in the herb garden here, and breathe in the aromas of 400 varieties, planted by a former owner of this ‘lovely’ Georgian country house hotel. Set in pretty gardens and horse-grazed parkland, the house, today owned by Nicholas Dickinson, is ‘charming’, with a ‘spacious’ lounge and library, an ‘understated’ decor, and ‘lots of sitting areas, both indoors and out’. ‘We took tea and scones in the sun, on a terrace facing green fields and ancient trees. In the orchard, trees laden with fruit, and fallen apples everywhere.’ Bedrooms in the main house are traditionally furnished, and have a ‘good, unfussy’ bathroom; those in the garden, each with a private patio, are more contemporary. All have a capsule coffee machine, and a fridge with fresh milk and bottled water. Travelling with family? Ask for a pair of interconnecting rooms. The kitchen garden is harvested daily for the fresh greens used in chef Nick Claxton-Webb’s modern menus, perhaps Brie and roasted tomato tart, watercress, cured shallot salad; pan-roasted fillet of rainbow trout, baby gem, cocotte potatoes. ‘We were very satisfied.’ (Roger Viner)
September Garden Offer
Stay with us for a minimum of two nights’ midweek, between Tuesday 1st November and Tuesday 28th February (excluding 23rd December – 2nd January) from just £438 per room for two nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and enjoy either a complimentary expert-led walk on Tuesday morning or a free copy of Norfolk Wildlife by Adrian M Riley. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
The Highland Games date back over three hundred years. when the clan chief would encourage his men to participate in feats of strength, skill and endurance.