Norfolk Mead Shortlist*

‘Truly “boutique” and extremely comfy’, James Holliday and Anna Duttson’s ‘stylish’, wisteria-hung Georgian house is in a ‘near-perfect’ position in grounds that sweep down to the River Bure. More

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Norfolk Mead
Church Loke, Coltishall,
Norwich
Norfolk
NR12 7DN
England
01603 737531
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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Truly “boutique” and extremely comfy’, James Holliday and Anna Duttson’s ‘stylish’, wisteria-hung Georgian house is in a ‘near-perfect’ position in grounds that sweep down to the River Bure. There’s ‘a great atmosphere’, say Guide readers in 2016. ‘We had the warmest welcome from the energetic, cheerful, local staff, who are proud to be part of this venture.’ Bedrooms vary in size and style, though all are supplied with a hospitality tray, dressing gowns, slippers and natural toiletries. A sophisticated suite has French doors leading to a balcony overlooking garden and river; the cottage and summer houses in the grounds perfectly accommodate families and larger groups. Leisurely pursuits abound: hire the hotel’s boat for a picnic and a lazy potter along the Norfolk Broads; count swans on the private lake. At dinner, tuck in to Anna Duttson’s ‘excellent’ modern British dishes; in the morning, breakfast – ‘so good’ – includes home-made cereals, fruit compotes, a choice of cooked options. Take afternoon tea and aperitifs in the pretty walled garden when the weather’s fine. Lounge, bar, snug, restaurant. Private dining. 2 beauty treatment rooms (10 am–7 pm). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Civil wedding licence. Conference/wedding facilities. Walled garden, fishing lake (swans, geese); off-river mooring. Children (cot, extra bed; £35 per night) and dogs (in some outside rooms; £20 per night charge) welcomed. 7 miles NE of Norwich. 15 bedrooms (2 in cottage, 3 in summer houses). Per room B&B from £135. Dinner £35–£37.

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Norfolk Mead
Church Loke, Coltishall,
Norwich
Norfolk
NR12 7DN

Guest comments

'Stylish, truly 'boutique'; extremely comfy; excellent food. Open fires, warm welcome. Great atmosphere with energetic, cheerful local staff, proud to be part of this venture. ' - Tessa Mack - March, 2016
'We stayed for B&B. The welcome was lovely. Our room, Chantilly, was lovely and airy; beautiful view of the grounds and to the river, and with a balcony which would be somewhere to relax in warmer weather. Apart from noise from the piped music from the public rooms below, which stopped promptly at 11pm, the room was very peaceful. Very comfy bed, and the bedside tables could be moved forward easily so we could read in bed. Breakfast was very good with home-made and local cereals, fruit compotes, very good jams and honeys; perfectly cooked scrambled egg with smoked salmon ' - Sue Jenkinson - December, 2014

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