Strattons

Think out of the ordinary: in Les and Vanessa Scott’s good-natured, family-friendly hotel, find all manner of eccentricities and theatrical touches that draw admirers to this Grade II listed Palladian-style house in a pretty Norfolk town. More

Contact details

Strattons
4 Ash Close
Swaffham
Norfolk
PE37 7NH
England
01760 723845
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

14. 6 in annexes, 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 1 week at Christmas.

Facilities

drawing room, reading room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, café/deli, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per day), lounges, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £109, D,B&B from £163. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused weekends, 3-night min. bank holidays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Find all manner of eccentricities and theatrical touches at Les and Vanessa Scott’s good-natured, family-friendly hotel. A bohemian, eco-friendly place, the Grade II listed Palladian-style house is managed by the Scotts’ daughter, Hannah, and her husband, Dominic Hughes, with ‘friendly, helpful’ staff. ‘Quirky’ and ‘imaginative’, bedrooms in the main house and converted outbuildings have a carved four-poster bed here, a mermaid mosaic there, a Moroccan-style tented ceiling elsewhere still. There are antiques and art, original period features; even a private decked balcony or courtyard garden. Have children in tow? Spacious suites are ideal for a family; games, books and toys are readily available in the lounge. In the restaurant, Jules Hetherton relies on a network of foragers and local producers for the seasonal ingredients in her ‘excellent’ modern British dishes. Characteristic dishes: beetroot tarte Tatin, herby garden salad; cocoa-spiced pollack, Jerusalem artichokes, mussels. Tuck in – then ask Les Scott, a keen runner, about his favourite routes down forest trails.

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Strattons
4 Ash Close
Swaffham
Norfolk
PE37 7NH

Guest comments

'The location is amazing. You drive through a narrow road between some buildings, and then it opens up into the hotel grounds. This magnificant building is set in tidy gardens. We were greeted by a very pleasant receptionist. We stayed in Coco's 2, a converted building on the edge of the grounds. It was modern, with all the facilities, a large, comfortable bed, a walk-in shower room. The dining expereince was extremely good: food expertly cooked by a young team; most of the ingredeints are from local producers. All the staff were helpful. ' - MB - February, 2026
'We were quickly greeted and showed us to our suite with bedroom, bathroom and sitting rooms. The rooms were attractive but it required mountaineering skills to enter the bath. The bed was very comfortable and the storage space sufficient, Dinner was excellent. At breakfast there was a good choice. The staff were all very helpful. Muzak never stopped in the public rooms and was mostly sung. The hotel has charm. Cats are much in evidence. ' - John and Elspeth Gibbon - December, 2016
'If you want a hotel that is the antithesis of a standard 'chain' hotel come here! All the rooms are quirky and different, and it is fun to look at the varied and unusual ornaments and decorations.It has a 'green' ethos and the food was excellent - organic and local, and the staff were friendly and helpful. ' - Jane & Martin Bailey - August, 2013

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