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–£329, room only (Mon–Thurs) £135–£260. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Arrangements of garden flowers scent the public rooms at this ‘lovely country hotel’, where each of the ‘pretty bedrooms’ is named after a herb. In a pastoral setting close to the north Norfolk coast, the Georgian house is surrounded by greenery, from the gardens – including the acclaimed herb garden planted with 400 varieties of culinary and medicinal herbs – to horse-grazed parkland beyond. Nicholas Dickinson is the owner; ‘cheerful staff’ are ‘friendly, efficient and helpful’. Most of the bedrooms in the main house have been refurbished in a fresh, modern style. Brighter bedrooms, each with a private patio, are grouped around the spa garden. All rooms have an espresso machine, fresh milk, home-made biscuits and bathrobes. ‘Super food’ in the restaurant ‘may not be haute cuisine’, but the cooking successfully exploits the bounty of the kitchen garden and orchard in such dishes as roast rump of local lamb, aubergine, courgette, vine tomato. Stroll in the herb garden at dusk to breathe in the heady aroma, or book a visit to the spa, where the massages and body treatments use seasonal herbs and fresh blossoming flowers. (RV, and others)
Sunday Special Offer
Arrive at your leisure before enjoying cream tea in one of the sitting rooms in the glorious surroundings of the 30 acre estate. Catch up with the Sunday papers before heading to the Secret Garden spa for a few hours of relaxation before dinner. Join us later in the bar for a glass of sparkling wine before enjoying your three course dinner. Have a lie-in the following morning… followed by breakfast in bed… You don’t have to check out until Midday, so just relax and take your time. Prices are per room and based on two people sharing a room, and are from £219. Availability for all Sundays excluding Bank Holiday weekends and the festive period, please call on 01485 600250. Rates Include: accommodation; cream tea on arrival; glass of sparkling Wine; any 3 courses from our usual dinner menu; full English breakfast; room service; late check-out at 12 midday; complimentary use of spa facilities on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. This special “Sleep Soundly” offer is available every Sunday. N.B The “Sleep Soundly” offer is available for one night and cannot be booked in conjunction with any other nights and rates, therefore celebrating Sunday as a day of rest! To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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