26. 6 garden rooms, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, 4-day package at Christmas, 3-day at New Year.
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, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
‘mellow’ in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms.
per room B&B £165–£350, D,B&B £229–£399, room only (Mon–Thurs) £135–£320. Continental breakfast £8, cooked £15, a la carte £36. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
The herb garden is a major draw at this Georgian country house hotel set amid lawns, orchards and woodlands close to Sandringham. The 400 varieties of culinary and medicinal herbs supply treatments in the Secret Garden Spa, alongside flavourings and garnishes for the kitchen. Experienced hotelier Nicholas Dickinson, who has breathed new life into the former merchant’s house, is ‘much in evidence’, say readers approvingly. Bedrooms, in the main property – some recently refurbished – and around the spa garden, blend classic and contemporary styles. All have slippers, bathrobes, an espresso machine, a larder with home-made biscuits, fresh milk. The dog-friendly garden rooms have a furnished terrace area, a luxury bathroom with freestanding bath and waterfall shower. Dandelion suite has an in-room feature bath, a balcony overlooking parkland, a wet room. There is a ‘nice, understated lounge and library’, and guests enjoy complimentary access to the slick contemporary spa. In the light, airy dining room, chef James O’Connor’s seasonal locally sourced menus include such dishes as grilled haunch of venison, pumpkin purée, savoy cabbage, blackcurrant, thyme. To stay here is ‘a delight’.
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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.
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