Renowned for its herb garden, with some 400 varieties, this Georgian merchant's manor house is set in 30 acres of Norfolk parkland. The country theme is continued throughout – garden herbs are used in the spa, bedrooms are named after plants, and cabins with freestanding tubs on the terrace overlook the orchard. ‘A charming place to stay, with an atmosphere to stir the imagination,' writes a reader. All bedrooms have an espresso machine, fresh milk, home-made biscuits. House bedrooms, ‘decorated in restful tones’, have a classic feel, in keeping with the building. Dandelion suite has a sitting room, balcony, wet room and in-room feature bath. More contemporary dog-friendly rooms around the spa garden have a private terrace, a bath and waterfall shower. In the airy restaurant, home-grown produce inspires dishes such as roast monkfish, choi sum, curried potato, coriander, lime. For readers returning after some years, dinner did not live up to their memories. However, the gardens and accommodation were 'as delightful as ever'. An ‘excellent breakfast’ includes kipper with mustard butter; smoked salmon, pumpernickel, avocado.
Lynn Road Grimston King's Lynn Norfolk PE32 1AH England
Make your Sunday special with this Sleep Soundly Package! 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. Come to the bar later 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: Standard Rooms – £280.00. Good House – £310.00. Better House – £400.00. Best House – £460.00. Better Garden – £370.00. Best Garden – £420.00. Orchard Cabins – £475.00. Suites – £500.00 & £525. Availability for all Sundays excluding Bank Holiday weekends and the festive period, please call on 01485 600250. Rates Include: Accommodation. Cream Tea for two on arrival. Two glasses of Prosecco. Any 3 courses from the usual dinner menu. Full English breakfast. Late check-out at 12 midday. Complimentary use of Spa facilities on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. Please pre-book any treatments with The Secret Garden Spa on 01485 609300, see the treatments on offer. N.B This “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.
It felt nicely but not inclusively contemporary. From the stunning entrance lobby you can see out on to the grounds or the beautiful spa garden. Eating in the dining room with doors and windows open on to the tranquil grounds was close to perfection; the food was consistently very good and the staff were extremely reliable .
- Anna Brewer - January 2020
We were impressed from the moment we stepped in to the beautifully decorated entrance hall. Welcome and the formalities were quick land efficient. Throughout our stay all staff seemed genuinely pleased to help. Our room, reached across a small courtyard, had it's own patio overlooking the garden. It was beautifully decorated, and the bed was wonderfully comfortable. Meals in the bright dining room are beautifully prepared and presented; good use is made of herbs and fresh produce from the garden.
- Andy and Sylvia Aitken - May 2019
We had a short very nice stay. Welcoming young local staff . In our room signs of aging and usage. The dinner was excellent. Breakfast again good
- Carol Jackson - April 2019