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In lush grounds by the River Bure in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, a wisteria-hung Georgian house with a relaxed atmosphere. Graceful bedrooms have uplifting decor; some have a private balcony or terrace. The summer houses and cottages, which can accommodate four or six people, suit groups. Food is fresh, home-made and well-presented. Tailor-made treatments for face and body. The hotel’s day boat is available for hire.
A Georgian House of Assemblies, built over medieval footings, where Paganini played the violin and the Noverre family taught Norwich to polka, remains today a place for song and dance – an events venue with hotel, restaurant and cookery school.
You might fancy you are in a Parisian garret, in the mysterious east, on safari, or (mama mia) in a Venetian palazzo, when you book into Hannah Springham and Andrew Jones’s hotel, with rooms themed on the Georgian Grand Tour and Victorian globe trotting.