15. 2 in cottage, 3 in summer houses.
Lounge, bar, snug, restaurant, private dining, 2 beauty treatment rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, walled garden, fishing lake.
In public areas.
All ages welcomed (£35 per night).
Allowed in some outside rooms (£20 per night).
Per room B&B from £135. Set menus £30.50–£38.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Lush grounds’ lead from James Holliday and Anna Duttson’s ‘stylish’, wisteria-hung Georgian house down to the River Bure. ‘We found perfect peace and quiet,’ says a Guide reader this year. ‘Informal, attentive, helpful staff’ create a ‘homely atmosphere’. Individually decorated bedrooms of various sizes are comfortable, though guests are advised to choose wisely – gripes include a too-snug bathroom; noise from kitchen extractor ducts. Some rooms in the cottage and summer houses in the grounds are ideal for larger groups. Modern British dishes are ‘satisfactorily cooked and elaborately presented’ in the ‘pleasant’ dining room (‘pity about the vocal muzak’). In the morning, breakfast is ‘so good’: home-made cereals, ‘perfect scrambled eggs’. On fine days, relax in the pretty walled garden or pack a picnic for a potter along the Norfolk Broads. 7 miles NE of Norwich.
Magnificent buildings and culture, with plenty of old houses and buildings, lovely cathedrals and a spectacular cobble-stoned town centre.