Strattons

Down ‘a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it lane’ in the middle of town, Les and Vanessa Scott’s bohemian, family-friendly hotel is ‘an enjoyable spot’ for guests in search of ‘a comfortable bedroom and excellent food’. More

Contact details

Strattons
4 Ash Close
Swaffham
Norfolk
PE37 7NH
England
01760 723845

Hotel information

Bedrooms

14. 6 in annexes, 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 1 week at Christmas.

Facilities

drawing room, reading room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, café/deli, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per day), lounges, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £99, D,B&B from £159. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused weekends, 3-night min. bank holidays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Down ‘a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it lane’ in the middle of town, Les and Vanessa Scott’s bohemian, family-friendly hotel is ‘an enjoyable place’ for guests in search of ‘a comfortable bedroom and excellent food’. ‘Up the stone steps of the Palladian-style house, we were greeted by two preening cats. In the sitting area: a wonderfully mad Tim Burton-esque chandelier; arresting, eclectic pieces of art,’ trusted readers said in 2017. Hannah and Dominic Hughes, the Scotts’ daughter and her husband, manage ‘cordial, welcoming’ staff. Bedrooms in the main house and converted outbuildings have ‘quirky, imaginative’ features, such as a Moroccan-style tented ceiling or a mermaid mosaic. ‘Our ground-floor suite had an attractive bedroom and lounge, but the bathroom had a deep bathtub ill advised for people of our age.’ In the award-winning basement restaurant, Jules Hetherton’s modern British dinners celebrate local, foraged fare, perhaps pork and rabbit pithivier, parsnip purée, crispy kale. For midday sustenance, pop in to ‘tiny, bustling’ CoCoes deli, for ‘rightly famous fishcakes with an exceptional fennel slaw’. (MAS, and others)

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Strattons
4 Ash Close
Swaffham
Norfolk
PE37 7NH

Guest comments

'The location is amazing. You drive through a narrow road between some buildings, and then it opens up into the hotel grounds. This magnificant building is set in tidy gardens. We were greeted by a very pleasant receptionist. We stayed in Coco's 2, a converted building on the edge of the grounds. It was modern, with all the facilities, a large, comfortable bed, a walk-in shower room. The dining expereince was extremely good: food expertly cooked by a young team; most of the ingredeints are from local producers. All the staff were helpful. ' - MB - February, 2026
'We were quickly greeted and showed us to our suite with bedroom, bathroom and sitting rooms. The rooms were attractive but it required mountaineering skills to enter the bath. The bed was very comfortable and the storage space sufficient, Dinner was excellent. At breakfast there was a good choice. The staff were all very helpful. Muzak never stopped in the public rooms and was mostly sung. The hotel has charm. Cats are much in evidence. ' - John and Elspeth Gibbon - December, 2016
'If you want a hotel that is the antithesis of a standard 'chain' hotel come here! All the rooms are quirky and different, and it is fun to look at the varied and unusual ornaments and decorations.It has a 'green' ethos and the food was excellent - organic and local, and the staff were friendly and helpful. ' - Jane & Martin Bailey - August, 2013

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