An impressive 17thC gentleman’s residence, built from reclaimed Caen stone, local flint and oak timbers, has been transformed with great success into this genteel family-run guest house. Though located in an unprepossessing suburb of Norwich, it has the twin advantages of being within easy reach of the city centre, yet away from the bustle. With its mullioned windows, beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces, polished antiques and warm colour schemes, the interior feels intimate and inviting. Owners Jean and Dianne Bowles are on hand to welcome guests and look after them during their stay, placing books and glossy magazines by their beds. Named after former inhabitants of the house, the bedrooms have been decorated boldly and with dash in country-house style and the beds, one of which is a four-poster, are made up with delicious Egyptian cotton sheets.
The breakfast menu is superb, making use of local produce as well as herbs and fruit from the garden. Splendid jams, preserves and marmalades are made on site.