The Norfolk Mead Hotel Exterior

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The Norfolk Mead – Coltishall, Norfolk
East Anglia

Three cheers for this sophisticated yet gentle address, brilliantly placed for exploring both the Norfolk Broads and Norwich. With a lovely walled garden, perfect for afternoon tea and summer dining, a wildflower mead that borders a pretty tributary of the River Bure and a private lake, this fine Georgian house is a haven. It comes with its own boat, in which you can explore the Broads with a delicious picnic; add a massage or facial in the hotel’s treatment rooms and you have the ingredients for a delightful yet affordable break. Husband and wife team Anna Duttson and James Holliday are the hands-on owners and they revitalised this long-established hotel in 2013, creating 16 contemporary rooms and suites. Anna’s background at the helm of a successful catering company (they both worked for McLaren on the Formula 1 circuit, catering for the team around the world) means that the two AA-rosette food is as refined as the rest.


Take an easy breezy stroll along Brancaster Beach.


Bure River Cottage Seafood Restaurant in Horning serves up delectable dishes.


Choose from the assortment of beautiful pieces at Capital Culture Gallery, Coltishall.

Nota Bene

The Norfolk Broads are where Lord Nelson learnt to sail; keep an eye out for Britain’s rarest butterfly, the Swallowtail.