A long-established jewel of the North Norfolk coast, Morston Hall is the mellow, intimate, beautifully presented fiefdom of Tracy and Galton Blackiston. A five-minute walk from the quay at Morston, the starting point for seal trips, and two miles from Blakeney, the brick and flint 17th-century country house is embellished by airy conservatory extensions that overlook the pretty gardens. Inside, all is calm, the sofas are squashy and the welcome warm. The relaxing, stress-free bedrooms, in country-house style, are spacious and comfortable, with pampering extras, and include six stylish suites in a garden pavilion, a short walk from the main house. As for Galton’s much-loved food (he has held a Michelin star for the past 18 years), it remains the principal draw of Morston Hall, and dinner here is always a memorable event. His signature dishes include braised belly of pork with apple soup and garlic purée and fresh cherry clafoutis… you may have your own favourites. Doubles from £350.
Name to Know: Owner and chef Galton Blackiston. Ask him where his favourite place in Norfolk is or what is currently growing in the kitchen garden.
See: Take a trip back in time and travel along the coast on the North Norfolk steam railway or visit to the acclaimed Pensthorpe Natural Park.
Eat: Enjoy a fine Michelin-starred meal in the restaurant or orangery with dishes freshly prepared from a plethora of local ingredients.
Buy: A selection of Galton’s Goodies including, homemade chocolates, jams and his cookery books which contain many tasty recipes to reproduce in your own home.
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