Little Hotels in East Anglia

The Boathouse

, Ormesby
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A great little hotel, pub and restaurant right on the water's edge of Ormesby Broad.

Garden
Restaurant
Car Park
Guest rating 9.5

Maison Talbooth

, Dedham
.

A luxury country house hotel in Constable Country, with an all-year heated swimming pool, spa and restaurant.

Swimming pool
Garden
Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.3

Corner Farm

, Halesworth
.

An exclusive B&B in a traditional timber-framed farm building in Suffolk.

Garden
Car Park
Guest rating 9.7

Meadowview Guest House

, Wighton
.

A traditional village house just three miles from the Norfolk coast.

Garden
Car Park
Guest rating 9.7

Castle Farm Guest House

, Fotheringay
.

A farmhouse B&B in a quiet village, right next to historic Fotheringay Castle and the River Nene.

Garden
Car Park
Guest rating 9.3

Tuddenham Mill Hotel

, Tuddenham
.

An impressive boutique hotel packed full of character.

Garden
Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.2

Magazine Wood

, Sedgeford
.

An award-winning boutique B&B providing a luxury escape on the North Norfolk coast.

Garden
Car Park
Guest rating 9.8

Crafts Hill Barn

, Dry Drayton
.

Two agricultural buildings tastefully converted to luxury suites in a country setting close to Cambridge.

Garden
Car Park
Guest rating 9.9

38 St Giles

, Norwich
.

A boutique B&B in a historic townhouse in the heart of Norwich.

Car Park
Guest rating 9.5

The Brisley Bell

, Brisley
.

A 17th century inn on the edge of the village, surrounded by fields, handily placed between Norwich and the North Norfolk coast.

Garden
Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.6

The Bell Inn

, Stilton
.

A former coaching inn in the village of Stilton, packed with character.

Garden
Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.0

The Northgate

, Bury St Edmunds
.

A striking Victorian townhouse transformed into a vibrant hotel, restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.

Garden
Restaurant
Car Park
Guest rating 8.9
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Reasons to visit East Anglia

There's a lot to do in East Anglia, from seal-watching to ballet, from boating to steam railways.

The vast sandbanks on the edge of the Wash are home to thousands of seals, and visitors to Wells-next-the-Sea have the oportunity to take a boat trip out to see them. Further along the Norfolk coast the sand becomes more family friendly, with beaches like those at Cromer, Happisburgh, Gorleston and Great Yarmouth. And then the theme continues into Suffolk and Essex with many more deserted beaches and seaside towns. Norfolk is also known for it's inland waterways, the Norfolk Broads. Here you can go boating or sailing, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery from the shore.

The East of England is also home to fantastic museums, amazing stately homes and Britain's largest collection of cathedrals. The most notable stately home must be the Queen's own Norfolk retreat, Sandringham, with gardens, a museum and the house itself open to visitors throughout the summer. Other great houses include Holkham Hall and the great Palladian mansion at Houghton Hall. Right at the forefront of ecclesiastical buildings are Norwich and Ely cathedrals. The soaring roofs and spires date back to the 12th century when they were built with stone brought all the way from France.

East Anglia may be somewhat lacking in mountains, but that just makes the walking and cycling even better. There are 500 miles of coastline to explore, gently rolling countryside (it's not all flat!) and woodlands and forests that are perfect for both a long hike or a short stroll. There are lots of great places for bird-watching, especially near the water, both on the coast and on the fresh waters of the Broads.

One special feature of Norfolk especially is the unique pronunciation of place names: Wymondham is Windum, Happisburgh is Haysburgh, Tacolneston is Tackelston, and so it goes on!

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