Home > TMC Guide To.. > Travel > TMC Guide To..Norfolk Post author By The Mum Club Post date 17 January 2022 TMC Guide To..Norfolk The Mum Club17 January 2022 Staycations have always been popular but especially now more than ever! TMC will be releasing guides to the best holiday destinations in the UK. Next up…Norfolk. Where To Stay The Harper – Langham There has been so much buzz about The Harper, and it is all totally justified! The Harper only opened in May 2021, and it is helping to put Norfolk back on the map as THE staycation destination of the year. The Harper is housed in a former glass factory in North Norfolk – the décor is relaxed and modern, with cosy corners, multiple bar areas and a lavish new spa. There are 32 rooms available at The Harper, divided into three categories: big, bigger, and biggest. They are all spacious offering coffee machines, Roberts radios, pre-made cocktails and luxurious toiletries. Make sure you book the spa when staying here – it’s simply fantastic and the perfect way to relax. Rooms from £190 The Chequers Inn – Thornham The Chequers Inn is a characterful 16th century pub-with-rooms in Thornham, right on the north Norfolk coast. The Chequers offers 11 rooms which retain character but are modern and luxurious. Every room offers smart TVs, cafetieres, ESPA toiletries and soft, fluffy bathrobes. The rooms come in four levels ranging from “Small Good Rooms” up to the “Best Rooms.” Many of the rooms can accommodate a cot or folding bed for older children. A highlight of your stay at The Chequers Inn will be the food. The newly refurbished restaurant is a warm and welcoming place to dine. The food is delicious and locally produced with a regularly changing seasonal menu. Rooms from £115 Congham Hall Hotel & Spa – Congham Congham Hall is a delightful Georgian manor house hotel set within 30 acres of parkland and extensive gardens, near to the Sandringham Estate and the stunning beaches of the north-west Norfolk coast. The gardens play an important role at Congham Hall as the homegrown produce is used in the restaurant, cut flowers are used to scent the rooms and seasonal herbs and fresh flowers are incorporated into signature treatments in the spa. It’s certainly worth spending a day in The Secret Garden Spa – there’s a 12-metre swimming pool, a thermal suite which includes a bio-sauna, an outside hot tub, experience showers and foot baths. Rooms from £159 Barefoot Retreats – North Norfolk Barefoot Retreats is a luxury holiday cottage rental agency that represents some of the most fabulous and luxurious holiday cottages and self-catering holiday homes in Norfolk. If you are holidaying with little ones, then we know that sometimes self-catering can be the easiest option and these holiday homes will certainly make for a memorable family break away. They have a variety of cottages and homes on offer in some of the best locations in Norfolk such as Brancaster, Burnham Market and Wells-next-the-Sea. Barefoot Retreats are incredibly helpful and more than happy to discuss all your holiday requirements so they can find the perfect property for you. Book Now Where To Eat The Gunton Arms – Near Cromer The Gunton Arms is a fabulous pub with rooms in a historic deer park near Cromer. The pub is partly owned by Stuart and Simone Tattersall, who formerly worked at Mark Hix’s restaurants in London. “They bring with them the Hix ethos of using local, seasonal produce and a style of cooking which is vigorous, and ingredient led.” Our menu highlights include roast sea trout fillet with seashore vegetables and Portland cockles, Ivor’s crab pasta with chilli and coriander and Gunton venison stew with herb baked dumpling – delicious! The décor is also a highlight of a visit to The Gunton Arms, it reflects its owner’s passion for art and has high-end contemporary works of art on display by Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and many more. Book Now Eric’s Fish and Chips – Holt You can’t visit the seaside and not have fish and chips! Eric’s Fish and Chips is situated in the market town of Holt and is something of an institution. The restaurant provides a relaxed family-friendly dining environment, and the fish and chips are superb! Book Now Morston Hall – Morston Holt Morston Hall is an intimate country house hotel, located two miles from Blakeney. It’s famed for its outstanding cuisine – the restaurant at Morston Hall has held a Michelin star for 21 consecutive years. The chef patron and owner, Galton Blackiston and head chef, Greg Anderson, create a seven-course tasting menu that changes every single day. Canapés are served at your table in the restaurant or outside in the gardens before the meal commences at 7:30pm. A typical menu may include Brancaster lobster ravioli, followed by wild sea bass with whey butter sauce then Richard Vaughan’s middle white suckling pig. The desserts are sensational such as the white chocolate, with sauternes and apricot. We’d always highly recommend finishing your meal with a visit to the cheese trolley! Book Now Orange Tree – Thornham The Orange Tree is a stylish pub with rooms nestled in the beautiful coastal village of Thornham. It’s a family-owned business and they offer top quality local produce in a laid-back environment. The restaurant is fantastic and thoroughly deserves all the awards that it keeps winning for its food! The kitchen team are constantly creating innovative new dishes and adding twists to old pub classics. The Orange Tree is especially well known for its local seafood dishes – it won an award for ‘Great British Seafood Pub Chef of the Year’ for the wild seabass and Norfolk razor clams dish on its menu. Book Now What To Do Holkham Hall & Estate – Wells-next-the-Sea Holkham Hall is a magnificent 18th-century country house and 25,000-acre estate located just outside Wells-next-the-sea. There is lots to see and do at Holkham, from a tour of the hall, to admiring the gardens and park and making the most of the excellent cafes and shops on the estate. We’d thoroughly recommend a trip to The Woodland Play Area. It’s a perfect place for an adventure! Visit Now Burnham Market Burnham Market is a delightful Georgian village, a mile inland from the coast. Around the picturesque village green, you will find a great mix of renowned restaurants and pubs including The Hoste Arms and The Nelson. There’s also an eclectic mix of over 30 local shops including specialist deli’s, galleries, clothes boutiques, and antique shops. It’s a charming and bustling village, incredibly popular with locals and tourists alike – including Prince William and Kate Middleton! Visit Now Brancaster Beach – Brancaster Norfolk is renowned for its breath-taking beaches but our top pick for a family trip would be Brancaster Beach. It’s wide expanse of golden sands is perfect for a family day out. The car park is conveniently close to the beach, there are toilets, and a refreshment kiosk with all your seaside essentials including ice-cream, teas and coffees, buckets, and spades! 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