Best country house hotels in East Anglia

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Best country house hotels in East Anglia

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Congham Hall

Congham Hall

King's Lynn

Renowned for its herb garden, with some 400 varieties, this Georgian merchant's manor house is set in 30 acres of Norfolk parkland.
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In serene countryside, this well-restored old farmhouse, with many features dating from the 15th century, stands in large, landscaped gardens.
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Talbooth House & Spa

Talbooth House & Spa

DEDHAM

The Milsom family’s Victorian country house hotel in Dedham Vale, in the heart of Constable country, has been subtly rebranded with the addition of a spa by the pool house.
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Strattons

Strattons

Swaffham

There is ‘an air of a chic curiosity shop’ about this singular hotel with café/deli, centred on a Palladian-style villa, up a narrow lane, where resident cats sun themselves on the front lawn. As the Guide went to press, Stratton’s announced it was being sold.
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  • wifi
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Dedham Hall

Dedham Hall

Colchester

'An extremely relaxing weekend' is on offer at Wendy and Jim Sarton's characterful timber-frame manor house in deepest Constable country, where residential art courses are a big draw.
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  • veganfriendly
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Norfolk Mead

Norfolk Mead

Norwich

A superb base for exploring the surrounding Norfolk Broads, this country-house hotel in a ‘beautiful Georgian building’ has a private lake and gardens on the River Bure.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
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  • parking
  • spa
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The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms

Thorpe Market

‘A fun take on a gallery crossed with an old boozer, and a good-value one at that’, this former steward’s house in a 1,000-acre deer park is an ‘anything-but-traditional’ pub-with-rooms, say inspectors.
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  • historic
  • view
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
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  • wildlife_watching
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  • foodie
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • good_value
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Magazine Wood

Magazine Wood

Hunstanton

In a swath of green countryside, Pip and Jonathan Barber’s chic B&B looks over the village towards the Norfolk coast.
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  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • spa
  • wildlife_watching
  • country_house
  • golf
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The Dial House

The Dial House

Norwich

Highly idiosyncratic and seriously fun, this hotel features bedrooms themed on the Georgian Grand Tour and Victorian global gallivanting.
  • child_friendly
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
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  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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Sopwell House Hotel

Sopwell House Hotel

St Albans

A favourite hangout of the England football team, the former home of Lord Louis Mountbatten is ‘well-run’, with contemporary bedrooms, cosseting suites, a good choice of eating and drinking spaces, and a magnificent spa.
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  • garden
  • gym
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
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The Pheasant

The Pheasant

Kelling

Amid a sprawling estate of woods and parkland, this country house hotel is a relaxed, unstuffy retreat with classically styled bedrooms and a restaurant serving estate-grown produce on a daily changing menu.
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  • dog_friendly
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  • veganfriendly
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • golf
  • weddings
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  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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The Old Hall

The Old Hall

Ely

Rebuilt from the ruins of a Jacobean hall, with views of Ely Cathedral, this luxury hotel and events venue has spacious, contemporary bedrooms, charcuterie sharing plates, and à la carte dining in the Orangery.
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  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • weddings
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • honeymoon
  • wildlife_watching
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The Dabbling Duck

The Dabbling Duck

GREAT MASSINGHAM

They have all their ducks in a row at this wisteria-decked gastropub-with-rooms overlooking the green in a village where mallards glide on old abbey fishponds.
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  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
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  • foodie
  • golf
  • walking
  • wifi
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • garden
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching

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Best country house hotels in East Anglia

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Hintlesham Hall

Hintlesham Hall

Ipswich

One hundred and seventy-five acres of rolling countryside surround this Grade I listed country house, with opportunities for golf, clay pigeon shooting and boundless walks; treatments and a Jacuzzi in the restful spa. Characterful bedrooms, some timbered, some panelled, have four-poster canopy beds. Fine dining menus in Carrier’s restaurant make use of fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden.
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Last updated: March 08, 2023