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A beautiful, contemporary B&B with unique and comfortable rooms – and a great breakfast! 

Tinsmith's House

23 Oakfield Road Aylsham Norfolk NR11 6AL 01263 586 187

We say

Paul Vater and Paul Barratt swapped their lives in trendy north London a couple of years ago to settle down in Aylsham, Norfolk, buying this very stylish three-storey house and workshop, which was indeed originally the local tinsmith's, and making it into a beautiful and highly desirable boutique B&B. Our guess is it will be pretty much unlike anywhere else you will have stayed, particularly in what is largely an undiscovered part of north Norfolk. There are just two rooms, simply furnished, bright, spacious and contemporary, which like the rest of the house provide ample display space for the couple's collection of modern and contemporary art. Breakfast is taken in a rather retro-style sun-room that overlooks the garden and you can hang out as much or as little as you like in the downstairs living room, which is stuffed with books on interesting subjects and yet more art and intriguing objects. One of the rooms has an en-suite bathroom and digital radio and CD player, while the other has a DVD player and TV and its own bathroom across the hall. There's also free wifi throughout, and breakfast is fab – and fastidiously locally sourced. One other thing: you will be sharing the house (though not your bedroom) with Dusty and Cleo – two gorgeous Labradoodles who manage to make the place feel even more like home (though of course it means you can't bring your own pooch). All in all a beautiful place to stay, and bang in the centre of Aylsham. 

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