A tremendous North Norfolk Coast country boutique hotel with great food.
Looking out over the coastal salt marshes, Titchwell Manor is about as comfortable and stylish place to enjoy the North Norfolk Coast as you will find. Fashioned out of a large and not especially distinguished redbrick Victorian farmhouse, it ticks all the right boxes for a short break, with 26 boutique rooms and a reputation for food that puts it head and shoulders above its competitors on a coast that's not exactly short of good places to eat.
First the rooms. There are nine rooms in the main building, with the rest arranged around the u-shaped stable block courtyard behind; they're all individually styled, with retro furniture, clean, crisp lines and a bold colour palette that makes you think of the sea. Pricewise, they range from the cheapest 'Good' doubles through 'Better and 'Best' up to the largest 'Signature' rooms. 'Good' rooms tend to be in the main house and be a bit smaller, with king-size beds; 'Better' and 'Best' rooms are in the stable block and a bit more contemporary, with king-size beds and (sometimes) sea views as well; 'Best' rooms have freestanding baths and separate showers, while Signature are naturally the largest and have complimentary soft drinks, Nespresso coffee machines and bluetooth speakers – and a couple have their own terraces with private hot tubs. All the rooms have good wifi, flatscreen Smart TVs, hairdryers and robes, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and spacious and recently updated en-suite bathrooms with White Company toiletries. It's nice to know also that around a third of the rooms are dog-friendly; Titchwell Manor is certainly a good place to bring your dog if you have one, with great walks in all directions, including the long-distance Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way. And if you come back to your room tired and a little sore, then the hotel has the perfect antidote – in-room massages and holistic therapies that will have you in dreamland.
As for the rest of the hotel, it's bright and contemporary, with a sunny coastal feel that is perfectly in tune with its seaside location. There are two restaurants, the casual, dog-friendly Eating Rooms and the more formal Conservatory, in both of which you can enjoy their 3 AA-rosette menu and on Sunday a groaning buffet and a choice of roasts. They serve a delicious breakfast and a popular afternoon tea every day in the Eating Rooms, and the hotel is also behind nearby Thornham's superb fish-and-chip shop, Eric's, which serves both traditional chippy offerings along with halloumi spinach arancini, Japanese style fish burger, battered king prawns and more.
A tremendous country hotel with great food, this really is the North Norfolk Coast at its best.