Editor’s Choice Award: Seaside Hotel, The Good Hotel Guide 2017 (again!).
A 3-star, 2 AA Rosette Inn on the A149 coast road in Brancaster Staithe, The White Horse is undoubtedly one of the best places to stay or dine in the region (corroborated by it being named ‘Norfolk Hotel of the Year’ 2014 by The Good Hotel Guide, and receiving a César to boot).
It is located on an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with some of the most stunning panoramic views across tidal marshes and sandy beaches that you’ll see anywhere in North Norfolk. Sunsets seen from The White Horse terrace (and rises as well if you’re an early bird) are truly dazzling.
A coastal pub built in 1934, The White Horse has been refurbished and tastefully styled with chic, modern décor that perfectly complements its seashore setting. Plenty of natural materials and nautical blues, greys and whites create a calm, welcoming environment.
The White Horse has 15 large en-suite rooms that are uncluttered and contemporary, promoting total relaxation. They are beautifully decorated to reflect the colours of the surrounding seashore environment, with hues of blue, green, lavender and sand.
There are 7 rooms in the main building, including the split level ‘Room At The Top’, which has its own viewing terrace and telescope.
There are 8 rooms on the ground floor, all built into the natural contours of the land, with grass and sedum roofing that blends with the neighbouring marshland. Each has its own outside terrace. One of these has disable access and five are designated ‘Family Rooms’. Dogs are welcome in these rooms.
All rooms feature modern delights such as digital flat-screen TVs, coffee-making machines and free WiFi.
For dining, the light, airy conservatory restaurant overlooks the Norfolk Coastal Path and the tidal marsh beyond to Scolt Head Island, offering sweeping views. If you want to dine al fresco, the restaurant leads to a sun deck terrace or there is a gorgeously groomed sunken garden.
As if sleeping yards from the sea were not soothing enough, The White Horse can arrange for you to have a relaxing holistic therapy treatment in the comfort and privacy of your room. Fabulous.
Tariffs start from around £55 per person, per night, including breakfast.
Please visit The White Horse’s own website for further details about special offers and breaks.
The White Horse.
Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BY.
Tel: 01485 210262.