Norfolk B&B

Norfolk Bed & Breakfast

Once they were feared, traditional seaside landladies, back in the industrial past when whole towns would close down; and head for the coast on mass. The B&B industry did a roaring trade people escaped to the seaside and accepted the conditions of the guesthouse for whatever they were.

Times change after a long spell of being unfashionable B&B’s are now often considered trendy, chic even described often as boutique, how the times have changed.

Making Ready courtesy Kyrs Leach
Making Ready courtesy Kyrs Leach

We as a nation covet lifestyle; so much of our television promotes homes, design, and even a programme called “four in a bed” follows the fortune of Bed & Breakfast operators from different parts of the country, staying in each others guest houses and then critically appraising each with a winning house each week voted for by the other participants.

The name of the game is comfort. Every modern electrical appliance can be found, the showers are power, the baths like those of a spa. The operators have to compete hard for business and at the top end of the market they can truly compete with the most modern hotels.

Not only have the rooms had the treatment, read many of the websites, blogs and newsletters of bed and breakfast establishments and you begin to realise that the catering and menus offered are also taken very seriously indeed.

Fantastic tables laid with style and panache and a menu that would satisfy the gourmand.

However, when we straw polled our prospective clientele the survey said that over ninety percent of us would still prefer the traditional English Breakfast, a good old fry up.

So if you would like a weekend in the country and a great five-mile English breakfast, Norfolk sausages, Papworth’s bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast come to Meadowside Barn North Norfolk.

Five-mile? All ingredients have traveled no further… we are measuring our carbon footprint, but that’s a whole new story…

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A Norfolk B&B

A Norfolk B&B

In the Northeast corner of Norfolk between Cromer (twelve o’clock) and Great Yarmouth (three o’clock) nestled between ‘The Broads’ to the south and the North Sea sits North Walsham and its surrounding 25 parishes.

This is true North Norfolk not trendy and chic like the area to the west but a real old-fashioned local community, countryside, farming and seashore villages nestle closely together sitting out exposed to the elements of the often-brutal North Sea.

The beaches are unspoiled often empty and have a good standard of cleanliness. The kind of place where on a winter stroll between communities like Walcott and Happisburgh you can walk and feel you are the only soul in the world. The sea crashing on the shore, the sea defenses standing up proudly to the oncoming tide. Once you cover the two-mile distance between the two hamlets the sea defense no longer stands up strongly and the residents of Happisburgh have felt the mighty force of the tide, great swathes of land have fallen over the cliffs taking peoples homes and livelihood with it.

Norfolk Hay Stacks
Norfolk Hay Stacks

A great place to visit for a short break discover the outdoors life, beaches and pubs. The ideal base would be one of the numerous Bed & Breakfast establishments that operate in and around the villages. The choice of premises you can stay is vast.

There are stately homes, farmhouses, coach houses, rectories, modern homes and converted barns. The area has something to suit all tastes and pockets. It is acknowledged that the quality of the B&B’s is high; the “TripAdvisor” reports vouch for that.

A newcomer in 2011 Barn and Beach’s operation; it offers Bed & Breakfast and self-catering holidays. For a short break of say two to three days Bed & Breakfast is the preferred option, your needs are catered for leaving you to make the nice decisions like ‘where shall we go today’ after a long beach walk come in from the cold to a roaring fire and an afternoon tea before retiring to your room to enjoy the peace and quiet that the countryside around Ridlington offers.

Barn & Beach’s Meadowside Barn bed & breakfast operation will be operating through summer autumn and into the winter, a great place to stay and enjoy whatever the season.

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