Out & About
Staycations – August
A great way to get away, the staycation is… well, here to stay. Either staying local or exploring the UK a little further a field you will never be disappointed in what our great country has to offer. Especially in the new Covid-world we all find ourselves living in, you can avoid the airports, queues, long travelling and the restrictions by taking a well earned rest closer to home. When you stop and think about what is really important is it worth losing the time and energy preparing for a trip abroad when you can spend the time more wisely with your loved ones on a super staycation?
A luxury, laid-back country escape which is only a few miles away from the coast near Blakeney. Not only one of the best boutique hotels in the area, but in the UK. Set in a beautifully restored glassblowing workshop, this one-of-a-kind, residents-only retreat offers peace and privacy. With relaxed, all-day dining and a private pool and spa you won’t be disapointed. The 32 beautifully crafted bedrooms exude an understated luxury that is perfectly paired with the wonderful landscape the hotel occupies. The sweeping sands nearby entice at any time of year, and still ideal for al fresco eats in The Yard, with a fire pit to keep things cosy as the sun goes down. A hotel not to be missed for guests near and far alike.
The Hog Hotel
This luxury boutique hotel in Pakefield, situated on the Suffolk coast has a No. 1 rating on Trip Advisor. The excellent restaurant and bar is complemented by sixteen beautifully designed, newly renovated bedrooms and suites. The Hog Hotel also has a number of outside rooms which are pet friendly, which must be booked in advance as pets are not permitted in the main building. The disabled access ground floor studio suite comes complete with wetroom, hand rails, access ramp and dedicated parking. With a great selection of food on offer you certainly won’t go hungry, although it is worth noting that it is advisable to book a table in the restaurant in advance because it is very popular.
The well-known and iconic village of Walberswick has attraced visitors for many years, so why not stay in one of The Anchor’s 10 fabulous bedrooms, including four which are situated upstairs in the Arts and Craft building; each with a unique view overlooking different aspects of the village or towards the sea. The beautiful hotel is situated in the heart of the vilage and is the perfect base to explore the area where you can enjoy the picturesque settings of the beach huts and dunes. A stone’s throw from the main building are a further six large chalets situated in the gardens which provide a quiet and comfortable refuge to relax. The restaurant offers a good selection of locally-sourced fayre. The bar has an excellent selection on offer including an amazing wine list which features 100 drop-dead delicious wines from some of the earth’s most inspired winemakers. What’s not to like?