Suffolk/ Norfolk coast where to stay for special weekend away?

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nowwearefour Thu 04-Apr-13 20:51:25

Anyone got any tips for a child free weekend?

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Fairylea Thu 04-Apr-13 21:11:16

Southwold is pretty. And quiet. No arcades or whatever but a nice beach and some nice coffee shops etc.

Lowestoft is a bit louder and a few arcades.

Yarmouth is full on kiss me quick seaside!

nowwearefour Thu 04-Apr-13 21:15:17

Thanks. helpful. Do you know any special hotels there?

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Blu Thu 04-Apr-13 21:18:03

What sort of thing do you fancy?

Aldeburgh is lovely - nice town, fish sheds on the beach, cultural things going on, near to Snape Maltings, good walks.

Southwold - lovely

N Norfolk Coast - more wild and remote, brilliant beaches and walks, some nice places to stay and eat... villages like Blakeney, or Burnham Market.

milkwasabadchoice Thu 04-Apr-13 21:20:03

aldeburgh - fab fish and chips, lots of adnams, pretty coast. lovely.

I've never stayed at Southwold but it was lovely too when we I visited.

Fairylea Thu 04-Apr-13 21:20:57

No hotels sorry but try Norfolk cottages or suchlike - my ex mil hired a lovely little cottage in southwold not far from the beach at all instead of a hotel and it was really nice.

Hopeforever Thu 04-Apr-13 21:23:27

We loved this pub/hotel when we had a child free weekend

Amazing food, beautiful location, friendly staff, comfy rooms. Ask for the bedroom with sea views out of two sides

Hopeforever Thu 04-Apr-13 21:24:18

It's between Southwold and Aldeborough

Charmingbaker Thu 04-Apr-13 21:24:23

Morston Hall in North Norfolk is lovely, amazing food ( it has a Michelin star), great rooms with your own patio and good location, though it isn't cheap. The nearby Hoste Arms in Burnham Market is also great.

Diamondcassis Thu 04-Apr-13 21:24:32

N Norfolk - Cottages on Holkham estate are lovely but sadly being refurbed. Moreston Hall is gorgeous.

Blu Thu 04-Apr-13 21:29:08

Morston Hall

The Hoste Arms

Have good reputations locally.

(I haven't been)

I have eaten here - nice food, some of the rooms have wonderful views

good reputation - I have had a great sunday lunch here, dining room very trad, the village also has 2 other great p[laces to eat

In general N Norfolk is short on indoor attractions - a couple of lovely NT houses..and good coastal and rural pubs. Nice shopping small towns like Holt or Burnham Market, a lively quay at Wells, and walking, birdwatching, a trip to see the seals at Blakeney point, and generally watching the world go by.

nowwearefour Thu 04-Apr-13 21:31:59

Ooooh some fab recommendations there! Thank you so much. Will show dh

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domesticslattern Thu 04-Apr-13 21:32:03

You could try the George in Rye? Have only walked past it myself, but their website makes it look lush.

Hassled Thu 04-Apr-13 21:34:06

The George in Cley is good.
Hoste Arms - a bit up its own arse but I do love Burnham Market. Lovely rooms, nice food.

TomDudgeon Thu 04-Apr-13 21:49:51

Do you want posh an uppity like the hoste and byfords it do you want nicely done, quiet and lovely like the
The crowne in long melford?

Would you like the coast or historical or gaudy?
The cottages at tattersett are lovely (I used to know the owner)

Troubleintmill Thu 04-Apr-13 21:51:53

Look on Sawdays Special places to stay website. Should find something there.

nowwearefour Thu 04-Apr-13 22:25:28

Really I want a sea view!
With options to hike/ eat/ sit and watch world go by etc ...

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serin Thu 04-Apr-13 22:32:13

Blakeney Hotel is lovely and has a sea view!

serin Thu 04-Apr-13 22:33:36

Well its sort of an estuary view really but don't let that put you off!

nowwearefour Thu 04-Apr-13 22:35:17

Looks good serin!

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serin Thu 04-Apr-13 22:42:55

It is really lovely, we like to watch kids playing in the mud along the quayside, they get absolutely filthy but wouldn't fancy taking ours back into the hotel in that state. Click the 'children' link on their site to see what I mean.

The tide comes right in so it has the feel of a very quiet, very English seaside village.

You can also crab on the quayside if the fancy arises grin or just watch others having a go!

Not far from Cley (Bird reserve with great boardwalks) and excellent bookshops to browse in.

TomDudgeon Thu 04-Apr-13 23:56:20

The white horse at blakeney does good food too
That bit of coast road is my favourite. Dh takes me for drives along it when I need cheering up

Blu Fri 05-Apr-13 11:02:23

Oi, I linked to the Blakeney Hotel! grin

The Moorings in Blakeney does excellent food, too.

In fact if you eat at the White Horse make sure it is the f/t chef not the cover on the head chef's night off. My family had a v bad experience this winter on the Chef's night off. (Monday)

nowwearefour Fri 05-Apr-13 22:24:23

And blu! Thanks! Still trying to get dh to focus on this but getting some ideas!

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