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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?

Branleuse Thu 25-Apr-13 20:26:42

southwold, aldeburgh or walberswick

nowwearefour Thu 25-Apr-13 20:17:53

Lljkk I went for the old bakery as the windmill was full for one of the nights we wanted. But we are allowed to eat at the windmill so looking forward to it! Thanks for the tip off!

eminemmerdale Fri 12-Apr-13 19:26:43

george and dragon at Cley or Le strange arms at Old Hunstanton ( for those who haven't booked but want more tips grin )

lljkk Fri 12-Apr-13 19:22:00

Did you go for Cley windmill?

nowwearefour Fri 12-Apr-13 19:14:58


Blu Mon 08-Apr-13 23:31:07

And watch 6 of Britains 300 Marsh Harriers flying over Cley and Saltbpuse marshes. Fantastic huge birds.

nowwearefour Mon 08-Apr-13 20:28:30

hey that place looks totally fab lljkk! thank you! wow!

TomDudgeon Mon 08-Apr-13 16:15:32

Just bookmarked that lljkk
Looks good

lljkk Mon 08-Apr-13 16:13:27

Bird watching can be brilliant here, too, but may not be your thing. Cley Marshes good as both scenic & great for birding.

There's a B+B inside Cley Windpump, that's quite a scenic place to stay. My uncle & aunt loved it.

lljkk Mon 08-Apr-13 16:10:54

If you're fixed on this area then I'd think about doing what you can uniquely do here. May I suggest hiring some kayaks & exploring the Broads? Down waterways where no motorboats allowed. Canoeman is said to be good.

TomDudgeon Mon 08-Apr-13 13:41:11

Make sure you go out after dark and look up

nowwearefour Sun 07-Apr-13 22:08:33

I know lljkk but I want coast and haven't ever ever been to east Anglian coast.

lljkk Sat 06-Apr-13 15:23:43

Child free I wouldn't go to East Anglia.
I'd go to the Lake District & hit some mountains.
Or Peaks/Dales if Lakes are too far.
Or even moors rambling on the downs further south.

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

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

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)

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

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.

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

Looks good serin!

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

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

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

Blakeney Hotel is lovely and has a sea view!

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 ...

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

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

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)

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.

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.

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