Proud of its idyllic countryside and Victorian seaside resorts, Norfolk is quickly developing into one of the nation's foremost holiday spots. Not far from London, the eastern county is particularly popular with those looking to escape from the city and unwind in a peaceful and beautiful environment close to the sea. Of course, the county's impressive selection of exclusive luxury hotels makes it that bit more appealing.
Even with a list of facilities as long as your arm, no luxury hotel worth visiting is housed in a mundane building. All the finest luxury hotels in Norfolk are set within grand properties, often surrounded by tranquil, gorgeous gardens.
Brastred's is a boutique B&B which serves as a perfect example of the kind of opulence on offer in this spectacular county. The period property houses a number of individually themed rooms and is adjoined to one of the county's best restaurants.
One glimpse of the luscious Norfolk countryside and you'll understand immediately why the county is so popular with golfers. While there are plenty of first-rate golf courses dotted around the county (the north coast, in particular), a number of Norfolk's most lavish hotels actually have their own course.
Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club is a refined four-star resort which gives guests access to a challenging golf course, complete with driving range and putting green. There's also an exquisite restaurant within the hotel.
Kick Back in the Spa
Booking into a luxury hotel is all about indulgence. If exquisite grounds and the tranquillity of the Norfolk countryside aren't quite enough to help you fully unwind, Norfolk's spa hotels might just be the answer.
Dunston Hall boasts its own spa and health centre. With a range of holistic therapies and beauty treatments to choose from, this rural hotel is guaranteed to help guests find total relaxation during their stay. There's also a good-sized indoor swimming pool, which is flanked by a state of the art sauna and steam room. The stunning hotel is set within ample grounds, which makes it an ideal choice for a wedding venue.