North Norfolk has always been a love of ours, from the idyllic countryside, hollyhock doorways, beautiful coastal paths and fabulous seafood; it has it all. In fact it gives Suffolk a run for its money.
Our stay at The White House certainly didn’t disappoint. Avidly watching the reconstruction and refurbishment of this beautiful building I was so excited to visit and see for myself, the beauty that has been reinvented in this wonderful house.
Situated a ten minute drive from Burnham Market and a stone throw away from the North Norfolk coastal road, its in a fabulous location. With eateries in abundance, quaint villages to visit and such a laid back family friendly vibe, this area is a real love of ours.
Finding the hotel was tricky, in actual fact our SatNat took us over a field track, yes a field. Fortunately in a four wheel drive our car could cope, but be aware. We later discovered there is a road route, just one our trusty Landrover nav couldn’t pick up. It turns out google maps are on the case!
You cannot fail to be wowed by this place. Its sits in an enviable position, in the middle of Sussex Farm, and when I say every last detail has been thought of, I mean EVERY LAST DETAIL.
The views from every door and window are breathtaking.
We stayed in room 9, which offered space for the four of us. Cleverly the room was designed with curtains separating the children space from the adults, which was great for privacy and handy for masking the sound of the kettle boiling and the television. A little excited were the children when they discovered complimentary haribo and hot chocolate for late night treats; and we were equally as happy with luxury biscuits and a great tea-pigs selection. Every room has a Nespresso machine and pods, a Roberts radio and beautifully luxurious Goose down and silk bedding. Plus, a Hypnos mattress. ONE HAPPY LADY.
I love that the children’s beds were ‘proper’ beds, not a sofa bed or ‘put me up’ which can sometimes be the case.
The details in the bathroom were equally as decadent. A fabulous shower, lovely complimentary toiletries, and yes, a roll top bath. Always on my must have list!
A real sense of trusting and respect is apparent at The White House. With 12 bedrooms, its possible to book one room, multiple rooms or book the entire house. Whichever way, the bar has an open trust policy, and likewise the other areas of the house are communal. You’re free to play board games, open a bottle of wine at your leisure or simply wander the grounds, whatever takes your fancy.
A well behaved dog is also welcome, we loved seeing Ted the cockapoo, running around outside and playing with the children.
The dining room was gorgeous, the breakfast menu extensive and ingredients all locally sourced. The attention to detail that has been applied to every aspect of this hotel is commendable.
So would I stay here again? Absolutely YES. Would I recommend, TOTALLY.
A wonderful night away to remember. We are all chomping at the bit to get back!
Thank you The White House, you didn’t disappoint.