Blow the cob­webs away at the coast

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For an au­tumn week­end that ticks all the boxes, you can’t go wrong with Nor­folk’s The Hoste ho­tel in pretty Burn­ham Mar­ket. A bou­tique bolt­hole that blends old and new, there’s an at­mo­spheric 16th­cen­tury wood-pan­elled pub at the front, with a gar­den room ex­ten­sion over­look­ing a pretty court­yard gar­den at the back.

Food at the ho­tel is a big draw, with sea­sonal Bri­tish menus fea­tur­ing lo­cal pro­duce such as Bran­caster oys­ters, Cromer crab and sam­phire from the nearby marshes. If you fancy a lit­tle R&R, there’s a bi­jou and very comfy cin­ema (free to guests) that will keep you en­ter­tained on evenings and rainy days, while The Hoste Beauty Spa has a good range of pam­per­ing treat­ments. And the ho­tel even wel­comes dogs if you travel with a four-legged friend.

Lord Nel­son is a lo­cal hero (he was born a mile away in Burn­ham Thorpe) so, for a treat, stay in The Hoste’s Room 5 – com­plete with four-poster bed – where Nel­son stayed with his Lady Hamil­ton.

Burn­ham Mar­ket it­self is su­per-cute with lovely in­de­pen­dent shops and gal­leries, or to blow the cob­webs away, head to the beach at Bran­caster for the amaz­ing sweep of sand. Well­snext-the-sea also has a glo­ri­ous beach with brightly painted huts and is a great stop­ping-off point for ul­tra-fresh fish and chips.


● The Hoste costs from £140 per night for a dou­ble (01328 738777; the­

Colour­ful beach huts at Wells-next-the-sea A suite at The Hoste ho­tel in Burn­ham Mar­ket

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