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A historic house dating from the 15th century which was once believed to be a smugglers inn has received a stylish contemporary new look as a hotel.

Fritton House, on the Somerleyton Estate, is found on the Norfolk/Suffolk border close to the coast and only a short drive from Southwold and other attractive coastal towns and villages. It is also well placed for people discovering the charming history of Norwich and the wide open expanse of the Norfolk Broads.

A £500,000 refurbishment has transformed the Grade II* listed building into a nine bedroom hotel with individually designed bedrooms and bathrooms throughout – giving a range of styles, moods and colours.

The hotel also has an informal and relaxed feel to the bar and restaurant areas and the terrace is perfect for summer dining. The hotel has a policy of using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients for a changing menu which combines traditional favourites with innovative and imaginative dishes.

The man behind this new enterprise is the Hon Hugh Crossley from the Somerleyton Estate who explains his approach: “We wanted to create a hotel which would combine a contemporary style with a very relaxed and welcoming environment. People live at such a pace these days that when they do have the chance for a break they want to feel totally relaxed and be pampered with wonderful bedrooms and bathrooms. We believe Fritton House will provide this for visitors throughout the year.”

For people choosing a more energetic holiday or short break there is a wealth of activities close by. There are many woodland walks around the 2 ½ mile long Fritton Lake; there is nine hole pitch and putt course and a host of water based activities ranging from fishing to boating.

For families bringing young children, there is a visitor centre close by which will keep children entertained for many hours and the coast is just five miles away.

Fritton is perfectly situated to explore this rural and appealing part of East Anglia and as well as Southwold you can explore coastal delights such as Walberswick and Dunwich.


Hotel information:

Hotel manager: Sarah Winterton
Consultant chef: Brendan Asbro Head Chef: Alan Leech
Telephone: 01493 484008 Facsimile: 01493 488355
Address: Fritton House Hotel, Church Lane, Fritton, Norfolk NR31 9HA


Room rates for bedroom and breakfast:
Double rooms from £110.00
Family suites available
Midweek and corporate rates available subject to availability

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Mary Rudd/Arabella Brodie
Mary Rudd PR
Tel: 01362 821415

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