For a quick escape, the north Norfolk coast provides the perfect option, being less than a 2 hour drive from Leicester. But with hotels and guest houses a plenty where should you choose to stay? We visited Titchwell Manor to discover exactly why it’s one of the best options for a couples’ break away.

Nestled in between Thornham and Brancaster, Titchwell Manor offers beautifully presented accommodation mixed with superb dining. Passing through Heacham, Hunstanton and Thornham en route, there’s no shortage of scenic stop offs on the journey – any excuse for a stroll along the beach.

titchwell manor Norfolk
The hotel’s welcome reception area

Titchwell Manor, whilst set back from the sea, provides a wonderful option for exploring the coast and beautiful neighbouring Norfolk villages. The hotel itself comprises a fine dining restaurant, bar area with separate food options and and 26 bedrooms. Included within those are their signature Garden Rooms, which are situated outside around the hotel’s own herb garden. Book into one or these and you’re in for a treat.

titchwell manor norfolk
The wonderfully welcoming Garden Rooms

The Garden Rooms are beautifully presented, with stripped wooden floors, welcoming furniture, a vintage style dressing table and double doors leading to your own small private terrace with a hot tub. Even in the winter months you’ll be able to enjoy sinking into that!

titchwell manor norfolk
The private hot tub in the Garden Rooms

On top of the visually beautiful furnishings the hotel also provides an inclusive mini bar containing bottled beers and soft drinks, coffee machine and a small decanter of spirit on the dressing table. It’s these extra little touches that really make Titchwell stand out.

titchwell manor norfolk
The beautifully presented Garden Rooms with decanter on the dressing table

So what is there to do? Well being located along the coastline there is no shortage of places to visit. Just a 10 minute drive away is Burnham Market (or “Chelsea on Sea” as it’s often referred) with its village green lined with Joules, Jack Wills and award winning pubs and restaurants. Or how about a pub hop along the Coastal Path? Ask at reception for details of where to begin. Or if you fancy a good old English seaside day out then just 20 minutes away you’ll find Hunstanton with all an English seaside has to offer.

Hunstanton pony rides

Titchwell Manor provides the perfect base and a relaxing escape for that perfect couples weekend away. Extra beds can be added for family rooms and you can also take the dog, although please note that only certain rooms are doggy friendly so check it out before you book. Dogs are greeted on arrival with their own dog bed, towel, biscuits and walking map, lucky little scamps.

titchwell manor norfolk

Whilst neighbouring Thornham and Brancaster Staithe both boast their own award winning restaurants we certainly recommend that you sample the hotel’s own dining facilities.

During the evening the restaurant offers 2 menus, one fine dining and another with what we’d term “high end pub classics”, which reflect their food service in the bar area. Luckily you’re able to pick and choose courses from both menus together, meaning you get to sample the best of both. Along with the hotel’s breakfast, the quality of fresh ingredients used is evident in every dish.

titchwell manor norfolk
The freshly prepared and wonderfully light Lemon Meringue served in the restaurant

If you’re in need of a little relaxation, not too far from home, then Titchwell Manor is a perfect option and comes highly recommended.

Rooms start from £185 (based on 2 sharing) for dinner, bed and breakfast, which includes a £42 dinner allocation per person.  Dogs are charged at £15 per dog per night. 

For full information on the room options and to book please visit the Titchwell Manor website.

Many thanks to Titchwell Manor for inviting us to stay and review the hotel. There was no obligation to give a positive review and all opinions are our own.