Historic Accommodation in East Anglia

Covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Step back in time to an area of history and outstanding natural beauty: unspoilt coastal villages and delightful rural farmland. Enjoy messing about with boats on the Norfolk Broads. Visit the historic cathedral city of Ely and the colleges of Cambridge.

Discover some very special places to stay. Unique, unusual, emotive of times past, yet with all modern conveniences – experience the history and heritage of Britain first hand. Stay in a castle – or a romantic cottage for two – or tour a region of Britain by boat.

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Lighthouse Cottage

Happisburgh, nr. Cromer, Norfolk.

Sleeps 5. Built in 1791, this listed former lighthouse keepers’ cottage stands in a superb coastal location adjoining Happisburgh’s working lighthouse. With extensive sea views to enjoy, it offers well-equipped, comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: CWD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Old Bakery

Little Downham, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 7. Within a 30-minute drive of the city of Cambridge, this pretty detached cottage was once the village bakery. Now totally renovated, it provides a spacious, bright and airy holiday home, providing all modern amenitites. Cottage Code: RW6.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

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The Barns Hotel

The Barns Hotel, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SA.

The four star Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location within 3 acres of landscape gardens. The hotel restaurant’s menu is overseen by a Michelin starred chef. As a side note, Samuel Whitbread (of brewing fame) was born here in 1720!

  • 13th Century

The Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel, Long Melford, near Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9JG.

Situated on Long Melford’s High Street, this fine timbered building has a history dating back over 500 years and has been an inn since 1580. With its moulded oak beams, open fires and period furniture, it was originally built for a wealthy wool merchant.

  • 15th Century

The Swan Hotel & Spa

The Swan, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QA.

The Swan Hotel is one of East Anglia’s best known hotels, dating back to the 14th century and incorporates several notable buildings, including an Elizabethan house and Lavenham’s former Wool Hall. The hotel has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for fine food.

  • 15th Century

Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1RW.

The four star rated Bedford Swan Hotel is situated in the centre of Bedford overlooking the river. Full of history and character, the stunning bedrooms feature air conditioning and flatscreen TVs. There is also a swimming pool and jacuzzi.

  • 18th Century

Hotel du Vin Cambridge

Hotel du Vin, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1QA.

Hotel du Vin is ideally located in the centre of Cambridge and boasts 41 bedrooms and suites. Facilities include a French-style cellar bar & bistro, eclectic furnishings, Egyptian linen, monsoon-like showers and handsprung mattresses.

  • 19th Century

The Pheasant Hotel

The Pheasant Hotel, Kelling, nr. Sheringham, Norfolk, NR25 7EG.

Set in picturesque countryside on the North Norfolk Coast, the award winning Pheasant Hotel and Restaurant is just a short stroll from the nearest beach. This pretty Georgian country house hotel offers 32 luxuriously decorated, en suite rooms.

  • 18th Century

White Hart Inn

White Hart Inn, Ufford, Cambridgeshire, PE9 3BH.

Serving food produced on its own farm, this traditional stone built 17th century inn offers an attractive mix of original features and modern comforts. Set in the pretty village Ufford, just 5 miles from the picturesque town of Stamford.

  • 17th Century

Seckford Hall Hotel

Seckford Hall Hotel, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6NU.

Seckford Hall is a historic hotel boasting features such as Tudor arches, beautiful gardens, and most importantly, luxury four star accommodation. The oak panelled dining room is perfect for a relaxing and romantic evening meal.

  • 16th Century

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

Quy Mill, Stow-Cum-Quy, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9AF.

This wonderfully secluded, grade II listed former watermill now offers 51 en suite rooms, some with four poster beds and spa baths. First mentioned in the Domesday Book.of 1086, today guests can enjoy award winning dining from the 2 AA Rosette kitchen.

  • 11th Century

Crown and Castle

Crown and Castle, Orford, Suffolk, IP12 2LJ.

Just metres away from the magnificent 12th century Orford Castle, the Crown and Castle offers 21 elegant bedrooms and an award winning bistro. Set in the pretty village of Orford, on the beautiful Suffolk coast, convenient for the Sutton Hoo exhibition.

  • 16th Century