Located at Burnham Market, an area known for its buzzing social scene, The Hoste is one of the best places to stay in Norfolk for a wonderful summer experience. North Norfolk is always good to explore this time of the year. Here, visitors will find no shortage of beautiful scenery, lush and wildlife-filled nature, historical sites, and even some of the U.K.’s finest beaches. It is the place to be for people who want the best summer experience and the ultimate coastal escape. Stay at The Hoste to experience all these and more.
North Norfolk has always held a special place in the hearts of members of the royal family as they regularly head to the Sandringham Estate to decamp. Even The Queen is known to love visits to the countryside in the warm months of summer. The Hoste is located just fifteen minutes away from the estate’s 60 acres of beautiful gardens and grand house. Another location to visit which has ties to royalty include Houghton Hall, home of the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley where guests can enjoy the LightScape by American artist James Turell. The LightScape is a bespoke light installation that illuminates the entire west façade of Houghton Hall at dusk every Friday and Saturday evening until October.
The Hoste was frequented by Burnham Thorpe-born Lord Horatio Nelson, the highly honoured British flag officer of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Guests can experience walking in his footsteps on the two-mile walk known as “Nelson’s Village” from his childhood home and the pub where he had his farewell dinner.
A short twenty-minute drive from The Hoste is the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, a 700-acre outdoor area of meandering nature trails and romantic woodland walks. North Norfolk is also home to some of the finest British wildlife including seals and their pups along the coasts and sandbanks of Blakeney Point. Norfolk’s Holkham Beach, voted best beach in the Coast Awards for three years running, is also another popular tourist destination because of its golden sands, grass covered dunes, and pinewoods which make for a beautiful, romantic scene. Brancaster Beach is also just nearby.
Thirty minutes away from The Hoste is the Snettisham Park, a 329-acre working farm where visitors can experience being a farmer for a day. Lamb feeding, collecting eggs, joining a deer safari, trekking on nature trails and pony riding are some of the activities offered here.
The Hoste is an historic hotel in Norfolk known for its unique accommodation options, traditional panelled bar and fine restaurant that serves seasonal local food. It is located only a few miles away from the Royal Coast and offers a luxurious Beauty Spa.