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We hope all our guests feel that they get the red carpet experience when they stay with us – but did you know our village played a starring role in the winning of three Oscars? In 1976, the makers of the film Julia – starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep and Jason Robards – were looking for a location which could pass for the American resort of Cape Cod in the 1930s. Their location s...

Think about a beach. What comes to mind? Miles of soft white sand lapped by gentle turquoise waves? Sun on your skin? A parasol moved by a soft breeze? Making sandcastles; eating ice cream; paddling in the shallows; sunburned shoulders? Sounds lovely. But some of us yearn for a different scenario. Our beach is wide and empty. There are miles of soft sand, but ours is pounded by rolling surf. The s...

Most people enjoy a tipple while they’re on holiday.  A nice Beaujolais in France; a glass of ouzo in Greece; a warming grappa in Italy...But what of Norfolk? What can you have to really get a taste of the place? We may not have a regional speciality, but we are home to some amazing local gins, some award-winning beers and a wine which was voted the best in the world. We also have our own whisky. ...

Instead of making a resolution to join a gym this year, make a resolution to get out and about. And, as brand ambassador Digby would tell you, a long walk in the winter sunshine when you’re wrapped up warm, with the promise of a hot chocolate or pub lunch at the end of it, is a lot nicer than an hour on a treadmill in a sweaty gym. Winterton is an ideal location to help you keep on track as you’re...

December is a magical month and we are all gearing up for the festive season – but are you aware of the big part Norfolk plays in everyone’s Christmas? Take the turkey. It’s the centrepiece of most festive dinners and we “gobble” our way through around 10 million of them every year. Norfolk Blacks are considered by many to be the best – for both taste and the way they are reared. It is said that t...