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The Harper

Holt, Norfolk

Recharging the batteries at this North Norfolk hideaway could be just what is needed for a peaceful retreat from the daily grind.

The contemporary hotel, owned and operated by Sam Cutmore-Scott, opened in former glass blowing factory in 2021 in Langham, a pretty village just a mile inland from the coast at Blakeney, Norfolk.

The brick and flint-built barns, which were home to Langham Glass, have seen a remarkable transformation into this luxury hotel. And its success has been almost immediate.

In the latest Good Hotel Guide - the coveted César Awards are bestowed to the "12 best hotels of the year" and The Harper has been named the best in East Anglia.  It has also been ranked as one of the top 52 hotels in England to indulge in a festive treat according to Muddy Stilettos.

The hotels’ 32 bedrooms, with modern four poster beds, beckon for weekend breaks, midweek escapes or longer. Each room has everything you need for that getaway with digital radio, Netflix on the sleek LED TV, Casper mattresses, Nespresso machine even to the Negronis in the fridge.  

For families wanting that getaway there are also two cottages - entirely self-contained, a hop and a skip away from the front door.

Food is described as Cosmopolitan cooking with a Norfolk accent. The hotel restaurant Stanley’s, named after the family grandfather Stanley Harper Cutmore, has a huge focus on fresh ingredients while Ivy’s, the living room named after the family grandmother, offers that home from home feel with an all-day menu and a famous wine dispenser.

Guests can run the mile or so to the sea along the coast path or enjoy a leisurely walk soaking up the stunning coastal scenery. On return to the hotel enjoy the Spa at The Harper by dipping in the invigorating hot tub, or succumbing to the allure of the sauna, steam room and relaxing pool.

Key Information

  • NO. ROOMS: 32
  • PRICE RANGE: £££
  • DINING: Stanley's, Ivy's, The Yard
  • AMENITIES: Private bar, spa and restaurant
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 01328 805000
  • ADDRESS: North St, Langham, Holt NR25 7DH