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Crosskeys House
"thank you Bob and Mary, really enjoyed our time with you. You made us feel welcome and found our room very cosy. Breakfast was lovely and we will ..." More

Crosskeys House
"I have to say this is possibly the worst B&B I've ever stayed at albeit we too did not wait for breakfast and left fist thing in the morning. ..." More

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"In response to "Julie's" review in 2007 I would point out the following: The village "grenn" area (I assume she meant green) is like most playing fields in respect that dogs ..." More

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Just to the south of Downham Market in rural West Norfolk is the little village of Hilgay. The village is in the fens, and partly because of this, partly because of the architecture, has a feeling more akin to a rural Midlands village than a Norfolk one. The area is noted for its good fishing, sitting as it is on the peaceful river Wissey, with fenland drainage dykes nearby, and the lakes at Dents Farm. It is the fish in the area that attract the birds to Hilgay Heronry, a copse designated a site of special scientific interest for the 40 or so heron nests there. By the river is The Crosskeys, a pretty former coaching inn built in the 17th century. Just outside the village is All Saints church, well worth the walk. Here is a quaint and rather rustic lychgate somewhat at odds with the squat and solid church with its buttressed late-18th century tower housing eight bells. The church was restored in the 1860s, and within houses a memorial to Hilgay’s most famous son, Captain Manby, inventor of a method of rescuing sailors from ships that had run aground.

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Castle Hotel (2.82 miles)

Castle Hotel
The hotel has eleven letting bedrooms all with en suite facilities. This accommodation comprises of two four poster rooms both with Jacuzzi bath; four double bedded rooms; three twin bedded rooms; one family room with ... More | visit website
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Swan at Caves Farm Barns (5.54 miles)

Swan at Caves Farm Barns

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In the unique atmosphere of the Fens' landscape of huge skies, spectacular sunsets and fishing rivers, this cluster of quality barn conversions is the perfect place to ... More

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Timbers Hotel (6.11 miles)

Timbers Hotel

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Set in rolling countryside Timbers is a traditionally converted barn complex offering a warm and friendly welcome. We serve traditional food all day, every day from 12pm either in the ... More

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Magdalen House (7.14 miles)

Magdalen House

Magdalen House is a Georgian property built in 1829 and set in the heart of peaceful countryside in West Norfolk. The old part of the house retains many original features from what were once two ... More | visit website

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The Gate House (7.48 miles)

The Gate House
The Gate House is a modern home with beautifully presented, stylish bedrooms. A very short walk from Littleport railway station, with excellent rail services to Ely, Cambridge, London and Kings Lynn. For guests arriving by ... More | visit website
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Five Bells Hotel (7.50 miles)

Five Bells Hotel

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A traditional village property, this small, friendly inn is situated in the heart of Upwell, next to St. Peters church and opposite the village hall. Providing comfortable accommodation with homemade food ... More

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Treelea (10.79 miles)

Treelea

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We are a small family run business offering accomodation comprising of B&B or rooms only. We are set in 2.5 acres overlooking fields. We have an ornamental carp lake with ... More

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Elme Hall Hotel (10.94 miles)

Elme Hall Hotel
Elme Hall Hotel is ideally located just off the A47 trunk road between King's Lynn and Wisbech on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border. Situated within 3 acres of grounds, the Georgian style Hotel has been awarded a ... More | visit website
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Crown Hotel (11.78 miles)

Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel Mundford is situated in the heart of Thetford Forest in Norfolk, offering accommodation and fine dining. Our en-suite rooms extend around the main hotel building, all offering their own individual character, with well ... More | visit website
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Ramada Kings Lynn (11.86 miles)

Ramada Kings Lynn

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The Ramada King's Lynn is located in the historic port and market town of Kings Lynn, with easy access to Sandringham. We are 15 mins from the Hunstanton Snettisham kids park ... More

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