Easy escapes: The Harper, Norfolk!

Stripped back luxury around the Norfolk Coast…

Miles from Norfolk’s seaside spots of Morston and Blakeney you come across the little but perfectly created village of Langham, the place to find the stone and flint built former glassblowing warehouse that’s the Harper.

Annually into its infancy, The Harper has well and truly cemented itself around the luxury boutique hotel list with almost every other publication passing on rave reviews we think it is prime here we are at us to pay for them a trip too.

The 32 room hotel effortlessly seems to combine rustic country coping with 5* luxury modernity, there is nothing an excessive amount of difficulties for the nice and cozy and welcoming staff and to be honest we battled to locate anything bad to state!

The Rooms

Rooms are often categorised into Big, Bigger and Greatest. We remained within the bigger rooms but all include comfy four poster beds and casper mattresses which had us never seeking to get up. All encompassing arm chairs and blankets invite you to definitely cuddle up while watching TV and it might be rude to not sample among the cocktails in the complimentary small bar. The bathrooms are attired with the latest mod cons and luxury products and also the monsoon showers are adequately sized not less than 2 averagely sized humans. Apart from some slightly average artwork there is absolutely nothing to dissatisfy.

The Meals

The Harper’s primary restaurant Stanley’s describes itself as “cosmopolitan cooking having a Norfolk accent”, tantalising your tastebuds with fresh local produce for example hands dived scallops with Norfolk samphire or even the Holkham haunch of venison. Drinks are usually offered within the Bar but additionally there’s The Living room filled with billiard table, TV and games or a relaxed fireside tipple mind to the high Ivy’s. Festooned with fairly lights and private fire bowls The Yard sits in the center from the hotel and it is a welcome place for alfresco dining. We’ll be revisiting within the summer time whenever we think the area is bound to enter into its very own.

With all of that stated, the Harper doesn’t follow tradition like other hotels and to tell the truth you are able to dine almost wherever you admire and also the staff goes to each effort to make sure your comfort.

The Health spa

A health spa of grand proportions it’s not. Quality not quantity may be the ethos in the Harper with a number of treatment rooms, pool and jacuzzi, sauna and steam. During the time of our visit visitors were asked to reserve private 30 minutes slots (being an additional Covid precaution) and thus effective it’s been In my opinion it’s an exercise they might continue. Follow our lead and book the sports massage or Swedish massage for 55 minutes of pure indulgence.

The Region

Pop in your walking boots and go ahead and take 30m minute stroll across the primary road lower to Morston and along towards the National Trust Blakeney Nature Reserve. Place a few of the local bird existence or visit a nearby boat tour with the hope of recognizing seals. The Anchor Inn at Morston can offer enjoyable nutrition to fuel the return leg.

Further afield begin the vehicle and mind along to Holkham beach for windy beach walks and prevent by Holkham Hall for estate walks, deer recognizing or perhaps an mid-day cream tea.

Or maybe your remain at The Harper has provided the taste from the good existence, visit Sandringham to determine the way the partner really live.

Party Time

In most cases The Harper supplies a relaxed retreat to flee and unwind, however it’s important to note they also understand how to throw a celebration check the website for approaching occasions or think about the Living room if you are searching for hosting your personal.

We visited for that Harper Hogmanay: a 3 day gastronomic feast. Beginning with champagne and canapes, 7 course tasting menu and paired wine flight, night time toasts and survivors charcuterie on New Years Eve. Day 2 was comfort time with food open to eat wherever you fancy and an array of hearty, homecooked, carb based delights to help you get back in your ft in the previous night. Day 3 was detox (although we’d use that term fairly loosely) with superfood shots and healthy breakfasts, fresh salads and sea food over the day.