The Harper – Langham, Norfolk
Located in the pretty village of Langham, a mile inland from the coast at Blakeney, The Harper is a residents-only contemporary country escape. Housed in a brick-and-flint barn that was once part of Langham Glass, unfussy yet refined interiors nod to its industrial past with flashes of iron, copper, oak and slate. Rooms come with modern four posters, leather armchairs, underfloor heating and lovely touches, including pre-mixed house cocktails in the fridge. At the heart of The Harper is The Yard for al-fresco dining and evenings around the fire pit. There’s also a cosy bar for comfort food lunches, Ivy’s lounge with arched windows and a wood-burning stove, and Stanley’s restaurant for fine dining without the frippery (try the Norfolk Estate ribeye from the wood-fired Josper grill). Head to the spa for a massage or book an exclusive use pool slot. There’s also The Den with its pool table and film screenings. Alternatively, pre-order a picnic hamper and make your way to Holkham Beach, which is only a short drive away.
Doubles from £190
+44 (0)1328 805000; theharper.co.uk