The Old Custom House was built in 1560 and served as a Custom House until about 1910. We have added quite a few features that weren't there in Elizabethan times but we like to think that we have preserved the character of the building whilst making sure that our guests are able to enjoy a high standard of comfort.
Our guest rooms look out over the creeks and marshes. The tide comes and goes twice a day creating a constantly changing view of this unique environment and its many inhabitants.
The dining room has a large window overlooking the harbour and creeks and South-facing french windows let in plenty of sunlight.
Breakfast is cooked to order using fresh, local produce. A typical menu includes fresh fruit, nuts, yoghurt and cereals, a choice of traditional English or Continental breakfast or smoked haddock, followed by locally-baked bread toasted with homemade jams and marmalade. Cafetiére coffee, teas and juices are in constant supply. Special diets can be catered for.
Each room is equipped with Freeview TV, WiFi, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. We aim to make you feel at home and, of course, you are free to come and go as you please. For the safety of guests and of our family, our two B&B rooms can only be booked by members of the same group with off-road parking for one car. Parties of 1, 2, 3 or 4 guests can book for a minimum 2 night stay. Bookings for one or two guests will be in the Fourposter room and additional guests will be accommodated in the Captain's Quarters room. Both rooms share a landing and this layout works well for a family or group booking.
Breakfast is served in the 16th century panelled dining room
Whenever possible we cook using local produce including eggs from our own chickens
Sandy beaches and big skies
Morning high tide... and, in our yard, one of the "wells next the sea"
The "Fourposter" double room is on the first floor and features a magnificent fourposter bed. The 17th century pine shutters open to reveal stunning views of the salt marshes and creeks to the North and a garden view framed by climbing roses, jasmine and honeysuckle to the South. The South views are repeated in the dressing room and the large bathroom with corner bath and shower over.
Room Rate £145 per night for 2 people, including breakfasts, £125 single occupancy
This comfy sofa is a great place to enjoy the stunning view
The Fourposter room has an en-suite bathroom featuring a corner bath
Moonrise on the East Quay
High tide just across the road from the Fourposter room
At this time the "Captain's Quarters" can only be booked as part of a group booking in addition to the Fourposter room. It features a Scandinavian-style, wooden, king-size bed. This room is in the original Customs Offices and the East-facing window looks over the creeks and marshes towards the sunrise (most mornings!). The West-facing window has a view of cobblestone cottages with pantile roofs. This room has its own private bathroom, up 3 steps to the landing; it is a large bathroom with bath and shower over.
Room Rate £120 per night for 2 people, including breakfasts, £100 single occupancy
King-size Scandinavian bed
Sunrise over the marshes
Own private bathroom adjacent to the room
Detail of nautical theme decor
The Queen’s Warehouse is now only bookable as a self-contained, self-catering unit. It has twin beds and sleeps up to two people, dogs are welcome. For more details and to book please click here.
The Old Custom House
Norfolk, NR23 1LD
Tel: 01328 711463