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The Control Tower B&B

The Control Tower Bunkers Hill Egmere, Walsingham NR22 6AZ England
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Walsingham
The Control Tower on the former RAF North Creake Airfield is a unique vegetarian B&B. Its history is fascinating - originally built in 1943 to command 199 and 171 Squadrons take-offs and landings. These were part of The 100 Group of Bomber Command and their mission was to carry out secret radio counter measures. The Tower has had many uses since then, now it is transformed into a special place to stay in the bustling agricultural hamlet of Egmere, just 3 miles south of Wells-next-the-Sea. After three years, our labour of love is complete. The exterior has been returned to its iconic landmark modernist look and we have filled the interior with beautiful art deco fixtures and furniture to ensure your stay will be comfortable and relaxing.
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sisteriris wrote a review Sep 2020
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom217 contributions78 helpful votes
What a treat a stay at The Control Tower is! We stayed in the Signals Room for the first time and owing to the limitations imposed by the high standards of CoVID-safety we had the Breakfast Room/Lounge to ourselves as well. We love the Art Deco style and the clever use of stylish modern accessories where needed which complement the look. Breakfasts are delicious and beautifully presented on vintage Woods Ware. We were set up for the day. After dinner at a local pub recommended by our hosts we could relax with a book in the lounge and finish the wine brought back so the driver could have some. The weather was kind so we could sit in the garden and watch Nigel working! The location is ideal for exploring the area. We plan to stay longer next time.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Nick Butt wrote a review Aug 2020
Wickham Market, United Kingdom361 contributions173 helpful votes
So good to be able to return to this B&B, just a shame that the C19 nonsense should have galvanised us into action. After the traffic horror of the coastal road it was a great relief to turn off the road and see the Control Tower and be offered a welcome cup of tea. We have been here a few times before and we are always impressed at Nigel and Claire’s devotion to the property, but also the history of the place. The new memorial is testament to this We were very happy with the arrangements. Nigel braving the storm to deliver breakfast was above and beyond the call of duty. We are looking forward to our next visit, out of the holiday season.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Stan wrote a review Aug 2020
Ipswich6 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family was the first to stay once the Control Tower reopened after the COVID-19 lockdown. It was a lovely visit and Claire and Nigel were very welcoming hosts. The whole place is authentically restored up to a high standard. Beds were very comfortable. Breakfasts were the best. Everything we wanted was in easy reach - Holkham, Burnham, Wells and Houghton Hall. Definately recommended and we felt very safe in these unsafe times.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
nlaldous wrote a review Mar 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom70 contributions14 helpful votes
Spent the weekend here. The vegan options for breakfast were lovely and a great start to the day, especially the apples in cinnamon mmmm. Everything in the B&B was of a high quality, i.e. the toiletries, breakfast food and drinks etc. Loved having no television, just a radio and games, I rekindled by love of Cribbage. The bathroom was awesome, I could have lived in there but just remember it's vintage so don't expect everything to be spotless as old things get worn out (in a good way).
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: To warn anyone with allergies they do have cats in the main house, or at least it says they do,...
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Mrs Guac wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband, our 11 month old daughter and I stayed one night here as part of his 30th birthday celebrations. A beautiful art deco B&B; the attention to detail is impressive. We stayed in the signals room, which was very comfortable. The sitting room is a wonderful space, especially as it meant we could put our daughter to bed and enjoy our evening downstairs (playing battleships! Nice selection of board games!) We were made to feel very at home. Breakfast was delicious, and made even better by the range of vegan options available as my daughter has a serious egg/dairy allergy. She was able to have coconut yogurt or almond milk with her cereal which was great. My only very minor criticism would be that our bedroom door and the floorboards were SO loud and creaky, so it woke our daughter when we went up to bed. It didn't matter too much to us, but had there been other guests staying they might not have appreciated the screaming! However, it can't be helped in an old building I guess and didn't detract from our stay at all. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Control Tower B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Control Tower B&B?
Nearby attractions include Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve (4.9 miles), Holkham National Nature Reserve (3.6 miles), and Holkham Bay (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Control Tower B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Control Tower B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Control Tower B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Control Tower B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wells Crab House, The Picnic Hut, and Cafe 24.
Are there any historical sites close to The Control Tower B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Holkham Hall (3.1 miles), Abbey Ruins (4.4 miles), and St. Withburga's Well (3.2 miles).