You arrive to find an exquisite Queen Anne villa that wouldn’t look out of place in France, then you step inside and discover a contemporary art gallery with rooms. Strattons is a treasure trove of beautiful things. It is in constant flux, too – the new café/deli overflows with delicious treats and comes with a roof terrace, not a bad spot for afternoon tea. Back inside, you find august busts, contemporary chandeliers, stylish sofas to take the strain. Bedrooms are equally creative: a carved four-poster in priestly red, Botticelli’s angels hovering on a wall, bedside lights that hang from the ceiling. Some have double-ended baths in the room, others a roof terrace with sun loungers. You breakfast in the deli on irresistible delights: natural yoghurt and muesli, sweet-smelling bacon rolls, the full cooked works. After which head off to the Brecks for walks through its magical forest or spin up to King’s Lynn to explore its Hanseatic architecture. A very good dinner awaits your return, perhaps smoked haddock soufflé, spiced quail with poached pear, chocolate brownie with banana ice cream.