The Control Tower | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

The Control Tower - Bed & Breakfast in Norfolk

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Bunkers Hill, Egmere, Walsingham, NR22 6AZ, Norfolk
England, United Kingdom

Claire Nugent & Nigel Morter

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+44 (0)1328 821574 (landline)

Warm interesting hosts and a fascinating celebration of 20th-century style. Gleaming en suites, Art Deco cocktail cabinets, WWII books...

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A unique slice of history. This iconic landmark on the former RAF North Creake airfield was built in the 1940s to command 199 and 171 Squadrons. The restoration has been a labour of love and Ni and Claire's attention to detail is remarkable: modernism and Art Deco design in full flow. Be greeted with tea or locally roasted coffee in the art-filled sitting room; sink into goose down in bright bedrooms; enjoy shiny bathrooms with period fittings and lavender soaps. Vegetarian breakfasts are good! House tours include the open roof deck; you can lunch al fresco in the wild flower garden; Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney seal trips are close.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Claire Nugent & Nigel Morter:

Local points of interest from
Claire Nugent & Nigel Morter:

  • Taking a stroll out on Stiffkey Marshes. It is so much fun to dodge the creaks and puddles on the way out. Your efforts are always rewarded with a wide open sandy beach usually deserted the perfect place to take in the amazing enormous Norfolk sky.
  • Browsing antique and vintage shops in Holt. It is easy to spend hours rummaging in the fabulous shops in Holt from the large antique centres to the tiny independent vintage shops like Past Caring and Barron Art.
  • No seaside holiday should be complete without fish and chips. Wells-next-the-Sea has the award winning French’s. They are best enjoyed sitting on the quay wall watching the sea birds over the salt marshes.
  • Cycling the lanes in North Norfolk. We have such gorgeous lanes around here one of the best ways to explore is by bike. Contrary to popular belief Norfolk is not as flat as you might think but is beautiful taken in slowly.
  • Heydon is like a village lost in time – near Aylsham it is so quintessentially English – probably kept so as it does not have a through road.
  • Whether you like bird watching, walking, cycling or browsing the delightful independent shops there are so many places to stop for lunch... we are spoilt in North Norfolk! Lots of recommendations by us - just ask
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"You look to Sawdays for character in accom, and this place has it in spades! From the building, the decor, the hosts and the sumptuous vego breakfasts - everything about the Control Tower is interesting!"

Kevin - Christchurch, New Zealand

May 2017
"This place is sublime, especially for lovers of Art Deco as the attention to detail is perfect. For a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings it really cannot be beaten. Gorgeous bedrooms with super comfortable beds and a bathroom where you just might want to stay for your whole holiday. The owners, Claire and Nigel, are wonderfully friendly and provide really tasty vegetarian and vegan breakfasts that I cannot imagine would disappoint event a confirmed meat eater. There are many delightful places to visit in the area and I really cannot recommend this place enough."


August 2015
"We had a TRULY WONDERFUL overnight stay in this TRULY UNIQUE bed and breakfast!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING was perfect. The hosts are WONDERFUL and nothing is too much trouble. Their love for this unique piece of history shines throughout with all the little touches that make it really feel like you have gone back in time to someone’s 1940s home. We stayed in The Signal Room - which has an amazing vintage bath and a really comfortable bed. The Living Room with its roaring fire was so welcoming on a chilly November evening. And as for breakfast! WOW!!!!! "
November 2014

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 1 Suite
Price:(i) £110 to£130 per night

Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.

Special Offer: August Bank Holiday availability - From 30 Oct - 21 Dec and 8 Jan - 8 Feb we are offering 3for2 on midweek minibreaks (vaild Mon-Thurs inclusive) Also offering special 3 day Christmas Stay to book

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Restaurants 3 miles.




Bunkers Hill, Egmere, Walsingham, NR22 6AZ, Norfolk

B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 130 per night
B&B 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 130 to £ 130 per night

Claire Nugent & Nigel Morter

Visit website

+44 (0)1328 821574 (landline)