The Control Tower

Walsingham, Norfolk
Bed & Breakfast

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


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-5pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £110
Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.
3 Doubles
From £110
1 Suite for 2
From £140


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

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.


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!!!!!


Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

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