The Control Tower

Walsingham, Norfolk
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1328 821574

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


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £120
Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.
3 Doubles
From £120
1 Suite for 2
From £150



A step back in time but keeping modern comforts, with wonderful hosts.

Sandra, Cirencester

The Control Tower is the perfect place to explore the north Norfolk coast. Steeped in history being part of the former RAF North Creake airfield, it has been lovingly restored with beautiful art-deco fittings. The ambience is suberb, and the breakfasts are even better. This was our second stay and in the Stirling Suite rather than the house, breakfast was delivered to the door every morning, and set you up for the day. If, like me, you like your aviation and history then there is plenty to get your teeth into.

Ady, Oakham

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!!!!!


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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.
  • Our local villages have so many quiet hidden treasures. The Walsingham Abbey grounds - especially for the snowdrop walk in February; the iron age fort in Warham and Binham Priory to name but a few delights.
  • 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