Daily Telegraph winner of the – One of the ‘Four of the best places to stay in Norfolk‘ Award
THE BUTTERY is a rather unusual concept in Bed and Breakfast , you have the whole cottage to yourself with all the ingredients provided for you to make your own breakfast whenever you want !
It lies at the heart of the Berry Hall country estate in mid Norfolk. It is a unique octagonal thatched building which was originally the dairy for the Hall and has been sensitively converted. Time is your own in this wonderful, peaceful environment. Come and relax and re-charge your batteries!
The Buttery is a Victorian brick and knapped flint building with a thatched roof, it was lined with slate shelves used for making butter and cream, and had decorative tiled walls.
In the mid 1950’s the dairy moved elsewhere and the building was used for storing apples and garden tools and as the estate game larder.
By the beginning of this century it was in a rather sorry state. It was decided to completely renovate it and give it a new lease of life, restoring it as sensitively as possible.
The tiles that were salvagable were used, many being hand painted, some of the slates were retained and details copied such as the original pamment floors and the oak acorn finial on the roof. The windows were replaced with oak frames and there is a fine oak front door.