This A-listed, mellow-bricked 17th-century house faces a pretty, bird-filled walled garden. Alastair rates its sumptuous bedrooms, which come with 'huge beds, beautiful linen, super views, shining contemporary bathrooms, chocolates and wine. Breakfast is a treat, too - try slow-baked marmalade ham with poached eggs. You are only 300 yards from the sea and the local walks are fabulous.'
Where Lower Common, East Runton, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9PG (01263 515939; www.incleboroughhouse.co.uk)
How much doubles from £150