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First look at new rooms at award-winning hotel following £675,000 renovation

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:24 10 July 2018

Rooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban Pix

Rooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban Pix

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A north Norfolk hotel is hoping a £675,000 renovation will bring a better experience for its guests.

Rooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban PixRooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban Pix

The Globe Inn in picturesque Wells-next-the-Sea invested the money in building 12 new bedrooms, as well as refurbishing its restaurant and installing a traditional wood-fired pizza oven.

Creating the new accommodation involved transforming a 19th century coach house in the courtyard of the hotel, in The Buttlands.

Rooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban PixRooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban Pix

The new Courtyard Wing comprises three ‘apart-hotel’ suites with kitchenettes, four dog friendly rooms and five ground-floor bedrooms.

With interiors designed to champion the Norfolk coast, the rooms were designed by Holly Pagani of Salt Interiors in Norwich and each have their own feature wallpaper.

Rooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban PixRooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban Pix

Owners Stephen and Antonia Bournes first revealed their plans for the hotel, which they have owned since 2013, in October last year.

Mr Bournes said: “This is a hugely exciting chapter for us and the future of The Globe Inn.

Rooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban PixRooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban Pix

“We always knew we wanted to invest long-term in this lovely building and we’re very proud to have achieved all this in six months.”

The rooms were unveiled at a launch event last month.

Rooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban PixRooms in the new Courtyard Wing at The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Alban Pix

Former owners of Southwold Pier Mr and Mrs Bournes bought The Globe Inn from the Holkham Estate and have since embarked on major refurbishment works.

In 2015 it won Best Independent Hotel at the EDP Visit Norfolk Tourism Awards.


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