BOUTIQUE HOTELS: Titchwell Manor

Design Insider is delighted to introduce you to our next Boutique Hotel of the 2021 joyful series, Titchwell Manor. Titchwell Manor remains a lovely place to stay if you’re looking for a setting with unique character and charm. This impressive hotel offers a country-style retreat, with 26 beautifully bespoke bedrooms and relaxed fine-dining. Located just a stone’s throw from the North Norfolk coastline and beaches, and less than a mile from a stunning RSPB nature reserve, it is an ideal setting for bird watchers, families and keen walkers.

The hotel was was bought by Ian and Margaret Snaith in 1988, and remains in the family, with their son Eric, now leading the team. Titchwell Manor has traditional family values entwined with longstanding achievements to demonstrate the success over the years. The hotel has been awarded by AA Hotel, VisitEngland Gold Award, VisitEngland Breakfast Award, VisitEngland Pets Welcome and many more.

The former Victorian farmhouse is comfortably filled with vibrant patterns, glowing colour and decorative furniture – a pleasurable place to come back to after a visit to the local area and sites. Likewise, the luxurious bedrooms are all uniquely designed with bespoke features.

Titchwell Manor includes exclusive previews of all rooms on their official website, showcasing the notable difference in texture, intricate pattern, unique feel and overall ambience of the rooms. The signature rooms are on the ground floor in the herb garden and are traditionally accompanied with the guests very own hot tub and other luxury amenities!

There are two spaces for dining within the hotel: the eating rooms and relaxed bar area, or more formal light and spacious conservatory. Alternatively, Eric’s Fish and Chips and Eric’s Pizza are just down the road in the next village of Thornham. All serve exceptional quality and award winning food.

“The finest local ingredients and cutting edge-techniques have won the hotel three AA Rosettes and a place in The Times Top 100 Best Places to Stay 2019.”


If you’re not relaxing in the grounds, your bedroom, or in fact eagerly eating the fresh produce in the hotel, then you will find yourself discovering all that the local area naturally has to generously offer. Instantly discover Titchwell Marsh, The Real Ale Shop, Norfolk Lavender, The Sea Life Centre and many more local attractions. 

Design Insider brings you an exclusive interview with Eric Snaith, the owner of the hotel to find out a little bit more about himself, the hotel and of course the interior design…

Please tell us about yourself and your role at Titchwell Manor?

My name is Eric Snaith, I am the owner of Titchwell Manor Hotel. The hotel has been in my family for 33 years, I was the Head Chef for 15 years and now oversee the whole business. This covers everything from the day to day operations, product design and development to supplier relationships, human resources, marketing, accounting and more! I also own Eric’s Fish and Chips across 3 locations and last year opened the first Eric’s Pizza. I am really proud of the reputation that we have built for innovative food that uses the finest local ingredients, and the loyal customer base that come back to us for holidays year after year.

Has Titchwell Manor had any recent refurbishments or renovations? If so, what and who by?

The hotel is always evolving in its design and style and we reinvest each year, most of this is done during the winter outside of the summer peak season on the coast. This year we are refurbishing 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, moving away from some bold wallpapers and using more fresh clean paint combinations. We are working alongside Fenwick and Tilbrook to create the colour combinations. We are also looking forward to adding two shepherd huts with hot tubs and outside dining areas in our meadow, in June. 

What inspired the interior of the hotel? Was it classic British style?

The public areas of the hotel were created alongside interior designer Shaun Clarkson. Shaun has worked with the hospitality industry for over 25 years and is known for creating unique and outstanding designs for boutique brands, with a touch of the extravagant. We aimed to create a blend of a coastal, Hamptons feel married with the traditional Victorian style of the hotel. For us it was important to create a style that stood out from the crowd, would have a uniqueness, as well as needing to stand the test of time.

What makes the Titchwell Manor special?

The overall thing that makes Titchwell Manor special is its character, we work hard to keep it individual and always aim for its independence to shine through. Design wise we are always moving forward, so when our guests come back they can see the journey the hotel is on . The beautiful position on the North Norfolk Coast is of big benefit too, attracting lovers of nature and the outdoors! The team are a big part of what makes the hotel special, they are a really friendly and genuine bunch that work hard to offer the best customer service to our guests.

Thank you so much for answering our questions, Eric!

If you’ve enjoyed this article, take a look at our previous Boutique Hotel articles. Or take a look at our previous trend report on the future of Boutique Hotels.

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About Jess Mockler

Jess is the Marketing and Membership Executive at BCFA and Design Insider. She has a passion for design, marketing and events with a history of working closely with designers in the interior sector after finishing University in Event Management.
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