Visit Melton Constable and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Melton Constable, Norfolk. Mellon Hall, built 300 years ago, is a perfect example of the country mansion in the Wren style, impressive yet not oppressive. It was built by Sir Jacob Astley in the second half of the 17th century, and the minor additions do not affect the beauty of the house. The interior boasts some superb plastering on the ceiling of the Red Drawing Room, which is dated 1687 and which may well be by the same master craftsman who worked at Felbrigg and at Hintlesham at about the same time.
The small Church of St Peter is in the grounds of the Hall, at the north-east edge. It is basically Norman, with a central tower, but the visitor is warned that the doorway in the west wall is a 19th-century imitation. Most unusual is the opening above the west tower arch with a sturdy Norman pier dividing the opening into two sections. There are, of course, many monuments to the Astley family in the same modest taste as the house.
Nearby cities: Norwich
Nearby towns: Aylsham, Fakenham, Holt, Wells-next-the-sea
Nearby villages: Baconsthorpe, Binham, Briston, Corpusty, Croxton, Edgefield, Fulmodeston, Guestwick, Hempstead, Heydon, Hindolveston, Hindringham, Hunworth, Kettlestone, Letheringsett, Sall, Saxthorpe, Sharrington, Stibbard, Thurning, Thursford, Wood Dalling, Wood Norton
Have you decided to visit Melton Constable or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Melton Constable bed and breakfast (a Melton Constable B&B or Melton Constable b and b)
- a Melton Constable guesthouse
- a Melton Constable hotel (or motel)
- a Melton Constable self-catering establishment, or
- other Melton Constable accommodation