Plans for Swaffham boutique expansion set for go ahead

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Boutique hotel and restaurant, Strattons in Swaffham, has announced plans for a £150,000 barn conversion in its grounds.

The proposal, submitted to Breckland council planners, will allow the hotel’s CoCoes cafe to move into the new space and make way for more room on site for events and conferences.

The family-owned 14-bedroom business, run by Vanessa Scott, her husband Less and their daughter Hannah and her husband Dominic Hughes, has growth considerably over the past year and will expand to cater for the increase in demand.

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Speaking to Eastern Daily Press, Vanessa said: “CoCoes has become incredibly popular with its all day service, picking up a lot of traffic heading to north Norfolk.

“People appreciate the fact they can come in here for breakfast any time of the day. It is really good quality – we use rare breed pork – and it is something they look on as a treat.”

Mrs Scott, a past winner of the EDP Tourism Awards outstanding achievement accolade, said the growth of the tourist trade into the Brecks meant they were also seeing more walkers, runners and cyclists using the cafe as a stop-off.

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