Welcome to The Control Tower


See our fabulous Welcome Winter Warmer special offer on our stay with us page


The Control Tower on the former RAF North Creake Airfield is a unique vegetarian Bed and Breakfast.

Its history is fascinating  – originally built in 1943 to control all 199 and 171 Squadrons take-offs and landings. These were part of The 100 Group of Bomber Command and their mission was to carry out secret radio counter measures.

The Tower has had many uses since then, now it is transformed into a special place to stay in the bustling agricultural hamlet of Egmere, just 3 miles south of Wells-next-the-Sea.

Once our labour of love was complete we opened the doors of the B&B in June 2014. The exterior has been returned to its iconic landmark modernist look and we have filled the interior with beautiful art deco fixtures and furniture to ensure your stay will be comfortable and relaxing.


 All our B&B rooms are doubles with period en suites take a look at our ‘Stay with us‘ page to see more detail. To enquire about availability contact Claire & Nigel on 01328 821 574 to talk through your requirements.

Our breakfasts are vegetarian with ingredients sourced from local suppliers where possible. Quality and flavour are our main priority and luckily for us (and you) North Norfolk has so much delicious produce to choose from. Take a look at our ‘Breakfast‘ page for more information.

We sometimes have special events, open days and special offers – you can join our mailing list if you want to know more. Click here to see a recent copy of Control Tower Calling. Or take a look at our upcoming events here.

Room tariffs range between £125-£165 per night.  We offer a minimum of two night stays. 

With so much to see and do in North Norfolk (have  a peep at our Local Area page) we hope to welcome you to the Control Tower Bed and Breakfast soon. 

Claire & Nigel x

The Control Tower at Christmas

We love Christmas at The Control Tower and  enjoy sharing all our vintage decoration treasures with our guests. The halls are decked by 1st December and the fire is lit for cosy breakfasts and evenings tucked up.

Get in touch to book a festive getaway and enjoy North Norfolk delights like – special steam train trips on North Norfolk Railway, candle lit tours of Holkham Hall, the Christmas Spectacular at Thursford.

Or something far more relaxed… a little gift shopping at our favourite Gallery Plus for unique, handmade gifts. Wrap up warm for a walk along Wells-next-the-Sea beach, followed by a delicious fire lit pub lunch and an evening in front of our fire by our Christmas tree.

If you are interested in staying for a pre Christmas getaway, over the festive period itself or during twixtmas and New Year just ask for more information.

We hope we get to welcome you to a Christmasy Control Tower.

Claire & Nigel x


Control Tower Vouchers for sale – the perfect Christmas gift…

All our vouchers are personalised and are valid for 3 years

Each one is made to order and can be made for any amount from £50 or for a particular room.

Email Claire to buy a voucher for that someone special in your life  mail@controltowerstays.com

Time to Remember

On Saturday 5th June 2021, 77 years after D-Day – the first operation from RAF North Creake, we had a wonderful celebration to dedicate the new RAF North Creake Memorial. 
A magical moment for us to have Bernie How (a Flight Engineer of 199 Squadron based here 1944-45 including taking part in D-Day) cut the ribbon of the Roll of Honour. He was deservedly thanked by all for his role in the defeat of fascism.

Our Time to Remember project was set up in 2016 to raise funds to build this memorial. Now that it is complete we have continuing plans to honour those who served here during WWII and to help us all remember why this is such an important place.

Click here to find out more 

In the press…

you-well.co.uk – April 2022 The Control Tower – Best for a uniquely cool Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast 

Flypast Magazine Podcast August 2021 – talking to Claire Nugent and Nigel Morter, owners of a very special Bed & Breakfast, the Control Tower B&B

The Guardian – May 2019 10 of the best UK B&Bs for Vegetarians and Vegans

The Telegraph – 10 great secret British B&Bs – September 2015

The Independent – Unusual Places to stay: 17 best hotels, cottages and quirky accommodation in the UK April 2015

Eastern Daily Press – Rooms with a retro view November 2012

Control Tower B&B on TV
Norfolk Uncovered – The Story of The Control Tower, RAF North Creake. A short film covering the story of the restoration of our Control Tower.

Listed in Alastair Sawday’s as a Special Place to Stay   Sawday's Membership Help

We are very social

Join us…

Bed and Breakfast with a generous helping of history
The Control Tower, Bunkers Hill, Egmere, Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6AZ
 01328 821 574 | mail@controltowerstays.com | Directions