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Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in East Anglia

East Anglia is famous for its gently undulating countryside and idyllic coastline. Whether you want to explore a peaceful stretch of sand and shingle shore, wander along a Victorian pier, sail through the Norfolk Broads, or hike through fields, wetlands and woods, self-catering holidays in East Anglia have plenty to offer. Inland, the countryside of East Anglia consists primarily of flat fields, woodland, wetlands, and the meandering waterways of the Norfolk Broads. Much of this area of East England is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with pristine beaches, ancient fishing villages, and charming resorts. On the Norfolk coast, visit Cromer or Sheringham for freshly caught crab and lobster, or make the most of the seaside amusements in Great Yarmouth.

Further south, the Suffolk coast is equally beautiful, with villages including Orford, with its medieval castle overlooking the banks of the River Ore. Nearby, Lowestoft is another classic resort with a pier, a sandy beach, and a rich maritime heritage.

Not to be missed on holiday cottage stays in East Anglia, the ancient market town of Bedford lies on the banks of the River Great Ouse. It has impressive landmarks such as Bedford Castle and fine Victorian architecture. A visit to the magnificent university buildings of Cambridge, set on the banks of the River Cam, is a must. The city of Norwich is also highly recommended, with graceful churches, excellent shopping, galleries, and museums.

A contemporary 2-storey brick house surrounded by open fields.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

The Mayfair in the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Six Mile Bottom makes the perfect place for a large family or group holiday, a contemporary child-friendly cottage featuring six spacious bedrooms, a modern kitchen, and a wraparound garden with stunning countryside views.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Rustic charm and modern elegance define Pillar Box House, a large rural holiday home in Hackford, Norfolk. It welcomes guests and their pets to a property fringed by a gorgeous garden. The house is decorated with touches of yesteryear and contemporary style, including an open fire, a hot tub and a grand master suite.

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Doves Barn Suffolk
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
8

This spacious Suffolk Barn conversion, Bradley, sits on 2 acres of land and provides well-furnished accommodation with stunning views of the countryside. Guests can also enjoy a hot tub.

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Exterior of a large Manor Farm Barn made of wood surrounded by a tree-filled garden.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

A splendid 18th-century barn conversion with a hot tub in an acre of gardens in the rural village of Thorndon, Suffolk, this large holiday home offers spacious living for up to 10 guests. It has a large dining room, a vast inglenook fireplace, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen.

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Exterior of an old brick-built house with dormer windows in the roof. It overlooks a large lawn in which stands a tall fir tree.
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4

Peak Hill Cottage blends old and new in a rural location on the Suffolk coast in Theberton. It features exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and modern furnishings and is surrounded by rolling green hills. Ideal for a family holiday. Pets welcome.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Granary is a charming holiday cottage for couples on a quiet Suffolk farm in Thorndon. It features oak beam ceilings throughout, a cosy wood fire, and a large bedroom with a super-king bed and an ensuite bathroom. Its beautiful decor and tranquil rural setting make it ideal for a perfect romantic break.

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A water tower converted to a holiday home overlooks woods and fields.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

The Tower is a rural cottage that has won several awards for its unique construction and sweeping countryside views. Located near Latchingdon in Essex, this circular building has beautifully combined its original utilitarian architecture from the 1930s with modern sophistication, including a large balcony and spacious open areas.

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On the edge of a mature wood, a timber-frame lodge with a spacious deck overlooks an open field.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Brook Lodge is a charming and romantic cottage on 500 acres of Wakes Hall Farm in Essex. This pet-friendly, comfortable cottage with a hot tub for couples is located by a small lake amidst beautiful woodland and tranquillity. The cottage is eco-friendly and sophisticated. It features an enclosed garden and deck to enjoy the stunning rural views. 

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A single storey barn conversion with dolding French windows opening onto a dining terrace.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Enjoy the country and the coast at Bromholm Barn, a luxurious 200-year-old cottage in Ridlington, Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage offers a single-level open-plan design, exposed stone walls and beams, abundant natural light, a southwest-facing courtyard, ample grounds, and even a tent.

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Recommended Places to Visit on Holiday in East Anglia

Plantation Gardens 

Take a wander through these classic English gardens in the heart of the city of Norwich.

Bridge of Sighs

Dating back to 1831, this covered arched bridge connects campuses in the magnificent city of Cambridge.

Broads Tours

Hire a boat for the day, or take a cruise along the River Bure, departing from the riverfront in the village of Wroxham.

South Pier Lowestoft

Tenpin bowling, fish and chips, and plenty of seaside amusements are available at Lowestoft’s South Pier, which overlooks a sandy beach.

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

Enjoy rides and seaside amusements at this classic seafront attraction in the charming seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.