Norfolk is a mainly flat, ‘big sky’ county. It offers a vibrant mix of sea and countryside holiday locations, with miles of serene, deserted beaches dotted with quaint fishing villages and resorts, such as Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea. Holkham and Wells beach are the ones that regularly win ‘Best Beach’ awards and yet, still remain rarely crowded, making them ideal get-away spots.
Spend the day on the water inland, exploring the Norfolk Broads, which are teeming with wildlife. Go exploring and chance on a farmer’s market, such as one in Kings Lynn, or visit nearby Houghton Hall – a magnificent country house that often has events going on. Also worth a visit, the coastal town of Cromer, where Amazona Zoo can be found, making for an excellent family day out. Cromer is also where The Weaver’s Way begins, a footpath that twists and turns all the way to Great Yarmouth, over 50 miles away. While visiting Norfolk’s lovely villages and towns, you’ll likely chance on a farmer’s market, where fresh local produce and drinks are available. These are perfect for topping up supplies for fine feasts of local food back at your holiday cottage.
Pound Cake is a charming chocolate box cottage in the lovely hamlet of Stanhoe in Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage exudes charm with its exposed beams and inglenook fireplace and combines this with eclectic décor while offering a pleasant mature garden and access to the country and the coast.
The Old Coach House exudes charm. The converted cottage in Banningham, Norfolk enjoys the tranquillity of its rural location and is within reach of the coast, and offers exposed beams, stone floors and high ceilings, as well as outdoor relaxation areas, a games room, open-plan design and a log fire.
The Old Chequers is an impressive converted pub in the quiet village of South Creake. The pet-friendly cottage welcomes groups and offers a spacious garden with a stream, hot tub and terrace, plus a sunlit conservatory, playroom, two living areas, a log fire, wonderful views and access to Norfolk.
Bridge Cottage is a cute cottage converted from former mill workers home in Aylsham, Norfolk. The delightful garden leads into the characterful interior which retains exposed beams and tiled floors and offers open-plan design, thoughtful presentation and décor, and easy access to many attractions.
Exposed beams and stone walls add character to Big Sky Barn, a luxurious brick and flint cottage set between the Norfolk countryside and coast. The pet-friendly cottage in Ridlington is surrounded by farmland, just moments from the beach, and offers open-plan design and generous furnished gardens.
Thatch Barn offers groups of up to eight relaxing country cottage holidays situated on the edge the Norfolk Broads near Acle in Norfolk. This large rural cottage that retains many of its original features whilst providing a contemporary feel. Sleeps 8.
Glaven Cottage is charming a Grade II listed flint cottage on the banks of the River Glaven in Letheringsett. Situated between the country and coast of Norfolk, the 1870s cottage boasts exposed beams and wood-burning stove, as well as verdant gardens with furnished spaces and rooms with river views.
Sat on the borders of the Norfolk village of Litcham, La Petite Maison is a quaint semi-detached annexe tucked away in the East Anglia countryside. Ideal for couples, this ground floor property is a comfortable and romantic getaway, boasting a touch of traditional French style as the name suggests.
Occupying one wing of an impressive Georgian Palladian house on the Wolterton Park grounds and restored to the very highest standards, The East Wing near the historic market town of Aylsham, Norfolk, offers spacious accommodation for up to 13 guests seeking a luxurious countryside retreat.
The Dairy Barn is a charming rural cottage bursting with a traditional character set on 7 acres of grounds in Toftrees, Norfolk. The 18th-century barn conversion welcomes pets and boasts lovely gardens and exposed beams as well as a swimming pool, a games room, feature brick walls and modernity.
The Old Rectory and Coach House are grand rural properties sitting on lush, mature gardens just moments from North Tuddenham in Norfolk. The 16th century, pet-friendly cottages possess authentic country charm, seclusion and modern comforts as well as a tennis court, open fires and a games room.
The Nurseries is an elegant barn conversion resting in a quiet corner of Syderstone in Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage offers light-filled, open-plan spaces with vaulted beamed ceilings, Danish style furniture & log fire. The enclosed lawned garden catches the sun and a beach hut is available.
This single storey brick and chalk detached house sits within a third of acre of gardens and has beautiful views across open farmland. Downham Market and Thetford Forest can be reached in 20 minutes while the Norfolk Coast is approximately 45 minutes&rsquo; drive.
Clover Court is a large coastal cottage set moments from sandy beaches in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage boasts bay windows and spacious, contemporary rooms, and attracts natural light and the calming sea breeze. The attractions of the seaside town are just a short walk away
Acorn Cottage is cute as a button. The romantic cottage in Oulton, Norfolk, is surrounded by countryside and a delightful garden and possesses true character. Pitched beamed ceilings grace the interior and a wood burner warms the living area. Contemporary styling complements the country charm.
Once a working flour mill for over 100 years, Aylsham Windmill now offers luxurious family-friendly self-catering holidays (with Wi-Fi) for 2-6 guests in Aylsham, a picturesque rural market town in North Norfolk midway between Norwich and the coast at Cromer.
This very unique, (and large) North Norfolk holiday cottage, a former merchant's house built in the 16th Century, features a look-out-tower that offers fantastic far-reaching coastal views across Wells harbour - just minutes away on foot. This luxury coastal cottage sleeps 9.
the Norfolk coast as well as sophistication and charm. The pet-friendly cottage boasts beautiful gardens, exposed beams, myriad light and airy spaces, quality finishes and a lovely seaside escape.
Lighthouse View is a luxurious Victorian cottage nestled in the seaside location of Gorleston-on-Sea in Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage retains original features and enjoys views to the sea and the horizon, and boasts a characterful courtyard with a hot tub, plus open-plan spaces and a log fire.
Enjoy the country and the coast at Bromholm Barn, a luxurious 200-year-old cottage in Ridlington, Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys offers single level open-plan design, exposed stone walls and beams, plus abundant natural light, a south-west facing courtyard, ample grounds and even a tent.
The Old Butcher’s Shop in Docking, Norfolk offers a soft palette with dashes of colour in a detached rural cottage just moments from the coast. The pet-friendly cottage blends luxury with country charm and features an open fire, a games room and multiple sun-drenched spaces to relax and socialise.
Keepers Cottage in the civil parish of Middleton, Norfolk, is a traditional Victorian cottage set on an arable farm, a light and airy property lovingly converted into a dog-friendly holiday home featuring three king-size bedrooms (two with en-suites), spacious sitting room, and a stone courtyard.
Miller’s Loft is a romantic cottage sitting amidst lush green countryside in Erpingham, Norfolk. The luxuriously-appointed cottage offers beautiful views from its generous deck and draws in natural light to the contemporary open-plan living space. Explore the region and relax by the wood burner.
Vaulted beamed ceilings and contemporary comforts greet visitors at 5c Hideways, a coastal cottage just moments from the beaches of Hunstanton. The single-storey cottage promises light and airy open-plan spaces and a sunny courtyard, as well as a sea breeze and access to the coastline of Norfolk.
- Burnham Market
- King's Lynn
- Little Walsingham
- West End
The Norfolk coast wins the hearts of many visitors. Stay in a coastal holiday cottage for a family escape in the bustling Great Yarmouth, with its many traditional seaside attractions, especially fun for the kids. For a lovely day by the sea, Cromer has a beautiful, listed Victorian pier. Dip your toes into some history by visiting the vibrant city of Norwich or the ancient ports of King's Lynn. Also in Norwich is The Theatre Royal, which always has an attractive repertoire of shows on, excellent for an evening out. Should bird watching be what you prefer, you will undoubtedly enjoy a holiday in North Norfolk, as this is reputed to be the UK's birdwatching capital.
Take a ride on the North Norfolk Railway, or bring some snacks to nibble on a village green. For something totally unique, visit Thursford, where the Thursford Collection offers an exciting collection-up of working traditional fairground attractions and other fun oddities. Prepare yourself for lots of lovely discoveries every time you leave your holiday cottage, and be ready to fall in love with this beautiful East Anglian county.