Eastmoor is a tiny hamlet in the county of Norfolk, in Southeast England. Thanks to its location in an area of unspoiled, mostly flat countryside, there are far-reaching views across the surrounding fields and woods. Holiday cottages in Eastmoor are ideal for visitors planning to explore the Brecks, a spectacular expanse of ancient woods and heaths which stretches for almost 400 square miles across Norfolk and the neighbouring county of Suffolk. The hamlet consists of a scattering of homes and farms. There are no shops or pubs, making it the perfect place to unwind and make the most of this beautiful area. In and around Eastmoor, there are many footpaths into the countryside, where you can walk for miles without seeing another soul.

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A mile or two southward, Oxburgh Hall is a must-see on self-catering holidays in Eastmoor. This medieval manor house dates back to the 15th century, with a chapel, woodland trails and a tearoom serving delicious homemade cakes and lunches. Near the manor, in the village of Oxborough, the Bedingfield Arms is a charming pub near the banks of the River Gadder, with a reputation for serving excellent food prepared with the best local ingredients. To the east, a wander around Gooderstone Water Gardens and Nature Trail is highly recommended. Near the gardens, the Swan is another traditional pub serving local ales and a menu of hearty pub classics.

An eight-mile drive northeast of your holiday cottage in Eastmoor, Swaffham is a historic town with some of the region’s most impressive Georgian architecture. There is a fascinating museum and a bustling farmers’ market where you can pick up produce fresh from the Norfolk fields. In and around Norwich Road, Lynn Street and Market Place, there are a variety of family-run businesses, including several excellent restaurants and pubs. Other places to visit near Eastmoor include the city of Norwich, the nature reserve at the Wash, and the Cluniac monastic site at Castle Acre.