A brick-built mill converted to a pub overlooks a mill pond in Fakenham.

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The traditional market town of Fakenham lies on the banks of the River Wensum, 25 miles from the city of Norwich.  With its thriving market, independent shops and beautiful waterside, it is an excellent base to explore the county.  Wandering through the pedestrianised town centre from your Fakenham holiday cottage, you will discover a variety of family-run shops and eateries.  The Wisteria is a lovely café serving good coffee, homemade cake and various dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients, while the Old Forge is a renowned seafood restaurant.  Self-catering holidays in Fakenham would be incomplete without a pint of ale at one of the town’s historic pubs.  The Running Horse, The Limes and The Crown are all long-running favourites.

A single storey barn conversion overlooking a patio and securely-fenced lawn.
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6
Bedrooms
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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.

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Exterior of a brick-built holiday bungalow in Fakenham with spacious off-road parking.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Country charm defines Honey Buzzard Barn. The stone-built, pet-friendly, rural holiday cottage in Fakenham sits in a quiet space near Fakenham and boasts exposed beams, a woodburning stove, a country-style kitchen and feature brick walls. A pleasant courtyard provides space to relax, and the delights of Norfolk await.

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Exterior of a stone-built terraced holiday cottage near Fakenham
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4
Bedrooms
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The Dairy Barn is a charming rural holiday cottage near Fakenham 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, exposed beams, a swimming pool, and a games room featuring brick walls and a contemporary setting.

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A shingle path leads up to a stone-built Norfolk bungalow with two long lawns.
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6
Bedrooms
3

Far Barn is a delightful Grade II listed stone cottage near the lovely market town of Fakenham. The pet-friendly Norfolk holiday cottage boasts ample grounds, beautiful gardens, multiple furnished spaces, an interior with exposed beams, sophisticated design features, and an open fire.

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Fakenham’s many historic buildings include a graceful parish church, the tower of which dominates the skyline for miles around. The town has a rich printing heritage, and printing blocks can still be seen on the surface of the marketplace. A market has been held in Fakenham since 1250 and is the place to go for the best fresh produce from the Norfolk countryside. Goods have also been traded at the Corn Hall and Flea Market for centuries. The Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History is well worth a visit, featuring the country’s only remaining gasworks, complete with all the equipment needed to produce gas from coal.

Horse racing at Fakenham Racecourse is another popular day out near Fakenham holiday cottages. At the same time, just outside the town, Pensthorpe Natural Park is home to 700 acres of riverside, woods and lakes. Ten miles north of Fakenham, the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to remote beaches, dunes, marshes and clifftop walks. A scenic drive southeast, Norwich is a beautiful city with a cathedral, a castle and some of Norfolk’s best restaurants.