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 from which 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 a variety of 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.
Country charm defines Honey Buzzard Barn. The stone-built, pet-friendly, rural cottage 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.
Gamekeeper’s Lodge is a Grade II listed cottage surrounded by countryside and a wrap-around garden. The pet-friendly cottage in South Raynham boasts an exterior of Norfolk flint and an interior replete with wood burning stove, stone floors, exposed beams and original features, plus modern style.
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 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.
Far Barn is a delightful Grade II listed stone cottage near the lovely market town of Fakenham in Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage boasts ample grounds and beautiful gardens plus multiple furnished spaces, as well as an interior with exposed beams, sophisticated design features and an open fire.
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, while just outside the town, Pensthorpe Natural Park is home to 700 acres of riverside, woods and lakes. 10 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.