King's Lynn is a traditional market town on the Norfolk coast, 44 miles from the city of Norwich and 35 miles from Peterborough. It is the region’s cultural centre, with two theatres: St George's Guildhall and the Corn Exchange, three museums and a number of sports venues. Holiday cottages in King's Lynn are a stone's throw from historical buildings, independent shops and a picturesque riverfront.
Dating back to the 12th century, King’s Lynn was once one of the country's most important ports, and much of the area's maritime past is still evident today. Old merchants' houses are dotted throughout the streets leading down to the river. Striking historic architecture can also be found throughout King's Lynn, including Tuesday Market Place, widely praised as one of England's grandest squares.
Based in the peaceful Norfolk countryside near Kings Lynn, Sheppard's Hut is a quaint bungalow on the outskirts of Terrington St. Clements. A quiet and simple holiday home, it is a perfect base from which to explore the Lincolnshire coast and countryside popular for its trails and wildlife.
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.
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.
A short walk from your holiday cottage in King's Lynn will lead you to many of the area's top attractions. As well as the picturesque market places and traditional architecture, the town is a hub for shopping and dining. Quaint pubs, bars and restaurants sit side-by-side on the riverfront and in the town centre.
No self-catering holiday in King's Lynn would be complete without a visit to the Royal Sandringham Estate. A 20-minute drive from the town, this grand country house is the private home of Queen Elizabeth II, with 20,000 acres of stunning grounds. Set within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the grounds are perfect for countryside walks and picnics in the summer. Visitors with a keen interest in history can also explore King's Lynn's Hanseatic history on the Hanse Trail, following the story of the town's maritime trade past. Holidaymakers can also take the local ferry to cross the estuary and surrounding coastline to get a sense of Norfolk's unique landscape.