The Norfolk coastline is stunning, with golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles in both directions. Brancaster is a fantastic example that you can easily enjoy when you stay at Crosswaye. The comfortable bungalow has recently been updated to provide a high standard of self-catering accommodation for up to four people. It is very popular with couples, families and friends who like that it is in a quiet location yet close to places like Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham, Holme, Hunstanton, the Titchwell RSPB Reserve and The Wash Nature Reserve. It is a five-minute walk to The Ship Inn village pub, and a mile to Brancaster beach and dunes (twenty minutes or less on foot or bike).
This spacious detached cottage is within walking distance of the beach, village shop and a popular pub in the friendly village of Weybourne on the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. There is a lot to see and do, including walking along the coast to Sheringham, cycling through the countryside to Holt, windsurfing, golf and beach fishing. Local attractions include the North Norfolk Railway Line, Muckleburgh Collection, and Cromer Pier. Shrimp Cottage is a welcoming self-catering holiday home sleeping five people in three bedrooms. Its space and layout suits families and friends, with children and dogs welcome.
Sheringham is a perennial favourite holiday destination. The former fishing village has a timeless appeal thanks not only to its beautiful Blue Flag beach but also because of the traditional shops and entertainment as well as its excellent amenities. On a peaceful residential street just a ten-minute stroll from the centre of town, Magnolia Cottage provides comfortable ground-floor accommodation that is level throughout, for up to four guests, giving easy access to favourite attractions in both Sheringham and Holt, as well as Cromer and towns and beaches on the beautiful Norfolk coast.
With a high degree of comfort and style, this luxurious self-catering holiday cottage is ideally located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads in the village of Rockland St Mary, with village pub and nature reserves within walking distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Situated in the Southern Broads in the pretty Norfolk village of Rockland St Mary, The Barn is nicely presented throughout and ideally placed just a short stroll from the village pub and mooring area for leisure boats. With a nature reserve within walking distance, this is an ideal base for anyone who wants to explore the magical waterways of the Norfolk Broads as well as those who enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching and exploring. Norwich City and also the coast are within easy driving distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Sitting in the Broadland village of Rockland St Mary, this dog-friendly cottage is beautifully presented throughout and ideally placed just a short walk from the village pub serving food, and mooring area for leisure boats. Bring your kayak away to explore the waterways, or your bike to enjoy the country lanes. There are also lovely walks, excellent bird watching with a nature reserve within walking distance, and an abundance of attractions including Norwich City and the glorious beaches of the Norfolk Coast. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
With a high degree of comfort and style throughout, this luxurious holiday cottage is ideally located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads in the village of Rockland St Mary with village pub and nature reserves within walking distance. A great holiday choice for those who enjoy walking, bird watching, canoeing/kayaking or exploring with plenty of attractions including Norwich City and also the Norfolk coast within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Kiln is a comfy welcoming retreat providing stylish self-catering enhanced by original features, ideally placed on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders. An excellent base for exploring the many attractions of both counties including the city of Norwich.
Golden Cross is a stylish comfortable holiday home on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders, ideally placed in the picturesque Waveney Valley providing an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of these two beautiful counties including the heritage coastline, historic market towns and Broadland villages.
BimbleBox Barn oozes style and traditional charm and is the perfect choice for families and friends looking to explore Norfolk and its many attractions. Sleeping up to 10 guests in comfort and style, this fabulous barn conversion has a 6 seater hot tub, two log burners, an incredibly social kitchen/diner and a good range of modern conveniences to ensure guest comfort at any time of the year. A mile from the market town of Reepham, there is a pub within walking distance and the Broads and Coast within easy reach by car. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The coast is just footsteps away from this recently refurbished Grade-II listed holiday cottage in Cromer. The beach and pier, together with an excellent array of pubs, cafes and shops are all within walking distance yet the cottage is wonderfully quiet thanks to its location in a private no-through road in a conservation area. The two-bedroom cottage comfortably sleeps up to four people and is ideal for couples and families who want to explore the beautiful North Norfolk coast and countryside.
Families and friends love Thatched Cottage, which sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and is within walking distance of a good country pub. It's spacious enough for friends but cosy so that families will also feel right at home. The period property features oak beams, an enclosed garden with fruit trees and a hot tub, and a Country Living design style. It is in the beautiful Waveney Valley on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, a few miles from Diss and 20 minutes from Thetford Forest. It's a fantastic area for walking, cycling and sailing. Norwich, Cambridge, Southwold and other beaches on the coast are within easy reach for fun-filled day trips.
Fox Cottage sits within ancient common grazing grounds, a few hundred metres from the River Waveney and excellent footpath access. It's perfect for couples or families who don't want a generic holiday cottage, but one full of period character and modern comforts, with space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms. The owners have transformed a simple one up one down property into a spacious and welcoming place where you can relax with some of your favourite people, explore the Broads and the Waveney Valley, and spend days in Norwich, Beccles and on the beaches of the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts.
Treat your family and friends to a holiday in the White House. This charming period holiday home is just minutes from Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, with lovely walks from the door and a location within easy reach of Norwich, Beccles and beaches like Aldeburgh and Great Yarmouth. The 17th-Century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and extended to sleep up to eight adults and four children in four bedrooms. Its garden includes a hot tub, and there is loads of space to spread out and relax or come together and socialise.
With a games room, large living room and three generously sized bedrooms, Seaford Holiday Cottage is ideal for families who like to spread out. There is room for six people to sleep in comfort, and the cottage has a 5-Star Gold rating from Visit England thanks to the high standard of accommodation. Weybourne beach and the Ship Inn pub are both within walking distance, and with attractions including Holkham Hall and Cley Marshes, as well as Sheringham and Cromer all within easy reach, why wouldn't you want to stay here? Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Tucked away in a quiet spot in the heart of Holt with pretty courtyard garden, off-road parking and lovely piano, this characterful romantic holiday cottage provides the perfect base for a relaxing holiday and exploring Norfolk's many attractions. With cafes, pubs, independent shops and a train station within strolling distance, you don't need to have a car to enjoy a holiday in 8 Carpenters Cottage. However, if you do, the coast, country houses and Norfolk countryside peppered with pretty villages and towns are just waiting to be discovered.
Teddy's Retreat is just the perfect dog-friendly holiday cottage. Pretty as a picture, this two bedroom cosy cottage sleeps 4 guests and warmly welcomes up to 5 dogs. With a sunny garden, games barn in the converted dairy, Sky Sports/WiFi and an open fire, it has everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage. Surrounded by glorious North Norfolk countryside there are lovely walks from the front door (including around Sheringham Park which is 5-minutes walk) and has the beaches just two miles away. A true gem of a dog-friendly retreat!
A holiday on the Norfolk coast has a timeless appeal. With space for four guests (plus an additional two for occassional use), The Felbrigg is the perfect holiday home for couples or families who want to be close to beaches like Cromer but who want to retreat to a home-away-from-home where they can spread out and enjoy peace and privacy at the end of a fun day. The barn conversion is part of a larger estate and benefits from facilities that include a heated indoor swimming pool and children's play area. It is just two miles from the New Inn pub and train station at Roughton, and the same distance from Cromer's fantastic Grade II listed pier, Blue Flag beach and superb restaurants. As well as being convenient for beaches like Cromer, Sheringham and Blakeney, The Felbrigg is only a short drive from The heart of the Norfolk Broads National Park and just half an hour from Norwich. Staying in this beautiful barn conversion means you can spend a day on the beach, another bird watching on the Broads and yet another exploring the wonderful city with its rich heritage and well-preserved buildings.
Cromer Flint Cottage is a traditional Norfolk flint holiday cottage located in the popular seaside town of Cromer. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms, and with the beach just a short walk away, it is perfect for families, friends and couples looking for a self-catering holiday by the sea. It’s just a three-minute walk to the town centre and with fantastic walking trails, National Trust properties and gorgeous gardens just a short drive away, you couldn’t be in a better place to explore the beautiful county of Norfolk.
Samphire Cottage is a charming holiday property next to Stiffkey Saltmarshes and close to the Norfolk Coast Path. It is huge, with four bedrooms that sleep eight people, two covered verandahs, and an enclosed garden. The holiday cottage is a favourite with families, including multi-generational families, but would also suit friends. There are gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door, including routes leading to beaches where you can enjoy the sorts of views that make North Norfolk a fantastic holiday destination in every season.
With the beautiful countryside as such a prominent attraction in Norfolk, there are many outdoor pursuits to enjoy both inland and on water. The extensive waterways of the Broads are ideal places for water lovers with rivers branching out in every direction providing a haven for sailors, canoeists, wildlife enthusiasts and those who simply like to relax around water. Known as the capital of The Broads, Wroxham is a bustling town that will give you a true taste of Broadland life with plenty of places to hire a boat and explore the waterways under your own steam.
For those seeking the cry of the gull, head towards the stunning Norfolk coast. With an impressive ninety miles of coastline there are plenty of great days out by the sea. A walkers paradise, there are also over forty miles of coastal path to explore! For those wanting traditional seaside fun, Great Yarmouth and Cromer should be top of your list or alternatively, the never ending golden sands of Holkham and Wells beaches are sure to provide a quiet spot for a picnic.
Norfolk also offers relaxing outdoor activities. A trip on one of the heritage railway lines provides an effortless way of seeing the countryside. Fishing and bird watching are popular with visitors to Norfolk with many nature reserves to visit such as Cley Marshes (Norfolk's oldest and most popular), Hickling Broad and Snettisham to name just a few. For the possibility of seeing something a little more exotic, take a trip to Banham Zoo, voted one of the top zoos in England. Your choices are endless and our Norfolk Holiday Guide can help you plan your visit.
If art and culture appeal, the City of Norwich is the ideal stop. Famous for its festivals throughout the year, the themes range from art and film to food and drink. The Romanesque structure of the Norwich Cathedral is certainly worth visiting and both awe-inspiring and alluring. If you prefer to venture through the streets of the city, The Lanes are part of the historic quarter of Norwich. With cobbled streets and Georgian architecture, The Lanes offer a plethora of independent shops and boutiques to browse. Thinking about architecture in Norfolk would not be complete without the castles and stately homes of the countryside. Holkham Hall, with its very own nature reserve, is a beautiful site, situated close to the Norfolk coastline. The royal Sandringham Estate is also situated in Norfolk, with its museum exhibition of gifts to the Queen as a 'must-see' on any visitors itinerary.
Norfolk is the perfect choice for those craving culture and heritage, as well as nature, adventure, wildlife and the tranquility of water, be it by the sea or on river. With its fantastic architecture, picturesque countryside and some of the country's finest beaches, Norfolk really is a county that has something for everyone.