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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Norwich

If you have never taken a holiday in Norwich, you are in for a real treat! This ancient city has everything including centuries of history, friendly pubs and excellent shops, and staying in one of our cottages to rent gives you the ability to explore every part of it. One of the country’s finest and most well preserved Medieval cities, Norwich is a great choice if you want a city break and few days of fine dining, shopping and culture; or you fancy some adventure exploring the magical Norfolk Broads. To make sure you discover all the best bits of Norwich and get the most out of your holiday, read on below. Read more

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52.589414, 1.433759

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

Weekly guide price:
£370 to £730

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.589414, 1.433759

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

Weekly guide price:
£370 to £730

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.589414, 1.433759

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

Weekly guide price:
£295 to £700
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.589414, 1.433759

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

Weekly guide price:
£340 to £700
Short breaks from £60 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.769885, 1.122115

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

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £2900

6-10  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.435532, 0.921940

Mauleys Cottage is a comfortable 17th Century holiday home in the Norfolk countryside, close to Thetford Forest and within walking distance of two excellent pubs and the village shop. It's ideal for families as it sleeps up to six people in the three bedrooms, with loads of space outside for running around and playing and beautiful walks and bike rides from the door. Norwich and Bury St Edmunds are both about half an hour away, while the beaches of the Norfolk Coast are around an hour's drive.

Weekly guide price:
£510 to £997

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.635910, 1.498004

It would be hard to find a better located self-catering cottage in Norfolk than this fantastic property. Sleeping ten people in five bedrooms, it is just a few miles from the Norfolk Broads National Park, the Norfolk Coast and the historical city of Norwich. The accommodation is all on one level with guests having access to shared gardens and the private use of a heated swimming pool (May to Sept), as well as a private garden and patio with a seven-person hot tub. Country walks, sailing and fishing, leisurely cycles, days at the seaside, shopping, theatres and excellent food make this perfect for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£670 to £1975

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.727953, 1.360849

Perfectly placed for exploring the Norfolk Broads, Haven Cottage sits in the picturesque riverside village of Coltishall on the edge of the Norfolk Broads with a choice of great pubs within walking distance for a meal out. Wroxham is only 3 miles away, the historic City of Norwich is 8-miles and Norfolk's stunning coast is just half an hour. Stylish and well-presented throughout, this lovely holiday cottage is perfect for couples and small families.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £875
Short breaks from £130 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.723404, 1.072503

The Forge is perfect for families, who love the open-plan layout, stylish decor and the opportunity to spend time in the idyllic Norfolk countryside simply by stepping out of the door. It is one of three lovely cottages on Sparham Hall Farm and sleeps five people in three bedrooms with a single sofabed if further accommodation is required. The farm is in the Wensum Valley with a mixed environment that includes fishing lakes, a stretch of the River Wensum, water meadows and grassland. The North Norfolk Coast is just over half an hour's drive, while The Broads and Norwich are around half an hour away. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£625 to £1500
Short breaks from £110 per night

5+1  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

52.723404, 1.072503

The Buttery is a beautiful barn conversion on a family-run farm in the Wensum Valley. It is a lovely spot with onsite catch-and-release fishing, beautiful walks and a wealth of birds and wildlife. Norwich, the beaches of the Norfolk Coast, and the Norfolk Broads are all within easy reach for fun days out. The cottage is one of three lovely self-catering properties at Sparham Hall Farm and sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It is ideal for families, couples or friends, including wheelchair users. Local attractions include beWILDerwood, Roaar! Dinosaur Adventure and Pensthorpe Natural Park.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1200
Short breaks from £88 per night

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

52.723404, 1.072503

Sparham Hall Farm is in an idyllic location in the Wensum Valley, half an hour from the Norfolk Broads and beaches like Cromer and Sheringham, and around 20 minutes from Norwich. The owners have renovated a small collection of barns into three comfortable holiday cottages, including the one-bedroom Apple Room, ideal for couples or individuals. There is catch-and-release fishing onsite, beautiful walks through woodland and beside the river, and the sort of peace that is impossible to come by in busy daily life.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £750

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

52.679400, 1.411277

Braemar is a beautiful Grade II listed thatched self-catering cottage in Salhouse in the Norfolk Broads. It sleeps five people in three bedrooms and is finished and furnished to a very high standard throughout. Salhouse Broad, two pubs, and a tearoom are within walking distance. The River Bure is also close and Wroxham is just two miles away. Visitors can walk, cycle, and sail their way around this stunning landscape, making it a wonderful destination for a family holiday in any season. 

Weekly guide price:
£1400 to £1800
Short breaks from £200 per night

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.573765, 0.816198

Providing a warm welcome at any time of the year, Meadow Grove bungalow is the ideal holiday home for guests wanting to explore the unspoilt countryside of Wayland in Norfolk. Sleeping two guests and providing a comfortable living space and outside patio, it is perfect for couples looking for a cosy self-catering base to enjoy this unspoilt area. Located in the market town of Watton, you will find fantastic walking and cycling on your doorstep, with ancient sites, pretty towns and cities and a picturesque Heritage Coastline just a short drive away. 

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £450
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Make the Most of Your Holiday in Norwich

City of Stories - Norwich was the first place in England designated as a UNESCO City of Literature, and it is easy to see why this heritage deserves to be protected. Norwich has two universities, and it is also home to the National Centre for Writing. There are lovely independent bookshops like the award-winning Book Hive which is in the Lanes and close to several excellent cafes so you can spend a lazy morning browsing for a new book before enjoying it with coffee.

Medieval Architecture - Did you know that Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain? It also held the status as Britain’s most important city outside of London for most of the 1700s due to the wealth it generated from trade and industry. These centuries of prosperity mean that the city’s architecture is beautiful and fascinating, with stunning buildings ranging from the magnificent Norman cathedral to the Medieval Guildhall and houses along Elm Hill, Tudor buildings and a beautiful Georgian Assembly Hall. Don’t miss seeing Norwich Castle, now home to an excellent museum and art gallery. After all of that walking, stop by the Gardeners Arms, locally called The Murderers, which has been serving beer since 1530.

Visitors who want to get under the skin of the city and see a side of it few are lucky enough to see should book a tour underneath the KindaKafe.

Shopping in Norwich - There has been a regular market in Norwich since Saxon times, although it was the Normans who laid out the current market square. Nearly 200 stalls sell everything from flowers to footwear every Monday to Saturday, with a smaller selection of stallholders also operating on Sunday. In addition to the market, Norwich has an excellent variety of independent retailers and High Street shops as well as two shopping centres. The main shopping areas focus around The Lanes, Cathedral Quarter and Magdalene Street, with more shops around Timberhill, Elm Hill, The Royal Arcade and Upper St Giles.

Norwich Attractions - There is lots to do in Norwich. Let off some steam in the Rage Rooms, stroll around the Plantation Garden or take in a show at the Norwich Playhouse, Norwich Theatre Royal or the Puppet Theatre.

Day Trips from Norwich - Although there is more than enough to keep you busy in Norwich, you will not regret making time to explore outside of the city as well. If you are short on time, then a walk or bike ride along the 26-mile Marriott’s Way will showcase the beauty of the countryside between Norwich and the market town of Aylsham.

Those with time at their disposal will love having the opportunity to discover other parts of Norfolk. The Broads National Park is just east of the city, in between Norwich and the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth, and the protected environment is perfect for bird watching, sailing and fishing. Alternatively, head 20 miles north to Cromer for more traditional seaside fun and fantastic local lobster and crab. Golf is a favourite pastime, and there are a dozen golf courses within a 25-minute radius of the city.

Norwich has been welcoming visitors for millennia and remains a fantastic choice for a short break or an extended holiday.