Holiday cottages in Norfolk
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Garden Cottage sleeps two people, and has been lovingly renovated and finished into a self contained, detached and beautifully presented private cottage nestled in the garden of Emily and Aaron’s home. Located in a residential area of the Georgian town of North Walsham, the cottage is ideally situated for accessing the vibrant city of Norwich, the beauty of the Norfolk Broads and the breathtaking North Norfolk coast line. Only a 3 minute walk to the train station, and good amenities close by.
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Location, location, location! You will be hard pressed to find such a super, stylish little cottage that's got a better view of the quay than this one. And there's a small parking space too. Situated at the far end of Wells harbour, this lovely character cottage enjoys fabulous views from both the kitchen and master bedroom across the quay towards the marsh and sea beyond. Beautifully refurbished, Creek Cottage has been sympathetically updated and furnished in a low key relaxing style with comfort foremost in mind. There are two bedrooms (double and twin) on the first floor, along with a shower room. Down the Norfolk winder stairs on the ground floor is a well-equipped dining kitchen, cosy sitting room and a further bathroom. Outside is a small courtyard with seating. Perfect for enjoying a relaxing glass of wine or two at the end of a busy day. This bijou cottage is a true delight and is sure to be a very popular holiday choice for families, couples and friends. At full tide the harbour comes alive with fishing boats unloading their catch and local sailors setting out and returning from a day's sailing. Step out of the front door of Creek Cottage and you are just a two minute walk from the heart of this popular seaside town - Staithe Street, with its eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants and independent shops to browse selling absolutely everything. If you have left something behind, worry not, you will find it here and when you want to eat out, you are spoilt for choice with eateries to choose from. Additional Information Please note: Creek Cottage has steep Norfolk winder stairs, As with older, character cottages, they are enclosed, steep, curved and narrow. They are wooden with a solid hand rail on one side. Here there is a door at the bottom and a stair gate at the top of the stairs. Sorry, no pets. All bedding provided is synthetic.
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A lovely characterful and cosy cottage located in a private road in the quiet village of Docking, just a few miles from the coast and beautiful Brancaster beach. With vaulted ceilings, exposed brick fireplace and wooden beams, this is a relaxing and romantic couples retreat. Sexton's Yard has a really lovely welcoming feel as soon as you step inside the front door. Managed by the owners who live close by, a stable door opens into the open-plan living area which has a beautiful exposed brick feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove. With comfortable seating and dining space for four people and a Smart television with WiFi and radio the room is great to snuggle up in with a glass of wine. The kitchen is well-equipped and comes with modern appliances and solid oak work surfaces and perfect if you want to cook. Upstairs you will find two stylish bedrooms both with double beds and a shower room. Outside there is a sunny fully-enclosed shingle courtyard garden with garden furniture so you can soak up the rays and dine alfresco or enjoy the homemade cake the owner bakes for you on arrival! Ground Floor: Open-plan living area A stable door leads into the lovely open-plan sitting room/dining area which features painted beams, exposed brick chimney breast with wood burning stove. There is a comfy sofa, wing chair and coffee table with lamp. A window looks out to the front of this charming cottage which has bespoke shutters fitted to the windows. There is a dining table with four chairs and a wall mounted flat screen Smart television with radio and internet. Open-tread stairs lead to the first floor bedrooms. Kitchen A well-equipped galley-style kitchen with shaker style units with oak work surfaces and ceramic sink with mixer tap. Appliances include integrated washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher, fridge with ice box and electric oven and hob with matching cooker hood. There is a microwave and wall-mounted heated towel rail. A window looks onto the front courtyard garden area. First Floor: Master bedroom A lovely room full of character with vaulted ceiling, exposed chimney breast and beams. Double bed with crisp white bed linen, wall lighting and double wardrobe with drawer space, chest of drawers with lamp, mirror. Bedroom two 4' double bed with storage under and crisp white bed linen with cosy throw. Shower room With an electric shower, wash basin and WC with mirror over and storage, electric heated towel rail. Outside: There is a shingle fully-enclosed courtyard area to the front of the cottage, with table and chairs, seating four people making this a great place to enjoy breakfast or al fresco dining. There is a one parking space to the side of Playson Cottage just opposite Sexton's Yard. Additional Information Duvets and pillows are feather. (Synthetic is available, please request this when booking). Due to the age and character of the cottage there is restricted head height in the sitting room which measures 1.73m (68"). One well behaved small dog welcome (small additional charge). Please note the property does not allow puppies or larger breeds.
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Your guide to Norfolk
All About Norfolk
Renowned for its scenic Broads, Norfolk is a patchwork of traditional fishing villages, windswept beaches, grassy marshes, and winding waterways under big skies. The second wealthiest city in the country at the turn of the 18th century, Norwich is Norfolk’s only city and home to a striking Romanesque cathedral with over 900 years of history and a collection of around 30 medieval churches. King’s Lynn draws visitors to its open-air markets, while sweet Cromer crabs are famous throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.
Coastal ingredients loom large here, from salty samphire to indulgent Brancaster oysters. Spot traditional windmills along the tranquil riverbanks, hop on a boat for some excellent birdwatching, or take a leisurely stroll around the Georgian towns of Burnham Market and Holt. Norfolk is one of the least populated counties in England, with huge swathes of shoreline, tidal streams, and secluded coves ripe for exploring and some of the most important wetland areas in Europe.
How do I get around Norfolk?
The county is served by Norwich Airport (NWI), a relatively small hub, which provides routes to and from a number of European destinations and several cities within the UK. The nearest airport with a wider range of flights is Luton Airport (LTN), around a two-hour drive away from most Norfolk cottages. There are two main train routes into Norfolk — one to Norwich and one to King’s Lynn further west — and the North Norfolk Railway offers a heritage steam train experience. The best way to explore the Norfolk Broads’ 125 miles of lock-free waters is by boat, while the famously flat landscape makes the county’s footpaths and cycle routes an attractive option for all abilities.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Norfolk?
The warmer summer months bring families to the county’s pretty seaside towns to enjoy picnics on the sand — look out for swathes of sea lavender on the salt marshes — while Norwich’s narrow streets fill up with students in late September as they return to their classes at the University of East Anglia. Popular coastal activities range from flying kites as the autumn winds blow in to traditional performances at the Pavilion Theatre at the end of Cromer Pier all year round. As temperatures dip, crisp winter days attract birdwatchers to Norfolk’s wildlife-rich waterways, walkers to the sweeping beaches, and foodies to the fireside at traditional pubs. The county’s famous crab is in season between March and October, so look out for fishermen’s stalls and huts on the shoreline.
What are the top things to do in Norfolk?
Grab a fresh crab sandwich from a waterfront stall in Blakeney, less than 15 minutes from the Georgian market town of Holt. Historically a busy port, the village is now home to small independent shops run by generations of the same family and pretty stone cottages. Follow one of the footpaths along the sea wall for a commanding view of the sweeping salt marshes.
Around 45 minutes’ drive from the city of Norwich, Thetford Forest is a tangled mix of heath and pine on the border with north Suffolk. This peaceful pocket of towering trees is Britain’s largest lowland pine forest, spanning over 18,000 hectares and offering plenty of shaded walking routes, cycling trails, and horse-riding paths to explore.
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Norfolk’s grand estates have been home to Tudor queens, world-famous scientists, and renowned sculptors. From the manicured topiary of Blickling Hall to the stained glass windows at Felbrigg Hall, there are centuries of history to soak up in ornate libraries, gilded portrait galleries, sun-dappled orangeries, and walled kitchen gardens.