Self-catering country cottages and holiday accommodation in Sheringham, Norfolk

 

Sheringham beach on the north Norfolk coast where there are many self-catering holiday homes and cottages
Sheringham beach on a cold November day - still lovely for a walk

Sheringham is a small seaside resort four miles west of Cromer, with a long shingle and sand beach overlooked by a narrow promenade with a few beach huts and a tiny lifeboat Museum. The beach to the west beyond the lifeboat station is backed by cliffs and if you're fortunate you may unearth a fossil. Sheringham - stained glass windows with a marine theme in the public loos

The public toilets overlooking the beach are a novelty in that they feature stained glass windows with a marine theme.

Sheringham beach for self-catering holidays and short breaks Sheringham beach, sand and shingle.  Good for water sports and safe for children
Sandy beach backed by cliffs at Sheringham More of the beach at the east end of town (taken in November)


This is very much an unspoilt town with charming flint adorned cottages. Some of the larger buildings are Victorian red brick or show Dutch gables. It's an ideal town for a day trip; there's a high street with shops selling ice-cream, sea food, sweets and toffees to tempt, plus gift shops, Balinese art, tea shops, and an art gallery with some excellent paintings including a selection by local artist Raymond Leach. It's worth popping in to the gallery to admire these paintings alone.

Sea food os a speciality of Sheringham There are tea shops, restaurants and pubs galore for lunch or a snack. A tiny theatre, bingo, and electronic entertainment centre with slot machines provide amusement for the family.  

Steam trains run to Holt from the station on the North Norfolk Railway. There is also the usual train line to London, without the steam and 'hoo ha' for more serious travellers.

 

 

 

 

Take a steam train ride to Holt from Sheringham Station Sheringham Station on the North Norfolk line for steam train trips to Holt
A steam train at Sheringham Station Platform with 50s style luggage

Traditionally this was a town that made its living from crabbing and fishing and you will still find crab on the menu. National Trust Sheringham Park and Hall are another place to visit in the town with designs by Humphrey Repton. 

It's a perfect place to visit for a run out or short break. Cromer is close by, Norwich only half an hour's drive away. And if you get bored with Sheringham beach there is a selection of other beaches and resorts within easy driving distance. 

One of several pubs serving good food Sheringham for self-catering holidays and ice creams
One of several pubs in Sheringham Ice-cream and rock shop

Self-catering accommodation within driving distance of Sheringham in Norfolk

Sleeps 4  near Thetford Forest,  West of Norwich, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin 

Norfolk Country Cottage , this 4 star rated property is located on the edge of Great Hockham, an unspoilt conservation village near to Thetford Forest.  This is an excellent location for keen walkers and those who want to stay in Norfolk but also close to Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.  It's about a 20 minute drive from the 'Go Ape' experience and the visitor centre.  

This cottage offers a high standard of self-catering accommodation and dates back to the 18th century.  The cottage has a wealth of period features and exposed beams yet is comfortable and offers a charming home from home feel.  There is a lovely country cottage garden along with outdoor seating and parking for 2 cars.  There is plenty of information about local attractions supplied at this cottage including brochures.  There are also books, games and local videos. 

Contact: For availability and bookings,  Telephone: 01953 498277 
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